Events & News - Feb 15


CSGA Events


Climate Change Speakers Series

Putting a Price on Carbon in Maryland

Thursday, February 15, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House





Events of Interest to CSGA


Rally for a Styrofoam Ban / Baltimore Beyond Plastics

Feb 15, Noon - Lawyer's Mall, Annapolis

Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

Feb 15, Noon - Lawyer's Mall, Annapolis


Hearing on Public Service Commission Public Notice and Hearing Requirements HB715 / Maryland House Economic Matters Committee

Feb 15, 1 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis

March on the Mansion: Rally to No Potomac Pipeline / Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

Feb 15, 6 PM - Lawyer's Mall, Annapolis


Building Personal Resilience in Unsettling Times / Earth Forum of Howard County

Feb 19, 2 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia


Clean Energy Jobs Campaign Advocacy Night / Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative

Feb 19, 4:30 PM - Asbury United Methodist Church, Annapolis


Compliance vs Non-Compliance / Severn River Association

Feb 20, 7 PM - Union Jack's, Annapolis


No Crude Oil Trains in Baltimore! City Council Hearing / Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Feb 21, 1 PM - City Hall, Baltimore


Hearing on Styrofoam Ban HB538 / Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee

Feb 21, 1 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis


Hearing on Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Reserve Fund SB481 / Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee

Feb 21, 1 PM - Miller Senate Building, Annapolis


Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

Feb 22, Noon - Lawyer's Mall, Annapolis


Offshore Drilling Protest / Ignite Change

Feb 22, 3 PM - Hilton Garden Inn, Washington


Hearing on Pension Climate Change Risk Act HB993 / Maryland House Appropriations Committee

Feb 22, 3PM - House Office Building, Annapolis


Film Screening & Green Expo / Interfaith Power & Light

Feb 22, 6PM - St Columba's Episcopal Church, Washington



News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Advocates See Clean Energy Bill Passing This Year Thanks to Changes in (Political) Climate | Maryland Matters


Baltimore City Council committee unanimously votes to advance foam food and drink container ban - Capital Gazette

A Baltimore City Council committee voted to advance a ban on polystyrene foam food and drink containers, setting up the environmental measure for likely final passage in coming weeks.


OC wind is part of clean energy future - Baltimore Sun

Ocean City can't lose sight of wind power's benefits, visible or not.


In praise of wind turbines - Baltimore Sun

It's time to recognize graceful wind turbines as works of art the help us escape filthy fossil fuels.


Ocean City is right to fight wind turbine plan - Baltimore Sun

Tourists won't go to Ocean City if they can see turbines off the coast.


Ocean City Council's unfair fight against wind power - Baltimore Sun

Ocean City Council claims to welcome wind energy but its actions tell a different story.


What do women's breasts and wind turbines have in common? - Baltimore Sun

Ocean City is putting its head in the sand on wind turbines.


OC Mayor: We support clean energy - Baltimore Sun

Ocean City welcomes wind turbines - if they are far enough off-shore.


Climate hot enough for you? Not for Scott Pruitt - Baltimore Sun

EPA's Pruitt tries another tack in war against science: What if climate change is good?


For those living along Sunoco's Mariner East 2 pipeline, a human chain of frustration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Trump Administration Targets Obama-Era Effort to Limit Methane - The New York Times

The rule, dating from President Barack Obama’s final days in office, survived a Senate vote in 2017 but now faces formal repeal.


Budget deal has tax credit extensions for nuclear, fuel cells, carbon capture | Ars Technica

Technologies that have struggled in the past get tax cuts for the future.


China Is Financing a Petrochemical Hub in Appalachia. Meet its Powerful Backers. | DeSmogBlog


Lissa Lucas was naming lawmakers who took oil money — so they barred her from the public hearing - The Washington Post

The little-known West Virginia Democrat raised thousands of dollars after video of her eviction went viral.


Elections Still Matter: Virginia Democrats Stun State Energy Monopoly in Late-Night Rejection | The Intercept

The Virginia House of Delegates voted for an amendment to block Dominion Energy from double-charging customers, a major victory for newly elected Democrats.


Equity through energy efficiency | Environmental Defense Fund


A beginner’s guide to the debate over 100% renewable energy - Vox

Is it the right target? Is it even possible?


Are We Promoting the Right Kind of Energy Efficiency? – Energy Institute Blog


Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise - Baltimore Sun

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows.


Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


No Drop in U.S. Carbon Footprint Expected Through 2050, Energy Department Says | InsideClimate News


The Trump administration’s politicization of science - The Washington Post


Climate 'Hero' Gets Three-Year Prison Sentence for Shutting Down Tar Sands Pipeline | Common Dreams

"If other people don't take action, mine makes no difference" Michael Foster said. "The only way what I did matters is if people are stopping the poison."


Tesla's Latest South Australia Battery Project to Rival the Capacity of a Coal Plant | Greentech Media

Will Tesla's new virtual power plant in South Australia really be the largest?


First U.S. City to Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap for Others by Kevon Paynter — YES! Magazine