MD: Making Renewable Energy Not a Reality

By April 13, 2008Energy, Global Warming

From the Baltimore Sun’s review of the 2008 General Assembly, that is, just-passed legislation:

Lawmakers approved a package of administration bills to reduce the state’s energy consumption 15 percent by 2015 and to double the amount of renewable energy that power companies must provide for sale to customers, to 20 percent by 2022.

And from the Baltimore Sun, “Gov. confirms wind turbine ban.

Gov. Martin O’Malley confirmed yesterday that his administration will not allow commercial wind turbines on state forest land, ending a heated four-month debate.

“While we must continue to explore and make progress on creating a more sustainable and independent energy future for Maryland, we will not do so at the expense of the special lands we hold in the public trust,” the Democratic governor said.

What is that term about holding two mutually exclusive thoughts at the same time?

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