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SanFran bans gas furnaces (by Tony [NJ]) Mar 17, 2023 8:23 AM
       SanFran bans gas furnaces (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Mar 17, 2023 2:14 PM
       SanFran bans gas furnaces (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Mar 17, 2023 3:16 PM
       SanFran bans gas furnaces (by mike [CA]) Mar 23, 2023 4:22 PM
       SanFran bans gas furnaces (by Don [PA]) Apr 6, 2023 11:52 PM

SanFran bans gas furnaces (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 8:23 AM

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San Francisco Bay Area Bans Gas Furnaces and Water Heaters

Joel B. Pollak

3–4 minutes

Regulators in the San Francisco Bay Area voted Wednesday to eliminate the sale and installation of natural gas-powered furnaces and water heaters over eight years beginning in 2027, ostensibly to limit air pollution.

The vote was the latest step taken by lef t-wing jurisdictions against natural gas — a convenient and relatively clean-burning source of fuel.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported (original links):

Bay Area regulators voted Wednesday to adopt rules to phase out the sale and installation of natural-gas furnaces and water heaters over the next eight years, one of the most ambitious plans in the country to replace gas appliances with electric alternatives.

The rules, approved by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, are meant to reduce air pollution from some of the worst home-appliance offenders. The main pollutants targeted are nitrogen oxides, or NOx, which can cause acid rain and smog as well as increase risk for asthma and other respiratory diseases.

People will be able to repair their gas appliances if they break — but the rules take effect when existing gas-powered furnaces or water heaters no longer work and need to be replaced. New construction will also be required to have zero-NOx — effectively, electric — furnaces and water heaters.

The new policy does not affect gas stoves, but follows a 2020 decision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to ban the installation of natural gas lines in new buildings. It also comes just weeks after a controversy over a proposal by the B iden administration to consider banning the sale of new gas stoves.

Demo crats oppose natural gas, even though its adoption has allowed the U.S. to produce fewer carbon dioxide emissions while growing its economy, because it is still a fossil fuel and is often extracted through fracking.

Elsewhere in Los Angeles, the “Green New Deal” proposed by then-Mayor Eric Garcetti (confirmed Wednesday as U.S. Ambassador to India) seeks to phase out natural gas power plants, despite possible electricity shortages.

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Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Br eit bart News and the host of Bre itbar t News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

SanFran bans gas furnaces (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 2:14 PM

I wouldn't live in California. The problem comes when our fearless leader makes a presidential decree that applies to all states. The president is not supposed to be able to make laws, but no one seems to object to it.

SanFran bans gas furnaces (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 3:16 PM

If long distance trucking was eliminated where all rail lines were electrified that would reduce and green house gases significantly as natural gas produces less pollution then diesel. For furnace, water heaters and gas boilers with the existing infrastructure burning hydrogen is possible with new equipment. Converting existing buildings to net zero is a real challenge with older buildings. Here all the restaurants use natural gas along with all laundromats use commercial natural gas clothes dryers. High speed passenger trains would eliminate a lot of the domestic flights. What happened in Italy the airline Alitalia went bankrupt as people started to high speed passenger trains which can reach speeds of 350 Km/hr where in one day could return home. The problem with Socialists is they live in some of a dream world far from reality. Now a lot of the technology is not even being made.

SanFran bans gas furnaces (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Mar 23, 2023 4:22 PM

they can try. there will be nearby counties where the appliances are still available and the tradesmen will get the ones they need there. san fran is the stupidest city in the whole state. --75.80.xx.xx

SanFran bans gas furnaces (by Don [PA]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2023 11:52 PM

Yep, and the houses that still have cheap, efficient natural gas for heat and hot water will command a higher rent.

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