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USDA eyes airports for alternative energy production

Travis DeVault, project leader for USDA's National Wildlife Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the project.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:31am EDT
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Navy opens first LEED Platinum facility

Navy officials cut the ribbon on the$11.2 million Naval Operational Support Center Phoenix at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. on March 30.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:09pm EDT

Navy divides focus between energy efficiencies, alternative fuels

The military may be the biggest user of energy in the federal government, but the Navy is doing its part to lessen the load, according to Tom Hicks, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Navy opens its first alternative fueling station

Naval Facilities Engineering Command opened the first of three planned stations that pump E-85, a fuel made up mostly of ethanol. The Navy Secretary said he wants the service to cut is use of petroleum fuel by 50 percent and set a deadline of 2015.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:41am EDT

Agencies to follow new greenhouse gas guidance

Based on lessons learned over the last two years, new guidance is coming to help agencies refine their greenhouse gas efforts.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 11:55am EDT
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Army drafts RFP to attract renewable energy projects

Army would agree to buy energy from private plants on Army land but cut the plants off from the electric grid in the event of an emergency. The final solicitation could be out by this spring.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Tool helps agencies cut costs on green gov goals

Agencies have an April 20 deadline to join a renewable energy certificate (REC) solicitation that can help them save money on reaching green goals.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:22am EDT
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Rising gas prices add more volatility to DoD budget

The services are spending $31 million more every time oil prices increased $1 a barrel. The unexpected increase in costs is forcing the Pentagon to take even a deeper dive to find areas to save or avoid spending on in both the short and long term. DoD sees improved acquisitions as a major area for further potential spending reductions.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 10:09am EST
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Treasury's paperless initiative means no more paper benefit checks

Those who are already receiving paper checks for federal benefit payments have until March 1, 2013, to sign up for direct deposit or direct express.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 10:23am EST
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Agencies under new orders to recycle electronics

Agencies will have to take new steps to ensure electronics, such as computers and copiers, are reused or recycled and do not end up in landfills, according to a governmentwide bulletin the General Services Administration issued Thursday.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:21pm EST
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DoD initiative will save fuel, improve security

Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:06pm EST
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EPA recognizes DoD bases for energy savings

Gary McNeil, a co-manager of EPA's Combined Heat and Power Program, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss an award for energy savings earned by two military bases.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:36pm EST
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Army's Fort Bliss finding cost-savings in green performance contracts

Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:00pm EST
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Interior employees can now access network on mobile devices

Interior Department launches new portal that allows employees to access the agency's internal network using their own mobile devices. Starting today, employees can use a tablet or smartphone to record time and attendance.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 12:13pm EST
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DoD awards $18M for battlefield energy reduction programs

One objective of the program is to reach new contractors, primarily small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:26pm EST

New generation of feds advancing telework, expert says

Tom Simmons, an expert on federal telework initiatives and vice president for Federal Systems at Citrix Systems, says that while the Telework Enhancement Act made greater mobility a mandate, a cultural shift in the workforce may be a driving factor behind an increase teleworking.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:37am EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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State of the Union: What was in it for feds?

President Barack Obama hit on some issues important to federal employees during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, including his push for a reorganization of some federal agencies. But, he also called for the creation of two new "units" to help fight counterfeit goods and financial fraud.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 01:18am EST
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GSA tool helps agencies measure greenhouse gas emissions

Jennifer Hazelman, who manages GSA's Carbon Footprint Tool, explains how a simple commuter survey can help agencies find ways ways to reduce greenhouse gases at their work site or facility.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:00pm EST
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Navy breaks ground on second-largest federal solar project

The Navy has signed a deal to start funneling green energy to its largest base. Instead of costing money, the project will save money, Navy and industry officials say.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:08am EST
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