A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
The Department established a FY 2020 scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions reduction goal at 20% relative to FY 2008. Scope 1 emissions include direct greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by a Federal agency. Scope 2 emissions include direct greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the generation of electricity, heat, or steam purchased by a Federal agency. The broad strategies to achieve this goal are:
Reducing building energy intensity
Increasing the use of renewable energy
Implementing on-site renewable energy generation projects
Reducing the use of fossil fuels in both buildings and fleet
The Department established a FY 2020 scope 3 GHG emissions reduction goal at 9% relative to FY 2008. Scope 3 emissions are from sources not owned or directly controlled by a Federal agency, but related to agency activities, services, and employee travel and commuting. Click here for an illustrated explanation of Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG
Scope 3 GHG emissions can be far reaching as they are the consequence of the Department's activities. It represents an important opportunity to influence the behavior of employees and suppliers towards activities that reduce GHG emissions and protect the climate.
The broad strategies to achieve scope 3 GHG emissions reductions include:
Reducing purchased electricity consumption to minimize transmission and distribution losses
Implementing on-site renewable energy projects
Increasing diversion of nonhazardous solid waste
Implementing lower-carbon commuting and travel strategies for employees in coordination with the GSA