New and renovated federal govt buildings would be required to phase-out use of fossil fuels and move to renewable sources for electric power and other energy consumption, according to a list of forthcoming rules made public by the White House Friday.
- Energy Department rule would implement provision of a 2007 law requiring federal buildings end use of fossil fuel by 2030, according to summary of the proposal
- NOTE: Obama-administration unsuccessfully attempted rule in 2014 amid opposition from groups such as the American Gas Association, which argued rule was technically unfeasible
- NOTE: Previous Energy Department analysis of rule
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