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White House Forms Public-Private Partnership for Climate Preparedness

The White House has established a public-private partnership comprising federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to provide information and tools in support of domestic and international climate preparedness efforts. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness seeks to identify priority-information needs, expand access to data and develop an open-source platform for climate data sharing, the White …

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Panel Recommends LEED System to Measure Building Sustainability; Kevin Kampschroer Comments

An advisory panel has recommended the federal government adopt the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system as the primary standard for measuring federal buildings’ sustainability, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes the General Services Administration has required a LEED Gold certification for all new government construction projects since …

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OMB Finds Many Agencies Missing 30% Energy Reduction Goal

The Defense Department will likely miss a federal mandate to cut 30 percent of energy use at its facilities by 2015, according to Office of Management and Budget estimates. Federal Times reports OMB found the Pentagon is one of several departments that are falling short of energy efficiency and sustainability …

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Katherine Hammack: Army Invested $209M in Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Army is more than halfway in its goal to invest $384 million in energy savings initiatives over two years, a lead Army official told the Army News Service. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, told ANS the Army has invested $208.8 million in the programs …

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Senate Strikes Pentagon Green Fuel Ban From Defense Bill

The Senate voted 62-37 Wednesday to eliminate language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would have prevented the Pentagon from purchasing biofuels if they cost more than petroleum, Reuters reports. David Alexander writes the House’s version of the NDAA contains limits on biofuels and lawmakers must reconcile the two …

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Pentagon Putting $9B Into Energy Strategy; Panetta, Burke Comment

The Defense Department is investing $9 billion over the next five fiscal years in initiatives for addressing energy security and diversifying energy supplies, the department announced Wednesday. For fiscal 2013, the department is setting aside $1.6 billion for the operational energy strategy. Secretary Leon Panetta said in the announcement that …

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Energy Awarding $104M Clean Energy Tech Grants To Small Firms

The Energy Department will award $102 million in grants to 104 small businesses in order to develop clean energy technologies, Secretary Steven Chu announced Wednesday. DOE said the grants will help companies in 26 states focus on making technologies that have potential in commercial markets and for creating jobs. The goal …

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