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 13 -2 pm
  • 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​.

Stakeholders' Comments on the Draft Building Energy Transition Plan


MWG Meeting Materials                  Archived meeting materials are here.​

expand Meeting Date: 10/13/2021
expand Meeting Date: 9/21/2021
  Building Decarbonization Study Update
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 8/17/2021
  Update on Blue Carbon in Maryland
  Healthy Soils Update by MDA
expand Meeting Date: 7/20/2021
  Maryland Buildings Decarbonization Study presentation by E3
expand Meeting Date: 6/22/2021
  ExGen Maryland presentation by Exelon
expand Meeting Date: 5/18/2021
  Animal Waste Technology Fund presentation by MDA
  Electricity Strategy in the 2030 GGRA Plan
expand Meeting Date: 4/20/2021
  Just Transition Job Impacts presentation_Towson U
  Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program_letter to Legislature
expand Meeting Date: 3/16/2021
  Maryland Forest Carbon Inventory_DNR and UMD
  Transportation Sector Update by MDoT
  Zero Emissions Bus Conversion_by MTA
expand Meeting Date: 2/16/2021
  2021 Buildings AD HOC Work Plan draft
  U.S. Climate Alliance slides
expand Meeting Date: 1/19/2021
  2021 Work Plan draft
  Transportation Climate Initiative Update
expand Meeting Date: 12/9/2020
  2021 Work Plan Draft
expand Meeting Date: 11/4/2020
expand Meeting Date: 10/6/2020
  Revised Recommendations for the MCCC Annual Report
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 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.  

The MWG Buildings sub-group meetings are open to all,  Online meetings info and links are listed in the Calendar on the Commission's homepage​.

Meeting Materials

September 16, 2021
August 25, 2021 
August 3, 2021
July 13, 2021

May 27, 2021

April 28, 2021

March 18, 2021

September 3, 2020

August 20, 2020

July 9, 2020

June 4, 2020