New Federal Renewable Energy Requirement Guidance under EPAct 2005 and EO13423

February 7, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has released guidance to help federal agencies comply with and report on their energy requirements under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005 and Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management.

The guidance explains the following:

  • Authority for the guidance and the renewable energy goal
  • Definition of the renewable energy technologies and products federal agencies and products agencies can use
  • Requirements for qualifiying renewable energy projects or purchases
  • How the credit federal agencies currently receive toward their energy reduction goals from renewable energy purchases will gradually phase out.

This guidance was developed with extensive input from federal members of the Renewable Working Group, Senior Energy Officials, and the Office of Managment and Budget.

For more information, read 2007 Federal Energy Management Program Renewable Energy Requirement Guidance for EPAct 2005 and Executive Order 13423: Final (PDF 238 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

For a summary of the guidance, read the transmittal letter from EERE Assistant Secretary Andy Karsner (PDF 1 MB).