Local Government

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February 15, 2011

To meet both the green mandates and budget limitations, local government fleet managers are embarking on an environmental strategy with a twist — how to be "green" while saving as many "greenbacks" as possible — all without compromising the effectiveness of fleet operations.

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January 10, 2011

Sixty-two percent of local and state government information technology (IT) departments have or are developing programs to manage and reduce energy use in IT.

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November 11, 2010

Howard County, Maryland, has ordered Pepco Energy Services, Inc to design and build a new 1 MW landfill gas to energy generating plant at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on Marriottsville Road.

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November 9, 2010

While communities across the nation are increasingly conscious of sustainability issues, many are still at the beginning stages of turning green-focused priorities into concrete actions related to sustainability and energy conservation.

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September 14, 2010

Citing energy costs and environmental concerns, cities and counties throughout the country are taking advantage of a force of Mother Nature: wind power.

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August 16, 2010

City and county officials along the Gulf Coast estimate losses and comment on BP and the government's response to the recent oil spill.

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July 13, 2010

PACE loans allow cities and counties to finance residents' energy efficiency retrofits and on-site renewable energy generation installations through loans that are repaid with a property tax assessment. 

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June 28, 2010

Forty-five percent of funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation and Smart Grid Investment Grant had already been disbursed by May 2010. What are communities doing with the funds and are the intended benefits being realized?

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June 17, 2010

The Public Technology Institute has recognized several cities and counties for their application of technology to support green initiatives.