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Scott Signs Bill Directing City Government To Reach Net-Zero Emissions By 2045

April 25, 2022

Mayor Brandon Scott signed a bill into law Friday directing the city government to reach net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045. Under the law, government operations will have to cut emissions by 30% of 2007 levels in the next three years. and another 30% by 2030. “Our 30-60-100 goal will lay out a path for the city to reach carbon neutrality, meet the challenge of reducing emissions head-on and avoiding some of the worst impacts of climate change,” said Scott. “This science-based target is a little bit more ambitious than the current State of Maryland goal and could ensure that residents see the co-benefits, like saving on energy bills, sooner.”

Article Source: WJZ-TV

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