MD Government Taking Charge On Renewable Energy

Earlier this week Governor O’Malley announced the establishment of an agreement between the MD State Government, the University System of Maryland, and a group of wind and solar farms, being built over the next four years, in which almost 25% of the power used in the state’s offices and university campuses would be purchased from renewable sources.  This is a strong move for the state and sets a phenomenal example to other businesses and organizations throughout Maryland, showing that these options are available and that we’re taking a big step toward becoming a national leader in renewable energy.  The agreement, spanning 20 years, will hopefully reduce pollution and bring about new sources of renewable energy.  Those against the state’s decision believe that entering into any long-term agreements right now might be fiscally irresponsible when we’re in the midst of a budget crisis, but this is the type of action that’s needed to spur change even in the perilous times we’re facing today.

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