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Green Government News

Energy tests out hydrogen cars

The Department of Energy is testing out new hydrogen technology. Learn more about it through Federal News Radio's Greening of Government series.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 04:06pm EDT
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USPS puts green on the road

The first electric vehicle joined the Postal Service fleet in 1899, more than 100 years ago, after proving to be more efficient than a horse and buggy. USPS's Sam Pulcrano tells us how that tradition carries on today.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 09:08am EDT
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The Greening of Government: GSA changing the face of its fleet

The agency purchased more than 9,000 alternative fuel cars in 2010 and plans more in 2011 and beyond. GSA estimates $40 million in savings and the prevention of 340 million pounds of greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere over the next seven years because of the purchases.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:10am EDT
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Survey: Feds unaware of green progress

A Federal News Radio survey of federal employees and contractors found most are optimistic about reducing the government's carbon footprint, but not many believe the efforts are making a difference. About 40 percent of the respondents say President Obama's executive order to reduce energy usage is a lot of talk and not a lot of action, and 73 percent are not familiar with their agency's sustainability plan.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:02am EDT

Tips to make your agency more green

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of dos and don'ts when it comes to making your agency or company more green.

Friday - 10/01/2010, 05:18pm EDT

Greening of Government Resource Page

A list of important resources for agencies and contractors interested in the greening of government.

Friday - 10/01/2010, 04:14pm EDT

GSA and Metropolis magazine challenge: Remodel federal building to have zero environmental impact

The General Services Administration and Metropolis magazine pose this challenge to designers and architects: Take a 1960s federal office building and redesign it to have zero environmental impact.

Friday - 10/01/2010, 12:40pm EDT

NNSA breaks ground in many ways

Imagine moving just eight miles and saving about $100 million per year. The NNSA's Mark Holecek has details on how his agency's doing it.

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Agencies have plans, now will go green

The White House releases 56 agency sustainability plans showing how the government will meet an assortment of energy efficiency goals. Federal Environmental Executive Michelle Moore said ideas run the gamut from recycling to computer power management. The administration is hosting the GreenGov Symposium in October to help educate and promote agency goals.

Monday - 09/13/2010, 06:24am EDT
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Energy contracts help agencies reach green goals

DoE set up Energy Savings Performance Contracts with several different companies to work under a share-in-savings approach to reduce agency utility bills. Agencies do not have to pay upfront costs to move electricity or other infrastructure away from fossil fuels. The contracts could help agencies meet the White House's carbon footprint and greenhouse goals.

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 06:59am EDT
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Sammies nominee creates eco-friendly building

A building that runs on almost no energy. It's not magic, it's called a net zero building -- and the Energy Department can now boast of creating the world's largest.

Monday - 08/16/2010, 05:11pm EDT
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Energy hopes green roofs spread like weeds

What's white and green and efficient all over? DOE hopes it's your roof.

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Bill to safeguard investment In green buildings passes in Senate

The Senate unanimously passed the bill.

Friday - 07/23/2010, 11:27am EDT

Carper pushes energy efficiency standards

Legislation calls for agencies to adopt computer power savings techniques, implement advanced metering technology and create energy data standards.

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 07:14pm EDT

GOVgreen: Sustainability in the Federal Government

All Federal agencies are required to submit annual Sustainability Plans starting in June 2010. The plans must outline how the agency will meet the mandates of Executive Order 13514 to conserve more, consume less and substantially reduce its carbon footprint. In this interview, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) will talk about the key components of Sustainability Plans, including implementation, monitoring and challenges.

Monday - 05/31/2010, 10:26pm EDT
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GSA aims for a zero carbon footprint

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 06:48pm EDT
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GSA's FAS outlines details of paperless plan

WFED's Jason Miller reports from the Coalition for Government Procurement Conference.

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 05:32pm EDT
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Agencies greener on this 40th Earth Day

The President's executive order about creating a greener government is on its way to being a year old. What's changed since last October?

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Green government already shining in Denver

President Obama was in Denver Tuesday to sign The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, known to most of us as the stimulus bill. That bill includes money for alternative energy, but federal buildings at the Denver Federal Center (DFC) are already using alternative energy

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 08:36pm EST
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