In the United States, the state of Maryland is expected to pass new clean energy policies that would require significant reductions in carbon emissions. This move could shake up the fuel mix in a state that relies on natural gas for more than a third of its power. The Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 calls on the state to reduce its greenhouse emissions economy-wide by 60% by 2031 and to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. If enacted, the legislation would also direct the Maryland Public Service Commission and the state’s Building Codes Administration to “study and make recommendations on the electrification of buildings in the state” by the end of 2023.

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