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Energy tests out hydrogen cars

The Department of Energy is testing out new hydrogen technology. Learn more about it through Federal News Radio's Greening of Government series.

Tags: Green government , hybrid cars , hydrogen vehicles , Energy , Sunita Satyapal , Patrick Serfass , National Hydrogen Association

Monday - 10/04/2010, 04:06pm EDT
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More electric cars part of GSA's sustainability plans

GSA is focused on reducing waste as much as possible, while still allowing government to be effective. Sustainability was a focus of this year's IRMCO event.

Tags: Green government , electric cars , GSA , IRMCO , Martha Johnson , Nick Nigro , Pew Center , John Buckner , management

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 01:23pm EDT

Feds have new option for getting around D.C.

OPM, GSA and DoT sign on to offer bicycle sharing through the Capital Bikeshare Program in the city. OPM bought a corporate membership for 300 employees to use the bikes to get to meetings or for exercise for up to 30 minutes for free.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Martha Johnson , Roy Kienit , OPM , DoT , GSA , Gabe Klein , Washington D.C. DoT , bikeshare program , Jason Miller , Green government , Greening of Government: people

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:15am EDT
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USPS puts green on the road

The first electric vehicle joined the Postal Service fleet in 1899, more than 100 years ago, after proving to be more efficient than a horse and buggy. USPS's Sam Pulcrano tells us how that tradition carries on today.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , innovation , sustainability , Sam Pulcrano , management

Monday - 10/04/2010, 09:08am EDT
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The Greening of Government: GSA changing the face of its fleet

The agency purchased more than 9,000 alternative fuel cars in 2010 and plans more in 2011 and beyond. GSA estimates $40 million in savings and the prevention of 340 million pounds of greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere over the next seven years because of the purchases.

Tags: management , Green government , Michael Robertson , Tony Hudson , GSA , hybrid cars , fleet management , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:10am EDT
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Survey: Feds unaware of green progress

A Federal News Radio survey of federal employees and contractors found most are optimistic about reducing the government's carbon footprint, but not many believe the efforts are making a difference. About 40 percent of the respondents say President Obama's executive order to reduce energy usage is a lot of talk and not a lot of action, and 73 percent are not familiar with their agency's sustainability plan.

Tags: management , Green government , Barack Obama , White House , Jason Miller , survey ,

Monday - 10/04/2010, 06:02am EDT