Maryland could host the nation’s largest offshore wind farm

The Maryland Public Service Commission is considering two proposals for turbines off the coast of Ocean City, giving Maryland the potential to host the nation’s largest offshore wind farm.

Local Farm Produces Solar Energy

According to a survey by Solar Foundation, Maryland ranks 13 in the country for solar jobs.

Bill Requires 25 Percent of State’s Energy to be From Renewable Sources by 2020

Businessmen, religious leaders and environmentalists pushed for the expansion of clean energy in Maryland at the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.

The bill, sponsored by state Senator Brian Feldman, D-Montgomery, would increase the use of renewable energy to power the state. Known as the 2015 Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act, it would require 25 percent of Maryland’s energy to come from renewable sources, such as solar or wind power, by 2020.

Maryland Rally for Renewable Energy

Supporters rally in front of the Maryland State House, Wednesday, calling for increased standards for clean energy.

Mills, Environmentalists Debate Energy Subsidies For Black Liquor

Environmentalists will seek to free up state funds for renewable energy resources by excluding “black liquor” from the list of renewable energy sources eligible for state subsidies, after an effort to do so failed this year.

Tax Reform and Green Energy Take Forefront in Candidates’ Economic Platforms

From shrinking the corporate income tax to creating a chicken-litter-to-fuel facility, Maryland’s candidates for governor have strikingly different plans to make the state a better place to do business.

Lawmakers Target Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Renewable Energy Goals

With six years left until the state meets its self-imposed deadline for greenhouse gas reduction, projections show the state will miss its target without legislation to promote increased use of renewable energy sources.

Impact of Offshore Wind Farm Construction on Marine Species a Concern for Researchers

As focus on renewable energy sources in Maryland expands into the Atlantic Ocean, special attention is being paid to the effects of offshore wind farm construction on marine mammals. Noise generated from the construction of wind farms can damage the hearing of animals like sea turtles, sharks and a number of migratory whales, as well as possibly displace marine mammals from their original habitat.

Salisbury Company Banking on Wind Farms to Create Jobs

Salisbury-based AC Wind is poised to benefit from the newest iteration of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind farming bill.

Waste-to-Energy Dirtier Than Coal-Fired Power Plants, Report Claims

A report released Thursday argues that waste-to-energy incinerators are not truly renewable, despite Maryland’s waste-to-energy sector being placed in the same renewable energy class as solar and wind power.