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News Archives - 2010

January

C-SPAN: National Press Club Newsmakers Committee on Energy Efficiency
Clean Skies: Greening the Government
Cutting the Federal Government's Energy Bill: An Examination of Executive Order 13514
Obama Admin Calls for Boost in Federal Agency Buying Power
Two Federal Agencies Rank in the Top 15 Green Power Purchases

February

CEQ: Steps to Modernize and Reinvigorate NEPA
Western REC Solicitation Helps Agencies Meet EPAct 2005 Requirements
U.S. Utilities Spent $5.3 Billion on Energy Efficiency Programs in 2009
GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Comprehensive Professional Energy Services

March

White House: Agencies Should Weigh GHG Emissions in NEPA Reviews
NREL Finds U.S. Wind Energy Potential Larger than Previously Estimated
Navy Awards $200 Million for 40 MW of Solar Power on Southwestern Bases
NIST Updates Discounts Rates for Federal Life-Cycle Cost Analyses
EPA, DOE Announce New Steps to Strengthen ENERGY STAR
Call for Manufacturer Updates: FEMP Standby Power Data Center Product Lists
Updated Guide to Purchasing Green Power Now Available.
GSA Doubles the Federal Hybrid Fleet, DOE Takes the Lead in Updating to Hybrids
DOE, Interior, and Army Corps of Engineers to Cooperate on Hydropower

April

FEMP Launches New Water Management E-Learning Course
Department of Energy Issues Federal Fleet Management Guidance
Federal Buildings Go Green with $4 Billion in Recovery Act Funds
U.S. Navy to Power its Fleet with Biofuels, with Help from the USDA
Vice President Joe Biden: Ramping Up for Earth Day

May

DOE Announces Award of Four New Projects for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Water Conservation Upgrades at Federal Facilities
E&E: Agencies Push to Lift Cap on Power-Purchase Deals

June

Data Centers Can Now Earn the Energy Star Label
Obama Administration and The George Washington University Announce 2010 GreenGov Symposium

July

Call for Manufacturer Updates: FEMP Standby Power Data Center Product Lists
Secretary Chu Announces Steps to Implement Cool Roofs at DOE and Across the Federal Government
Navy Secretary Mabus, Energy Deputy Secretary Poneman, and other Senior Administration Officials to Participate in White House Energy Security Forum
Energy and Defense Departments Announce Agreement to Enhance Cooperation on Clean Energy and Strengthen Energy Security

September

DOE Proposes Energy Efficiency Enforcement Penalties for 27 Companies

October

FEMP Web Site Gets a New Look
Obama Administration Announces Plans to Install New Solar Panels on the White House Residence
FEMP Financing Training Now Available On Demand

November

GSA Moves to LEED Gold Standard for All New Federal Buildings
Army Adopts New Sustainable Policy for Buildings, Lighting
FEMP Prioritizes Product Procurement Specification Development
Veterans Affairs Maps Its Renewable Energy Projects

December

Draft Guidance: Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities
New FEMP Program Manager Announced