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File #: 19-0123R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Removing Financial Incentives for Trash Incineration
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/14/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 1/14/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Removing Financial Incentives for Trash Incineration For the purpose of supporting changes to State law governing Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) that remove incentives for the incineration of trash under the RPS; supporting an increase in the amount of renewable electricity required under the RPS to 50% by 2030; supporting investing in clean-energy workforce development while targeting economically distressed parts of the State and individuals who have historically experienced barriers to employment; and supporting the availability of more funding for investment capital and loans to help minority, veteran, and woman-owned businesses grow within the clean energy economy.
Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Shannon Sneed, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Sharon Green Middleton, Brandon M. Scott
Indexes: Request for State Action
Attachments: 1. 19-0123R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_19-0123R
* 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 and Councilmember Reisinger


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
title
Request for State Action - Removing Financial Incentives for Trash Incineration
For the purpose of supporting changes to State law governing Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) that remove incentives for the incineration of trash under the RPS; supporting an increase in the amount of renewable electricity required under the RPS to 50% by 2030; supporting investing in clean-energy workforce development while targeting economically distressed parts of the State and individuals who have historically experienced barriers to employment; and supporting the availability of more funding for investment capital and loans to help minority, veteran, and woman-owned businesses grow within the clean energy economy.
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The Baltimore City Council supports the use of clean, renewable energy in Baltimore City and throughout Maryland. Climate change poses multiple threats to Maryland residents and to Baltimore residents in particular, including increased precipitation, more frequent and severe flooding, and rising summer temperatures that increase outdoor air pollution levels. Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) law is a tool intended to incentivize new and clean sources of renewable energy that reduce greenhouse gases and other hazardous air and water pollution. The RPS provides financial ...

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