Save Our Stoves / Natural Gas: Limitless Opportunity

Save Our Stoves, also referred to as “Natural Gas: Limitless Opportunity,” is a campaign run by the Florida Natural Gas Association. Executive officers and board of directors of the Florida Natural Gas Association are from various gas utilities in Florida, including Florida City Gas, TECO Peoples Gas, Florida Natural Gas, Florida Gas Utility, Pensacola Energy, Clearwater Gas System, Palatka Gas Authority, and many others. 

Natural Gas: Limitless Opportunity’s advertisements have praised Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for including a tax exemption for gas stoves in his budget. Other advertisements have claimed DeSantis would stop federal regulators from taking away gas stoves from people. In reality, the Consumer Product Safety Commission opened a docket in March 2023 to review information on the hazards associated with gas ranges, and the Department of Energy proposed efficiency standards for gas and electric stoves. Only eight percent of Floridians cook with gas stoves, according to data from the Energy Information Administration.

In 2024, the Florida Natural Gas Association has run advertisements that promote renewable natural gas (RNG). The advertisements happened while the Florida legislature debated policy to allow utilities to recover costs associated with the development of RNG from customers. One proposal would allow the utilities to make a profit off the purchase of fuel. EPI provided documents to the Miami Herald that showed Chesapeake Utilities drafted the legislation. Chesapeake Utilities acquired Florida City Gas from NextEra in 2023.

Ad Spend

Utilities continue to stall and limit climate action by funding front groups to spread climate misinformation and false solutions to solve the crisis through advertising on social media networks.

Using data from the Meta Ad Library API and existing code from Brown University, EPI created a tool to expose the amount utility front groups are spending on advertisements about social issues, elections, or politics across Meta technologies, along with the specific regions the advertisements target.

Posted by Energy and Policy Institute