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Guest opinion: Natural gas ban is important step for climate protection

Original post made on Nov 22, 2019

In a guest opinion in the Nov. 15 issue, Mountain View resident and Carbon Free Mountain View board member IdaRose Sylvester writes about why she supports the city's natural gas ban.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:58 AM

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Posted by jay Ess
a resident of another community
on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:01 pm

While natural gas does pollute a bit more than solar electricity, limiting gas in residences will not eliminate using gas.

After dark we do not get solar. Most of our electricity is generated in Moss Landing by burning natural gas. It s cheaper for residents to by the gas than to buy electricity generated with gas.

Until we have a way of storing solar energy for later use the gas is cheaper and safe. Make them put in tankless water heating which is using gas only on demand and pilot lights which are electronic and not burning all the time.

And remember that electricity is not totally PGand E has learned that electricity can cause fires.

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Posted by Only A BIT MORE!
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm

> natural gas does pollute A BIT MORE than solar electricity
> PGand E has learned that electricity can cause fires


Only A BIT MORE! And I guess you are claiming that allowing gas will mean we don't need PG&E power lines at all?!? Totally safe from PG&E by allowing gas!

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