This mantra of an environmental movement that would curtail the direct-use of natural gas for heating buildings and hot water is an ironic twist on Henry David Thoreau sitting on Walden pond: “Simplify, simplify,” he wrote. That refrain—helpful today in a technology-saturated life—was written in reaction to American industrialization.
The call to electrify all appliances—and end the direct-use of natural gas—comes in reaction to climate change. It is part of a strategy to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. The principle is simple enough. If the world converts its modes of transportation and heating to electricity, and electricity is provided eventually without fossil fuels, the environment will be cleaner and sustainable. All citizens of the world favor a cleaner and sustainable planet.
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