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Act on Climate and Help Us All Breathe Easier, April 24th, 2014

Climate change and climate disruption are real — 97 percent of climate scientists agree. As Marylanders, we believe that we do better when we embrace and acknowledge the science, the truth and the reality of our situation. We know that we must be willing to stand up for what we believe in and work together  Read the Rest…

Today: Secretary Jewell Visits Maryland to Promote Wind Energy, December 17th, 2013

Earlier today, I joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell and Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Tommy Beaudreau at the Maritime Applied Physics Corporation in Baltimore to talk about next steps in our continuing effort to spur wind energy development in Maryland. Our federal partners are proposing to lease approximately 80,000  Read the Rest…

Maryland Builds International Partnerships for Offshore Wind Energy Investment, December 6th, 2013

President Barack Obama recently used his weekly radio address to talk about opportunities to strengthen our national economy while reducing our carbon footprint. Clean energy is about more than reducing our environmental impact. It means jobs, economic revitalization and innovating for our future. These priorities took center stage as members of a Maryland delegation signed  Read the Rest…

ICYMI: President Obama Appoints Governor O’Malley to Task Force on Climate Preparedness, November 1st, 2013

“Maryland is among the states most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including severe weather and sea-level rise. We have an obligation to do all we can to protect our land, infrastructure, and most importantly our citizens, and to make sure we are safe and prepared. That is why Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan includes a comprehensive climate adaptation strategy, and is why I signed an Executive  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Highlights Efforts to Strengthen the Middle Class, Protect Public Health and the Environment, October 31st, 2013

Sustainability Forum third in a series focusing on the Administration’s strategic goals    LAUREL, MD — Governor Martin O’Malley today hosted Maryland’s Better Choices, Better Results Forum on Sustainability,  the third in a series of statewide sessions designed to foster an ongoing, collaborative dialogue on strengthening the middle class.  More than 300 stakeholders joined the Governor, cabinet officials and  Read the Rest…

Governors Announce Bold Initiative to Put 3.3 M Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025, October 24th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley and governors from seven other states today announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years. These governors have joined forces to revolutionize the automobile market by promoting zero-emission vehicles. The use of these clean vehicles will reduce greenhouse gas emissions,  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Celebrates the Completion of the State’s First Commercial Solar Microgrid at a Mixed Use Development, October 15th, 2013

Governor O’Malley joins together with FERC Chairman, Standard Solar, Konterra and Solar Grid Storage to dedicate Maryland’s first commercial solar microgrid at a mixed use development LAUREL — Today, Governor Martin O’Malley, joined by FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and executives from Standard Solar, Konterra and Solar Grid Storage, dedicated Maryland’s first commercial solar micro grid at  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Appoints Anne E. Hoskins, Esq. to the Public Service Commission, August 14th, 2013

Appointment demonstrates Administration’s continued commitment to ensuring the development of a resilient utility system for the 21st Century ANNAPOLIS, MD  — Governor Martin O’Malley today appointed Anne E. Hoskins, Esq. to serve as a Commissioner on the Public Service Commission (PSC). The appointment of Ms. Hoskins will fill the vacancy created when Governor O’Malley appointed Kevin  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Appoints Abigail Ross Hopper, Esq. Director of the Maryland Energy Administration, June 12th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced Abigail Ross Hopper as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). Ms. Hopper has served as Governor O’Malley’s Energy Advisor since 2010 and as Acting Director of MEA since 2012. Ms. Hopper will also continue on in her role as Energy Advisor to Governor O’Malley. “We  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on the Passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, March 18th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the final passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013: “Offshore wind is a potential win-win-win for Maryland. Today’s vote positions our State for greater job creation and opportunity, while moving us forward toward securing a more sustainable energy future. By advancing  Read the Rest…