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Climate & Energy, Land Use, Transportation

Regional Group Launches Work to Identify Promising Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

March 17, 2015 | Tags: climate & energy, climate change, greenhouse gas, region forward

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Economy

COG Board Launches 2015 Focus on Regional Economic Competitiveness

Elected leaders from around metropolitan Washington agree that enhancing the economic competitiveness of the region will require encouraging the growth of the area’s strongest industries, developing its workforce and promoting messages that communicate the value of doing business and living here. The goals, discussed during the March meeting of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments […]

Coalition Work, Economy

Region Forward Coalition Features New Leadership, Theme for 2015

At its January 23rd meeting, the Region Forward Coalition focused on the future of Region Forward as well as regional economic competitiveness. It was also the first meeting featuring Emmett Jordan as Chair of the Coalition. The Greenbelt Mayor succeeds Arlington County Board Member Mary Hynes, who is stepping down after providing leadership for the Coalition […]

Climate & Energy

DC Area Governments Work to “Green Tape” Solar Power

by Isabel Ricker Solar energy is booming. Just last month, national news outlets ran headlines proclaiming incredible job growth in the solar industry, dropping installation prices, and improved resale value for homes with solar. The DC area solar market is also growing fast – the amount of net-metered solar installed more than doubled between 2012 […]

Health, Land Use

ULI-COG Seek TAP Program Participants to Strengthen Area Activity Centers

The Urban Land Institute-Washington and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments are encouraging local governments to apply for a new round of Technical Assistance Panels—or TAPs. The TAPs, one of ULI Washington’s signature programs, are like fast-paced brainstorming sessions with a group of outside experts that identify strategies to address local development or land use challenges. […]

Environment

The Worth of Water: Part 1

Shortly after the MCHM spill in the Elk River just outside Charleston, West Virginia, COG sent water quality specialists to the site to observe the response methods to the crisis. This post comes one year after the spill. In the period of a month, our region marked two drinking water milestones: 2014 began with the […]