Energy & Climate Change Planning

Maryland Climate Action Plan- Chapter Seven: Legislative Update and Next Steps

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Martin O'Malley
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC)
Description: 

Chapter 7 summarizes recently enacted state legislation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate climate change impacts.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Maine's Climate Future: An Initial Assessment

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor John E. Baldacci
Creator/Author: 
University of Maine (UMaine), Climate Change Institute
Description: 

The report is a preliminary analysis of the effects of climate change in Maine during the 21st century. The initial assessment is intended to help frame the policy and management discussions on necessary adaptation plans.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2009
19 MB
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Offshore Wind Set-Aside Changes to the New Jersey Renewable Energy Porfolio Standard (RPS) Rules, N.J.A.C. 14:8-2 (Docket # EX08100930)

Source/Sponsor: 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU)
Creator/Author: 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU)
Description: 

In response to Energy Master Plan (EMP), the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) seeks to amend the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for Class I resources by incorporating an off-shore wind carve out for 1,000 MW by 2012 and 3,000 MW by 2020.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2008
676 KB
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2009 (Chapter 172 of Acts of 2009)

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Legislature
Description: 

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act requires the state to reduce statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% from 2006 levels by 2020 and adopt a final plan to achieve the reductions by December 31, 2012.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2009
160 KB
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Governor's Commission on Climate Change- Final Report: A Climate Change Action Plan

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Timothy Kaine
Creator/Author: 
Governor's Commission on Climate Change (GCCC)
Description: 

The report summarizes anticipated effects of climate change on the built environment, natural ecosystems, and human health. To achieve the Governorメs greenhouse gas emission target of 30% below the business-as-usual projection of emissions by 2025, the Commission recommended that Virginia increase energy efficiency and conservation; advocate for comprehensive federal climate change legislation; expand commuter choice and transportation system efficiency; increase fuel efficiency; accelerate clean technology research and development; increase use of renewable and emissions-free energy sources; promote carbon capture and storage technology; and, lead by example through public building renovations and vehicle usage.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, December 15, 2008
4 MB
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Global Warming Response Act (PL 2007, C. 112)

Source/Sponsor: 
New Jersey Legislature
Creator/Author: 
New Jersey Legislature
Description: 

The law mandates reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, approximately a 20 percent reduction below estimated 2020 business-as-usual emissions, followed by a further reduction of emissions to 80 percent below 2006 levels by 2050.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, July 6, 2007
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Georgia Public Service Commission Staff (PSC) Report on Electric Industry Restructuring[Docket Number 7313-U]

Source/Sponsor: 
Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC)
Creator/Author: 
Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC)
Description: 

The report identifies major issues involved in restructuring the electric industry in Georgia to expand retail competition, and proposes potential solutions.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, January 23, 1998
366 KB
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Fourth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Description: 

The report states that Maine met the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2010. Maineメs gross state product continued to increase while energy consumption and emissions declined.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
453 KB
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Final Report Under Senate Bill 400: Options for Re-Regulation and New Generation

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC)
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC)
Description: 

Overview of the Public Service Commission's (PSC) final report's findings on whether and how Maryland might "re-regulate" its electricity markets. It includes graphs used in modeling the economic benefits and costs of offshore wind.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
227 KB
Resource Type: 
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Final Report to the General Assembly and the Environmental Review Commission

Source/Sponsor: 
North Carolina Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change
Description: 

The report reviews the scientific consensus on global climate change, evaluates the economic implications and opportunities, and offers policy recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address potential impacts. The report recommends developing a comprehensive permitting system for wind energy facilities.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 20, 2010
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