Events & News - Mar 1

CSGA Events

CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

CSGA Movie Night

An Inconvenient Sequel

Friday, March 9, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

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

Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point

March 1, Noon - Governors Mansion, Annapolis

Citizens Forum on Offshore Wind Energy / St. Paul's by-the-Sea

March 3, 9:30 AM - St. Paul's by-the-Sea, Ocean City

100% Clean Energy Rally / Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility

March 5, 1 PM - Lawyers Mall, Annapolis

Hearing on 100% Renewable Energy Equity Act (HB878), Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative (HB939) and Clean Energy Jobs Act (HB1453) / Maryland House Economic Matters Committee

March 5, 2 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis

Hearing on Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB732) and Distance Requirements for Offshore Wind Projects / Maryland Senate Finance Committee

March 6, 1 PM - Miller Senate Building, Annapolis

Hearing on Sea Level Rise Inundation and Coastal Flooding (HB1350) / Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee

March 7, 1 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis

Methane Pipelines: Dangers to Health / Physicians for Social Responsibility

March 7, 1 PM - Webinar

Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point

March 8, Noon - Governors Mansion, Annapolis

Hearing on Distance Requirements for Offshore Wind Projects (HB1135), Requiring PSC to consider effects on pollution (HB1126), and Requiring PSC to Receive Health Impact Assessments (HB1632) / Maryland House Economic Matters Committee

March 8, 1 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis

Monthly Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

March 10, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

No ESPL Community Meeting #1 / Solidarity Maryland

March 10, 3:15 PM - Queen Anne's County Library, Centreville

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Is a $103 million expansion of natural gas service the best Md. can do? - Baltimore Sun

Maryland wants to spend $103 million to expand natural gas service, but environmental ramifications are mixed at best.

New natural gas pipeline planned, existing pipeline to expand |

Maryland is first state to launch energy storage tax credit | Utility Dive

Guest Commentary: Reforming Md.’s Renewable Energy Law | Maryland Matters

Cove Point Residents Unnerved by LNG Tanker "Backing up Right onto Our Beach" | DC Media Group

The Shell LNG tanker came too close to shore for comfort.

Several residents challenge Harford council president's remarks about climate change - The Aegis

Palmer was one of more than a dozen people who spent 45 minutes Tuesday rebuffing claims made last week by Council President Richard Slutzky that global warming is “bogus.”

WV MetroNews – Justice promotes grand bargain on teacher pay and natural gas drilling

Governor's comments receive immediate backlash.

New Jersey joins coalition backing Paris climate change deal | Washington Examiner

New Jersey joins coalition of 15 other states and Puerto Rico committed to cutting carbon dioxide emissions.

How legislation pending in the Virginia legislature would affect Dominion and ratepayers - The Washington Post

Consumers would likely give up rate reductions in return for energy transformation.

News Release: New report shows millennials concerned about climate change - Alliance For Market Solutions

Opening public lands and waters to fossil fuel extraction could have major climate consequences - SEI

Ending the production of coal, oil and natural gas from public lands and waters could significantly reduce the United States’ CO2 emissions, according to a new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Shell warns of LNG shortage as demand for liquefied natural gas booms | CNBC

Royal Dutch Shell says the world could be grappling with a shortage of liquefied natural gas within a decade due to underinvestment in new LNG projects.

PJM prepares response to FERC in grid resilience proceeding | Platts News Article & Story

Interior Dept. panel weighs lower royalty payments for offshore oil and gas drilling - The Washington Post

Members of the advisory committee, set to meet Wednesday, largely hail from industry or from energy-producing states.

More Than 100 Cities Worldwide Now Powered Primarily by Renewable Energy | InsideClimate News

As the price of renewable energy drops, more cities are cutting the cord with fossil fuel-based electricity.A new report released Tuesday by the environmental group CDP finds that more than 100 cities worldwide now get the majority of their power—70 percent or more—from renewables. That's up from 42 in 2015, when countries pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the Paris climate agreement.

What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative - The New York Times

Detailed information about climate risks is surprisingly hard to find. A Silicon Valley start-up is trying to change that.

Seas Will Rise for 300 Years - Scientific American

Coal Country Divides Over an Unrepentant Boss’s Senate Bid - The New York Times

In West Virginia, the name of Don Blankenship, former head of Massey Energy, can evoke hopes for bygone prosperity or the anguish of a deadly disaster.

Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Nation Say No to Offshore Drilling | Sierra

The elected chieftess is mobilizing her constituents in the face of this environmental threat.

Left to Louisiana’s Tides, a Village Fights for Time - The New York Times

For the community of Jean Lafitte, the question is less whether it will succumb to the sea than when — and how much the public should invest in artificially extending its life.

Cornucopian Renewable-Energy Claims Leave Poor Nations in the Dark - Resilience

Mark Jacobson’s previous 100 percent renewable energy papers have prompted other researchers to publish their own studies pointing out faulty technical assumptions and analyses that cast a shadow over his claims.

4 Environmental Activists Are Murdered Every Week. A New Agreement Could Help in Latin America and the Caribbean | World Resources Institute

Threats against environmental defenders are on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean. An agreement being negotiated this week could help protect activists in the region.

Trump claimed the U.S. makes better solar panels than China. Not quite. | Desert Sun

"The idea that Chinese companies make technologically inferior solar products on the back of cheap labor is an outdated myth," one expert said.

University Pulls Back on Pollution Study That Supported Its Benefactor - The New York Times

The president of Tennessee Technological University wrote to the E.P.A. saying the accuracy of the emissions study had been called into question.