New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced plans to end fossil fuel hookups, including for natural gas, in new buildings statewide within five years and accelerate deployment of clean energy.

In her first state of the state address as governor, Hochul said she would propose legislation to end on-site greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in new construction by 2027, a move with potentially major implications for natural gas consumption in the Empire State.

The announcement follows enactment of a similar measure last month by the New York City Council.

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Hochul’s office published a 237-page document outlining the details of her address,...