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Reporting Guidelines

The purpose of the guidelines is to establish the procedures and requirements for filing voluntary reports, and to ensure that the annual reports of greenhouse gas emissions, emission reductions, and sequestration activities submitted by corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, households, and other private and public entities to submit are complete, reliable, and consistent.  Over time, it is anticipated that these reports will provide a reliable record of the contributions reporting entities have made toward reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Technical Guidelines

           Appendices to the Technical Guidelines:


On February 14, 2002, the President directed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), together with other involved Federal agencies, to recommend reforms to enhance the Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program established by DOE in 1994. The final General Guidelines and Technical Guidelines became effective June 1, 2006.

For more information and background on the Revised Guidelines, please refer to the DOE's Office of Policy and International Affairs Web site.



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