Friday, July 26, 2013
Maryland Leads Clean Energy Urgency
The governor of Maryland shines as the kind of leader the clean energy economy needs.
Sensing the urgency, a concept that seems to escape many politicians, the governor has moved up the timetable for renewable energy standards from 20% of the state's energy mix by 2022 to 25% by 2020, according to Seattle Pi. More sooner sounds like a good mantra.
"As severe weather events continue to grow in size and impact, and elongated trends of poor air quality continue, the costs of inaction would grow exponentially.
In Maryland, we are moving forward and taking action by creating green jobs and protecting our land, water, air and public health," said Governor Martin O'Malley.
As noted in a previous post, switching to clean energy cannot come soon enough for several of the state's Chesapeake Bay icons -- scientists and fishermen note that crabs and shellfish are suffering from too much carbon in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.
Posted by Mike Misner at 3:36 PM