Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

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12 02, 2017

Legislature Overrides Veto of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase

February 12th, 2017|Environmental Law|

On February 2, 2017, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates voted to override the veto of an increase the State’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, as enacted in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session. Last May, Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., vetoed House Bill 1106, that was characterized as a “sunshine tax” to be [...]

5 06, 2016

Maryland Vetoes Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase

June 5th, 2016|Environmental Law|

Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., vetoed an increase in the State’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard that would have resulted in higher electricity prices across the State. This push back against an ever increasing legislatively mandated subsidized renewable energy ‘market’ portends a national trend. Specifically, Governor Hogan announced he was vetoing House Bill 1106 - [...]

31 05, 2016

New Environmental Laws from the 2016 Session of the Maryland Legislature

May 31st, 2016|Environmental Law|

Despite only nascent interest by state elected officials in embracing any of the environmental issues of the day and the green building industry being all but absent from policy making this year, savvy players in the environmental industrial complex will find business opportunities to lead and profit in matters of green building and sustainability, including opportunities advantaged by these newly enacted laws.