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2014 Environmental Justice Implementation Progress Report

Description: "This report highlights some of HHS's significant contributions to environmental justice in the areas of stakeholder engagement; policy development and dissemination; education and training, research and data collection, analysis, and utilization; and services."
Date: 2014
Creator: United States. Department of Health and Human Services.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2013-2017

Description: University of North Texas Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2013-2017 contains information about vision of the Academic Plan Committee from the previous year (2012-2013) and Minutes/Outcomes for Retention Data Workshop (January 2013). It also includes President's Enrollment and Administrative Council Annual Enrollment Direction Priorities Update.
Date: 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Partner: University of North Texas

Acciona Solar Technology Performance Evaluation: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-384

Description: Under this agreement, NREL will work with Acciona to conduct joint testing, evaluation, and data collection related to Acciona's solar technologies and systems. This work includes, but is not limited to, testing and evaluation of solar component and system technologies, data collection and monitoring, performance evaluation, reliability testing, and analysis. This work will be conducted at Acciona's Nevada Solar One (NSO) power plant and NREL test facilities. Specific projects will be developed on a task order basis. Each task order will identify the name of the project and deliverables to be produced under the task order. Each task order will delineate an estimated completion date based on a project's schedule. Any reports developed under this CRADA must be reviewed by both NREL and Acciona and approved by each organization prior to publication of results or documents.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Mehos, M. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps

Description: This paper details a comprehensive study undertaken by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, and the University of Colorado to understand how the contribution of wind power providing active power control (APC) can benefit the total power system economics, increase revenue streams, improve the reliability and security of the power system, and provide superior and efficient response while reducing any structural and loading impacts that may reduce the life of the wind turbine or its components. The study includes power system simulations, control simulations, and actual field tests using turbines at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The study focuses on synthetic inertial control, primary frequency control, and automatic generation control, and analyzes timeframes ranging from milliseconds to minutes to the lifetime of wind turbines, locational scope ranging from components of turbines to large wind plants to entire synchronous interconnections, and additional topics ranging from economics to power system engineering to control design.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Ela, E.; Gevorgian, V.; Fleming, P.; Zhang, Y. C.; Singh, M.; Muljadi, E. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advanced Envelope Research for Factory Built Housing, Phase 3 -- Design Development and Prototyping

Description: The Advanced Envelope Research effort will provide factory homebuilders with high performance, cost-effective alternative envelope designs. In the near term, these technologies will play a central role in meeting stringent energy code requirements. For manufactured homes, the thermal requirements, last updated by statute in 1994, will move up to the more rigorous IECC 2012 levels in 2013, the requirements of which are consistent with site built and modular housing. This places added urgency on identifying envelope technologies that the industry can implement in the short timeframe. The primary goal of this research is to develop wall designs that meet the thermal requirements based on 2012 IECC standards. Given the affordable nature of manufactured homes, impact on first cost is a major consideration in developing the new envelope technologies. This work is part of a four-phase, multi-year effort. Phase 1 identified seven envelope technologies and provided a preliminary assessment of three selected methods for building high performance wall systems. Phase 2 focused on the development of viable product designs, manufacturing strategies, addressing code and structural issues, and cost analysis of the three selected options. An industry advisory committee helped critique and select the most viable solution to move further in the research -- stud walls with continuous exterior insulation. Phase 3, the subject of the current report, focused on the design development of the selected wall concept and explored variations on the use of exterior foam insulation. The scope also included material selection, manufacturing and cost analysis, and prototyping and testing.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Levy, E.; Kessler, B.; Mullens, M. & Rath, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

AGR-2 Data Qualification Report for ATR Cycle 154B

Description: This report provides the data qualification status of Advanced Gas Reactor-2 (AGR-2) fuel irradiation experimental data from Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Cycle 154B as recorded in the Nuclear Data Management and Analysis System (NDMAS). This is the last cycle of AGR-2 irradiation, as the test train was pulled from the ATR core during the outage portion of ATR Cycle 155A. The AGR-2 data streams addressed in this report include thermocouple (TC) temperatures, sweep gas data (flow rates including new Fission Product Monitoring (FPM) downstream flows from Fission Product Monitoring System (FPMS) detectors, pressure, and moisture content), and FPMS data (release rates and release-to-birth rate ratios [R/Bs]) for each of the six capsules in the AGR-2 experiment. The final data qualification status for these data streams is determined by a Data Review Committee (DRC) comprised of AGR technical leads, Sitewide Quality Assurance (QA), and NDMAS analysts. The Data Review Committee reviewed the data acquisition process, considered whether the data met the requirements for data collection as specified in QA-approved Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) data collection plans, examined the results of NDMAS data testing and statistical analyses, and confirmed the qualification status of the data as given in this report.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Pham, Binh & Einerson, Jeff
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Alternative Compliance: Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting a Waiver Request Application and Other Documentation Requirements (Book)

Description: This document is designed to assist covered fleets interested in taking advantage of more flexible compliance options and to facilitate the transition from Standard Compliance to Alternative Compliance. It is designed to help fleets better understand the Alternative Compliance option and successfully complete the waiver application process.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Sears, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Transportation and Logistics Challenges Affecting the Deployment of Larger Wind Turbines: Summary of Results

