Berkeley bans natural gas in new buildings

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BERKELEY (KRON) – Once again, Berkeley is ahead of the nation when it comes to helping the environment.

Starting in January 2020, Berkeley will no longer allow new buildings to use gas to heat or cook.

By a unanimous vote, Berkeley’s City Council voted to force all new construction to go electric as the city says its 2009 goals to reduce greenhouse gases are not being met.

The new law does not impact current construction.

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