Introduction

Power Generation, Transmission, and Use

Markets, Regulation, and Oversight

Impacts of Power Generation and Transmission

Looking Ahead

Appendices

CEIR Report Map

PPRP Home

Maryland Power Plants and the Environment (CEIR-18)

Chapter 5 Looking Ahead 

Maryland’s definition of “sustainability” is the use of resources wisely today to ensure future generations have the same or better opportunities. Sustainable energy practices involve the efficient use of energy and associated resources. This chapter discusses a wide range of issues related to sustainable energy and how Maryland is seeking to craft a more sustainable energy future. It also addresses Maryland’s sustainable energy efforts in the context of federal initiatives and technological advances.

5.1 Clean Energy Policies

By law, Maryland encourages the development and use of clean energy technologies, as well as energy efficiency and conservation. The State continues to evaluate and implement policies that encourage energy innovation, energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable resource development.