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Mayor Bowser to Sign Historic Clean Energy DC Legislation

Thursday, January 17, 2019
District to Run Entirely on Locally Generated Clean Energy, Set Mandate of 100% Renewable Energy by 2032

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, January 18, 2019, Mayor Bowser will sign the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, codifying the District as the nation’s preeminent leader in clean energy and climate action by setting a mandate of 100% renewable energy by the year 2032. 
 
The historic piece of legislation will bolster Mayor Bowser’s Clean Energy DC plan, which includes 57 action items for how the District will reach this ambitious target, including raising the solar carve-out to 10% by 2041, establishing a task force charged with forming building energy performance standards (BEPS), and mandating the transformation to clean energy in the for-hire vehicles sector.
 
This event will be held at the newly renovated American Geophysical Union headquarters, the first-ever net zero energy renovation in the District, which will serve as a national model of sustainability and energy performance.
 
WHEN:
Friday, January 18, at 1:30 pm
 
WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Tommy Wells, Director, Department of Energy and Environment
Christine McEntee, Executive Director and CEO, American Geophysical Union
 
WHERE:
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue, NW, #400
*Closest Metro: Dupont Circle Metro Station*
 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).