RFC2015

Coalition Work, Economy

Region Forward Coalition Features New Leadership, Theme for 2015

March 2, 2015 | Tags: competitiveness, economy, infrastructure, region forward

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The Yardstick

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 […]

Climate & Energy, Energy, Environment, Land Use, Transportation

2014 COG Series Provides In-Depth Look at Region’s Infrastructure

In 2014, the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments identified regional infrastructure as its focus and held a series on COG’s main areas of expertise, such as transportation, water, energy, and public safety communications. Officials planned the series to identify policy, advocacy, and outreach actions around key infrastructure needs. Click here […]

Climate & Energy

Are you interested in joining the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee?

A Guest Post by Current Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee Vice-Chair, Glenna Tinney I have served on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee (ACPAC) for four years.  For the past year, I have been the Vice Chair of the ACPAC.  I originally submitted my application to be […]