Director's Update

June 1, 2002

Photo of Beth Shearer, Executive Director of FEMP

Beth Shearer, FEMP Director

Summer is a crucial time to practice energy efficiency and reduce the stress on our power grids. The blackouts and high energy bills of recent summers are lessons for the need to redouble Federal efforts to minimize energy shortages and increase our use of alternative sources of power. But we do this at a time when we also must focus our attention on improving the security of our Federal sites. I urge you to read about the opportunities for improving security at Federal facilities while also advancing the Federal commitment to energy efficiency. The actions that you have taken in past summers and throughout the year with the implementation of energy efficiency and electrical load reduction measures are making a difference. As always, FEMP is ready to assist you with energy-saving projects, renewable power purchases, or any of your energy management decisions.

Beth Shearer, Director
Federal Energy Management Program