Maryland's Post-2020 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target Setting

Maryland's Post-2020 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target Setting

November 2015

by Doug Vine

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Maryland’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent from 2006 levels by 2020 is ambitious and has put it in the company of leading states. As 2020 nears, it
is becoming increasingly clear that Maryland will likely achieve this goal. However, the challenges associated with climate change extend well beyond 2020, and with the target date fast approaching, the question arises of what the state’s post-2020 goals should be.