Martin O’Malley: Electric grid operator PJM must enable Maryland’s clean energy transformation.

Not that long ago, during my time as governor, Maryland was a national leader in clean energy goals, requiring 25 percent renewable energy by 2020.

We again join the top, with the Maryland legislature’s passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, requiring that half our state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2030.

Ten other states also have standards of at least 50 percent renewables on the books; half of them have 100 percent targets. There are also more than 120 cities in America with 100 percent clean energy goals. And most of the more than 20 Democrats running for president have declared their full support for 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

Read the full report from The Baltimore Sun.

Clean Energy Transformation

Clean Energy (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)