U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Energy Management Program

Greenhouse Gas Guidance and Reporting

Federal agencies are required to inventory and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to meet Federal goals and mitigate climate change.

Federal Guidance

Read the White House Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ), Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance and associated Technical Support Document.

Accounting and Reporting Resources

Visit the FedCenter Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reporting website to find the following resources and tools to help complete GHG inventory reporting requirements under Executive Order 13514:

Hierarchy of Greenhouse Gas Accounting

All Federal agencies play an important role in developing Federal greenhouse gas requirements, guidance, and plans for reducing emissions. This figure outlines key agency roles in GHG mitigation across the Federal sector.

Chart of key agency roles across Federal greenhouse gas management. The first bar shows that the CEQ is responsible for GHG policies and regulations. The second bar shows that the EPA and all Federal agencies are responsible for developing a public sector GHG protocol. The third bar shows that CEQ, DOE, DOD, DOI, EPA, and GSA are responsible for Federal GHG guidance. The fourth bar shows that all Federal agencies are responsible for agency GHG plans. The fifth bar shows that all Federal agencies are responsible for creating GHG inventories.

Key agency roles in GHG regulations, protocols, guidance, planning, and implementation.