In April 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the two fastest growing occupations in the U.S. were in installing solar panels and servicing wind turbines. In the same month, a report commissioned by the Maryland Public Service Commission concluded that continued growth of solar power in Maryland offers billions of dollars in wages, economic benefits and local tax revenue as well as tens of thousands of new jobs across the state. Further analysis prepared by the state’s Power Plant Research Program, or “PPRP,” indicated that the in-state solar additions called for in MCEJA would contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in annual economic benefits to the state. And a recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that by 2030 the U.S. offshore wind industry will employ approximately 40,000 Americans on the East Coast alone. By passing MCEJA now, Maryland will be in position to capture many of these green jobs.