In part the EMP addresses that in general but that was My point in talking with barb - you need to do that detailed study to get this in code 
Michael Winka
Lawrence Green Team 
Sustainable Lawrence
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On Mar 16, 2022, at 2:14 PM, Bob <> wrote:

Thank you both for the updates regarding Maryland.

(Note, no change to the NJ 2030 % Target spreadsheet as far as I can tell;  if MD had included heat pump or building electrification language with targets, we might have been able to impute a comparison with NJ and add another column target)

On 3/16/2022 11:19 AM, Building Electrification Steve Miller wrote:
UNDERLYING REASON FOR Maryland to drop the requirement to electrify new buildings?  In the face of fierce opposition, the bill no longer includes the proposal to establish statewide building standards that would have required new structures to include water and space heating systems that do not use fossil fuels.
In place of the building code reforms, the Senate bill would require the Public Service Commission to evaluate the [grid reliability] impact of electrifying more buildings. Senator Pinsky (Democrat and the bill’s sponsor) said he’s hopeful that study would put the concerns “to bed.”
Steve Miller
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Subject: Re: Updated 2030 % Target spreadsheet
FYI MD passes major climate bill but removes the heat pump building code language - MD residential rate for NG is around $1,30 a therm compared to NJ at $1 per therm and their electric cost is lower.  Basically HP compared to NG should be economical.  Sierra Club should find out what happened here - this would be a major issue for BET moving legislation
CLIMATE: The Maryland state senate passed a major climate bill Monday night that checked off a lot of boxes for climate activists but didn't deliver on a major wish-list item: banning fossil fuel-fired heating in new buildings. (Baltimore Sun) 
Michael Winka
Sustainable Lawrence