Federal Fleet Initative Moves to FEMP

August 4, 2006

The Federal Fleet (FF) initiative is moving from the U.S. Department of Energy's  FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program to the  Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

The mission of FEMP is to help federal agencies find innovative solutions to their energy challenges. FF has a similar mission--helping covered federal fleets meet the requirements of the Energy Policy Acts (EPAct) of 1992 and 2005 and Executive Order (E.O.) 13149. Under EPAct, federal agencies must purchase a certain number of alternative fuel vehicles each year, while E.O. 13149 requires agencies to reduce their petroleum consumption by 20% compared to their 1999 level.

The move will be seamless for covered agencies and provide an opportunity for various federal energy savings programs to work more closely together. Information about Federal Fleets can be found on the FEMP Website.

Shab Fardanesh will continue to be the point of contact for this program and can be reached at 202-586-7011 or shabnam.fardanesh@ee.doe.gov