Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2023, 8:16 PM

Move to Electrify Puts US Security at Risk, Gas Industry Argues

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

The push by the Biden administration and some activists to electrify heating and cooking to reduce carbon emissions puts US energy and economic security at risk, energy industry leaders said Thursday.

Natural gas should be central to decarbonization and climate goals, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the American Gas Association, told Bloomberg Law on the sidelines of a forum in Washington hosted by the US Energy Association.

The AGA, a trade group representing natural gas distribution utilities that serve 187 million customers, sees a challenge in 2023 from the Energy Department’s electrification push, Harbert said. Those moves include backing ...