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File #: 15-0205R    Version: 0 Name: In Support of State Action - Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act of 2015
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/23/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 2/23/2015
Enactment #:
Title: In Support of State Action - Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act of 2015 FOR the purpose of supporting the enactment of The Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act (H.B 377/S.B 373) by the 2015 General Assembly, and calling on the General Assembly to enact, and the Governor to sign, legislation to protect Maryland's environment, health, and economy by accelerating the transition away from fossil-fuels and towards renewables for energy generation.
Sponsors: Robert Curran, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Carl Stokes, Rochelle Spector, Brandon M. Scott, James B. Kraft, Nick Mosby, President Young, Eric T. Costello, Warren Branch, William "Pete" Welch, Edward Reisinger, Mary Pat Clarke
Indexes: Advancement Act of 2015, Clean Energy, Maryland, Support of State Action
Attachments: 1. 15-0205R~1st Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilman Curran



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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In Support of State Action - Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act of 2015
FOR the purpose of supporting the enactment of The Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act (H.B 377/S.B 373) by the 2015 General Assembly, and calling on the General Assembly to enact, and the Governor to sign, legislation to protect Maryland's environment, health, and economy by accelerating the transition away from fossil-fuels and towards renewables for energy generation.
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The Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act (H.B 377/S.B 373) would double the amount of renewable energy consumed by Maryland residents by increasing the current goal of having a 20% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2022 to a goal of 25% by 2020 and then 40% by 2025. This would have significant positive impacts on Maryland?s environment, health, and economy that would resonate especially strongly in Baltimore.

As a costal city, Baltimore should be especially concerned that Maryland is the 3rd most vulnerable state in America to sealevel rise driven by climate change. Yet, over half of Maryland?s electricity still comes from carbonspewing fossil fuels ? coal, oil, and natural gas. With so much to lose from global warming, Maryland needs to do everything in its power to slow or reverse this serious threat, and one of the best ways Maryland can step up against climate c...

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