MACo: Clean Energy Loan Expansion Provides Options for Counties

MACo Policy Associate Alex Butler yesterday submitted testimony to support SB 319 Clean Energy Loan Program – Remediation and Resiliency before the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee. This bill expands the clean energy loan program to include loans for remediation and resiliency related projects.

From the MACo Testimony:

As Maryland continues to feel the effects of climate change, it is clear that mitigation, adaption, and resiliency will require multi-faceted solutions. MACo supports SB 319 because it would provide counties with another way to support residents with loans under an existing clean energy loan program.

SB 319 sensibly allows local governments to offer loans to a variety of different projects that benefit their residents, thus giving counties more flexibility and resources where there is a demand. For this reason, MACo urges the committee to issue a FAVORABLE report on SB 319.

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