Fossil-based natural gas may be headed for a reckoning, at least in Washington State. While renewable natural gas is strongly supported by Governor Inslee, conventional natural gas, is a problem for states like Washington that have called for zero carbon emissions in the power sector by 2045 and have also enacted laws aimed at reducing GHG emissions throughout other sectors. Enter the Healthy Homes and Buildings Act, House Bill 1084 (HB 1084). If enacted into law, this bill would prohibit natural gas infrastructure for space and water heating in new residential and commercial construction in the state and require the elimination of those natural gas systems when construction is undertaken on existing buildings. More >>