(1)the United States has survived a period of energy shortage and has made significant progress toward improving energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy;
(2)effective measures must continue to be taken by the Federal Government and other users and suppliers of energy to control the rate of growth of demand for energy and the efficiency of its use;
(3)the continuation of this effort will permit the United States to become increasingly independent of the world oil market, less vulnerable to interruption of foreign oil supplies, and more able to provide energy to meet future needs; and
(4)all sectors of the economy of the United States should continue to reduce significantly the demand for nonrenewable energy resources such as oil and natural gas by implementing and maintaining effective conservation measures for the efficient use of these and other energy sources.
(b) Statement of purposes
The purposes of this chapter are to provide for the regulation of interstate commerce, to reduce the growth in demand for energy in the United States, and to conserve nonrenewable energy resources produced in this Nation and elsewhere, without inhibiting beneficial economic growth.
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 95–619, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3206, as amended, known as the National Energy Conservation Policy Act. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables.
1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–412amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “The Congress finds that—
“(1) the United States faces an energy shortage arising from increasing demand for energy, particularly for oil and natural gas, and insufficient domestic supplies of oil and natural gas to satisfy that demand;
“(2) unless effective measures are promptly taken by the Federal Government and other users of energy to reduce the rate of growth of demand for energy, the United States will become increasingly dependent on the world oil market, increasingly vulnerable to interruptions of foreign oil supplies, and unable to provide the energy to meet future needs; and
“(3) all sectors of our Nation’s economy must begin immediately to significantly reduce the demand for nonrenewable energy resources such as oil and natural gas by implementing and maintaining effective conservation measures for the efficient use of these and other energy sources.”
Short Title of 1988 Amendment
Pub. L. 100–615, § 1,Nov. 5, 1988, 102 Stat. 3185, provided that: “This Act [enacting section
5001 of Title
15, Commerce and Trade, amending sections
8259 of this title, omitting sections
8261 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section
8253 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Federal Energy Management Improvement Act of 1988’.”
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