CHAPTER 746

FORMERLY

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 49

TO ADOPT ENERGY CONSERVATION AS A STATE POLICY AND TO SET GOALS FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the energy crisis has dictated that all users of energy must conserve energy; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Government has failed to adopt an energy policy, it is the responsibility of the States to provide the leadership in setting energy conservation goals and establishing energy conservation programs.

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 128th General Assembly, the Senate and the Governor concurring therein, that the State of Delaware adopt the conservation of energy as an official policy.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State of Delaware, as a major energy user, set an example by:

(I) Reducing energy use in state buildings.

(2) Designing all new buildings and renovations to be energy saving.

(3) Giving consideration to energy conservation and life cycle costing in all its purchasing.

(4) Disposing of all items in an energy conserving manner.

(5) Reducing energy use by state operated vehicles by

(a) purchasing more efficient vehicles,

(b) driving fewer miles,

(c) encouraging car pools, and (d)

observing 55 mph maximum speed limits.

(6) Completing, as rapidly as possible, the Delaware Reclaimation Center which will, among other things, make fuel pellets to be used as a substitute for imported oil in generating electricity.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be distributed to all Divisions and Agencies and brought to the attention of all State employees.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all State employees are requested to extend their fullest cooperation and show ingenuity to conserve energy in all their activities.

Approved July 7, 1976