Federal

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November 9, 2010

Seventy-nine percent of U.S. federal government leaders charged with making recommendations or final decisions on agency purchasing believe that energy efficiency is among the most effective ways to meet energy needs, reduce energy costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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November 4, 2010

The Department of Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, and the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, currents and thermal gradients.

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November 3, 2010

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has clarified for California how the state can encourage development of new electricity generation resources in a way that does not conflict with federal laws and regulations.

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October 25, 2010

Siemens Government Services, Inc. has recently received a $38.5 million task order award from the General Services Administration (GSA) to implement energy efficiency improvements to 39 federal government facilities across the Greater Southwest Region.

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October 12, 2010

The executive director of the North American Transmission Forum contends that the power industry needs to recognize that rules for reliability are limited in what they can accomplish.

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October 11, 2010

In order to implement recommendations made in the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan, the Department of Energy released two reports last week on important policy issues raised by smart grid technologies that can promote innovation, cut costs for consumers and modernize our electrical grid.

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September 24, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy's chief of economic stimulus spending said Thursday that the agency is spending about $1 billion per month under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a pace that will largely continue until the funds are exhausted.

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September 13, 2010

As part of an ongoing commitment to rigorously enforce appliance efficiency requirements, the Department of Energy has announced 27 new proposed penalties against companies selling products in the United States without certifying that they comply with energy efficiency or water conservation standards

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August 30, 2010

The federal government's failure to take easy and inexpensive steps, such as insulating walls and roofs and installing more efficient appliances, adds $1 billion a year to the energy and housing costs of 3 million of the nation's poorest families