Energy & Environment

Hogan Administration Opts Out of Regional Transportation Climate Initiative For Now

A year ago, Maryland’s Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles pledged that the Hogan administration was committed to “bold and achievable solutions” that help the environment...

A Major Energy Operator in Md. Plans to Retire All Its Coal Plants by...

 The operator of the largest coal-fired power plant in Maryland has agreed to stop burning coal in support of legislation that would transition the...

Montgomery County Seeks to Reach Zero Emissions by 2035, But Advocates Say That’s Not...

More than 80% of Montgomery County voters are concerned about global warming and 75% want to see their county council adopt a climate solution...
Clean Energy

Opinion: Md. Should Embrace Clean Energy and the Economic Opportunities It Will Bring

Energy-efficient technologies are key to building a better future, especially with regard to our transportation system. If we stay on track, in the not-so-distant...

An Opposing View: Hogan Must Put the Brakes on Regional Gas Tax Plan

While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and his colleagues in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states try to contain the shattering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, they...

Opinion: Hogan Must Demonstrate Climate Leadership With Transportation Agreement

Today, Gov. Larry Hogan has an opportunity to blaze a new trail for addressing climate change. By committing to the Transportation Climate Initiative, Governor...

Former Official’s Refusal to Answer Questions About Reimbursements Angers Lawmakers

Matthew Sherring, a former top official at the Maryland Environmental Service, refused to answer more than 170 questions during an appearance before a legislative...

Md. Voters Express Support for Regional Transportation Initiative to Reduce Emissions

A public opinion survey released by backers of a multi-state initiative to reduce vehicle-generated pollution found high levels of support for their proposal.  The poll,...

Opinion: Is Exelon Spinoff Prelude to a Nuclear Bailout?

Last month, The Baltimore Sun reported that nuclear energy behemoth Exelon, owner of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and five other utilities, may spin...

Opinion: Smart Growth Policies, Not Haphazard Approach Will Help Restore the Chesapeake

Over the past six years, Maryland has spent nearly $6 billion of taxpayer money on a wide range of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. Despite...