Mitigation Working Group

The members of each working group are appointed by the Commission Chair, and embody both the public and private interests in climate change to ensure well-balanced direction and broad expertise. 

The Mitigation Working Group supports the charge of the Commission with a focus on regulatory, market-based and voluntary programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while supporting economic development and job creation. For additional details on recent and planned activities, please see the group's Work Plan or past meeting materials posted on this page.


The MWG meets monthly at the Maryland Department of the Environment. These meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is set aside for public comment. The time, date and location for all Maryland Commission on Climate Change, Steering Committee and Working Groups meetings may be found on the MCCC Calendar

Inclement Weather Policy

The next meeting will be announced.


Meeting Archives

Regarding the slides which contain information on the MDE scenario modeling for the GGRA draft plan, please note the following crucial information:

These presentations do not represent any state policy positions, nor do they represent a proposed state climate plan. They are simply the first of several model runs that examine different scenarios to be used to guide the state in developing a climate plan.

These materials should not be construed as more than informational and should not be used for any other purposes.

expand Meeting Date: 9/17/2019
  Considerations for a Clean & Renewable Energy Standard
expand Meeting Date: 8/13/2019
expand Meeting Date: 7/16/2019
  GGRA 40 By 30 Goal Draft Plan Overview
  Economic Impact of the Draft GGRA Plan
expand Meeting Date: 5/6/2019
expand Meeting Date: 4/16/2019
  Panelists Biographies
  Supplemental Information
  Comments on fossil fuel use in the building sector
expand Meeting Date: 3/12/2019
  Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Agriculture: Menu of Recommended Practices
expand Meeting Date: 1/15/2019
expand Meeting Date: 12/6/2018
expand Meeting Date: 11/13/2018
  Maryland Pathways Policy Scenario 3: Carbon Price Scenario
  Webinar Notes
expand Meeting Date: 11/1/2018
expand Meeting Date: 8/30/2018
  Modeling Update
  Economic Impacts of Policy Scenario 1 (Updated)
  Discussion Poll Results
expand Meeting Date: 8/2/2018
  Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils
expand Meeting Date: 6/27/2018
  On-Road Inventory Development Process
  Transforming Maryland's Transportation Sector
  Sierra Club EV Policy Toolkit
expand Meeting Date: 5/31/2018
  Minutes (revised)
  Climate XChange Statement
  Impact of a Carbon Pollution Charge
  Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils
expand Meeting Date: 5/3/2018
  The criticality of Natural Gas
  Recommendations for Maryland CHP Program
expand Meeting Date: 4/5/2018
  Economic Impacts of Reducing GHG Emissions
expand Meeting Date: 3/1/2018
  Using Procurement Policies to Support American Manufacturing Jobs
  Maryland In-State Low Carbon Power and Jobs
expand Meeting Date: 2/1/2018
  2018 Work Plan
  Maryland Pathways Reference Scenario Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 11/17/2017
expand Meeting Date: 10/27/2017
  GGRA Modeling Update
  MWG Draft Work Plan
expand Meeting Date: 9/15/2017
  Transportation and Climate Change Planning
expand Meeting Date: 8/24/2017
  Recommendations for the 2017 Report
expand Meeting Date: 7/13/2017
  NABTU Presentation
  RGGI Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 6/23/2017
  MWG Meeting Notes
  Energy Programs Consortium Presentation
  PACE Bill Due in Baltimore City Blog Post
expand Meeting Date: 5/11/2017
  Meeting Notes
  NASA Carbon Monitoring System
expand Meeting Date: 4/21/2017
  Keep it Made in America - Brian Lombardozzi
  Meeting Notes
  Supplemental Material: Clean Energy and Creating Manufacturing Jobs in Maryland - Brian Lombardozzi
  Supplemental Material: Maryland’s Clean Energy Future: Climate Goals and Employment Benefits - Labor Network for Sustainability
expand Meeting Date: 3/16/2017
  Environmental Justice and Coastal Resiliency
  Supplemental Material: Web links that may facilitate discussion
  Supplemental Material: Letter from the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities to the Maryland Commission on Climate Change
expand Meeting Date: 2/24/2017
  2017 Work Plan Draft
  Presentation: On-Road Inventory Development Process
expand Meeting Date: 12/19/2016
  Mitigation Working Group Draft 2017 Work Plan
expand Meeting Date: 11/28/2016
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 10/24/2016
expand Meeting Date: 10/6/2016
  Draft of MWG Input to MCCC 2016 Report
expand Meeting Date: 9/26/2016
  Meeting Notes
  Presentation: Maryland Electric Vehicle Initiatives
  Presentation: Advancing EV Adoption in Maryland: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Opportunities
expand Meeting Date: 8/22/2016
  Presentation: The Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Act of 2016 a August 2016 Update - What do we know about 40 by 30?
  Presentation: EPA/DOT Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Phase II Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
  Science Direct Journal Article: Place-based perceptions of the impacts of fracking along the Marcellus Shale
expand Meeting Date: 7/25/2016
  Meeting Notes
  Beyond a Band-Aid: A Discussion Paper on Protecting Workers and Communities in the Great Energy Transition
expand Meeting Date: 6/27/2016
  Meeting Notes
  U.S. Methane Leakage from Natural Gas Systems: Academic Literature, 2014 – 2016. Chesapeake Climate Action Network
  Presentation: Methane Emissions. Howard J. Feldman, American Petroleum Institute
  Presentation: Methane: A Status Report from MDE
expand Meeting Date: 5/23/2016
  RGGI Overview
  Presentation: Sierra Club - Beyond Coal
expand Meeting Date: 4/25/2016
  Presentation: Enhanced Economic Analysis and Social Equity Issues
  Presentation: Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities’ Recommendations to the Maryland Climate Change Commission as they work to address Equity in their 2016 Action Plan
expand Meeting Date: 3/14/2016
  Meeting Notes
  Presentation by the California Air Resources Board
  Short-lived Climate Pollutants Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 2/29/2016
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 11/19/2015
  Executive Summary
  Chapter 11
expand Meeting Date: 10/9/2015
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 9/3/2015
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 7/27/2015
expand Meeting Date: 7/23/2015
  Economic and Fiscal Impact of Maryland's GGRA Plan
expand Meeting Date: 7/20/2015
expand Meeting Date: 7/16/2015
  State GHG Goals Handout
expand Meeting Date: 7/13/2015
expand Meeting Date: 6/19/2015
  MDOT Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 6/5/2015
  Meeting Minutes
  Implementation of GGRA Programs Assigned to MDOT
  Draft Table of Contents for the GGRA Report
expand Meeting Date: 5/21/2015
  Meeting Minutes
  Handout 1 - Subgroup Meeting Structure
  Handout 3 - EmPOWER and RPS Progress Update
  Handout 5 - Outside Support for GGRA/Climate Commission Report
expand Meeting Date: 5/6/2015
  Handout 1 - Final EO and SB Comparision
  Handout 3 - Roles and Responsibilities
  Handout 5 - MWG Production Schedule
  Handout 8 - Data Needs Memo