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File #: 17-0045R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Supporting Clean Energy Jobs
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/18/2017
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Supporting Clean Energy Jobs For the purpose of supporting changes to State law to increase Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) law for electricity to 50% renewable electricity by 2030; investing in clean-energy workforce development while targeting economically distressed parts of the State and individuals who have historically experienced barriers to employment; making more funding available for investment capital and loans to help minority- and woman-owned businesses enter and grow within the clean energy economy; and phase out incentives for the incineration of trash under Maryland’s current RPS law for renewable power.
Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Bill Henry, President Young, Eric T. Costello, Brandon M. Scott, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Sharon Green Middleton, Shannon Sneed, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Clean Energy, Jobs, Request for State Action, Support
Attachments: 1. 17-0045R~1st Reader, 2. Completed Legislative File 17-0045R
* 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: Councilmember Clarke



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for State Action - Supporting Clean Energy Jobs
For the purpose of supporting changes to State law to increase Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) law for electricity to 50% renewable electricity by 2030; investing in clean-energy workforce development while targeting economically distressed parts of the State and individuals who have historically experienced barriers to employment; making more funding available for investment capital and loans to help minority- and woman-owned businesses enter and grow within the clean energy economy; and phase out incentives for the incineration of trash under Maryland’s current RPS law for renewable power.
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Whereas, Clean, renewable energy creates jobs in Maryland. The state has more than 170 solar companies and over 5,400 solar jobs. The wind industry, meanwhile, has brought more than $380 million in private investment into Maryland’s economy to date. These jobs lead to good-paying careers within these industries and across related economic sectors. Increasing Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50% renewable electricity by 2030 would support new high-paying Maryland jobs, and increase GDP due to construction of new Maryland-based renewable energy.

Whereas, Maryland is a coastal state with 3,000 miles of tidal shoreline, thus making us one of the most vulnerable states i...

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