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Guest opinion: How to get on board with Menlo Park's climate action plan

Original post made on Sep 27, 2021

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park residents Brielle Johnck and Steve Schmidt write about questions they have in response to a potential ordinance requiring a switch from gas appliances to electric appliances.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, September 26, 2021, 10:27 AM

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Sep 27, 2021 at 9:50 am

Joseph E. Davis is a registered user.

A more basic question is whether one should get on board with this radical and expensive proposal at all.

Posted by Betsy Roble
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 28, 2021 at 9:07 am

Betsy Roble is a registered user.

Regarding the hand-wringing about converting Menlo Park to an 'all-electric' community to lower our contribution to global warming by phasing out the use of natural gas: How does our carbon 'footprint' compare to a coal-fired power plant?

China plans to add over 300GW of coal-fired power by 2030, which equates to hundreds of new coal-fired power plants being constructed in the next 9 years. Web Link

While I fully support a cleaner environment and preemptively agree that doing nothing is not an answer, I am equally convinced that China deeply appreciates Menlo Park's efforts to slow global warming and will send along an thank you note - right after they finish laughing at us.

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