Bonkers! Berkeley, California bans natural gas in new homes

Posted by $ Solver 7 months ago to News
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This battiness is all due to climate panic.

“There are no words adequate to describe the degree of craziness. Suffice it to say it measures the equivalent of 10 on the Richter scale for political lunacy, even for Berkeley, the most radical city in the most radical of these 50 states. Berkeley, California has always stood out as the vanguard of wackiness but now it has descended down to the ninth level and made a suicidal energy pact with itself. It has banned natural gas in new buildings and hired a $271,000 apparatchik to make sure the trigger is pulled, much like the guards Jim Jones ordered to make sure the folks at Jonestown drank the poison.”

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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 7 months ago
    This is Technocracy folks , pure and simple.
    The science czars using climate change as a pretense to decide what you can use for energy. What till you are assigned a quota of energy units with rfid chips adding it all up. They will loot you till the $ runs out.
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  • Posted by NealS 7 months ago
    If this makes any sense whatsoever, then California will become the first state to ban trucks and automobiles. I can see it coming, rapid transit everywhere. Opps, that's right they even crash them occasionally. I thank God I got out of there many years ago, but fear some of it lunacy has been spreading across the borders.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 7 months ago
    Genius! /s/

    Use electricity for heating, cooking and hot water. It is about 40% efficient to use electricity, and well over 90% efficient (up to 98%) to use gas.

    The thing they ban is over two to one better for the objective they seek. Idiocrysy! This should make every single news outlet to define stupid.
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  • Posted by term2 7 months ago
    I wonder if pellet stoves are allowed still? They burn compressed wood pellets you get in like 50 lb bags. Thats probably next, leaving only electricity to heat homes. Of course, how does electricity get made?
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  • Posted by $ 7 months ago
    The auth-left in Berkeley is in a constant panic and won’t let rational people using the free market and the technology it derives to voluntarily solve energy problems, so people are forced to suffer.
    Unfortunately this often spreads.
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  • Posted by $ WilliamShipley 7 months ago
    Well, there was a push for the "all-electric" house in the 1960''s -- of course then we were going to have nuclear power that made electricity 'too cheap to meter'.

    We still could if we put effort into Thorium development and stopped considering nuclear energy evil.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 7 months ago
    This goes hand in hand with the state legislature decreeing that any new homes must incorporate solar power arrays. For the Los Angeles area, all of this is somewhat trivial, as heating and air conditioning are rarely needed in that always temperate climate. For northern California, it only creates an impossible burden for anyone with a less than quarter million dollar annual income who wants to own a single family home.
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    • Posted by term2 7 months ago
      I disagree about the lack of need for a/c. I lived there for many years, and it gets quite hot in the summer. Plus all you have to do is go 50 miles east of LA and its unbearably hot in the summer and dips to the 20's even at night in the winter.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 7 months ago
    I thought natural gas was cleaner than other non-renewable energy sources. It's hard to imagine it's worse to burn it in a home or building than it is to burn it in a plant to turn turbines to generate electricity, then to transmit that power, and then to turn it back into heat. I thought it was better to burn it directly.
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  • Posted by chad 6 months, 4 weeks ago
    I have a house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and there is only me, they need to make it against the law to live alone, send some of the illegal immigrants my way.
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