A key House lawmaker is now backing Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind bill and says an initial vote could come as soon as Wednesday.
Sen. Ben Cardin says he disagrees with President Barack Obama about opening up new offshore oil and gas development, especially off the mid-Atlantic coast.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to make state utilities buy offshore wind energy may have to wait a year.
The O’Malley administration put out new estimates of the likely rise in Maryland ratepayers’ electric bills under his offshore wind energy proposal as a Senate committee took a look at the plan Tuesday.
Large sections of ocean off Maryland could soon become home to giant power-producing windmills if a plan put forth by Governor Martin O’Malley becomes law.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is circulating a proposal that would require state utilities to enter
long-term contracts with offshore wind companies.
The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday it intends to spend $50 million to speed the development of offshore wind farms, with a goal of issuing leases off four Atlantic Coast states by the end of the year.
In a reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will not pursue offshore drilling off the East Coast of the U.S. and the eastern Gulf of Mexico.