October 2023 - For all that have breath
As United Methodists, we understand that our responsibility as caretakers of God’s planet includes ensuring a healthy, abundant creation for future generations. Much of the solution to the climate crisis is just doing two things: getting all the carbon out of our electricity supply, and then electrifying everything we can.
Our breath links us to all that has breath, and even to the trees and plants, who exhale oxygen for us to inhale.
We cannot take clean air for granted, and we already are breathing in a damaged climate caused by burning fossil fuels.
We are using our breath to speak out for a safer, cleaner, and more efficient future where everything is electric and powered by clean energy.
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We had an electric induction cooktop demonstration with a special treat and a conversation about the harms of gas and the benefits of electrification.
We discussed how to make a plan to switch to electric appliances when your old gas appliance dies and how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has made it easier to electrify our homes, save money, and help the U.S. meet our climate goals.
We also discussed why the energy efficiency EmPOWER program needs to be strengthened and how to support it and the local campaign to electrify Howard County by requiring all new buildings and major renovations use electric appliances.
To help green our electricity grid, we held another event to discuss community solar and how you can save at least 10% of your electricity bill by joining a solar farm. Anybody who pays an electric bill can get the benefits of affordable, clean solar energy without installing anything on your roof or paying any fees.
Important Update About Wind Power for Your Home
Please check your utility bill to see if you are currently signed up for renewable energy like wind power through a third-party supplier such as WGL. We recommend that you do not renew your higher-cost wind supplier contract and cancel it as soon as possible. This model is not working as indented for creating new renewable projects and has become quite expensive.