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State aims to cut power waste on all agency computers

Gerry Caron, with the State Department's Information Resource Management Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the department's goal of cutting power waste on its computers.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:37pm EST
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Air Force reducing energy consumption in the air, on bases

The Air Force is hungry for energy like no agency in the federal government. The service's top energy official says they're trying to have a smaller appetite without hindering their mission.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:06am EST
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Report: DoD bases potential hotbeds for solar development

A new Defense Department report finds solar-power development on military bases and installations in the Western United States could generate as much solar energy as seven nuclear power plants. By working with private industry and renting out unused land on bases to serve as energy testbeds, the department could reap as much as $100 in revenue and reduced energy costs and rent payments. DoD spends $4 billion a year on energy costs.

Monday - 01/16/2012, 08:08am EST

Air Force, EPA partner for greener base cleanups

The Air Force and EPA signed a memorandum of understanding last month to conduct environmental footprint analyses on Air Force installations in the Pacific Southwest Region.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 09:31am EST
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Opportunities in federal construction despite cuts to building funds

Marco Giamberardino, senior director of the Associated General Contractors of America's federal and heavy construction division, outlines the winners and losers of the FY2012 budget for federal construction.

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 10:47am EST
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US Forest Service OKs 15-turbine Vt. wind project

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the construction of 15 wind turbines in southern Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 06:17pm EST

FBI computer won't be ready for use until May 2012

FBI's Sentinel program, which aimed to create a paperless case management system, was supposed to be completed by December 2009.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 02:03pm EST

PTO ends one fast-track approval program, extends another

As it prepares to implement the changes enacted by a sweeping patent reform bill, the Patent and Trademark Office is ending one of the temporary fast-track programs it created to clear out its backlog of patent applications. Another is being extended.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 05:29am EST
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Federal buildings, old and new, go green

Treasury's building, DoD's Mark Center both get LEED Gold certification. Treasury expects to save $3.5 million by improving how the structures uses energy. DoD expects its new building to use 45 percent less water.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:26am EST
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DLA helps Navy power ships on algae, cooking oil

Bruce Blank, the energy director of the DLA's bulk petroleum business unit, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the procurement process of a new biofuel contract with the Navy.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:30pm EST
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The government's efforts to go green

Roger Platt of the U.S. Green Building Council, joins host Debra Roth to talk about what the government is doing to be more environmentally friendly.
December 16, 2011

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:42pm EST
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Algae-powered Navy destroyer part of capability-driven energy strategy

Rear Adm. Phillip Cullom joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new step in the Navy's green energy efforts at sea.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:43pm EST
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GAO: Green building projects lack performance measures

GAO examined 94 federal projects run by 11 agencies. Three agencies oversaw a majority of these projects the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 10:24am EST
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EPA and Army partner for Net Zero effort

The Army is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency to makes its bases more sustainable as part of its Net Zero initiative.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:04am EST
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Obama commits to $2B in energy upgrades to federal buildings

Agencies must look for projects to enter into Energy Savings Performance Contracts over the next two years. The effort will cost the government no upfront money. The contractors pay for the energy efficiencies and get paid by the utility savings the department receives. The Army, the Air Force and GSA already are using these contracts.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 05:28am EST
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Army to meet renewable energy goals through predictability

The Energy Initiatives Task Force held its first industry day to explain how it wants to get green energy projects built on installations. The Army must receive 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The task force will develop an acquisition strategy and a new multiple-award contract over the next year.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:30am EDT
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GSA guide to ensure electronics are green to the end

The government's new strategy on electronic stewardship said no federal electronics should end up in a landfill. Agencies should make sure their computers, monitors and other equipment is reused whenever possible and eventually recycled by a certified company. The Government Services Administration will publish guidance in February.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 02:11pm EDT
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DISA headquarters earns LEED Gold

The complex in Ft. Meade, Md., received the second-highest environmental building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 05:28pm EDT

Public Buildings Service takes up Net Zero Challenge

Bob Peck, commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service, says his agency is leading by example in energy efficiency.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 10:46am EDT
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New Energy program helps agencies meet efficiency goals

Tim Unruh, program manager at the Energy Department's Federal Energy Management Program, shared tips on how agencies can become more energy efficient.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 03:17pm EDT
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