ANNAPOLIS — Clean energy and anti-incineration advocates, joined by state legislators, will hold a press conference Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in support of 100% clean energy in Maryland. The group will also release a new analysis of Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, showing that a majority of the program meant to incentivize renewable energy actually subsidizes dirty energy. In addition, the majority of the money flows to out of state corporations.
Local organizations who have been working to close the state’s two trash incinerators, which receive millions of dollars in subsidies each year from Maryland ratepayers, will join clean energy proponents in support of aggressive climate legislation. The groups are calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass Delegate Shane Robinson’s bill to move the state to 100% clean energy by 2035.
What: Press conference outlining new analysis of dirty energy in Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard
When: Tuesday, January 9, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Lawyer’s Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis MD
Visuals: pro-clean energy posters, large data visualization, legislators and advocates
- Delegate Shane Robinson (D-39)
- Delegate Robbyn Lewis (D-46)
- Mitch Jones, Food & Water Watch
- Jessica Wynter Martin, Energy Justice Network
- Tim Whitehouse, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility