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Baltimore Incineration Plan Could Get Millions in Subsidies Thanks to Maryland Law

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 20, 2017 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Should burning garbage in downtown Baltimore be given $10 million in subsidies since 2011 because the state of Maryland calls it ‘green’?

The garbage incineration/Renewable Energy Porfolio Standard (RPS) nexus is discussed in the Baltimore Sun‘s series Power Struggle; “How a Trash-Incinerator-Baltimore’s Biggest Polluter-Became ‘Green’ Energy”.

The waste-to-energy industry helped write the state legislation that qualifies it for the coveted subsidies under the Renewable Portfolio Standard. Maryland is the only state to award such Tier 1 status to trash-burning. This puts the incinerator on par with wind energy under the RPS.

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