California, in the United States, is planning to phase out the use of heaters and natural gas furnaces by 2030. It is the first state in the United States to take such action to combat pollution.
A proposal approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) aims to reduce nitrogen oxide pollution in the state so for this purpose they are planning to phase out heaters and natural gas furnaces.
However, the plan’s implementation will cost $96.2 billion, which will have to be paid for by new homeowners.
The report follows California’s recent ban on the sale of new fuel-efficient vehicles.
According to Carb Chair Leanne Randolph, while the plan would clean the air for all Californians, it would increase emissions in many low-income and underserved communities, which are the most vulnerable to air pollution. will lessen
To truly meet the ozone standard, California needs more federal action to clean up diesel pollution from federally regulated sources, he said. Locomotives, ships, and airplanes are examples of these sources.
“If the federal government doesn’t help us then we can’t provide clean air to California’s people,” he said.
“Without the assistance of the federal government, we cannot provide clean air to the people of California,” he said.