Events & News September 27

CSGA Events

On The Road For Climate Action!

Thursday September 27, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission

Oct 3, 7 PM - 145 Gorman St, Annapolis

Meet & Greet Calvert Candidates / Southern Maryland Sierra Club

Sep 29, 2:30 PM - Chesapeake Beach

National Solar Tour

Oct 6-7

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Hurricane Florence may reshape the climate change debate - Baltimore Sun

With potentially historic Hurricane Florence fed by warm ocean waters bearing down, the EPA looks to relax more greenhouse gas emission rules.

If Trump cares about Hurricane Florence, his policies don’t show it - The Washington Post

When it comes to extreme weather, the president is complicit.

Category 6? Climate change may cause more hurricanes to rapidly intensify. - The Washington Post

A new study shows that we have a lot to worry about when it comes to changing hurricanes as the planet warms.

We need an awakening on climate change - The Washington Post

Florence worsened by climate change - Baltimore Sun

The Trump administration's actions on methane fit a pattern of climate change-related actions that are putting lives at risk.

Florence was another 1,000-year rain event. Is this the new normal as the planet warms? - The Washington Post

Huge hurricane rainfall keeps happening as storms slow down, grow larger, and draw in more water.

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons | Maryland Department of the Environment

Maryland joins U.S. Climate Alliance states in reducing potent greenhouse gases.

Virginia to establish regulations limiting leaks of methane | AP

Virginia officials say the state plans to develop regulations for limiting leaks of climate-changing methane from natural gas infrastructure and landfills.

Solar Without Subsidy Sprouts in Europe No-Subsidy Solar - Bloomberg

At least 15 projects in Europe are planned on the basis that government support won’t be needed to profit.

The next best thing to Paris: California’s climate summit | Grist

Found in San Fran for the climate summit: hope.

Even without the Trump administration, the U.S. is upholding its commitment to the Paris climate agreement | LA Times

More than 3,000 cities, states, businesses and other groups have declared their commitment to the Paris climate accord. They have market forces and public opinion on their side.

The Limits of Solidarity at the Global Climate Action Summit - Pacific Standard

Analyzing the tensions around this week's climate talks in San Francisco.

Jerry Brown makes big pledge ahead of Global Climate Action Summit | Desert Sun

Gov. Jerry Brown's new climate change target will require more electric vehicles — and less driving.

Report: 90 Percent of World’s Largest 200 Industrial Firms Are Using Trade Associations to Oppose Climate Policy | DeSmogBlog

Nearly all of the world’s largest 200 industrial companies have directly or indirectly opposed climate policy since the landmark Paris Agreement was signed three years ago, according to new research.

Inside the Coordinated Attack on a North Texas Wind Farm | Texas Observer

Conservative lawmakers, an oil investor and other activists did all they could to stop a wind project in rural Texas, even as the state has increasingly embraced renewable energy.

Court Upholds Illinois Nuclear Subsidies Law. Here's Why It's a Big Deal for Renewable Energy, Too. | InsideClimate News

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a 2016 Illinois law that provides subsidies to nuclear power plants and also supports clean energy programs in the state.

Low air quality is killing us and making us dumber - The Washington Post

A recent World Health Organization report said that nine out of 10 people on the planet breathe dangerous air.

Maryland plans to appeal EPA denial of emissions petition - The Washington Post

Maryland’s attorney general says the state will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to deny the state’s efforts to reduce emissions from power plants in upwind states

National Teachers Group Confronts Climate Denial: Keep the Politics Out of Science Class | InsideClimate News

In its position statement, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) calls on science teachers from kindergarten through high school to emphasize to students that “no scientific controversy exists regarding the basic facts of climate change.”

High ice and hard truth: the poets taking on climate change | The Guardian

Greenland poet Aka Niviana’s way of life is disappearing as her country thaws, while the subsequent meltwater threatens Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and her fellow Marshall Islanders thousands of miles away.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline gets green light after federal agencies issue new permits |

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lifted the stop-work order it imposed on Aug. 10 on the 600-mile pipeline.

Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train | The Guardian

Two trains built by the French train maker Alstom are now operating on a 62 mile stretch of line in northern Germany.

BPU opens bid solicitation for 1,100 MW of offshore wind |

The state Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously Monday to open the bid process Thursday for the nation’s largest solicitation of offshore wind energy.

The Day - Millstone, offshore wind in zero-carbon auction mix

Millstone owner Dominion Energy and 100 other energy companies looking to deliver clean electricity to the state recently made their pitches to regulators.