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.
Join us! Learn how you can get involved locally to advance climate solutions in DC:
Washington D.C. has strong carbon reduction goals, but is currently not on path to achieve them. 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 bill would transition the District to 100% clean electricity by 2032 — the strongest renewable energy bill 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>>
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>>