On Monday night, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network held a lobby training for the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs campaign.
The campaign is to strengthen climate policy and help create more clean energy jobs in the state. With the creation of jobs, they will be able to move the state forward by phasing out harmful waste incineration and focusing on workforce development. In 2017, the Maryland General Assembly enacted the original clean energy jobs act, achieving a 25 percent renewable electricity standard by 2020.
“People do care about these issues,” Liz Lee, Director of Maryland Volunteer Outreach, said. “Marylanders do want more clean renewable energy in Maryland for our health, for our community, and for our economy.”
Now, the group launched a campaign for 50 percent renewable energy by 2030.