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County Executive Ball To Join Press Event for Clean Energy Jobs Act

The event will coincide with a stop along the 150-mile awareness bike ride from Annapolis to Frederick

May 7, 2019

Media Contacts:
Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will join a press conference, organized by the Maryland Climate Coalition, on Main Street in Ellicott City to support the Clean Energy Jobs Act. To raise awareness for the legislation and the need to address climate change, activists are undertaking a cross-state 150-mile bike ride from Annapolis to Frederick, including a stop in Ellicott City. 

The legislation would transform the way electricity is used in the state, making roof-top solar power and utility-scale solar common forms of generation in the coming years, along with growth for the offshore wind industry. The Maryland General Assembly has passed the bill, which will raise the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard policy to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and determine the best plan to achieve 100 percent renewable electricity. The legislation now awaits Governor Hogan’s signature.

WHAT:          Press conference on the Clean Energy Jobs Act and the impact of climate change in Ellicott City  

WHEN:         Wednesday, May 8th at 4:30 PM

WHERE:       Main Street Oriental Rugs (8290 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD)

WHY:            To pass legislation that would increase our use of renewable energy, create jobs, and fight climate change 

WHO:            Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive
                      Clarence Lam, State Senator 
                      Eric Ebersole, State Delegate
                      Courtney Watson, State Delegate