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San Francisco's gas ban on new buildings could prompt statewide action

On Nov 12, 2020
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San Francisco this week became the latest, and perhaps the largest, U.S. city to ban natural gas in new buildings. The ordinance will cover about 60% of the city's current development pipeline to help tackle climate change, @RafaelMandelman said. https://t.co/OEQoPRf9DP
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The vote adds San Francisco to the growing list of nearly 40 California cities to pass such ordinances since Berkeley's historic ban in July 2019. 

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On Nov 12, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
San Francisco this week became the latest, and perhaps the largest, U.S. city to ban natural gas in new buildings. The ordinance will cover about 60% of the city's current development pipeline to help tackle climate change, @RafaelMandelman said. https://t.co/OEQoPRf9DP
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San Francisco's gas ban on new buildings could prompt statewide action

San Francisco's gas ban on new buildings could prompt statewide action

The vote adds San Francisco to the growing list of nearly 40 California cities to pass such ordinances since Berkeley's historic ban in July 2019. 

Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new homes

Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new homes

Berkeley became the first city nationwide to ban the use of natural gas in new buildings in a unanimous vote Tuesday by the City Council.

California ditched coal. The gas company is worried it’s next

California ditched coal. The gas company is worried it’s next

Southern California Gas is engaged in a wide-ranging campaign to preserve the role of its pipelines in powering society.

Berkeley, CA sets historic law banning natural gas from new buildings

Berkeley, CA sets historic law banning natural gas from new buildings

Berkeley is the first U.S. city to pass such a measure, designed to curb GHG emissions and prepare new buildings for electric infrastructure.

SLO plans new building codes, programs to curb emissions

SLO plans new building codes, programs to curb emissions

As San Luis Obispo eyes a 2035 target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions status, city officials are developing new building codes that will...

Following Berkeley's Natural Gas Ban, More California Cities Look to All-Electric Future

Following Berkeley's Natural Gas Ban, More California Cities Look to All-Electric Future

Dozens of California cities are trying to address the same concern: reducing fossil fuel use to combat climate change.

California Mandates Zero-Emission Vehicles at Airports

California Mandates Zero-Emission Vehicles at Airports

The policy, the first such in the nation, is aimed at reducing the state’s emissions from transportation

Inside Oakland’s clean energy economy strategy

Inside Oakland’s clean energy economy strategy

Climate change is an intersectional issue, and cities are beginning to treat it that way in adaptation strategies.

To cut carbon emissions, a movement grows to ‘electrify everything’

To cut carbon emissions, a movement grows to ‘electrify everything’

In an effort to move away from fossil fuels, U.S. communities from California to Massachusetts are instituting bans on natural gas in new construction. Proponents say the measures are ...

To Cut Carbon Emissions, a Movement Grows to ‘Electrify Everything’

To Cut Carbon Emissions, a Movement Grows to ‘Electrify Everything’

In an effort to move away from fossil fuels, U.S. communities from California to Massachusetts are instituting bans on natural gas in new construction. Proponents say the measures are ...

Does your state want to cut carbon emissions? These old laws could be standing in the way.

Does your state want to cut carbon emissions? These old laws could be standing in the way.

Outdated policies that favor fossil fuels could thwart states' climate goals.

California aims to hit ambitious climate goals through electrification

California aims to hit ambitious climate goals through electrification

The funded projects include an electric school bus pilot, clean truck and bus vouchers and heavy-duty vehicle investments to put cleaner trucks on the road. Southern California Edison, ...

California Regulators Get Serious About Building Decarbonization

California Regulators Get Serious About Building Decarbonization

For decades, California has led the world in efforts to reduce the energy consumption of appliances and buildings. But, in recent years, California policymakers have started to favor a new ...

Report: Push for Renewable Natural Gas Is More Gas Industry 'Greenwashing'

Report: Push for Renewable Natural Gas Is More Gas Industry 'Greenwashing'

“Renewable natural gas,” or RNG, is an alternative gas fuel that comes from landfills, manure, or synthetic processes. That's opposed to the fossil gas that drillers traditionally pump ...

Report: Nevada is not on track to meet its 2050 climate target, but there are policy pathways to get there

Report: Nevada is not on track to meet its 2050 climate target, but there are policy pathways to get there

A new report from environmental groups concludes that Nevada will not meet its 2050 greenhouse gas reduction goals with existing policies, and it urges the state to adopt an ambitious ...