Greenhouse Gases

DEQ is committed to protecting Virginians' health and welfare from the effects of greenhouse gas (carbon) pollution. A number of initiatives to this end include developing standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promoting investment in renewable energy infrastructure. 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.

What's New

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

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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