At least 13 towns and cities across California are considering new zoning restrictions that would require all electric appliances; effectively banning natural gas stoves and ovens in kitchens and potentially restaurants.
“Fix global warming or cook dinner on a gas stove? That’s the choice for people in 13 cities and one county in California that have enacted new zoning codes encouraging or requiring all-electric new construction,” reports USA Today.
“The codes, most of them passed since June, are meant to keep builders from running natural gas lines to new homes and apartments, with an eye toward creating fewer legacy gas hookups as the nation shifts to carbon-neutral energy sources,” adds the website.
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“There’s no pathway to stabilizing the climate without phasing gas out of our homes and buildings. This is a must-do for the climate and a livable planet,” said Rachel Golden of the Sierra Club.
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Source: USA Today