Smart Energy Solutions Updates

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.

Public Interest Priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Maryland's 2020 Legislative session begins on January 8th. We'll release a full agenda soon, but in the mean time here are our top priorities.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Safe Energy

Statement: Maryland PIRG Responds to Hogan Energy Announcement

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that he will be introducing legislation in 2020 to move the state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. He signaled support for nuclear power, but was short on details.

Maryland PIRG Director Emily Scarr issued the following statement in response:

100% renewable is 100% possible

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today we submitted this testimony on Delegate Shane Robinson's HB878 for 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Consumer Protection, Safe Energy

Maryland PIRG Applauds DC PSC for Rejecting Exelon Pepco Merger

We are thrilled that the D.C. Public Service Commission voted to reject the merger between Chicago-based nuclear power giant Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc. Today they stood up for D.C. ratepayers and rejected the anti-consumer merger, in so doing they also helped ratepayer in MD, NJ, DE and VA.


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