DC's electricity is headed toward 100% renewable sources like wind and solar. But we're still burning a lot of fracked methane gas in DC to heat buildings, causing about a quarter of DC's greenhouse gas emissions.
AltaGas, the Canadian fracked gas company that owns Washington Gas, has pledged to change its business model to be consistent with DC's commitment of ending greenhouse gas emissions. That will require the utility to move away from combustion-based gas heating and move toward clean and efficient heating systems like clean energy heat pumps.
Beyond Gas DC is working to ensure DC transitions off gas so we can achieve carbon neutrality.