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Energy: Useful Facts and Numbers

Description: Energy supplies and prices are a major economic factor in the United States, and energy markets are volatile and unpredictable. For both these reasons, energy policy is of frequent interest to the Congress. This report presents a statistical view of the supply and consumption of various forms of energy. After an introductory overview of aggregate energy consumption, the report presents detailed analysis of trends and statistics regarding specific energy sources: oil, electricity, natural gas, and coal. A section on trends in energy efficiency is also presented.
Date: July 23, 2003
Creator: Glover, Carol & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy in 2001: Crisis Again?

Description: This report deals with changes in the national energy picture since the early 1990s, when Congress last dealt at length with energy policy. It reviews the problem areas and discusses differing views on how to deal with the energy situation in the long run. A summary of some current legislative initiatives is also given.
Date: July 31, 2001
Creator: Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): In Brief

Description: This report provides a basic description of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which mandates that U.S. transportation fuel must contain a minimum volume of biofuel, and is a federal statutory requirement. The mandated minimum volume increases annually and can be met using both conventional biofuel (e.g., cornstarch ethanol) and advanced biofuels. This report also includes some of the widely-discussed issues.
Date: June 29, 2015
Creator: Bracmort, Kelsi
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy and the 97th Congress: Overview

Description: During his campaign, President Reagan called for a major shift in this country's energy policy. In particular, the President emphasized the need for more domestic production of energy and reliance on market forces to produce and distribute energy products. Now in office, the new Administration is employing executive, administrative, and legislative methods to implement these changes.
Date: November 10, 1982
Creator: Parker, Larry; Bamberger, Robert L. & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: October 26, 2004
Creator: Holt, Mark
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: December 13, 2005
Creator: Holt, Mark
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: March 17, 2005
Creator: Holt, Mark
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: September 16, 2002
Creator: Holt, Mark
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: June 14, 2005
Creator: Holt, Mark
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: April 26, 2005
Creator: Holt, Mark
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: April 15, 2005
Creator: Holt, Mark
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: December 17, 2004
Creator: Holt, Mark
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy Costs and Agriculture

Description: U.S. agriculture is not an especially energy-intensive industry, but energy does account for about 6% of farm production costs. Additionally, farming is a highly mechanized industry and requires timely energy supplies at particular stages of the production cycle in order to achieve optimum yields. A substantial part of energy use by agriculture is indirect —embodied in the chemicals applied and machinery used on farms.
Date: April 24, 2001
Creator: Heykoop, Jerry
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy Policy: Conceptual Framework and Continuing Issues

Description: In the spring of 2006, crude oil prices were exceeding $70/barrel (bbl) in response to tight markets and uncertainty over the security of world oil supply. A number of developments have placed additional pressure on world markets, including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (in late August and late September 2005), the phaseout of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and a renewable fuels mandate, and a continuing high and worldwide demand for oil. Energy policy issues for continuing interest include opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for leasing; Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (CAFE) for passenger vehicles; improving U.S. energy infrastructure, including pipelines and refineries; seeking effective means to promote energy conservation using currently available technologies, and developing new technologies and alternative fuels.
Date: May 11, 2006
Creator: Bamberger, Robert
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy Efficiency and the Rebound Effect: Does Increasing Efficiency Decrease Demand?

Description: Intuitively it seems obvious to most observers that increasing energy efficiency will ultimately reduce demand for an energy resource such as electricity. Paradoxically, economic theory suggests that this decrease in demand and subsequent decrease in cost of using the resource could cause a rebound in demand. A commonly cited example is an increase in the efficiency of home air conditioning which may reduce the resident’s monetary incentive to conserve. The resident may opt to change the thermostat setting to keep the amount he pays constant, but living at a more comfortable temperature. When actually measured this “Rebound Effect” is generally acknowledged to lower predicted reductions in electricity demand by 10%-40% depending on the device that is made more efficient.
Date: July 30, 2001
Creator: Gottron, Frank
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: September 15, 2003
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: September 1, 2004
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: June 14, 2002
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: July 26, 2002
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: September 20, 2002
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: November 4, 2002
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: December 18, 2002
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Energy Policy

Description: No Description Available.
Date: January 12, 2001
Creator: Holt, Mark & Behrens, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department