Managing Climate Change

Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan
On July 25, 2013, Governor O'Malley unveiled Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. He asserted that "Climate change is real. Scientists agree. It's happening now. It's harmful and human-caused. We can make a difference through our actions." Visit the Climate Change Maryland website to learn about what you can do. And read below to see how Frederick County Government is working to reduce greenhouse gases that cause climate change.

Frederick County's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory Report

On August 24, 2010, staff from the Sustainability Office presented a report to the Board of County Commissioners on the Frederick County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. The report addresses emissions attributed to county government operations as well as the community-at-large. The report and inventory were supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.View staff's presentation to the BOCC.
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Frederick County Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
Frederick County has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by the year 2025. This reduction strategy is based on a baseline inventory year of 2007. Staff conducted an emissions inventory for 2010, which serves as our 1st comparison off of the baseline 2007 inventory.