Climate Clips: A coal power plant was shuttered for nearly a decade. Hundreds of residents are getting a peek at its future

About 250 residents and community members, including many of the neighbors in North Old Town, jumped at the chance for a tour Friday morning with the developer, which plans to transform the 18.8-acre plant along the Potomac River into a mixed-use area with housing, office space, and retail.

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How a Federal Push for Infrastructure Could Propel DC’s Union Station Forward
Greater Greater Washington
Over the past few years, the challenges of revamping Union Station into a multi-modal transit hub had been all over the regional news. But with a devout train rider as president, and federal push for more efficient transportation and infrastructure, could Union Station finally be getting the national attention it needs to move the project to the finish line?

Virginia Advocates Seek Path Forward for Electric School Buses Despite Lack of State Funds
Energy News Network
An ambitious measure to convert Virginia’s fleet of 17,000 diesel-powered school buses to quieter and cleaner electric models over a decade was praised by health and environmental advocates when it passed the General Assembly at the end of February.

Climate Calling: A Special Maryland Matters Project
Maryland Matters
The signs are everywhere: extreme weather, sea-level rise, flooding in coastal communities, catastrophic pollution that especially impacts the poorest and most vulnerable in our society. But these aren’t circumstances in far-off lands. They exist right here, at home, in Maryland.

Winds of Change: Source of Power and Struggle
Maryland Matters
In a nondescript building near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, a glimpse of Maryland’s clean energy future is on vivid display.

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Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Continued to Rise Despite Pandemic
The Guardian
The data is in: carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit 419 parts per million in May. The levels have now reached the dangerous milestone of being 50% higher than when the industrial age began – and the average rate of increase is faster than ever.

Inside Clean Energy: Yes, We Can Electrify Almost Everything. Here’s What That Looks Like.
Inside Climate News
Many scenarios for averting the worst effects of climate change involve electrifying just about everything that now runs on fossil fuels, and shifting to an electricity system that runs mostly on wind and solar.

Start Me Up: ‘Car Guy’ Joe Biden Accelerates Push to Turn America Electric
The Guardian
Biden, a self-proclaimed American “car guy”, was [in Dearborn] to tout electric vehicles, a key component of his administration’s trillion-dollar-plus infrastructure proposal.

Half a Million New Workers Needed to Meet Global Wind Demand by 2025 – Report
Energy Monitor
The wind industry will need to train over 480,000 people in the next five years, in line with Global Wind Organisation (GWO) standards, to meet worldwide demand for such power safely, states a report from the GWO and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

FERC Should Expand Organized Markets Across the US, Former Chairs and Commissioners Say
Utility Dive
A bipartisan group of former federal regulators is calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expand organized wholesale power markets across the U.S., urging the commission to flex their full authority under the Federal Power Act.