Events & News - Feb 22

Events of Interest to CSGA

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

Bowie Solar Celebration / Solar United Neighbors

Feb 22, 5:30 PM - Old Bowie Town Grille, Bowie

4th Annual Leaders in Energy, Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza / Leaders in Energy

Feb 23, 11 AM - University of Maryland, College Park

Days of Action Against Wells Fargo / Climate First

Feb 23, 11 AM - Gaithersburg

Days of Action Against Wells Fargo / Climate First

Feb 23, 4 PM - Takoma Park

Film Screening & Green Expo / Interfaith Power & Light

Feb 23, 6PM - St Columba's Episcopal Church, Washington

2018 Lobby Night / Maryland Sierra Club

Feb 26, 4:30 PM - State Capital, Annapolis

Saving Snow / Citizens' Climate Lobby of Howard County

Feb 28, 7 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia

Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Mar 1, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

Mar 1, Noon - Lawyer's Mall, Annapolis

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Guest Commentary: Clean Energy Jobs Act Enjoys Wide Support | Maryland Matters

On climate, Slutsky earns failing marks - Baltimore Sun

Harford County Council President Slutsky's ignorance of climate change does his constituents a grave disservice.

Amid protest of Potomac River gas pipeline, Maryland seeks delay of federal review - Baltimore Sun

The same day protesters circled the governor's mansion calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to kill a gas pipeline beneath the Potomac River, state officials asked the Army Corps of Engineers not to give the project a permit until a state review is completed.

Far More Methane Leaking at Oil, Gas Sites in Pennsylvania than Reported | InsideClimate News

An EDF comparison of company-reported data and research measurements finds as much as 5 times more methane, a climate-warming greenhouse gas, is leaking.

Donald Trump signed a landmark bill to support carbon capture and nuclear power — Quartz

U.S. Grid Operator Fires Back at Group Over Political Payments - Bloomberg

HUD tells states to consider sea level rise when rebuilding from storms | Washington Examiner

First Solar Made Good on Its Promise to Beat Out Gas Peakers With Solar and Batteries | Greentech Media

First Solar will build a massive solar-powered battery to deliver power to APS from 3 pm to 8 pm.

FirstEnergy Shutting down Unsold Coal Plant | RTO Insider

Blocked by regulators from moving its ailing coal-fired Pleasants plant into the rate base of a subsidiary, FirstEnergy announced it will shut the plant down.

APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

Singapore Budget 2018: Singapore's carbon tax to start at S$5 a tonne - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Carbon pricing could save millions of hectares of tropical forest: new study | Mongabay

New study questions impact of ending fossil fuel subsidies | Carbon Brief

Ending the world’s fossil fuel subsidies would reduce global CO2 emissions by 0.5 to 2.2 gigatonnes (Gt) per year by 2030, a new study says.

GRID: Utilities, NRDC to regulators: Clean energy is inevitable -- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -- www.eenews.net

South Carolina lawmakers getting pro-SCE&G emails impersonating constituents | postandcourier.com

Connecticut Wins Court Fight Over Pennsylvania Plant Pollution - Hartford Courant

Federal judge rules for Connecticut in battle with EPA over high-pollution Pennsylvania coal-fired plant.

Court Sides with Arctic Seals Losing Their Sea Ice Habitat to Climate Change | InsideClimate News

The oil industry pushed back on Endangered Species Act protections for the seals, but an appeals court says there’s enough scientific evidence to support the threat.

Court rules Energy Dept. must implement Obama efficiency rules | TheHill

We Can Pull CO2 from Air, But It's No Silver Bullet for Climate Change, Scientists Warn | InsideClimate News

While technologies are being developed that can remove carbon dioxide from the air, they aren’t yet feasible on the scale needed to slow global warming, Europe’s national science academies warn in a new report.

Vast bioenergy plantations could stave off climate change—and radically reshape the planet | Science

Climate modelers bet on negative emissions technologies, but are they as risky as the problems they’re designed to fix?

The next five years will shape sea level rise for the next 300, study says - The Washington Post