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2019, 11 Nov 20

San Francisco Bans Natural Gas Hookups

No more clean, efficient, natural gas for them.

  • San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors votes to ban natural gas in new buildings, saying the legislation will help the city cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety
  • The legislation will apply to more than 54K homes and 32M sq. ft. of commercial space in the city’s development pipeline; any building that applies for a permit after June 2021 will be subject to the requirements, although an amendment to the ordinance allows restaurants to apply for a waiver to use a natural gas stove until the end of 2022.

2019, 11 November 2020


  1. Mar

    Maybe San Fran should care more about their homeless population than this.
    Shows once again that liberals have about 5 brain cells each. Basically, they are retarded.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    I’m confused when did natural gas shift from clean burning darling of environmental left to heinous evil of environmental left?

    I missed that memo at the leftist PC insanity meeting?

  3. steveegg

    Easy, Kevin.  Natural gas became enemy number one when it effectively became the last fossil fuel standing.

    Oh, and the solar farms and wind farms will become enemy numbers one and two when they’re the last source of electricity standing.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    That makes it no less shocking for me.    I had no idea environmental lefties now considered natural gas evil.

    Do lefties understand a lot of electricity comes from natural gas burning plants?

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Its settled.

    We power things with leftist whiners chained to a stationary bike, hooked to a generator, with an ancient ship slave style drumbeat and “overseer”.

    That solves all problems with lefties.

  6. MjM

    Xcel Energy sez:

    Because low temperatures and other conditions unique to winter are not the only cause of low renewable generation in MISO, we also looked to the summer months as potential case studies. July 29, 2018 was an especially windless day. During the 8:00 a.m. hour, the entire MISO wind portfolio (over 17,000 MW at that time) had a combined output of minus 11 MW – meaning the wind turbines that were online were taking more power than they were producing. This hour was part of an approximately 110 hour sustained stretch in which the combined output of all wind resources in the MISO footprint fell well below the accredited values used in present planning processes.

    [Note: The MISO region spans from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.]



    For example, MISO experienced a low wind day July 29, 2018, where wind produced below the accredited levels for more than 100 consecutive hours. Another example is during the most recent polar vortex when the vast majority of wind turbines shut down due to extreme cold temperatures.



    While the polar vortex involved extreme weather conditions that affected wind production especially, February 5, 2019 was a normal winter day that offers another example where Gross Load was at, or near, Net Load (Gross Load minus contributing renewable resources) for a significant number of hours. Between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., there were 16 consecutive hours where Net Load was over 5,400 MW. Due to the duration and magnitude of this shortfall, neither DR nor energy storage could substantially contribute to reducing the Net Load, at least for the entire period. During this period, all wind and solar resources on the system combined to have an average hourly capacity factor of six percent, and there were particular hours when neither wind nor solar resources had a capacity factor greater than three percent.


    Read it here:

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