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Power Plants and Global Warming: Impacts on Maryland and Strategies for Reducing Emissions

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Publication Date: December 2005

Publisher(s): MaryPIRG

Author(s): Elizabeth Ridlington; Brad Heavner

Funder(s): Clear the Air (Project)

Funder(s): Clear the Air (Project)

Topic: Energy (Renewable energy sources)
Environment (Weather and climate)

Keywords: electricity generation; renewable energy; energy efficiency

Type: Report

Coverage: Maryland

Abstract:

Seven coal-fired power plants in Maryland produce nearly one third of the state's emissions of carbon dioxide, the most common global warming pollutant. Power Plants and Global Warming demonstrates that Maryland can reduce its contribution to global warming and meet its electricity needs by tapping its energy efficiency potential and developing renewable energy resources. The first step to reducing emissions is adopting a cap on global warming emissions from coal-fired power plants.