Last spring, we filed our with the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia. In July, we held a community meeting for the public to provide an overview of the steps in the plan that can be taken to reduce carbon emissions. This month, we are inviting the community to learn more about one of the key steps —Energy Efficiency—and discuss the many benefits for DC residents, businesses and property owners.
Please join us on January 26, 2021 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for our virtual community meeting: Energy Efficiency—What’s in it For You? We will focus on how you can benefit from cost savings through energy efficiency measures while also helping to reduce carbon emissions. This meeting is part of our ongoing commitment to share how Washington Gas can help the District reach its climate goals of becoming carbon neutral in ways that are cost-effective, innovative and community driven.
Our Climate Business Plan will help the District achieve a cleaner energy future and provide affordable and sustainable energy options for DC residents as the District works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 50 percent by 2032 and to become carbon neutral by 2050. For more than 172 years, Washington Gas has been an essential energy provider for our community, and we take our role in ensuring a sustainable tomorrow for the District seriously.
Increasing energy efficiency is the first step to reduce energy use and associated GHG emissions towards meeting the District’s climate goals, in addition to the added benefit of lower energy costs. When implementing the Energy Efficiency measures outlined in the Climate Business Plan, our estimates show that an emissions reduction of 12 percent can be achieved by 2032 and 36 percent by 2050.
We look forward to providing more information about What’s in it For You on January 26th.