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May 4, 2023

Bye-bye blue flame? NY to ban natural gas stoves and furnaces in most new buildings

  • Critics say the move will add costs to new construction and put more strain on the electrical grid.
    Associated Press

    Photo from McKinstry [enlarge]
    Washington state recently approved codes that will require heat pumps in most new buildings. Pictured, the UW-Gonzaga medical building in Spokane that opened last year uses an open-loop ground source heat pump system.

    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state is banning natural gas stoves and furnaces in most new buildings, a policy that's part of a national movement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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