In Jon Mays’ March 10 column, you stress the importance of accurate and complete information in moving forward on electrification. In that vein, here are some thoughts.

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OSHA says 100 ppm (.0001%) of methane is safe for adults over an 8 hr period. NOAA says the actual amount of methane in the atmosphere is only .6 ppb (.000000006%). There is no proof that anyone has died from current levels of methane in the atmosphere.

Terence Y

Here we go again… Mr. Swire, perhaps you don’t realize that 50% of your electricity comes from natural gas-fired power plants, which is why Newsom saw fit to fire up a number of gas plants to make up for demand. As Mr. van Ulden pointed out, gas stoves that you refer to are exempt from these short-sighted bans on water heaters and furnaces. BTW, when’s the last time your gas supply went out, as opposed to the multiple times you’ve lost electricity?


Thank you for the great letter, Mike!

Dirk van Ulden

Yes Mike - as you point out the dangers of a gas stove as a major polluter, don't you find it strange that the proposed rules on eliminating gas appliances exempt gas stoves? Don't fall for this propaganda. It is time to stock up on gas water heaters and furnaces. I am sure the all electric crowd that has been without power for days and weeks are fully behind you.

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