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Full Title:  20% Wind by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply Author(s): n/a Publisher(s): USDOE EREE Publication Date: 7/2008 Identifier(s):  DOE/GO-102008-2567 Language: English Length: 248 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): This report examines...
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Full Title: 2008 Wind Technologies Market Report Author(s): R. Wiser, M. Bolinger, et al. Publisher(s):  USDOE EREE Publication Date: 7/2009 Identifier(s): DOE/GO-102009-2868 Language: English Length: 68 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): The U.S. wind industry experienced...
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Full Title: 2009 Renewable Energy Data Book Author(s): R. Gelman, et al. Publisher(s): USDOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Publication Date: 8/2010 Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description: Trends and Key Findings on Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity in...
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Full Title: 2009 Wind Technologies Market Report Author(s): R. Wiser, M. Bolinger, et al. Publisher(s): USDOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Publication Date: 8/2010 Identifier(s): DOE/GO-102010-3107 Language: English Length: 88 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): This report – the fourth in...
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Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review of report's executive summary. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. A Business Plan for America's Energy Future By the American Energy Innovation Council In the...
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Full Title: A Preliminary Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Wind Energy Markets Technical Report Author(s): W. Short and P. Denholm Publisher(s): USDOE NREL Publication Date: 4/2006 Identifier: NREL/TP-620-39729 Language: English Length: 41 pages, PDF Full Text:...
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Full Title: A Review of the DOE Plan for U.S. Fusion Community Participation in the ITER Program Author(s): National Academy of Sciences Publisher(s): National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 1/2008 Language: English Length: 57 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): ITER, a planned...
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Full Title: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E): Innovations Through the U.S. Department of Energy Author(s): Sam Wurzelmann Publisher(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Publication Date: 4/2012 Language: English Length: 16 pages, PDF Full...
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In an April 26th speech to business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nick Akins, President and CEO of American Electric Power, urged the U.S. to develop a comprehensive...
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Full Title: America’s Dirtiest Power Plants, Polluters on a Global Scale Author(s): Jordan Schneider and Julian Boggs Publisher(s): Environment Texas Research & Policy Center Publication Date: 9/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In this report we examine emissions of carbon...
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On April 30th, OurEnergyPolicy.org and The University of Texas at Austin co-hosted “American Perspectives on Energy Efficiency,” a panel discussion about energy efficiency at The National Press Club. The panel...
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Full Title: An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States Author(s): Boualem Hadjerioua, Yaxing Wei and Shih-Chieh Kao Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy Publication Date: 4/2012 Language: English Length: 44 pages,...
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Full Title: Analysis of the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 Author(s): U.S. Energy and Information Administration Publisher(s): U.S. Energy and Information Administration Publication Date: 5/2012 Language: English Length: 44 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Additional...
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Full Title: Assessment of the Technical Potential for Achieving Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings Author(s): B. Griffith, P. Torcellini, N. Long, et al. Publisher(s): USDOE NREL Publication Date: 6/2006 Identifier: NREL/CP-550-39830 Language: English Length: 15 pages, PDF Full Text:...
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Full Title: Report to Congress on Assessment Potential Impact of Concentrating Solar Power for Electricity Generation Author(s): n/a Publisher(s):  USDOE, EREE Publication Date: 2/2007 Identifier: DOE/GO-102007-2400 Language: English Length: 5 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): The...
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Full Title: Attaining Energy Security in Liquid Fuels Through Diverse U.S. Energy Alternatives Author(s): K. Kern, et al. Publisher(s):  USDOE NETL Publication Date: 8/2007 Identifier(s): DOE/NETL-2007/1278 Language: English Length: 74 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): The...
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As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Obama Administration announced a Presidential Memorandum on December 2, 2011 directing “nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades...
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Full Title: Biomass Multi-Year Program Plan Author(s): US Department of Energy Publisher(s): US Department of Energy Publication Date: 4/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The Biomass Program is one of the nine technology development programs within the Office of Energy...
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A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office found that in 2011 federal support for fuel and energy technology development and production was $24 billion. Of this, $20.5 billion, or...
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The high-profile and controversial collapse of Solyndra and Beacon Power has led critics to question the integrity and merit of DOE’s loan guarantee program. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked...
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Full Title: Comments of the National Association of State Energy Officials on the Quadrennial Energy Review Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): National Association of State Energy Officials Publication Date: 10/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The National Association of State...
