February 3, 2020

County Executive Marc Elrich Speaks Up for Equitable, Renewable Energy Legislation

County Executive Marc Elrich participated in the Community Choice Energy Act Introduction Press Conference held in Annapolis on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Delegate Lorig Charkoudian and Senator Pam Beidle sponsors of the Community Choice Energy Act (CCE), led the event.

Additional attendees included: Reverend Kobi Little, Maryland State Conference of the NAACP; Marceline White, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition; Lily Hawkins, Maryland Organizer, Food & Water Watch; and other policy experts and concerned residents.

Allowing CCE programs in Maryland could give communities local control over their energy supply, enabling clean energy initiatives that have local benefits. Community Choice Energy will also drive energy equity, as programs can negotiate lower rates for residents. This policy would move Maryland closer to the goal of 100 percent clean and renewable energy, and benefit working families because it will cut monthly energy bills