Maine’s emission goals

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s actions against climate change is the law to reduce greenhouse emissions in 2020, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Maine records greenhouse emissions from 1990 to 2015, according to the state of Maine Environmental Protection webpage.

Maine’s long term goal of reducing greenhouse emissions is to reduce greenhouse emissions by 80 percent below the levels of the year 2003, according to the Maine legislature.

In 2003, Maine generated about 10 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e)* from transportation and about 26 MTCO2e overall, according to Maine’s Environmental Protection Department.

There is hope for Maine.

“[F]ighting climate change is one of my top priorities as governor, and it is why I will work with the Legislature to welcome renewable energy to Maine and invest in innovative technologies that will create jobs, cut costs and reduce emissions,” said Janet Mills, the Governor of Maine, according to Bangor Daily News.

Governor Mills wants to “encourage decentralized energy production and widespread solarization” according to Janet Mills’ website.


*MTCO2e refers to a unit measure of carbon dioxide that researchers use to compare carbon emissions to different greenhouse emissions.

Published by Heather Roberts

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