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Maryland House Passes Offshore Wind Bill

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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.

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