Climate change threatens the health, homes, and pocketbooks of everyone in DC. With powerful climate policy, we can benefit everyone, from DC businesses to the residents living on the front-lines of climate change.
The DC Climate Coalition is a group of DC businesses, justice advocacy groups, and other organizations that banded together to pass the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, or “Clean Energy DC Act.” This bill passed in December 2018 and is now law!
This policy will make DC a world leader on climate change, by transitioning the District to 100% clean electricity by 2032 — the strongest renewable energy bill in the country — while investing in energy efficiency, creating groundbreaking building standards, and funding local programs to help low-income residents and make the city a sustainable place to live.
The Clean Energy DC Act is a climate solution that will result in less pollution wrecking our lungs and our atmosphere, more investment into energy efficiency solutions, and a faster transition to clean, renewable energy sources.
Now the coalition is dedicated to swift and equitable implementation of this key policy, and continues to move the District towards becoming a leader on climate action.
Thanks to the passage of the Clean Energy DC Act, now DC will be a leader—not only in cutting fossil fuel pollution, but in creating a more just and sustainable economy for all.