Denver’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030 includes net zero energy buildings

Community solar programs for low income residents part of plan.

August 09, 2018 |

Denver’s plan to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2030 includes ensuring that all new buildings achieve net zero energy by 2035.

The goal also includes reducing the energy use of all commercial buildings by 50% by 2050 and implementing low-income community solar programs. Denver recently became the 73rd city in the U.S. to commit to 100% renewable energy.

The city aims to have all municipal facilities source electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2025. The city’s electric grid will go 100% renewable by 2030, according to the plan.

By 2050, Denver will aim to make taxi fleets and light duty vehicles 100% electric. Public transportation will be carbon-free by that year, and 75% of freight trucks will use carbon-neutral fuel, according to the city’s goals.

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