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What’s the Plan

What's the Plan?

Maine Won’t Wait is a four year climate plan packed with actionable strategies and goals to emit less carbon, produce energy from renewable sources and protect our natural resources, communities and people from worst case scenarios.

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On December 1, 2020 Maine released a comprehensive plan to confront climate change and the risks to our state. The goals of the 4-year plan are to: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions; Avoid the costs of inaction; Foster economic opportunity; and ensure climate action benefits all Maine people.

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Goal 1: Reduce greenhouse gases. To prevent the worst effects of climate change, we must drastically reduce the “greenhouse gases” that are emitted from burning fossil fuel.

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Goal 1: Reduce greenhouse gases by: using less energy in buildings and transportation. Target: 45% less emissions by 2030.

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Goal 1: Reduce greenhouse gases by: using less energy in buildings and transportation. Target: 45% less emissions by 2030.

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Goal 1: Reduce greenhouse gases by: switching to electricity. 

Target: 100,000 heat pumps installed by 2025.

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Goal 1: Reduce greenhouse gases by: switching to electricity. 

Target: 100,000 heat pumps installed by 2025.

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Goal 1: Reduce greenhouse gases by: switching to renewable energy sources. Target 80% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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Goal 1: Reduce greenhouse gases by: switching to renewable energy sources. Target 80% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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Goal 2: Avoid the costs of inaction by: safeguarding our communities, infrastructure and natural resources from climate change impacts.  Potential damage: $17.5BN from sea level rise between 2020-50.

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Goal 2: Avoid the costs of inaction by: safeguarding our communities, infrastructure and natural resources from climate change impacts.  Potential damage: $17.5BN from sea level rise between 2020-50.

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Goal 3:  Foster economic opportunity by generating good clean energy jobs, and keeping our $4.4 BN annual energy spend in state. Target: 30,000 clean energy jobs by 2030.

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Goal 3:  Foster economic opportunity by generating good clean energy jobs, and keeping our $4.4 BN annual energy spend in state. Target: 30,000 clean energy jobs by 2030.

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Goal 4: Advance equity by ensuring that climate action benefits all Maine people.