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To gain a good understanding of a Federal agency's Scope 1 vehicle and mobile equipment greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the agency must first collect the necessary data to profile any emissions sources then analyze the data in a way that will clarify the most viable strategies and alternatives. Emissions cannot be managed until they are measured.
Through the use of fleet/vehicle management information systems, as well as reporting to the Federal Energy Management Program and General Services Administration, agencies are increasingly collecting and documenting useful data elements at the headquarters-and sometimes at specific site -levels.
While rolled-up, agency-level data are useful for assessing agency progress and strategically targeting achievement of certain petroleum reduction activities, mitigation planning is most effective when site and even vehicle-specific data are available. Understanding fleet profiles, mission needs, and vehicle usage at this high level of detail facilitates informed vehicle and equipment decision-making.
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After collecting and analyzing data for evaluating an emissions profile, the next step in GHG mitigation planning for vehicles and mobile equipment is to evaluate GHG reduction strategies.
- Step 1: Assess Agency Size Changes
- Step 2: Evaluate Emissions Profile
- Step 3: Evaluate Reduction Strategies
- Step 4: Estimate Implementation Costs
- Step 5: Prioritize Strategies
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