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Clean Energy Solutions: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Maryland

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Publication Date: April 2002

Publisher(s): MaryPIRG

Author(s): Brad Heavner; Dan Shawhan; Marianne Zugel

Funder(s): Belvedere Fund

Funder(s): Belvedere Fund

Topic: Energy (Renewable energy sources)

Keywords: Job creation; Energy efficiency; Renewable energy

Coverage: Maryland

Abstract:

Current methods of generating electricity produce unacceptable levels of air pollution and contribute to global warming. Clean Energy Solutions demonstrates that by investing in widely available energy efficiency opportunities and abundant renewable energy potential, Maryland could reduce pollution and realize economic benefits. Energy efficiency is less expensive than generating electricity, and investing in renewable energy would create more jobs and generate electricity more cheaply than traditional nuclear or fossil fuel plants.