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Full Title: Community Wind: Once Again Pushing the Envelope of Project Finance Author(s): M. Bolinger Publisher(s): USDOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 1/2011 Identifier(s): LBNL-4193E Language: English Length:   34 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): The “community wind” sector in the United...
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In 2011 the Obama Administration put out a challenge to utilities: give customers a way to better access and understand their energy use data. The challenge, and its result the...
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Late last year, a deal generated in the House blocked DOE from enforcing its energy efficient light bulb standards, which were set in place by the Energy Independence and Security...
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Full Title: Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review Second set of Comments of the Edison Electric Institute Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): Edison Electric Institute Publication Date: 9/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), on...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] Geothermal has...
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Over the past several years individuals and organizations across the political spectrum have called for a comprehensive national energy policy. For example, the CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) recently called...
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A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center calls for a “National Energy Strategy Council” that would coordinate and oversee the efforts of the multiple federal agencies, such as Energy, Commerce, Defense,...
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Last week, DOE announced plans to continue its provision of loan guarantees for approved renewable energy projects. The announcement comes seven months after the controversy surrounding the agency’s loan to...
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Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released the 2011 Wastebook, his annual “guide to some of the most wasteful and low priority government spending”. Among the report’s targets is DOE’s Weatherization...
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As reported by the New York Times, Envia Systems, a California-based battery manufacturing company, announced yesterday what it calls a “major breakthrough” in battery technology that is “poised to revolutionize...
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As American natural gas production continues to increase, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering a greater number of applications from companies interested in exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG)....
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Full Title: Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative Author(s): A. Mills, A. Phadke, R. Wiser Publisher(s): USODE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 2/2010 Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description...
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Full Title: Geothermal Value-Added Technologies Author(s)/Publisher(s): US Department of Energy Publication Date: 04/2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with DOE’s national laboratories, universities,...
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Full Title: Graphical Summaries, Comparisons, and Trend Analysis Author(s): DOE Publisher(s): DOE Publication Date: 4/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Graphical Summaries, Comparisons, and Trend Analysis: 2011 Year in Review 2011 vs. 2010 Long-Term Trend Analysis
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Full Title: Improving the Reliability and Resiliency of the US Electric Grid Author(s):  Debbie Haught and Joseph Paladino Publisher(s): Metering International Publication Date: 07/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Across the US, efforts to accelerate the modernization of the nation’s...
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Note: Synopsis adapted by OurEnergyPolicy.org from APS press materials and report's executive summary. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid By the American Physical Society...
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Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review of Congressional committee and office summaries, third party analyses, and media summaries. Synopsis intended solely for the purposes of generating discussion. Federal Energy Planning Would require...
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Between the Solyndra scandal, the disaster at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, the deliberation over the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama’s aggressive new CAFE Standards, protests over lighting standards,...
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Full Title: Macroeconomic Impacts of LNG Exports from the United States Author(s):  W. David Montgomery,  Robert Baron,  Paul Bernstein,  Sugandha D. Tuladhar, Shirley Xiong, and Mei Yuan Publisher(s): NERA Economic Consulting Publication Date: 12/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: At the request...
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Note: Synopses taken from Congressional Research Service summaries.  H.R. 1835 & S. 1408 H.R. 1835 S. 1408 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: allow an excise tax credit through 2027 for alternative fuels...
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Full Title: New Science for a Secure and Sustainable Energy Future Author(s): J. Hemminger (Chair), et al. Publisher(s):  U.S. Department of Energy Publication Date: 12/2008 Identifier(s):  n/a Language: English Length: 24 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description...
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Full Title: Nuclear Energy Industry Supports a Sustainable, Integrated Used Nuclear Fuel Management Policy Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): Nuclear Energy Institute Publication Date: 6/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The nuclear energy industry’s used fuel management priorities are:...
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President Obama sent his requested FY2013 budget to Congress Monday, and requested, among other energy-related items, significant increases to energy R&D, renewable energy investments, and energy efficiency programs. From the...
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Full Title: Overriding Consumer Preferences with Energy Regulations Author: Ted Gayer and W. Kip Viscusi Publisher(s): Mercatus Institute Publication Date: 7/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The efficiency rationale for any government regulation rests on the existence of some type of...
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Update: See a video recording of the event here OurEneryPolicy.org’s high-level panel discussion, moderated by Chief National Correspondent for the Fox News Channel Jim Angle, and featuring James Connaughton, General James...
