I’ve been following reports of cities banning natural gas in new residential construction and retrofitting those already using electric appliances. Given how unreliable electric companies have become, this seems like a perfect scenario for creating unintended consequences. Gas stoves can be used during power outages by lighting them with a match or lighter. With all-electric kitchens, cooking would be impossible during an electrical power outage.
That may be no big deal for short outages, but frequently loss of electrical power extends into hours, days and weeks.
Power outages have reached an all-time high. If we really want to move away from gas, it seems obvious we must first address the unreliability of electrical appliances.