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Building Energy Efficiency
  U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, OTA-E-518, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, May 1992.
This report discusses barriers to energy efficiency programs, and offers suggestions for how barriers can be overcome, and provides guidance on program design. The report is available from the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment Publications website. Publications are listed by title, so jump to the letter "B" section.
Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting
  U.S. Department of Transportation
The Center is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation, dedicated to fostering awareness of the potential links between transportation and global climate change, and to formulating policy options to deal with the challenges posed by these links.
Cities for Climate Protection (CCP)
  International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
The Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) is a campaign of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), an international association of local governments implementing sustainable development practices, offering a framework for local governments to develop a strategic agenda to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Campaign offers technical assistance, training, publications and marketing tools to support the implementations of programs and policies, which improve energy efficiency resulting in greenhouse gas emissions. Five hundred local governments are participating the Campaign.
Clean City Organizations
  New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority maintains New York State contacts for cities participating in US Dept of Energy’s “Clean Cities Program”. The program aims to encourage greater use of alternative and clean fuel vehicles into public and private fleets. NYSERDA also provides technical assistance to help businesses to reduce energy usage statewide.
Climate Change, Energy and Transportation
  World Resources Institute
The WRI is an independent nonprofit organization working on many projects related to Climate change and energy all over the globe.
DOE Building Technologies Program
  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The DOE's Building Technologies Program works to improve the energy efficiency of buildings through innovative new technologies and building practices. The program supports R&D activities and provides tools, guidelines, training, and access to technical and financial resources.
DOE Clean Cities Program
  U.S. Department of Energy

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Clean Cities Program supports public and private partnerships that deploy alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and build supporting infrastructure. The mission of the Clean Cities Program is to enhance our nation's energy security and air quality by supporting public and private partnerships that deploy clean-burning AFVs and build their associated fueling infrastructure.

Energy Foundation
  Publication information

The Energy Foundation is a partnership comprised of major foundations interested in sustainable energy. They provide grants supporting projects that include: advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy, policies and programs to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector, and the development of state and regional policies to reduce global warming pollution.

Environment Northeast
  Publication information

A non-profit research and advocacy organization addressing large-scale environmental problems through policy analysis and collaborative problem solving efforts. They focus on diesel emissions and clean engines, energy conservation and energy system reform and clean power.

EPA: Global Warming: State Actions
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

From the U.S. EPA's State Actions webpage, you can access State Action Plans for reducing GHG emissions, Case Studies, Legislative Initiatives, and Guidance documents.

International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  Publication information

The IETA is a non-profit organization created in June 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading greenhouse gas emission reductions. Its members include leading international companies that seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity.

Leading By Example: Connecticut Collaborates To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  A Report based on a Summit Held at the Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, October 2-4, 2002, Governor's Steering Committee, State of Connecticut
This report summarizes existing initiatives being undertaken by the state government, local government and other institutions in the state. It includes data from the state GHG (greenhouse gas) inventory and makes recommendations for further reductions. [PDF]
NGA Center for Best Practices: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
  National Governor's Association
The Center offers Governors tools and information needed to improve air quality and voluntarily reduce greenhouse gases by identifying best practices and delivering information on innovative policies on integrated transportation and clean air planning.
Recommendations To Governor Pataki For Reducing New York State Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  Center for Clean Air Policy, Washington, DC, 239 pp. April 2003

This report, commissioned by Governor Pataki and the New York Greenhouse Gas Task Force, lays out a plan to reduce New York States GHG emissions to 5% below 1990 levels by 2010 and 10% below by 2020. It analyses relevant state energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, and air quality strategies and proposes enhancements to these programs and the creation of others to reduce the states emissions. [pdf]

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
  Publication information

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a cooperative effort by Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Nine states are discussing the design of a regional cap-and-trade program initially covering carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the region.

State and Local Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Case Studies
  EPA Global Warming Site
A part of the EPA's Global Warming site, this page provides links to fact sheets describing noteworthy state and local initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US. For each link, detailed information is available about the savings achieved, how the reduction initiatives were implemented and designed and other relevant information for decision-makers and others investigating other localities' experiences.
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