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Geothermal energy impact in Brazoria County. Final report, 15 July 1978-November 30, 1979

Description: All activities performed by Alvin Community College and the University of Texas at Austin in association with the development of Geopressured-Geothermal energy are contained in this report. A discussion of the progress of the Test Well is also contained herein. Public seminars and workshops were presented to the local community. A summer institute in energy was also presented to local public school teachers. A compaign to publicize the development of the new energy resource was also waged. An o… more
Date: June 1, 1980
Creator: Horine, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DOE role in nuclear policies and programs: official transcript of public briefing. Addendum December 13, 1977, Washington, D. C

Description: A total of 24 questions were read into the official record at the public briefing on nuclear policies and programs. The answers published were researched and written by personnel of DOE's Office of Energy Research, Office of Energy Technology, and the Secretary's Office. A few questions were sent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for review and for preparation of answers.
Date: February 1, 1978
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of the solar building, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Final report, April 1974-September 1978

Description: During portions of the 1974-1975 and 1975-1976 winter heating seasons, a field evaluation was made of a solar-assisted heat pump heating system in a small commercial office building in Albuquerque, N.M. The system was comprised of one main water-to-water heat pump and five small water-to-air heat pumps. The liquid-type solar collector array had an area equivalent to about 10% of the building floor area. Other than the ethylene glycol/water solution circulated through the solar collector array, … more
Date: December 1, 1979
Creator: Gilman, S.F.
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Support for a nuclear future: student response to the CRBRP

Description: Results are presented of a multiple regression analysis of questionnaire data from two random samples of University of Tennessee seniors. Data were collected from 94 students with science/engineering majors (the ''Tech'' sample), and 91 students with non-science/engineering majors (the ''Mass'' sample--which represents the majority of the students). The purpose of the analysis was to isolate factors which independently explain student response to the CRBRP and to breeder reactors in general.
Date: January 1, 1977
Creator: Bremseth, M. D. & Clelland, D. A.
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Science in Action'': An interdisciplinary science education program

Description: Science in Action is an education outreach program for pre-collegiate students. It is based on the concept that, in order to interest students in science, they must see science and scientists at work. The program encompasses the full range of scientific disciplines -- the core sciences, engineering and mathematics. A unique aspect of the program is the involvement and support of scientists and engineers representing local professional societies, industries, businesses, and academic institutions… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Horton, L.L.
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Energy in the '80s: decade of decision

Description: This proceeding includes the six papers presented at the Public Awareness Symposium plus the WATTEC/Engineers' Week banquet address on nuclear power by Dr. Harold M. Agnew of General Atomic Co.; these presentations on the final day, February 22, concluded the 1980 WATTEC conference. A separate abstract was prepared for each paper and for the banquet address.
Date: June 1, 1980
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Business strategy groups lessons learned

Description: Since FY 1977, 29 business strategy group (BSG) sessions are known to have been conducted. Four were in nuclear, 3 in resource applications, 9 in fossil energy, 10 in solar/geothermal, 1 in conservation, and 2 in EIA (systems operations and support services and programming services). DOE management needs to re-emphasize with the program mamangement the importance for the use of BSGs in the mission needs and advanced procurement plan stages of major acquisition. BSG briefings and report findings… more
Date: August 1, 1980
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Geothermal reservoir engineering research at Stanford University. First annual report, October 1, 1980-September 30, 1981

Description: The work on energy extraction experiments concerns the efficiency with which the in-place heat and fluids can be produced. The work on noncondensable gas reservoir engineering covers both the completed and continuing work in these two interrelated research areas: radon emanation from the rock matrix of geothermal reservoirs, and radon and ammonia variations with time and space over geothermal reservoirs. Cooperative research programs with Italy and Mexico are described. The bench-scale experime… more
Date: September 1, 1981
Creator: Brigham, W.E.; Horne, R.N.; Kruger, P.; Miller, F.G. & Ramey, H.J. Jr.
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Houston, Texas design/build house. Case study report

