Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
New York has developed regulations and implemented policies to address GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. DEC's Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy, with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, administers the state's GHG management programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to ...