30 Dec '13, 7pm

Feds to Raise Renewable Energy Use and Install More Meters - EBN: 23:1 via @sharethis

Feds to Raise Renewable Energy Use and Install More Meters - EBN: 23:1 via @sharethis

Behind Obama’s executive order to nearly triple renewables used by federal agencies also lie new requirements for energy metering and disclosure. By Candace Pearson Obama’s executive order directs federal agencies to pursue onsite renewable energy projects like the solar roof on the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. A recent executive order issued by President Obama directs every federal agency to source 20% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2020 and institute new energy-metering and reporting practices. The target currently in place instructs government agencies to source 7.5% of their electricity from renewable sources, but the new order aims to nearly triple that share within the next seven years. Agencies are held to the 20% goal to the extent that measures are “economically feasible and technically practicable,” according to a W...

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