The city of New York recently voted to pass a law that would ban gas in new constructions. Once authorized, the new law will require that heating systems and kitchens run on clean energy instead of natural gas. The bill is expected to deplete 2.1 million tons of carbon emissions by the year 2040. With buildings in New York City responsible for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions alone, the bill is a monumental step towards curbing carbon emissions on a local scale. Despite the law still under review, decarbonizing buildings is essentially a step in the right direction away from the fossil fuel industry.
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