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White House issues guidance to measure agencies' greenhouse gas emissions

The White House Council on Environmental Quality on Wednesday issued guidance detailing how departments should go about developing a baseline measurement for greenhouse gas emissions. Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the council, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller about how the guidance will help agencies achieve this goal.

Tags: White House Council on Environmental Quality , Greening of Government: buildings , green government , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 06:56pm EDT
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White House launches 4-pillar smart grid plan

The Obama administration released its policy framework for modernizing the nation's electric grid Monday. As has been the case in national strategies on other topics the White House has released recently, the administration wants the federal government to emphasize its role as a facilitator and standards author rather than a regulator.

Tags: White House , technology , cybersecurity , industry , Smart Grid , John Holdren , OSTP , Department of Energy , Stephen Chu , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/13/2011, 09:02pm EDT

White House hands out awards for green efforts

Subhead: Administration honors sustainability efforts by seven agencies with the 2010 GreenGov Presidential awards.

Tags: green government , management , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , NARA , VA , Forest Service , Energy , NIST , HHS , DoD , 2010 GreenGov Presidential Awards , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:03pm EDT

White House's Sutley sees new greener mindset

Council on Environmental Quality issues new guidance giving agencies instructions to measure greenhouse gas emissions. Council chair Nancy Sutley said the directive includes approaches used inside and out of government. Agencies have until January 2011 to complete an initial baseline inventory.

Tags: management , green government , Tom Vilsack , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , USDA , GreenGov Symposium , greenhouse gas emissions , Executive Order 13514 , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: people

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:09am EDT
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GSA, Energy going alternative to run its buildings

DoE wants to make all of its roofs white or light color to help reduce the amount of heat buildings absorb. GSA is testing solar panels, geo-thermal and solar chimneys in different buildings around the country. The goal is to help reduce the government's $25 billion annual energy bill.

Tags: green government , management , Steven Chu , Robert Peck , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , GSA , Energy , Green buildings , GreenGov Symposium , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:30am EDT
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Kundra says reducing data centers takes a village

Agency strategies to consolidate data centers are due to OMB by Aug. 30. Kundra says his office will approve them by Dec. 31. He advises agencies that this is more than a technology initiative.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , CIO Council , Council on Environmental Quality , data center consolidation , sustainability , real estate , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 06:30am EDT
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