District Of Columbia


The District of Columbia, created by an Act of Congress in July 1790, is not a state although there is a political movement to make it one. Commonly known as Washington, D.C., it is our nation’s capital occupying 68 square miles, with a population density greater than any U.S. state – around 714,153 people. Although some politicians like to say that D.C. is a swamp, this is actually not scientifically correct. The city was built on a firm and dry riverbank. It is, however, mostly in a humid subtropical zone with steaming summers and winters featuring snow and ice.

D.C. is absolutely no stranger to climate change. Since the city was founded (as part of Alexandria, Virginia in 1749), the Potomac River has risen roughly one foot, twice as fast as the global average for sea level rise. Although DC is not on the ocean, the Potomac and Anacostia rivers are influenced by sea level. The rivers seem to be rising extra fast because land in DC is also sinking due to a geological phenomenon called subsidence. Flooding has become a part of life for the city’s residents, and it’s only going to get worse.

Storms are also accelerating. There have been plenty of tropical cyclones, like the derecho of 2012, and on a random Monday in July of 2019 a storm dumped a month’s worth of rain on the city in one hour. Suffice to say, this isn’t normal and the future doesn’t look better.

Climate change has already caused a rise of 2°F over the last 50 years, more than the national average. Summers have also been 5-10% more humid than they were in the 1970s. By mid-July, 2021, D.C. had experienced 3 heat waves, 19 days with above 90º days (above average), but with a high temperature of 95º (below average).

Thankfully, The District has been taking action. Already in 2005, they adopted a renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which has been amended several times subsequently. In 2016, their commitment expanded to require that 50% of all retail electricity sales in the District come from renewable sources by 2032, with no less than 5% of retail electricity sales to be generated by solar sources. Additionally, they drafted Climate Ready DC, a comprehensive plan to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The plan covers water management systems, resilience of energy, communication, and transportation infrastructure in regard to more frequent and more powerful storms. It also addresses ways to combat extreme heat, like increasing green space and tree cover.

In 2018 they passed the Clean Energy D.C. Act, accelerating the District’s move to 100% renewable energy by 2032, with the solar energy requirement increasing to 5.5% by 2032 and to 10% by 2041, an ambitious goal. The measure incentivizes electric vehicle purchases and toughens efficiency requirements for new and existing buildings, even helping to fund some of these upgrades.

Washington D.C. generates little of its own electricity and none of its own gas or petroleum. Already in 2019, almost half of the electricity generated in the District came from solar panels located on homes and commercial buildings throughout the city, with a third coming from biomass-generated energy and the rest of D.C.’s power comes from natural gas.

Although the District consumes more energy than it produces, it still uses less than any state except Vermont. Most of the energy used in the District is consumed by the commercial sector, which includes federal buildings, museums, and universities. Because of its heat and humidity, air conditioning is a significant chunk of energy usage in the city.

D.C. has become a significant market for electric vehicles with more electric vehicle charging stations than gasoline stations, resulting in the city’s per capita gasoline expenditures to be lower than those of any state. Additionally, in June, 2021, Metro announced that they will transform their 1,500 buses to electric by 2045.



See one cherry tree’s rush to an early bloom, day by day

By Niko Kommenda and Harry Stevens 03/22/24
Two weeks ago, we started photographing the cherry trees whose spectacular white blooms mark the start of spring in the nation’s capital. We thought we had plenty of time to capture the buds gradually unfold.…
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Washington Gas is Betting Against the Climate, and Your Health, with Billions of Your Money

By Tim Oberleiton and Janet Phoenix 03/11/24
An old gambling saying goes: “Eat your betting money, but don’t bet your eating money.” In D.C. and across the DMV, Washington Gas is burning through customers’ hard-earned dollars by betting against the climate at…
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National Archives closes after climate change protesters dump red powder on U.S. Constitution

By Katherine Itoh 02/15/24
The National Archives rotunda and galleries in Washington, D.C., closed to the public early on Wednesday afternoon after two apparent climate change protesters dumped red powder on the case holding the U.S. Constitution.
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Wow, It’s Hot in D.C.

