U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
New Defense Authorization Act to Boost Clean Energy Use
February 6, 2008
President Bush signed the Defense Authorization Act on January 28,
providing funding for the Department of Defense (DoD), while also
boosting the U.S. military's use of renewable energy and energy
efficiency. Section 828 of the act allows the DoD to enter into long-term contracts, lasting up to 10 years, for electricity from renewable
energy sources. Section 2863 requires energy efficient lighting in any
building that DoD builds or significantly alters. It also requires DoD
to install energy efficient light bulbs when replacing lights during
normal maintenance. See the White House press release and pages 556 and 1406 of the bill
(PDF 2.8 MB).
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