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Maryland Power Plants and the Environment: A review of the impacts of power plants and transmission lines on Maryland's natural resources (CEIR-14)


Cover and Table of Contents (147 KB)

    Chapter 1 (3.3 MB) - Introduction

      Legislative Mandate
      Power Plant Licensing
      CEIR-14 Report Highlights

    Chapter 2 (4.0 MB) - Power Generation, Transmission, and Use
      Electricity Generation in Maryland
        Fossil Fuels
      New and Proposed Power Plant Construction
      Electricity Distribution
      Electricity Markets and Retail Competition
        Wholesale Markets and PJM
        Retail Markets and Competition
        Standard Offer Service
      Transmission and Reliability
        Investments in Transmission
      Maryland Electricity Consumption
        Maryland Electricity Consumption Forecast
        Generation: Comparison with Consumption and Future Outlook

    Chapter 3 (1.4 MB) - Toward a Sustainable Energy Future
      Renewable Resources in Maryland
        Wind Power
        Biomass and Waste to Energy
        Landfill Gas
      Electricity Policies for Sustainability
        Maryland RPS
        Demand Side Resources
        Green Power Purchases

    Chapter 4 (5.0 MB) - Impacts of Power Generation and Transmission
      Power Plants and Air Quality
        Current Emissions from Power Plants
        Potential Impacts from Power Plant Air Emissions
        The Effects of the Maryland Healthy Air Act of 2006
        Other Regulatory Drivers Affecting Power Plants
      Climate Change
        Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
        CO2 Reduction Strategies for Power Plants
      Water Impacts
        Water Withdrawal and Consumption
        Ground Water Withdrawals
        Impacts to Water Quality and Aquatic Biota
        Cooling Water Discharge Impacts
      Terrestrial Impacts
        Forest Resources
        Wind Power Terrestrial Issues
        Transmission Line and Pipeline Rights of Way
      Sociological and Land Use Issues
        Cultural and Archaeological Resources
        Visual Impacts
        Property Value Impacts
        Health Implications of Electromagnetic Fields
      Radiological Impacts
        Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
        Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station
      Power Plant Combustion Products
        CCP Generation
        Disposition and Beneficial Use
        PPRP Demonstration Projects

    Appendix A to E (2.3 MB)

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