Smart Energy Solutions Updates

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland | Safe Energy

Statement: Maryland legislature kicks the can on resetting climate goals down the road

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland legislature wrapped up it’s 2021 session Monday without passing the Climate Solutions Now Act. 

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation and Environment Maryland Education Fund

Electric Buildings 2021

To prevent air and water pollution and avoid the worst impacts of global warming, America must move toward meeting our energy needs with 100% renewable energy. Getting there will require that we get the most out of every bit of energy we use – and that we stop burning fossil fuels in our homes and commercial buildings. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland

New report shows how electrifying Maryland’s buildings could cut carbon emissions and transform our energy system

BALTIMORE -- Maryland could see a critical reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and gas usage if it electrifies all of its buildings during the next 30 years, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland, Maryland PIRG and Frontier Group.

Testimony: FUTURE Act for Net Neutral Campuses

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today we are supporting the FUTURE Act, a bill lead by students from the MaryPIRG Student Climate Action Coalition to move our state's public universities to reduce their climate pollution and reach net neutral climate emission. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Safe Energy

Statement: Planned Exelon breakup good news for ratepayers, but Marylanders still at risk

Exelon Corporation announced plans this morning to separate its regulated utility business from its generation and customer-facing power supply business, creating two publicly traded companies

Testimony: Climate Solutions Now Act 2021

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

We have joined Environment Maryland in supporting the Climate Solutions Now Act, which is sponsored by Sen. Pinsky and Del. Stein. Here is our testimony.

News Release | Maryland PIRG

Maryland PIRG joins 85+ groups calling for nuclear safety

Maryland PIRG has joined NIRS (Nuclear Information and Resource Service) and 85+ other groups in signing a letter to the White House and Coronavirus Task Force asking them to strengthen safety and public health measures for nuclear power industry.

Testimony: Community Choice Energy

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

SB0315/HB561 - “Electric Industry – Community Choice Energy”
More than a decade ago, powerful energy companies rewrote the rules that dictate how energy is bought and sold in Maryland. That decision continues to haunt us today.

Testimony: CARES Act falls short

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Below, please find our testimony in opposition to SB265, Governor Hogan's so-called "Clean and Rewewable Energy Standard." Unfortunately, the Governor's plan relies on dirty, dangerous, and expensive energy sources incuding gas and nuclear.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Public Health, Consumer Protection, Safe Energy

Statement: Maryland PIRG response to Governor Hogan's Energy Plan

Annapolis — Governor Hogan has joined the rapidly growing movement across the United States calling for a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Unfortunately, his proposal falls short on delivering the clean energy future its title suggests.


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