Tag: utilities

Solar boost, other green measures become law

Maryland’s utilities will have to step up the amount of solar power in the mix of energy they sell to customers, under a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Martin O’Malley.

The change and other pro-environment measures were a focus of O’Malley’s scheduled bill signing. But the solar measures, which will push utilities to make solar power 2 percent of their energy mix by 2022, were especially controversial.

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