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Aug 20, 2018

Port of Baltimore honored for environmental efforts

While the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore continues to set records in terms of the amount of cargo moving through the port, it is also being recognized for its efforts helping the environment. In 2017, the port was named a “Green Supply Chain Partner” by Inbound Logistics magazine and in May, it became the […]

Apr 6, 2017

Solar usage increases in Baltimore

Solar energy usage in Baltimore is growing, according to a report from Environment America. Baltimore’s installed solar capacity grew from 7 megawatts to 11 megawatts from 2015 to 2016, according to “Shining Cities: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America.” But Baltimore’s urban environment could provide some challenges in converting to solar energy. [&hellip[...]

Nov 12, 2015

New Md. map to show where extreme weather has happened

ANNAPOLIS — Environment Maryland will join federal and local officials in Maryland to unveil a new extreme weather map. Rep. John Sarbanes is scheduled to attend the event on Thursday in Annapolis. The interactive map will show that 90 percent of Maryland residents live in counties recently affected by extreme weather disasters in recent years. […]

Dec 4, 2014

Md. green group touts offshore wind potential

Environment Maryland says land-based wind power projects in Maryland produced enough electricity to power more than 29,000 homes in 2013.

Aug 8, 2012

New standards bode well for electric cars

As a Baltimore County lawmaker and statewide environmental advocate drove a demonstrative lap around a Charles Village block in an electric car Wednesday, whatever sound made by the Nissan Leaf was drowned by louder vehicles rumbling south on St. Paul Street.

Jul 24, 2012

Groups write Obama supporting offshore wind

Environment Maryland says more than 215 groups have written to the Obama administration supporting development of offshore wind power. Environment Maryland says the groups represent environmental, conservation, clean energy and business interests. The letter says the groups are encouraged by actions taken so far by the administration and federal leadership is needed to move away […]

Mar 22, 2012

Report: Baltimore source of most toxic releases

A new report says industrial facilities dumped 1.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Maryland waterways in 2010, mostly in the Baltimore area. The report was released Thursday by Environment Maryland, which said it obtained the figures from Environmental Protection Agency reports. The report says 98 percent of the releases were in the Baltimore area, […]

Jan 5, 2012

Maryland coalition calls for 4-fold flush fee hike

ANNAPOLIS — A coalition of Maryland environmental groups is calling for a four-fold increase in the so-called flush fee for sewage and septic system upgrades. A state task force is considering recommending a doubling of the $30 fee in 2013, and increasing it to $90 for property owners in 2015. The Clean Water, Healthy Families […]

Nov 30, 2011

Offshore wind subject of Baltimore town hall forum

Environmentalists and union leaders plan to gather in Baltimore to push for offshore wind power off Maryland’s coast. The town hall forum is scheduled Wednesday night at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Supporters say offshore wind power can provide clean energy for years to come, as well jobs in construction and maintenance, and improved public health. […]

Oct 10, 2011

Poll shows support for Maryland offshore wind power

A majority of Marylanders are willing to shell out more for electricity to buy power from offshore wind farms, according to a poll released Monday by a coalition of environmental groups. The survey’s respondents were asked, “Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘I would be willing to pay $2 more […]

May 31, 2011

Report: Maryland falling behind on greenhouse gas goals

A new report says Maryland is falling behind in reaching greenhouse gas reduction goals. The report was released Tuesday in Baltimore by Environment Maryland. The review of 10 top emissions reductions targets found Maryland is not on track to make cuts proposed in its Climate Action Plan. And that will make it difficult to meet […]

May 18, 2011

Environment Maryland: Trash to energy to hurt recycling

ANNAPOLIS — An environmental group says the Maryland governor’s decision to sign a trash incineration bill will hurt recycling efforts. Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday he will sign a bill that enhances incentives for waste-to-energy plants. Environmentalists urged him to veto the measure, which they say treats waste burning the same as wind and solar […]

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