Electrify Maryland Now
Panel Discussion held
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
As part of Howard Community College's Virtual Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 21, 2020, HoCo Climate Action and Howard County Sierra Club sponsored Electrify Maryland Now, a zoom discussion about how we can electrify our homes and other buildings. We explored how to drastically cut back on using fossil fuels for heating and cooking as well as barriers in Maryland; what other states are doing; what climate activists recommend; next steps in Maryland and what you can do.
A comprehensive list of resources, including background information, slides and actions, is here.
Also, in case you missed it, HoCo Climate Action's Ruth Alice White wrote about the need to phase out fracked gas in buildings ASAP.
Special thanks to our speakers and guests: Mark Stewart, University of Maryland Office of Sustainability; David Smedick, Sierra Club senior campaign representative; Lorig Charkoudian, Maryland Delegate, District 20, Montgomery County; Shari Glenn, HoCo Climate Action and League of Women Voters;
Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D., president, Institute for Energy Environmental Research (IEER);
Donald Goldberg, the Climate Law and Policy Project
The Maryland Commission on Climate Change’s Mitigation Working Group has accepted many recommendations from the report Decarbonizing Buildings in Maryland.