Building Electrification

About the Proposed Ordinance

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

Draft Proposed Building Electrification Ordinance

Current Draft: December 7, 2021

Updated Frequently Asked Questions Coming Soon!

Last update: December 9, 2021

December 7, 2021 First Reading

Staff Report

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November 16, 2021 Public Hearing

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Presentation

October 5, 2021 Study Session

Staff Report

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Discussion Tables

September 21, 2021 Study Session

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Presentation

August 12, 2021 Workshop

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.

February 2, 2021 Study Session

Please send any comments or questions to Sustainability@hmbcity.com