Maryland House Passes Offshore Wind Bill | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Maryland House Passes Offshore Wind Bill

Play associated audio

An offshore wind bill that would require utilities to buy renewable energy credits has passed the Maryland House of Delegates, reports the Associated Press.

The bill would create the infrastructure for an offshore wind farm off the coast of Ocean City that's expected to house about 40 wind turbines.

The development means Maryland residents could pay as much as $1.50 a month more once energy is generated by offshore wind. Businesses could see increases of up to 1.5 percent on their utility bill. Utilities would also be required to buy renewable energy credits.

Lawmakers approved the measure in an 86-48 vote. The bill now goes to the Senate.

There are currently no offshore wind farms in the U.S., though many are in development.

NPR

How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Identity

The main character in Vendela Vida's new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty was inspired by her own travels.
NPR

Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

NPR

California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

Starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public or private schools or day cares in the state must be vaccinated, regardless of parents' religious and other personal beliefs.
NPR

Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.