Dear DC Council,
Last year, we passed the Clean Energy DC Act for 100% clean electricity and more. Now it must be implemented in a strong and fair way!
DC’s transition to clean energy must protect the health and welfare of our residents — especially low-income communities. Less pollution gives us cleaner air; investment in energy efficiency saves money; and promoting renewables brings clean, domestic energy to residents.
For these reasons, I urge you to implement the Clean Energy DC Act that fights for a more sustainable and just city by calling on the DC government to:
- Ensure that 100% of DC’s electricity comes from renewable sources by the year 2032 and that Pepco is meeting and reporting on its necessary benchmarks
- Prioritize funding projects that would benefit low-income communities through the DC Green Bank like efficiency for affordable housing, energy bill assistance, workforce initiatives, and more
-Ensure that efficiency standards are crafted in a way that will not raise prices on low-income residents
- Require the DC Sustainable Energy Utility to direct funding to expand solar in the District, particularly to low-income residents
- Create the vehicle excise tax incentivizing fuel efficient vehicles by the established deadline of January 1, 2020
Thank you for your time.