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Overview of Greenhouse Gas Issues. Update on New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers’ Climate Change Action Plan 2001. NEGC/ECP Regional Goals. Short-term Goal Reduce regional GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2010 Mid-term Goal

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Overview of greenhouse gas issues

Overview of Greenhouse Gas Issues

  • Update on New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers’ Climate Change Action Plan 2001.


Negc ecp regional goals

NEGC/ECP Regional Goals

  • Short-term Goal

    • Reduce regional GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2010

  • Mid-term Goal

    • Reduce regional GHG emissions by at least 10% below 1990 emissions by 2020, and establish an interactive five-year process, commencing with 2005, to adjust goals

  • Long-term Goal

    • Reduce regional GHG emissions sufficiently to eliminate dangerous threat to the climate, current science suggests this will require reductions of 75-85% below current level


Negc ecp nine action items

NEGC/ECP Nine Action Items

  • Standardize GHG inventory

  • Plan to reduce GHG emissions and conserve energy

  • Public outreach

  • Government lead by example

  • GHG reduction from electricity sector

  • Reduction of energy demand through conservation

  • Adaptation to climate change impacts

  • Reduce transportation sector growth and GHG emission

  • Regional emission registry & explore trading mechanisms


Regional activities

Regional Activities

  • New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - (NEGC/ECP)

    • Global Climate Change Steering Committee

      • Common regional activities and initiatives

      • Oversee implementation and progress

      • Share information

  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - (RGGI)

    • Update on progress


Regional activities negc ecp

Regional Activities - NEGC/ECP

  • Year One

    • Development of the Action Plan

    • Outreach efforts

    • Initiate Standardized GHG Emissions Inventories


Regional activities negc ecp cont

Regional Activities - NEGC/ECP cont.

  • Year Two

    • Identifying cost-effective regional strategies: LED traffic lights

    • Identifying barriers in procurement processes for purchasing more efficient office equipment and vehicles

    • Challenge colleges and universities to adopt the NEGC/ECP regional reduction goals

    • Develop framework for regional inventory and registry


Regional activities negc ecp cont1

Regional Activities - NEGC/ECP cont.

  • Year Three

    • Encourage Hydrogen research and development in the region

    • Develop energy use reduction targets and implementation strategies in government buildings

    • Develop common education and outreach materials for the region

    • Adaptation Symposium - Schedule for 2004


Regional activities negc ecp cont2

Regional Activities - NEGC/ECP cont.

  • Year Three cont.

    • Transportation

      • Develop recommendations for GHG reductions in vehicles

      • Develop strategies to reduce diesel soot

      • Seek funding for diesel retro-fit projects

    • Energy efficiency

      • Research opportunities and develop a plan to achieve them

        • Building efficiencies standards

        • “Green Lights” switchout programs


Regional activities rggi

Regional Activities - RGGI

  • New York Initiative - Pataki Letter

    • Staff working group established

    • Developed goals and guiding principals

    • Developed a task list and timeline

    • Expecting to have draft model rule early 2004

    • Developing a process to receive stakeholder comment and input

    • Website construction started


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