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US to train veterans to install solar panels

The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030.

Tags: workforce , veterans , USDA

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 11:00am EDT

Army focuses energy investments on soldier power

The Army says the alternative and renewable energy industry should not look to the military as a giant source of investment capital for new technologies. But there are a few exceptions to that rule.

Tags: DoD , Army , industry , Richard Kidd , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:02am EDT
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Agencies use of renewable energy at all-time high

Agencies released sustainability scorecards showing progress toward green goals. Overall, agencies have exceeded goals and reduced greenhouse gases, pollution and waste and increased renewables.

Tags: OMB , White House , energy efficiency , sustainability plans , management , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Monday - 07/28/2014, 06:20am EDT

GSA task force plans for future net-zero energy buildings

The General Services Administration's Net-Zero Energy Task Group is planning to produce a draft letter with clear goals and guidance for net-zero energy buildings by this September.

Tags: Net Zero Energy , GSA , NZEB , NZEB Task Group , DoE , technology , Stephanie Wasko ,

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:50pm EDT

Postal Service searches for solutions to its gas-guzzler problem

The U.S. Postal Service is looking at greener, more efficient vehicle options while waiting for funds to replace its outdated fleet.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , Tom Day , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:02pm EDT
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USPS lacks funds to replace aging mail delivery trucks

The Postal Service's mail delivery vehicles are in dire need of replacement, but the agency doesn't have enough money to buy a new fleet. In a new report, the USPS Inspector General said the agency's current fleet will only allow it to sustain delivery operations through fiscal 2017.

Tags: oversight , USPS , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 10:58am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army broke ground last week on what will become the Defense Department's largest solar energy project ever. The Fort Huachuca, Ariz., solar project will provide the Army with renewable energy at no additional cost to the government. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the Army sets aside dozens of acres of southern Arizona land for the solar panels. In exchange for the land, a local utility company will build and operate them. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD ,

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 09:44am EDT
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Army breaks ground on DoD's biggest solar project to date

The Fort Huachuca, Ariz., solar project will provide the Army with renewable energy at no additional cost to the government. The solar panels are expected to provide 18 megawatts of electricity, enough to light a small-sized city.

Tags: DoD , Army , Fort Huachuca , Katherine Hammack , Amanda Simpson , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 04:12am EDT
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Amanda Simpson, Executive Director for Energy Initiatives Task Force, Army

The Army breaks ground Friday on a giant solar array at sunny Fort Huachuca in Arizona. Once built, it will provide about a quarter of the energy needed to power the mid-sized base. It will be the largest solar project in the military's portfolio for a while. Amanda Simpson, executive director for the U.S. Army's Energy Initiatives Task Force, described the scope of the project to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Army , Amanda Simpson ,

Friday - 04/25/2014, 10:36am EDT
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