National Energy Conservation Policy Act

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National Energy Conservation Policy Act of 1978
Great Seal of the United States
Acronyms (colloquial) NECPA
Enacted by the 95th United States Congress
Public law Pub. L. No. 95-619
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as H.R. 5037 by Rep. Jack Kent (R-NY) on March 14, 1977
  • Passed the House on July 18, 1977 (voice vote)
  • Passed the Senate on September 13, 1977 (voice vote)
  • Reported by the joint conference committee on October 13, 1977; 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.

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

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