ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WDVM) — The Maryland State Senate voted Monday to approve Climate Solutions Now Act that was first introduced by Senator Paul Pinsky. Representatives of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) are in favor of this bill. The bill will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

According to the news release, buildings are the third-largest source of emissions behind transportation uses and power plants that use fossil fuels to generate electricity. Amendments to the bill removed a provision that would have barred new large buildings from using gas for space and water heating.

The new release further states that this bill will help set the state’s goals of reducing emissions by 60-percent by 2030 and net-zero by 2045. The bill will also offer a strong starting point towards decarbonizing the Maryland economy and reducing emissions that fuel climate change.

And a Maryland Climate Justice Corps Program will help train young workers in climate-related occupations and implement projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.