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Maryland Climate Coalition Seeks Coordinator

The Maryland Climate Coalition seeks an experienced professional looking to play a critical role in, and make a meaningful contribution to, the movement to address climate change. The Coalition Coordinator will be responsible for organizing the efforts of the Maryland Climate Coalition, a robust collaboration of national, regional, state, and local advocacy organizations committed to advancing policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and engaging diverse audiences in the demand for urgent action by decision-makers to address the impacts of climate change.

The Coalition Coordinator will ensure that all aspects of the Coalition’s campaigns are integrated, work with the Coalition’s Steering Committee and staff to develop annual priorities and work plans, and implement the Coalition’s strategic plan. The Coalition Coordinator is responsible for managing the Coalition field coordinator, contractors as needed, and supporting the work of the Coalition’s Steering Committee. Principal duties include supporting committees comprised of staff from the Coalition’s organizational members in developing political and grassroots/grasstops strategies; developing content and managing communications needs; facilitating the Coalition’s media outreach; organizing meetings and events; and assisting with writing and grant reporting.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: info@marylandclimatecoalition.org and danfurmansky@gmail.com.

Click here to download the full job description.


Governor O’Malley Signs Offshore Wind Bill into Law

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 9, 2013

Governor O’Malley Signs Offshore Wind Bill into Law

Maryland Offshore Wind Coalition has worked diligently for three years to bring offshore wind to Maryland

 

ANNAPOLIS – Today, Governor Martin O’Malley, will sign the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, into law. This new law will help Maryland set up a market-driven process to incentivize the construction of approximately 40 ocean-based wind turbines capable of producing enough electricity to power a third of the homes on the Eastern Shore.

The state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that 20% of the state’s electricity needs be met by renewable energy sources by the year 2022 and the passage of this bill will help Maryland meet its needs. Because of the legislators that voted for this bill, Maryland can now begin tapping into the tremendous energy of the wind blowing off our Atlantic coast. “Offshore wind power has the ability to supply up to one third of the Mid-Atlantic’s electricity load with zero emissions while creating thousands of jobs and locking in stable rates. This is not only a win for renewable wind energy but for Marylanders across the state,” says Coalition Coordinator, Larissa Johnson.

The Maryland Offshore Wind Coalition has worked tirelessly for three years to bring offshore wind to Maryland and today they will support the Governor as he signs the bill into law at 10:30 am in the Governor’s Reception room. Coalition members will then be attending a celebratory reception from 11:15 am – 12:45 pm at the League of Conservation Voters Office, 86 Maryland Ave in Annapolis. All are welcome to attend as we commemorate this monumental win for offshore wind and the future of our state.


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