Policy & Regulation

Policy Drives the Market!

The Maryland legislature has a long track record of dealing with energy-related policy and regulation. In past sessions, the Maryland General Assembly has established goals related to energy consumption and supply, as well as to the associated emissions. Current focus is also about job creation.

The Energy Market Creates Jobs.

There are over 109,200 direct and indirect jobs associated with the energy sector in the State of Maryland, generating an estimated $ 8,297,100,480 annually in salaries and wages.  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, QCEW, 1st Quarter 2013

The energy sector generates a significant amount of employment for Maryland both directly and indirectly. Associated categories and subcategories of sector employment directly associated with the delivery of energy and energy efficiency products, services and technologies to the market may include all or portion of the jobs in categories such as:

  • Utilities
  • Engineering
  • Electrical/ Electrician
  • Solar Energy Equipment Manufacturing, Sales, Installation and Contracting 
  • Wind Energy Equipment Manufacturing, Sales, Installation and Contracting
  • HVAC Equipment Manufacturing, Sales, Installation and Contracting
  • Energy Efficiency Contracting, Services and Equipment
  • Energy Management Equipment & Services
  • Biofuel Production and Distribution
  • Biomass Energy Production Equipment and Services
  • Electric Vehicle Manufacturing, Sales, and Service
  • Battery and Energy Storage Equipment Manufacturing, Sales, Installation and Maintenance

Job related impact indirectly associated with the energy sector in certain categories listed below, include but are not limited to:

  • Banking and Financial Services   
  • Legal Services
  • Construction
  • Well Drilling
  • Research & Product Development
  • Marketing
  • Shipping, Warehousing and Storage
  • Government