"This U.S. City Just Voted To Decarbonize Every Single Building"

"Following a common council vote, Ithaca, N.Y., is set to be the first city in the country to electrify its buildings with the help of BlocPower"

"Late Wednesday night, the city of Ithaca, N.Y., voted to electrify and decarbonize its buildings. It’s the first such initiative of its kind in the country.

“We are being very aggressive,” said Luis Aguirre-Torres, Ithaca’s director of sustainability. “I’m very excited but, at the same time, it’s a lot of work ahead.”

The city of about 30,000 people consists of some 6,000 homes and buildings. Decarbonization would involve looking at everything from how a building is heated to what appliances it uses, with the aim of moving away from the consumption of fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas."

Tik Root reports for the Washington Post November 3, 2021.

Source: Washington Post, 11/04/2021