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EPA to Issue New Greenhouse Gas Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a policy Tuesday to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants, GovExec reports. The guidelines aim to reduce power plants’ reliance on coal, which accounts for around half of the U.S.’s power supply. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson suggested limiting new fossil-fuel power plants to …

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Army Investing $800M in Energy Savings Contracts

The Army plans to invest $800 million in performance-based contracts to increase the amount of energy it saves, Federal News Radio reports. Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability, said the Army will work with contractors to build and operate energy-efficient equipment and designs, according to Federal News …

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Army Seeing Energy Efficiency as Security Issue

The Army is looking for high-tech solutions to improve its energy efficiency for soldier gear and camps, DoDBuzz reports. According to Army Secretary John McHugh, water conservation in camps could help lessen convoy runs and minimize soldier casualties. According to DoDBuzz, 70 percent of convoy loads are fuel and water …

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Pentagon Spokesman Answers Twitter Questions

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little took questions Monday; not from journalists, but from Twitter users. According to AFPS, Little answered questions from hundreds of users on topics ranging from Syria, Iran cybersecurity and Pentagon energy savings initiatives. Little said fielding the questions was a challenge and needed help to manage …

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USDA Launches Renewable Energy Webpage

The Agriculture Department has added a new website focusing on renewable energy production, research and sustainably. USDA said the new site summarizes how the department manages and develops renewable energy sources and includes several industry-specific tools. An interactive map shows where the USDA provides investment support for renewable energy initiatives. …

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Agencies Working to Cut Energy Costs

With three years left to cut energy use by one-third, budgetary threats and rising cost, the measure to save seems to be in rescuing money spent to light, heat and cool government buildings. According to a report from Federal Times, green may be the way to go since fuel costs are …

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