Energy & Environment

‘They Almost Gutted the Bill,’ Pinsky Says as House Panel Amends Climate Legislation

A House subcommittee has drastically scaled back ambitious climate legislation. By proposing a spate of amendments Wednesday, the panel essentially ensured that two substantially...
Climate

Opinion: Clock Is Ticking for Climate Solutions Legislation

The Maryland Legislative Coalition, and its sister organization, the MLC Climate Justice Wing, strongly support the Senate version of the Climate Solutions Now Act...

Biden to Unveil $2T Plan to Rebuild Infrastructure, Create Jobs, Boost Clean Energy

President Biden on Wednesday in Pennsylvania will unveil a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure package to rebuild highways and bridges, along with funding programs for housing,...
epa chief

Opinion: Suppliers Respond to AARP on Retail Energy Competition

Maryland Matters published a commentary last month from Tammy Bresnahan, the director of advocacy for AARP Maryland regarding the “deregulated” retail energy market (“Annapolis...
Clean Energy

Majority Rules: House Panel Rewrites GOP Lawmaker’s Bill on Electric Vehicles

A House committee has rewritten a bill from a Republican lawmaker that was designed to require state and local elected officials who charge their...

As House Pushes Through Dozens of Bills, Lawmakers Temporarily Fall Down a Deep Well

On a day when the House of Delegates pushed through dozens of bills in a mad dash to pass legislation before the end of...
Geothermal

Opinion: Geothermal Legislation That’s Good for Union Jobs, Marylanders and the Climate

Much has been written about the “Blue-Green Divide,” and it is a very real and critical problem that must be solved.Here in Maryland, however,...

Roundup of Marathon Senate Session: Collective Bargaining, Mail-in Ballots and More

With "Crossover Day" fast approaching in the Maryland General Assembly -- the deadline to guarantee that a bill that has passed out of one...

Environmental Bills — on ‘Black Liquor,’ Pollution Tracking and Composting — Move Forward in...

Maryland lawmakers are looking to change the clean-energy classification of a controversial renewable energy source – but Republicans worry that doing so could drive...

Del. Brooks & Md. LCV Chief: We Need Climate Solutions Now 

Legislators in Annapolis have made it a goal to advance racial equity in Maryland this year – on many fronts. Our legislative leaders, House...