Fairfax County is looking at ways for residents to reduce their carbon footprint, as it enters the public engagement portion of its Community Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) initiative, which will establish goals and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impact of climate change. Today’s announcement shows Fairfax County’s commitment to seeking public input to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Green Banks, Explained
Greater Greater Washington
Green banks use public or collective dollars to sway private investment into serving markets or providing products to bring the private sector’s attention and resources to specific issues.
Del. Kathleen Dumais: Maryland Isn’t Texas
Del. Dumais discusses MD House Bill 1327 and how Texas energy emergency was a chain of structural issues affecting electricity generation and wholesale markets.
Bill Protecting Low-Income Marylanders from Expensive Energy Suppliers Advances
Senate Bill 31 aims to limit the ability of third-party energy suppliers from offering services to low-income Marylanders who receive energy assistance from the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP).
With Wind on The Horizon, Virginia Trade School Accelerates Training for Homegrown Workforce
Centura College’s first-of-its-kind turbine technician program is learning the tools, terminology and climbing skills that will be essential for maintaining wind farms.
National and International News
Code Council Approves Plan to Limit City, State Input Despite Pushback
The International Code Council’s decision to limit direct influence by state and local government officials left critics speculating about the potential to create an alternative to the organization’s widely used model codes.
New Roundtable of Utilities and Environmental Groups Call for Deep Cuts in Carbon Pollution
The extreme storms and blackouts in Texas have focused Americans on the need for resilience in the face of climate change and the need for reliable electricity.
Shalanda Baker and The Energy Crisis Plaguing Black and Brown Americans
Low-income communities and communities of color have historically been hit hardest by natural disasters, but it is not just after storms when the communities suffer.
A Furious Industry Backlash Greets Moves by California Cities to Ban Natural Gas in New Construction
Inside Climate News
Environmental advocates and the gas industry are competing to claim momentum in the emerging debate over the future of natural gas in homes and businesses.
How Giant Batteries Are Protecting the Most Vulnerable in Blackouts
Some communities are installing solar panels and large batteries to create tiny “microgrids’ that continue working when climate change-driven disasters make the electric grid go dark.