Climate Lobby Day
Burning trash is not clean energy. When incinerators burn trash, they emit more greenhouse gasses per unit of energy generated than even coal, the dirtiest of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, Maryland currently subsidizes trash incinerators in our state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) - giving taxpayer money to the incinerators as if they are clean sources of energy like solar or wind.
This unjust, illogical policy flaw must be remedied so we can build a just transition from incineration to zero waste and so truly clean energy sources and grow and thrive in Maryland. More clean energy means healthier communities, cleaner air and water, less climate pollution, and thousands of new jobs.
Join us in supporting the Clean Energy Jobs Act so that Maryland can:
- Remove subsidies for trash incineration
- Ensure that 50% of Maryland’s electricity comes from renewable sources by the year 2030 Expand clean energy workforce development
- Fund clean energy businesses owned by women, veterans, and people of color
Join us, CCAN Action Fund, and United Workers in Annapolis for a Climate Lobby Day.