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TV Energy Star Rating

As of May first, televisions that carry the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star label are now required to, on average, be 40 percent more efficient than conventional models. Available nationwide, the new sets will help consumers save more energy and money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while offering the same features and performance. The new requirements represent EPA's most stringent Energy Star TV specification to date. With more than 19 million sets with screens larger than 40 inches expected to ship to American homes this year, the new specifications also offer important savings in larger size TVs. If all televisions sold in the U.S. met the new requirements, Americans would save $2.5 billion annually in energy costs while reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions of about 3 million cars.

Tags: technology , Metting Mission Goals Through Technology , Energy Star TV

Monday - 05/10/2010, 02:23pm EDT

Obama nominates two for key administration posts

President Barack Obama announced on Thursday his intent to fill two key administration posts.

Tags: management , Tracie Stevens , Malcolm Jackson , Interior Department , nominees

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 01:29pm EDT

EPA jumping on the mobile apps bandwagon

The Environmental Protection Agency is going mobile. Learn how on this week's show.
April 29, 2010

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Linda Travers , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 12:55pm EDT
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EPA shares lessons learned about Web 2.0 policy

EPA's Director of Web Communications discusses the challenges, and benefits, of having a solid agency-wide Web 2.0 policy.

Tags: technology , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Jeffrey Levy , social media

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 03:41pm EDT
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The climate of EPA and climate change explained

U.S. energy companies and manufacturers are adamant that the Senate climate bill pre-empt the states and the EPA's Clean Air Act authority to control greenhouse gases. National Journal's Margaret Kriz Hobson, energy and environmental correspondent has details.

Tags: mngt , policy , National Journal , Margaret Kriz Hobson , Congress

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 10:30am EDT
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Regs Nix New World

What would the New World look like if Christopher Columbus had been a federal worker rather than a private contractor? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says things would probably be a lot quieter.

Tags: Mike Causey , P&B , Columbus , ICE , Border Patrol , State , DHS

Monday - 10/19/2009, 04:00am EDT

OMB's new performance framework to combine the best of the past

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Bernice Steinhardt , Sen. Tom Carper , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , GAO , CMS , FEMA , Interior , NASA , NRC , VA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Performance Improvement Council , GPRA , PART , performance management

Friday - 09/25/2009, 06:50am EDT
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EPA: Back to science

A Senate committee hears testimony on changes at the Environmental Protection Agency reversing what some consider eight years of setbacks for the agency's career scientists. The GAO notes one key database is on the road to improvement.

Tags: newsstand , Lisa Jackson , Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse , Senate Environment and Public Works Commitee

Wednesday - 06/10/2009, 07:06am EDT
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