27 Jul '15, 10am

US Government Efficiency Improvements Have ‘Hit a Wall’

E&E News : US Government Falls Behind on Efficiency Goals President Obama's tweaked goals for reducing energy use within federal agencies in the next 10 years will give agencies some space to catch up, the Federal Energy Management Program head said. The government fell behind some of the goals Obama set for 2016, including cutting the energy use per square foot in federal buildings 30 percent compared to 2005, or an average of 3 percent per year. The Federal Energy Management Program helps implement the rules. Director Tim Unruh spoke at an Association of Climate Change Officers roundtable yesterday about the government's overall progress. Mail & Guardian Africa : Kenya Announces 1-Gigawatt Solar Energy Deal Kenya's Energy Ministry and Canadian solar energy firm SkyPower Global are on course to sign an agreement that paves the way for the Toronto-based company to develop ...

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