ERIC Number: ED221912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
School, Government, and Energy Interactions.
Canipe, Stephen L.
This document examines three major federal statutes affecting school energy conservation, describes laws and regulations enacted in North Carolina to promote school energy conservation, and touches on possible energy options open to schools. The federal laws discussed are the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, dealing with the establishment of plans for energy conservation by the president and requiring enactment of state energy conservation measures; the Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976, encouraging and facilitating the application of energy conservation and renewable energy measures in new and existing buildings, among other provisions; and the National Energy Conservation Policy Act of 1978, providing funds directly to the states for initiation of energy conservation procedures. The 17 provisions of the North Carolina State Plan for obtaining federal grant moneys for energy conservation measures are detailed next. The remainder of the document consists primarily of a consideration of the feasibility, relevance, and potential impact on schools of energy conservation rules, regulations, and guidelines established by North Carolina. Particular attention is paid to the building code adopted by the state in 1978, the state board of education's regulations regarding transportation and building operation, and the nature of electricity rates applicable to schools. (PGD)
Descriptors: Costs, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Fuel Consumption, Policy Formation, Public Policy, School Buildings, State Action, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State Standards, Student Transportation
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Energy Conservation and Production Act 1976; Energy Policy; Energy Policy and Conservation Act 1975; National Energy Conservation Policy Act; North Carolina; Rules and Regulations
Note: Presented in partial fulfillment of requirements for Political Science degree at Duke University.