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State of Maryland
Maryland strives to promote affordable, reliable and clean energy. The State’s programs and policies help lower energy bills, fuel the creation of green collar jobs, address environmental and climate impacts, and promote energy independence. Governor O’Malley’s 15 Strategic Policy Goals include reducing per capita electricity consumption in Maryland by 15% by 2015, increasing Maryland’s renewable energy portfolio by 20% RPS by 2022 and reducing Maryland's greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020.
Maryland will strive to achieve 20% electricity and natural gas consumption reduction across the state agency building portfolio by 2020 based on a 2008 baseline. Their approach is to improve the ECap data-base, facilitate state agencies to undertake Energy Performance Contracts, train and coach agencies on energy efficiency upgrades, increase energy savings through a web-based competition among state agencies, and establish internal agency milestones and goals.