Biden admin aims to push towns, cities to adopt green energy building codes: ‘Very suspicious’

'It's clearly designed to push the Biden administration's climate agenda onto state and local governments,' energy expert tells Fox News Digital

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CEI’s Ben Lieberman is cited on Fox News regarding green energy building codes:

“It’s a lot of money, and it’s clearly designed to push the Biden administration’s climate agenda onto state and local governments,” Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Fox News Digital in an interview. “It’s being done through a number of carrots and sticks — carrots in the form of grants to standard-setting bodies and state and local governments if they go along with the climate agenda.

“A big part of this is the war on natural gas,” Lieberman continued. “These building codes, that’s where you see these bans on natural gas hookups for new construction. You could also see other things like increasing the safety requirements for natural gas, not out of any legitimate concern over the safety of natural gas, but just trying to make things more expensive and more difficult for natural gas.”

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