Events of Interest to CSGA
Hearing on Petition of the Electric Vehicle Work Group for Implementation of a Statewide Electric Vehicle Portfolio / Maryland Public Service Commission
May 17, 10 AM - William Donald Schaefer Tower, Baltimore
Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point
May 17, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis
Three Movies about Water, in India, Kenya and Here / Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
May 18, 6:30 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda
Work Session / Charles County Board of Appeals
May 22, 7 PM - Charles County Government Building, La Plata
Drop In and Hang Out at MDE / We Are Cove Point
May 23, 11 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore
Community Meeting on Solar Energy Farms / Anne Arundel County Department of Planning and Zoning
May 23, 6 PM - Southern Middle School, Lothian
Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point
May 24, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
Clean-energy grid key to Maryland’s future | delmarva now
Two Salisbury University students write about the importance of upgrading Maryland's energy grid to increase the percentage of clean energy sources.
Solar Power Rains Incentives In Maryland | The National Law Review
Subscription incentive metric is measured by comparing net present value of potential subscription against baseline rate.
As Md. plans charger build-out, groups urge equal access - Governors' Wind Energy Coalition
City is backsliding on “zero waste” goal | Baltimore Brew
A bid document that presumes continued use of the Wheelabrator incinerator “through 2040” is a red flag for the councilwoman and environmentalists.
Judges said restrictions against harming wildlife during construction are inadequate.
A pair of tree-sitting protesters stopped in Charlottesville on Monday to demand action against two natural gas pipelines that are poised to cross the state.
PIPELINES: Appalachian boom: Potholes, landslides and shattered peace -- www.eenews.net
West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania now pump more natural gas than Texas. Regulators struggle to keep up as more pipeline is put in the ground.
In a blow to Oakland and its environmental agenda, a federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday cleared the way for a company to export coal from a port in the city.
Majorities See Government Efforts to Protect the Environment as Insufficient | Pew Research Center
At the same time, Americans are closely divided over whether or not it is possible to cut back on regulations while still effectively protecting air and water.
Revenues will be returned to the residents who bear the largest burden from environmental injustices, and businesses with higher energy demands.
$325 million investment, at least 500 jobs coming to Floyd County | Mountain News WYMT
A clean technology plant announced its plans to build new facilities in Floyd County Wednesday.
Art doesn’t need to live in museums or galleries. It can live on the cover of scientific journals, educating the masses in creative ways.
Solutions for Maintaining the Existing Nuclear Fleet — Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Nuclear power is responsible for around 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation and more than 50 percent of its zero-emission generation. However, these large sources of zero-emission power are being prematurely retired with respect to their operating licenses because of low wholesale electricity prices resulting from low natural gas prices, excess power generation capacity, declining renewable energy costs, and low growth in electricity demand.
With no price on carbon, here’s how states are keeping nuclear power plants open.
More than a quarter of U.S. nuclear power plants don’t make enough money to cover their operating costs, raising the threat of more early retirements.
$10 million research line used satellites and aircraft to monitor carbon sources and sinks
Fort Collins City Council isn't committed to changing existing carbon neutrality goals, but asked staff to look at the feasibility of more aggressive goals.
California regulators approve mandate for solar panels on new houses | Los Angeles Times
California regulators on Wednesday mandated that all newly built single family houses have solar panels, part of the state’s aggressive push to combat climate change.
State renewable energy increases under bill - Connecticut Post
An energy bill mandating that 40 percent of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 easily passed the state Senate — despite opposition to changes in how customers pay for solar power.
Two weeks of climate talks organized by the United Nations finished with developing countries demanding more clarity from their richer counterparts on when a promised package of $100 billion in finance will materialize.
According to this annual review, renewable energy jobs grew 5.3% in 2017, with the total surpassing 10 million worldwide.
The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday quickly rejected a challenge to regulators who decided a clean-energy advocacy group broke electric-service rules by selling solar power to a church.
Judge requires Bayou Bridge to develop evacuation, response plans for accidents before any permit is issued.