SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — State and local officials in Maryland are gathering to discuss an initiative to help Eastern Shore municipalities reduce energy consumption.

The ShorePower Project is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Tidewater Inn in Easton.

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Robert Summers, the secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment, is scheduled to attend. Abigail Hopper, the director of the Maryland Emergency Administration, also is scheduled to attend the event.

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The ShorePower Project is a regional initiative to help municipalities decrease energy expenses and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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