Bill to Require All-Electric Buildings in New York State Gets a Jump-Start

November 06, 2021

Originally published in The City on November 01, 2021.

The effort to electrify buildings is getting a new boost — this time, at the state level.

While a bill in the City Council that would effectively ban gas hook-ups for new construction is stalled in negotiations, state lawmakers are pushing a more sweeping measure that would require new buildings across the state to be all-electric by 2024. And by 2023, an all-electric building would not be able to convert to using fossil fuels.

The landmark bill, introduced in May by Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn) and Assemblymember Emily Gallagher (D-Brooklyn), was amended in late October to accelerate timelines.