Maryland lawmakers are looking to change the clean-energy classification of a controversial renewable energy source – but Republicans worry that doing so could drive up energy costs in the state. “Black liquor,” a byproduct of paper production, is currently listed alongside wind and solar as a “Tier 1” clean energy source by the state – but House Economic Matters Committee Chairman Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George’s) warned Wednesday that turning the residue into energy results in high pollution. “Renewable energy and clean energy are not one in the same,” Davis said.
Environmental Bills — on ‘Black Liquor,’ Pollution Tracking and Composting — Move Forward in House
March 18, 2021