Santa Barbara is the latest city in California to consider phasing out fossil fuels by requiring new construction to be all-electric. But with extreme weather events that can knock power out in an instant, some residents worry putting all our eggs in the electrical basket is unsafe. Supporters say making smart investments in solar panels and batteries will boost our safety and self-reliance while the electric grid becomes more secure.
No gas stoves or gas heat? Santa Barbara considers going all-electric in new construction
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Future homes could be all-electric in Santa Barbara if council passes gas ban
UPDATE: On July 20, Santa Barbara City Council unanimously voted to ban natural gas construction for projects with building permits issued after January 1, 2022.
How natural gas companies use social media stars to influence consumers
The fossil fuel industry has been trying to garner public support for 90 years. Since the 1930s, advertising campaigns have boasted the benefits of using natural gas.