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. Our plan to promote energy efficiency measures will cost Washington Gas and customers at least $2.7 billion dollars less than some alternative approaches being considered such as full electrification. In addition, an affordable energy source like our natural gas costs a household an average of $879 less compared to those using electricity for their heating, hot water, cooking, laundry and more.
In these uncertain economic times, maintaining a diverse energy portfolio—rather than relying on a single source—also is key to preserving reliability and resilience for our city. This will ensure that energy is always available for residents when they need it.