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Navy divides focus between energy efficiencies, alternative fuels

The military may be the biggest user of energy in the federal government, but the Navy is doing its part to lessen the load, according to Tom Hicks, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy.

Tags: Tom Hicks , Navy , Green government , Agency of the Month , Francis Rose , Energy

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Army on track to double President's energy-saving contracting goal

Army officials announced the service is on track to more than double a Presidential goal for investments in energy efficiency projects. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability Richard Kidd, said the Army would likely invest $800 million in performance-based contracts over the next two years to realize energy savings and efficiencies at its multitude of bases and facilities.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , renewable energy , energy efficiency , Energy , Richard Kidd , Army , technology , Green government

Monday - 03/26/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Navy opens its first alternative fueling station

Naval Facilities Engineering Command opened the first of three planned stations that pump E-85, a fuel made up mostly of ethanol. The Navy Secretary said he wants the service to cut is use of petroleum fuel by 50 percent and set a deadline of 2015.

Tags: Navy , Green government , Hawaii , alternative fuel , ethanol , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:41am EDT

Agencies to follow new greenhouse gas guidance

Based on lessons learned over the last two years, new guidance is coming to help agencies refine their greenhouse gas efforts.

Tags: White House Council on Environmental Quality , Nancy Sutley , Green government , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 11:55am EDT
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Army drafts RFP to attract renewable energy projects

Army would agree to buy energy from private plants on Army land but cut the plants off from the electric grid in the event of an emergency. The final solicitation could be out by this spring.

Tags: DoD , Army , renewable energy , continuity of operations , Katherine Hammack , Jared Serbu , Green government , industry , contracting , John Lushetsky

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Tool helps agencies cut costs on green gov goals

Agencies have an April 20 deadline to join a renewable energy certificate (REC) solicitation that can help them save money on reaching green goals.

Tags: Randy Manion , Western Area Power Administration , Energy , EPA , Tracy Logan , Federal Drive , Green government , renewable energy

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:22am EDT
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Agencies under new orders to recycle electronics

Agencies will have to take new steps to ensure electronics, such as computers and copiers, are reused or recycled and do not end up in landfills, according to a governmentwide bulletin the General Services Administration issued Thursday.

Tags: technology , Janet Dobbs , e-waste , Martha Johnson , GSA , National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship , Green government

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:21pm EST
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DoD initiative will save fuel, improve security

Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , Sharon Burke , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Army , Marine Corps , Green government , energy savings

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:06pm EST
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EPA recognizes DoD bases for energy savings

Gary McNeil, a co-manager of EPA's Combined Heat and Power Program, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss an award for energy savings earned by two military bases.

Tags: technology , Green government , renewable energy , Gary McNeil , EPA , DoD , military bases , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:36pm EST
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Army's Fort Bliss finding cost-savings in green performance contracts

Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.

Tags: DoD , Richard Kidd , Army , Fort Bliss , Green government , contracting , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:00pm EST
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