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Gas-to-Electricity Mandates in California Start to Spread

Feb. 18, 2020, 10:31 AM

California cities are leading a charge for all-electric buildings as promoters push for increased adoption of gas-free heating and cooking to combat climate change.

Some 27 California cities, from Carlsbad in San Diego County to Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, have adopted natural gas bans or electrification building codes, according to the Sierra Club.

The idea also has started to catch on in Massachusetts and elsewhere, with cities saying they are trying to meet climate goals by reducing reliance on a fossil fuel.

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