Calif. poised to pioneer neighborhood-wide natural gas phase-out

The pilot programs would prioritize low-income neighborhoods.
Homes are shown in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A California panel advanced a first-of-its-kind bill to authorize neighborhood-wide decarbonization pilot programs designed to help retire natural gas pipelines.

The Senate passed the bill in May, and it was approved in a 12-1 vote Monday by the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee.

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