Description: There is relatively little literature that characterizes transportation and logistics challenges and the associated effects on U.S. wind markets. The objectives of this study were to identify the transportation and logistics challenges, assess the associated impacts, and provide recommendations for strategies and specific actions to address the challenges. The authors primarily relied on interviews with wind industry project developers, original equipment manufacturers, and transportation and logistics companies to obtain the information and industry perspectives needed for this study. They also reviewed published literature on trends and developments in increasing wind turbine size, logistics, and transportation issues.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Cotrell, J.; Stehly, T.; Johnson, J.; Roberts, J. O.; Parker, Z.; Scott, G. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyzing Effects of Turbulence on Power Generation Using Wind Plant Monitoring Data: Preprint

Description: In this paper, a methodology is developed to analyze how ambient and wake turbulence affects the power generation of a single wind turbine within an array of turbines. Using monitoring data from a wind power plant, we selected two sets of wind and power data for turbines on the edge of the wind plant that resemble (i) an out-of-wake scenario (i.e., when the turbine directly faces incoming winds) and (ii) an in-wake scenario (i.e., when the turbine is under the wake of other turbines). For each set of data, two surrogate models were then developed to represent the turbine power generation (i) as a function of the wind speed; and (ii) as a function of the wind speed and turbulence intensity. Support vector regression was adopted for the development of the surrogate models. Three types of uncertainties in the turbine power generation were also investigated: (i) the uncertainty in power generation with respect to the published/reported power curve, (ii) the uncertainty in power generation with respect to the estimated power response that accounts for only mean wind speed; and (iii) the uncertainty in power generation with respect to the estimated power response that accounts for both mean wind speed and turbulence intensity. Results show that (i) under the same wind conditions, the turbine generates different power between the in-wake and out-of-wake scenarios, (ii) a turbine generally produces more power under the in-wake scenario than under the out-of-wake scenario, (iii) the power generation is sensitive to turbulence intensity even when the wind speed is greater than the turbine rated speed, and (iv) there is relatively more uncertainty in the power generation under the in-wake scenario than under the out-of-wake scenario.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Zhang, J.; Chowdhury, S. & Hodge, B. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview

Description: Report presenting a summary of the first comprehensive assessment of Arctic Ocean acidification (AOA) conducted by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). It outlines the 10 key findings with background information, explanations of implications for the Arctic region, and future work.
Date: 2014
Creator: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Assessing Development Impacts Associated with Low Emission Development Strategies: Lessons Learned from Pilot Efforts in Kenya and Montenegro

Description: Low emission development strategies (LEDS) articulate economy-wide policies and implementation plans designed to enable a country to meet its long-term development objectives while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A development impact assessment tool was developed to inform an analytically robust and transparent prioritization of LEDS actions based on their economic, social, and environmental impacts. The graphical tool helps policymakers communicate the development impacts of LEDS options and identify actions that help meet both emissions reduction and development goals. This paper summarizes the adaptation and piloting of the tool in Kenya and Montenegro. The paper highlights strengths of the tool and discusses key needs for improving it.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Cox, S.; Katz, J. & Wurtenberger, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Assessment of Offshore Wind System Design, Safety, and Operation Standards

Description: This report is a deliverable for a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) entitled National Offshore Wind Energy Resource and Design Data Campaign -- Analysis and Collaboration (contract number DE-EE0005372; prime contractor -- AWS Truepower). The project objective is to supplement, facilitate, and enhance ongoing multiagency efforts to develop an integrated national offshore wind energy data network. The results of this initiative are intended to 1) produce a comprehensive definition of relevant met-ocean resource assets and needs and design standards, and 2) provide a basis for recommendations for meeting offshore wind energy industry data and design certification requirements.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Sirnivas, S.; Musial, W.; Bailey, B. & Filippelli, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Baptist Generals poster]

Description: Poster advertising a concert by Baptist Generals on Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9 pm, at Dan's Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial Street, Denton, Texas. Poster for the Baptist Generals 15 year anniversary show features a black and white photograph of the 6 male band members leaning against a wall and event details in black and white type. Advance ticket price was eight dollars. Logos for the band, the venue, Sub Pop record label, and a QR code are printed in black across the bottom of the poster.
Date: 2014
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Partner: UNT Music Library

Being LGBT in Asia: China Country Report

Description: Report based on regional discussions describing the legal and social environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in China including background and contextual information, relevant organizations in the country, and associated reference information.
Date: 2014
Creator: {{{name}}}
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Being LGBT in Asia: {{{country}}} Country Report

Description: Report based on regional discussions describing the legal and social environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Cambodia including background and contextual information, relevant organizations in the country, and associated reference information.
Date: 2014
Creator: {{{name}}}
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Being LGBT in Asia: Indonesia Country Report

Description: Report based on regional discussions describing the legal and social environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Indonesia including background and contextual information, relevant organizations in the country, and associated reference information.
Date: 2014
Creator: {{{name}}}
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Being LGBT in Asia: Mongolia Country Report

Description: Report based on regional discussions describing the legal and social environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Mongolia including background and contextual information, relevant organizations in the country, and associated reference information.
Date: 2014
Creator: {{{name}}}
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Being LGBT in Asia: Nepal Country Report

Description: Report based on regional discussions describing the legal and social environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Nepal including background and contextual information, relevant organizations in the country, and associated reference information.
Date: 2014
Creator: Pokhrel, Adheep & Shrestha, Bharat Man
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Being LGBT in Asia: The Philippines Country Report

Description: This report was technically reviewed by UNDP and USAID as part of the 'Being LGT in Asia' initiative. It is based on the observations of the author(s) of the Philippines National LGBT Community Dialogue held in Manila in June 2013, conversations with participants and a desk review of published literature.
Date: 2014
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department