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Maryland Goes All In: PSC Decision Clears Path For US Wind, Deepwater’s Skipjack

Mark Del Franco
Written by Mark Del Franco on May 11, 2017

The Maryland Public Service Commission reaffirms Gov. Larry Hogan’s sentiment that the state is “open for business.”

Maryland Energy Administration Launches Offshore Wind Grant Programs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has allocated a combined $1 million for two new grant programs specifically targeting the offshore wind industry: the Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program and the Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program. The Offshore Wind [Read More]

US Wind Secures Cabling Partner For MD Offshore Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

In support of its planned 750 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Maryland, Baltimore-based US Wind Inc. has teamed up with JDR Cable Systems Ltd., which is supplying underwater power cables for the project. US Wind is one [Read More]

With Senate Vote, Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act Becomes Reality

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

As expected, the Maryland Senate voted this week on the future of the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016, which Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed last year. Like the Maryland House, the Senate also agreed to restore the bill today and [Read More]

Not So Fast: Maryland House Overrides Governor’s Veto On Clean Energy Jobs Act

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 31, 2017

The Maryland House has overridden Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016, legislation that would boost the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 20% by 2022 to 25% by 2020. In total, 88 members of [Read More]

AWEA Calls For Veto Override Of Maryland Clean Energy Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 05, 2017

The sponsors of Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act, vetoed last year by Gov. Larry Hogan, joined other state lawmakers and renewable energy stakeholders yesterday at the Maryland State House to call for a veto override of the bill. The Clean [Read More]

Md.’s 2017 Environmental Plan Includes Renewables, Green Jobs Initiatives

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., has announced the state’s 2017 environmental agenda, which includes initiatives to grow jobs in green industries, invest in renewable energy resources, promote the use of electric vehicles and promote clean water commerce. Hogan’s 2017 Environmental Package [Read More]

Maryland Takes Another Step Toward Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has begun a 180-day proceeding to evaluate offshore wind project proposals, the Maryland Climate Coalition has announced. According to the group, the passage of the 2013 Maryland Offshore Energy Wind Act created a framework [Read More]

Firms Meet In Baltimore To Strategize On Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 07, 2016

Last Wednesday, Baltimore-based US Wind Inc. partnered with Tradepoint Atlantic (TPA) – the firm overseeing the 3,100-acre redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill – to host major offshore wind supply-chain manufacturers at TPA’s Port of Baltimore facility. Business [Read More]

US Wind Kicks Off Next Step In Maryland Offshore Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2016

US Wind Inc., a Baltimore-based offshore wind development company, has commenced a marine survey to prepare the final layout design for an 80,000-acre project off the coast of Ocean City, Md. US Wind contracted with Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey Inc. [Read More]