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For over a decade, Maryland has misclassified trash incineration - the most polluting method of producing energy - as "renewable," diverting subsidies away from real renewable energy like wind, solar, and geothermal power to give extra profits to polluting incinerator companies. In a year where Governor Moore's new climate plan (which endorses ending subsidies for incineration!) calls for $1 billion per year to meet our climate and energy goals, we can't keep wasting money on incineration that could be supporting new renewable energy instead. The Reclaim Renewable Energy Act (endorsed in Governor Moore's new climate plan!) will take trash incineration out of Maryland's renewable energy program, fulfilling a longtime demand of environmental justice communities living near trash incinerators.

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