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April 17, 2024

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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.
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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.
Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Moves Ahead with Advanced Clean Car and Truck Rules

Maryland is the eighth state to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which will require all new light-duty vehicles sold in the state to be zero emission by 2035.

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Maryland Legislature Ends Session with Big Wins for Clean Energy
In addition to the POWER Act, Maryland also approved bills aimed at growing markets for energy storage, community solar and zero-emission heavy-duty trucks.
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Maryland Legislature Sends POWER Act to Governor’s Desk
With hours to go until the end of their legislative session, Maryland lawmakers passed a law committing the state to developing 8.5 GW of offshore wind by 2031.
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Maryland Lawmakers Vote to Raise Offshore Wind Target
The Maryland legislature passed legislation raising the state's offshore wind target to 8.5 GW while calling for coordinated transmission planning with PJM.
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Alvarado Withdraws from Md. PSC Nomination
A representative of the gas industry recently nominated to serve as one of the state’s key utility regulators withdrew his name from consideration on Tuesday.
Gov. Wes Moore
Moore Names Consumer Advocate to Head Md. PSC
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore has nominated a consumer advocate and a natural gas advocate to two of the three soon-to-be open seats on the PSC.
Montgomery County Council
Montgomery County, Md. Passes Building Electrification Law
Maryland’s largest county passed the state’s strongest building electrification law, requiring most new construction be carbon-neutral.
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Maryland GHG Cuts Beat 2020 Goal, State Says
Maryland’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 were 32% below 2006 levels, according to the state Department of the Environment, besting its goal of a 25% cut.

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