Tom, in spite of the heat, I thought yesterday's meeting went quite well.
I'm working on some canned RPC agreement language. Back to you on Thursday
as I will be working on byways tomorrow.
Tom Buckley wrote:
> FYI: The following information from the "Million Solar Roofs" newsletter
> came up at yesterday's meeting. TomB
> President Clinton Issues New Energy Efficiency Executive Order
> On June 3, President Clinton issued an Executive Order to help meet the
> challenge of global warming by significantly improving energy efficiency
> in Federal buildings. The Order requires each Federal agency to reduce
> greenhouse gas emissions that result from building energy use by 30%
> below 1990 levels by 2010. The White House estimates that the resulting
> energy savings will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by an amount
> equal to 2.4 million metric tons of carbon (MMTCE) - the equivalent of
> taking 1.7 million cars off the road. In addition to requiring
> substantial energy efficiency improvements, the Order requires Federal
> agencies to expand their use of renewable energy technologies and
> electricity from renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind,
> geothermal, and biomass.
> Consistent with the Executive Order, the General Services Administration
> has signed an agreement with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District
> to provide 100 percent renewable electricity to the Environmental
> Protection Agency (EPA) laboratory located in Richmond, California.
> Under the terms of the three-year agreement, SMUD will sell EPA
> approximately 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The
> EPA is the first Federal agency to purchase 100 percent renewable energy
> to supply one of its facilities.
> For more information on the Executive Order go to