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Empower Energies and WGL Energy Launch Fund for Distributed Solar Expansion

Financing for High-Quality Photovoltaic Solar Projects Is Available Immediately through Empower Energies for Commercial and Industrial Customers, Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals

Empower Energies, a leading clean energy project solutions company, and WGL Energy Systems, which operates distributed generation systems in 19 states and the District of Columbia, announced that they have launched a Distributed Generation Fund (DG Fund) for photovoltaic (PV) solar projects, together with a leading global strategic tax equity investor.


Maryland Agencies to Mediate Civil Rights Complaint Over Prince George’s County Power Plant

Community groups seek relief from racially discriminatory pollution burden and health harms

Three Maryland agencies have agreed to enter mediation with Brandywine area organizations, represented by Earthjustice, after the groups filed a federal civil rights complaint over the state’s decision to permit a gas-fired power plant in Brandywine that would have racially disproportionate pollution impacts. The groups hope talks lead to improvements in state procedures for approving and siting pollution sources and long-overdue relief for overburdened communities.


25 NEXTY Award-winning natural products from Expo East 2016

The ballots have been cast and the votes are in! The New Hope Network content team and a panel of industry judges have chosen 25 NEXTY Award winners for Natural Products Expo East 2016. We believe these products show truly creative thinking and execution; adhere to a mission with wide-reaching potential; or take a new approach to clean ingredients, sustainability or transparency.


NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution

Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions.

A known health hazard and contributor to acid rain, sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of six air pollutants regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Current, sulfur dioxide monitoring activities include the use of emission inventories that are derived from ground-based measurements and factors, such as fuel usage. The inventories are used to evaluate regulatory policies for air quality improvements and to anticipate future emission scenarios that may occur with economic and population growth.


Maryland Power Plant Decision Prompts Federal Investigation

State faces possible loss of millions in funding for authorizing pollution in violation of civil rights law

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will launch a federal investigation into possible violations of the Civil Rights Act by Maryland authorities that authorized the Mattawoman Energy fossil-fuel power plant in Brandywine, Md. 


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