By Robinson Meyer 01/26/24
The temperature rose to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, D.C. today. That is weird because it’s currently January 26, and because about four inches of snow fell last week. (Literally, D.C. public schools had a…
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The nation’s capital, built on water, struggles to keep from drowning

By Dana Priest and John Muyskens 12/19/23
Derek Ross, head of museum construction, despaired as he stared into the colossal 80-foot pit where workers were digging out the basement for the new African American history museum. The huge excavators had broken into…
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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser attends 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai

By Scott Taylor 11/29/23
The most recent data from MPD shows crime in the District is up 40% and D.C. just hit 250 murders in the city. That's up 34% compared to last year and it's the most in…
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D.C. region sets new goals for solar adoption

By Lori Aratani 11/25/23
The Washington region’s planning body has endorsed new solar energy goals as part of a strategy it hopes will help the area meet a 2030 goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Extreme Weather And Sea Level Rise Among Top Climate Risks To D.C. Area, New Assessment Says

By Jacob Fenston 11/14/23
The latest National Climate Assessment shows the D.C. region is especially at risk of extreme weather, flooding, and sea level rise as the earth warms. The congressionally mandated assessment, released today, also shows uneven progress…
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Pepco to pay D.C. more than $57 million for Anacostia River pollution

By Justin Wm. Moyer 10/03/23
Pepco will pay more than $57 million to the District after the electric utility discharged toxic chemicals in the city for decades, polluting the Anacostia River and other areas.
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Heat wave in D.C. area is most intense on record this late in year

By Ian Livingston 09/07/23
Thursday was the final day of widespread record highs in the Washington-Baltimore region, and the late-season heat wave solidified its place in the record books. No heat wave this late into September has been this…
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D.C. saw climate change with its own eyes. Will that change policy?

By David Fontana 06/10/23
central necessity of any healthy democracy is to feature a capital city that comprehends the rest of the country. Federal officials in Washington — like everyone else — can’t help but see things through their…
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Climate change makes cherry trees blossom early — and puts them at risk

By Scott Dance 03/18/23
Washington’s cherry trees are on the verge of peak bloom several days earlier than normal, while blossoms are appearing earlier than ever seen in Tokyo. It’s the result of mild winter temperatures sending a signal…
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University’s Solar Array Is A Monumental Effort

This summer, the University will officially be home to the D.C. area’s largest solar array, one that NBC4 in Washington called big “enough to fill 19 football fields.”

CUA to open largest solar panel system in Washington, DC

The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, has found a way to answer Pope Francis’ call to care and stewardship of God’s creation, as instructed in his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’.CUA has constructed…

D.C. Student Activists Win ‘First Step’ Vote Passing Green New Deal for Schools

On the evening of Jan. 17, the D.C. State Board of Education (DCSBOE) voted to pass the “Green New Deal for Schools,” a resolution written and championed by D.C. Public School students. More than 50…

D.C. Region Sets ‘Ambitious’ Goal For Rooftop Solar

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments passed a resolution this November that sets a goal of having solar panels installed on 250,000 rooftops in the Washington, D.C. metro region, an area encompassing the nation’s capital,…

D.C. region sets new goals for solar adoption

By Lori Aratani 11/25/23
The Washington region’s planning body has endorsed new solar energy goals as part of a strategy it hopes will help the area meet a 2030 goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

DC Council: Reverse the Clean Energy Budget Raid and Energy Efficiency Delays

Clean energy funding and the District’s flagship program for reducing energy use in large buildings are under attack! Tell DC Councilmembers to protect BEPS, clean energy funding, and our climate!

House Republican introduces bill to flip funding in DC from stoves to crime

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced a bill seeking to overrule a D.C. Council proposal to replace gas stoves, marking the latest battle over local lawmakers' autonomy in the nation's capital.

D.C. has something cookin’ for residents: Money to replace gas stoves

Legislation introduced Tuesday would help D.C. residents get rid of their gas stoves in favor of electric ones. Introduced by Council Member Charles Allen, the Healthy Homes and Residential Electrification Amendment Act of 2023 would…

Shining a light on zoning for solar on campuses across Washington, D.C.

