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Federal Greenhouse Gas Requirements

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The following federal executive orders, legislation, and statutes require the Agency to inventory and reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Executive Order 13514

Signed on October 5, 2009, Executive Order (EO) 13514, "Federal Leadership In Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance," introduced new GHG emissions management and reduction requirements for the federal government.

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)

Signed on December 19, 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires all light-duty motor vehicles or medium-duty passenger vehicles acquired by federal agencies to be low GHG-emitting vehicles. Learn more about EPA’s efforts to green its fleet.

EO 13423

Signed on January 27, 2007, EO 13423, "Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management," requires federal agencies to reduce their GHG emissions through improved energy efficiency. Learn more about EPA’s energy efficiency and conservation efforts.

Previous Requirements

Learn more about previous federal requirements for GHG reductions, including EO 13123.


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