May 24, 2019
Governor Hogan ended the speculation about the “Clean Energy Jobs” bill, saying he’ll let it become law without his signature. But let the new speculation begin, as he announced an ambitious plan to reach 100% renewable energy standards, and zero net carbon emissions. His proposal, promised for “day one” of the 2020 session, ensures this debate, and the tricky land use consequences that come with it, will live on.


Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis, including the significance of Governor Larry Hogan's decision to cancel the final bill signing ceremony of 2019, the status of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (an issue being re-framed by Governor Hogan's expression of support for expanding the mandate to 100% clean energy by 2040), and explain why new technology (particularly ride-sharing applications and traffic navigation aides) is driving new policy in Maryland and across the United States.
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Counties In Action
Cecil
Cecil Exec McCarthy and emergency services staff celebrate National EMS Week
Queen Anne's
Queen Anne’s County launches first Teddy Bear Clinic for kids in medical or emergency settings
Baltimore County
Baltimore County EMS practices responses to a severe weather event

Corporate Partner Corner

BGE's annual emergency partners meetings was held on May 21, 2019. It brought together community partners in an effort to coordinate emergency preparedness and safety year-round. Topics included how BGE uses drones to inspect equipment and to assess and mitigate impacts to local wildlife; innovative technologies for addressing power outages during weather events; improved processes and infrastructure that led to faster restoration times during the 2018 Ellicott City flood; and other areas for coordination to aid communities in emergency situations. View the tweet thread and pictures .


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