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The KJ Show #53

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Dr. Katherine Johnson is President of Johnson Consulting Group. For 30 years, Dr. Johnson has worked closely with investor-owned, rural electric cooperatives, and municipal energy utilities...

Every week, I host 'The KJ Show,' which offers a mix of breaking news and practical advice on how the energy industry affects the consumer. During this fast-paced show, I combine weekly energy updates with conversations with leaders in the energy efficiency community.

After each show, I'll share it here with the Energy Central Community in case you were unable to join me live.

The KJ Show #53 - Range Wars: The Fight Over Ovens, Furnaces and Water Heaters

The debate over "clean and green" energy is coming to our homes and favorite neighborhood restaurants. Jurisdictions across the US and Europe are implementing bans on residential connections for gas-fired appliances, including stoves, furnaces and water heaters. Wood-fired pizza overs are under fire in New York as government agencies are worried about the potential damage from GHG emissions. Wood-fired pizza ovens are banned in several Italian cities.

But this debate is just beginning! A California court overturned the legitimacy of the City of Berkeley's ban on gas stoves even as other cities like New York and Eugene, OR, are considering enacting similar restrictions in their towns. Although these bans only target new construction, European jurisdictions are considering banning gas-fired appliances in existing homes.

However, these unilateral bans on gas-fired equipment do not address the following critical issues: electricity costs three to more times more than natural gas; most restaurant chefs prefer using natural gas as it is an optimal way to control the heat (and Italian chefs love their pizza ovens); and the costs to retrofit existing homes and buildings to comply with these new regulations are out of reach for most customers.

More about the show and how you can participate:

The KJ Show on is every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Eastern. This fast-paced show combines energy updates with conversations with leaders in the energy efficiency community. Each show will also include a live call-in segment the audience can ask their questions and share their opinions about some of the hottest topics in energy today. Katherine shares insights on the changes in the industry drawing on her experience as a consultant in the energy efficiency industry for the past 30 years. Join the conversation live at 11 a.m. Wednesdays by calling 866-451-1451 to talk about the changes and innovations in the energy efficiency industry.

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Past shows are broadcast on a variety of Internet platforms including YouTube, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, IHEART Radio, and multiple international platforms.

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