Newspaper article The Canadian Press

ElxnBC-Roundup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

ElxnBC-Roundup

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VANCOUVER - ---

(ElxnBC-Liberals)

The B-C Liberals announced today they plan to repeal the City of Vancouver's building regulation changes they claim bans natural gas in some new developments -- but the city says no such ban exists.

Liberal candidate Andrew Wilkinson says the city's efforts to replace natural gas for renewable energy sources will be costly for residents and businesses -- especially restaurants that need natural gas for cooking.

But the city says new regulation that goes into effect Monday only applies to new construction on rezoned lots, and it requires these buildings to meet a 50 per cent reduction in emissions while still allowing the use of natural gas.

The city says its push to rely on renewable energy by 2050 will not increase construction costs or costs to consumers, and aligns with provincial government regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. …

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