#27 – Energy Policy Conservation Act
December 22, 1975
President Gerald R. Ford signs the Energy Policy Conservation Act (EPCA). The act’s primary goals are to increase energy production and supply, reduce energy demand, provide energy efficiency, and give the executive branch additional powers to respond to disruptions in energy supply. Most notably, EPCA establishes the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products, and Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations.