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Where do natural gas appliance bans stand in state budget talks?

Democratic leadership in New York is aiming to phase out natural gas, but different plans for achieving this have been proposed. This would mean the eventual end of natural gas appliances in the state.

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Buildings account for a third of the state’s carbon emissions, and the governor’s plan would ban the installation of fossil fuel equipment for new buildings of three stories or less by the end of 2025 and for larger buildings by the end of 2028.

The Senate’s counterproposal is more ambitious, calling for new buildings to be all electric a year earlier than the governor’s plan.

The Assembly is largely supporting the governor’s proposal, but also calls for a review of the electric power grid’s capacity to handle increased demand.