PEER’s Voice in Climate Change and Energy
Climate change is an urgent threat that demands decisive government action. PEER works to hold government accountable to ambitious climate goals based on sound science and policy and supports holistic approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resiliency in our communities.
Our work supports meaningful climate actions at the federal, state and local level, including efforts to rapidly increase clean energy production, improve energy conservation, preserve nature and biodiversity, decrease our use of toxic chemicals and pesticides, and improve our agricultural practices.
We are also a watchdog for hidden dangers and scams that result from any new climate program. Our efforts to address climate change must occur in the context of transparency, scientific integrity, and the support of meaningful dissent, and there must be systems in place to evaluate the effectiveness of climate and energy programs.
Maryland Clean Energy Report
A large and growing portion of Maryland’s renewable “clean energy” comes from high-polluting energy sources. In 2019 alone, approximately 40% of the energy attributed to the state’s Tier 1 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) came from “dirty” sources, up by more than a fifth from just the year prior.
These dirty sources of energy include black liquor, a sludgy byproduct of the pulping process that paper mills burn to power their operations; woody biomass, most of it also burned at paper mills; and municipal solid waste burned to produce electricity. The proportion of black liquor in Maryland’s Tier 1 RPS rose from 15% in 2018 to 23% in 2019. Read More»
NEWS FROM PEER – Climate and Energy
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EPA Must Look for Any Scientific Study Supporting Pruitt’s Doubts on Human Role
President Creates Climate Miasma in Contradicting Both Himself and His Pentagon
Agencies Play Hot Potato on Responsibility for Required All-Hazard Analysis
His Lawyers Call Lawsuit for Studies Discounting Human Role “a Trap”
Pruitt Should Put Up Evidence Supporting Stance or Cease Climate Denials
Pence Climate Denier Posture Costs Hoosiers Millions in Federal Public Safety Aid
Complaints Target BLM Neutral Stance on Livestock Grazing Climate Impacts
Administrator’s Jet-Fueled Climate Change Tour Only Produces Carbon Pollution
Transit Privatizes Flood Forecasts to Bypass State’s Climate Change Denial
New Federal Rules Stress Climate Change Adaptation Missing from Jersey Policies
Sandy Damage to Nearly One-Third of Rail Fleet Was Predicted and Preventable
Feds Resilient Strategy Runs Counter to New Jersey Armor Plating Vulnerable Coast
Governor’s Climate Sub-Cabinet Stopped Meeting Years Ago
Reliance on Offsets Destroys Integrity and Undermines Climate Protection
PEER Sponsors Effort to Counter Fossil-Fueled Attacks on Climate Scientists
Kills Emission Reporting, Diverts Green Energy Fund & Defunds Climate Office
New Video Frames Fundamental Weaknesses of Cap & Trade Approach
Gov. Crist Nixes Joining RGGI or Pursuing State Emission Curbs; Will Defer to Feds
Climate Change and Coping with Climate Change Challenge Nature Sanctuaries
Political Support for Cap & Trade Will Not Overcome Its Practical Shortcomings