A wind power bill in Maryland would force utilities in the state to sign long-term contracts to buy a certain percentage of their power from wind farms, to be built off the shores of Ocean City. Gov. Martin O'Malley is offering an amendment to the bill that would cap the increase consumers would see on their monthly bills because of the contracts at $2.
In Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to make state utilities buy offshore wind energy may have to wait a year. The chairman of the state's Senate Finance Commitee says concerns about costs have prompted talk of delay.
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