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FAR Council Calls for Info on Public Disclosure of Contractor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council seeks public comment on a proposed rule that calls for information on the public disclosure of government contractors’ greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategies. Anne Rung, Ali Zaidi and Christine Harada wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the proposed rule will focus on the federal government’s supply chain …

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White House Plans EO for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The administration is working with federal agencies and private-sector suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a new executive order from President Barack Obama that seeks to further efforts to address climate change. The Office of the Press Secretary announced Thursday that Obama will mandate a 40 percent decrease in …

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Working Group Issues Govt Greenhouse Gas Accounting Guidance

The Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases has issued updated guidance designed to bolster the government’s methodology for how to account and track GHGs. Howard Shelanski, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator, and Jay Shambaugh, Council of Economic Advisers member, wrote in a blog post published Friday the …

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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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EPA Addresses Greenhouse Gases

After considerable research and about 450,000 public comments, the Environmental Protection Agency has established thresholds for greenhouse gases. The EPA yesterday announced a final rule to address greenhouse gases emissions. The approach will consider large facilities such as power plants and other stationary sources, which are responsible for 70 percent …

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DOE Announces $72M Carbon Capture R&D Effort; Steven Winberg Quoted

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $72 million in funds to 27 projects for the development of carbon capture technologies meant to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Eighteen projects will receive $21 million to build materials and technologies designed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, DOE said Tuesday.

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Boeing Expands Renewable Energy Initiative; Chris Raymond, Beth Schryer Quoted

Chris Raymond

Boeing has entered into a multi-state agreement to purchase carbon-neutral power for its Chicago headquarters and sites in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The purchase will expand Boeing’s  initiative to power worksites and manufacturing facilities using 100 percent renewable electricity. "These actions reflect Boeing’s commitment to innovate and operate to make the word better,” said Boeing’s chief sustainability officer Chris Raymond.

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Jacobs Wins Contract to Provide Engineering Services to LA Metro; Ron Williams Quoted

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Jacobs has been awarded a contract under the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) solid waste, recycling and hazardous waste compliance program to provide engineering, management and design services. “Supporting LA Metro in its mission to provide leadership in sustainability within the Los Angeles region,” said Jacobs People & Places Solutions SVP West Region director Ron Williams.

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