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Message from Deputy Secretary, Mike Richart
Green Procurement Initiative message from Pennsylvania's Department of General Services, Bureau of Procurement Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), Mike Richart.


Achievements, Commendations and Awards

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Commended for EPEAT™ Purchases
In a recent article the Northeast Recycling Council commended the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s commitment to purchase EPEAT™ – registered products. All computer desktops, monitors, and notebook computers offered to and purchased by the Commonwealth now must carry an EPEAT™ Silver designation or better.
Winners of 2010 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence
2009 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence winners are announced by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. This program focuses on preparing a new generation of Pennsylvanians to be better stewards of our resources.
Commonwealth Building Rated for Superior Efficiency
Pennsylvania’s Rachel Carson Building Earns EPA Energy Star Rating for Superior Efficiency.
Department of General Services Green Efforts
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services Green Efforts.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Biodiesel Law
January 2010 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Biodiesel law will mandate that all diesel sold must be a minimum of a B2 blend which 2% pure biodiesel and 98% standard diesel fuel.


Energy News

EPA Announces Changes to Bolster Energy Star Program
Diesel Tech Grant to Improve Pittsburgh's Air Quality & Bolster Economy
The commonwealth has applied for a $1.5 million Clean Diesel Emerging Technology grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to upgrade two marine diesel engines in the Pittsburgh area, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today.
State Government Reduces Energy Use 18 Percent, Saving Taxpayers $2.2 Million Annually
Aggressive Conservation Efforts on Track to Shatter 20 Percent Energy Reduction Goal.
Report on Pennsylvania's Green Energy Future is Encouraging
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary says combination of conservation and more clean energy are Key to Economic Recovery.
Pennsylvania Green Energy Credits
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Utilizes 30% of Green Energy Credits with goal to increase utilization by 10% in 2009 and 2010.
$25 Million Renewable Energy Program  
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Renewable Energy Program has $25 million available to spur new jobs and growth in the renewable energy manufacturing industry. To obtain additional information visit www.newpa.com and search keyword "Energy".