Distributed Generation Bill Goes to Full Council

So the First Reading of the Distributed Generation Act of 2011 (Bill 19-10) is tomorrow morning.

The bill passed unanimously out of committee with votes from Alexander, Bowser, Graham and Mendelson. The following Council members have also affirmed strong support for the legislation: Cheh, Kwame Brown, Harry Thomas, and Marion Barry. So at this point.. we are assuming that tomorrows first reading will be a CELEBRATION!!!

Pass the word! Bring sunflowers to show your support for solar! Turn out to let the DC Council know that this is just the beginning of the DC Solar movement.

When: Tuesday, June 7th at 11:00 AM (Council meeting begins at 10:00 AM).

Where: Room 500 at The Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Closest Metro: Federal Triangle on Orange/Blue Line)

Why: First Reading of the Distributed Generation Act of 2011 (Bill 19-10)

RSVP: E-mail solarcoop@yahoo.com

Visual: Bring bouquets or single sunflowers so members of Council see your support.

This legislation will create a healthy D.C. market for Solar Renewable Energy Credits for the next 10 years. What does that mean?

  • JOBS: A healthy solar market in D.C. will mean 2,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.
  • CITY REVENUE: A healthy solar market in D.C. could generate more than $150 Million in tax revenue over the next 10 years.
  • SOLAR FOR ALL: A healthy solar market in D.C. will enable affordable financing and leasing options for solar installations. This means that any D.C. resident could take advantage of solar energy.
  • MORE SOLAR: Clean and renewable energy from the sun, not dirty coal.