The bill would require large natural gas utilities to source some of their supply from dairies, landfills and other sources.
A new study notes that grazing animals and many vegetable crops can benefit from the partial shade underneath solar arrays.
Unusually wet weather hurt planting this year and made wind turbine lease payments extra welcome to farmers.
An Eastern Shore farming family is frustrated to find that its solar project is at the mercy of the local utility and grid operator.
The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1.