April 16, 2024


Bill Would Exempt Md. Data Centers with Fossil Fuel Backup from PSC Approval
Getting bills through the Maryland General Assembly often involves compromises and tradeoffs, even with Democrats controlling the House of Delegates, the Senate and the governorship.
Key Energy Bills Win Crossover Votes in Md. General Assembly
Bills moving forward could introduce voluntary time-of-use rates in the state, disclosure statements about green power and point-of-sale EV rebates.
Md. Cross-over Bills Aim to Remove Barriers to Clean Tech Deployment
With Maryland facing rising budget deficits, legislators are focusing on removing barriers to zero-emission technologies, rather than proposing new funding.
Md. Lawmakers Load up on Clean Energy Bills
More than 70 energy-related laws have been introduced in the first month of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 session.
9 States Agree to Accelerate Home Heat Pump Installations
A memorandum of understanding announced Feb. 7 sets a goal of heat pump technology comprising 65% of residential heating, cooling and water heating equipment sales by 2030.
Ørsted Cancels Skipjack Wind Agreement with Maryland
Ørsted canceled its Skipjack Wind agreement with Maryland but will continue preparations to build the 966-MW offshore wind farm in hopes of securing a better deal.
DOE Partners with HVAC Industry on Cold Climate Heat Pumps
The Department of Energy announced four companies have developed high-efficiency cold climate heat pumps as part of its Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge.
Maryland Department of the Environment
Md. Emission-reduction Plan: High Ambitions, No Funding
Maryland will have to come up with an extra $1 billion yearly to pay for proposals in its newly released Climate Pollution Reduction Plan.
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Maryland Adopts California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Rule
Maryland became the 10th state to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks rule, which sets targets for the delivery of zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that gradually increase every year.
Md. Opens $22.5M Funding Opp for Low-income Solar, Energy Efficiency
The Maryland Energy Administration has $22.5 million it’s planning to use to make low-income homes more energy efficient and put solar panels on their roofs.

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