California Officials Say Requiring Electric Appliances In Buildings Inevitable

June 24, 2020
A top California energy official and the former climate adviser for Gov. Jerry Brown (D) say it is likely inevitable that the state mandates electric appliances in new homes and commercial buildings -- and bars natural gas models -- to help achieve aggressive greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. They also say the state is likely at some point to mandate that natural gas appliances in existing buildings be replaced with electric models. “We certainly may need mandates for new construction...

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