Why The U.S. Is Unlikely To See A Deadly ‘Green’ Building Fire Like London’s

The deadly fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower was fueled by commonly used “green energy” upgrades found on tens of thousands of buildings across the world, sparking concerns that a similar event could happen in the U.S.

It’s unknown what sparked the Grenfell Tower fire Monday, but the exterior cladding, or exterior insulation, added in 2015 to comply with “green energy” requirements, allowed the fire to quickly engulf the building.

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