Climate Action Plan (Arkansas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Arkansas|
|Name||Climate Action Plan (Arkansas)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Climate Policies|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
| Last Substantive Modification
|Information Source||Governor's Commission on Global Warming: http://www.c2es.org/docUploads/Arkansas%20climate%20plan_1.pdf, Center for Climate Strategies: http://www.climatestrategies.us/policy_tracker/policy/index/4 EPA Climate and Energy Page: http://www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/state/tracking/individual/ar.html|
With the signing of Act 696 of the Arkansas 86th General Assembly (HB2460), Governor Mike Beebe established the Governor’s Commission on Global Warming. By design the Commission represents a wide diversity of views and perspectives with members coming from business, industry, environmental groups, and academia. The Governor appoints seventeen of the twenty-one members of the Commission and two members each are appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Arkansas State Senate and by the Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives.
The Commission was charged with setting a “global warming pollution reduction goal” for Arkansas and a “comprehensive strategic plan for implementation of the global warming pollution reduction goal.” The Act sets several study and evaluation requirements and required a final report to be provided to the Governor by November 1, 2008. The final report of the GCGW offered findings to the Eighty-Seventh General Assembly on which state action can be based.
|Contact Name||State Representative Kathy Webb|
|Division||Governor's Commission on Global Warming|
|Contact Name||Kevin Smith|
|Department||Governor's Commission on Global Warming|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||HB 2460|