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News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

New Report: Maryland’s big box store roofs can generate enough solar energy to power 148,900 homes

Baltimore – Big box retail stores can help Maryland increase its clean energy production, according to a new report from Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Solar on Superstores: Big Roofs, Big Potential for Renewable Energy calculates that the 1,801 big box buildings in Maryland can generate 1,585.6 gigawatt-hours of clean electricity by putting solar panels on their roofs, enough to power 148,900 average American homes. That could offset 1,177,500 metric tons of global warming pollution, which is the equivalent of taking 256,083 cars off the road.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

A majority of Costco’s shareholders vote to reduce carbon pollution and deforestation

As Americans experience the consequences of climate change — droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and record heat waves —a majority of the shareholders in Costco*, one of the largest retailers in the world, voted yes on a shareholder proposal that calls on Costco to set “short, medium, and long-term science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

A majority of Costco’s shareholders vote to reduce carbon pollution and deforestation

As Americans experience the consequences of climate change — droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and record heat waves —a majority of the shareholders in Costco*, one of the largest retailers in the world, voted yes on a shareholder proposal that calls on Costco to set “short, medium, and long-term science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  

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New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

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.

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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