Electricity Home Rule Could Mean Economic Boost of $1.5 Billion and 14,500 jobs for DC

Date: 5 Jul 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Update 8/11/11: While maximizing solar in DC shifts $267 million in electricity payments from the utility to local solar panels, the cumulative electricity cost savings over 25 years amounts to $1.6 billion for ratepayers by shifting to solar power. For many years the citizens of Washington, DC, struggled for the basic right to elect their own … Read More

Planning for Energy Self-Reliance: A Case Study of the District of Columbia

Date: 17 Apr 1978 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Thiswas the first study to track the flow of energy-related dollars through an urban economy and the impact on this flow from an aggressive energy efficiency and solar energy initiative.  The study concluded that 85 cents of every energy dollar left the city, a far higher leakage than from any other household expenditure. The study also estimated the rooftop space available in DC for solar and the economic impact of energy efficiency.… Read More