The D.C. Solar Expansion Act of 2022 will ensure the continued growth of solar across all eight wards of the District of Columbia. Signed into law in January 2023, it will clear the way for…

D.C. bill would offer incentives to switch from gas stoves to electric

The District would join other cities and states seeking to swap gas stoves and other fossil fuel-dependent devices for electric appliances, under a bill introduced Friday that is sure to add to a culture war…

The zero-fare public transit movement is picking up momentum

Washington, D.C., is on the verge of eliminating bus fares for city residents, joining other U.S. cities that are working to make metro bus and rail systems free to ride.

The District of Columbia’s Plan to Adapt to a Changing Climate

Climate change is no longer a distant threat. In order to prepare Washington, DC for the future, we can and must respond to new and substantial challenges created by climate change. Climate Ready DC is…

B22-0904 – CleanEnergy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018

As introduced, this bill increases the Renewable Portfolio Standard to 100% by 2032, establishes a solar energy standard post 2032, and establishes standards electricity suppliers must meet regarding purchasing a percentage of their energy from…

The Sustainable DC Plan

Sustainable DC is the District of Columbia’s major planning effort to make DC the most sustainable city in the nation. Led by the Department of Energy & Environment and the Office of Planning, it is a…

WinnCompanies Completes Major Solar Project in Washington, D.C.

WinnCompanies has completed the largest community solar project aimed at reducing energy bills for low-income residents in Washington, D.C.

Clean Energy DC Climate Action Plan

Clean Energy DC is the District of Columbia’s energy and climate action plan. It explains how the District will use forward-looking energy policies, while also encouraging innovation, efficiency, and resiliency. Clean Energy DC re-imagines what…


District Of Columbia State Profile and Energy Estimates

The District of Columbia, commonly known as Washington, DC, is located on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia. The nation's capital was created by an Act of Congress in July 1790, and it is…

Energy State Bill Tracking Database

The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.

The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Washington, D.C.

On July 8, 2019, a month’s worth of rain—4 inches—was unleashed over just one hour in Washington, D.C. The flood was one of the most extreme weather events in years and required the National Weather…

What Climate Change Means for the District of Columbia

The District of Columbia’s climate is changing. The region has warmed by more than two degrees (F) in the last century, hot days and heavy rainstorms are more frequent, and the tidal Potomac is rising…

DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)

The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money. Since 2011, the DCSEU has delivered financial incentives, technical assistance, and information to tens of thousands of…


What Washington D.C. can learn from the other Washington about climate policy

By Kristin Eberhard   03/06/23  
Some insiders in Washington, D.C., have given up on carbon pricing. Across the country in the state of Washington, advocates had for a while done the same, after more than a decade in which numerous…
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Here’s how D.C. is changing what is taught in social studies

By Lauren Lumpkin   02/12/23  
For the past several months, the D.C. education officials have been drafting a new set of social studies standards for the city’s 96,000 students, an exercise that hasn’t been done since 2006.
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Washington, D.C., Taps Buro Happold to Lead Its Clean Energy Push

By Keith Loria   02/10/23  
The District’s energy and climate action plan is supposed to provide residents, businesses and government a clear set of actions they can take to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and increase awareness about…
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Here’s how extreme the D.C.-area rainstorm was Wednesday night

By Jason Samenow   08/11/22  
The deluge in the D.C. area Wednesday night flooded roads and triggered traffic gridlock, with high water levels even stranding motorists — some needing rescue — and entering homes and businesses. Many areas saw an…
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Salt in water sources becoming worrisome in D.C. region, experts warn

By Antonio Olivo   08/08/22  
The Washington region is growing — a metropolis of nearly 6 million people where area officials are pressing to build another 320,000 homes by the end of this decade. And with that growth comes an…
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These hurricane flood maps reveal the climate future for Miami, NYC and D.C.

