Climate Business Plan Public Meeting
December 14, 2023, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Delivering on a Low Carbon Future
We are committed to supporting the District of Columbia’s efforts to create a low carbon energy future with our Climate Business Plan. Thousands of District residents and businesses depend on us to power their lives, and everyone deserves to live in a low carbon future. We all must do our part to build a cleaner future.
President, Washington Gas
Washington Gas has grown together with the District of Columbia for more than 170 years as an essential energy provider.
Climate Change Action Program – Part 1
On December 15, 2021, Washington Gas provided the DC PSC with a report on the five-year actions it is planning to reduce GHG emissions; in January the company will identify its 30-year actions.
Climate Change Action Roadmap – Part 2
On January 18, 2022, Washington Gas built on its five-year Climate Change Action Program and provided the DC PSC a 30-year Climate Change Action Roadmap that supports the District’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
How We’ll Get There – Together
We spent the past year developing a comprehensive plan that will drive down GHG emissions to help the District of Columbia achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Maximize Energy Efficiency
We have already run successful programs to improve efficiency for our customers. We will build on those efforts, continuing to empower customers to use energy more efficiently, and deploying new technologies like super-efficient appliances.
Enhance Infrastructure and Operations
We will invest in a more efficient infrastructure and expand our capability to meet the needs of a growing city. Through programs like PROJECTpipes, Washington Gas continues to modernize our infrastructure. Our investments help us maintain a modern, safe and reliable energy delivery system.
Harness New and Emerging Fuel Sources
We will use our existing infrastructure to deliver gas – and introduce carbon free fuels such as renewable natural gas and hydrogen – to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This includes clean-certified gas and promising renewable fuels like biogas and hydrogen energy. We will leverage new and emerging technologies based on the best science and engineering available.
The Climate Business Plan is good for the environment, for District residents and visitors, and it puts in place a framework for smart growth in the region.
Climate Business Plan Public Meeting
Please join us on December 14 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. via Zoom for the meeting. The meeting will feature a panel discussion with Washington Gas and external experts on sources of lower emissions energy. A live Q&A session will follow.
The Climate Business Plan centers on modernizing our infrastructure, increasing energy efficiency in homes and offices, and introducing lower carbon fuels as energy options including in the transportation sector.
Increasing access to lower carbon energy supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal (#7); to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy” which is fundamental to our health, well-being, quality of life and our economy. These new fuels offer opportunities for both residential and commercial buildings and also in reducing transportation emissions.
Sharing our progress and showcasing specific aspects of our roadmap for combatting climate change is core to our approach to increase awareness of how our plan can benefit those who live, work and visit DC. We look forward to seeing you on December 14th.
Webinar: Climate Business Plan Public Meeting
If you missed the August 30 webinar, you can watch it here.
We look forward to our next community meeting. It is part of our ongoing commitment to invite the general public to learn more about our plan to help the District become carbon neutral in ways that are cost-effective, innovative and community-driven.