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9:24 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Auction for Commercial Wind Development Off Maryland Coast

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 80,000 acres off Maryland's coast will be offered for commercial wind energy development.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the auction Wednesday.

Officials say 16 companies have qualified to participate in the August 19 auction of the Maryland Wind Energy Area, or WEA.

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10:02 am
Fri July 26, 2013

O'Malley Unveils Renewable Energy Plan

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Governor Martin O’Malley is calling on the state of Maryland to up its use of renewal energy sources.

The Governor said that with the severe weather increasing in its impact along with extended trends of poor air quality “the costs of inaction would grow exponentially.”

His plan calls for increasing the amount of energy from renewable sources to 25 percent by 2020.

That’s 7 percent higher than the previous goal.

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9:21 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Offshore Wind Bill Gets Past Final Hurdle in Annapolis

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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.

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9:25 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Wind Energy Tax Breaks Get Praise from VA Officials

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Advocates of wind power are celebrating the survival of a tax credit for research and development of renewable energy such as wind-generated electricity.


The credit survived the high-stakes debate in Washington over taxes and spending in the so-called fiscal cliff drama. Advocates argue that the tax credit is critical to support an emerging and costly energy industry.


Nancy Sopko of Oceana said the investment tax credit provides certainty to the financial sector that wind-power development is a viable job-creating industry.

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