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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2002
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Date: January 10, 2002
Creator: Stoltzfus, Emilie
Description: None
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Energy Independence: Would It Free the United States From Oil Price Shocks?

Energy Independence: Would It Free the United States From Oil Price Shocks?

Date: January 11, 2002
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail
Description: Over the past 25-years, the U.S. economy has experienced four large oil price shocks (1973-74, 1979-80, 1990-91, and 1999-2000). Each has been a catalyst for discussions about a proper national energy policy. Many analysts have suggested that energy independence should be an integral part of such a policy. Both major party candidates for president in the 2000 election expressed similar views. However, U.S. suppliers of energy participate in the world energy market. So long as prices are determined in that market, energy independence will not free the United States from oil price shocks.
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Magnetic Fusion: The DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Program

Magnetic Fusion: The DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Program

Date: January 15, 2002
Creator: Morgan, Daniel
Description: None
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Pipeline Safety: Federal Program and Reauthorization Issues

Pipeline Safety: Federal Program and Reauthorization Issues

Date: January 28, 2002
Creator: Rothberg, Paul F & Hassan, Hussein D
Description: None
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Nuclear Powerplants: Vulnerability to Terrorist Attack

Nuclear Powerplants: Vulnerability to Terrorist Attack

Date: January 31, 2002
Creator: Behrens, Carl E
Description: None
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Appropriations for FY2002: Energy and Water Development

Appropriations for FY2002: Energy and Water Development

Date: February 5, 2002
Creator: Behrens, Carl E & Humphries, Marc
Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water.
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Energy Policy Act of 2002: Summary of S.1766 as Introduced

Energy Policy Act of 2002: Summary of S.1766 as Introduced

Date: February 8, 2002
Creator: Holt, Mark & Glover, Carol
Description: The Energy Policy Act of 2002 (S. 1766) was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Daschle on December 5, 2001, and placed on the Senate Calendar for floor action. The bill is expected to be the primary vehicle for Senate debate on national energy policy. S. 1766 would further the trend of the past two decades towards competitive electric markets. Subtitle B of Title II of S. 1766 would repeal the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 (PUHCA), which makes certain multi-state utility holding companies subject to regulation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Title II, Subtitle C of the bill would prospectively repeal Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), which requires utilities to purchase electricity from certain small power producers and cogenerators of industrial heat and power.
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Energy Tax Policy

Energy Tax Policy

Date: February 15, 2002
Creator: Lazzari, Salvatore
Description: Omnibus energy legislation (H.R. 4) that is now in conference would expand energy tax incentives significantly. The House passed the bill on August 2, 2001, and the Senate approved its version April 25, 2002. Several energy tax issues are addressed in these bills: 1) tax incentives to increase the supply of oil and gas, and the demand for coal; 2) energy tax issues relating to energy conservation and energy efficiency; 3) energy tax issues relating to alternative fuels; 4) selected issues relating to electricity restructuring; and 5) expiring energy tax provisions.
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Fuel Ethanol: Background and Public Policy Issues

Fuel Ethanol: Background and Public Policy Issues

Date: February 21, 2002
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D & Womach, Jasper
Description: None
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Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini-Vans and Light Trucks: An Overview of Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini-Vans and Light Trucks: An Overview of Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

Date: February 21, 2002
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D
Description: None
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Alternative Transportation Fuels and Vehicles: Energy, Environment, and Development Issues

Alternative Transportation Fuels and Vehicles: Energy, Environment, and Development Issues

Date: March 7, 2002
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D
Description: This report reviews several issues relating to alternative fuels and vehicles, mainly to combat dependence on petroleum imports and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report discusses the advantages and drawbacks of various alternative fuels and vehicles, as well as related legislation.
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Nuclear Energy Policy

Date: March 12, 2002
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E
Description: None
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Renewable Energy: Tax Credit, Budget, and Electricity Production Issues

Renewable Energy: Tax Credit, Budget, and Electricity Production Issues

Date: March 14, 2002
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Description: None
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Energy Policy: Setting the Stage for the Current Debate

Energy Policy: Setting the Stage for the Current Debate

Date: March 15, 2002
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L
Description: The Bush Administration issued its plan for a national energy policy on May 16, 2001. The plan was controversial, characterized by some as leaner on conservation and renewables than Democratic proposals, and predisposed to trade off environmental considerations to increase supply. Comprehensive energy legislation was introduced in the Senate by both parties by late March (S. 388, S. 389, S. 596, S. 597). Bills reported by several House committees (H.R. 2436, H.R. 2460, H.R. 2511, and H.R. 2587) were combined in a single bill, H.R. 4, passed by the House, August 1, 2001. The House version of H.R. 4 would require a 5 billion gallon reduction in light-duty truck and SUV fuel consumption and would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to leasing.
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Air Quality and Electricity: Initiatives to Increase Pollution Controls

