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2/6/2013--Introduced.Energy Efficient Government Technology Act - Amends the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, with respect to federal agency energy management, to require each agency to collaborate with the... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Feb 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Energy Efficient Government Technology Act''.

SEC. 2. ENERGY-EFFICIENT AND ENERGY-SAVING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES.

Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8253) is amended-- (1) by redesignating the second subsection (f) (relating to large capital energy investments) as subsection (g); and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(h) Federal Implementation Strategy for Energy-Efficient and Energy-Saving Information and Communications Technologies.-- ``(1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this subsection, each Federal agency shall collaborate with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (referred to in this subsection as the `Director') to develop an implementation strategy (including best-practices and measurement and verification techniques) for the maintenance, purchase, and use by the Federal agency of energy- efficient and energy-saving information and communications technologies and practices. Each implementation strategy shall be flexible, cost-effective, and based on the specific operating requirements and statutory mission of the agency. ``(2) Administration.--In developing an implementation strategy, each Federal agency shall-- ``(A) consider information and communications technologies (ICT) and related infrastructure and practices, such as-- ``(i) advanced metering infrastructure; ``(ii) ICT services and products;...

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The use of cloud computing and web conferencing to replace travel is an example of energy efficiency through Information technologies and this act establishes computer and information technologies as a methodology of energy effiency

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Bill Summary

2/6/2013--Introduced.Energy Efficient Government Technology Act - Amends the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, with respect to federal agency energy management, to require each agency to collaborate with the Director of the Office of the Management and Budget (OMB) to develop an implementation strategy for the maintenance, purchase, and use of energy-efficient and energy-saving information and communications technologies (ICT) and practices that is based on the agency's operating requirements and statutory mission. Includes as part of such a strategy consideration of ICT and related infrastructure and practices. Requires the OMB Director to: (1) establish performance goals for evaluating the efforts of agencies in improving such technology systems and practices; and (2) maintain a data centers task force responsible for sharing progress toward individual agency goals and the overall target for increased energy efficiency, including through exchanges of best practices and energy efficiency information with the private sector. Sets forth reporting requirements. Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, with respect to data center energy efficiency, to require: - publication of the designation of the information technology industry organization that coordinates the voluntary national information program for such centers; -updating and publication of a report on server and data center efficiency, including an analysis of the impact of ICT asset and related infrastructure utilization solutions; -maintenance of a data center energy practitioner program that leads to the certification of practitioners qualified to evaluate energy usage and efficiency opportunities; -annual evaluation of agency data centers by such certified energy practitioners (with a preference for those employed by the agency); -establishment of an open data initiative for federal data center usage data; -active participation by the Secretary of Energy (DOE) in efforts to harmonize global specifications and metrics for data center energy efficiency; and -assistance by the Secretary in the development of an efficiency metric that measures the energy efficiency of the overall data center.

H.R. 539The Federal Communications Commission Collaboration Act H.R. 541 PREEMIE Reauthorization Act