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Two ways natural gas may be escaping at your meter

Two ways natural gas may be escaping at your meter

Natural gas is leaking – sometimes deliberately – from residential gas meters up and down the state of California. That surprise is buried in state documents, a review by inewsource has found. The leaks don’t mean you’re in danger of an explosion. But tiny amounts of natural gas escaping from gas meters not only cost you money, they can be ... Read More »

Electricity alone powers one quarter of U.S. homes

Electricity alone powers one quarter of U.S. homes

Recently we reported that for climate reasons, some environmental groups are starting to advocate for all-electric homes. Those are homes in which all the appliances including heaters, hot water heaters and stoves run on electricity, not natural gas. When it is burned, or particularly if it leaks out unburned, natural gas contributes to climate change. The electricity we get from ... Read More »

Your climate this week

Your climate this week

Here are a couple of items of climate news from the last few days you might not want to miss. One is a call by two climate scientists. They want us to spend a little more time contemplating what life on Earth could be like by mid-century: the 5 percent possibility that global warming will be catastrophic by 2050. Imagine ... Read More »