Home electrification: Why cities are phasing out natural gas
For once I published something timely 😉
It's a random coincidence, but natural gas was in the news this week with articles like “Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source than we thought,” in National Geographic. If you read any of those articles and wondered what's being done about the natural gas issue, enter Home electrification: Why cities are phasing out natural gas. In this episode, the lovely and brilliant Diane Bailey from Menlo Spark in Menlo Park California explains how and why cities in the Bay Area are phasing out natural gas.
The problem with natural gas
In a nutshell, natural gas is a fossil fuel that contributes to climate change and pollution. Many of us, including myself, have natural gas stoves and appliances. They're the norm in most homes and office buildings. But as our society transitions toward clean energy and our old appliances need to be replaced, it's important to understand why we should consider electric appliances instead.
To learn more, listen to the episode or read the Q & A on the blog. Diane explains it all much better than I ever could 😉
On a personal note
I've been wrestling with how to better serve readers, the circular economy movement, and my business for a while now. I've been working under the conventional wisdom that I should produce a lot of content and send a weekly email because otherwise, you'll forget about me. But I want to spend my time creating high-quality content, not a large volume of content. I think that's what you want too. So a few things are changing:
The newsletter will come out a few times per month rather than every week. This will allow me more time to focus on creating quality content, interviewing more inspirational change leaders like Diane on the podcast, and working with more companies I believe in.
Certifications I'm also continuing my education in circular economy and sustainability by working on more certifications. I know this movement is still tiny today, especially in the United States. But I believe it will continue to grow, and knowledge will be the key to growing with it.
Coming up soon: How one business makes upcycling work.