Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center
The report urges Marylandﾒs Public Service Commission (PSC) to encourage development of the state's offshore wind energy resources, setting a goal of commercial operation of the first major offshore wind farm by 2014. Nearly 60 percent of Maryland's electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants. In addition, the state imports nearly a third of its electricity supply from coal-fired power plants in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Maryland's dependence on fossil fuels and other states for its electricity supply leaves it vulnerable to supply disruptions and price spikes, and contributes to the pollution that drives global warming.
Monday, February 8, 2010