The DC government will now get 35% of its energy directly from a wind farm in Pennsylvania. Go DC!
The city had already purchased 100% of its power through Renewable Energy Certificates which offsets green energy and this new agreement will change so that more than a 1/3 of that power comes directly from a green source.
“Directly sourcing renewable power costs 30 percent less than fossil fuel-based sources, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 100,000 tons, and protects our city from volatile energy price increases,” said Mark Chambers, Sustainability and Energy Management Director at the DGS. “Put another way, over its 20-year span, this deal removes the same amount of carbon from our atmosphere as planting 44 million trees, or removing 18,000 cars from the road every year.”
Mayor Muriel Bowser said: “The District is well on its way to achieving the Sustainable DC goal of using renewables to satisfy 50% of DC’s energy supply by 2032.”