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Greenhouse Gases

DEQ is committed to protecting Virginians' health and welfare from the effects of greenhouse gas (carbon) pollution.  The purpose of this webpage is to focus on actions through DEQ's Air and Renewable Energy Division that will lead to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Virginia.

In addition to the information provided on this site, stay informed by signing up for Town Hall email notifications, specifically for actions by the Air Pollution Control Board. Available Information includes notice of meetings and agendas and any actions taken on regulations and plans.

For more information about carbon-related regulations and other ongoing work, visit Carbon Trading and the additional pages listed on the left navigation bar. 

Other state initiatives such as promoting investment in renewable energy infrastructure can be found in the Virginia Energy Plan, coordinated by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

What's New

July 2020

October 2019

September 2019

July 2019

May 2019

April 2019

  • The final carbon trading regulation (Revision C17) was approved by the State Air Pollution Control Board on April 19, 2019. A copy of the department presentation is available on this website, and the final text of the carbon trading regulation is available on Town Hall.

  • The draft final carbon trading regulation (Revision C17) will be taken up at the State Air Pollution Control Board's April 19, 2019 meeting.

March 2019

January 2019

  • The re-proposed carbon trading regulation (Revision C17) has completed executive review, and will be open for public comment from February 4 through March 6, 2019. The board will consider the final regulation this spring.
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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