2021 MWG Meetings   
     10 a.m. - noon
  subject to changes
  • January 19
  • February 16​
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 22
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 14

Mitigation Work Group

The Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Work Group "MWG" supports the charge of the Commission for proposing regulatory, market-based, and voluntary programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while supporting economic development and job creation. For more information, please read the group's Work Plan. You may review the year's proceedings and see how the Work Group's recommendations to the Commission​ are developed throughout the year.


The MWG members meet virtually monthly, hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. Meetings are open to everyone and include time for public comment. Meeting time, date, and Google Meetings link are listed in the Calendar on the Commission's homepage​.


MWG Meeting Materials                  Archived meeting materials are here.​

expand Meeting Date: 7/20/2021
  Maryland Builids Decarbonization Study presentation by E3
expand Meeting Date: 6/22/2021
  Presentation by Sierra Club on Clean Energy
  CARE presentation by MDE
expand Meeting Date: 5/18/2021
  Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Priorities by Bruce Ho
  Wood Energy for Mitigation_USDA Forest Service presentation
expand Meeting Date: 4/20/2021
  Transportation Sector Update presentation_MDoT
expand Meeting Date: 3/16/2021
  The 2020 GHG Inventory_presentation
  Statewide Fleet Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) Infrastructure Planning_DGS
  Annual Forest Carbon Monitoring presentation_George Hurtt, UMD
expand Meeting Date: 2/16/2021
  Buildings AD HOC Group Planning Process_slides
  Technical Assistance for Maryland's Energy Transition
expand Meeting Date: 1/19/2021
  GGRA Planning Update
expand Meeting Date: 12/9/2020
expand Meeting Date: 11/4/2020
  Remaining Draft Recommendations to Discuss
expand Meeting Date: 10/6/2020
  Climate Law and Policy Comments to MWG
expand Meeting Date: 9/24/2020
  Introduction slides by Mark Stewart Building Ad Hoc Group facilitator
  MWG Recommendations_compilation
  MWG Recommendations from Depts of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  MWG Recommendations from Environmental Protection organizations
expand Meeting Date: 8/18/2020
  Emerging Energy Technologies
expand Meeting Date: 7/14/2020
  Remote Work for Reducing Pollution
  The Remote Economy and its Enivronmental Impact
expand Meeting Date: 6/23/2020
  Using Natural and Working Lands to Combat Climate Change
  Building EcoSystem Markets in Maryland
expand Meeting Date: 6/18/2020
  E3_Maryland Pathways_2020 MWG Policy Scenarios
  MD Pathways GHG Emissions by Scenario and Sector
expand Meeting Date: 5/12/2020
  Transportation Sector Update
  Meeting Minutes
expand Meeting Date: 4/28/2020
  Discussion Slides
  Decarbonizing Buildings
expand Meeting Date: 4/2/2020
  E3 Slides
  Maryland GHG Inventories and Goals
expand Meeting Date: 2/21/2020
  TALEN ENERGY presentation about coal generation
expand Meeting Date: 1/21/2020
  Presentation on Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)

MWG Buildings Sub-Group

On April 28, 2020, the Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Working Group (MWG) co-chairs agreed to create an ad hoc group of volunteers, both members and non-members of the MWG, focused on developing recommendations for decarbonizing buildings in Maryland. The group’s primary objectives, which come from the MWG’s 2020 Work Plan, are to:
  • Analyze and determine specific targets and timelines for decreasing emissions from residential and commercial buildings; 
  • Analyze and identify specific mechanisms for decreasing emissions from residential and commercial buildings;
The Buildings sub-group presented its recommendations​ to the Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Workgroup on September 24, 2020.  

Buildings Meeting Materials

Like all Commission and working groups meetings, MWG Buildings sub-group meetings are open to all. The agenda contains meeting details.

July 13, 2021

May 27, 2021

April 28, 2021

March 18, 2021

September 3, 2020

August 20, 2020

July 9, 2020

June 4, 2020