By Kevin Kampschroer, GSA Director of Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings and Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency
With hundreds of thousands of facilities and vehicles spread across the globe, the United States government is one of the world’s largest consumers of energy. This highlights how important it is for federal agencies to lead by example in conserving energy and slashing carbon pollution.
The Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition (NCEBPC) is back for its fourth year, providing prizes nationwide. The goal: creating a new generation of entrepreneurs to address the nation’s energy challenges and capitalize on America’s investment in clean energy research and education.
New program aims to leverage powerful datasets and use innovative software, information technology, and automation solutions to make it faster, easier, and cheaper than ever before to deploy solar energy technologies.
Jasmine Ramero learned how to weatherize homes through a program supported by the Energy Department, as a member of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. She has distinguished herself and was honored as the National Corps Network's Corpsmember of the Year.
Black History Month celebrates the many vital contributions African Americans have made in America’s history. Today, we’re highlighting African Americans who have helped advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
Installing small, distributed wind energy systems can help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy bills. Now that tax filing season is here, there are even more ways to financially benefit from this sustainable source of energy.
America's military veterans have the leadership qualities and talent we need to move the clean energy economy forward. Nonetheless, when the time comes to leave the service, transitioning to any new career presents a challenge for many service members. To help them build the skills they need to gain employment in a quickly growing U.S. solar market, the Energy Department today announced a new solar job training pilot program at three military bases -- Camp Pendleton, Fort Carson and Naval Station Norfolk.
While the U.S. federal government continues to be one of the largest energy consumers in the world, its consumption has been steadily declining for nearly four decades, and now stands at less than 1 quadrillion British thermal units, the lowest since 1975, when data collection began. Find out how our Federal Energy Management Program helped agencies achieve this milestone.