Fermilab part of team receiving the Secretary’s Achievement Award

Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will recognize Fermilab and other DOE organizations by awarding its Fugitive Emissions Working Group with the department’s highest non-monetary honor for a group or team effort.

Uniting more than 20 DOE laboratories, power administrations, NNSA facilities, and program offices, the Working Group has eliminated nearly half of DOE’s emissions of the most potent greenhouse gases known to mankind at very low cost. Leveraging science, technology, and managerial know-how, this campaign has prevented the release of more than 600,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent since 2009.

At the Secretarial Award Ceremony this afternoon, representatives of 10 sites that played a leadership role in eliminating fugitive emissions will be recognized, including Fermilab.