Why does this pledge matter?


In 2020, the Reduce Energy Use DC Campaign was launched and 2019 was captured as being the second hottest year on record; however, 2020 has now captured that ranking.

The goal is to use energy more efficiently year-round. In July 2019, DC consumed more than 1.1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, translating to more than 500,000 tons[1] of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to the emissions of more than 170,000 cars each driven for one year. The pledge will help DC residents know their power to cut carbon, save energy, and save money. Collectively, we can #SaveMoreThanMoney.

[1] Assuming a PJM average emission rate.