How Is KR 2.6 Tracking?
Most of the world heats homes and buildings by burning oil, gas, or wood. But electric appliances are also common and improving in price and performance.
According to Consumer Reports, electric ranges now match or improve upon gas for all four basic cooking functions: high-heat, low-heat, broiling, and baking.
This key result calls for rapid electrification. New construction must be built exclusively with electric stoves and electric heating units.
For existing buildings, we’ll need to incentivize replacements and mobilize community-based appliance service businesses.
Leading the way towards our 2040 target, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle along with 54 other cities or counties in California and a dozen more in Massachusetts, now ban gas hookups for new construction.
Data for KR 2.6 is sourced from the U.S. Census American Housing Survey, which updates its heating and cooking appliance data every two years.