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Agencies to cut greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent

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The White House just announced that the federal government will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020, compared to 2008 benchmarks.

The ambitious federal target is the aggregate of percentage reduction targets reported by 35 federal agencies earlier this month. President Obama ordered agencies in an October executive order to begin measuring and reducing their carbon footprints, the first such comprehensive effort by the federal government.

I’ll be sitting in on a conference call at 11 a.m. with administration officials to discuss the initiative. Check back at www.federaltimes.com for a full report.



  1. MacDoc Says:
    January 29th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    When will they give up on this Global Warming crap, it’s been pretty much debunked that it’s not taking place and any climate change up or down is a natural occurrence and man can not control it. More waste of our Tax dollars.

  2. Bill (not Gates) Says:
    January 29th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    First government measuring carbon footprints, next Joe Citizen, then come the taxes and so long America.

    Who else was disturbed by the question about a CREDIT for an Energy Audit?

    Give it a rest Gore-licks!