H.R.1420 - Energy Efficient Government Technology Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 02/28/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/25/2019 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.1420 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/28/2019)
Energy Efficient Government Technology Act
This bill sets forth requirements with respect to increasing the energy efficiency of information technologies and data centers within the federal government.
Specifically, this bill requires each federal agency to coordinate with the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop an implementation strategy for the maintenance, purchase, and use of energy-efficient and energy-saving information technologies at or for federally owned and operated facilities.
DOE must (1) maintain a data center energy practitioner program that leads to the certification of energy practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy usage and efficiency opportunities in federally owned and operated data centers; and (2) establish an open data initiative to make information about federal data center energy usage available and accessible in a manner that encourages data center innovation, optimization, and consolidation.