Cost of housing to rise if ‘carbon tax’ approved - WCAX

Nice idea, Burlington, to reduce carbon emissions. But your plan will raise the cost of housing, rely on ineffective cold weather heating systems, and burn more carbon-emitting wood than ever.

"The limitations on electricity are, the colder it gets, the less efficient heat pumps, electric heat pumps become. Electric resistance heat pumps are by far the most expensive way you can heat buildings in Vermont,” said Matt Cota with the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association. He says the proposal also isn’t as clean as some might think. “There’s been a false narrative that allowing putting a ban on natural gas in Burlington will somehow solve the climate crisis and that just doesn’t jibe with reality. The reality is, the electricity that fuels most of Burlington comes from a wood-burning power plant.”"

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-11 18:46:36 -0500