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SUPPORT for all-electric construction Reach Codes

From: domainremoved <Janelle>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:16:19 -0700

Honorable Mayor Mueller and City Council Members,


We're in a climate crisis. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
reports we have just 10 years to make drastic reductions in carbon


The biggest sources of carbon emissions in our city are gasoline and natural
gas. Menlo Park must move beyond gasoline for our transportation, and
eliminate natural gas from our buildings to address the climate crisis and
lead the way for other cities to do the same.


This Tuesday brings an opportunity for Council to adopt Reach Codes that
will encourage all-electric, natural-gas-free construction. These codes will
make our homes and buildings safer, healthier, and more affordable, as well
as helping us meet our climate action plan goals. It will future proof our
city against expensive and uncertain supplies of natural gas, and make Menlo
Park a leader and role model.


The Reach Code will benefit our city by:

1. Saving money - All-electric homes save at least $6,000 in
construction costs.
2. Improving health and safety by avoiding indoor pollution and
flammable combustion sources inside our homes and buildings.
3. Making a highly visible and practical step forward to address the
climate crisis, by breaking the cycle of fossil fuel dependency in
buildings. Each new electric home saves up to 4 tons of carbon per year.


All electric reach codes will be a strong market signal to spur development
of more carbon free, electric solutions for existing homes. I hope you will
support the Reach Codes as an important climate action to phase out fossil
natural gas fuel use in our homes and buildings. Let's work together towards
a fossil free and climate-stable future.


Thank you for your leadership on climate.




Janelle London

Co-Executive Director


P.O. Box 7721

Menlo Park, CA 94026

(650) 644-1199


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Received on Mon Aug 26 2019 - 09:09:03 PDT

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