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DC SEU

Local Public Charter School Gets a Green Upgrade

Originally posted in DC SEU by Urban Ingenuity & DC Sustainable Energy Utility as Local Public Charter School Gets a Green Upgrade
Posted on August 18, 2016

Through the efforts of two of the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment’s (DOEE) programs, a local charter school will save enough money on their energy and water…

DOEE

Mayor Bowser Signs Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill

Originally posted in DOEE by EOM as Mayor Bowser to Sign Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill
Posted on July 25, 2016

This legislation will solidify the District’s position as a national leader in the push to decarbonize our economies, increase access to clean energy for our residents, and create a long-term…

District Department of Health

DOH Launches DC Healthy People 2020 Report

Originally posted in District Department of Health by DOH as DOH Launches DC Healthy People 2020 Report
Posted on June 30, 2016

Today, the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Health (DOH) released the DC Healthy People 2020 (DC HP2020) framework report, which will guide the city’s efforts in improving population health…

UtilityDIVE

District of Columbia Council unanimously approves bill for 50% renewable energy mandate

Originally posted in UtilityDIVE by Peter Maloney as District of Columbia Council unanimously approves bill for 50% renewable energy mandate
Posted on June 29, 2016

The District of Columbia Council unanimously approved legislation (B21-650) to expand the District’s renewable energy target to 50% percent by 2032. The bill raises the bar from the District’s existing 20%-by-2020 renewable…

PR Newswire

Ideal Academy Public Charter School and BDG Renewable Energy Development (BDG) agree to demonstrate DMV’s first charter school-hosted microgrid in DC Lamond Riggs Community

Originally posted in PR Newswire by DirectSun Solar Energy and Technology as Ideal Academy Public Charter School and BDG Renewable Energy Development (BDG) agree to demonstrate DMV's first charter school-hosted microgrid in DC Lamond Riggs Community
Posted on June 4, 2016

In a historic first of its kind for the DMV region, Ideal Academy Public Charter Academy and DC-startup BDG Renewable Energy Development, LLC., sign memorandum of understanding to transform the…

100 Resilient Cities

Washington, DC Joins the 100 Resilient Cities Network

Originally posted in 100 Resilient Cities by 100RC as 100 Resilient Cities & The Rockefeller Foundation: 37 New Member Cities, Reaching 100 City Milestone
Posted on May 25, 2016

Today, 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) announced the next 37 member cities to join its global network.  “Washington, DC has always been a symbol of…

Department of Energy & Environment

DOEE Releases Third Year Sustainable DC Plan Progress Report

Originally posted in Department of Energy & Environment by as DOEE Releases Third Year Sustainable DC Plan Progress Report
Posted on April 20, 2016

On Monday night, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and National Geographic Society kicked off Earth week with “The Birds and the Bees,” an evening of environmental short films.…

Examiner

Earth week 2016 starts in D.C. with films, panel and progress report

Originally posted in Examiner by Douglas Canter as Earth week 2016 starts in D.C. with films, panel and progress report
Posted on April 19, 2016

Earth week celebrations began this year on Monday night at the National Geographic Society’s auditorium in downtown D.C. where 140 people watched environmental films and listened to a panel discussion…

Greater Greater Washington

Low-income residents can now buy cheaper CaBi memberships

Originally posted in Greater Greater Washington by Edward Russell as Low-income residents can now buy cheaper CaBi memberships
Posted on April 13, 2016

If you qualify for need-based services in the District, you can now get a year-long Capital Bikeshare membership for $5 rather than the regular $85 fee. DC’s Department of Transportation…

Department of Energy & Environment

DC Crowned #1 in EPA’s 2016 Top Cities List

Originally posted in Department of Energy & Environment by as DC Crowned #1 in EPA's 2016 Top Cities List
Posted on March 30, 2016

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) announced today that, for the second year in a row, the District of Columbia metropolitan area has earned the #1 ranking in the…

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