Denise Robbins

Councilmember Hans Riemer and Climate Advocates Announce Legislation to Decarbonize New Buildings through “Clean Electrification”

Bill would require new construction to use 100 percent electric energy equipment beginning in 2024; technology has advanced making electric heating affordable and effective From the Office of Councilmember Hans Riemer ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2022—Joined by local and statewide climate advocacy groups, Councilmember Hans Riemer will unveil new legislation that decarbonizes new buildings beginning …

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Eight MD Gubernatorial Candidates Commit to 100% Clean Electricity by 2035, Other Equitable Climate Actions

2022 MD Climate Justice Platform asks candidates to commit to transformative climate action and worker protections. Sponsored by leading climate, social justice, and labor groups Takoma Park, MD — Eight leading candidates for Maryland governor have signed a resolution vowing to support legislation in 2023 that would set the state on the course to 100% clean electricity with …

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Maryland Matters Op-Ed: On Climate, U.N. Says ‘Delay Means Death.’ Do Pepco and BGE Care in Maryland?

By Mike Tidwell, executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund. Climate change has gotten so bad that any pause in the transition to a clean-energy economy will literally kill people. “Delay means death,” says United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He uttered those words after another blockbuster and depressing climate study came …

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Fight For Our Future: WASHINGTON, DC Rally for Climate, Care, Justice, and Jobs!

President Biden and Congress are finally on the edge of taking climate action at the scale the crisis demands – creating millions of union clean energy and care jobs, racial, economic, and environmental justice are all on the line. But they won’t take action without a push from us! RSVP to join us in Lafayette …

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April Virginia Member Update (members only)

Join CCANers across the Commonwealth for our monthly membership meet-up! This is an incredibly busy and important time in Virginia environmental politics. RSVP now to join us on Tuesday April 12 at 6:30 PM. We want to provide you with the latest environmental updates and share our insights into what comes next! By aligning our legislative campaigns and grassroots base-building, …

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Electrify NOW: Rally for Maryland’s Future

Last week, the IPCC put out another startling report, highlighting that we are not doing enough to mitigate climate change. Meanwhile, our top priority bill — Climate Solutions Now — passed out of committee Friday with amendments that undermine the urgency and boldness we need. On Monday, March 14, we’ll be rallying in Annapolis with a week left …

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110 Groups Across Four States Tell Key Senators: Pass Clean Electricity Program Through Reconciliation Now

As Congress Prepares to Move Forward with Reconciliation Bill, Local Organizations and Elected Officials Active in Every Region of the Country Urge Electric Sector Decarbonization Through a Clean Electricity Payment Program (CEPP) WASHINGTON, DC — Today, leaders from some of the nation’s most well-known organizations fighting climate change released letters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and …

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CCAN Summer News

CCAN Summer News Message from the Director Mike Tidwell It’s hot. Really hot. Everywhere. For 20 years, we’ve known that climate change could trigger a global ecological collapse. Earlier this month, scientists released a devastating report that confirmed the collapse is well underway. The United Nations has declared a “code red” climate emergency for our …

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