Check this out. Those power plants are advertised as clean but they are not clean! Have anyone ever used this technology on our power plants? ...
The Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club welcomes Sharon Wilson, a certified optical gas imaging thermographer, to discuss how oil and gas pollutants affect Texas communities like the Rio Grande Valley. Jacqueline Arias reports.
...and if you haven't called them yet, please also CALL House Speaker Michael Busch (410-841-3800) and Economic Matters Committee Chair Dereck Davis (410-841-3519). Call ASAP. Calling on the weekend or at night is ok. Leave a message. Just say: "Please get SB 282 passed. Incineration is NOT renewable energy." ...
Attention Maryland residents:
On Friday, the Maryland Senate overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 282, which would clean up our renewable energy law by removing subsidies from trash burning.
It's up to Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch to let this bill come to a vote in the House of Delegates, so it can pass by the end of session, Monday night (April 9th).
Please call House Speaker Busch at 410-841-3800. [Calling on the weekend or at night is ok. Just leave a message.]
TELL HIM: Get Senate Bill 282 passed.
** You can also email House Speaker Busch and Economic Matters Committee Chair Davis through this quick action alert: www.energyjustice.net/sb282 **
Maryland has one of the dirtiest renewable energy mandates. Your electric bill subsidizes not just wind and solar, but gives renewable energy money to many dirty sources.
Since 2012, most of the Maryland-based "renewable" energy has come from highly polluting trash incinerators. To date, the trash incinerator industry has made over $40 million in "renewable" energy subsidies from the electric bills of Maryland residents.
There are only two trash incinerators left in Maryland.
1) Wheelabrator Baltimore (BRESCO) trash incinerator (Baltimore's largest air polluter) -- gets about $4 million a year for being "renewable" energy. In June 2017, Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a climate resolution stating that they "strive to disincentivize energy generation from incineration technologies, a source of greenhouse gases, and mitigate health harms associated with pollution from combustion."
2) Covanta's trash incinerator in Montgomery County (the county's second largest air polluter) -- gets about $5 million a year for being "renewable" energy. Had six accidental waste pile fires in the last few years. In November 2017, Montgomery County Council passed a resolution asking the state legislature to eliminate incentives for trash incineration "as quickly as possible."
One other trash incinerator is making millions a year from Maryland: Covanta's giant trash incinerator in Lorton, Virginia (responsible for 75% of Fairfax County's industrial air pollution). Had a 3-story trash pile catch fire and burn for two weeks in February 2017, consuming much of the facility and closing it for the rest of the year.
Enough is enough. Burning trash is NOT renewable energy.
See www.energyjustice.net/md for more information.
I don't think we have 50 years plus to invest in the fracked "natural" gas industry...they are playing politics, playing with big money and endangering us all. I do not want to convert to fracked gas heat for my house. I want solar, geothermal, and some wood stove backup. ...
A year after Maryland leaders settled a debate over the natural gas harvesting technique known as fracking by permanently banning it, environmentalists are battling projects like a Potomac River pipeline, the Cove Point terminal and a major investment by AtlaGas.