You don’t drive it, but it still consumes energy… and to city officials in San Francisco and U.S. House Democrats, that’s a problem. They want to eliminate fossil fuels from your house and commercial buildings.
San Francisco city officials are proposing to outlaw the use of natural gas in buildings in new construction. If they pass the measure, they’ll join 30 other California cities that have moved to reduce the use of natural gas in buildings.
Congressional Democrats want to update building codes to do eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.
Residential and commercial buildings account for about 12% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Congressional report from House Democrats said:
“Congress should incentivize states, local governments, tribes, and territories to adopt the most updated residential and commercial building energy codes, with the goal of all jurisdictions adopting a net-zero-emission code by 2030.”
Natural gas is cheap, plentiful, burns cleaner than other fuels, and can be supplied during electrical brownouts and blackouts. Neither San Francisco nor the Congressional Democrats are addressing those issues.