Skip to comments.Boston seeks to ban fossil fuels in new buildings
Posted on 08/16/2022 12:23:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
BOSTON (AP) — Boston is seeking to ban fossil fuels from new building projects and major renovations, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Tuesday.
The Democrat said the state’s largest city will take advantage of a key provision in the climate change bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker last week.
Wu’s office said natural gas, oil and other fossil fuels used in buildings represent more than one-third of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.
New York, Washington, D.C., and Seattle are among the major U.S. municipalities that have enacted similar bans, The Boston Globe reports.
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No sense focusing on the crime rate.
May the next wicked big winter storm find these guys in the newest of the new building.
What is “fossil fuel”?
Go for it, Boston but don’t ask the rest of us to bail you out.
“Key provisions” i.e. us morons in flyover country get to pay for Boston’s solar panels and look at windmills all over the countryside.
BRILLIANT IDEA!! And in about a year or two they will want heating/cooling system installed. Cost will be 10X the initial cost during construction.
I know.. it’s 1840 right! Lol not science.
Soooooo glad I’m out of there. Couldn’t stand the intolerance towards the non-woke.
“Boston is seeking to ban fossil fuels from new building projects . . .”
Must admit, I don’t understand what I am reading.
Are they saying that steel and concrete and glass products manufactured and transported by fossil fuels can’t be used in construction projects?
Or, does it mean something else; perhaps some little baby step?
I wonder what the figure is for reducing fossil fuel usage in the US if we did just one thing. REMOVE ALL IMMIGRANT WHO ARE NOT WORKING OR CAME HERE ILLEGALY. Their children can stay here, we will house them in orphanages, or they can go home.
Take away all visas, and give the jobs to American citizens. Tech companies love these guys, but SEND THEM PACKING.
There, the roads are free from jams, the power grid is less strained, and maybe people can afford to rent and purchase once more.
The best and biggest benefit would be, Blackrock and Vanguard would LOSE THEIR SHIRTS.
A lie. The Rockefellers made it up to imply scarcity. The Most Hallowed Eco-Nutsy AlGore said it best.. “The Earf’s Core is extwemely hot several miwwion degwees..” and that hot core creates natural gas and petroleum. The narrative needs to change. It is no longer “Fossil Fuel” it is Earth Fuel, created by God to warm (and cool) his creation on our planet.
Where do they think their electricity comes from? Solar is never going amount to much in New England, wind is unreliable, they don’t have geothermal, they hate nukes. They do import some of their power from Quebec hydro, but not all of it (and the Quebec hydroelectric projects aren’t exactly environmentally benign).
So i assume the alternative for space heating will be heat pumps and in an urban environment they will mostly be air source heat pumps. Those quit extracting heat out of the air when ambient temperature reaches about 20 degrees. Below that the back-up resistance heating coil kicks in. Wait til they get their first electric bill in the wintertime.
” Boston is seeking to ban fossil fuels from new building projects and major renovations, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Tuesday.”
How do they plan to bring materials into Boston for new construction? Haven’t seen any electric powered cement trucks recently.
Go for it. States should certainly be the laboratories to shape both good and bad ideas.
Good, communist Massachusetts citizens deserve what they voted for.
Stuff that works.
And every Petroleum company in America should jump on board and help them through this transition by Immediately STOPPING All sales and deliveries of petroleum products to the entire State.
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