“With the current workforce I would say it’s impossible,” TJ Poor, director of planning for the Department of Public Service, said. “I don’t think 700 people could do this many weatherization union units.”
As the House Energy Committee begins its review of S.5, the committee would be well served by reviewing the PUC’s 2021 Report to the Legislature where the issue of affordability was analyzed in great detail.
Exposing young people to perpetual fear campaigns — especially when they are captive audiences in public schools — knowing as we do that it leads to adverse mental health outcomes, should be equally banned.
Heile, Miller and Kleppner bring to mind the Joseph Goebbels quote about the best propaganda trick being to accuse your opponents of that which you yourself are doing.
The Vermont Climate Council wants us all to keep warm with electric heat pumps, to defeat the menace of climate change. Here’s another report from a heat pump user to keep in mind.
In as much as the PUC has already told the Legislature that heat pumps are not “affordable,” why is the Democrat controlled Legislature still pushing Vermonters to install heat pumps? This bill should die in the House Energy Committee.
“The good news is the units did reduce our oil usage quite a bit, probably 75 to 80 percent. However, our monthly electricity bill increased by over $300 dollars! With the astronomical installation costs, we won’t break even on these units until long after our kids have graduated from college in 17 years.”
With S.5, our elected representatives aren’t “asking” us to pay more to heat our homes with oil, propane, natural gas, and kerosene, they are forcing us to do so.
While S.5’s start has been postponed for two years, my wife and I are considering converting our 200-year-old home and our transportation needs to all-electric. We obtained cost estimates from our electrician and heating contractors, and from Tesla. Here are our discoveries.
Lawmakers who are intent on pushing through the clean heat standard have been stacking the deck against small, mom-and-pop fuel dealers who stand to lose the most if the clean heat standard becomes law.
If the result of implementing the Global Warming Solutions Act were to mean causing an electricity shortage and price spike in our most populous city/county, negatively impacting politically favored entities such as Burlington Electric, Vermont Gas and UVM, the GWSA would more than likely cease to be a viable state policy.
Marches, protests, anti-S.5 events with hundreds of folks in yellow vests. It paints a picture that will travel around the internet and the world. You’ll find advocates and experts in all corners willing to step up and point out why this won’t do what they say at any price.