Trends Graphic

An indication of emission trends from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Fewer miles traveled on the roads along with a drop in energy usage in buildings facilitated by the pandemic-induced lockdowns in 2020 along with a cleaner power generating grid have enabled the greater Washington, D.C., region to exceed its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gases 20% below 2005 levels, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) announced October 12.

“We have met the 2020 goal,” which the council set in 2008, MWCOG Executive Director Chuck Bean told the virtual gathering of local leaders from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, including Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall and Vice Chair Koran Saines, who also chairs the council’s climate, energy and environment policy committee.

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The USA is the cleanest producer and user of fossil fuels in the world, yet Biden has strangled our domestic production to the point that inflation is the effect and 8.2% is the number for September a 40 year high. Saudis gave Joe the middle finger when they refused to increase their production and reduced it instead. FYI Joe only wanted the Saudis to keep pumping until the mid-terms were in the books, yikes! Bring back Trump oil and gas policies!

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