Maryland just passed one of the most aggressive climate laws in the US
Check out this comprehensive article in Canary News on Maryland’s new climate law, including a description of the important nuclear provisions.
Carol M. Browner: Nuclear power can help Maryland reach net-zero emissions goal | COMMENTARY
Capital Gazette | April 7, 2022
The Biden administration has set an ambitious goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 to combat the climate crisis. Maryland’s Department of the Environment has proposed a plan for accelerating emissions reductions in the next decade to reach an even more ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2045.
Perciasepe: State’s Net-Zero Emissions Goals Can’t Be Met Anytime Soon Without Nuclear Power
Maryland Matters | March 11, 2022
This month, the Maryland General Assembly is debating essential climate legislation in both the House and Senate to chart the state’s path toward net-zero emissions. During this process, it is vital that all clean, emissions-free energy be included and nuclear energy is not taken for granted.
Reducing the public health threat from pollution
The Enquirer-Gazette | Jul 12, 2021
For decades, state and federal policymakers have led efforts to reduce the public health threat of pollution. Thanks to many of those efforts, we now regulate and monitor emissions and toxic pollutants that pose a risk to public health – and the air we breathe today is becoming cleaner and safer. Even so, America’s air quality crisis is still responsible for around 100,000 premature deaths each year (more than traffic accidents and homicides combined) and costs the United States $1 trillion per year.
Maria Korsnick: Nuclear will be at the heart of Maryland’s clean energy future
Capital Gazette | May 13, 2021
All eyes are on the Texas grid right now. We should watch carefully, because Maryland must deal with a changing climate too.
That doesn’t mean tweaking around the edges. It means a thoughtful and transformative approach to building a carbon-free, reliable and affordable energy system for the future.
The Southern Maryland Chronicle: Maryland Releases Bold New Plan To Achieve Climate Goals
Maryland Department of the Environment | February 22, 2021
The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has released a comprehensive plan that sets a clear and unifying path for the state to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, while also growing jobs and the economy for Marylanders.
Maryland Matters: Former EPA Chief: It’s Time for States to Determine Their Own Clean Energy Futures
Maryland Matters | December 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of strong and forward-thinking leadership at every level of government. States achieving success in managing the public health emergency can see their efforts threatened by external factors. A collective, comprehensive effort and a unified national push is critical to successfully addressing the crisis.
Greentech Media: DOE Awards $160M to TerraPower and X-Energy to Build Advanced Nuclear Plants
Greentech Media | October 14, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $160 million to X-energy and TerraPower with the potential for billions more in federal funding, as the companies strive to build a working model of their smaller scale, more flexible advanced nuclear reactor designs by 2027. TerraPower is partnered with the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a nuclear industry joint venture formed in 2007.
The Southern Maryland Chronicle: Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant raises funds to help the local community during Pandemic
Southern Maryland Chronicle News | June 18, 2020
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant employees answered the call recently when the United Way of Calvert County requested help for local non-profits supporting those impacted by the pandemic.
Calvert Cliffs launched a fundraising campaign that challenged employees to see which department could donate the most money to local non-profit organizations. The station’s employees stepped up to the challenge, donating more than $52,000 dollars between April 20 and May 15. Exelon Generation matched the employees’ contributions and the station was able to donate a total of $105,000. An additional $10,000 was donated by Calvert Cliffs to local food charities as part of the station’s annual charitable contributions to the local community.