State-funded “researchers” find the plan — yet to be implemented — will cause no pain.
Science Daily reports,
Maryland’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 meets a series of benchmark tests set by state lawmakers, concludes a new pair of studies by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER). The findings should help clear the way for adoption of a full Climate Action Plan next year, the researchers say.
Maryland’s 2009 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act ordered independent studies to make sure that its provisions won’t hurt the reliability of the state’s electricity supply or damage the manufacturing sector of the economy. The CIER studies give State plans a passing grade on these scores and project some upsides:
— Improves reliability of electric service for consumers and industry;
— No expected loss of jobs;
— May stimulate some “green” jobs;
— No economic harm to Maryland’s manufacturing sector.