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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.

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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.

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Friday - 04/25/2014, 10:36am EDT
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McGinn: Renewable energy supports Navy's operational efficiency

Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, says the pursuit of renewable energy is not just about the Navy "going green." It supports the mission.

Tags: Dennis McGinn , Navy , DoD , biofuel , energy efficiency , renewable energy , Michael OConnell , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 02:11pm EDT
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Navy plans action this year on two large pathways to alternative fuel

Navy says the Defense Production Act and a new partnership with USDA will help it generate several hundred million gallons per year of U.S.-based biofuel. The solicitations it plans to issue over the next year are a key stepping stone to the Navy's goal of getting half its energy from alternative sources by 2020.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Defense Production Act , Thomas Hicks , Chris Tindal , biofuel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:36am EDT
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Dr. Willie Taylor, Department of the Interior

President Barack Obama wants the government to lead by example. He asks agencies to triple their use of renewable electricity sources by 2020 and get at least one-fifth of their energy from renewables. Willie Taylor, director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance at the Interior Department, explained to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how his agency plans to meet the goal.

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Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 10:41am EDT
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Maureen Sullivan, Office of the Secretary of Defense

The Defense Department names nine winners for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. They choose the winners from 33 nominations. The winners represent nine different categories and six subject areas. Maureen Sullivan, director of environment, safety and occupational health at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, discusses a few of the highlights of the winners with In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 04:51pm EDT
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Agencies celebrate Earth Day with hashtags, 'selfies'

From selfies to hashtags, agencies have asked Americans to actively participate in Earth Day by using social media.

Tags: Earth Day , social media , technology , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 09:56am EDT

Dianna Parker, Communications Specialist, Marine Debris Program

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has covered hundreds of thousands miles of ocean, and the plane still hasn't turned up. But the search has highlighted a growing problem in the oceans: giant blobs of garbage. The Marine Debris Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tracks the problem. The program's mission is to protect and conserve the marine environment and natural resources. Spokesperson Dianna Parker says trash often gets caught in gyres.

Tags: Dianna Parker , NOAA , Marine Debris Program , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:33am EDT
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