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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix A: mission analysis and performance specification studies. Volume I

Description: Studies are described which were performed for the Near Term Hybrid Vehicle program to determine passenger car usage patterns and to correlate these trip mission characteristics with vehicle design and performance specifications. (LCL)
Date: April 20, 1979
Creator: Traversi, M. & Barbarek, L.A.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Costs and benefits of automotive fuel economy improvement: A partial analysis

Description: This paper is an exercise in estimating the costs and benefits of technology-based fuel economy improvements for automobiles and light trucks. Benefits quantified include vehicle cots, fuel savings, consumer's surplus effects, the effect of reduced weight on vehicle safety, impacts on emissions of CO{sub 2} and criteria pollutants, world oil market and energy security benefits, and the transfer of wealth from US consumes to oil producers. A vehicle stock model is used to capture sales, scrappag… more
Date: March 1, 1992
Creator: Greene, D.L. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)) & Duleep, K.G. (Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc., Arlington, VA (United States))
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Industrial cogeneration case study No. 3: Mead Corporation Paper Mill, Kingsport, Tennessee

Description: The design, operation, performance, economics and energy efficiency of the 25,000 kW co-generating power plant at the Mead Co. paper mill in Kingsport, TN are described, and compared with the efficiency of producing only process heat at the plant while importing electric power from a local utility. It was established that on-site co-generation consumed 2/3 of the energy that would have been required for on-site process heat generation plus purchased off-site-generated electric power and that co… more
Date: April 1, 1980
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Electric power monthly, October 1991. [CONTAINS GLOSSARY]

Description: This publication provides monthly statistics at the national, Census division, and State levels for net generation, fuel consumption, fuel stocks, quantity and quality of fuel, cost of fuel, electricity sales, revenue, and average revenue per kilowatthour of electricity sold. Data on net generation, fuel consumption, fuel stocks, quantity and cost of fuel are also displayed at the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) region level. Additionally, statistics at the company and plant … more
Date: October 11, 1991
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High temperature recuperator tests. Final report

Description: A demonstration and test program was conducted on a high temperature, two pass ceramic tube recuperator. Data pertaining to heat exchanger performance characteristics were collected and compared with calculated values. The effect of improved heat exchanger effectiveness on system fuel consumption was demonstrated. Changes in fuel flow as a function of combustion air preheat while maintaining a given heat load were demonstrated. The effects of excess air on fuel consumption with and without syst… more
Date: May 1, 1980
Creator: Bjerklie, J. W. & Penty, R. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix C: preliminary design data package. Volume I

Description: The assumptions made, analysis methods used, and preliminary results of research to determine the design specifications for a hybrid electric-powered and internal combustion engine-powered vehicle that would optimize the fuel economy of passenger automobiles are described. Information is included on body and component design, selection of spark-ignition engine and Ni-Zn batteries, life-cycle costs and life-cycle fuel consumption. (LCL)
Date: July 31, 1979
Creator: Piccolo, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of fuel shares in the residential sector: 1960 to 1995

Description: Historical and future energy use by fuel type in the residential sector of the United States are examined. Of interest is the likely relative demand for fuels as they affect national policy issues such as the potential shortfall of electric generating capacity in the mid to late 1990's and the ability of the residential sector to switch rapdily among fuels in response to fuel shortages, price increases and other factors. Factors affecting the share of a fuel used rather than the aggregate level… more
Date: August 1, 1986
Creator: Reilly, J.M.; Shankle, S.A. & Pomykala, J.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Near Term Hybrid Passenger Vehicle Development Program. Phase I, Final report. Appendix B: trade-off studies. Volume I

Description: Trade-off studies of Near Term Hybrid Vehicle (NTHV) design elements were performed to identify the most promising design concept in terms of achievable petroleum savings. The activities in these studies are described. The results are presented as preliminary NTHV body design, expected fuel consumption as a function of vehicle speed, engine requirements, battery requirements, and vehicle reliability and cost. (LCL)
Date: June 11, 1979
Creator: Traversi, M. & Piccolo, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energy study of railroad freight transportation. Volume 2. Industry description

Description: The United States railroad industry plays a key role in transporting materials to support our industrial economy. One of the oldest industries in the US, the railroads have developed over 150 years into their present physical and operational configuration. Energy conservation proposals to change industry facilities, equipment, or operating practices must be evaluated in terms of their cost impact. A current, comprehensive and accurate data baseline of railroad economic activity and energy consu… more
Date: August 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energy study of railroad freight transportation. Volume 4. Efficiency improvements and industry future

Description: Railroad equipment and operating practices were largely developed in an era during which the price of fuel was a relatively minor part of the cost of railroad operations; however, fuel has now become a scarce and expensive resource. Although many opportunities exist for installing new equipment and operating practices that will result in fuel conservation, cost and market factors can promote or retard the rate at which changes are adopted, and only limited technology may be available for use in… more
Date: August 1979
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Effect of reduced boiler water temperature on cycle efficiency

