Offshore Wind

Offshore wind companies agree to invest millions in Maryland

June 1, 2017

A few weeks ago, the Public Service Commission declared that the two offshore wind companies vying for Offshore wind Renewable Energy Credits could move forward with their plans to construct the nation's first utility-scale offshore wind farms off the coast of Ocean City - provided they met certain requirements designed to make sure that these projects benefit Marylanders as much as possible.  Last week, both companies agreed to these terms - bringing Maryland a huge step clo

Maryland leads on offshore wind!

May 11, 2017

For the past few months, Clean Water Action members have been writing, speaking, and rallying for offshore wind in Maryland.  And today, the Public Service Commission surprised advocates and business leaders alike by

Fight for climate justice in DC and fair development in Baltimore.

April 17, 2017

For over a century, Baltimore has been a hub for dirty energy sources and other industry that has put our environment and our communities in danger.   From coal-burning power plants and the BRESCO trash incinerator to crude oil train terminals and the coal export facility in South Baltimore, dirty energy has made Baltimore fail to meet health-based air quality standards, displaced residents, all while failing to supply enough jobs to keep Baltimore's economy strong.  But in the next tw

The public hearing room, full, with handwritten letters held in the foreground

67 Marylanders speak out for offshore wind

March 31, 2017

As protectors of the environment, we seem to spend most of our time fighting against dangerous proposals.  From trash-burning incinerators to crude oil train terminals, the resources at Baltimore's port seem to attract some of the worst examples of failed development.  But last night was an incredible opportunity to stand up for the kind of investment in infrastructure we do want to see in Baltimore: infrastructure that cleans our air, fights climate change, and brings good, stable industry and high-paying jobs back to Sparrow's Point.  Last night the Public Service Commission held

An aerial view of Sparrow's Point in Baltimore County, with the FSK Bridge and Baltimore City in the background.

Offshore wind, onshore jobs in Baltimore

March 23, 2017

For over a century, Baltimore has been a hub for dirty energy sources and other industry that has put our environment and our communities in danger.   From coal-burning power plants and the BRESCO trash incinerator to crude oil train terminals and the coal export facility in South Baltimore, dirty energy has made Baltimore fail to meet health-based air quality standards, displaced residents, all while failing to supply enough jobs to keep Baltimore's economy strong.  The city has long

A rally in Annapolis in March 2012 for the Maryland Offshore Wind Act

Maryland needs offshore wind!

March 16, 2017

Five years ago, as a student at St. Mary's College of Maryland, I spent much of March calling legislators and traveling back and forth from St.

MA Senate Releases Energy Infographics and Also Passes Great Legislation

July 5, 2016

On Thursday, June 30, the Massachusetts Senate released a bunch of really cool infographics and also voted unanimously to pass S2372, omnibus energy legislation that significantly increases our state’s use of clean power.