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ckkatz11/24/2019 9:49:51 am PST

A thought on higher fuel prices.

A lot of non-urban folks heat their houses with fuel oil. Tripling the cost of fuel would raise their heating costs thousands of dollars a year. Replacing the heating system would also cost thousands of dollars.

I wonder if rural infrastructure and grid could sustain the electricity demands for all electric heating. And I wonder if a lot of the older housing stock could also manage it without extensive renovation beyond just furnace replacement.

As an aside, my ex’s parents who lived in rural Virginia had a wood fired boiler heating system.