Kids for 100% Renewable Energy!

By | Kate Breimann
State Director, Environment Maryland

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2020 Legislative Session Review

By | Kate Breimann
State Director, Environment Maryland

Though the 2020 legislative session ended abruptly, we are proud of the work we did and the progress Marylanders made together.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Destination: Zero Carbon

Testimony: Climate Solutions Act

By | Kate Breimann
State Director, Environment Maryland

Our testimony in support of SB926: Climate Solutions Act

News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

From Pollution to Solutions

While the United States is reeling from worsening wildfires and extreme weather, the success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is helping counter the climate change-denying policies emanating from inside the Beltway. Today, RGGI, Inc. Chairman Ben Grumbles, Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment, headlined a webinar promoting the release of a new report, From Pollution to Solutions: Maximizing Clean Energy Progress from State Carbon-Pricing Investments, from Environment Maryland Policy and Research Center. The webinar panelists discussed case studies of how to successfully invest RGGI revenues.

Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

From Pollution to Solutions

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), created more than a decade ago by Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, has been a clear success. The program has contributed to the 60 percent reduction in carbon pollution from power plants in those states since 2005, while fueling the transition to a clean energy future.

The Regional
Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), created more than a decade ago by
Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, has been a clear success. The program has
contributed to the 60 percent reduction in carbon pollution from power plants
in those states since 2005, while fueling the transition to a clean energy
future.

 

News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Cleaner Cars Cut Costs and Pollution

Since the federal clean car standards were implemented in model year 2012 vehicles, the standards have cut global warming pollution, spurred innovation and saved consumers money. Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center released a fact sheet today detailing the benefits of the clean car standards.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

News Release | Environment Maryland

“States and cities are the driving force in the fight against climate change. With today’s announcement, it’s clear that they are shifting into a new gear.”

Today, a coalition of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states – including Maryland – announced steps toward limiting dangerous carbon pollution from cars and trucks, the leading contributor to climate change in the region. Over the next year, the states will be gathering input from stakeholders about what an effective policy should accomplish.

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