Maryland
MarylandMaryland’s renewable portfolio standard mandates that the state get 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2022, and includes carve-outs for solar and offshore wind.1
Source:
DSIRE, February 2015
http://bit.ly/1GoVyk8
Renewables currently account for 7% of electricity in the state.2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1BpBWH2


Western Maryland has significant wind energy potential, as does the state’s coast. In fact, the development of Maryland’s offshore wind industry would create 7,000 jobs in-state, 4,000 more than offshore drilling would.3
Source:
Oceana, December 2014
http://bit.ly/1FW23KD


Maryland participates in the Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a regional cap-and-trade program that has used its proceeds to invest nearly $200 million in Maryland's clean energy industry so far.4
Source:
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, February 2014
http://bit.ly/1CrkhCQ


Learn more about energy in Maryland with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.


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