What businesses need to know about Berkeley’s historic natural gas ban

Earlier this year, the city of Berkeley, California, made history when it became the first U.S. city to ban natural gas hookups as of 2020 — sort of. 

The ordinance was praised by major environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, but although banning natural gas outright would be groundbreaking, the ordinance doesn’t actually do that. The legislation may be a compelling endorsement of an all-electric future, but as of right now, the ban will apply only to new construction of low-rise residential buildings, with bans for new commercial high-rise

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