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2019-01-18. Mayor Signs Landmark Clean Energy Law for D.C.

posted Jan 28, 2019, 11:01 PM by Alan Gould
By Randy Showstack, Eos/AGU. [https://eos.org/articles/mayor-signs-landmark-clean-energy-law-for-dc] For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: With the signing of a landmark clean energy bill today, Washington, D. C. mayor Muriel Bowser has established the city as a global leader in clean energy and efforts to combat climate change. The law, known as the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, mandates that 100% of the electricity sold in the city come from renewable energy sources by 2032. In addition, the law...also doubles the required amount of solar energy deployed in the District, makes significant improvements to the energy efficiency of existing buildings, provides energy bill assistance for low- and moderate-income residents, requires all public transportation and privately owned fleet vehicles to become emissions-free by 2045, and funds the DC Green Bank to attract private investment in clean energy projects....