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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act Plan
The 2012 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act (GGRA) Plan fulfills the mandate to, by the end of 2012, propose a plan that achieves a 25 percent statewide reduction in GHG emissions by 2020, while also spurring job creation and helping improve the economy. The GGRA also requires a report in 2015 that, amongst other things, requires MDE to provide a recommendation on what the State's longer term reduction target should be. In 2008, the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, appointed by Governor O’Malley, recommended that Maryland consider a 2050 goal as high as a 90 percent reduction from 2006 levels. This plan spurs reductions in GHGs through incentives that increase energy efficiency using existing technologies, and identifies ways to transition to new energy sources and stimulate further technology development. 

Published: October 8, 2013
246 pages
PDF (29.5 MB)

Additional documents

Appendix A
PDF (42.4 KB)

Appendix B
PDF (1.8 MB)

Appendix C
PDF (1.6 MB)

Appendix D-1
PDF (1.4 MB)

Appendix D-2
PDF (1.8 MB)

Appendix E-1
PDF (1.2 MB)

Appendix E-2
PDF (1.4 MB)

Response to Comments
PDF (1.7 MB)

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