The District of Columbia, home to more than 680,000 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 50% of its electricity from clean sources by 2032 and closing dirty loopholes in DC’s most important clean energy law.
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Washington, DC is at the forefront of cities nationwide when it comes to promoting clean energy and tackling the climate crisis head-on. Now it’s time for DC to lead again—not only in cutting fossil fuel pollution but in creating a more just and sustainable economy for all. By putting a price on carbon and making fossil fuel polluters pay for the real and damaging costs of their emissions, we can unleash the clean energy solutions we need, and make DC families better off in the process. Learn more>>
In March 2016, the DC Public Service Commission approved Chicago-based utility giant Exelon, to buy out Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), which currently serves nearly two million customers throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. This merger has created the largest electric utility company not just in the Mid-Atlantic region, but in the United States. Despite this approval, CCAN will continue to fight to ensure the merger serves the “public interest.” Learn more>>
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>>