Democratic General Asylum Overrides Gov. Hogan’s Energy Bill, Costs WILL RISE

From the Baltimore Sun, Feb 2, 2017 —

After veto override, renewable energy and electricity bills on the rise in Maryland

Pamela Wood

Pamela WoodContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun

Democrats completed an override of Hogan’s veto on renewable energy requirements.


The legislation, which will require utility companies in Maryland to buy more energy from sources such as wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectric dams, became law when the Democratic-controlled General Assembly voted to override the Republican governor.

Hogan and GOP lawmakers objected to the cost to consumers. The requirement is expected to make electricity more expensive, but it’s not clear by how much.

Democrats argued that the requirement will boost the renewable energy industry, create high-paying jobs, reduce air pollution and combat climate change at a small cost to consumers.

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