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Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

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Date: April 29, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Full Title: Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles Author(s): Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Transportation Research Board; National Research Council Publisher(s): National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In the past few years, interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has grown. Advances in battery and other technologies, new federal standards for carbon-dioxide emissions and fuel economy, state zero-emission-vehicle requirements, and the current administration’s goal of putting millions of alternative-fuel vehicles on the road have all highlighted PEVs as a… [more]

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What’s Next for the RFS?

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Date: at 12:00 PM

In November, 2013, EPA announced a highly contentious proposal that lowered the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard targets below their 2013 levels. These targets apply to the amount of renewable fuels that are blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. A year later, EPA abandoned the proposal after significant push back from the renewable fuel industry, agreeing to reconsider the 2014 targets. EPA has yet to reissue the proposal. The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) filed a lawsuit over the delay, contending that they are left guessing how much ethanol they were required to use last… [more]

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Worldwide Engagement for Sustainable Energy Strategies

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Date: April 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Full Title: Worldwide Engagement for Sustainable Energy Strategies Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT WorldwideEngagementforSustainableEnergyStrategies<- Description (excerpt): In the early 1970s, oil powered the global economy. The 24 industrialised member countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) accounted for 72% of world oil demand. The relatively new producer group, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), produced 50% of the world’s oil. In 1974, when OAPEC (Organisation for Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries) implemented an embargo cutting oil supplies to major consumer countries, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was… [more]

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Technology Roadmap: Nuclear Energy

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Date: at 10:48 AM

Full Title: Technology Roadmap: Nuclear Energy Author(s): Nuclear Energy Agency and International Energy Agency Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Nuclear power is the largest source of low-carbon electricity in OECD countries, with an 18% overall share of electricity production in 2013 and second at global levels with an 11% share. The updated vision for the 2014 Nuclear Roadmap – based on the 2 degrees Celsius (°C) scenario of Energy Technology Perspectives: Scenarios and Strategies to 2050 (IEA, forthcoming 2015) –sees nuclear continuing to play a major role in lowering emissions from the… [more]

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Focus on Energy Security: Costs, Benefits and Financing of Holding Emergency Oil Stocks

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Date: at 10:36 AM

Full Title: Focus on Energy Security: Costs, Benefits and Financing of Holding Emergency Oil Stocks Author(s): Jan Stelter and Yuichiro Nishida Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Oil is traded in a market where uncertainty, price volatility, and sudden supply disruptions are common characteristics. Natural disasters, political disagreements and wars can seriously affect supply and demand, and consequently economic activity. One particularly powerful tool of IEA member countries to respond to such disruptions is emergency oil stocks. In its history the IEA released stocks on three occasions, reducing supply shortfalls and the associated… [more]

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Arctic Matters: The Global Connection to Changes in the Arctic

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Date: at 10:28 AM

Full Title: Arctic Matters: The Global Connection to Changes in the Arctic Author(s): National Research Council Publisher(s): National Research Council of the National Academies Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This booklet is intended to introduce the Arctic to those unfamiliar with the importance of this remarkable place in the past, present, and future of our planet. It draws from a collection of peer-reviewed reports of the National Research Council, the operational arm of the non-profit U.S. National Academy of Sciences and U.S. National Academy of Engineering that provides independent advice on issues of science and technology, as… [more]

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IEA Response System for Oil Supply Emergencies

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Date: April 22, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Full Title: IEA Response System for Oil Supply Emergencies Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The IEA Response to an Oil Supply Disruption: In the event of an actual or potentially severe oil supply disruption, the IEA Directorate of Energy Markets and Security assesses the market impact and the potential need for an IEA co-ordinated response. This market assessment includes an estimate of the additional production oil producers can bring to the market quickly, based on consultation with producer governments. Based on this assessment, the IEA Executive Director… [more]

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Energy Technology Perspectives 2014: Harnessing Electricity’s Potential, Executive Summary

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Date: at 3:17 PM

Full Title: Energy Technology Perspectives 2014: Harnessing Electricity’s Potential Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Energy Technology Perspectives 2014 (ETP 2014) charts a course by which policy and technology together become driving forces – rather than reactionary tools – in transforming the energy sector over the next 40 years. Recent technology developments, markets and energy-related events have asserted their capacity to influence global energy systems. They have also reinforced the central role of policy in the increasingly urgent need to meet growing energy demand while addressing related concerns… [more]

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Energy Supply Security: Emergency Response of IEA Countries, 2014

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Date: at 3:13 PM

Full Title: Energy Supply Security: Emergency Response of IEA Countries, 2014 Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The International Energy Agency (IEA) was created in 1974 with a membership of 16 OECD member countries. Its primary mandate was to implement the International Energy Program (I.E.P.), a joint strategy to address oil security issues on an international scale. The programme was a response to the international oil disruption of 1973 and to the wide-ranging macroeconomic problems it generated. Considerable changes have taken place in the energy world in the… [more]

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The energy-water nexus: potential groundwater-quality degradation associated with production of shale gas

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Date: at 3:09 PM

Full Title: The energy-water nexus: potential groundwater-quality degradation associated with production of shale gas Author(s): Y.K. Kharaka, J.J. Thordsen, C.H. Conaway, & R.B. Thomas Publisher(s): U.S. Geological Survey and Procedia Earth and Planetary Science Publication Date: 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Oil and natural gas have been the main sources of primary energy in the USA, providing 63% of the total energy consumption in 2011. Petroleum production, drilling operations, and improperly sealed abandoned wells have caused significant local groundwater contamination in many states, including at the USGS OSPER sites in Oklahoma. The potential for groundwater contamination is higher when… [more]

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