Religious leaders in Prince George’s County are calling on Maryland lawmakers to support offshore wind power development.
A New Jersey offshore wind law could serve as a model for developing the industry in Maryland, environmentalists and offshore wind industry officials said Friday.
Environmentalists and union leaders plan to gather in Baltimore to push for offshore wind power off Maryland’s coast.
Federal energy regulators approved rates for a proposed $5 billion offshore wind power transmission line that are lower than the developers of the Google-backed venture had sought.
Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has run into difficulties this session with the Democratic-controlled General Assembly on high-profile parts of his legislative agenda, has been adding more of a personal touch in recent days in hopes of persuading lawmakers to support priority measures that have run into resistance.
Maryland’s governor plans to introduce legislation that would require utilities to enter into long-term contracts for offshore wind power.