Clean industry leaders celebrated the passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) by state lawmakers yesterday. The bill now goes to the governor’s desk for signature.
CEJA puts the state of Maryland on track to achieving a 50 percent renewable energy goal by 2030, including a 14.5 percent carve-out for solar energy, and requires Maryland to examine pathways to 100 percent clean energy by 2040.
“The Governor has an opportunity to bring back the 900 solar jobs lost over the last two years. Furthermore, CEJA shows companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft – all of which have committed to 100 percent renewable energy – that we’re open for business,” said David Murray, Executive Director of the Maryland- DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA).