Dozens Of US Cities Are Banning Natural Gas Hookups In New Buildings — #CancelGas #ElectrifyEverything

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:07:06 +0000

A fight over legislation banning gas hookups in new buildings is exploding across the country, a Seattle Times and InsideClimate News joint investigation found. In the summer of 2019, Berkley, California, became the first city in the country to ban natural gas hookups in new building construction. Now, 42 cities in California have passed bans […]

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Washington Clean Buildings Bill Raises the Bar for Every State

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 01:15:34 +0000

Courtesy of RMI. By Jonny Kocher Buildings are at the forefront of climate action in the state of Washington, spurred by Seattle’s recent adoption of an energy code that will require new large buildings to be fossil fuel free. Now legislators are considering an ambitious new bill stemming from Governor Jay Inslee’s comprehensive climate proposal. The Healthy Homes […]

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Exclusive Interview: Mayor of America’s 10th Largest City on Benefits & Challenges of Electrification

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 04:22:16 +0000

I’ve been following San Jose’s Mayor, Sam Liccardo, for some time. In 2019, I heard from environmentalists in California about how he was instrumental in getting all-electric building legislation through the city council of the nation’s 10th largest city. I’ve also been tracking San Jose’s nation-leading efforts in clean electricity and electric vehicles

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2020: Watt a Year for Building Electrification!

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 21:29:01 +0000

While 2020 brought a host of challenges to the country, many states and cities still forged ahead with actions to address the climate impacts of a stubborn sector: buildings. Across the United States, local leaders are acknowledging the climate, economic, and health impacts of burning fossil fuels in buildings and accelerating the transition to modern, clean electric appliances

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Breaking News! Oakland & Seattle Ban Natural Gas as Cities Continue to Lead on Electrification

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:29:39 +0000

The announcements are coming so fast it’s hard to keep up. In mid November, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to ban natural gas in new buildings. On December 2, Oakland’s city council did the same. And yesterday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

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The High-Performance All-Electric Home

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:44:04 +0000

In the 1950s, when nuclear energy was booming and hydroelectric dams were laying across rivers like tourniquets, the all-electric home became a thing. It didn’t matter that the electric heating technologies of the time were vastly inefficient. The promise of electricity that was “too cheap to meter” meant that people could use it to their heart’s delight

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Electrify Everything — Save Tons of Money!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 04:22:00 +0000

Running our energy system on renewable electricity will save every family in America thousands of dollars per year, create tens of millions of jobs and make our lives way more awesome

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Equitable Electrification

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 17:31:55 +0000

Electrifying everything is increasingly viewed as one of our best strategies for decarbonizing our societies and solving the threat of climate change

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What Is Causing Those Fires And Blackouts In California? Could It Be (Gasp!) Climate Change?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 21:25:39 +0000

Smoke over California Aug 2020Are flesh eating pedophiles responsible for a warming planet? No, scientists say.

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The Rise Of The Fully Electric Moped

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:50:59 +0000

The next class beyond a Class 3 e-bike, which in the US can use pedal assistance to boost riders up to 28 miles per hour (no throttle), is a moped. These strange hybrids were a stepping stone in the evolution of the bicycle to the motorcycle and sport both an engine or motor and a set of pedals

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