News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

New study shows a decade of progress positions Maryland to take clean energy to the next level

Since 2009, Maryland has seen an increase of 35,090%  in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun, and a 550% increase in wind power production, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles, and Maryland is ranked 16th among the states for improvements in electricity energy efficiency programs.

News Release | Environment Maryland

New study: U.S. clean energy use has accelerated during the past decade

Since 2009, the United States has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270 percent, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study also highlights advances in energy savings, the increased use of energy storage and the tremendous growth of electric vehicle sales. 

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center releases revised report on water pollution at beaches

Following questions raised about data in the original version of our “Safe for Swimming?” report released Tuesday, July 23, Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center is rereleasing its study about fecal bacteria in waters off U.S. beaches.

News Release | Environment America

House passes sweeping PFAS protections: 2025 ban on military use, Superfund cleanup and clean water safeguards

The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.

Both chambers have now incorporated our request to rapidly phase out the military’s use of PFAS. This is what communities and service members deserve. The House wants this phaseout by 2025, while the Senate says 2023. We are gratified to see this Congressional race to the top.

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