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Md. high court: State law trumps county control of solar panels (access required)

State law trumps local control over the placement of solar electricity panels, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday. In its 7-0 decision, the Court of Appeals said the Maryland General Assembly’s comprehensive delegation of regulatory authority to the state Public ...

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Md. court agrees to report decision that state law preempts local solar farm regulation (access required)

The state has implicitly preempted local regulation of potential solar farms, according to a ruling from Maryland’s second-highest court re-issued Thursday as a reported opinion. The three-judge panel’s determination that the Maryland Public Services Commission has exclusive jurisdiction for considering applications for ...

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Solar tariffs could slow growing Maryland industry, officials say (access required)

President Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs on imported solar cells could dampen Maryland’s burgeoning solar industry, officials say. The United States will levy 30 percent tariffs on solar modules and cells greater than 2.5 gigawatts produced imported. The tariff will ...

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