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New Report: Maryland Ranks 12th in the Nation in Solar Power

BALTIMORE, MD – Today, Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting the solar energy boom across the country. The report ranks Maryland 12th in the nation per capita for solar installations. This makes Maryland one of the dozen states that have led the nation in solar energy with supportive policies and a commitment to continued expansion. Last year, solar capacity in Maryland grew by 68%, bringing it to a total of 109 Megawatts.

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President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for Maryland, Future Generations

Today, President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advance energy efficiency and increase the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. Environment Maryland offered special praise for the president’s pledge to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. More than 3.2 million Americans submitted public comments last year in support of the president setting limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

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Every Single Maryland County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster

After another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters have affected Marylanders across the state and millions of Americans across the country, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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2013 a Major Boom for Clean Energy, Bust for Many Other Issues

After the 2013 session of Maryland’s General Assembly concluded yesterday, Environment Maryland Director Tommy Landers issued a statement along with a roundup of the environmental legislation we followed most closely.

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Maryland and Nearby States Can Make Huge Dent in Climate-Altering Pollution

If the ten Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states from Maryland to Maine were a country, they would be the tenth largest emitter of climate-altering carbon pollution in the world, according to a report released today by Environment Maryland. In 2010, the region emitted 533 million metric tons of carbon pollution, more than the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and France.

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