DC's electricity is headed toward 100% renewable sources like wind and solar. But we're still burning a lot of methane gas in DC to heat buildings. Official numbers say that gas from the utility is responsible for about a fifth of DC's greenhouse gas emissions, but independent research suggests the real numbers are far worse.
DC's gas utility, 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 advocating to hold Washington Gas to its climate commitment and to ensure that DC achieves carbon neutrality.