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Full Title: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle R&D Plan Author(s): E. Wall (Program Manager) Publisher(s):  USDOE, EREE Publication Date: 2/2007 Identifier: n/a Language: English Length: 44 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): FCVT (FreedomCar & Vehicle Technologies Program)...
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The House is planning to vote on the 2013 Energy and Water spending bill, which would authorize $32.1 billion for next year, $87.5 million more than current-year levels, according to...
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Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. How a Limited and Direct Approach to Energy Innovation Can Deliver Clean, Cheap Energy, Economic Productivity and...
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Full Title: Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the §1603 Treasury Grant Program Author(s): Daniel Steinberg, Gian Porro, and Marshall Goldberg Publisher(s): National Renewable...
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Full Title: Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE  Author(s): National Academy of Sciences Publisher(s): National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 1/2007 Language: English Length: 234 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): In recent years, federal oversight of public expenditures...
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Last week The Economist called attention to growing demand for rare earth minerals, their importance in clean energy technologies, and rising tension over their global supply. Two of these minerals –...
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Full Title:  Renewable Portfolio Standards in the U.S. : A Status Report with Data through 2007 Author(s): R. Wiser, G. Barbose Publisher(s): USDOE LBNL Publication Date: 4/2008 Identifier(s): LBNL-154E Language: English Length: 40 pages, PDF Full Text:...
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Full Title: Research Needs for Fusion-Fission Hybrid Systems Author(s): J. Freidberg (Chair), P. Finck, et al. Publisher(s):  USDOE Publication Date: 10/2009 Identifier(s): Language: English Length: 189 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): The purpose of the workshop...
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Full Title: Revealing the Hidden Value that the Federal Investment Tax Credit and Treasury Cash Grant Provide To Community Wind Projects Author(s): M. Bolinger Publisher(s): USDOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 1/2010 Identifier(s): LBNL-2909E Language: English Length: ...
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Full Title: Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program Author(s): National Academy of Sciences Publisher(s): National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 1/2008 Language: English Length: 103 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): Growing energy demands, emerging concerns about the emissions of carbon...
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Full Title: Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: First Report Author(s): National Academy of Sciences Publisher(s): National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 1/2005 Language: English Length: 147 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): This is the first report...
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Full Title: Saving Water Saves Energy Author(s): J. McMahon, C. Whitehead, P. Biermayer Publisher(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USDOE Publication Date: 6/2006 Identifier: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2b52755p  (permalink) Language: English Length: 9 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): Hot...
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Full Title: Short-Term Energy Outlook Market Prices and Uncertainty Report Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): United States Energy Information Administration Publication Date: 12/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Crude oil prices continued to move lower in November and recorded their...
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Commercial buildings account for approximately 19% of U.S. energy use. From the late 70’s to the mid-to-late 80’s, the energy use intensity – the energy used per square foot of...
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The spending bill being negotiated by the House and Senate is expected to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Notable among the bill’s energy-related measures...
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Full Title: State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy Author(s): E. Doris, J. McLaren, V. Healey, and S. Hockett Publisher(s):  USDOE EREE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication Date:...
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Full Title: State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2000–2011 Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): U.S. Energy Information Administration Publication Date: 8/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This report reviews data on state-level energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through 2011 that...
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Full Title: States Can Lead the Way to Improved Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards Author(s): Alexandra B. Klass, Lesley K. McAllister, and Wayland Radin Publisher(s): Center for Progressive Reform Publication Date: 8/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): Improving appliance energy efficiency...
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Full Title: SunShot Vision Study Author(s): Sunshot, U.S. Department of Energy Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy Publication Date: 2/2012 Language: English Length: 320 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Description (excerpt): The objective of the Sunshot Vision Study...
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Full Title: SunShot Vision Study: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Potential for U.S. Solar Electricity Generation Author:  U.S. Department of Energy Publisher(s):  U.S. Department of Energy Publication Date: 6/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): In late January, we...
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Full Title: Supporting Solar Power in Renewables Portfolio Standards: Experience from the United States Author(s): R. Wiser, G. Barbose, E. Holt Publisher(s): USDOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 10/2010 Identifier(s): LBNL-3984E Language: English Length: 49 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD...
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Full Title: Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States Author(s): Committee on the Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels Publisher(s): National Research Council Publication Date: 10/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: At the request of the Department of Energy, Office...
