In its annual report released on January 21, the EPA has found that, through its Climate Protection Partners Program,  emissions of more than 365 million metric tons were prevented in the U.S. in 2012.  According to the report, the reductions have provided about $13 billion in benefits to society by preventing damage from climate change.  Organizations partnering with the EPA have invested an approximate $125 billion in energy efficiency technologies and practices.  The EPA has partnered with more than 21,000 organizations through the climate protection partnership program, including the natural gas STAR program for promoting methane emissions reductions among oil and natural gas companies, and the Ag STAR  program for reducing emissions from the agricultural industry.