As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect the District of Columbia, residents are staying at home for their collective safety and subsequently are, on average, using more electricity telecommuting for their jobs and to help students achieve distance learning goals.
This increased energy usage may not only be affecting bills, but also contributing to climate change.
“We continue to be grateful to all residents who are saving lives by staying home, and we know that part of that sacrifice is a potentially higher energy bill,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “That’s why we’re working to share ways residents can use energy more efficiently. Together, let’s take the ‘Reduce Energy Use DC’ pledge to save money while helping the environment.”
Read more at The Washington Informer.