Historic Clean Energy Bill Signed in DC
The mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser signed the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 earlier this year, committing to the use of 100% renewable electricity by 2032.
The signing contributes to Mayor Bowser's Clean Energy DC plan which includes 57 action items including plans to double the required amount of solar energy in the District, make energy improvements to existing buildings, provide energy bill assistance to support low- and moderate-income residents, require emissions-free public transportation and privately owned vehicles by 2045 and fund the DC Green Bank to attract private investment in clean energy projects.
A statement from the Mayor's office said, “By signing the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 into law, we solidify Washington, DC’s place as the national leader in the fight against climate change and proudly communicate to the world that
‘we are still in. If we are going to make progress on addressing climate change and global warming in our country, it’s going to be cities and states leading the way. With this groundbreaking clean energy law, we have created a model for jurisdictions across the nation to follow.”
The January 18, 2019 signing was held at the headquarters of the American Geophysical Union which is the first net-zero renovated building the District.
MaGrann Associates looks forward to continuing to work with the District to make building better.