San Francisco advances new building gas ban

S&P Global: San Francisco is poised to advance its building electrification push with a proposed ordinance that would ban natural gas infrastructure in new buildings.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Rafael Mandelman and the city's Department of the Environment announced new legislation June 30 that would prohibit the city from issuing building permits for new construction that includes gas hookups. After Jan. 1, 2021, San Francisco would only issue permits for buildings with all-electric heating systems, stoves and appliances. The law would cover residential and commercial buildings, with narrow exemptions.

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