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September 4, 2009

UMD for Clean Energy Media Hits

My student group had quite a few hits in the media recently, all of which I’m linking and excerpting from below.

Letter in the Washington Post:  here

“On Aug. 28, The Post and ABC News released a poll showing that proponents of a climate bill are winning. Americans support the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy by Congress and the Obama administration 57 percent to 29 percent. That’s almost a 2-to-1 margin.”

Letter in the Gazette:  here

“Right now, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is playing a key role on the Environment and Public Works Committee in drafting the Senate legislation. I urge residents who want our country to produce more clean energy and less pollution to call Sen. Cardin and demand he support a strong bill.”

Media Director’s Op-Ed in the Diamondback:  here

“There will be a lot of politicking and lobbying by special interests in the coming months on the Senate legislation.  It’s important that state residents and students make their voices heard by contacting our two senators, Ben Cardin (D) and Barbara Mikulski (D). We need to demand a stronger bill that reduces emissions faster, produces more clean energy, and invests more in developing clean energy technologies in America, not China.  Better, faster, stronger.”

Joint-written article on Green for College Park Campaign:  here

“This upcoming fall, we’ve decided to get involved in the College Park City Council elections, which take place November 3rd. Why now? At the state level, policies and programs such as the Maryland global warming bill, Empower Maryland, the Renewable Electricity Standard, and renewable energy tax credits are underway or will be soon. At the same time, the federal government is spending record amounts of money on clean energy and energy efficiency, and could soon pass a global warming bill that will drive hundreds of billions of dollars worth of public and private investment into clean energy and energy efficiency over the next decade. In the next 10 years, expect to see money, business investment, and the jobs that come with it raining down on Maryland. Where is it all going to land? We think the areas that benefit the most will be the ones out in front and in the lead on clean energy and low carbon technology policy. Unfortunately, neither Prince George’s County nor College Park is leading. We think we’re way behind, especially compared to Montgomery County. We want College Park to step up and be the gold standard in the county on this front. We’re aiming to not only improve our town, but set an example for other municipalities, and ultimately the county. We want to push low-carbon investment in College Park, and create green jobs in Prince George’s County.”

Green for College Park mentioned in Washington Post blog:  here(see bottom)

U of M Students Vow to Shake Up College Park City Council Race
The politically astute UMD for Clean Energy says it plans to form a dedicated voting bloc of hundreds of students — a reasonable goal for a campus of 30,000 and a powerful number in a city where 1,000 votes elected council members in the last election.
We’ve decided to get involved in the College Park City Council elections,” write students Matt Dernoga and Kenny Frankel in a letter to Maryland Politics Watch.
“Why now? At the state level, policies and programs such as the Maryland global warming bill, Empower Maryland, the Renewable Electricity Standard and renewable energy tax credits are underway or will be soon. At the same time, the federal government is spending record amounts of money on clean energy. … We think we’re way behind, especially compared to Montgomery County. We want College Park to step up and be the gold standard in the county. … We want to push low-carbon investment in College Park, and create green jobs in Prince George’s County.”
For the record, the group says it’s not out for a “students versus the residents” race. “If there are student candidates, we’ll make them earn our vote…”

Our Letter to Ben Cardin was linked to in the Washington Post blog: here

ENERGY ON CLEAN ENERGY
UMD for Clean Energy, a highly-motivated group of college students working to influence state and federal energy policy, says it delivered a letter to U.S. Sen Benjamin L. Cardin, with new ideas about clean energy investment.”

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