By Jenny Staletovich and Others   07/28/22  
As climate change warms the planet, drives up sea levels and energizes hurricanes, the arsenal of dangerous impacts delivered by the fierce storms is expected to get supercharged. Among the most worrisome: powerful flooding from…
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D.C. Moves To Ban Natural Gas In Most New Buildings, Aiming For Carbon Neutrality

By Jacob Fenston   07/14/22  
By 2026, all new buildings and substantial renovations in D.C. will have to be net-zero construction, meaning they produce as much energy as they consume, under legislation passed unanimously by the D.C. Council Tuesday. The…
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DC Subways Will Have $50M in Revenue From New Solar Panels Covering Parking Lots With Shade

By Good News Network   07/10/22  
The transit agency for the Washington, DC Metro area announced Friday a deal worth up to $50 million over 25 years to install solar panels atop buildings and parking structures at four subway rail bus…
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The D.C. area, with planning, can be a climate refuge

By Gabriel Popkin   07/01/22  
In the 15 years I’ve lived in the Mid-Atlantic — a period during which much of the rest of the country has been beset by semi-apocalyptic fires, storms, heat and droughts — I’ve changed my…
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Washington, D.C., is ‘ideally poised for electrification,’ Sierra Club finds. The city’s gas utility disagrees.

By Robert Walton   05/13/22  
Renewable natural gas and green hydrogen could be used to help the District of Columbia affordably reach its 2050 carbon neutrality goal while avoiding costly grid upgrades, Washington Gas told the D.C. Public Service Commission…
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Fees from Pepco put solar panels out of reach, D.C. residents say

By Maxine Joselow   02/24/22  
Alex Hillbrand and Clémentine Stip have long dreamed of installing solar panels on the roof of their rowhouse in Mount Pleasant, where sunshine shoots through the leafy canopies of Rock Creek Park, providing an abundant…
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Washington D.C. public school adds energy storage to export excess solar energy to low-income community

By Chris Crowell   09/22/21  
Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School is a public school and Community Renewable Energy Facility located in an underserved community in Washington, D.C. that installed a 200 kilowatt (kW) solar array in late 2019 to meet its energy…
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Climate Activists Dumped a House in the Tidal Basin

By Jane Recker   09/22/21  
As the sun glowed through the columns of the Jefferson Memorial around 7:15 AM Wednesday, a man in a racing wetsuit began to churn the murky waters of the Tidal Basin with his kicks as…
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This Was D.C.’s Rainiest August Since 1967

By Jacob Fenston   09/03/21  
If it seems like it’s been a rainy few weeks, that’s because it has been — August 2021, was, in fact, the rainiest August in D.C. since 1967. That’s not even counting the downpours on…
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The Washington, DC region has built too much housing in the wrong places

By Jenny Schuetz and Matt Ring   08/18/21  
The latest U.N. climate change report pulls no punches: Human activities are contributing to climate change “at a rate that is unprecedented in at least the last 2000 years.” And two of the largest components…
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A Black Community In Northeast D.c. Is Surrounded By Industrial Pollution

By Darryl Fears   08/04/21  
The D.C. government is preparing to build a sprawling school-bus terminal in the historically Black enclave of Brentwood, where residents have long lived amid industrial sites that discharge pollution into their community.
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As Pepco outlines plan to meet DC climate goals, consumer advocates say equity must be a focus

By Robert Walton   07/21/21  
Potomac Electric Power Co. (Pepco) filed a "Climate Solutions Plan" with District of Columbia regulators on Tuesday, sketching out a high-level approach to providing clean energy in the nation's capital that includes a focus on…
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D.C.’s summer heat is near its peak. Up next? The descent toward winter.

By Ian Livingston   07/14/21  
Wednesday marks our fourth straight day of hitting at least 90 degrees in Washington as we slog through our third heat wave of the season. But there’s good news for those who loathe the heat:…
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The Impacts Of Climate Change And The Trump Administration’s Anti-environmental Agenda In Washington, D.c.

Just in the past three years, the Trump administration has attempted to roll back at least 95 environmental rules and regulations to the detriment of the environment and Americans’ public health. Moreover, the administration refuses…
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Cities are making covid-era street changes permanent. Some are facing pushback.

