"Is Banning Natural Gas For Residential Heating Smart?"
- Jun 3, 2021 9:02 pm GMT
There is a U.S. movement to ban natural gas for residential heat to reduce CO2 emissions, but are there downsides that we should consider? What is the cost of residential heating electrification to utility ratepayers, and is this efficient?
U.S. Energy Demand
In the 39 years from 1980 to 2019, U.S. natural gas residential demand grew 9.5% in total, from 4.73 quadrillion BTUs to 5.18 quadrillion BTUs. Electricity demand doubled during that period from 2.45 quadrillion BTUs to 4.90 quadrillion BTUs.
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.