Tag Archives: renewable energy

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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GSA to Hold Solar Challenge Industry Day

The General Services Administration will hold an industry day on Nov. 13 at its Washington headquarters to introduce the federal government’s solar challenge program to potential participants. The White House has directed federal agencies and military installations to deploy solar renewable energy at federal sites across the national capital region under the Capital Solar …

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John Kerry: US Could Open $6T Renewable Energy Market Through Grid Updates

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. could modernize its nationwide electricity infrastructure and facilitate wider adoption of energy, moves he believes could help open up a $6 trillion renewable energy market, Reuters reported Monday. Valerie Volcovici writes that Kerry brought up the idea of a national transmission system to energy distributors increase …

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Obama Urges Europe to Diversify Energy for Secure Supply

President Barack Obama has called on his European counterparts to move toward diversifying their countries’ energy portfolio to secure regional supply, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Justin Sink writes that Obama noted the crisis in Ukraine underscored what he sees as the importance of having independent energy. Obama urged leaders to …

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GSA, Army Kick Off Arizona Solar Power Project With Private Sector’s Help

The General Services Administration, U.S. Army, E.ON Climate & Renewables and Tucson Electric Power are collaborating on a renewable energy project to construct a solar photovoltaic system to power Fort Huachuca, Ariz. GSA said Friday the installation will cover 155 acres of land and work to generate more than 18 megawatts to provide nearly 25 …

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Army Taps GIS Technology for Green Energy Program

The U.S. Army Environmental Command has developed a “clear parcels” analytics tool to help the Energy Initiatives Task Force identify areas within military bases the command believes could be suitable for renewable energy initiatives. The agency created the methodology using geospatial data from the Army Mapper database, georeferenced information from the …

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Ernest Moniz: DOE to Offer $4B for Renewable Energy, Efficient Energy Projects

The Energy Department has released a draft solicitation for U.S.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with loan guarantees of up to $4 billion. DOE said Wednesday the Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantee solicitation aims to support technologies in the areas of advanced grid integration and storage, drop-in biofuels, waste-to-energy, …

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