Washington D.C. Sets Aggressive Renewable Energy Targets

The bill known as Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 sets the target of meeting the energy needs of D.C. with 100% renewable energy by the year 2032.

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The City Council of Washington D.C. has unanimously voted to make D.C. 100% renewable energy dependent by the year 2032.

The bill known as Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 sets the target of meeting the energy needs of D.C. with 100% renewable energy by the year 2032.

The bill also sets forth the target of a 10% solar energy carve-out by the year 2041.

Councilmember Cheh, the lead author of the legislation said that, “[this bill] will put [D.C.] at the forefront and will be a model for other jurisdictions. This bill is a great achievement and I hope the people of the District of the Columbia can be proud of what we are doing here today.”

The bill which sets the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the United States was hailed by D.C. council members.

The bill adequately serves the interest of the country and is in line with the latest United Nations report which states that global emissions should be net zero by midcentury to avoid the worst outcomes of climate change, the council members said.

Source: Washinton Examiner

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