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San Francisco bars natural gas in new building construction starting next year

Abby Smith reports on The Washington Examiner that San Francisco is banning natural gas in new building construction starting next year.

The C3 Take

California’s anti-natural gas policies raise energy costs while providing less reliable energy and doing little to reduce emissions. Instead of targeting specific energy sources, California should allow market competition to control its energy economy.

“Any building that applies for a new construction permit after June of next year will be subject to the requirements, though an amendment to the ordinance allows restaurants to apply for a waiver through the end of 2022 to use a natural gas stove.”

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