Maryland Lawmakers Pass Bill that Opens the Way for More Solar Energy

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The Maryland Legislature has passed a new bill (Senate Bill 791) that opens the way for the rapid growth of solar energy in the state. The bill was passed by a vote of 37-9 and will accelerate the state's alternative energy goals by increasing the percentage of electricity the state must obtain through the use of solar power. Alternative issue has been a subject of great interest in Maryland for the past two years. The state has been aggressively pursuing alternative energy projects in the interest of attaining energy sustainability. The state has plans to be the first completely energy independent state in the U.S.

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