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After Veto Override, Renewable Energy And Electricity Bills On The Rise In Maryland

February 4th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

State lawmakers voted overwhelmingly this week to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to increase the use of renewable energy in the state. The legislation, which will require utility companies in Maryland to buy more energy from sources such as wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectric dams, became law when the Democratic-controlled General Assembly voted to override the Republican governor. Hogan and GOP lawmakers objected to the cost to consumers. The requirement is expected to make electricity more expensive, but it's not clear by how much. Democrats argued that the requirement will boost the renewable energy industry, create high-paying jobs, reduce air pollution and combat climate change at a small cost to consumers.

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