New D.C. renewable energy goal – 100% renewable adoption by 2032
Earlier this week, the D.C. council met in hearing room 500 at the Wilson Building to consider major climate legislations, and came up with an aggressive plan to cut carbon emissions by committing to total clean energy in as little as 15 years.
If the proposed legislation should pass, it would require the District to move up its current renewable standards of 50% by 2032 to 100%. This new legislation, which also includes other targets, was proposed by five D.C. Council members. At the hearing, 87 people reportedly signed up to testify and most, if not all, supported at least part of the D.C. renewable energy legislation, reported WAMU.
The new D.C. renewable energy legislation focuses on four major points.
In addition to generating energy from only renewables by 2032, the new legislation would also limit the area where green energy is produced, with the aim of encouraging local wind and solar farms to meet clean energy demand. Renewable power would also be required to be purchased on 10-year contracts. Supporters of the legislation say that this would assist in the stabilization of the clean energy market.
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