Gas-Powered Equipment Banned?October 26, 2021
Reprinted from California Landscape Contractors Association Website
On October 9, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law that orders state regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered equipment using small off-road engines (SORE), which includes all lawn and landscape equipment, pressure washers and generators, as early as 2024. Read More
A recent webinar, presented by the California Landscape Contractors Association and the National Association of Landscape Professionals, outlined what has happened, what is expected to happen, and how green industry professionals can balance their commitment to be stewards of the environment while maintaining financial viability.
The webinar explored the failure to acknowledge the differences between commercial and residential uses and recognize the fact that commercial zero-emission equipment is currently not yet comparable to gas-powered equipment due to:
Battery compatibility issues
Lack of adequate infrastructure to support full transition
Download Webinar Slide Deck (17 MB PDF)
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