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      09-12-2019, 06:02 PM   #42

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Originally Posted by cjb762 View Post
I'm not saying you or your buddy are wrong - or even that banning NG right now is a good thing - but if the estimates on the Washington Gas website is to be believed, the cost of electric heat doesn't seem THAT much higher than gas heat - less than $300 per year (<$25 per month). I mean, it's not nothing, and there are many people who it would be a lot for, but it doesn't seem like it would be enough to stop a development.
I think electric is generally cheaper to install as well.
The problem is using NG to produce electricity results in 2/3 rds of the energy to greenhouse gas whereas using it directly as heat results in 10 to 15% going into greenhouse gasses.