Gas cooking? Not if the buyer’s needle plan has passed. Mulshin

Tony Buko is a Republican from Morris County. A.D. He recently criticized the state’s energy master plan, which calls for the complete completion of natural gas by 2050.

“While some people value the environment by using full appliances, others have a legal risk of losing their natural gas capacity to heat their homes, cook, or run a backup generator. Or when the refrigerator is out of order. ”

When I called Bukon on Thursday, there were more than 60,000 homes and businesses in New Jersey without electricity.

Buko’s house in the rural area of ​​Boko Haram was not among them. But in the previous hurricanes, it lost power.

“When a tree comes down here, it will take some time to fix it,” he said.

It’s a big problem. Pam needs electricity and can’t get water without it. The sewer system is also based on electricity.

Like many of his neighbors, Buco plans to install a natural gas generator.

“Instead of washing their toilets and going to the hotel,” says Buko, “many people are now working on generators to cook their food.”

It is best to install that generator quickly.

That master plan calls for a “100 percent clean energy transition by 2050,” and natural gas does not meet the state’s definition of “clean energy.”

The Federal Energy Information Administration has a more positive view of gas. According to the EIA website, “Natural gas for combustion produces almost all of the pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions instead of burning coal or oil products to produce the same amount of energy.”

ESA also tells us that natural gas is the state’s main source of electricity and provides only 5 percent of renewable energy.

He also tells us, In 2018, three out of four New Jersey families will use natural gas as their primary fuel. ”

However, according to the master plan, “New Jersey’s natural gas consumption has dropped by less than one-fifth of today’s levels.”

The plan does not say how this will be done, but in other states the government is calling for homeowners to switch from gas heaters and appliances to electricity.

The administration has not set a timetable to achieve that goal. But when he unveiled the plan last year, Governor Phil Murphy New Jersey said it planned to “lead the country by” freeing centuries of addiction to fossil fuels. “

“In 10 years, I will make sure that every state meets face to face,” says Murphy.

Probably says Miron Abel. Abel, an energy specialist at the Free Market Competitive Enterprise Institute, said many states, like New Jersey, have long-term plans. But they do not work in the short term.

“He’s crazy,” I called Abel. Compare these constructive and completely impossible plans with exactly what is happening in California and Arizona.

In California, planners wanted to move as much as wind and sun into renewable energy. But they soon learned that they needed a constant supply of electricity when the sun did not rise and the wind did not blow.

“California people continue to say they want to get rid of gas, but there is a declining demand for gas, and California has ordered six strong plants,” he said.

“Growing plants” burn natural gas when there is a shortage of renewables. In drought-stricken Arizona, the Salt River Project requires a consistent source of energy to move water to cities such as Phoenix.

The Salt River project has agreed to spend about $ 1 billion on 16 new natural gas factories.

At least they have a lot of sun outside the West. According to Abel, the situation here in New Jersey is different.

“You have a special challenge in New Jersey,” he said. “It’s not sunny. You don’t have a lot of sea breeze, and sea breeze is very expensive. ”

Our 33,000-mile distribution network is to deliver natural gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses. Does the needle management really want to reduce its supply to that system by four-fifths?

I could not get morphine by phone, but State Senator Bob Smith was pleased to discuss it. Middlex Democrats, a strong environmentalist, said he would sponsor a draft plan to include the master plan in the legislation.

“There is a way to deal with this climate change, and to make sure everything is powered by electricity and renewable energy,” Smith said.

When I asked if this would require homeowners to switch from gas to electricity, Smith said, “Every cursed week people change their homes. They install sewage pumps and French sewers to cope with the effects of climate change.

For me, I already have a drainage pump.

But I’m sure I want to keep my gas stove.

Also – read my column on how natural gases are In fact, for the description of the CO-2 levels

Opposing pure natural gas is a form of worship rather than political activity. The leader of the cult was Bill McKibben. Anti-tuberculosis activity on Ludite nature taken from that column

Make the man responsible Bill McKibben’s name. He is an environmentalist who has declared jihad on all pipelines. Its purpose is to “keep it in the ground” – in the name of its campaign against fossil fuels.

“Every fossil fuel infrastructure must compete,” McKiben said. “Every month delays add new costs; Every unstable situation makes investors right.

Read the whole thing.

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