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Power Plants and Global Warming

Impacts on Maryland and Strategies for Reducing Emissions

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.

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.

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Elizabeth Ridlington

Associate Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

Elizabeth Ridlington is associate director and senior policy analyst with Frontier Group. She focuses primarily on global warming, toxics, health care and clean vehicles, and has written dozens of reports on these and other subjects. Elizabeth graduated with honors from Harvard with a degree in government. She joined Frontier Group in 2002. She lives in Northern California with her husband and son.

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