The dangers of 'out of sight, out of mind' gas ban policies

Proponents of gas bans consistently overlook the flaws of their proposals, including the most important reality: the U.S. electric grid cannot meet the energy demands of every American household through renewable energy alone — as we saw when outages in Texas left millions without power and, in cases where residents lacked natural gas access in their homes, without heat.

Cities across the nation are pursuing all-electric energy policies that ban the direct use of natural gas in the home, forcing consumers to make the costly transition to less-efficient, all-electric appliances. Given Americans' current reliance on natural gas, the limited availability of renewable energy and the fragility of the U.S. power grid, a lot is at stake when untested policies are forced on consumers.