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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 716

PUBLIC LAW 96-294—JUNE 30, 1980 dissemination of information to the public with respect to renewable energy resources, to encourage the use of certain cost effective solar energy systems and conservation measures by the Federal Government, to establish a program for the promotion of local energy selfsufficiency, to broaden the existing program for accelerating the procurement and use of photovoltaic systems, and to provide further encouragement for the development of small hydroelectric power projects. DEFINITIONS

42 USC 7372.

SEC. 403. For purposes of this title— (1) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Energy; and (2) the term "renewable energy resource" means any energy resource which has recently originated in the sun, including direct and indirect soiar radiation and intermediate solar energy forms such as wind, ocean thermal gradients, ocean currents and waves, hydropower, photovoltaic energy, products of photosynthetic processes, organic wastes, and others. COORDINATED DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ON RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION

42 USC 7373.

SEC. 404. In order to improve the effectiveness of Federal information dissemination activities in the fields of renewable energy resources and energy conservation with the objective of developing and promoting better public understanding of these resources and their potential uses, the Secretary shall— (1) take affirmative steps to coordinate all of the activities of the Department of Energy, whether conducted by the Department itself or by other public or private entities with assistance from the Department, which are aimed at or involve the dissemination of information with respect to renewable energy resources or energy conservation, and Annual report to (2) report annually to the Congress on the status of such Congress. activities, including a description of how the information dissemination activities and services of the Department of Energy in the fields of renewable energy resources and energy conservation are being coordinated with similar or related activities and services of other Federal agencies. ESTABLISHMENT OF LIFE-CYCLE ENERGY COSTS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS 42 USC 8255.

Ssc. 405. Section 545(a)(l) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof the following: ", using the sum of all capital and operating expenses associated with the energy system of the building involved over the expected life of such system or during a period of 25 years, whichever is shorter, and using marginal fuel costs as determined by the Secretary and a discount rate of 7 per centum per year" ENERGY SELF-SUFFICIENCY INITIATIVES

Program establishment. 42 USC 7374.

SEC. 403. (a) There is hereby established under the direction of the Secretary a 3-year pilot energy self-sufficiency program to demon-