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Full Title:  The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on Legislative Responses to Rising Gasoline Prices Publisher(s): House Energy and Commerce Committee Publication Date: 3/2012 Language: English Type: Video Length: 4:33:38 Hearing Notice: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Background Memo: –>DOWNLOAD...
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Full Title: The Executive Branch and National Energy Policy: Time for Renewal Author(s): Bryan Dorgan, Trent Lott, General James L. Jones, and William K. Reilly Publisher(s): Bipartisan Policy Center Publication Date: 12/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Energy drives the U.S....
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Note: Synopsis drawn from report's executive summary. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study By the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative Natural...
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Full Title: The FY 2013 DOE Budget Publisher(s): House Energy and Commerce Committee Publication Date: 3/2012 Language: English Type: Video Length: 4:33:38 Hearing Notice: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Background Memo: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Description (excerpt): The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will...
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In the second presidential debate of 2012 an attendee asked President Obama, “Your energy secretary, Steven Chu, has now been on record three times stating ‘It’s not policy of this...
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Full Title: The Role of Energy Storage with Renewable Electricity Generation Author(s): P. Denholm, E. Ela, B. Kirby, M. Milligan Publisher(s): USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication Date: 1/2010 Identifier(s): NREL/TP-6A2-47187 Language: English Length:  61 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description...
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Full Title: The Technical Qualifications for Treating Photovoltaic Assets as Real Property by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Author: David Feldman, Michael Mendelsohn, and Jason Coughlin Publisher(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication Date: 6/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): One...
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Transcript: "Economics of America's Oil Dependence" Opening Remarks: WILLIAM SQUADRON, President, OurEnergyPolicy.org REPRESENTATIVE PETER WELCH (D VT), Co Chair, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus REPRESENTATIVE ROSCOE BARTLETT (R MD), Co Chair Congressional Peak Oil Caucus Panel Speakers: THE HONORABLE...
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Transcript: "Energy Innovation and American Competitiveness" Sponsored by OurEnergyPolicy.org and the Congressional Research & Development Caucus 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 B340 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. Opening Remarks: WILLIAM SQUADRON, President, Our...
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Note: Synopsis based U.S. DOE summary provided to OurEnergyPolicy.org. Complete text US DOE Mission and Goals The mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing...
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Full Title: U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Plan: May 2011 Author(s): U.S. DOE Publisher(s): U.S. DOE Publication Date: 5/2011 Language: English Length: 60 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description: The U.S. Department of Energy's Strategic Plan for 2011.
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Full Title: Report on U.S. DOE Geothermal Technologies Program’s 2009 Risk Analysis Author(s): K. Young, C. Augustine Publisher(s): USDOE, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication Date: 2/2010 Identifier(s): NREL/CP-6A2-47388 Language: English Length:  12 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): he U.S. Department of Energy...
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As Arctic ice recedes in the summer months, nations, including the U.S., are eying the region’s mineral and fossil fuel resources. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the Arctic holds...
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On April 17th, US DOE released a report titled An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States. The report analyzes the hydroelectric power generating capacity at...
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Full Title: Understanding Variability and Uncertainty of Photovoltaics for Integration with the Electric Power System Author(s): A. Mills, M. Ahlstrom, M. Brower, et al. Publisher(s):  USDOE, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 12/2009 Identifier(s):  LBNL-2855E; USDOE Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 Language: English Length: 18...
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Full Title:  Using the Federal Production Tax Credit to Build a Durable Market for Wind Power in the United States Author(s): R. Wiser, M. Bolinger, and G. Barbose Publisher(s):  USDOE LBNL (Preprint of...
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Full Title: Utility-Scale Solar 2013: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States Author(s): Mark Bolinger and Samantha Weaver Publisher(s): University of California, Berkeley and United States Department of Energy Publication...
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Despite aggressive requests from the Obama Administration and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the House in the most recent appropriations debate made significant efforts to reduce funding for...
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For decades many have considered nuclear fusion to be the brass ring of energy technologies, believing that – were it to be successful and commercially viable – it would offer...
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Domestic natural gas production continues to expand, while natural gas spot prices are at historic lows. Many utilities are responding to these changing market dynamics by building gas plants or...
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Full Title:  World Biofuels Production Potential: Understanding the Challenges to Meeting the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard Author(s): B. Sastri, A. Lee, et al. Publisher(s): U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Policy...
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