Transitioning to a New Green Agenda Cynthia Vallina EOP/OMB/OFPP Cory Claussen Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Robin Heard Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, USDA . 2009 GSA International Products and Services Expo.
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Transitioning to a New Green AgendaCynthia VallinaEOP/OMB/OFPPCory ClaussenProfessional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Robin HeardDeputy Assistant Secretaryfor Administration, USDA
2009 GSA International Products and Services Expo
Congressional Who’s Who
Time for Change
Programs of Interest
Challenges to Reform
Why Now? Congress responds to pressure from the ground up…
Committees of Importance
ELECTRONICS MANAGEMENT: Annually, 95% of electronic products purchased must meet Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool standards where applicable; enable Energy Star® features on 100% of computers and monitors; and reuse, donate, sell, or recycle 100% of electronic products using environmentally sound management practices.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: Implement EMS at all appropriate organizational levels to ensure use of EMS as the primary management approach for addressing environmental aspects of internal agency operations and activities.
RENEWABLE POWER: At least 50% of current renewable energy purchases must come from new renewable sources (in service after January 1, 1999).
POLLUTION PREVENTION: Reduce use of chemicals and toxic materials and purchase lower risk chemicals and toxic materials from top priority list.
BUILDING PERFORMANCE: Construct or renovate buildings in accordance with sustainability strategies, including resource conservation, reduction, and use; sitting; and indoor environmental quality.
RFS -Renewable Fuel Standard (EPA)
Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (IRS)
Small Ethanol Producer Credit (IRS)
Biodiesel Tax Credit (IRS)
Small Agri-Biodiesel Producer Credit (IRS)
Renewable Diesel Tax Credit (IRS)
Cellulosic Biofuel Production Tax Credit (IRS)
Depreciation Allowance for Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Property (IRS)
Bioenergy Program (USDA)
Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency (USDA)
Value-Added Producer Grants Program (VAPG) (USDA)
Biorefinery Development Grants (USDA)
Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loans
Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG)
Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels
Feedstock Flexibility for Producers of Biofuels (Sugar)
Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)
Biomass Research and Development Initiative (DOE)
Biorefinery Project Grants (DOE)
Loan Guarantees for Ethanol from Alt Feedstocks (DOE)
DOE Loan Guarantee (DOE)
Cellulosic Biofuels Production Incentive (DOE)
Import Duty for Fuel Ethanol (Customs)
Biofuels Interagency Working Group
Indirect Land Use & Renewable Fuel Std Rulemaking (RFS-2)
Climate Change Legislation & Cap and Trade
Renewable Energy Standards
Technology – Opportunities and Challenges
Other Issues on the Legislative Agenda (Health Care, Regulatory Reform, Economic Recovery)
Greening of the Capitol