Mitigation Working Group

The Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Working Group (GHG 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. 


The GHG 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​.  

Zero Emissions (ZEV) Sub Group 

MWG's ZEV Sub Group met over the winter. 

The Sub Group contracted with Energetics, ​ supporting the Nature Conservancy and the MWG to accelerate light-duty ZEV adoption across Maryland.​

Read Energetics' project results. 


MWG ​Meeting Materials                  

expand Meeting Date: 10/19/2023
  Office of the Peoples Council MD Gas Infrastructure Spending presentation by David Lapp
  Joint Gas Company Letter to MWG re STRIDE program
expand Meeting Date: 10/4/2023
  AGENDA 10.4.23
expand Meeting Date: 9/14/2023
  Recommendations for Annual Report_draft
expand Meeting Date: 8/30/2023
  Clean Heat Standard for Maryland Overview
  Clean Heat Standards presentation_RAP
expand Meeting Date: 7/13/2023
  Accelarting LD ZEV Adoption Across MD Report
  Carbon Reduction Program_MDoT
expand Meeting Date: 6/15/2023
  Center for Global Sustainability presentation
expand Meeting Date: 5/18/2023
  AGENDA 5.18.23
expand Meeting Date: 4/13/2023
  Meeting Transcript 4.13.23
  Discussion Draft_EV Incentive Program
expand Meeting Date: 3/16/2023
  March 16 AGENDA
  Accelerating LD ZEV Adoption Across MD__Final Report
  Intro to the Statewide Green Bank_MD Clean Energy Ctr
expand Meeting Date: 2/16/2023
  Pathways to Maryland's GHG Reduction Goals
  Accelerating LD ZEV adoption across Maryland

GHG MWG Archives


Previous mee​ting materials are here​.​​





  2023 Meetings   
  1 - 3 p.m.  
  Dates and times are subject to changes

  • ​FEBRUARY 16
  • MARCH 16​
  • ​APRIL 13
  • ​MAY 18 
  • JUNE 15
  • JULY   13
  • AUGUST 30 (changed from the 17th)
  • OCTOBER 4 (additional meeting called by chairs)​
  • OCTOBER 19
  • ​​NOVEMBER 16 (canceled)
  • ​DECEMBER 21​​  (canceled)

Mitigation of climate change is
human intervention to reduce emissions or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.

Mitigation measures:
In climate policy, mitigation measures are technologies, processes or practices that contribute to mitigation, for example, renewable energy (RE) technologies, waste minimization processes and public transport commuting practices. 

Mitigation option:
A technology or practice that reduces GHG emissions or enhances sinks.

Mitigation scenario:
A plausible description of the future that describes how the (studied) system responds to the implementation of mitigation policies and measures. 


Human Trafficking GET HELP

National Human Trafficking Hotline - 24/7 Confidential

1-888-373-7888 233733 More Information on human trafficking in Maryland

Customer Service Promise

The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with friendly and courteous, timely and responsive, accurate and consistent, accessible and convenient, and truthful and transparent services.

Take Our Survey

Help Stop Fraud in State Government

The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Previous reports have led to elimination of fraud.

More Information