Governor Hogan, federal officials announce $22.9 million grant to expand Maryland’s offshore wind workforce

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week joined federal officials at Tradepoint Atlantic to announce the awarding of a $22.9 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant for the Maryland Department of Labor to implement a new apprenticeship model to support the region’s growing offshore wind industry. Maryland’s project is one of 32 chosen nationwide out of more than 500 […]

Governor Hogan announces $3.7 million for electric vehicle charging stations

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that $3.7 million in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being awarded to 37 sites using funds from Maryland’s settlement with Volkswagen for air pollution violations. “For more than six years now, Maryland has been setting an example for the nation of strong environmental leadership,” said Governor Hogan. “This is another important step […]

Nautilus Solar holds ribbon-cutting in Kingsville

KINGSVILLE, MD—Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, a leading owner-operator of solar projects throughout the United States, on Friday held a ribbon-cutting for the opening of Maryland’s largest community solar project dedicated to providing over half (54%) of the power generated to the low-to-moderate income (LMI) community. Located in Kingsville, the 1.8 MW project brings access to clean, solar energy to 293 […]

BALTIMORE GAS PRICES: National average see big jump due to Colonial Pipeline outage

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the fourth consecutive week, the national average price of gasoline has risen, posting a 6.4 cent per gallon gain from a week ago to $3.03 per gallon on Monday according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average now stands 16.8 cents higher […]

Governor Hogan authorizes emergency measures to address Colonial Pipeline incident, gas shortages

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline has initiated a restart of pipeline operations. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday authorized Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Greg Slater to take emergency measures to respond to the Colonial Pipeline incident and ensure continuity of fuel supply throughout the state. “The emergency actions that we are taking will provide the state the […]

Olszewski sets new goal for 100 percent renewable energy by 2026, Baltimore County announces new SunPower solar projects

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced a new project with SunPower Corp. to install solar panel arrays at two closed County landfills, which are expected to generate the equivalent of 35 percent of the electricity demand of the County’s buildings and facilities—putting the County on track to exceed current renewable energy goals. As a result, Olszewski on Wednesday […]

Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia announce agreement to spur offshore wind development

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The governors of Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia on Thursday announced a three-state collaboration to advance offshore wind projects in the region and promote the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States as a hub for offshore wind energy and industry. The creation of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (SMART-POWER) provides a framework for […]