“Renewable Energy: Inside The Fight Over Md. Offshore Wind Project”

“OCEAN CITY, Md. — Maryland Democrat Lorig Charkoudian had almost finished her speech in front of the state Public Service Commission when she was drowned out by boos from the audience.

Her offending remark was that the commission shouldn't hold up two offshore wind projects proposed along the Delaware-Maryland border. Charkoudian, a state delegate, argued Maryland would lose an economic opportunity and fail to respond to a “climate crisis.”

But her detractors at the Saturday hearing here in Ocean City were asking for just that: a delay (Energywire, Jan. 2).

Maryland regulators in 2017 awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits to two wind projects, but developers Ørsted A/S and U.S. Wind Inc. may have unintentionally reopened the debate by requesting to build larger turbines than were originally proposed.”

Heather Richards reports for EnergyWire January 24, 2020.