The Executive Order requires federal agencies within 90 days following the date of the order to propose target greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in absolute percentage terms relative to a 2008 baseline. The cuts called for in the order will reduce the federal government’s GHG emissions by 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels — saving taxpayers up to $18 billion in energy costs — and increase the share of electricity the federal government consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent.
The president’s action will build on the federal government’s significant progress in reducing emissions and will drive further sustainability actions through the next decade. In addition to cutting emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy, the Executive Order outlines a number of additional measures to make the federal government’s operations more sustainable, efficient and energy-secure while saving taxpayer dollars.
Specifically, the Executive Order directs federal agencies to:
The accompanying fact sheet is available on the White House website.
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