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D.C. Makes Moves Towards Going 100% Renewable Energy By 2030

By Koty Neelis

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. are proposing one of the nation’s most aggressive plans to cut carbon emissions. The “Clean Energy D.C. Act” would roll out the strongest renewable electricity standard in the United States, making the nation's capital a world leader on climate change and put them on an accelerated timeline to 100 percent renewable energy by 2032.

 “This bill provides the bold action needed to match the urgency of the climate crisis. It builds on the Clean Energy D.C. plan and the District’s 12-year legacy of clean energy and green building policy achievement, again blazing a path for other cities to follow," said Cliff Majersik, Executive Director of the Institute for Market Transformation in a statement. 

The legislation would require that 100 percent of energy sold in the city come from renewable sources by 2032 (up from the current standard of 50 percent by 2032) along with toughening energy standards for new and existing buildings.