City of Vancouver clarifies its position, promotes use of RNG in new buildings

By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News.

The City of Vancouver is clarifying its position on the use of natural gas in the construction of new homes and buildings. 

The response comes after accusations that the city had "banned" all natural gas from use in future buildings. 

"It's a little alarmist to say we're banning natural gas and people need to eliminate boilers in their homes," said city manager Sadhu Johnston.

Earlier this year, city council passed a motion to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, including the use of fossil-fuel-based natural gas, from all new homes and other buildings by 2030. 

"What we're trying to do is to find more green gas to put in the system, build more energy-efficient buildings and use more of the green gas that's out there."