The 2016 Maryland legislative session has been a banner year for advancing policies to address climate change and expand clean energy use. Thanks to all who worked to make this happen! The General Assembly passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2016. The GGRA has been signed into law by Governor Hogan.
The Maryland General Assembly passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act during the 2016 legislative session. The bill will increase Maryland's clean energy standard to 25% by 2020, creating thousands of family-supporting jobs
The landmark Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2016 was passed during the 2016 legislative session and Governor Hogan has signed it into law. The GGRA renews the 2009 Maryland law that sets a goal to reduce climate-polluting greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 25 percent by 2020 and extends the goal to 40% by 2030.
With more than 3,000 miles of tidal shoreline, Maryland is the third most vulnerable state to sea level rise -- one of the major consequences of climate change. Baltimore and Annapolis already lead the nation in increased flooding driven by rising sea levels.
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