greenhouse gas emissions

A man near a housing development in Colorado.

The ‘future of housing’ has arrived in all-electric Colorado developments

BY: - August 3, 2023

This story first appeared in Colorado Newsline, part of the States Newsroom network. Grand Junction homebuilder Darin Carei decided to forgo a natural gas hookup to his Brookfield South Residential subdivision after learning the cost to bring in gas lines would be equal to installing solar panels on each of the houses that overlook the […]

Bumper-to-bumper traffic.

New law pushes Washington cities and counties to plan for climate change

BY: - July 25, 2023

Planning for severe storms, flooding, wildfires and poor air quality will soon be required for Washington cities and counties. A new law passed by the legislature this year requires local governments to consider climate change in their 20-year comprehensive plans beginning in 2025. The Department of Commerce released early guidance last month for how to […]

LEED buildings in Portland, Ore.

It’s time for buildings to stop using a third of US energy, some states say

BY: - July 3, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. — That building looming on the corner? With a few tweaks, it might help with climate change. States with big commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are beginning to require that the owners of large buildings track how much energy they use and improve their efficiency. It’s part of a state, local and […]

A California stove burns natural gas. Even as New York this week is set to become the first state to mandate electrification of buildings by law, numerous other states have outlawed such requirements.

New York to ban fossil fuels in new buildings. 23 states have forbidden such bans.

BY: - May 3, 2023

A widening clash over gas stoves and other fossil fuel appliances has ignited in statehouses across the country as Democratic lawmakers pursue more aggressive climate policies. On one side, environmentalists and left-leaning legislators have championed new construction rules that require homes and other buildings to run off electricity only, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On […]