Clean Energy Rule Proposed for New Federal Buildings

Energy Department estimates onsite emissions could be reduced by 90% by 2025.

The Department of Energy recently proposed a new rule to decrease energy emissions in new or newly renovated federal buildings. Starting in 2025, these facilities will be required to utilize decarbonizing technologies to decrease energy consumption by 90% when referencing 2003 emissions levels. Buildings are considered a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and federal buildings are estimated to make up over 25% of all emissions made by the federal government.

“For the first time ever, DOE is establishing a firm timetable to reduce the government’s carbon footprint in new and existing federal facilities—ensuring the Biden-Harris Administration is leading by example in the effort to reach the nation’s ambitious climate goals,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. energy officials as they seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
  • For discernment for the president and his administration as they implement emission restrictions and propose carbon credits.
  • For Secretary Granholm to seek God’s wisdom as she heads the Energy Department.

Sources: Department of Energy


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