Clip File: President Orders Federal Agencies to Use Smart Energy

"President Obama has just signed an Executive Order that compels the largest consumer of energy in the US economy to invest in energy efficiency improvements to get to huge reductions in energy use by 2020.

"Every Federal agency must measure, manage, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet specific targets by 2020. They have just 90 days to lay out a plan to meet these targets:

"Use 30% less gas by 2020...

"Immediately implement net-zero energy for all new government buildings...

"They’ll need efficient windows, geothermal ground heat exchanges, efficient air conditioning, solar hot water heating, radiant flooring, tankless water heaters, great insulation...."

The rest of the story: Obama’s Executive Order Enforces Smart Energy by Susan Kraemer (CleanTechnica 2009-10-06)

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