For more than a decade, the United States has made significant progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change. The comprehensive national climate change strategy implemented under President Bush continues to make progress in both the near and longer term by building on U.S. strengths in innovation and technology development. EPA’s voluntary partnership programs are key elements of the near-term strategy that address market barriers, accelerate the adoption of proven technologies and practices, and deliver substantial emissions reductions.
A large and diverse set of partner organizations continues to avoid emissions of greenhouse gases and make significant progress toward meeting the President’s goal for 2012. The year 2004 was another remarkable one for these efforts as demonstrated by the environmental and economic accomplishments presented in this annual report.
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