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EPA Awards Small Business Tech R&D Funds; April Richards Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $2 million to 25 companies for research and development initiatives, the agency announced Tuesday. Awardees submitted research proposals for monitoring and treating water, building green, reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution monitoring, among other areas. EPA said this is the first phase of the Small …

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Groups Pushing GSA To Change Green Building Rating System

Industry and lawmakers want the General Services Administration to consider changing its green building standards, Federal Times’ Andy Medici writes. According to the report, the government is reviewing its green standards, shaping how building greenness will be measured and how to spend federal funding on construction over the next five …

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EPA, Commerce Partnering To Promote Environmental Exports, Jobs

The Commerce Department and the Environmental Protection Agency launched an effort Monday as part of an initiative to expand the U.S. environmental industry’s global presence. EPA recently held a Technology Market Summit, where Administrator Lisa Jackson and Commerce Secretary John Bryson detailed their agencies’ environmental technology and job creation efforts. …

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GSA to Launch New Contractor E-Waste Disposal Policy

The General Services Administration is expected to release a new electronic waste disposal policy for government contractors, The Wall Street Journal reports. The policy will require contractors to dispose e-waste through federal-approved recyclers and prohibit them from dumping computers and other electronics in landfills. The GSA’s motive is to prevent …

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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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GSA Announces Energy Retrofit Project for 30 Federal Buildings

The General Services Administration has launched a project challenging private energy service companies to improve energy efficiency at 30 federal buildings, Fedccoop reports. GSA’s Deep Retrofit Challenge is in response President Obama’s Dec. 2, 2011 memorandum on energy savings projects. The president directed agencies to award at least $2 billion …

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Army Releases New Renewable Energy Draft RFP

The Army has released a new draft request for proposals for renewable energy projects, Federal News Radio reports. The move is part of the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force, which focuses on creating large renewable energy projects on Army bases. The Army is looking for $7 billion in private investments …

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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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GAO: Four Agencies Hold 60% of Federal Energy Initiatives

A majority of the federal government’s renewable energy initiatives stem from four federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO found the Interior, Agriculture, Defense and Energy departments to be responsible for 60 percent of government energy initiatives in 2010. Auditors reviewed energy practices of 23 agencies and 130 …

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