OPC Climate Change Mission
OPC promotes climate change solutions through legal and legislative advocacy, education, and empowerment of consumers in all eight wards. OPC works to ensure the District meets its ambitious goals of reducing carbon emissions—climate change pollution—50% by 2032 and 100% by 2050 in a just, equitable, affordable, and resilient manner.
Climate Action at OPC
The Climate Action Section spearheads OPC’s advocacy on behalf of District gas, electric and water consumers to combat climate change and become resilient to it. OPC educates and empowers consumers regarding climate change issues facing the District. OPC supports achieving the District’s ambitious goals of reducing carbon emissions—climate change pollution—50% by 2032 and 100% by 2050 in a just, affordable, and resilient manner. Climate change is already harming District residents bringing hotter summers, increased flooding, and more severe storms. As the statutory representative of District ratepayers OPC advocates for consumer-focused climate change solutions before governmental and private-sector organizations including the District, the Public Service Commission, DC Water, PJM Interconnection LLC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the federal government, neighboring states and regional entities.
Climate change is a long-term change in the average weather patterns that define Earth’s local, regional and global climates. Human activities, particularly fossil fuel burning, increase heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels
We can all do our part to combat climate change. Here are some key steps you can take:
In order for the District to meet its goal of reducing carbon emissions 100% by 2050, the District will have to drastically reduce its fossil fuel use. One potential way