Avoids using carbon-based gas for heating, enables using existing furnaces thereby saving huge costs for homeowners, and enables dual heating sources (both gas and electric) to accommodate power outages.

Environmentalists insist all gas utilities should be shut down and only electricity is acceptable. That would require electrical infrastructure changes and potentially expensive non-carbon-based electricity generation systems to be added.

Source: National Grid pushes back on all-electric NY. It has another idea for heating your home – syracuse.com

By EdwardM