Last week, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act to establish new energy standards for existing buildings in the district, provide energy bill assistance for low- and moderate-income residents, and fund the DC Green Bank to promote the use of clean energy. The bill expands on the District’s adoption of solar power and requires all of DC’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2032.
“Make no mistake about it, this is by far the most aggressive and impactful clean energy goal passed by any state to date,” said Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Director Tommy Wells. “As great as the commitments are from states leading the fight against climate change, our goal as the nation’s capital is to reach 100% renewable electricity despite federal inaction in our own backyard.”
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