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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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GSA’s Casey Coleman Reports Personal, Agency Telework Benefits

Telework and mobility tools help the General Services Administration continue business as usual while its headquarters is undergoing renovations, FCW reports. GSA Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman told attendees of a Telework Exchange Town Hall meeting Monday she has experienced the benefits of teleworking first hand. Coleman said she spent four …

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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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Pentagon Awards Energy Efficiency Research Funds

The Defense Department has awarded six teams $18 million in funds to develop and implement energy savings technologies, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The Pentagon said the technologies are intended to reduce energy demand and the programs coincides with the military’s new strategy for a leaner, more agile combat force. In …

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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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