For Immediate Release
D.C. Council Unanimously Approves Region-Leading 50% Renewable Energy Target
The bill commits D.C. to 50% clean power by 2032; creates a program to cut bills in half for 100,000 low-income families
WASHINGTON - he nation’s capital took another step toward nation-leading climate action today, as the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved legislation (B21-650) to expand D.C.’s renewable energy target to 50 percent by 2032.
- View the bill text at: http://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B21-0650?FromSearchResults=true
- For more background on the bill, view the committee report: http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/35409/B21-0650-CommitteeReport1.pdf
- Read testimony delivered to the D.C. Council on the climate and consumer benefits of the bill: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CCAN_B21-0650_testimony_DC-RPS.pdf
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