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.
Increasing Maryland's clean energy standard to 25% by 2020 will mean more clean, renewable energy, healthier communities and a stronger economy for Maryland.
Maryland's groundbreaking law, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act (GGRA) of 2009, requires statewide, science-based reductions in the greenhouse gases that are changing our climate and threatening our health. In order to achieve those reductions, this law also required the creation of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. The law expires at the end of 2016, so it will need to be renewed during the 2016 legislative session.
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