EmPOWER Maryland: Enlightening Users to Reduce Electricity

Baltimore Gas and Electric, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Delmarva Power, Potomac Edison and Pepco all work to fulfill the 2008 Empower Maryland Energy Efficiency Act’s goal to become more energy efficient and decrease electricity demand statewide by 15 percent by 2015.

Maryland Food Recovery: No Meal Left Behind

To address the national food distribution and waste problem, organizations across Maryland are taking the initiative and going straight to the source of extra, edible food: supermarkets, farms and colleges.

Not Just Chicken Poop: Farmer Leads Effort to Convert Poultry Waste to Energy

In Pocomoke City, Jason Lambertson’s chicken farm is expected to show how anaerobic digesters can provide a renewable alternative energy source on the Eastern Shore and solve the Chesapeake Bay’s agricultural nutrient pollution problem from its very source — chicken waste.

Senate’s Fracking Moratorium Bill Delayed While Protesters Gather

While at least 60 opponents of hydraulic fracturing gathered on Lawyer’s Mall for a protest rally Thursday, a Maryland Senate bill that would establish a moratorium on fracking was delayed in the state Senate.

New Bill Would Create Height Restrictions on Wind Turbines Near Patuxent River Navy Base

As wind energy companies try to find their footing in Maryland, state senators proposed a bill that would limit turbines’ heights, as well as their companies’ interests, in southern Maryland.

‘Uber Bill’ Provides Steeper Competition for Taxi Companies

With standing room only, the battle over the ridesharing “Uber bill” began in the state Senate Finance committee Tuesday.

Drinking New Beer Will Help Improve the Bay

Mixing beer with the Chesapeake Bay may seem counterintuitive to cleaning it up, but Full Tilt Brewing created a new beer to help do just that.

Climate Commission Changes Gain Senate Approval, Now Head to House

The Maryland Senate voted favorably Tuesday on a bill to expand and provide guidelines for membership and subdivisions of the Climate Change Commission, and now it heads to the House of Delegates for approval.

Dueling ‘Rain Tax’ Bills From Hogan, Miller Still Require Funding from Local Governments

Whether the “rain tax” is repealed, reformed or has the word “fee” dropped from its name, the federal mandate to clean up stormwater runoff in Maryland is here to stay.

Bill Requires 25 Percent of State’s Energy to be From Renewable Sources by 2020

Businessmen, religious leaders and environmentalists pushed for the expansion of clean energy in Maryland at the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.

The bill, sponsored by state Senator Brian Feldman, D-Montgomery, would increase the use of renewable energy to power the state. Known as the 2015 Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act, it would require 25 percent of Maryland’s energy to come from renewable sources, such as solar or wind power, by 2020.