By Matt Hickman, Mother Nature Network –

While the United States federal government under the Trump administration continues to cling to coal as a viable energy source, the seat of the federal government has made clear its intentions to move in an entirely different direction.

Earlier this week, Washington, D.C.’s city council voted unanimously to pass landmark legislation — the impressively aggressive Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018 — that would see the nation’s capital run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2032.

Essentially this means that within 14 years, D.C.’s electric utilities will be required to procure their supply from zero-emissions energy sources like solar and wind power. In turn, all businesses, governmental institutions, museums, municipal operations and residences — yes, even the executive one — in the nation’s capital will be powered by fossil fuel-free sources. (Read the full article on Mother Nature Network)

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