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February 6, 2013

Maryland’s Offshore wind’s future remains uncertain despite expected passage of bill

E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-02-06 13:10:35

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is positioned to see his plan to build offshore wind turbines in the Atlantic Ocean win approval from state lawmakers. But the small-scale project — O’Malley’s third attempt to pass offshore wind legislation — will be able to generate only half the energy of a power plant and has developers casting doubts on the future of the project. Developers say they may not be able to acquire needed financing for the costly project after the legislative process resulted in a reduced project size and a scaled-back subsidy from Maryland households. [ read more … ]

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