A recent article in the San Francisco Chronical reports that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recently voted unanimously to ban gas appliances in new and significantly renovated city buildings. SF isn’t the first city to ban these appliances, but it may be the largest. According to one study, the cost of a building is roughly the same with or without natural gas.
However, not everybody is happy about the gas bans. Other businesses have sued other cities in California over similar bans, claiming that people should be able to choose electric vs. natural gas, especially since the power grid has been unreliable due to shutoffs.
So what do you think? Should San Francisco and other cities be able to ban natural gas in new buildings?
Should San Francisco be able to ban natural gas in new buildings?