Under the direction of science and the belief that we can and will convert power generation to technologies that will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, I have been working towards phasing out my own personal fossil fuel use. My family is close to a benchmark moment. We have a Model 3 on order that will replace our last gas car, at which point we will no longer be using gasoline at all (I've already replaced all yard equipment, including riding lawn mower and chainsaw, with electric powered options). Also in support of this, we have installed rooftop solar on our house to offset some of the additional electricity use. It's an interesting feeling thinking that we will no longer need gasoline at all. However, if I am to be completely off fossil fuels, natural gas use would have to be considered as well. How important is it to reduce natural gas use? I have to admit, this one is a lot harder for me. I believe there is some level of gas use that is mostly sustainable, but I don't know what that level would be. My gut feeling is that we should NOT use natural gas for power generating plants, but that it would be okay to continue to use it for cooking purposes. Using it for heat would fall somewhere in between. We currently have a natural gas furnace, water heater, and kitchen stove. This is pretty much normal around my state. I could see switching out heat and hot water to electric, but the potential cost of replacing fully functional natural gas units begins to butt heads with the apparent value of that gas use reduction. And I *really* don't want to give up the gas cooktop. I believe this is all a moot point for the moment, however, because state power generation is still using fossil fuels, and my rooftop solar cannot reasonably be increased to cover additional electricity usage. Any further changeover of natural gas to electric would require taking the same amount of power all from the grid which is a large percentage still coal. But hypothetically it is an interesting question to ask how much natural gas use would be sustainable if electricity was provided almost entirely by renewables. Thoughts? I suppose I could add a poll.