Full Title: Energy from the Earth: Practical geoscience to inform energy legislation
Author(s): Gene Whitney, Scott Tinker, Brenda Pierce
Publisher(s): American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Geosciences Institute, Association of American State Geologists, Geological Society of America, National Science Foundation—Directorate for Geosciences, U.S. Geological Survey
Publication Date: 11/2013
Presentations from the briefing, which gave an overview of the series and US energy needs and supply:
Energy production and consumption supports modern life in the United States, and is integral to the economy, individual communities, and the environment. Geological resources (oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, thorium, and geothermal) supplied or enabled almost 90 percent of the energy consumed in the United States in 2011.
The briefing series will provide the geoscience underpinning that is essential for effective energy and environmental policy making. This first briefing will provide an overview of the range of energy options available in the United States and the geoscience that underpins those options.