Description: The task activities relating to the Houston house, including problems, constructive comments, and successes, are described. Included in appendices are: cost data, methodology for ranking cities, house information sheet, thermal performance analysis, architectural information release, press releases and news clippings, and house pictures. One appendix was abstracted separately. (MHR)
Date: June 1, 1981
Creator: Borden, J. O. & Porter, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Education confronts the energy dilemma

Description: The conference was convened to present a role that America's schools could play in solving or coping with the energy crisis. Eleven sessions were conducted to fulfill this concern: Our Energy Crisis and Education: A Critical Assessment; The Energy Agenda at the Office of Education; Energy Resources: Scenarios for the Future; The Moral Dilemma of Energy Education; Constraints Influencing Education's Role; Energy Education: What's Been Done to Date; Practitioners Discuss Their Future Roles, Respo… more
Date: January 1, 1977
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Commercialization survey for the Department of Energy's Solar Building Demonstration Program

Description: The National Solar Heating and Cooling Program for commercial buildings has been in place for approximately seven years. In the drive to create a viable solar heating and cooling industry in an unprecedented short period of time (5 years), mistakes have been made but many lessons have been learned. The biggest mistake was the belief that the time was ripe for a demonstration program instead of an applications test program. This has led to the following: forcing of the technology before it was f… more
Date: unknown
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The corporation and the community: Credibility, legitimacy, and imposed risk

Description: In this age of rapid changes, large segments of society no longer trust any institution or authority in regard to pronouncements on what is safe. Because of this distrust, the public has demanded and obtained increased rights for individuals to intervene directly in decisions affecting them. Rosenthal warns that an organization that just fulfills its legal requirements for safety is no longer doing enough. Industry leaders must work toward re-establishing credibility by identifying persons who … more
Date: October 1, 1991
Creator: Wade, C. (ed.) (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)) & Rosenthal, I. (Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States). Center for Risk and Decision Processes)
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Toward an acceptable nuclear future

Description: The nuclear option is in danger of being foreclosed. The trend toward antinuclearism may be reversed if concerns about low-level radiation insult can be shown ultimately to be without foundation; evidence for this speculation is presented. Nevertheless it is suggested that the nuclear enterprise itself must propose new initiatives to increase the acceptability of nuclear energy. A key element of an acceptable nuclear future is cluster siting of reactors. This siting plan might be achieved by co… more
Date: November 1, 1977
Creator: Weinberg, A.M.
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Distributed Technologies in California's Energy Future. Volume I

Description: This interim report contains eight of the eighteen chapters included in the complete report. In Chapter I, pertinent data, facts, and observations are made following an initial summary. Chapter II is an introduction, citing especially the writings of Amory Lovins. The criteria used in defining distributed systems, suggested by Lovins, are that the technologies be renewable, environmentally benign, local, subject to graceful failure, foolproof, flexible, comprehensible, and matched in energy qua… more
Date: September 1, 1977
Creator: Christensen, M.; Craig, P.; McGuire, C. B. & Simmons, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Semiannual progress report for the Idaho Geothermal Program, October 1, 1979-March 31, 1980

Description: Progress is reported for the Idaho Geothermal program between October 1, 1979 and March 31, 1980. Progress on the 5-MW Pilot Power Plant at the Raft River Geothermal Test Site is summarized including construction, steady-state and transient analyses by computer modeling, the geothermal water treatment program, and additional experimental and theoretical work on direct contact heat exchangers. Asbestos-cement pipe failures in the geothermal fluid supply and injection system are also summarized. … more
Date: July 1, 1980
Creator: Ihrig, R.R. (ed.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Permitting and solid waste management issues for the Bailly Station wet limestone Advanced Flue Gas Desulfurization (AFGD) system

