The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) climate protection partnership programs continue to play an important role in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to global climate change. EPA's programs are well-designed efforts that address identified market barriers, accelerate the adoption of proven technologies and practices, and deliver substantial emissions reductions. Greater investments in energy efficiency, clean energy supply, and other climate-friendly technologies provide cost-effective, near-term means for protecting our global environment, in addition to combating higher utility bills and hedging against volatility in electricity and natural gas markets. By 2005, these programs had more than a decade of success delivering environmental and economic results. A diverse and growing set of partner organizations have delivered sizeable emissions reductions and made significant progress towards meeting the President's greenhouse gas intensity reduction goal for 2012.