Marylanders Express Support for Offshore Wind

April 3, 2017

Hundreds of Maryland legislators, business leaders, citizens, and representatives from labor groups joined the Maryland Public Service Commission's second offshore wind public hearing on March 30. The commission is considering applications for the Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits created by the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, submitted by developers US Wind and Skipjack Offshore Energy (Deepwater Wind). Many people spoke in favor of the offshore wind plans, including a bipartisan group of four state legislators who pointed to the "economic development potential and promise of well-paying jobs" as reasons for the commission to approve the wind energy credit.