We are working to clean up Washington, D.C.’s renewable energy standard so that it promotes the cleanest sources of energy -- wind and solar power. While other Mid-Atlantic states like Delaware and New Jersey already get 70 percent of their renewable energy from the wind and the sun, only 4 percent of D.C.’s renewable energy mix comes from these resources.
“Cap and dividend” is a simple, fair policy solution to reduce CO2 emissions without reducing household incomes. It caps fossil fuels, makes polluters pay, and returns the revenue to everyone equally. Those who care about halting climate change agree that the amount of carbon allowed into our atmosphere should be limited and that the cost of carbon pollution should be paid by the industries that do the polluting.