As an extension of its June 2018 Northeast 80×50 Pathway, a deep dive analysis into ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, National Grid is on the verge of filing proposals for the future of heat with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to help provide a greater platform to combat climate change by decarbonizing the gas network. Much like natural gas helped lower GHG emissions in the power sector, Bruckner believes that natural gas will play an important role in transforming the heating sector. Achieving the targets outlined in its Pathway means dramatically reducing reliance on the most expensive and most polluting heating fuels: fuel oil, propane and kerosene. New York can achieve this goal by converting homes and businesses to more affordable and cleaner natural gas heat wherever possible and electric heat pumps elsewhere. More >>