The District of Columbia, home to more than 700,000 people, is a hot spot for local climate action and has some of the nation’s strongest goals to curb carbon pollution and advance clean energy.
CCAN activists in DC have played keys roles in ensuring the District gets 100% of its electricity from clean sources by 2032, the strongest climate law in the country.
Join us! Learn how you can get involved locally to advance climate solutions in DC:
The movement to create cleaner, healthier, all-electric new homes and buildings is lighting up the country. There are wins on electrification in California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Washington, and Colorado as well as nearby Maryland. CCAN has a bold vision that DC will join their ranks and eventually become a leader. Building electrification would benefit community members by giving them access to cleaner air, healthier homes, good jobs, affordable clean energy, and energy efficiency to reduce monthly energy bills while helping the District meet its climate goals. Learn More Here>>
An effective democracy is essential to stabilizing our climate. That’s why CCAN has officially endorsed the DC Statehood Coalition’s campaign to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state. Statehood for D.C. would prevent Congress from unnecessarily impeding on local polices while granting the right to self-government and full voter representation to the more than 680,000 District residents. Learn more>>
The Council of the District of Columbia approved two bills that will for the first time mandate that all new and substantially renovated buildings in the city be powered by 100% carbon-free energy (with the exception of low-rise residential structures). This sets in motion a phase-out of methane gas use across much of the nation’s capital.
The city government itself, as part of these new bills, will also permanently discontinue purchasing fossil-fuel-powered vehicles and carbon-burning appliances in government buildings. These actions now put DC at the forefront of climate policy among US states and cities. Read more here>>
We won! In December, 2017, Washington D.C. passed the strongest climate policy in the country. The Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, or “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. This law transitions the District to 100% clean electricity by 2032 — the strongest renewable energy policy 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. Learn more>>
DC has been a leader in climate change policy, but there is room to do a lot more to end fossil fuel burning to create cleaner, healthier, all-electric homes and buildings is lighting up the country. Become part of CCAN’s Electrify DC campaign! Sign this letter to the DC Council Chairman. Sign here>>
DC has committed to carbon neutrality and phasing out fossil fuels, yet the DC government is continuing to subsidize dirty fossil fuels that pollute our climate and pollute our air. If you think DC should end subsidies for fossil fuels, please sign our petition! Sign petition>>