Energy Conservation Within the Federal Government: The Department of Energy's Role, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session, April 24 and 25, 1979   [open pdf - 29MB]

These are the April 24 and 25, 1979 hearings titled "Energy Conservation Within the Federal Government: The Department of Energy's Role," held before the House Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. From the opening statement of Toby Moffett: "The Federal Government must conserve energy for two reasons. The first is the enormity of the Government's energy appetite. The Federal Government is responsible for between 2 and 3 percent of the Nation's energy use and is the largest single consumer of energy in the United States. Put another way, the amount of energy used by the Federal Government in 1 year would be sufficient to heat 11 million homes and fuel all the automobiles registered in California and New York for an entire year. But more importantly, energy conservation within the Federal Government provides both the administration and the Department of Energy with an opportunity to demonstrate to the Nation at large specific means of conserving energy in the industrial, commercial, and private sectors while demonstrating the depths of the Government's commitment to energy conservation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Paul G. Brumby, Dale D. Myers, Richard Ottinger, Dexter J. Peach, John R. Galloway, Myron Kahn, Toby Moffett, and Joan Shorey.

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