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Maryland Moves Forward on Energy Efficiency

On July 16, Maryland took a huge step forward in combatting climate change and reducing air pollution when Maryland's Public Service Commission ordered electric utilities to achieve annual energy savings of 2% of retail sales per year, and that natural gas companies also adopt reduction goals.

Energy efficiency programs save money and create jobs.  Using less energy will greatly reduce air pollution and improve public health. These reductions are the equivalent to closing a 460 megawatt coal-fired plant every two years.

Chesapeake PSR signed on to comments organized by Earthjustice that were submitted to the PSC on this issue-- PSC accepted many of the recommendations in these comments.

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