A measure to help develop offshore wind in Maryland advanced in the state Senate on Thursday, edging a priority of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s closer to passage after stalling in the last two years.
An offshore wind bill that would require utilities to buy renewable energy credits has passed the Maryland House of Delegates.
A bill that would require utilities to buy offshore renewable energy credits has been granted preliminary approval by the Maryland House of Delegates.
Maryland House Economic Matters Committee Chairman Dereck Davis says he expects a rigorous debate and several amendments to be proposed Wednesday when an offshore wind bill that would require utilities to buy renewable energy credits is introduced on the House floor.
Two Maryland agencies are going to work on environmental surveys needed to develop offshore wind energy.
A huge underwater power line to serve wind farms planned off the East Coast cleared a regulatory hurdle Monday, although construction is still years away.
Minority business owners want the Maryland legislature to use its final days pass a measure to develop offshore wind energy.
Putting the wind to work. Maryland’s energy future takes center stage in Annapolis. A renewable energy bill that passed the House last week has an uncertain future in the Senate.
The Maryland House of Delegates voted 88-47 on Friday for a scaled-back measure to help develop offshore wind off the coast of Ocean City in as soon as five years.
A House committee has approved a measure to develop offshore wind in Maryland.
An environmental group plans to rally in Baltimore for offshore wind and against expanded drilling for natural gas in western Maryland.
Maryland’s governor lobbied lawmakers personally Tuesday for one of the key pieces of his environmental agenda, a reworked offshore wind power bill modeled on a New Jersey law.