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    Baltimore County Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

    Baltimore County Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

    Baltimore County is the latest local government in the U.S. to ban plastic shopping bags.  The Baltimore County Council voted five-to-two Monday to approve the “Bring Your Own Bag Act,” following in the footsteps of the City of Baltimore, which passed its plastic bag ban in 2019. “Plastic bags have been a menace on our […]

    Nearly 5,000 Solar Panels Added to Longest Dam in Switzerland

    Nearly 5,000 Solar Panels Added to Longest Dam in Switzerland

    Switzerland’s longest dam — also the highest dam in Europe — has now been adorned with nearly 5,000 solar panels. The added solar panels help provide additional energy, particularly during the winter months. The 2.2 megawatt project, called AlpinSolar, will provide about 3.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, with half of that energy […]

    54% of New Electric-Generating Capacity in U.S. Will Be Solar in 2023, EIA Says

    54% of New Electric-Generating Capacity in U.S. Will Be Solar in 2023, EIA Says

    A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects 54% of new electric-generating capacity in the U.S. to come from solar energy for 2023. Developers are planning to add 54.5 gigawatts of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity to the country’s power grid this year, most of it being solar, according to EIA’s Preliminary Monthly Electric […]

    Texas LNG Plant’s Carbon Capture Proposal Slammed as ‘Greenwash’ and ‘Band-Aid on a Bullet Hole’

    Texas LNG Plant’s Carbon Capture Proposal Slammed as ‘Greenwash’ and ‘Band-Aid on a Bullet Hole’

    The proposed Rio Grande LNG export facility near Port Isabel, Texas, would pollute their community and local environment, hurt the local shrimping and tourism industries, and exacerbate climate change, community advocates say.  “This is a poor community, yes. We’re not saying we don’t need jobs,” said Dina Nuñez, of Vecinos para el Bienestar de la […]