The MARAMA Workshop on Linking Climate and Air Quality was held on February 25-26 and the MARAMA Board held its Annual Meeting on February 26-27, 2008. The meetings were held at the Admiral Fell Inn in Baltimore, MD.

The goals of the workshop were to

  • explore the future of the power sector in the Mid-Atlantic region and the implications for air quality plans and
  • better understand the linkages between climate change science and air quality policy.

The presentations from the meeting are now available (All presentations are posted as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file)


Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop – Tad Aburn, MD, and Susan Wierman, MARAMA

Identification of Issues from the State/Local Perspective – Tom Ballou, VA

Forecasting Electrical Demand and Supply – Prof. Ben Hobbs, Johns Hopkins University

Convergence of Energy Planning and Environmental Needs – John Quinn, Constellation Energy

Maryland’s Action Plan for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) – Marie Halka, MDE

Virginia’s Energy Policy – Tom Ballou, VA

Sustainable Energy and Air Quality Planning for the Northeast US – Gary Kleiman, NESCAUM

MARAMA Emissions Inventory Projects – Julie McDill, PE, MARAMA

Coordinating Criteria Pollutant and Climate Change Inventories – Doug Soloman, US EPA

Talking to the Public about Climate Change – Dr. William P. Blair, Johns Hopkins University (exit MARAMA)

Air Quality Implications of Climate Change for the Mid-Atlantic Region – Prof. Russell Dickerson, University of Maryland College Park