All-Electric Buildings Act Introduced in NY State Legislature

Brooklyn, NY — Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Emily Gallagher were joined by colleagues and representatives of environmental organizations including the NY League of Conservation Voters, Sane Energy Project, Sierra Club, NYPIRG, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Environmental Advocates of New York, and Earthjustice to call for enactment of the “All-Electric Building Act.” The bill (S6843A), sponsored by Senator Kavanagh and Assemblymember Gallagher, would prohibit the issuance of permits for the construction of new gas-powered buildings after 2023 and conversions of existing buildings after 2022, with narrow exceptions if there are truly no feasible alternatives for a particular project. Read the full press release here.