Progressive Minded Washington City May Ban Use Of Natural Gas To Solve Hotcoldwetdry

Looking forward to the resulting freakout when their energy bills skyrocket thanks to their own beliefs

To Fight Climate Change, One City May Ban Heating Homes With Natural Gas

As a progressive-minded city nestled where the Cascade mountains reach the sea, Bellingham, Wash., has long been looking to scale back its contribution to climate change. In recent years, city leaders have converted the streetlights to low-power LEDs, provided bikes for city employees and made plans to halt the burning of sewage solids.

But while the efforts so far have lowered the city’s emissions, none have come close to erasing its carbon footprint. Now, Bellingham is looking to do something that no other city has yet attempted: adopt a ban on all residential heating by natural gas.

The ambitious plan set for consideration by the City Council in the coming weeks had already prompted vigorous debate over how much one small city should try to do to avert climate catastrophe, at a time when the federal government was putting less emphasis on halting the trajectory of rising temperatures. (snip)

In places like the Northwest, which benefits from a robust network of hydro-powered electricity, the move to detach from natural gas may be within reach — but at a cost.

Lots of climate cult cities are considering banning new construction with natural gas. Some have already banned new construction

Bellingham is talking about going even further: banning natural gas heating not only in new construction but also in existing homes and businesses.

The article, and the city council, is rather sparse on what home owners and businesses are supposed to do. It is not exactly cheap to convert gas heating and/or fireplaces and/or water heaters and/or stoves to something else. But, hey, if they are Believers, they will be willing to shell out, right?

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10 Responses to “Progressive Minded Washington City May Ban Use Of Natural Gas To Solve Hotcoldwetdry”

  1. ST says:

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    • John says:

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  2. Since America has a net zero population growth, it is reasonable to restrict or even stop new construction of homes. Of course, you would also need to eliminate immigration since that is where our population growth happens. Strange that environmental activists don’t notice that one simple and obvious solution to reducing carbon.

    I can’t imagine the impoverishment that would happen by forcing people with gas heated homes to convert at their own expense, or freeze.

    • Fred Hayek says:

      “Since America has a net zero population growth, it is reasonable to restrict or even stop new construction of homes.”

      Do you plan to prohibit people from moving to new areas, say, to take a new job? Cause they might need a house when they get there. Maybe you just don’t expect any changes in the economy and that the construction industry will disappear.

      Also, the NW has lots of wood. I’d go with wood and maybe charcoal briquettes if denied gas.

  3. Dana says:

    Bellingham is talking about going even further: banning natural gas heating not only in new construction but also in existing homes and businesses.

    It’s nice to know that the undoubtedly well-to-do city council members believe that everyone in their ‘small town’ has the money to throw away their gas heating systems and replace them with heat pumps and baseboard heating.

    Of course, such a move, if passed, would have another significant cost: the legal one of defending itself from the lawsuits which would certainly be filed if the town tried to force owners of existing homes to replace their heating systems.

    Our first winter in our new Kentucky home was a cold one, because when the power goes out, it can stay out, for days, in that we are at the end of the line as far as the power company is concerned. The subsequent summer saw us doing some extensive remodeling, including a gas hot water heater, gas range and gas fireplace; while our primary heat is still electric, if the power goes out again, we’ll still have a warm house.

    Can Bellingham guarantee that the sparktricity will never fail?

    I don’t have to worry about such silliness here, because Kentuckians aren’t stupid and would never try something like that. Oregon is a very blue state, and thus, by definition, there are a lot of stupid people living there.

    • “I don’t have to worry about such silliness here, because Kentuckians aren’t stupid and would never try something like that”

      I used to say that about Virginia too. Never let your guard down. It only takes one election to permanently lose your civil rights.

      • John says:

        Lol
        Kentucky isn’t really that well known for making smart decisions
        More so for allowing child brides and the marrying of cousins
        The state of Washington has some of the lowest electric rates in the whole country
        Mostly from renewables

      • John says:

        Never forget your fears of the FEMA camps Obama almost put you in!!!!

        • Chumpchange says:

          Don’t you fear those same FEMA camps Trump wants to put you in John?

          @JOHN

          In addition to hydroelectric, wind and solar energy, Washington State offers competitively priced natural gas, delivered via pipeline from British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

          Bet your vehemently opposed to Natural gas as well as any kind of PIPELINES arent you>?

  4. Steve says:

    Good thing there are a lot of trees to burn in the Bellingham area.

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