As reported by the Gazette, the Montgomery County Council is considering legislation at the request of the County Executive to exempt renewal energy from the county’s energy tax. From the article:
County Executive Isiah Leggett’s administration has sent a bill across the street that would exempt renewable sources, such as wind and solar, from being taxed. Currently all sources of energy are taxed, generating about $220 million each year for the county.
Leggett said the bill is designed to lure residents and businesses into using more renewable energy.
As part of its budget actions this year, the county adopted a 10% reduction in the energy tax.