Western Governors Pass Resolution Calling for GHG Emission Reductions

On June 11, 2006, the Western Governors Association unanimously passed a resolution formally acknowledging that climate change is occurring and that it is influenced by human activities. The resolution calls on western states and cities to take action to reduce GHG emissions while meeting growing energy demand and expresses support for regional and national programs to reduce GHG emissions in a cost-effective manner. The governors also adopted recommendations from their Clean and Diversified Energy Advisory Committee and adopted policy resolutions related to clean energy and transportation fuels. On the clean energy front, the governors set the following targets: an additional 30,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2015; an increase in energy efficiency of 20 percent by 2020; and reliable transmission for the next 25 years. On the transportation fuels front, the governors called for policies to advance more fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative fuels.

WGA Policy Resolution on Global Climate Change
WGA Policy Resolution on Clean and Diversified Energy
WGA Policy Resolution on Transportation Fuels