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Securing America s Energy Future

Author : United States. Department of Energy
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America s Energy Future

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance
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The American Energy Initiative H R 909 a roadmap for America s energy future

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power
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A Strategy for America s Energy Future

Author : Michael Greenstone
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A Hamilton Project Strategy Paper - This paper provides four principles for reforming America's energy policies. First, a level playing field requires that the full costs of different energy sources be priced. Second, basic research, development, and demonstration are essential for energy innovation, but government funding is required for critical investments that the private sector does not have the incentives to undertake. Third, environmental regulations should be designed and implemented as efficiently as possible. Finally, climate change, as a problem of global scope, should be addressed on a global scale ... The true cost of energy includes not just the price we pay at the gas pump or what shows up on the electric bill, but also the less obvious impact of energy use on health, the environment, and national security. Economists refer to this more holistic accounting as the 'social costs' of energy consumption.

America s Energy Future A blueprint for domestic energy production

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
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The Role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in America s Energy Future

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
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Big Coal

Author : Jeff Goodell
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Long dismissed as a relic of a bygone era, coal is back -- with a vengeance. Coal is one of the nation's biggest and most influential industries -- Big Coal provides more than half the electricity consumed by Americans today -- and its dominance is growing, driven by rising oil prices and calls for energy independence. Is coal the solution to America's energy problems? On close examination, the glowing promise of coal quickly turns to ash. Coal mining remains a deadly and environmentally destructive industry. Nearly forty percent of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year comes from coal-fired power plants. In the last two decades, air pollution from coal plants has killed more than half a million Americans. In this eye-opening call to action, Goodell explains the costs and consequences of America's addiction to coal and discusses how we can kick the habit.

Working for America s Energy Future

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America s Energy Future

Author : Andy Mead
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Americans depend on easy access to energy. Most of us take it for granted that we will be able to light up a room with the flick of a switch, adjust the temperature of our homes at will, and climb into our cars every morning to go to work, often at distant sites. We use more energy than any other country. Americans make up only 4.5 percent of the world's population, yet we consume about 20 percent of the world's energy production. Collectively, we drive more, heat more, air condition more, and plug in more electronic devices than anyone else. We use 22 percent of the oil consumed in the world each day.Worldwide energy use is on the upswing as well, and is projected to keep increasing, as rapidly developing countries, such as China, India, and Brazil, become bigger players in the worldwide market for energy supplies, especially oil. And--sooner or later--the world's available supply of oil will run out. This 13-page issue guide presents three options for deliberation: Produce the Energy We Need to Maintain Our Way of Life This option holds that we must produce more of the energy we need, while making sure that as much imported energy as possible comes from stable, friendly countries, such as Canada. The result would be to lessen foreign entanglements, cut the nation's trade deficit, and make the dollar stronger in world markets, this option says. Put More Renewables and Clean Energy Sources into the Mix This option says that we need to find and use more sources of renewable energy. And, because we will inevitably have to move to renewables at some point, we should start down that path now. It will take time, but it will be worth it in the long run. Find Ways to Use Less Energy According to this option, there is no long-term future in this voracious use of energy produced by fossil fuels. They will, eventually, run out and, in the meantime, we continue to do great damage to the air, water, and earth that sustain us. While renewable, nonpolluting sources of energy may well be the answer to our problems, realistically we cannot expect them soon.

A Time to Choose

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America s Energy Future

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
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A Time to Choose America s Energy Future Final Report by the Energy Policy Project of the Ford Foundation

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Drilling Down on America s Energy Future

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
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Investing in Technologies for America s Energy Future

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy
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America s Energy Future

Author : National Research Council
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Energy production and use touch our lives in countless ways. We are reminded of the cost of energy every time we fill up at the gas pump, pay an electricity bill, or purchase an airline ticket. Energy use also has important indirect impacts, not all of which are reflected in current energy prices: depletion of natural resources, degradation of the environment, and threats to national security arising from a growing dependence on geopolitically unstable regions for some of our energy supplies. These indirect impacts could increase in the future if the demand for energy rises faster than available energy supplies. Our nation's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that reduces these impacts while providing sufficient and affordable energy supplies to sustain our future economic prosperity. The United States has enormous economic and intellectual resources that can be brought to bear on these challenges through a sustained national effort in the decades ahead. America's Energy Future is intended to inform the development of wise energy policies by fostering a better understanding of technological options for increasing energy supplies and improving the efficiency of energy use. This summary edition of the book will also be a useful resource for professionals working in the energy industry or involved in advocacy and researchers and academics in energy-related fields of study. America's Energy Future examines the deployment potential, costs, barriers, and impacts of energy supply and end-use technologies during the next two to three decades, including energy efficiency, alternative transportation fuels, renewable energy, fossil fuel energy, and nuclear energy, as well as technologies for improving the nation's electrical transmission and distribution systems.

Securing America s Energy Future

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MMS Planning for America s Energy Future a Quality Environments

Author : United States. Minerals Management Service
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Fueling the Fire

Author : Steven Pottle
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The United States is at a pivotal point in our nation's economic and political history and this opens up several questions about our future. * Is America facing an unavoidable decline in prosperity, competitiveness, and military strength? * After the success of World War II and the Cold War, will we become the first generation to leave our descendants a weaker, less-affluent country? * What role will energy play in restoring us to competitive strength and vitality? America is in the midst of an epic battle within its energy sector. It is the oil and gas industry's shale energy revolution versus the renewable energy sector. The stakes are huge: trillions of dollars of investment, future job growth, climate health, and the strength of the United States' economic competitiveness. Fueling the Fire: The Battle for America's Energy Future has been written not only for energy professionals, but also for anyone seeking to better understand this great economic and technological battle. The book addresses the following issues: * What core innovation sparked the shale energy revolution? * Is OPEC becoming increasingly irrelevant? * How will the shale revolution change electric utility, LNG and pipeline companies? * Is America's coal industry dying? * Should "fracking" be considered controversial? * What is the outlook for America's solar, wind and hydroelectric sectors? * Is America ready to fight a war against climate change? * Can we compete effectively with China? A key theme of this book is that innovation will continue to accelerate in both the conventional and renewable energy arenas. It is, therefore, far too early to handicap who will win the battle for America's energy future. America is on the cusp of becoming the leading global energy producer. In order to ensure our success, however, industry executives, capital providers, environmentalists, legislators, academics and ordinary citizens must begin a vigorous dialogue around key energy issues. This book will be critically important to anyone seeking to understand the issues impacting America's trillion dollar energy sector as it changes rapidly over the next ten years and beyond.

Electricity from Renewable Resources

Author : National Research Council
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A component in the America's Energy Future study, Electricity from Renewable Resources examines the technical potential for electric power generation with alternative sources such as wind, solar-photovoltaic, geothermal, solar-thermal, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. The book focuses on those renewable sources that show the most promise for initial commercial deployment within 10 years and will lead to a substantial impact on the U.S. energy system. A quantitative characterization of technologies, this book lays out expectations of costs, performance, and impacts, as well as barriers and research and development needs. In addition to a principal focus on renewable energy technologies for power generation, the book addresses the challenges of incorporating such technologies into the power grid, as well as potential improvements in the national electricity grid that could enable better and more extensive utilization of wind, solar-thermal, solar photovoltaics, and other renewable technologies.

British Columbia

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