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Postal Service's BlueEarth Program helps agencies safely clear up clutter

Many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can cause environmental damage when sent to landfills. The Postal Service's BlueEarth Recycling Program makes it convenient and safe for agencies to dispose of electronic waste.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 07:28am EST
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Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent

Obama issues order pushing gov't to boost use of renewable electricity sources by 20 percent

Friday - 12/06/2013, 02:58am EST

White House environmental policy adviser Sutley to resign

After five years as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Nancy Sutley will leave her position in February 2014. During Sutley's tenure, the Obama administration created the National Ocean Policy and Climate Action Plan.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 09:00am EST

EPA, GSA want help in applying commercial standards to green purchasing

The agencies issued draft guidelines on how best to assess non-governmental environmental standards and ecolabels already in the marketplace for use in government. Comments are due in February.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:33pm EST

Smart design can make federal offices more productive places to work

Even stodgy old federal buildings can benefit from the smart design the latest technological advances offer today's building designers.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:25pm EST
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GSA unveils new approach to office space

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions. DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative. Read the full story.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 07:48am EDT

GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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Navy outlines energy goals and investments

Dr. Richard Carlin, director of the Navy's Sea Warfare and Weapons Department in the Office of Naval Research, outlines his organization's energy goals and the Navy's increasing investments in its Energy Excelerator program.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:11pm EDT
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Navy: Training, testing may kill whales, dolphins

Navy: Training, testing may kill hundreds of whales, dolphins and injure thousands

Friday - 08/30/2013, 01:30pm EDT

From binder clips to sequester pads, one fed takes small steps to tackle big budget problems

Joseph Frankovic looked around his office at the Federal Register and saw that it was being overrun by binder clips. At a time when agencies are struggling to save budget dollars wherever they can, Frankovic saw an opportunity to make a difference - and he took it.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:43pm EDT

EPA inspires buildings to duke it out for energy-savings supremacy

The fourth annual Energy Star National Building Competition Battle of the Buildings encourages people to use the same energy-savings strategies they use at home and apply them to where they work, play and learn.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:41pm EDT
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DoD looks to deploy new fuel efficient generators in the field

The Office of Naval Research is developing a more efficient generator that uses less fuel and creates less hassle when carrying it around the battlefield.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 03:29pm EDT
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Obamas' house to get some power from sun

A promise to help power the first family's residence with the sun is finally seeing the light of day. After 30 years, solar panels are finally going back on the White House.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 10:33am EDT

Historic Congressional Cemetery enlists goats to clear grounds

For the first time, Eco-Goats will remove unwanted vegetation from a wooded area in the Historic Congressional Cemetery.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:15pm EDT

Alternative energy key to DoD's battlefield strategy

The Department of Defense is looking to utilize alternative fuel sources in order to respond to changing operational energy needs on the battlefield.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 06:52am EDT
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USPS reaches energy reduction goal ahead of schedule

USPS Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas Day said the service is on target to reach many of its sustainability goals for 2015. USPS said the decline in mail volume led to the consolidation of mail distribution centers.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 05:24pm EDT
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Air Force rolls out more aggressive energy efficiency plan

After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week's edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:17pm EDT
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LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use

The Green Building Advisory Committee recommends GSA establish the LEED certification as the governmentwide standard for all federal buildings. GSA will work with Energy and DoD to come up with the final decision.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:47am EDT
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Jobs Act & greening the government

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts take a look back at the first year of the Jobs Act, and discuss how energy companies could benefit from the government's green initiatives.
April 4, 2013

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 06:56pm EDT
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Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:54am EDT
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