On Wednesday July 10th, the Committee of the Whole (COW) will vote on DC’s Community Renewable Act of 2013 (CREA). In the District of Columbia all bills must be authorized by the COW as legal and financially sound before they can go up for a final DC Council vote. The COW, which actually consists of all 13 members of the DC Council is a required intermediary step for any bill before it can go up for official Council vote. In the District of Columbia legislation is proposed by the DC Council and signed off by the mayor.
For more specifics about the Community Renewable Act visit our February blog post which outlines the details of the bill.
Anya Schoolman, a founder of the influential DC Solar Neighborhoods Unite (DC SUN), sent out an eblast this morning requesting that DC stakeholders email the DC Council at firstname.lastname@example.org to express support for the legislation.
SRECTrade will continue to track news of this legislation as information becomes available.
**Update! The Community Renewable Energy Act of 2013 passed the DC City Council’s “first reading” and received the unanimous approval of the Council. This bill will not go up for official vote until September. For a good article on the news check out Vote Solar’s post here.