Description: Tests were performed on a ''typical'' residential hot water boiler to evaluate the energy saving potential of reduced boiler water temperature. A significant reduction of annual fuel consumption was determined based on detailed efficiency measurements combined with the BNL Seasonal Performance Evaluation Computational Program. The energy saving has been attributed to reduced off-cycle heat losses resulting from the lower boiler operating temperature.
Date: July 1, 1977
Creator: Batey, J E & Allen, T W
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District heating and cooling systems for communities through power plant retrofit distribution network. Phase 2. Final report, March 1, 1980-January 31, 1984. Volume IV

Description: This volume contains the following: discussion of cost estimating methodology, detailed cost estimates of Hudson No. 2 retrofit, intermediate thermal plant (Kearny No. 12) and local heater plants; transmission and distribution cost estimate; landfill gas cost estimate; staged development scenarios; economic evaluation; fuel use impact; air quality impact; and alternatives to district heating.
Date: January 31, 1984
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Bates solar industrial process steam application environmental impact assessment

Description: It is planned to install 34,440 square feet of linear parabolic trough solar collectors at a new corrugator plant for making corrugated boxes. The system is to operate in parallel with a fossil fuel boiler. An assessment is presented of the impacts of the solar energy system on the existing environment and to determine whether or not a more detailed environmental impact statement is needed. The environmental assessment is based on actual operational data obtained on the collector, fluid, and he… more
Date: June 30, 1981
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Evaluating and selecting options for oil refit programs

Description: Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Oil Refit Program provides technical support for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Oil Conservation Marketing Demonstration Program implemented in several states (designed to accelerate the use of fuel saving devices and systems by homeowners). BNL assisted with the planning and implementation of the marketing and grants option phases for the New York State Pilot Marketing Demonstration Program and is monitoring the results. Additionally BNL planned, an… more
Date: February 1, 1980
Creator: Hoppe, R.; Graves, W. & Salzano, F.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aircraft towing feasibility study. Final report

Description: Energy costs and availability are major concerns in most parts of the world. Many ways of increasing energy supply and reducing consumption are being proposed and investigated. One that holds considerable promise is the extended towing of aircraft between airport runways and terminal gate areas with engines shut down. This study provides a preliminary assessment of the constraints on and feasibility of extended aircraft towing. Past aircraft towing experience and the state-of-the-art in towing … more
Date: September 1, 1980
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Near term hybrid passenger vehicle development program. Phase I. Appendices A and B. Final report

Description: In this report vehicle use patterns or missions are defined and studied. The three most promising missions were found to be: all-purpose city driving which has the maximum potential market penetration; commuting which requires mainly a two-passenger car; and family and civic business driving which have minimal range requirements. The mission selection process was based principally on an analysis of the travel patterns found in the Nationwide Transportation Survey and on the Los Angeles and Wash… more
Date: January 1, 1980
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Formulation and evaluation of highway transportation fuels from shale and coal oils: project identification and evaluation of optimized alternative fuels. Second annual report, March 20, 1980-March 19, 1981. [Broadcut fuel mixtures of petroleum, shale, and coal products]

Description: Project work is reported for the formulation and testing of diesel and broadcut fuels containing components from petroleum, shale oil, and coal liquids. Formulation of most of the fuels was based on refinery modeling studies in the first year of the project. Product blends were prepared with a variety of compositions for use in this project and to distribute to other, similar research programs. Engine testing was conducted in a single-cylinder CLR engine over a range of loads and speeds. Relati… more
Date: December 1, 1981
Creator: Sefer, N. R. & Russell, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energy study of railroad freight transportation. Volume 1. Executive summary

Description: The railroad industry plays a vital role in transporting goods, raw materials, and food necessary to the well being of the population and necessary to facilitate the operations of our industrial economy. Because of the vital part that the railroad industry plays in the economy and because of its ability to move goods with relatively small amounts of fuel, the US ERDA embarked on a study to determine the role of the Federal government in promoting conservation in the industry and in freight move… more
Date: August 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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International petroleum statistics report, September 1991

Description: The International Petroleum Statistics Report is a monthly publication that provides current international oil data. This report is published for the use of members of Congress, federal agencies, state agencies, industry, and the general public. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given the Energy Information Administration in Public Law 95-91 (Section 205(a)(2)). The International Petroleum Statistics Report presents data on international oil production, consumption,… more
Date: October 2, 1991
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Electric Power Monthly, September 1991. [CONTAINS GLOSSARY]

Description: This publication provides monthly statistics at the national, Census division, and state levels for net generation, fuel consumption, fuel stocks, quantity and quality of fuel, cost of fuel, electricity sales, revenue, and average revenue per kilowatthour of electricity sold. Data on net generation, fuel consumption, fuel stocks, quantity and cost of fuel are also displayed at the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) region level. Additionally, statistics at the company and plant … more
Date: September 12, 1991
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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