ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says a renewable energy measure isn’t clean enough, and he is announcing his own goal of reaching 100 percent clean energy in the state by 2040.
Hogan said Wednesday he won’t veto a measure approved by the General Assembly, but it will become law without his signature.READ MORE: Maryland Offers "Full Support" After 18 Children, 1 Teacher Killed In Texas Elementary School Shooting
The legislature’s bill increases the state’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard from 25 percent by 2020 to 50 percent by 2030.READ MORE: Maryland Sees Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among People Under 19
But the Republican governor says he has serious concerns that the measure could send too many jobs out of the state.
Hogan says he plans to submit legislation next year to put Maryland on a path of 100 percent clean electricity by 2040.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Police Ask Public For Help Finding Missing Teen
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