Be­fore the fi­nal vote

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Re­gard­ing the Nov. 28 Metro ar­ti­cle “Coun­cil gives pre­lim­i­nary ap­proval to clean-en­ergy leg­is­la­tion”:

The D.C. Coun­cil has given ini­tial ap­proval to the Clean En­ergy DC Om­nibus Amend­ment Act of 2018. This bill would tran­si­tion the Dis­trict to 100 per­cent clean elec­tric­ity by 2032 and in all like­li­hood will be en­acted by the end of the year. I ap­pre­ci­ated the dis­cus­sion of the last-minute changes to the bill re­quested by Pepco. Th­ese amend­ments would se­verely un­der­mine the ef­fi­ciency por­tions of this bill, po­ten­tially leav­ing D.C. res­i­dents on the hook to com­pen­sate Pepco for losses as­so­ci­ated with lower elec­tric­ity us­age. Clearly, th­ese last-minute amend­ments de­serve ad­di­tional scru­tiny ahead of the D.C. Coun­cil’s fi­nal vote on the bill sched­uled for Dec. 18. Justin McCarthy, Wash­ing­ton The writer rep­re­sented the DC Climate Coali­tion and the DC State­hood Green Party (a mem­ber of the coali­tion) in cre­at­ing the Clean En­ergy DC Om­nibus Amend­ment Act of 2018.

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