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

Executive Summary

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.