Thursday, December 14, 7-9 PM
at Annapolis Friends Meeting House
Events of Interest to CSGA
The State of the Grid / Marylanders for Energy Democracy & Affordability
Dec 15, 1:30 PM - University of Baltimore, Baltimore
Public Hearing on Waterways Permit for Potomac Pipeline / Maryland Department of the Environment
Dec 19, 6 PM - Hancock Middle Senior High School, Hancock
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
Black liquor, a byproduct of the paper-making process that is burned to power paper mills, is Maryland's largest source of "renewable" energy, earning it millions of dollars in ratepayer subsidies.
Letters: An all-electric future is here, and it costs less - Capital Gazette
Trump will suspend a rule to limit a pollutant far worse than carbon dioxide - The Washington Post
The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions.
Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday the Obama administration erred when it formally declared greenhouse gases a dangerous pollutant worthy of regulations in 2009.
PG&E and California’s grid operator want solar, batteries, demand response and efficiency to be as reliable as a diesel-fired power plant and transmission lines.
The teenager inventor who could change the way the world fights climate change
Communities throughout the Northwest, often led by Native American tribes, have been stopping more and more big oil projects.
Can Car-Sharing Culture Help Fuel an Electric Vehicle Revolution? | InsideClimate News
The real cost of energy - Nature
All energy production has environmental and societal effects. But calculating them — and pricing energy accordingly — is no easy task.
There’s No Such Thing As ‘Sound Science’ | FiveThirtyEight
The easiest way to undermine good science is to demand that it be made “sound.”
The mud that could save the world - The Washington Post
Scientists have discovered a massive ecosystem that's vital to combatting climate change.
"Simply put: there is no more room for new fossil fuel infrastructure and therefore no case for ongoing investment," declaration states.
Nearly one year into the Trump presidency, a makeshift coalition is grappling with how to preserve mass amounts of federal climate information that many researchers fear is at risk.
Massachusetts AG Maura Healey wants climate change warnings on gas pumps | Washington Examiner
"'The franchisee has to put on its gas station, 'You're creating global warming by buying my gas?'' a Massachusetts judge asked.
Adapt or burn - The Washington Post
A new climate awareness confronts the inertia of consumer society.
The shocking, viral image of a starving polar bear should remind us that daily "kitchen table" issues closer to home are also vulnerability.
AU pushes for greater divestment in fossil fuels and an environmentally friendly campus.
The Scientists Who Track Climate Change in the Field - The New York Times
Lucas Foglia has spent the past two years photographing the climate scientists who traverse glaciers and mountains to collect data — work that largely goes unnoticed.
'Tsunami of data' could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 | Climate Home News
Billions of internet-connected devices could produce 3.5% of global emissions within ten years and 14% by 2040, new research will find.
Poem of the week: Microbial Museum by Maya Chowdhry | The Guardian
Finding the poetry in scientific vocabulary, this work is alive to the marvels of its discoveries as well as the ecological peril it reports.
Johns Hopkins University's board voted to divest from investments in companies that produce coal for power.
U.S. energy approach will affect national security - Baltimore Sun
The approach the U.S. takes toward energy transition will affect our national security through our global competitiveness, our diplomatic effectiveness and the strength of our military.
Md. governor should study chicken farm emissions - Baltimore Sun
As the poultry industry continues to build hundreds of new houses containing bigger birds — and more manure — each year, Eastern Shore communities are bearing the burden.
Two new studies suggest a key renewable resource could be undermined by climate change itself.
How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think - The New York Times
Globally, we throw out about a third of all food. That matters a lot in the fight against hunger, but reducing waste could also help cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Bank announces in Paris it ‘will no longer finance upstream oil and gas’ after 2019 in response to threat posed by climate change.
The United States of Petroleum | Center for Public Integrity
Government’s secret alliance with Big Oil.
‘Sin taxes’ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn.
Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to regularly disclose analyses of the impacts to its business from climate change and policies meant to fight it.
It is important that voters and legislators never forget that we have the power to act.
US Auto Dealerships Are Bad at Selling Electric Vehicles, Study Finds | Greentech Media
Researchers found the EV sales process is “wrought with inconsistencies.”
Officials may have been trying to protect scientists.
‘People are freaking out.’ Will electric vehicles doom your neighborhood auto mechanic? - The Washington Post
Some experts believe they could be among the first casualties of an impending electric car revolution.
How environmental destruction created a refugee crisis.