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Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: East coast states forge ahead with four new offshore wind projects

Government officials in Massachusetts and Maryland backed deals on Friday for four new offshore wind projects that will create 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of renewable offshore wind energy. That’s enough electricity to power more than 1.5 million American homes for a year.

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News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

New report: Maryland among national leaders in energy efficiency progress

Baltimore- Maryland ranks first in the nation for improvements in electricity efficiency since 2011, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise 2021

Clean energy is sweeping across America and is poised for more dramatic growth in the coming years. Wind turbines and solar panels made up a tiny fraction of our energy infrastructure 10 years ago. Today, they are everyday parts of America’s energy landscape. The number of homes heated with clean, efficient electric heat pumps increased by 28% in a decade from 2005 to 2015. Just a few years ago, electric vehicles seemed a far-off solution to decarbonize our transportation system.

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News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center and Maryland PIRG Foundation

New report: Trouble in the Air: Many Marylanders suffered through dozens of days with elevated air pollution in 2020

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Metropolitan Area, home to nearly 3 million people, experienced 43 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and Maryland PIRG Foundation. 

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