Maryland’s Concrete Commitment To Climate Solutions

By path2positive

In Maryland, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2016 just made its way to the governor’s desk. The bold new policy aims to slash the state’s fossil fuel emissions by 40% over the next decade and a half. Already receiving strong support in the state legislature, the bill is only one element in a multipronged approach to address climate change in Maryland.

The actions underway in Maryland demonstrate a growing commitment by state and local governments to address climate change. As communities begin to see the challenges and consequences of more severe weather events, rising sea levels, and increasing temperatures, they are also becoming more aware of climate opportunities. By investing in climate solutions, communities, cities and states can boost local economies, create jobs, and create better places to live for families. Take the lead in your community by joining Path to Positive Communities today!


Maryland bill to cut greenhouse gases 40% by 2030 awaits governor's signature

By Herman Trabish | Utility Drive | March 21, 2016

Dive Brief:

Last Thursday, the Maryland House of Delegates approved legislation that commits the state to cut its economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 2006 levels by 2030, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2016 now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan (R) for a signature after the 100-37 vote. The Maryland Senate passed SB 323, its version of the legislation, by a 38-8 vote in February.

The new goal was proposed by the state's Climate Change Commission, which includes members from the legislature, businesses, nonprofit groups and agency secretaries appointed by the governor, according to the Sun.

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