The project will consist of 1.5 million solar panels that will create 500 jobs and generate about 800 million kWh per year, enough to power more than 100,000 homes.
In order to fulfill the commitment of carrying out an “ecological transformation of the city”, a new traffic plan will be implemented to promote walking, cycling and public transport.
The move by the council comes in support of bills filed by state Sen. Richard Madaleno of Montgomery County and state Del. Shelly Hettleman of Baltimore County. Their companion bills would raise the state’s minimum wage from a little more than $10 to $15 by 2023.
Nearly half of the world’s bus fleet will be electric by 2025, according to a new Bloomberg report. China will be a major player in this global trend.