It’s now looking more likely than ever that the Clean Energy Jobs Act could pass this year. The bill would double wind and solar power in Maryland. Raising Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030 could support and retain nearly 20,000 jobs in the solar industry. It aims to invest in opportunities in job training in the clean energy industry in economically distressed regions of the state and to remove barriers for entry in the clean energy economy. In addition, it makes small minority-, veteran-, and women-owned businesses in this industry eligible to receive dedicated funding for market growth through the state’s “Strategic Energy Investment Fund.”
First thing is first, we need the bill to make it out of key committee hearings happening next week — Senator Reilly sits on the committee and needs persuading from us! The Hearing is 3/6 at 1:00 p.m
Please take one minute right now to send a message to committee member Senator Reilly (410-841-3568), Committee Chair Senator Middleton, (410-841-3616) and Vice Chair Senator Astle ( 410-841-3578) Tell them to vote YES clean energy jobs bills — Senate Bill 732 — when it comes up for a vote soon.