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Regional Initiatives

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

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

VMT-Related Policies and Incentives

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.
Date: 2010
Item Type: Text

Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

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.
Date: March 2010
Creator: Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Working Group (U.S.)
Item Type: Text

Emissions Caps for Electricity

Description: This map shows states that cap greenhouse gas emissions through performance standards or through cap and trade systems.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text

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

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

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.
Date: February 21, 2010
Creator: United States. Council on Environmental Quality.
Item Type: Text

Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Description: This map identifies states that are either considering, or have already adopted a low carbon fuel standard.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text

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

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

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Policies

Description: This map shows state laws and regulations that affect medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The policies include tax incentives, fines, guidelines, and grants.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text

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

Grenelle Environnement

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 restricted and reported. -5. Risks, health and waste. Various measurements are proposed, such as the Protection of Electrical and Telephone Network workers. -6. A new Ecological Governance Model. Introduction of Five 'Colleges' of Stakeholders: ONG, Entreprises, Unions, Public Authorities and Public Administration. Regions with over 50 000 inhabitants will be obliged to create a Sustainable Development report. Each product should carry CO2 emission information, related to the CO2 emissions created by transport of people and goods.
Date: October 2010
Creator: France. Ministère de l'écologie, de l'énergie, du développement durable et de la mer
Item Type: Text