The following is an excerpt from The Denver Gazette.
New building codes in Denver will ban natural gas furnaces and water heaters in new commercial and multifamily construction starting in 2024 in a move that officials said demonstrates the city's commitment to reaching "zero" emissions in two decades but which critics warned would be painful and costly to building owners and tenants.
And by 2027, natural gas will not be permitted for any heating or cooling equipment in new commercial buildings, the city's building officials said in a news release.
These restrictions do not apply to gas stoves.
The new regulations are part of the new building code adopted in January by Denver City Council. City officials claim commercial buildings are responsible for 49% of Denver’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The city's Energize Denver ordinance, which the council approved in 2021, is but the latest in a string of measures at the state and local levels that seeks to quickly transition away from fossil-fired energy.
Supporters argue the transition — although they acknowledge it might be painful in the short term — positions Colorado for a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.
Critics maintain the quick transition is failing to protect American consumers, particularly low-income residents, who already contend with soaring inflation, and that the singular focus on alternative energy is short-sighted.
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Looks like Florida is going to get even more crowded with Colorado retirees.
It would seem to be a workable plan. Drive all residents and businesses out of the state and it will become a zero emission state.
Like the way California is getting emptied out from ridiculous laws and now this bs with reparations where there’s never been slaves
sharon goodson says
Colorado trying to build their own blackouts and brownouts. Next up - stories of people freezing which of course will be blamed on global climate change
Ridiculous. Clean, efficient, reliable, inexpensive energy. Beyond idiotic.
Capitulating to the false religion of Climate Change.
Solar Effected Climate Cycle ( my term ).
“Precession of the Equinoxes.”
Find and study Robert Felix’s
book : “Not by Fire but by Ice.”