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Regional Initiatives

Regional Initiatives

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that participate in regional initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and increase generation of renewable energy.
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Residential Building Energy Codes

Residential Building Energy Codes

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with minimum levels of energy efficiency for residential buildings.
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Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that have adopted or are planning to adopt California's vehicle standards.
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VMT-Related Policies and Incentives

VMT-Related Policies and Incentives

Date: 2010
Creator: unknown
Description: This map shows states with policies to curb the climb of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by encouraging carpooling, alternative transportation, and compact land development.
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Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with standards requiring electric utilities to generate a percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources.
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Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

Date: March 2010
Creator: Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Working Group (U.S.)
Description: This document describes the economic and environmental value of the gulf coast environment and plans by federal and state governments to restore and protect wetlands and barrier islands.
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Emissions Caps for Electricity

Emissions Caps for Electricity

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that cap greenhouse gas emissions through performance standards or through cap and trade systems.
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The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

Date: 2009
Creator: United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.
Description: This guide describes steps that people can take to protect themselves from disease, disability, and injury that may result from health hazards in the home. The guide also describes society-wide measures to improve public health through healthy homes.
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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

Date: February 21, 2010
Creator: United States. Council on Environmental Quality.
Description: This action plan articulates the most significant ecosystem problems for the Great Lakes, and describes efforts to address them. The five areas are toxic substances, invasive species, health and pollution, wildlife and habitat preservation and restoration, and finally a component that covers accountability and evaluation.
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Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map identifies states that are either considering, or have already adopted a low carbon fuel standard.
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Building Standards for State Buildings

Building Standards for State Buildings

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with energy efficiency standards for government buildings.
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Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Registries

Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Registries

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with common systems for consistent and transparent reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Green Pricing Programs

Green Pricing Programs

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that allow utilities customers to pay a premium price to guarantee that a percentage of their energy comes from renewable sources.
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with greenhouse gas emissions targets.
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Energy Efficiency Standards and Targets

Energy Efficiency Standards and Targets

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with policies to promote efficient generation, transmission, and use of energy.
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The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

Date: 2009
Creator: American Society of Landscape Architects
Description: This guide describes how to develop a site in a way that does the least damage to the ecosystem, and provides maximum ecological benefits, including improved air quality, storm water treatment, and energy efficiency.
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Recovery Through Retrofit

Recovery Through Retrofit

Date: 2009
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This report describes recommendations for federal action to address barriers to retrofitting home residences for energy efficiency.
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Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Policies

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Policies

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows state laws and regulations that affect medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The policies include tax incentives, fines, guidelines, and grants.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Midwest region of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: unknown
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Southeast region of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Great Plains region of the United States.
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Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Date: 2000
Creator: National Assessment Synthesis Team (U.S.)
Description: This assessment examines how global climate climate change affects the United States, and describes strategies for adaptation.
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Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan

Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan

Date: March 28, 2008
Creator: Japan. The Global Warming Prevention Headquarters
Description: Content of this document includes the basic direction of promotion of global warming countermeasures, the targets for control and removal of GHG, and the Japan's measures and policies to achieve the targets.
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Grenelle Environnement

Grenelle Environnement

Date: October 2010
Creator: France. Ministère de l'écologie, de l'énergie, du développement durable et de la mer
Description: The new 'Grenelle II' laws are presented in the French Parliament. The Grenelle II (2010) follows the Grenelle I (2007) and a second public consultation round with representatives of large companies. Detailed plans are presented for building, transport and energy sector. Local authorities are asked to play a more important and facilitating role. The new law package contains six pillars and contains the 'outlines' and 'logistics' of the application on regional and local level: - 1. Improving the Energetic Performance of Buildings. Among the measures are : insisting on 'Batiments a Basse Consommation' (BBC, < 50 KW/H/m2 per year) for new buildings and to reduce the consumption of existing buildings by 38% untill 2020. - 2. Creating a change in Transport Use. Among the measures presented are : speeding up the process of public transport infrastructure, insisting local public authorities on offering 'lease-bikes' and car-sharing programs, and subvention of electric and hybrid car development. - 3. Reducing significantly Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions. Measurements foreseen are : Obligation of all enterprises with over 500 employees and municipalities with more than 500.000 inhabitants to calculate CO2 emissions on a yearly bases. -4. Preserving Biodiversity. Pharmaceutical and hospital products will be more ...
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