Air Quality and Electricity: Initiatives to Increase Pollution Controls

Date: March 19, 2002
Creator: Parker, Larry & Blodgett, John E
Description: This report discusses air quality initiatives (such as the Ozone Transport Rule) that primarily focus on reducing and enforcing emissions from coal-fired electric generating utilities in the Midwest and South. The report also addresses various legislative activity that focuses on multi-pollutant strategies as an alternative to these piecemeal initiatives.
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Energy Efficiency: Budget, Oil Conservation, and Electricity Conservation Issues

Energy Efficiency: Budget, Oil Conservation, and Electricity Conservation Issues

Date: March 21, 2002
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Description: In the 108th Congress, debate over energy efficiency programs has focused on budget, oil, natural gas, and electricity issues, and provisions in the omnibus energy policy bill, S. 2095, H.R. 6, and S. 14/S. 1149. The Bush Administration’s FY2005 budget request for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Efficiency Program sought $875.9 million, including $543.9 for R&D and $332.0 million for grants. In the first session, the omnibus energy bill (H.R. 6) had several significant tax and regulatory measures for energy efficiency. It did not pass the Senate due to concerns about cost and an MTBE “safe harbor” provision.
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Appropriations for FY2003: Energy and Water Development

Appropriations for FY2003: Energy and Water Development

Date: March 26, 2002
Creator: Behrens, Carl E & Humphries, Marc
Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water.
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Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Date: March 26, 2002
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L
Description: None
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Energy Tax Policy

Energy Tax Policy

Date: April 5, 2002
Creator: Lazzari, Salvatore
Description: Omnibus energy legislation (H.R. 4) that is now in conference would expand energy tax incentives significantly. The House passed the bill on August 2, 2001, and the Senate approved its version April 25, 2002. Several energy tax issues are addressed in these bills: 1) tax incentives to increase the supply of oil and gas, and the demand for coal; 2) energy tax issues relating to energy conservation and energy efficiency; 3) energy tax issues relating to alternative fuels; 4) selected issues relating to electricity restructuring; and 5) expiring energy tax provisions.
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Caspian Oil and Gas: Production and Prospects

Caspian Oil and Gas: Production and Prospects

Date: April 9, 2002
Creator: Gelb, Bernard A
Description: There is a likelihood of large reserves of crude oil and natural gas in the Caspian Sea region, and a consequent large increase in oil and natural gas production from that area. Because diversity of energy sources is a consideration in Congressional deliberations on energy policy, this prospect could play a role in such discussions. However, there are notable obstacles to increases in Caspian Sea region production of oil and gas that may slow development.
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Energy Policy: Setting the Stage for the Current Debate

Energy Policy: Setting the Stage for the Current Debate

Date: April 12, 2002
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L
Description: The Bush Administration issued its plan for a national energy policy on May 16, 2001. The plan was controversial, characterized by some as leaner on conservation and renewables than Democratic proposals, and predisposed to trade off environmental considerations to increase supply. Comprehensive energy legislation was introduced in the Senate by both parties by late March (S. 388, S. 389, S. 596, S. 597). Bills reported by several House committees (H.R. 2436, H.R. 2460, H.R. 2511, and H.R. 2587) were combined in a single bill, H.R. 4, passed by the House, August 1, 2001. The House version of H.R. 4 would require a 5 billion gallon reduction in light-duty truck and SUV fuel consumption and would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to leasing.
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Automobile and Light Truck Fuel Economy: Is CAFE Up to Standards?

Automobile and Light Truck Fuel Economy: Is CAFE Up to Standards?

Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L
Description: One of the least controversial provisions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-163) established corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for new passenger cars. This report presents a brief background and analysis regarding the price of crude oil that brought into sharp focus the fuel inefficiency of U.S. automobiles. The report also discusses the previous issues and the most recent developments regarding CAFE.
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Legal Issues Related to Proposed Drilling for Oil and Gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Legal Issues Related to Proposed Drilling for Oil and Gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Baldwin, Pamela
Description: This report discusses the legal issues considered by Congress on whether to permit drilling for oil and gas in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
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Pipeline Security: Industry and Federal Efforts and Associated Legislation

Pipeline Security: Industry and Federal Efforts and Associated Legislation

Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Rothberg, Paul F
Description: None
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