Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1992
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Policy Target:Transport>Passenger, Transport, Transport>Freight
Agency:US Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Section 142; Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 701

Federal agencies must meet numerous statutory requirements, executive orders, and other regulations including reductions in GHG emissions and petroleum consumption, as well as targets for alternative fuel vehicle acquisition, infrastructure development, fleet planning, sustainability planning and reporting, and increased use of alternative fuels.

These statutory and Executive Order requirements include:

  • E.O. 13514: Establish GHG emission reduction targets; reduce petroleum consumption 2% annually through FY 2020 relative to a FY 2005 baseline;
  • EISA of 2007: Install at least 1 renewable fuel pump at Federal fueling centers by January 1, 2010, Increase alternative fuel use 10% annually through FY 2015 relative to a FY 2005 baseline, and acquire low-GHG emitting light-duty and medium-duty passenger vehicles;  
  • E.O. 13423: acquire plug-in hybrid electric vehicles when commercially available at a reasonable cost;
  • EPAct of 2005: Exclusively use alternative fuels in dual-fueled vehicles unless exempted by waiver; and
  • EPAct 1992: 75% of light-duty vehicle acquisitions must be alternative fuel vehicles.
This record is superseded by:Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

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