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Net Metering Programs

Description: This map shows states with net metering schemes to measure a site's electricity generation versus a site's electricity production, with customers only paying for the net electricity consumed.
Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Aligning National Environmental Policy Act processes with environmental management systems: A Guide for NEPA and EMS Practitioners

Description: This guidebook for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Environmental Management System (EMS) practitioners identifies elements of an EMS that can improve NEPA implementation in order to promote conditions under which humans and nature exist in productive harmony.
Date: April 2007
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Description: This brochure highlights a report that summarizes the science of climate change, and the impacts of climate change on the United States.
Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The State of the Hudson 2009

Description: This report describes the environmental quality of the Hudson River and its watershed, including issues such as pollution, population growth, and biodiversity. The report also describes the habitats of estuaries, watersheds, and rivers in general.
Date: 2009
Creator: New York (State). Hudson River Estuary Program.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Renewable Energy Credit Tracking System

Description: This map shows states that belong to regional programs with standards that require a certain percentage of renewable energy production.
Date: 2008
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Residential Building Energy Codes

Description: This map shows states with minimum levels of energy efficiency for residential buildings.
Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

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

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.
Date: 2009
Creator: United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Green Pricing Programs

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.
Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

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.
Date: 2009
Creator: American Society of Landscape Architects
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Recovery Through Retrofit

Description: This report describes recommendations for federal action to address barriers to retrofitting home residences for energy efficiency.
Date: 2009
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan

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.
Date: March 28, 2008
Creator: Japan. The Global Warming Prevention Headquarters
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ecoregion: Desert Arid

Description: This brochure describes the effects of climate change in the desert and arid regions of the United States.
Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Impacts and Costs of Climate Change

Description: The effects of global climate change from greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are diverse and potentially very large, and probably constitute the most serious long-term environmental issue currently facing the world. This paper is prepared as task 1 of the project 'Modelling support for Future Actions - Benefits and Cost of Climate Change Policies and Measures', ENV.C.2/2004/0088, led by K.U.Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The paper provides a rapid review and analysis of the impacts and economic costs from climate change. The objective is to provide estimates of the benefits of climate change policy, i.e. from avoided impacts, for support to the Commission in considering the benefits and costs of mitigation efforts, and to support DG Environment in its report to the Spring Council 2005 and in future international negotiations on climate change.
Date: September 2005
Creator: Watkiss, Paul; Downing, Tom; Handley, Claire & Butterfield, Ruth
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Towards an Analytical Capacity in Costing of Abatement Options for Forestry and Agricultural Carbon Sinks

Description: This document is part of Technical Report (ref: EUR 21758 EN) from the Joint Research Centre and presents part of the modelling work conducted by DG JRC/IPTS as a contribution to the DG ENV Communication on post-2012 climate policy analysis (June 2005). The analysis with the POLES and GEM-E3 models show that the costs of abatement policies, both in marginal terms and total terms, can be significantly reduced if emissions trading and project based mechanisms are used.
Date: December 2002
Creator: Eurocare
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries