US petrol station switches to 100% EV charging

RS Automotives in Maryland claims to be the country’s first petrol station to quit fossil fuels entirely

Plastic straws are one thing… but what about banning balloons?!

Government officials in the US state of Maryland are working to introduce a new bill to stop plastic balloons littering the environment

Community solar project means all Maryland homes can make the most of the sun

Developers are currently looking for 2,600 new solar customers across the state

Talen Energy sells 400MW power plant

US power producer Talen Energy has sold a 399MW coal-fired power plant. It has been bought by an affiliate of Avenue Capital Group. The sale is part of a requirement to divest certain assets in Maryland to comply with a legal order when Talen Energy was established earlier this year. The asset sales to date now total […]

Denmark advising US state on offshore wind

Denmark is putting its wind experts at the disposal of the US state of Maryland, its climate department announced on Friday. Danish experts will help advise Maryland officials on a 200 MW offshore wind farm about 20km off the tourist destination Ocean City. The East Coast state is home to Washington D.C. and of course the […]

New US standards for cleaner fuels to slash air pollution

The US Government claims its new standards for cleaner fuels and cars will enable the nation to have the “greatest pollution reductions” at the lowest cost. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed “sensible” standards for cars and fuel to significantly cut harmful pollution, prevents thousands of premature deaths and illnesses whilst also enabling efficiency […]

American protestors arrested over offshore row

Three American students were arrested on Monday for protesting in favour of offshore wind development outside Maryland’s State House. They were apparently hoping to influence a key vote which would set legislation for the East Coast state’s wind power projects. The unrest happened as Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley was hoping to secure votes needed at […]