NYC Bans Natural Gas Hookups In New Buildings

Courthouse News reports:

With a 40-7 vote by the city council, New York City became the largest U.S. city to bar the use of natural gas for building heat, setting a significant precedent for other cities and states to follow as part of a nationwide effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

The legislation, which will ban natural gas hookups in new buildings by mandating nearly all new buildings under seven stories to be all-electric by Jan. 1, 2024, and taller ones after July 1, 2027, is an incremental advance towards a “Green New Deal”-type electrification of New York City.

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