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Addressing Global Climate Change
Proposed Guidelines for Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gas EmissionsIn December 2003, DOE proposed guidelines for the voluntary reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and reduction efforts under the program established by section 1605(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. By encouraging complete reports on the greenhouse gas emissions of all participants in the program, these guidelines would improve the accuracy and verifiability of greenhouse gas emission data reported under the registry. In addition, the revised guidelines will provide a means for entities that are able to meet these additional requirements to register greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and gain recognition for their efforts to help meet the President's goal for reducing U.S. emissions intensity by 18 percent between 2002 and 2012. Through this program, major U.S. companies and institutions will be encouraged to comprehensively review and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. This proposal is another key component of the Bush Administrations efforts to address the complex, important issue of global climate change.
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