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Posted byon February 4, 2014 at 2:28 PM EDT
CEQ asked agencies to tell us where they were working collectively to leverage regional resources toward a common goal, and we chose six projects to focus on. After a year of tracking progress and compiling results, I am excited to share with you the accomplishments of these projects. From cutting costs to reducing carbon emissions, these local efforts show how Federal agencies can lead by example in the areas of energy and sustainability:
Posted byon January 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM EDT
The Implementation Plan sets forth the guidelines for Federal Departments and Agencies to execute the National Strategy for the Arctic Region.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 4:02 PM EDT
The United States announced plans for a new initiative with 13 other partner countries to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods in the World Trade Organization. The countries participating in the announcement account for 86 percent of global trade in environmental goods, such as such as solar water heaters, wind turbines, and catalytic converters.
Posted byon January 22, 2014 at 3:08 PM EDT
Last week, at a series of meetings in Geneva, the United States marked its founding role in establishing the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) a decade ago—which today comprises 90 members and 77 participating organizations—and celebrated an important milestone as GEO’s charter was renewed for another 10 years.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 4:18 PM EDT
This week, I participated in an event at the White House on Women Leaders in Climate Finance and Investment that highlighted the pioneering role women leaders in the finance sector are playing to mainstream climate change into finance and investment decisions. Women around the world are often the first to feel the effects of climate and at the same time can offer unique perspectives and solutions.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 5:45 PM EDT
In the past few months, the Administration has taken important steps under the Climate Action Plan to move to cleaner sources of power, strengthen our communities against the threat of severe weather, and engage our international partners.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT
North Carolina State University will lead the Energy Department’s new manufacturing innovation institute for the next generation of power electronics, which will work to drive down the costs of and build America’s manufacturing leadership in wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor-based power electronics.
Posted byon January 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM EDT
Among college grads, men outnumber women in nearly every science and engineering major, according to a report by the American Association of University Women. At the Energy Department, a workforce well versed in STEM fields, like physics, chemical science and computing, is critical to driving our mission forward.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Promise Zones, Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Care Act, We the Geeks and Strengthening our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM EDT
In this week's We The Geek's Google+ hangout, we spoke with leading meteorologists, climate scientists, and weather experts about why temperatures dipped to such frigid lows this week, how weather experts turn raw data into useful forecasts, and what we know about extreme weather events in the context of a changing climate.