Press Releases

  • CSNA Open Letter

    April 7, 2021

    Dear Governor Hogan,

    With the passage of the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022, Maryland is on track to become a principal voice in the advancement of U.S. clean energy. Our coalition of labor, businesses, and advocacy groups is as diverse as the energy needs of Maryland, and we recognize the need to prepare Maryland for the energy future, support economic growth, and preserve the health and environment of communities in Maryland. We thank the Maryland General Assembly for meaningfully recognizing the key role of carbon-free nuclear in meeting the state’s goal of a 60% reduction in GHG emissions by 2031. With your signature, Marylanders can find comfort knowing its leaders are prioritizing safe, clean, and reliable energy sources like nuclear, and looking out for the health and prosperity of Maryland residents.

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  • Environmental and Economic Impacts of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    BRATTLE GROUP FINDS CONTINUED OPERATION OF CALVERT CLIFFS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS CRITICAL TO MEETING MARYLAND’S CLEAN ENERGY TARGETS COST-EFFECTIVELY

    Media Contact: Jason Martin, Finsbury Glover Hering, [email protected]

    BALTIMORE (March 28, 2022) – Today, the Brattle Group released the findings from a study of the environmental and economic impacts of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in Maryland, prepared for Nuclear Powers Maryland. The report found that Calvert Cliffs prevents 4 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and keeps electricity prices $47 million lower for Maryland energy consumers, each year. Without Calvert Cliffs, significantly less emission-free power would be generated in Maryland, resulting in the increased need for fossil generation and higher emissions, even after accounting for Maryland’s commitments to increase its renewable generation.

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  • Nuclear Powers Maryland Statement on Proposed Climate Solutions Act of 2022

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    “It’s time for the Maryland General Assembly to recognize the value of carbon-free nuclear energy in meeting the state’s ambitious climate goals. As proposed, the Climate Solutions Act of 2022 does not even consider the integral role that safe, reliable and clean nuclear energy, which provides 80 percent of the state’s carbon-free energy, plays in meeting the proposed GHG reduction goals. Failure to account for nuclear’s vital contribution in a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan is a failure to recognize that, without nuclear, Maryland will fall far short of the proposed legislation’s goal to reach net zero emissions by 2045 and 60% GHG emissions reductions by 2030. As a coalition of labor, businesses large and small, and advocacy groups around the state, we stand ready to work with the General Assembly to ensure the state’s climate goals can be met.” 

     

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  • NYSERDA Open Letter

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    November 4, 2021

    Dear Governor Hogan, Speaker Jones, and President Ferguson,

    As world leaders, government officials, non-governmental organizations, and scientists convene in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss climate change at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), we wanted to bring to your attention new data that highlights the important role nuclear energy plays in reducing carbon emissions while keeping electricity costs affordable.

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  • Nuclear Powers Maryland Welcomes Labor Groups into Coalition

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    September 22, 2021 – Nuclear Powers Maryland (NPMD) announced today that the Baltimore-D.C. Building Trades has joined the coalition, along with its 23 affiliated local construction unions. The Building Trades is the affiliate organization for all the construction unions in Maryland, including the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), the United Association (UA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The Baltimore-DC Building Trades represents more than 25,000 skilled construction workers and their families.

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  • Zero Emissions Day Open Letter

    September 21, 2021

    Dear Governor Hogan, Speaker Jones, and President Ferguson,

    Each September 21, we pause to take note of Zero Emissions Day – a milestone that urges us to reflect on how we might chart a path for a cleaner and healthier future.

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  • NPMD on “State of the Air” Report: Nuclear Power Needed to Improve Air Quality in Maryland

    May 3, 2021

    Dear Governor Hogan, Speaker Jones, and President Ferguson,

    Last week, the American Lung Association released its annual “State of the Air” report. While there have been some gains in improving our country’s air quality since 2020, over 40% of Americans — more than 135 million people — live in communities with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution. Unfortunately, this includes many Marylanders.

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  • Open Letter to Maryland State Leaders

    March 2, 2021

    Dear Governor Hogan, Speaker Jones, and President Ferguson,

    The State of Maryland has emerged as one of the country’s climate and clean energy leaders.

    We, the people of Maryland, know that climate change is an urgent threat to cities and communities across our state, and our leaders should be commended for their efforts to accelerate the necessary transition to a clean energy future. The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) is an important example of Maryland’s climate leadership, setting out bold targets to achieve 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent clean power by 2040.

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  • Advocates Form Coalition to Support Maryland's Largest Source of Carbon-Free Energy: Nuclear Power

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact:
    Annie Orloff
    [email protected]
    (773) 401-4859

    Nuclear Powers Maryland will work together to educate on and advocate for nuclear power’s critical role in accelerating the state’s clean energy transition

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