Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law legislation that makes waste-to-energy a Tier 1 renewable energy resource under the state's renewable portfolio standard. This legislation creates opportunities for waste-to-energy to provide Marylanders with reliable and sustainable waste management options, while generating clean, renewable electricity. The Baltimore Sun has published many stories and opinions about this legislation, many of which are worth reading, including letters from Steamfitters and Steelworkers, residents, and solid waste experts, both local government and (former) federal officials.
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON HIS DECISION TO SIGN SENATE BILL 690
ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 17, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today regarding Senate Bill 690 - Renewable Energy Portfolio - Waste-to-Energy and Refuse-Derived Fuel:
“After careful deliberation, I have decided to sign Senate Bill 690....