Yeah, I might have to rethink my position if my electric bill was doubled. :) But, I would still have a hard time switching to gas. I'd spend more time improving insulation and minimizing the space I have to heat.
I chose individual electric wall heaters in our new house, partly because the furnace in our old house broke down one year. We were without heat for nearly two weeks in the middle of winter while waiting for a part to be ordered! With the individual heaters, one or more can quit working and we still have other heaters in the house to keep warm. For those rare times when the electricity goes out altogether, we have a woodstove too.
True, but I'd rather the power plant deal with maintenance, efficiency, polution, and all that instead of me.
Hydro is common around here, but it's not a perfect solution either. Fish populations are on the decline, not only an environmental problem, but it affects fisherman making their living by fishing too.
Wind power is gaining popularity, but I thought I read somewhere it has negative side effects too?
Nuclear is nice, but has it's own risks and there's no where to store the waste.
I guess everything is a tradeoff...
Maybe hydrogen generators or fuel cells will be the answer? :)