Colorado Making Cannabis Greener with New Energy Programs
With a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state 50% by 2030, Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, just rolled out two new pilot programs, aimed to cut carbon emissions from the cannabis industry. As reported on U.S. News & World Report, the new programs focus on cutting carbon emissions and increasing energy efficiency at weed cultivation businesses specifically.
The two new Colorado programs are the Carbon Dioxide Reuse Project and Colorado Cultivators Energy Management. Both will obtain resources from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
The first program partners a local brewery, Denver Beer Co., with The Clinic, a Colorado cannabis dispensary. The beer company will capture carbon dioxide from its fermentation process and provide the CO2 to the dispensary’s grow operation to stimulate plant growth.