Climate Clips: Kamala Harris visits Brandywine to promote electric vehicles

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Prince George’s County, Maryland, to announce a $7.5 billion plan to construct an electric vehicle infrastructure system.

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Maryland Commission Approves Credits to Expand Offshore Wind Projects
The Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s Public Service Commission awarded renewable energy credits to two developers planning to build offshore wind turbines off the coast of Ocean City.

PJM Releases Initial Results of Renewable Energy Transition Study
Cision PRNewsletter
PJM Interconnection released the initial results of a multiphase, multiyear effort to study the potential impacts of an evolving resource mix, including the accelerating integration of renewable resources.

Here’s What it Will Take for Greater Washington to Cut Climate Pollution from Cars and Trucks Fast Enough
Greater Greater Washington
This week the region’s local officials and transportation agencies are facing the stark reality that they must quickly adopt major policy changes in the next several years if Greater Washington is to achieve its climate change target.

Report Says Virginia Has Thousands of Unregulated Aboveground Chemical Storage Tanks
Virginia Mercury
A new report says Virginia has an estimated 2,700 to 5,400 aboveground chemical storage tanks that are neither tracked nor closely regulated by the state.

National and International News

Coal Isn’t Dying Yet. 2021 Brought a Record Surge in Use
In 2021, global electricity generation from coal increased by nine percent, the highest in history. Most of that increase came from power plants in China and India, where the need for electricity jumped by nine and 12 percent, respectively.

Study: People of Color Breathe More Polluted Air, Regardless of Income
U.S. air quality has gotten better, but disparities remain. Throughout the continental United States, people of color are more likely to be exposed to air pollution than white people.

Inside Clean Energy: Unpacking California’s Controversial New Rooftop Solar Proposal
Inside Climate News
California regulators released a proposal this week that would drastically reduce the financial benefits of rooftop solar in a state that has done more than any other to nurture the solar industry.

Is There Something Amiss With the Way the EPA Tracks Methane Emissions from Landfills?
Inside Climate News
Environmental groups say the agency’s methods are outdated and flawed, with considerable climate change implications. An EPA methane expert agrees.

As Biden Expands EV Charging, Worries About the Grid Grow
E&E News
Top Biden administration officials have signed an agreement that paves the way for millions of electric vehicles to come online by the end of this decade.