Obama sets executive branch RPS

President Barack Obama issued a directive on Thursday that requires all US federal executive departments and agencies to consume 20% of their energy from renewable sources by the 2020 fiscal year.

Achieving the target should be done “to the extent economically feasible and technically practicable,” according to the directive.

To get there, Obama set interim targets as follows:

*Not less than 10% in fiscal year 2015;

*Not less than 15% in fiscal years 2016 and 2017;

*Not less than 17.5% in fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

The federal government’s fiscal year is 1 October through 30 September.

The executive branch of the federal government includes the Executive Office of the President and the 15 United States federal executive departments, whose secretaries belong to the presidential Cabinet. There are also cabinet-level officers that head agencies Log in to read complete article.

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