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Your Energy, Your Choice: Why Freedom Matters in Energy Decisions


Life is full of choices: Where to live, what career to pursue and even what to have for dinner tonight. These choices paint a picture of who we are and what matters to us. At LANGD, we believe the same applies to your energy choices, and we believe you should always have the power to choose the energy source that best meets your needs. 

However, not everyone feels the same way about choice when it comes to energy. Advocates for the recent trend of “electrification” propose moving to an all-electric, single-source model that eliminates the use of natural gas entirely – stripping consumers of their ability to choose the energy source that best fits their needs and budget. 

In 2019, the city of Berkeley, California, became the first in the United States to ban natural gas. Since then, several other cities have passed similar legislation. 

Thankfully, Floridians don’t have to worry about their right to choose being restricted anytime soon. In July 2021, House Bill 919 went into effect – preventing local governments from banning fuel sources and marking a major step in the right direction to ensure consumer choice is a top priority. 

The “one-size-fits-all” approach to energy that the electrification movement pushes not only undermines consumers’ right to choose but also often stems from common misconceptions, which is why fully understanding the unique characteristics of different energy sources like natural gas is crucial before advocating for widespread adoption of any single solution.

Natural gas offers a multitude of benefits and advantages over other fuel sources that are often misrepresented by those who want to take away your right to choose, including:

Affordability – Studies show that natural gas is twice as efficient as electricity – and cheaper. In fact, U.S. consumers save an average of more than $1,000 on energy bills each year by making the switch to natural gas. 

Dependability – Natural gas is delivered through reliable underground pipelines directly to your home or business, ensuring a reliable source of energy that’s there when you need it. Even during power outages, natural gas consumers can continue cooking and enjoying hot showers, weathering storms in comfort. 

Cleanliness – As the cleanest-burning fossil fuel available to consumers (Forbes), natural gas plays an important role in keeping our environment clean and safe for generations to come. 

Domestic – With over 97% of natural gas produced in the U.S., America’s energy dollars stay at home and in our communities.

With over 180 million Americans choosing natural gas for these reasons and more every day, it’s more important than ever before to stay informed about potential threats to your energy choices. 

Your choice is a powerful tool, and when it comes to choosing the right energy mix for your home or business, the freedom to choose what best supports your lifestyle is extremely important. Don’t take it for granted.

Want to learn more about making the switch to natural gas? For more information on natural gas service for your home, business or vehicle, please contact the District Marketing Team at (407) 656-2734 x 307, marketing@langd.org or visit www.langd.org to learn more.

Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, Natural Gas, House Bill 919


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