WARMTH Act Needs Your Support

A bill making its way through the Maryland General Assembly is aimed at chipping away at carbon emissions as required by state law. The Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 set in motion a mandate to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2031 and to reach net-zero emissions by 2045.

Introduced by Del. Lorig Charkoudian (D-Montgomery) and crossed filed by Sen. Katie Fry Hester (D-Howard and Montgomery), House Bill 397, Working for Accessible Renewable Maryland Thermal Heat, or WARMTH Act, creates a pilot program that would establish networked geothermal projects in a handful of neighborhoods across the state.

UUFE Member Carol Meredith shares recommended wording for emailing Delegate Christopher Adams, District 37b, (originally suggested by Phil Webster, UU Legislative Ministry – Maryland) .

Delegate Adams,
I am your constituent and I am very concerned about climate change. The WARMTH Act (HB0397) is very sensible legislation that will save ratepayers money on electrical bills, provide good family supporting jobs, reduce hazardous gases in homes and help save our environment. There was a great article in Maryland Matters (
https://www.marylandmatters.org/2024/02/05/geothermal-pilot-network-offers-model-to-scale-up-state-emissions-reductions/ ) about this technology, please take a few minutes to review it.
I strongly urge you to support this legislation when it comes before the House Economic Committee.

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