U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Energy Management Program

Federal Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Performance

Federal GHG Requirements Overview
E.O. 13514 required Federal agencies to set individual targets for reduction of combined Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions in FY 2020 compared to FY 2008. When all agency targets are combined, the overall target for the entire Federal Government is a 28% reduction in FY 2020 compared to FY 2008. GHG emissions from certain types of activities are not subject to the reduction targets, including emissions from generation of electric power sold to others and from fuels used in excluded vehicles and equipment (such as tactical, combat support, law enforcement, emergency response, and spaceflight operations).

Similarly, separate targets were established for indirect Scope 3 GHG emissions with a combined Federal Government target of a 13% reduction in FY 2020 compared to FY 2008. Read the White House Council on Environmental Quality's Guidance for Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Inventories under E.O. 13515.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides links to progress data tables illustrating Federal agency progress in meeting the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets established under Executive Order (E.O.) 13514, as well as the comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories as reported by the Federal agencies:

Fiscal year (FY) 2009 inventories are not available because FY 2010 was the first year agencies were required to report under E.O. 13514. FY 2008 base year inventories were also reported at that time.


For more information about Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and facility energy sources, contact Chris Tremper at 202-586-7632.

To learn about indirect Scope 3 GHG emissions, contact Mark Reichhardt at 202-586-4788.

Inquiries specific to a particular agency will be forwarded to the appropriate contact.