Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019 Will Grow Good-Paying Jobs, Increase Renewable Energy, and Reduce Pollution

The Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019 is set to become law in Maryland on Friday after passing the General Assembly in April. The law sets a renewable energy target of 50 percent by 2030 and is expected to grow the state’s offshore wind capacity to over 1,500 megawatts by 2030.

May 23, 2019

The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Interim Co-Executive Director Mike Williams:

“The enactment of the Clean Energy Jobs Act is a victory for workers and our environment. We thank the lawmakers and leaders for their work that allowed this to become reality and for supporting good-paying jobs, clean energy, and clean air in Maryland.

“Offshore wind is a huge economic and jobs opportunity. An analysis showed offshore wind energy will grow more than 25,000 local jobs and inject $1.5 billion in associated labor and proprietor income into Maryland’s economy.

“We are proud to have supported this bill and are excited to see Maryland workers benefit from the growth of this exciting technology in the state.”