According to the most recent data, 48% of Half Moon Bay’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions come from energy use in buildings, with 80% of those emissions generated from natural gas and propane-powered energy. To help curb these emissions, work toward a cleaner environment, and assist the State in reaching SB32 goals, the City is proposing a Building Electrification Ordinance that would:
Require all new building construction to be electric-only – no gas or propane in new construction
Require electric retrofits for various types of remodels
Require Fuel Gas lines are capped/decommissioned in existing buildings by 2045
As part of general outreach, City Staff held a workshop in collaboration with The Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce and Peninsula Clean Energy to discuss the Ordinance, answer questions and take comments. A recording of the video is available below.