Description: Pure Air (a general partnership between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.). is constructing a wet limestone co-current advanced flue gas desulfurization (AFGD) system that has technological and commercial advantages over conventional FGD systems in the United States. The AFGD system is being installed at the Northern Indiana Public Service Company's Bailly Generating Station near Gary, Indiana. The AFGD system is scheduled to be operational by the S… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Bolinsky, F.T. (Pure Air, Allentown, PA (United States)); Ross, J. (Northern Indiana Public Service Co., Hammond, IN (United States)); Dennis, D.S. (United Engineers and Constructors, Inc., Denver, CO (United States). Stearns-Roger Div.) & Huston, J.S. (Environmental Alternatives, Inc., Warren NJ (USA))
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Effort to earn public support and confidence in Hanford Site cleanup work

Description: Public involvement is needed for Hanford Site cleanup to succeed. If people do not know about, understand, and support cleanup, it will be more difficult and expensive. The Tri-Party Agreement calls for public involvement in decisions about cleanup options and schedules. This paper defines what public involvement means and how the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and US Department of Energy (DOE) have conducted it. Experience and survey… more
Date: September 1, 1991
Creator: Brown, M.C.; Edwards, C. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)) & Beers, A.A. (Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia, WA (United States))
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Improved conversion efficiency workshop. Volume 1. Working papers

Description: This pre-Workshop brief deals with the energy situation in the United States and the ERDA Division of Conservation Research and Technology activities. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the national energy situation and the National Energy Plan for achieving a transition from scarce oil and gas to more-abundant, renewable sources of energy. Chapter 2 describes CONRT's role in the transition and the technology options for improving energy conversion efficiency in the four energy-using sector… more
Date: January 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear power and the public: analysis of collected survey research

Description: This executive summary highlights the major findings of a comprehensive synthesis and analysis of over 100 existing surveys dealing with public attitudes toward nuclear power issues. Questions of immediate policy relevance to the nuclear debate are posed and answered on the basis of these major findings. For each issue area, those sections of the report in which more-detailed discussion and presentation of relevant data may be found are indicated.
Date: November 1, 1977
Creator: Melber, B. D.; Nealey, S. M.; Hammersla, J. & Rankin, W. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transportation Outreach Program Plan

Description: The Department of Energy (DOE) Transportation Management Program (TMP) is committed to providing opportunities for public interaction, working cooperatively with groups interested in or affected by DOE transportation, and providing information through the development and implementation of its Outreach Program. This Plan describes how the DOE plans to involve the public in its transportation programs. This Transportation Outreach Program Plan will assist the Secretary of Energy is carrying out h… more
Date: August 1, 1991
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Restarting TMI unit one: social and psychological impacts

Description: A technical background is provided for preparing an environmental assessment of the social and psychological impacts of restarting the undamaged reactor at Three Mile Island (TMI). Its purpose is to define the factors that may cause impacts, to define what those impacts might be, and to make a preliminary assessment of how impacts could be mitigated. It does not attempt to predict or project the magnitude of impacts. Four major research activities were undertaken: a literature review, focus-gro… more
Date: December 1, 1983
Creator: Sorensen, J.; Soderstrom, J.; Bolin, R.; Copenhaver, E. & Carnes, S.
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Emergence of collective action and environmental networking in relation to radioactive waste management

Description: This paper explores the relationship between the national environmental movement and nuclear technology in relation to a local emergent group. The historical development of nuclear technology in this conutry has followed a path leading to continued fear and mistrust of waste management by a portion of the population. At the forefront of opposition to nuclear technology are people and groups endorsing environmental values. Because of the antinuclear attitudes of environmentalists and the value o… more
Date: January 1, 1985
Creator: Williams, R.G. & Payne, B.A.
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Department of Energy low-level waste management strategy

Description: The DOE strategy recognizes that public perception of low-level waste management practices is not positive. Actions are included that are aimed at opening the system to the public. A better informed public will be able to better assess the performance of the low-level waste management system.
Date: January 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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