By Michael Laris and Luz Lazo   06/26/21  
Paris barred most cars from the majestic road that goes past the Louvre Museum, then months later announced it would keep it that way. New York followed suit, making permanent a program that clears space…
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Metro is phasing out diesel-powered buses, with plans to transform its fleet to electric by 2045

By Justin George   06/24/21  
Metro will phase in an electric-powered bus fleet over more than two decades under a plan the transit agency’s board of directors approved Thursday.
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DC approves disputed Pepco rate increase in new approach to utility regulation

By Robert Walton   06/08/21  
District of Columbia regulators on Friday approved Potomac Electric Power Company's (Pepco) multi-year rate plan (MRP), authorizing the utility to recover $108.6 million through higher rates over three years, from 2020 to 2022. The plan…
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Intense rainfall, hotter summers | A look at how climate change impacts DC area gardens

By Nathan Baca   05/18/21  
 Gardeners around the D.C. metro area are already noticing it. Stronger storms, longer droughts and higher temperatures. All leading to wilted or dying flowers and vegetables that are part of global climate change.
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DC Water Just Finished Digging A 5-Mile Tunnel 100 Feet Below The City

By Jacob Fenston   04/28/21  
Chris has been underground since 2018, diligently digging, starting at RFK Stadium and slowly moving northwest. Now, Chris's work is complete — a 5-mile long, 23-ft. wide tunnel that will soon prevent sewage overflows into…
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Early blooming of cherry blossoms concerns climate experts

By Farah Javed   04/17/21  
Thousands of people each year flock to cherry blossom festivals around the world. This year, however, these iconic pink trees are blooming early, and scientists believe climate change and urbanization are at fault.
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Combating Climate Change: Essential, Not Optional

By Christopher Jones   04/14/21  
As residents of the nation’s most political town, Washingtonians know that climate change is back on top of the White House agenda. Are they aware, however, of the mounting threats climate change poses to life…
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Opinion: The cicadas are coming. And they’re changing dramatically.

By Chris Simon   04/12/21  
In late May 2017, my husband and I were walking around the leafy suburbs west of D.C. The noise of the cicadas was deafening. “Why are there so many cicadas” my friend’s 7-year-old son, Dylan,…
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Rising waters trigger change for DC’s Tidal Basin

By Whitney Pipkin   03/30/21  
A visit to the Tidal Basin in the District of Columbia should deliver sweeping views of cherry trees heavy with pink and white blooms this time of year, drawing millions of onlookers to the concrete…
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DC first in Mid-Atlantic to require long-term renewable PPA for standard offer customers

By Robert Walton   03/24/21  
Exelon-subsidiary Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) is working to reach a new renewable long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to serve 5% of the District of Columbia's Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy needs.
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Solar synergy: How good timing and partnerships propelled a suburban D.C. county to its clean power goal

By Elizabeth McGowan   01/12/21  
Arlington County is no slacker on addressing climate change. So it isn’t surprising that the District of Columbia suburb is on the verge of leapfrogging a goal of harvesting half of its electricity for government…
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In 2021 we must set more ambitious targets for zero-emission trucks and buses

By Larissa Koehler   01/08/21  
There is no question that 2020 was a hard year — for some, it was the hardest year of their lives. Yet despite the historic difficulty of 2020, there were some climate and air quality…
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Climate Deniers Moved Rapidly to Spread Misinformation During and After Attack on US Capitol

By Sharon Kelly   01/08/21  
Climate Deniers Moved Rapidly to Spread Misinformation During and After Attack on US Capitol | DeSmog (desmogblog.com)
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My green home: $90,000 in clean tech upgrades, $20,000 in tax breaks

By Timothy B.Lee   01/03/21  
A few years ago I started writing regularly about electric cars and the batteries that power them—technologies that are helping humanity transition away from reliance on fossil fuels. And as bad news continued to pile up about the harms caused by…
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Public Response Key to Expanding Regional Effort to Curb Transportation Sector Climate Emissions

