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De Blasio moves to ban natural gas hookups: ‘Literally’ our ‘only choice is renewable energy’

Carly Ortiz-Lytle of the Washington Examiner reports that New York City will ban natural gas appliances and hookups.

The C3 Take
  • Bans on natural gas disproportionally harm low-income families through higher energy prices.
  • Renewable energy often relies on natural gas for base loading.
  • Progressive policies like this that limit consumer choice raise energy prices and the cost of living while doing little to lower emissions.

“‘We need to make clear that New York City will renounce fossil fuels fully. Therefore, we need to ban fossil fuel connections in the city by the end of this decade, literally ensuring that our only choice is renewable energy,’ de Blasio said in his  ‘State of the City’ address on Friday.”

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