District Unites To Oppose a Bad Deal
“The acquisition of Pepco by Exelon threatens to saddle households with all the risk and none of the rewards.”
- Tyson Slocum, Director, Energy Program, Public Citizen
Brookland Solar Co-op
Center for Biological Diversity
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
DC Chapter of Sierra Club
DC Climate Action
DC Consumer Utility Board (DC CUB)
DC Environmental Network (DCEN)
DC Fiscal Policy Institute
DC For Democracy
DC Jobs with Justice
DC Solar United Neighborhoods (DC SUN)
DC Statehood Green Party
DC Tenants' Advocacy Coalition (TENAC)
DC Working Families
Energy Justice Network
Friends of the Earth
Food and Water Watch
Green Neighbors DC
Grid 2.0 Working Group
Interfaith Power and Light
Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition (MAREC)
Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS)
The Washington Peace Center
DC deserves a better utility than PEPCO, but Exelon will actually be worse. Exelon is desperate to get ahold of PEPCO's customer base to save its failing nuclear business. We only need to look across to what Exelon is doing in Illinois to see what the future with Exelon will be like.
Our religious communities work hard every single day to make the clean energy future a reality--by buying wind energy, putting solar on their roofs, and speaking out for strong clean energy laws. We envision an energy market that defines DC as a leader in advancing clean energy and setting the stage for a stable, healthy climate. Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) opposes the Exelon-Pepco merger, for it's clear that Exelon will move us in the wrong direction on renewables and efficiency."
This deal is bad for local citizens. It would lead to higher prices and a lower quality of service. Worse, it would restrict our ability to generate more power locally using solar and wind technologies."
Do you agree?
“If approved, this merger will only serve to increase Exelon's already significant buying power in Congress. Given Exelon’s current reliance on polluting technologies, it is likely to use its considerable influence to continue advocating for the use of fossil fuels and nuclear power, rather than moving the nation down the path to a renewable future."
"We are unequivocally opposed to this merger as proposed. Not only would it give Exelon a near-monopoly over the region's utility market, but also it would severely restrict D.C.'s ability to transition to the clean, affordable, and reliable electricity grid we need."
The decision over which company will have the right to provide electricity to the Washington region affects all of us, and the District's leaders should do all they can to ensure that utility provider have the interests of our community and residents at heart. That means energy provided in an environmentally friendly way that is reliable and as low-costs as possible. The DC Fiscal Policy Institute opposes the Exelon-Pepco merger because we fear that it will lead to higher rates that hurt all of us, but especially the area's lowest income residents."
Exelon's track record of opposing renewable energy programs and underperforming on energy efficiency are part of the problem, contributing to the ongoing addiction to dirty fossil fuels. Handing Exelon a near-monopoly in the region means giving more power to a staunch opponent of policies for solar and wind power. The merger is bad for DC residents and bad for the planet."