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David Snyder: How Our Region Compares to Other International Cities on Air Quality

January 8, 2016 | Tags: air quality, fine particles, ozone

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Climate & Energy

Regional Actions, Cooperation Will Help Support New Global Climate Goals

D.C. wins c40 Award for Wind Power Purchase – Tommy Wells D.C. Department of Energy & Environment Director; Mark Chambers, D.C. Department of General Services Sustainability and Energy Associate Director; Eduardo Paes, C40 Chairman (Credit: c40) One hundred and ninety six countries reached a comprehensive climate agreement on Saturday, December 12 in Paris, France. This […]

Climate & Energy, Economy, Public Safety, Transportation

Chairman Highlights Major Regional Efforts in 2015

COG Board Chairman William Euille of the City of Alexandria delivered the following Year-in-Review remarks at the COG Annual Meeting on December 9, 2015. At the Council of Governments, partnership is at the heart of our work. Every year, so much of what we accomplish is the result of people working together across borders, and […]


TPB Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

(Pictured: Chuck Bean (COG), Kanti Srikanth (COG), TPB Chairman Phil Mendelson, former TPB Chairmen John Mason and Kathy Porter, former COG staff member Alan Pisarski, and Bob Griffiths (COG)).  Area officials gathered on November 18 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Transportation Planning Board (TPB). The TPB was created in 1965 by the region’s local and state governments to respond to federal highway legislation requiring […]

Environment, Housing

Q&A: City of Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams

(Pictured: Williams is recognized for 15 years of service as chairman of the Institute for Regional Excellence Program Advisory Board) City of Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams will leave office when his term ends in November.  We sat down with Williams to discuss his career in public service—which includes 14 years as a ward councilmember (10 […]

Climate & Energy, Economy

Clean Technology Forum Lays Groundwork for Region’s Low Carbon Future

On the heels of the nation’s first Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C., national experts and local leaders from both the public and private sectors came together to identify opportunities to advance the deployment of smart, clean technology in metropolitan Washington. The October 5, 2015  Clean Tech Leadership Forum held at the Council of Governments (COG) […]
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