Federal government celebrating Energy
|Various federal laws, executive orders, and Department
of Defense (DoD) and Installation Management Command directives mandate
that federal facilities increase their energy security by conserving
resources through reduction of water and energy usage while at the same
time introducing renewable energy sources.
October has been designated as National Energy Awareness Month. The 2010
Federal Government’s Energy Awareness Month theme is “POWERING AMERICA;
We’re On Target.” The theme depicts how, across the nation, federal
agencies continue to zero in on energy targets to stimulate the economy,
lower operating expenses, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and achieve
long-term energy and economic security.
In the same vein, the DoD celebration of Energy Awareness Month will
have the theme “Empowering Defense through Energy Security.” This theme
highlights how energy can serve as a force multiplier, providing range
and endurance for U.S. forces. Improving the nation’s energy posture
will enhance its combat capability in-theater and support at the DoD’s
fixed installations. By working toward and achieving this goal, reliance
on convoys can be reduced, enhancing troop safety and freeing resources
to concentrate on the mission at hand.
The federal government is pointing the way toward energy security and
renewed economic prosperity.
Investments in clean energy technologies are accelerating at an
unprecedented pace. Replacing outdated vehicles with fuel-efficient
hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles is transforming the federal fleet
and automotive infrastructure; procurement of efficient products is
reducing energy demand; constructing, operating, and maintaining
high-performance buildings is tapping the power of efficiency and
renewables. Collectively, these efforts are expanding industries,
creating jobs, and positioning America at the center of a global economy
for sustainable energy.
The Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) frequently asked
questions are helpful for getting ideas for energy awareness approaches
In addition, FEMP offers tips on how to save energy at the office,
facility and in the home. And the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy
Savers Consumers Guide offers tips on energy efficiency and renewable
For more information, contact the Department of Energy Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at 1-877-337-3463.
The websites are:
• frequently asked questions:
• Energy Savers Consumers Guide:
• EERE Information Center:
• Online Contact Form:
(Compiled with information from Installation Management Command and
Federal Emergency Management Program. )