WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., City Council has passed a bill promising the District’s electric grid will run entirely on renewable energy by 2032.
The council on Tuesday unanimously passed the Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018.READ MORE: Baltimore Mayor, Gov. Hogan Clash Over Available COVID Vaccine Doses For City Residents
It includes requirements for new and existing buildings, electric car tax incentives and possible carbon fees on gas sales.
Chairman Phil Mendelson says the bill still needs to secure funding. The District’s chief financial officer says the bill will cost $91 million to implement over the next four years.READ MORE: FDA Advisory Committee Votes To Recommend Authorizing Johnson & Johnson's New COVID-19 Vaccine
Councilman Vincent Gray says the bill will increase fees funding the Sustainable Energy Trust Fund, which provides energy assistance to low-income residents and supports sustainability programs.
The bill also says the District will work with Maryland and Virginia to reduce regional carbon emissions.Suspect Killed In Police-Involved Shooting Near Baltimore's Inner Harbor Identified As Benjamin Tyson
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