Gov. O'Malley proposes amendments to revive offshore wind energy bill
The governor proposed adding a threshold test in which state regulators would kick out proposals projected to raise an average family's electricity bill by more than $2 a month in the first year. The administration anticipates the financial impact will decrease after the first year if fossil fuel prices continue to rise.
March 24, 2011
by Associated Press
in Washington Post
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday proposed some changes to try to revive his bill to develop offshore wind energy in Maryland.
The governor has struggled to advance his idea to make state utilities enter into 25-year contracts to buy energy generated by wind turbines planned for 12 miles off the coast on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. Democratic and Republican lawmakers have said they are concerned with any increase in how much homeowners would pay each month on their utility bills
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