Wind Powered Balitmore Week wraps up with a Bang!

Last week, Clean Currents hosted the first ever Wind Powered Baltimore Week to celebrate Baltimore’s dedication to renewable energy. We hosted events like mixers and happy hours, wind powered businesses offered up deals and discounts, and we rounded everything out with an ice cream social the likes of which have never been seen before.

We kicked off the week in style, with a mixer at the Black Olive, overlooking the beautiful Baltimore Harbor. The following evening, we were joined by Abigail Hopper, MEA Acting Director, Maryland Senator Catherine Pugh, and many more to acknowledge Baltimore’s commitment to a clean energy future.  Hosted at Woodberry Kitchen, attendees heard inspiring messages from Ms. Hopper, Senator Pugh and Spike Gjerde, co-owner of Woodberry Kitchen.

Abigail Hopper shared, “Wind energy brings numerous benefits to the State, including homegrown clean energy, sustainable jobs, reduced public health costs, lowered greenhouse gas emissions and significant progress towards meeting our renewable energy portfolio standard.  Wind Powered Baltimore Week recognizes Baltimore businesses that are committed to Maryland’s renewable energy future.”

Wind Powered Baltimore Week brought entrepreneurs, residents, and community leaders together to share ideas and inspiration for a clean energy future. Between watching inspiring performances by spoken word poets at Taharka Bros. Ice Cream Factory and sipping Black Ankle wine at Woodberry Kitchen, we shared stories of what a clean energy future could look like and how we can get there – together.

This year to date, Baltimore area businesses have purchased 25,000 MWh of wind power, and after a great week with the wind powered community, we’re convinced that number will double over the next year.