The Peterborough Examiner e-edition

The future is electric

Kudos to Peterborough city council for passing Coun. Joy Lachica’s motion supporting the Ontario Energy Board’s decision to end free gas pipelines for new subdivisions.

Bill 165, the Ford government’s move to quash the OEB decision, is so last century. There’s nothing natural about natural gas (methane), and it makes no sense, financially or climatewise, to tie into something that in a few years will end up being a stranded asset.

And while council is looking toward the future, how about stipulating that all new builds have electrical rough-ins for electric vehicle recharging ?

After all, the future is electric.

Marilyn Freeman, Peterborough





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