The "Clean Energy Jobs Act" bill (HB 1453) calls for Maryland to set a target of getting 50% of our electricity from clean renewable sources by 2030; it also has provisions to boost job training and support for minority and women-owned businesses in the renewable sector. More about the initiative is found here.
The House Economic Committee hearing is set for March 5 at 2:00 p.m. The companion bill in the Senate has a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on March 6 at 1:00 p.m.
You can express your opinion on HB1453 by
calling your delegates,
contacting Del. Davis and Del. Jameson (Chair/Co-Chair House Environmental Matters)
coming to the hearings.
If you live in MD District 12 or 13, here are the contact numbers for your delegates:
DISTRICT 12 (Baltimore County & Howard County) Eric D. Ebersole (D) (410) 841-3328
Terri L. Hill (D) (410) 841-3378
Clarence K. Lam (D) (410) 841-3205
DISTRICT 13 (Howard County) Vanessa E. Atterbeary (D) (410) 841-3471
Shane E. Pendergrass (D) (410) 841-3139
Frank S. Turner (D) (410) 841-3246