We’re in a climate crisis, and we need to switch to clean energy as quickly as possible. We also need to make sure energy costs are manageable for all our residents. One way to make this happen is by allowing Community Choice Energy in Maryland. The bill to do this will be introduced next month by Del. Lorig Charkoudian, a Montgomery County Democrat.
Community Choice Energy will allow local governments — elected by the people — to purchase energy on behalf of all households and businesses in their jurisdiction. The contracts they sign will be appropriately vetted to protect consumers and will reflect the values and needs of the community.