Maryland’s New ‘Clean Energy’ Bill Includes Millions in Subsidies for Pollution-Spewing Trash Incinerators and Paper Mills

Environmentalists in Maryland are split over a newly passed state bill that jacks up the percentage of the state’s electricity that must come from renewable sources while also directing millions of dollars in subsidies to pollution-spewing trash incinerators. On Monday, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which mandates that 50 percent of the state’s power come from renewable sources by 2030, with 14.5 percent of that coming from solar energy. That is a hefty increase from the state’s current goal of 25 percent renewable energy by 2020, of which only 2.5 percent had to be solar. (Reason)

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