N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen

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I think I lived in a total of 11 different NYC apartments and only one of them had an electric stove – this is definitely a game changer, from The New York Times.

New York City will ban gas-powered heaters, stoves and water boilers in all new buildings, a move that will significantly affect real estate development and construction in the nation’s largest city and could influence how cities around the world seek to reduce the burning of fossil fuels, which drives climate change.

The City Council on Wednesday approved a bill banning gas hookups in new buildings — effectively requiring all-electric heating and cooking — after what council members and lobbying groups described as weeks of intense negotiations. The ban takes effect in December 2023 for buildings under seven stories; for taller buildings, developers negotiated a delay until 2027.

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