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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. 


Maryland Faces Civil Rights Complaint after Approving Gas Plant in Black Community


The plant would increase pollution in a county already violating national air quality standards


The state of Maryland is facing a federal civil rights complaint, filed by Earthjustice, on behalf of residents in the majority black community of Brandywine, Md., after the state approved a permit for a gas-fired power plant that would have disproportionate pollution impacts on the basis of race.


SolarWindow Reveals First-Ever ‘Invisible System’ for Transporting Electricity on its Electricity-Generating Window

SolarWindow™ Transports Electricity Within Coatings Using Microscopic Channels (Left) That Are One-Half the Width of Human Hair (Right)SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. announced an ‘invisible’ system for transporting electricity within the company’s electricity-generating windows, currently under development for tall towers and skyscrapers, which consume nearly 40% of America’s electrical power.

The company’s SolarWindow™ generates electricity when its transparent organic coatings are applied in thin layers on to glass surfaces. The SolarWindow™ Intra-Connection System, announced today, moves electricity within these electricity-generating coatings to the company’s previously developed ‘invisible wires’. In turn, these ‘invisible wires’ transport electricity across the surface to the edge of the glass, where it’s connected to building electrical systems.


New Report: ZEV Program Needs ‘Tune-Up’ to Stay on Track

Nissan Leaf Charging - Source: U.S. Department of EnergyCalifornia and nine other U.S. states have joined forces to adopt a Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) standard, helping to create one of the world’s largest markets for battery electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. But an NRDC-commissioned ZEV report released shows the program needs a ‘tune-up’ to ensure the market expands well beyond current sale levels.

In fact, as I testified today before the Air Resources Board (CARB) that administers California’s program, without a ‘tune-up’ of the program, just one successful electric vehicle startup – Tesla Motors – could produce enough zero-emission vehicles to meet the entire auto industry’s requirements through 2025 with some moderate sales growth. That’s because a multitude of “extra credit” provisions are diluting the number of vehicles the auto industry will be required to deliver by more than a third.


TD Bank's New Store in Bethesda is Committed to Your Health

TD Bank is the first organization in the world to register a retail bank project in the United States for WELL Certification - Pilot Program

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, opened the first retail bank location in the United States targeting WELL Certification – Pilot Program, focused on human health and well-being.

The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) is the first protocol of its kind to focus exclusively on enhancing people's health and wellness through the design and operation of a building. WELL focuses on integrating specific design elements, technologies, and conditions into the architecture and operation of a space with the goal of enhancing the health and well-being of occupants.


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