Energy & Environment

Poll Shows Strong Support for Forest Preservation Measures

As lawmakers debate legislation to strengthen forest protections in the state, a poll conducted for a leading environmental group shows strong public support for...

Paper Industry a Valuable Spoke in Renewable Portfolio Standard Wheel

As the Maryland General Assembly considers the Clean Energy Jobs Act, this proposed extension of the state renewable energy portfolio standard sits squarely center...

State Officials Tout ‘Holistic Approach’ to Combat Conowingo Dam Pollution

The Hogan administration said Monday that it is making “significant progress” toward combating environmental problems associated with the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River.Experts...

Country Clubs Prevail Again in Montgomery County Delegation

A Montgomery County bill to impose fees on tax-capped country club properties puttered to a halt Friday after it was narrowly voted down by...

Poll Shows Strong Support for Assembly Dems’ Progressive Agenda

Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly are advancing a progressive agenda this year – and voters largely approve.That’s according to the latest Goucher Poll,...

Polluters Making a Mockery of Maryland’s Commitment to Clean Energy

Why is Maryland’s clean energy law subsidizing wealthy out-of-state corporate polluters?One puzzling question in Maryland climate policy is why lawmakers insist that residents and...

Ray Lewis: Solar Workforce Development Can Transform Disadvantaged Communities

A few years ago, we co-founded Power52 Foundation, an organization aimed at providing training and skills to historically underserved populations and preparing them for...

Lawmakers Want Exelon Held Responsible for Conowingo Cleanup

A bipartisan group of Maryland lawmakers wants Exelon Generation Co., LLC held financially responsible for some of the cleanup costs associated with pollution spilling...

Hogan Has a Chance to Unlock Md.’s Clean Energy Economy

Thousands of Maryland residents work in the state’s growing solar and wind industries. With Gov. Larry Hogan’s leadership, the Old Line State can snowball...

City Lawmakers Push to End Tax Sales Over Water Bills

No one should lose their home for a past-due water bill. That’s the notion behind legislation filed by state Sen. Mary Washington (D-Baltimore City) and...