FEMP Launches New Website on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recently launched a website to assist Federal agencies with strategic planning for reducing (also known as "mitigating") greenhouse gas emissions.

Agencies have now completed inventories of their greenhouse gas emissions for three years. As their focus continues to shift from measuring emissions (completing inventories) to mitigating emissions (achieving reductions), FEMP developed a strategic planning framework and resources for agencies to prioritize among a variety of options for mitigating their greenhouse gas emissions so they achieve their reduction goals in the most cost-effective manner.

The Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Planning website helps agencies analyze their high-quality inventories to make strategic decisions about where to use limited resources to have the greatest impact on reducing emissions. The new site applies a portfolio-based planning approach to:

  • Evaluate greenhouse gas reduction potentials at the site, program, and agency levels
  • Identify strategies for reducing emissions
  • Prioritize projects to achieve both greenhouse gas reduction and cost objectives.

This strategic planning and prioritization will lay the foundation for robust site- and agency-level Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans. The website assists agencies with planning for reducing emissions from buildings, vehicles and mobile equipment, business travel, and employee commuting, as well as for reducing emissions through the use of renewable energy.

Visit FEMP’s Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Planning website.