Electrifying neighborhoods could save California billions on gas line replacements

June 20, 2024

Some states, cities and utilities have begun to act on ambitious plans to prune back the gas pipeline system, with hopes to transition buildings onto clean energy.

Massachusetts established a first-of-its-kind state office in March charged with navigating the process. Earlier this month, the state also became home to the country’s first utility-owned networked geothermal system, which will pilot using ground-source heat pumps to heat and cool 36 buildings without fossil fuels.

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