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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Metropolitan Washington - 2005 and 2012
Publication Date: 4/22/2016
Publication Number: 20167521

This report presents greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory results for metropolitan Washington. Results show the region was able to slightly exceed the 2012 goal, keeping emissions below 2005 baseline levels. Appendix B containing detailed data tables is available upon request.

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  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Metropolitan Washington - 2005 and 2012 & Appendix A



  • Portraits of Progress: Climate and Energy Action in Metropolitan Washington
    Publication Date: 12/1/2015
    Publication Number: 20157518

    Portraits of Progress spotlights many of the cutting edge local activities taking place that earned metropolitan Washington recognition as a White House Climate Action Champion, and play a key role in helping the region meet its next goal—reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20 percent by 2020.

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  • Portraits of Progress: Climate and Energy Action in Metropolitan Washington


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    Online Solar Resouces for Consumers
    Publication Date: 8/4/2015
    Publication Number: 20157511

    Links to helpful solar resources.

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  • Online Solar Resources for Consumers



  • National Capital Region Climate and Energy Progress Report
    Publication Date: 10/8/2014
    Publication Number: 20147495



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  • National Capital Region Climate and Energy Progress Report



  • Building a Climate Resilient National Capital Region
    Publication Date: 9/24/2014
    Publication Number: 20147491

    From fall, 2013 to spring, 2014, NCPC, GSA, NASA, MWCOG, US Global Change Research Program, and the Smithsonian Institution sponsored two series of webinars and workshops to assist with climate adaptation planning and improve regional coordination. This report describes the project outcomes.

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  • Building a Climate Resilient National Capital Region (Executive Summary)
  • Building a Climate Resilient National Capital Region (Full Report)



  • Climate and Energy 2012 Progress Report
    Publication Date: 10/9/2013
    Publication Number: 20137468



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  • Climate and Energy: 2012 Progress Report



  • Summary of Potential Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation Strategies
    Publication Date: 7/1/2013
    Publication Number: 20137460

    A synopsis of lessons learned from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ climate adaptation planning initiatives from 2010 – 2012

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  • Summary of Potential Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation Strategies


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    Climate Energy and Environment Policy Committee Final 2013-2016 Action Plan
    Publication Date: 5/22/2013
    Publication Number: 20137469

    The plan puts forth 59 recommended actions for local governments to achieve the region’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20% below 2005 levels by 2020

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  • Climate Energy and Environment Policy Committee Final 2013-2016 Action Plan
  • Climate Energy and Environment Policy Committee Final 2013-2016 Action Plan Resource Guide (updated July 2015)



  • Climate and Energy Action Workplan: 2011 Progress Report
    Publication Date: 5/16/2012
    Publication Number: 20127434

    2011 Progress Report details the extensive work done by area governments in Metropolitan Washington to advance renewable energy projects, implement policies for green building and fleets, and develop a regional strategy for electric vehicle deployment. The report is issued by COG’s Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee (CEEPC), which works to ensure that the region meets the goals established in the 2008 National Capital Region Climate Change Report and Region Forward.

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  • Climate and Energy Action Workplan: 2011 Progress Report



  • Regional Climate and Energy Action Workplan: 2010 Progress Report
    Publication Date: 6/27/2011
    Publication Number: 20117413

    Report by the COG Climate Energy and Environment Policy Committee.

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  • Regional Climate and Energy Action Workplan: 2010 Progress Report


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    Inclusion of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in State Implementation Plans for Air Quality and Climate Change
    Publication Date: 3/31/2010
    Publication Number: 20107375

    Renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation (EERE) are core components of regional strategies to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. EERE projects in the metropolitan Washington region have the capacity to reduce demand for electricity, create new sources of clean energy, and reduce overall emissions of criteria pollutant (precursors to ozone and fine particles) as well as greenhouse gases.

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  • Inclusion of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in State Implementation Plans for Air Quality and Climate Change



  • National Capital Region Climate Change Report
    Publication Date: 11/12/2008
    Publication Number: 20087334



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  • National Capital Region Climate Change Report Adopted November 12, 2008 (2 MB PDF)



  • National Capital Region: Best Practices and Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
    Publication Date: 2/26/2008
    Publication Number: 20087321



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  • National Capital Region: Best Practices and Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases



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