By Tim Faulkner   12/22/20  
The regional collaboration known as the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) will be operating, at least initially, with a smaller cast than expected.
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A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start

By Brad Plumer   12/21/20  
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., all announced they would join a cap-and-trade program for cars and trucks. But many bigger states have yet to join.
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DC environmental groups ask WMATA to electrify its bus fleet

By Stephanie Klein   12/10/20  
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) operates the nation’s sixth-largest commuter bus fleet, with more than 1,500 buses making 130 million trips per year in DC, MD and VA. Hundreds of thousands of the…
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Report: DC area more prepared than most states for climate change health impact

By Kristi King   12/09/20  
A report evaluating work underway to protect people from the health impact of climate change finds that the D.C. region is better off than most other states.
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Why the District of Columbia is a leader in energy efficiency

By Catherine Nabukalu   08/19/20  
One of my favorite sessions from VERGE 2019 was a presentation by Amory Lovins on the expanding energy efficiency cornucopia. Among several things, he discussed the vital benefit of energy efficiency in working toward environmental…
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DC citizen wins increase in rooftop solar limit to 200% of past usage

By William Driscoll   08/12/20  
States like California whose laws say residential rooftop solar must be “intended primarily” for self-consumption could join Washington, D.C. in increasing their limit, says D.C. resident David Roodman. Generation in excess of consumption will be…
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EGEB: Washington, DC’s Metro makes a $50M solar power deal

By Michelle Lewis   07/10/20  
Washington’s Metro agrees to a huge community solar deal with SunPower and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power. Washington, DC’s Metro has made a 25-year, $50 million deal with SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and Goldman Sachs Renewable…
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Here’s How Climate Change Is Going To Affect The D.C. Area

By Jacob Fenston   09/17/19  
Since humans began burning fossil fuels, the Earth’s temperature has gone up about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit. In the years since the city of Alexandria, Virginia, was founded in 1749, sea level on the Potomac River…
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Washington’s famed cherry blossoms threatened by rising sea levels

Washington D.C.'s cherry blossom season has gone well this year, thanks to warm weather that has coincided perfectly with the annual blooming that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each spring. But officials are claiming…
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With Climate Change, Washington, D.C. Will Feel More Like Arkansas by 2080

By Marissa Fessenden   02/13/19  
he threat of climate change is big, yet nebulous enough that it can be easy to ignore despite mounting evidence that humanity faces a future with more extreme heat waves, floods, drought and food shortages.
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D.C. Mayor Bowser Signs Historic Climate Legislation

By Ann Shikany   01/18/19  
Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser is taking a historic step to address climate action by signing the CleanEnergy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018. This action follows unanimous passage of the bill by D.C. City Council…
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D.C. passes strong clean energy bill with price on carbon

By Jamie DeMarco   12/18/18  
D.C. passes strong clean energy bill with price on carbon By Jamie DeMarco After a multi-year, grassroots-led campaign, today the Washington, D.C., City Council passed the strongest climate legislation anywhere in the country. The Clean…
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D.C. Commits To All Renewable Energy by 2032

By Jacob Fenston   12/18/18  
Washington, D.C. will be among the first cities in the nation to transition to 100 percent renewable energy, under a bill that passed a final vote today by the D.C. Council. The bill updates the…
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Green Initiative of the Year: Washington, DC’s Green Bank

By Chris Teale   12/03/18  
Following the lead of various states including Connecticut and New York, Washington, DC became the first city in the United States to establish a Green Bank earlier this year. The Green Bank, which the DC Council voted…
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Georgetown Climate Center heads to Katowice, Poland for COP24

By Georgetown Climate Center   11/28/18  
The Georgetown Climate Center will be taking part in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP24), starting next week in Katowice, Poland. This year's COP, running from December…
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Mike Bloomberg Names Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, DC as Winners in Bloomberg American Cities Climate ChallengeIssue is resolved.

By Bloomberg Philanthropies   10/21/18  
Today, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto in West End Overlook Park to announce Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington D.C. as the next round…
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