Gas Ban News


» New England trade associations fight electrification with the help of some familiar climate foes
Small businesses are the backbone of the economy and the external appendages of climate delay
By Jon Lamson, New England Climate Dispatch
December 13, 2022

» Citing Health and Climate Concerns, Activists Urge HUD To Remove Gas Stoves From Federally Assisted Housing
Gas stoves produce indoor pollution that “severely exceed indoor air quality standards” and increase health risks to children, older adults and people with underlying health concerns.
By Victoria St. Martin, Inside Climate News
December 2, 2022

» East Coast’s first countywide gas ban passed in Md.
By David Iaconangelo, E&E News
November 30, 2022

» Rhode Island starts to wrestle with what its net-zero goal means for natural gas
The state has a mandate to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A discussion is underway about where that will leave the state’s natural gas distribution industry, which heats about half of the state’s homes.
By Lisa Prevost, Energy News Network
October 3, 2022

» Hydrogen shouldn’t have a role in heating buildings
Green hydrogen should only be used where decarbonization is difficult
By Kyle Murray, CommonWealth Magazine | Opinion
September 11, 2022

» ‘Huge amount of money’ in climate law could spawn gas bans
By David Iaconangelo, E&E News
September 7, 2022

» As wealthy towns go electric, who will pick up the tab for aging gas infrastructure?
Advocates in Massachusetts say the time is now to start thinking about how to protect lower-income residents as those with the financial means begin to abandon the natural gas system
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
September 2, 2022

» Boston seeks to ban fossil fuels in new buildings
By The Associated Press, in WBUR News
August 16, 2022

» Boston wants to ban fossil fuels in new buildings
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
August 16, 2022

» Ten cities and towns are poised to ban fossil fuels from new buildings
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
August 14, 2022

» How Local Governments and Communities Are Taking Action to Get Fossil Fuels out of Buildings
By  Leah Louis-Prescott,  Rachel Golden, RMI | Blog Post
August 9, 2022

» San Diego City Councils votes unanimously for the ban of natural gas in new construction
According to officials, this action will reduce San Diego County’s carbon footprint and hit net-zero emissions by 2035
By Guillermo Mijares, Chulavista Today
August 4, 2022

» The legislature is closing in on a major climate bill. Will real estate developers stand in the way?
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
July 15, 2022

» New Gas Industry Astroturf Group ‘Fuelling Canada’ Targets First-Time Homebuyers
‘Fuelling Canada’ is linked to major gas companies that are battling climate regulations.
By Geoff Dembicki, DeSmog Blog
May 10, 2022

» Brookline wants a fossil fuel-free future. With latest ruling, the AG says: Not yet (again).
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
February 25, 2022

» Mass. building code draft renews push for local autonomy on natural gas bans
A proposed building code update in Massachusetts would allow an option for continued use of fossil fuels in new construction, prompting cities and towns to renew a push for legal authority to prohibit new natural gas hookups.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
February 21, 2022

» Cities tried to cut natural gas from new homes. The GOP and gas lobby preemptively quashed their effort
By Ella Nilsen, CNN
February 17, 2022

» Natural gas infrastructure a climate change sticking point
Baker administration opposes ban on fossil fuel use in new construction
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
February 15, 2022

» Gas-Backed Front Group Spreads Misinformation About Costs of Electrification
In Colorado, a new industry-backed front group warns that “forced electrification” will increase costs to consumers. The evidence suggests otherwise.
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
February 10, 2022

» Your gas stove is always polluting, even when it’s turned off
Scientists may have just found a source of missing methane in cities.
By Rebecca Leber, Vox
January 27, 2022

» Gas Stoves in the US Emit Methane Equivalent to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Half a Million Cars
Cooking with gas is heating up the climate and filling some homes with hazardous nitrogen oxides in excess of EPA safety standards for outdoor air concentrations.
By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
January 27, 2022

» New York becomes largest US city to ban new gas hookups
It’s the biggest city yet to do so and a bellwether for the rest of the US
By Justine Calma, The Verge
December 15, 2021

» N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen
New York is set to become the nation’s largest city to enact a ban on gas heat and stoves in new buildings. It’s a major step away from fossil fuels that is expected to influence wider markets.
By Anne Barnard, New York Times
December 15, 2021

» We need to talk about your gas stove, your health and climate change
By Jeff Brady, NPR
October 7, 2021

» Brookline’s ban on natural gas connections spurs other municipalities to consider the idea
by Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
December 11, 2019

» How Brookline’s Ban On Gas Heating Could Seed Regional Change
by Frederick Hewett, WBUR
December 2, 2019

» Brookline bans natural gas, heating oil pipes for new buildings: ‘Gas is the past’
Measure could head to court, said both supporters and opponents
by Rick Sobey, Boston Herald
November 21, 2019

» In a first for Massachusetts, Brookline votes to ban oil and gas pipes in new buildings
by David Abel, Boston Globe,
November 20, 2019

» Trade In Your Gas Stove to Save the Planet? Berkeley Bans Natural Gas
by Lauren Sommer, KQED Science
Sep 24, 2019

» Op-Ed: Berkeley banned natural gas. The rest of California should too
LA Times Op-Ed
July 31, 2019

» Following Berkeley’s Natural Gas Ban, More California Cities Look to All-Electric Future: Dozens of California cities are trying to address the same concern: reducing fossil fuel use to combat climate change.
by Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
July 23, 2019

» Berkeley became first US city to ban natural gas: Here’s what that may mean for the future. The California city on Tuesday voted to ban natural gas hook-ups in new buildings, in a historic move
by Susie Cagle, the Guardian
July 23, 2019