More renewable energy policies aim to save money and environment

The push to use more renewable energy sources from the governor and legislators is one of the green themes of this year’s General Assembly, and the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday heard mixed testimony on six bills to enhance the state’s renewable energy policy, including trash talk from the chairman. Full Story »

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Mandie Boardman
3.5
by Mandie Boardman - Apr. 16, 2011

This article reads more to me like a retelling of what took place at a finance committee meeting with a listing of the bills, and a few quotes from the key participants. I think it would have been better to use this information as a starter to a more in-depth article on what Maryland's overall strategy is on the environment and saving money through green approaches, versus a listing of the bills proposed. While the article is factual, and does provide some sourcing, I think it falls short overall. If you really did just want to know what happened at the meeting, though, and wanted nothing else, you are probably happy with it. It's also written well enough, very straight-forward and direct. It just left me wanting to know a bit more.

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