Maryland’s Largest County Just Banned Gas Appliances in Most New Buildings—But Not Without Some Concessions

Montgomery County, Maryland, home to more than a million residents, passed landmark legislation this week requiring new residential and commercial buildings to be all-electric—barring some exceptions—starting 2027. While advocates celebrated the significance of the legislation, it came with an asterisk.  Passed unanimously by the county council on Tuesday, the amended “Comprehensive Building Decarbonization” legislation—or Bill […]

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