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Obama Administration Releases Inventory of Federal Government GHG Emissions (April 28, 2011)

posted May 1, 2011, 6:44 PM by James Hodina
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released the first-ever inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the federal government.  In Executive Order 13514,  the President set a goal of reducing the federal government’s direct GHG emissions by 28 percent and indirect GHG emissions by 13 percent from 2008 levels by 2020; he also directed federal agencies to compile GHG emissions information to measure progress towards this goal.  According to CEQ, in 2010 the federal government reduced emissions by 2.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) from its 2008 baseline. The federal government's emissions totaled 66.4 MMTCO2e in 2010.  CEQ estimates that the federal government can save up to $11 billion in energy costs over the next decade if it achieves the 2020 reduction goals.  [For further information:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq and http://www.data.gov/raw/4769] 
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