More than a month ago, a DC City Council hearing on “The Distributed Generation Amendment Act of 2011” (Bill #19-10) drew more than 50 local solar installers, DC Solar United Neighborhoods (DC SUN), homeowners, community leaders, and environmental organizations who showed up to testify in support of the bill.

Over the next nine years the act is projected to produce up to 2,000 green jobs in the District, generate approximately $50 Million in sales tax revenue and create more than $100 Million in income tax revenue.

Council Member Alexander ended the hearing by stating, “We will pass this bill,” but little has happened since. Without quick action, this time sensitive bill will wither on the vine and DC will lose an industry the city desperately needs.

This is where you can help.  If you believe that DC would benefit from more greenbacks, green jobs, and green energy, please urge the DC City Council to pass the Distributed Generation Amendment Act of 2011 before it is too late.

Suggested language and email addresses are below to let the DC City Council know how you feel about solar in the District:

My name is ______________________________. I believe that DC needs to build great green jobs here at home.  I personally want to PARTICIPATE in the GREEN ECONOMY.  I want DC to make solar accessible and affordable for all residents. Please pass the Distributed Generation Amendment Act of 2011 (Bill #19-10) immediately!

dccouncil@dccouncil.us

Sbiddle@dccouncil.us

dcatania@dccouncil.us

kbrown@dccouncil.us

pmendelson@dccouncil.us

mbrown@dccouncil.us

jgraham@dccouncil.us

jackevans@dccouncil.us

mcheh@dccouncil.us

mbowser@dccouncil.us

hthomas@dccouncil.us

twells@dccouncil.us

yalexander@dccouncil.us

mbarry@dccouncil.us

Please copy the Mt Pleasant Solar Coop at Solarcoop@yahoo.com so they can help keep the momentum going.  Thanks for doing your part!