Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change
The Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change (BRAC) was organized by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. on August 25, 2006, to provide a forum where government, industry, environment, and community representatives1 could identify proactive measures that Utah might take to mitigate the impacts of greenhouse gases (GHG).
Governor Huntsman provided the following charge to the Council:
- Consider science, economics, and policy around climate change in a forum where we as a State - industry, environment, community - could have productive dialogue;
- Understand and recognize what we are trying to leave for the next generation; and
- Bring back information and policy recommendations for review and consideration.
This report provides a summary of the work the BRAC and Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) have conducted to date. The BRAC has completed a number of significant tasks as charged by the Governor. In June 2007, Governor Huntsman requested that the BRAC also evaluate options for a Renewable Energy Initiative.