A balanced energy plan

Today, homeowners have access to many forms of energy: ultra-low sulfur heating oil, clean-burning propane, natural gas, and electricity. Yet many local governments want to limit choice to electric-powered home heating equipment. 

When pursuing eco-friendly options, electricity isn’t the whole answer. 

Electricity has valuable uses and serious disadvantages. It relies on an aging electric grid prone to widespread power outages and largely dependent on natural gas or coal. Electric heat pumps are also inefficient when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. 

Alternatively, we’ve seen increases in renewable content for traditional fuels like propane and heating oil. These products contribute to a balanced energy plan and a carbon-neutral future. 

Meanwhile, there are efforts to make our electric grid more reliant on clean renewable sources like wind, solar, and hydropower. It’s all a question of how long it’s going to take. 

We anticipate that continued innovations will expand greener energy. We owe that much to our children — and our planet.