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The U.S. Department of the Interior along with State of the Maryland announced a proposal in Baltimore on Tuesday to make 80,000 acres of ocean available for lease for companies looking to get into the wind energy business off the coast of Ocean City.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has taken a big step in its quest to collect data off the coast ahead of wind turbine development in Atlantic waters.
An offshore wind bill that would require utilities to buy renewable energy credits has passed the Maryland House of Delegates.
The Maryland House of Delegates has postponed debate on amendments to an offshore wind measure that would require utilities to buy renewable energy credits.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday rolled out a measure he hopes will put the state on the path to becoming a leader in offshore wind energy development in the mid-Atlantic region.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Tuesday he will consider changes to the Senate Finance Committee, if that is necessary to advance an offshore wind measure to the full Senate for debate in the upcoming legislative session.
A group of environmentalists and residents say they oppose bringing a power line carrying electricity from proposed offshore wind turbines on shore at Assateague Island.
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