Executive Order 13514: Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 5 November 2017
Executive Order 13514 expands the energy reduction and environmental requirements of Executive Order 13423 by making greenhouse gas management a priority for the Federal Government. The Order defines reporting requirements with detailed targets and timelines for Federal agencies with a focus on transportation, overall energy use, and procurement policies. The Order mandates that all Federal agencies measure, report, and reduce their GHG emissions. Each Federal agency must establish and report to the White Houses Council of Environment Quality (CEQ) Chair and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director a fiscal year 2020 percentage reduction target of agency-wide GHG emissions in absolute terms relative to a fiscal year 2008 baseline; establish and report to the CEQ Chair and OMB Director a comprehensive inventory of absolute GHG emissions across all three scopes for fiscal year 2010. Comprehensive inventories shall be submitted annually thereafter at the end of each January. The order also calls for numerous Federal energy requirements in a variety of areas. Federal Agencies are called to: - Enhance efforts towards sustainable buildings and communities; - Improve water efficiency and management; - Improve fleet and transportation management; - Improve electronic product/service efficiency and stewardship, follow pollution prevention and waste reduction requirements for Federal Agencies; and - Develop, implement, and annually update a Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan that prioritizes agency actions based on life-cycle return on investment.

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