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Climate & Energy Subcommittee

At the 2007 Annual Meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho, the Air Committee approved combining the Climate Change Workgroup and the Energy Efficiency Subcommittee into one group, the new Climate & Energy Subcommittee, chaired by Collin O'Mara (DE) and staffed by Tom Tyler of ECOS. For more information on the Subcommittee and its activities, please contact Tom Tyler at or 202-266-4921.

Areas of emphasis and priorities for the Climate & Energy Subcommittee are:

(1)Sharing information and best management practices;

(2) Providing a forum for vetting common issues, challenges and solutions related to implementing greenhouse gas initiatives and programs;

(3) Tracking activity at the federal level, and where appropriate, drafting resolutions related to state needs; and

(4) Identifying any unified messages and public outreach that would be appropriate for ECOS to undertake on this topic.

2012 Spring Meeting of the Climate & Energy Subcommittee



The Green Economy: Industrial Energy Efficiency in Maine - Patricia Aho, Maine DEP

Industrial Energy Efficiency - Dick Pedersen, Oregon DEQ

Tennessee's Clean Energy Grant Program - Bob Martineau, Tennessee DEC

Austin's Energy Leadership - Clean, Sustainable Energy: A Neighborhood Approach - Karl Rabago, Austin Energy

2011 Spring Meeting of the Climate & Energy Subcommittee: Monday March 28, 2011 - Alexandria, VA


2009 ECOS Annual Meeting, Climate & Energy Subcommittee Session: September 23, 2009 - Whitefish, MT


Presentation on the US EPA's Clean Air Act Advisory Committee's Visions and Guiding Principles for the National Air Program presented by Pat Childers, Senior Advisor, Office of Air and Ratiation, US EPA

Presentation on the Report "Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States" presented by Dr. Thomas C. Peterson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Climatic Data Center

Exchange Network Overview and Support for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule presented by Linda Travers, Acting Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer, US EPA

2009 ECOS Spring Meeting, Climate & Energy Subcommittee Session:’ March 22, 2009 - Alexandria, VA


Panel Discussion: Federal Climate Legislation and Role of the States with Joe Goffman, Senior Counsel, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee; and

Federal and State Climate Policy Action presented by Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown State-Federal Climate Resource Center

Proposed Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule presented by Dina Kruger, Director, Climate Change Division, U.S. EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs

GAO Study on Climate Change Adaptation presented by John Stephenson, Director, Natural Resoruces and Environment, GAO

2008 ECOS Annual Meeting, Climate & Energy Subcommittee Session: September 21, 2008 - Branson, MO


Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rulemaking - Status Report presented by Elin Miller, Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 10

GHG Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) presented by Rob Brenner, Director, Office of Policy Analysis & Review, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA

Update on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiativepresented by Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner for Air Resources, Climate Change & Energy, New York DEC

NACAA Global Warming Conference Proceedings Now Available

The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) held a conference on Defining the Role of States and Localities in Federal Global Warming Legislation on February 12-13, 2008 in Arlington, VA. The purpose of the conference was to bring together experienced air regulators and interested colleagues to brainstorm concepts and ideas related to the role states and local governments should play in federal climate change legislation and programs to combat global warming including roles states already fulfill for existing programs, as well as potential new roles. Participants focused on four issues important to states and localities, as framed in four discussion papers: 1) Preserving the right of states and localities to set more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements, 2) The role states and localities can play in implementing a federal GHG reduction program, 3) The role states and localities can play in a federal allowance program and in determining how funding is distributed, and 4) The role of states and localities in data management under a federal climate change program.

NACAA GW Conference Proceedings on Global Warming

2008 ECOS Spring Meeting, Climate & Energy Subcommittee Session: April 14, 2008 - New Orleans, LA


Update on The Climate Registry’presented by Ann McCabe, TCR Midwest Regional Director

Mandatory GHG Reporting Rulemaking presented by Elin Miller, Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 10

The Climate Registry Releases Final General Reporting Protocol

The Climate Registry released the General Reporting Protocol for its voluntary reporting program on March 31, 2008. The General Reporting Protocol is a tool to help reporters calculate, report and verify their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It contains reporting requirements, calculation methodologies, administrative instruction and reference materials for reporters. These standards represent best practices for GHG reporting and are consistent with WRI/WBCSD and ISO global guidelines and protocols.

Summary of TCR's General Reporting Protocol

Joint Meeting of the Climate Change Workgroup and the Energy Efficiency Subcommittee: September 16, 2007 - Sun Valley, Idaho


Presentation on Climate Change Registry by Joel Levin, Vice-President, California Climate Action Registry

Presentation on National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency by Julie Rosenberg, Branch Chief, State and Local Clean Energy-Environment Programs, U.S. EPA's Office of Air and Radiation

Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional and State Government is a handbook designed to help decision makers in the local, regional or state government prepare for climate change by recommending a detailed, step-by-step process for climate change preparedness. The link for the guidebook is:

Speech given by Steve Brown on April 10, 2007 at the Virginia Military Institute