National Energy Conservation Policy Act

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National Energy Conservation Policy Act
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles National Energy Conservation Policy Act of 1978
Long title An Act for the relief of Jack R. Misner.
Acronyms (colloquial) NECPA
Nicknames Federal Photovoltaic Utilization Act
Enacted by the 95th United States Congress
Effective November 9, 1978
Public law 95-619
Statutes at Large 92 Stat. 3206
Acts amended Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
Titles amended 42 U.S.C.: Public Health and Social Welfare
U.S.C. sections created 42 U.S.C. ch. 91 § 8201 et seq.
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House as H.R. 5037 by Jack Kemp (RNY) on March 14, 1977
  • Committee consideration by House Ways and Means, Senate Finance
  • Passed the House on July 18, 1978 (Passed)
  • Passed the Senate on September 13, 1978 (Passed, in lieu of inserted S. 2057, amended S. 701, & certain provisions of H.R. 8444)
  • Reported by the joint conference committee on October 6. 1978; agreed to by the Senate on October 9, 1978 (86-3) and by the House on October 14, 1978 (231-168)
  • Signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on November 9, 1978

The National Energy Conservation Policy Act of 1978 (NECPA, Pub.L. 95–619, 92 Stat. 3206, enacted November 9, 1978) is a United States statute which was enacted as part of the National Energy Act.

The H.R. 5037 legislation was passed by the 95th U.S. Congressional session and enacted into law by the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter on November 9, 1978.[1]

Energy demand management programs had been legislated earlier in California and Wisconsin as early as 1975.

Amendments to 1978 Act

Chronological amendments to the National Energy Conservation Policy Act.

Date of Enactment Public Law Number U.S. Statute Citation U.S. Legislative Bill U.S. Presidential Administration
August 3, 1982 P.L. 97-229 96 Stat. 248 S. 2332 Ronald Reagan
August 29, 1986 P.L. 99-413 100 Stat. 944 H.R. 4843 Ronald Reagan
March 17, 1987 P.L. 100-12 101 Stat. 103 S. 83 Ronald Reagan
June 28, 1988 P.L. 100-357 102 Stat. 671 S. 2167 Ronald Reagan
November 5, 1988 P.L. 100-615 102 Stat. 3185 S. 1382 Ronald Reagan

See also

Energy management
Energy policy of the United States
Home automation
Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978


  1. ^ Gerhard Peters; John T. Woolley. "Jimmy Carter: "National Energy Bills Remarks on Signing H.R. 4018, H.R. 5263, H.R. 5037, H.R. 5146, and H.R. 5289 Into Law. ," November 9, 1978". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara. Retrieved 16 July 2016.

External links

  • "National Energy Policy: An Agenda for Analysis". U.S. GAO ~ EMD-77-16. U.S. Government Accountability Office. January 27, 1977.
  • "Energy Policy Decisionmaking, Organization, and National Energy Goals" (PDF). U.S. GAO ~ EMD-77-31. U.S. Government Accountability Office. March 24, 1977.
  • "Energy: Issues Facing the 95th Congress" (PDF). U.S. GAO ~ EMD-77-34. U.S. Government Accountability Office. April 28, 1977.
  • "U.S. Energy Conservation Could Benefit from Experiences of Other Countries" (PDF). U.S. GAO ~ ID-78-4. U.S. Government Accountability Office. January 10, 1978.
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