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RECORD NUMBER: 2389 OF 2436
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs have Limited Potential.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.|
|Additional Subjects||Emission reduction ; Air pollution control ; Costs ; Reporting requirements ; Barriers ; Participation ; Achievements ; Outreach programs ; Recommendations ; Program outcome ; Data limitations ; Assessments ; Guidelines ; Monetary benefits ; Voluntary programs ; Greenhouse gas (GHG) ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)|
The set of voluntary GHG programs we reviewed use outreach efforts to recruit program partners and reduce GHG emissions. We found the greatest barriers to participation were the perceived emission reduction costs and reporting requirements. We also found that it is unlikely these voluntary programs can reduce more than 19 percent of the projected 2010 GHG emissions for their industry sectors. From this, we determined that if EPA wishes to reduce GHG emissions beyond this point, it needs to consider additional policy options.