I have dedicated significant resources and time to reducing greenhouse gas emissions for Cubby customers, principally by delivering Bioheat SuperPlus™ fuel — a cleaner, greener form of heating oil — since 2010. I also served on the Governor’s Clean Heat Commission as an energy retailer with actual experience in installing and servicing heat pumps and conventional heating and cooling equipment.
So, it is extraordinarily frustrating that the state now seems to be opting for the most narrow, expensive and disruptive path to impact GHG reduction, namely forced electrification. If these measures are implemented, they will be so costly, painful and risky that they will trigger a backlash from everyday people who will turn their back on climate change efforts.
Here’s what they’re now considering:
It’s been discouraging to watch the state continue to ignore the cost-effective benefits of Bioheat® fuel while Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York mandate increased blend levels in every gallon of heating oil sold. Bioheat SuperPlus fuel reduces emissions in a significant way, at much less cost and disruption than narrow electrification. Instead, the state seems bent on eliminating all on-site combustion — including gas stoves and dryers, gas fireplaces and any fossil-fuel heating system — regardless of risks, costs and personal preferences. And they have been disingenuous (to say the least) about how much this will cost everyone.
I know this is an important topic for many of you, and I would be happy to discuss it with you. I’m a big fan of reducing GHG emissions. I’m not a fan of the state’s game plan, and you shouldn’t be, either. Please reach out to your state legislators to let them know you value choice and oppose these efforts. Our future depends on it.
Thank you for being a loyal customer. My family appreciates the trust and confidence you have placed in us to be your home comfort provider.