Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP)

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Last updated: 29 August 2012
The United States plans to stabilise emissions of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2000. A renewables component of the plan aimed to lower the cost of renewable energy development through facilitation of aggregated buyer purchasing and to increase the penetration of renewable energy through application of integrated resource planning. The actions outlined in the CCAP were co-ordinated by the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation, US Department of Agriculture, and the Department of State. The Climate Challenge Programme (CCP) is part of the CCAP and is a voluntary programme between utilities and the DOE. The programme pursues cost-effective actions to reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gases.