Sustainability in the News
NRG Energy blames 'market conditions,' possible environmental rules
NRG Energy Inc. said Friday that it notified the region's grid operator of plans to retire all coal-fired generation units at two of its Maryland power plants, facilities that are the subject of a water-pollution suit by state regulators.Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:15:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-bz-coal-plants-to-retire-20131206,0,6032758.story?track=rss
Bay Barometer report gives 70 percent of estuary inadequate score
More than 70 percent of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are falling short of water quality goals, according to a report released Tuesday.Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:13:37 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-gr-bay-barometer-20131203,0,3820707.story?track=rss
A Code Orange air quality alert, meaning conditions are unhealthy for sensitive groups, is in effect for much of Maryland on Monday, a relatively rare occurrence outside of the summer months.Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:24:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bal-wx-code-orange-air-quality-alert-issued-relatively-rare-outside-summertime-20131202,0,2105945.story?track=rss
In the Spotlight
Real time data on solar generation at Hopkins
Photovoltaic (PV) panels atop seven buildings collect solar radiation and convert it into electricity, generating 1 million kWh of clean renewable energy each year, or enough electricity to power roughly 112 average households and offset 545 tons of greenhouse gases.
Think before you print.
Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.