2021                    MWG Meetings​    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 monthly, hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. Meetings are open to the public and include time for public comment. Meeting details and materials are on this page. 

The next meeting will be on March 16, 2021 from 10 am-noon.


MWG Meeting Materials                  Archived meeting materials are here.​

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
  Decarbonizing Buildings Recommendations
  MWG Recommendations from Labor Network
  MWG Recommendations from the Association of Commercial Builders
  MWG Recommendations from The Sierra Club
expand Meeting Date: 8/18/2020
  GGRA Long Term Approach
expand Meeting Date: 7/14/2020
  MDoT Commuter Choice and Remote Work
expand Meeting Date: 6/23/2020
  Maryland Healthy Soils Program
expand Meeting Date: 6/18/2020
  MDE Intro Slides for 2020 MWG Scenario Briefing
  Towson U_Economic Impact of the 2020 MWG Policy Scenario
expand Meeting Date: 5/12/2020
  Surface Transportation Funding
expand Meeting Date: 4/28/2020
  Model Run Comments
  State Buildings Executive Order
expand Meeting Date: 4/2/2020
  MDE Slides for MWG April 2 2020
expand Meeting Date: 2/21/2020
  Meeting Minutes
  MDE Presentation on ENERGY
  SIERRA CLUB Presentation on Coal
expand Meeting Date: 1/21/2020
  2020 Draft Work Plan

MWG Buildings Ad Hoc Group

On April 28, 2020, the Mitigation Work 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 group presented its recommendations​ to the Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Workgroup of the Commission on September 24, 2020.  At its regular meeting on February 16, 2021, the Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Working Group discussed plans for the 2021 Buildings Ad Hoc group. The materials are posted above, in the MWG Working Group Meeting Materials for that date. 

Building Ad Hoc Group Meeting Materials

September 3, 2020

August 20, 2020

July 9, 2020

June 4, 2020