ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – The Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee approved a bill speeding up the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 40% of 2006 levels to 60% by 2030. It now goes to the full Senate. A significant change was made last week by the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee to no longer require newly constructed buildings to be all-electric, rather than use fossil fuels, starting in 2024. The change was made after heavy opposition from the building industry.