State Operations Working Group
for the Climate Action Team

Purpose

The State Operations Group of the Climate Action Team is a working group of senior level staff from California state agencies with responsibilities over the operations of state government. The State Operations Group's primary task is to reduce the state government's GHG emissions by 30% from the predicted 2020 business as usual levels.

The State Operations Group provides an opportunity for state agencies to share expertise, develop workable strategies and coordinate efforts aimed at implementing cost-effective measures to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions from the operation of state government.

Activities

Statewide GHG Inventory and The Climate Registry

State Water Project Energy Efficiency

State Vehicle Fleet Efficiency Measures

Deliverables

The State Operations Group developed and the Climate Action Team approved the State of California Commitments for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from State Operations. The policy recommendations included in this document commit the state to reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations through gains in efficiency and adoption of sustainable business practices. The State Operations Group is now working to implement these policies.

Under contract with CalEPA, The Climate Registry (TCR) has developed a guidance document for State Agencies developing GHG inventories as part of a statewide GHG inventory process.

On April 25, 2012, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-18-12, calling for significant reductions in state agencies' energy purchases and GHG emissions. The Executive Order included a Green Building Action Plan, which provided additional details and specific requirements for the implementation of the Executive Order.

Contacts

John Blue, Manager of Climate Programs, Cal/EPA
john.blue@calepa.ca.gov
(916) 445-9478

Current Roster of Participating Agencies

  • Air Resources Board
  • California Energy Commission
  • California Technology Agency
  • CalRecycle
  • Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Department of General Services
  • Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Governor's Office of Planning and Research
  • Natural Resources Agency
  • State Water Resources Control Board