Gov. Hogan vetoed the Clean Energy Jobs Act. His decision to veto this widely supported bill harms Maryland's economy, health, and climate. Luckily, the bill passed the General Assembly with veto-proof margins. We will be back next year to override his veto and enact the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Tell your legislators to stand up for the Clean Energy Jobs Act at bit.ly/1Vw0g7L!
Maryland is well on its way to bringing offshore wind to the Free State and harnessing the power of offshore wind to build a modern clean energy economy. The next step is for the Public Service Commission to approve an offshore wind farm project proposal.
The Maryland General Assembly passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act during the 2016 legislative session. Unfortunately, Gov. Hogan vetoed the bill which would have increased Maryland's clean energy standard to 25% by 2020, creating thousands of family-supporting jobs. We will work to pass a veto override.
The landmark Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2016 was passed during the 2016 legislative session and Governor Hogan has signed it into law. The GGRA renews the 2009 Maryland law that sets a goal to reduce climate-polluting greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 25 percent by 2020 and extends the goal to 40% by 2030.