Neil C. Parrott, a Maryland State Legislator and member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), introduced a bill to repeal the state’s Energy Efficiency Resource Standard, which requires utilities to meet a 15% reduction in per capita energy consumption by 2015, compared to 2007. The bill, HB 933, was assigned to the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee and was voted down.

Maryland legislators also sponsored a bill to double the state’s renewable energy standard from 20% by 2020 to 40% by 2025, including an increase in the amount derived from solar energy to at least 4%. However, the bill, HB 377, received an unfavorable report by the Economic Matters Committee and was withdrawn.

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