Palo Alto

Palo Alto adopted a reach code and has a robust climate action plan.

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On November 4, 2019, Palo Alto voted unanimously to adopt a reach code encouraging all-electric construction! Additionally, the Council directed city staff to begin working on multiple ordinances prohibiting natural gas infrastructure in new buildings that should take effect in 2020. The Council also directed city staff to continue their work on exploring scalable, cost-effective rebates for retrofitting existing homes.

Then, in June of 2023, the city approved a robust climate action plan that builds on this momentum and adds additional plans to help phase gas out of existing buildings.

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