Sustainability in the News

  1. Manure-burning power plant in limbo

    State eyeing $34.8 million subsidy to spur Shore facility fueled by poultry litter

    The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy industry
    Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:26:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-poultry-waste-power-plant-20140727,0,3842505.story?track=rss
  2. Coalition brings solar energy co-ops to Baltimore area

    Meeting held in Towson to discuss residential model for homeowners

    Amanda Kilian finds the idea of installing solar panels on the roof of her house intriguing. She likes the notion of saving money on her electricity bill. She appreciates using a renewable energy source like the sun. But, she wants to find out more.
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:36:33 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/ph-tt-solar-energy-co-op-0730-20140725,0,7935378.story?track=rss
  3. Calvert Cliffs unit powers down

    Reactor coolant leak repaired, power mostly restored

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby powered down one of its two generating units Thursday night after a leak was discovered in the coolant system keeping the pressurized water reactor from overheating, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:50:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-calvert-cliffs-shutdown-20140725,0,3275694.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.

Learn more about JHU solar

 

Ideas in Action

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.