Tag: solar power

GreenLaurel: Big Towson Solar Install is Win For Seniors, Job Seekers and Climate

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic and Constellation volunteers worked side-by-side to install 300 solar panels on St. Ambrose’s Aigburth Vale Senior Community.

We’ve been fishing for stories that spotlight Baltimore’s sustainability partnerships that bring together teams from public, private and nonprofit sectors. From Civic Works’ solar job training to cleaning up the Inner Harbor, many partnerships are making Baltimore better.

On the St. Ambrose Aigburth Vale Senior Community’s rooftop in Towson last week, yet another great partnership was at work. It was there that Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, Constellation solar volunteers and GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic solar trainees gathered to outfit the building with a sustainable supply of energy.

Hogan’s 2017 Environmental Agenda Is Pretty ‘Light Green’

Gov. Larry Hogan delivering his State of the State address.

Last week, Governor Hogan proposed “$65 million in new, innovative and targeted investments in environmental projects.”  Hogan may have tried to get out in front with his “green messaging” because 2017 is set up to be a battle between an eco-friendly General Assembly and a pro-fracking, red-state-leaning governor.

In truth, two-thirds of the $65 million that Hogan announced was already on the books. Maryland had negotiated with Exelon during the merger deal that $44 million would be deposited into the Strategic Energy Investment Fund. The $44 million was earmarked for renewable energy projects. Hogan’s Clean Cars 2017 Electric Vehicle project and the Bay pollution trading program are current programs.

The good news is that Hogan proposes funding these programs. Money is money, and Hogan offered eco-ideas. But are they new and innovative ideas? Mostly, no.

Nonprofit Achieves Milestone by Equipping Penn North Home with Solar Power

Courtesy Kirsten Rumsey/GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic

A family in the Penn North neighborhood today became the 100th low-income household in the mid-Atlantic region to convert its power supply to solar energy in partnership with a unique Washington D.C.-based nonprofit.