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David Lapp

The head of the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel pushes back against arguments that Maryland is not ready for an electrification transformation.

The money is available, but coordinating the programs may be a challenge for a depleted state government.

Utilities are on track to spend tens of billions of dollars replacing their entire local distribution systems and expanding pipeline capacity.

The two governments began a nationwide search for a director to lead the authority last year.

Nine years ago, the General Assembly passed a law governing the natural gas industry that was designed, among other things, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The scandal involves the parent company of Potomac Edison, the electric utility that serves more than a quarter million customers in Western Maryland.

A powerful array of utilities, building industry groups, energy companies and restaurateurs are lining up to defeat a key provision of major climate change legislation.

The chair of the Public Service Commission takes issue with an earlier commentary from the Office of People’s Counsel on planning for the electric grid of the future.


General Assembly action is needed now. A delay in enacting HB88 benefits utilities, raises costs for customers and hinders progress on state climate goals.

The head of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) tried to block a provision under consideration by the state’s Climate Change Commission on Monday that…