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.