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Fight Looms Over California Plans To Decarbonize Buildings, Homes

February 07, 2019
Major fights are looming over how California will slash greenhouse gases from existing and new buildings and homes under two new state laws, pitting power companies, electric appliance makers, environmentalists and some utilities against the mainstream building industry and others concerned about tenants' up-front costs. "To hit our climate goals, 50 percent of new space and water heating in California's buildings must be electrified by 2030, moving to 100 percent by 2045," says Panama Bartholomy, director of the Building Decarbonization...

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