New York State To Be First To Ban Natural Gas In New Construction

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The environmental movement to electrify everything refuses to die out even as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this month overturned the California city of Berkeley’s ban on natural gas. The nation already does not have enough reliable production of electricity to power the explosion of electric vehicles. Nevertheless, Technocrats are bent on controlling all energy production and consumption.⁃ TN Editor

New York is on the cusp of becoming the first state in the nation to pass a law banning natural gas in most new buildings, according to a handshake agreement that Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced she and state lawmakers had reached late Thursday.

The law would effectively require that most new buildings go all-electric, jettisoning fossil-fuel-burning appliances in favor of heat pumps and induction stoves for heating and cooking. It is part of a national movement, led by climate advocates, to cut greenhouse gas emissions from homes and businesses by ridding buildings of natural gas, heating oil and propane.

The deal follows weeks of negotiations over a slew of nonfiscal measures included in the New York state budget, which was delayed over disagreements between the governor and the Democrat-led legislature over bail and housing policy. Though its exact terms have not been made public, environmental advocates said the gas ban would take effect in 2026 for most new buildings under seven stories and in 2029 for taller buildings — the timeline the governor had sought.

While some states have used their building codes to restrict natural gas hookups, New York would be the first to apply the ban in state law. Washington was the first to use its building code to mandate all-electric space heating and cooling in new buildings — a step that effectively requires developers to install electric heat pumps. California has also used its building code to encourage electrification.

Gas ban supporters said the state’s agreement is modeled on a law New York City passed two years ago, when it became the largest U.S. city to prohibit gas heat and stoves in new buildings. Dozens of others cities have enacted variations of this measure around the country, beginning on the West Coast in Berkeley, Calif., and spreading to larger cities like San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.

In New York, supporters hope the move could be a bellwether moment for the electrification movement, given the state’s size and its influence on real estate trends nationally.

Across the nation, the natural gas industry and environmental activists have battled over the effectiveness of electric heat pumps, health concerns related to gas stoves and local ordinances banning new gas hookups.

The New York law is likely to face its own legal challenges. Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit struck down the city of Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation gas ban, dealing a potential setback to that California city and 25 others with similar ordinances.

Republicans in New York’s state Senate cited that decision as part of their argument that Democrats should abandon their efforts. But the court’s ruling does not cover New York and its national impact is unclear, given its narrow scope and the likelihood of an appeal to the full panel of judges.

Alex Beauchamp, Northeast region director at Food & Water Watch, a climate advocacy group, said that while he was disappointed to have to wait three years for New York’s ban to take effect, the agreement was still “a huge deal.”

The deal is a “testament to the lasting power of the state’s grassroots environmental movement,” Beauchamp said in a statement. “We now must ensure that the final deal contain no loopholes or poison pills that could allow buildings to continue burning fossil fuels.”

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Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Corona Hotspott

Progress of the climate sect = regression for everyone! Markus Krall: “We have the same energy efficiency as 250 years ago, with the difference that it is volatile and unreliable.”

“The whole program is not feasible at all” – Markus Krall shreds Habeck’s heat pump plan; explains Viessmann coup –


If you voted for this, I don’t feel sorry for you.

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Ridiculous. Electricity is generated by COAL aka a FOSSIL FUEL. This isn’t about the environment it’s about CONTROL. And you dingbats that say people “voted” for this need to stuff it. All these elections are rigged. No one is voting for this.

Voice of reason

Totally accurate. Elections are a game to make the dumb public think they have power. You don’t, you have owners. No one is voting for trannys in girl’s locker rooms, illegal immigration, get out of jail free for criminals, trillions to Ukraine which most Americans couldn’t find on a map, and Pedo nonsense. All of this is RIGGED.

Voice of reason

Electric companies around the country, including in NY, are jacking up prices. Low income people will not be able to afford electric everything. Furthermore what happens when storms knock out power for weeks like during Hurricane Sandy? Without gas people will freeze. Everything these sc*mbags do is evil. It’s all designed to make the populace stressed to the gills and miserable. These psychopaths get a demented jolly out of ruining people’s lives.