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Army Fielding 16 Hydrogen Powered Vehicles in Hawaii

The Army revealed a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles being developed in Hawaii to reduce dependence on petroleum, DoDLive reports. The vehicles will help the Army in the Pacific to move toward a sustainable path, Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general of U.S. Army, Pacific, said. The Army is …

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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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Energy Panel: Disclose Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Drilling

Energy companies should reveal the chemicals used in a drilling technique, known as fracking, that taps previously inaccessible natural gas deposits, an Energy Department advisory panel said. The Natural Gas Subcommittee, an advisory board to Secretary Steven Chu, released its 90-day draft report Thursday on shale gas production. The panel …

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Fed Green IT Progress Not Tracked, Report Says

Most federal agencies have not created targets or baselines to measure green IT initiatives, a July 28 Government Accountability Office report says. GreenBiz.com reports the federal government will spend $79 billion this year on IT, including the purchase of roughly 1 million environmentally friendly computers and monitors. The green IT …

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Federal Contracting to go Green

Going green is no longer just a good idea. It’s a requirement — at least in future federal acquisitions. Earlier this week, Federal Times reported on a new federal acquisition regulation mandating that going forward, nearly all new contract activity, such as task and delivery orders will have meet energy-efficiency …

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GSA to Roll Out Video-chat Centers by May

The General Services Administration is building more than a dozen virtual meeting rooms in federal buildings and hopes to have them operational later this spring, a senior GSA official said recently. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner in GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services, said the agency is adding 15 additional “telepresence” …

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Energy Dept. Shuffles Staff after Departures

A number of high-level Energy Department officials announced their departures from the agency this week, casting doubt on the administration’s renewable energy efforts. Undersecretary of Energy Cathy Zoi, who oversaw energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts for the department, will head west after she leaves DOE in March for a …

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GSA Plucks New Chief Acquisition Officer from OFPP

The General Services Administration, the federal agency tasked with managing government buildings and properties, announced Thursday it has named Office of Federal Procurement Policy analyst Mindy Connolly GSA’s new chief procurement officer. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson announced the new hire in a Thursday staff memo, Government Executive reports. Connolly, a …

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GSA’s Martha Johnson on Green Goals for 2011

Writing on the White House blog, General Services Administrator Martha Johnson said 2010 was a “historic” year for the agency and its efforts to “go green,” and she provided a glimpse of what to look for in 2011. GSA took the lead in developing sustainable buildings, Johnson said, to spearhead …

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