In Annapolis the General Assembly has finally handed Governor Martin O’Malley a victory in his search to bring the wind industry to Maryland.
The House of Delegates approved a Senate version of the legislation on a final vote of 88-to-48.
It now goes to Governor Martin O’Malley for his signature.
Supporters say it will help diversify the state’s sources of clean and renewable energy.
The measure would require electricity suppliers to produce at least 2.5 percent of their power from offshore wind by 2017.