GW Hosts White House GreenGov Dialogue

September 11, 2015

On September 11th, the GW Sustainability Collaborative and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) hosted a GreenGov Dialogue as part of a yearlong collaboration between GW and CEQ to advance sustainability efforts across the Federal Government.

Bringing together key representatives from the public, private, and NGO sectors, the Dialogue provided critical insights on emerging Federal sustainability efforts, including a frank discussion about ways in which Federal agencies may utilize power purchase agreements (such as the model agreement GW completed with Duke Energy Renewables in June 2014) to meet Executive Order 13693, which requires the Federal Government to obtain 30 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

In addition, the engaging discussion focused on how the Federal Government can create an additional demand-pull for renewable energy, particularly given the pending expiration of tax incentives.

The Dialogue also served to provide valuable content for GW’s efforts to develop training materials, including case study materials to aid Federal managers seeking to learn about renewable energy opportunities.