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Using Executive Authority to Achieve Greener Buildings: A Guide for Policymakers to Enhance Sustainability and Efficiency in Multifamily Housing and Commercial Buildings

Using Executive Authority to Achieve Greener Buildings: A Guide for Policymakers to Enhance Sustainability and Efficiency in Multifamily Housing and Commercial Buildings

Date: unknown
Creator: Carbonell, Tomas; Fidler, Shelley & Smith, Douglas
Description: This guide helps policy makers understand existing laws regulating the enhancement of energy efficiency in multifamily housing and commercial buildings. The guide includes information on tax credits, financing, building standards.
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Valuation Techniques and Metrics for Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Options: Methodological Perspectives For the National Climate Assessment

Valuation Techniques and Metrics for Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Options: Methodological Perspectives For the National Climate Assessment

Date: January 2011
Creator: Sussman, Frances; Clarke, Leon; Grambsch, Anne; Vallario, Robert; Langner, Linda; O’Brien, Sheila et al.
Description: The National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report Series summarizes regional, sectoral, and process-related workshops and discussions being held as part of the third NCA process. This workshop focused on techniques for quantitatively valuing climate impacts and adaptation in the context of the upcoming NCA. The workshop was held in Arlington, VA on January 12-13, 2011. Volume 8 of the NCA Report Series summarizes the discussions and outcomes of this workshop.
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Valuing the climate change impacts of tropical deforestation

Valuing the climate change impacts of tropical deforestation

Date: unknown
Creator: Hope, Chris
Description: According to a footnote, this paper was commissioned by the [United Kingdom] Office of Climate Change as background work to its report 'Climate Change: Financing Global Forests' (otherwise known as the Eliasch Review). This paper discusses research valuing the impacts of tropical deforestation, and the effects of deforestation on global greenhouse gas emissions.
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Vanishing Kingdom: The Melting Realm of the Polar Bear

Vanishing Kingdom: The Melting Realm of the Polar Bear

Date: 2007
Creator: World Wildlife Fund
Description: The Polar Bear – Ursus maritimus – Bear of the Sea. King of the seemingly pristine arctic realm - but subject to the ravages of global warming.
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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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Vermont 25x'25 Initiative: Preliminary Findings and Goals

Vermont 25x'25 Initiative: Preliminary Findings and Goals

Date: January 2008
Creator: Vermont Department of Agriculture
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Vermont 25x'25 Initiative: Preliminary Findings and Goals

Vermont 25x'25 Initiative: Preliminary Findings and Goals

Date: January 2008
Creator: Vermont Department of Agriculture
Description: This first biennial report of the Climate Neutral Working Group (CNWG) is being issued as required by Executive Order #14-03, signed by Governor James Douglas in September 2003. It is intended to give a brief introduction to the environmental, economic, and social risks that climate change poses to Vermont. It aims to provide a clear summary of the ongoing energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory of Vermont State Government operations. In addition, the report includes potential emission reduction strategies, energy consumption case studies, and other relevant work conducted by the CNWG since the signing of the Executive Order regarding Climate Change.
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Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan 2009 And Update to the 2005 Twenty-Year Electric Plan

Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan 2009 And Update to the 2005 Twenty-Year Electric Plan

Date: May 2008
Creator: Vermont Department of Public Service
Description: This is a Public Review Draft of the State of Vermont’s third Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP). It is being presented at a time in which combined concerns for energy and the environment are at the center of both state and federal policy attention. As we are completing this Public Review Draft of the Comprehensive Energy Plan, crude oil prices continue to set new peaks and are cresting above $130/barrel. The challenges presented to Vermont consumers who rely heavily on petroleum for transportation, heating, and process energy have never been more acute.
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Vision 2050: An Integrated National Transportation System

Vision 2050: An Integrated National Transportation System

Date: February 2001
Creator: United States. Federal Transportation Advisory Group.
Description: This document calls for major improvements to the United States transportation infrastructure. The vision includes improvements in energy independence, environmental compatibility, safety, cost, and performance.
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Visual materials on soil and water conservation.

Visual materials on soil and water conservation.

Date: August 1951
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: An annotated list of films about soil and water conservation. Includes information about the films' suitability for use in elementary and secondary schools.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department