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D.C. Council Supports Clean Energy Legislation
Gavin Bade reports that the Council of the District of Columbia last week gave unanimous preliminary support to a bill that sets a mandate of 100 percent renewable energy in Washington, D.C., by 2032 and requires that all public transportation and private fleet vehicles be zero emission by 2045.
“The CleanEnergy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 would also establish a task force to set new building efficiency standards and allow utility Pepco to recover revenue lost to efficiency improvements by its customers,” reports Bade.
Bade also notes that the district currently does not generate its own energy and has reached existing renewable energy goals through purchase of renewable energy credits, mainly wind power.
The council will vote on the bill again this month, when it is expected to pass and move on to the mayor.