EPA cuts its own energy use

Oct 08, 2005

In response to the President Bush's directive to federal agencies to conserve energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is turning down its thermostat.

The EPA is taking immediate actions to conserve natural gas, electricity, gasoline and diesel fuel in all its Washington buildings, said EPA head Stephen L. Johnson.

Actions that EPA is taking include: adjusting the temperatures in EPA buildings to an average of 68 degrees F; removing unnecessary light bulbs in some hallways; turning off the historic fountains in the courtyard areas; and limiting courtyard lighting at night and turning it off during the day.

"Day in and day out, we at EPA are protecting our nation's shared environment and conserving our country's precious resources," Johnson said in a statement Friday. "By taking actions, both big and small, to reduce our facilities' energy usage, we are responding to the president's call to conserve and promoting the common-sense efforts we can all make as individuals to reduce our energy demand."

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Meteorite study indicates volcanic activity on early small asteroids

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Regulations only a first step in cutting emissions

Jul 29, 2014

Intensifying calls for action on climate change have led to a variety of proposed regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from specific sources of the economy, including, most recently, the environmental ...

Device eliminates 93 percent of lawnmower pollutant

Jul 07, 2014

A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have won an EPA student design contest for a device they created that curbs harmful pollutant emitted from lawnmowers by ...

An overview of President Obama's climate proposal

Jun 26, 2014

The evidence of climate change is all around us – in the melting icecaps, rising global temperature, and the warming oceans. The International Energy Agency cautions that we need to reduce our consumption ...

New pollution rule puts onus on states

Jun 04, 2014

A major initiative to cut the pollution emitted from the nation's power plants set off a scramble Monday in Washington - where Republicans instantly pounced on the proposed rules - and in states, where much of the work in ...

What's in your air?

May 09, 2014

Every senior at MIT has come to know the campus in a personal way, having established favorite haunts for studying, eating, resting, and playing during their four years at the Institute. But the Course 1 ...

Recommended for you

Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil

1 hour ago

The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly ...

Toothpaste fluorine formed in stars

1 hour ago

The fluorine that is found in products such as toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our sun. This has been shown by astronomers at Lund University in Sweden, ...

User comments : 0