The energy committee is dedicated to increasing energy conservation and promoting renewable sources of energy in DC.
Campaigns and Projects
Beyond Coal Subcommittee
The Sierra Club’s strong national Beyond Coal campaign is very active in the DC area. The energy committee is deeply committed to shutting down local coal plants that cause environmental degradation and therefore cause health problems in surrounding communities. We push this campaign by promoting petitions, events, and social media around the education about environmental and health degradation that is caused from local coal plants.
The energy committee’s primary goal is for the general public to conserve energy and cut our dependence on fossil fuels. One of the easiest ways that the average person can do this is to weatherize their home. Therefore, the weatherization subcommittee’s focus is to do educational outreach about home weatherization and the options that are offered in DC for someone to pursue this process that in addition to environmental stewardship can save hundreds of dollars in home heating and cooling costs.
The District of Columbia City Council has many legislative issues that are worked on throughout the year and to ensure that legislation focused on smart energy policy is not undermined or ignored, the legislation subcommittee works to form relationships with council to promote good energy policy in DC on topics such as solar energy and street lighting. The subcommittee also assists in the writing of smart energy policy that is proposed to Council.
To get involved with the energy committee that meets on a monthly basis, please contact the energy committee chairs. Their contact information can be found on the "contact us" page.