The impact to the consumer for electrification policies is staggering. With the removal of natural gas as a fuel option, New Jersey’s “State Energy Master Plan (EMP)” would eliminate more than $11.5 billion saved by households in energy expenses, and nearly $9.7 billion saved by businesses, all without establishing whether this is the least cost and most effective pathway to reduce emissions2. A survey of California families shows it will cost $7,300 to retrofit a home with electric appliances and $387/year more in energy bills, yet the state’s laws lead to that result3. Further, a national study shows families would have to spend, on average $4,847, to replace four common household appliances: range, dryer, water heater, and furnace4. APGA encourages consideration of these dramatic costs when evaluating policies. Energy efficiency gains should not come at undue consumer expense.
 Consumer Energy Alliance, “A Steady Stream of Natural Gas Provides Affordable Energy to New Jersey Residents and Helps the Garden State Grow,” https://consumerenergyalliance.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/061219_NJ-Energy-Savings-Report_FINAL.pdf.
 Navigant Consulting, “Impacts of Residential Appliance Electrification,” https://c4bes.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Navigant-Report-Impacts-of-Residential-Appliance-Electrification.pdf.
 Consumer Energy Alliance, “Green New Deal Would Cost American Consumers Almost $244 Billion in Just Four Appliances,” https://consumerenergyalliance.org/2019/02/green-new-deal-would-cost-american-consumers-244-billion-four-appliances/.