Energy Conservation & Efficiency

Largest county in Maryland goes all-electric in buildings

Montgomery County votes to go all-electric in new construction.

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Most of  Montgomery County, Maryland’s global warming pollution comes from burning fossil fuels in buildings. That’s on track to change with a recent County Council vote.

Bill 13-22, which passed unanimously on Tuesday, November 29th requires the county to adopt all-electric standards for new buildings by 2026. The policy is similar to recently enacted energy codes in neighboring Washington D.C., which are set to take effect in 2025.

“Montgomery County is taking steps to make sure every home is a clean energy home,” said Johanna Neumann, senior director of Environment America’s Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy. “Local leadership like this is good news for public health and climate action.”

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