Maryland's Climate Pollution Reduction Plan

Maryland's Climate Pollution Reduction Plan

Our roadmap to a cleaner, greener future

What is the Climate Pollution Reduction Plan?


The Climate Pollution Reduction Plan is Maryland's comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Developed in response to the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022, this plan outlines the policies and actions needed to meet Maryland's ambitious climate goals.

By implementing this plan, Maryland aims to reduce emissions by 60% by 2031 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2045, all while creating jobs, improving public health, and ensuring a sustainable future for all Marylanders.



Read the full Climate Pollution Reduction Plan

Maryland's Climate Goals


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Reduction in emissions by 2031

Net-Zero

Emissions by 2045

Benefits of the Plan

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27,400 New Jobs

The plan will create up to 27,400 additional jobs between now and 2031.

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$2.5 Billion Increase in Personal Income

Marylanders will see a $2.5 billion increase in personal income by 2031.

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$142-$321 Million in Public Health Benefits

The plan will deliver $142-$321 million in additional public health benefits by 2031.

Key Policies and Actions

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100% Clean Electricity by 2035

Maryland will transition to 100% clean electricity by 2035 and expand renewable energy.

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Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs)

Increase electric vehicle adoption and require 100% of new vehicle sales to be ZEVs by 2035.

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Building Decarbonization

Implement Building Energy Performance Standards and transition to electric heating and appliances.

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Industrial Decarbonization

Reduce emissions from industrial processes and promote sustainable practices.

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Natural and Working Lands

Enhance carbon sequestration through tree plantings, forest management, and agricultural practices.

Legislative Actions


To make this plan a reality, we need to:

  • Develop new funding sources to support climate action investments
  • Modify the Renewable Portfolio Standard to align with the Clean Power Standard
  • Require new multifamily buildings to be EV-ready
  • Modify energy efficiency standards to establish greenhouse gas reduction goals for electric and gas utility companies
  • Require emissions reductions for the manufacturing sector
  • Create point-of-sale rebates for purchasing new and used electric vehicles

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