New Advisory Committee to Boost Federal Deployment of Clean Energy
The Energy Department announced on June 1 a new interagency advisory committee to accelerate deployment of innovative products and technologies in the federal sector. The Senior Executive Committee for Technology Deployment, a subcommittee of the Interagency Technology Deployment Working Group, brings together leaders of technology deployment programs from across the federal government to implement the Obama Administration’s comprehensive strategy to reduce energy costs in agency facilities, while boosting U.S. competitiveness in the global clean energy race.
The Senior Executive Committee features founding representatives from the Energy Department, General Services Administration, and the Department of Defense, including the Army and Navy, and is expected to grow. The committee will support the transition of energy efficient technologies from research and development to successful commercialization by developing consistent processes to test and evaluate innovative and underutilized technologies, and share information on technology performance and economic value agency-wide. The committee’s activities will be coordinated agency-wide by the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). See the DOE Progress Alert and the FEMP website.