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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Renewable Energy

Categories: Energy,European Union,Statistics

Reports that the share of energy from renewable sources reached 12.5% in the European Union countries in 2010.  The EU target is 20% by 2020.  Provides country level data and trends from 2004.  From Eurostat


Assessing the Healthfulness of Consumers’ Grocery Purchases

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

This study focuses on consumers’ grocery expenditures to measure the extent to which Americans are conforming to Dietary Guidelines for Americans with the foods they purchase at the supermarket.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Remarks by the President on Election Night

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency

Speech of President Obama on November 7, 2012 after former Governor Romney conceded defeat in the presidential election .  From the White House


LGBTI: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Offenders: Selected Resources for Criminal Justice Professionals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues

An annotated bibliography with current information to correctional agencies regarding the safe and respectful management of LGBTI offenders and to prevent sexual mistreatment of such adult and juvenile inmates.  From the National Institute of Corrections


Bankruptcy Filings Down in Fiscal Year 2012

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

Reports a 14% drop in bankruptcy filings for FY2012 from 1.467 million in 2011 to 1.261 million in 2012.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts


Legislative Procedure in Congress: Basic Sources for Congressional Staff

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations\W%3D%22%20%20%20%0A

This report identifies and provides details on how to obtain official government sources of information on the legislative process and the rules and procedures of the House and Senate.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Senate


Spending for Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income FY2008 – FY2011

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Federal spending for low-income benefits program, excluding two Veterans programs, grew by 23% from FY2008 to FY2009 but at much slower rates since.  The report also distinguishes between Recovery Act spending and non-Recovery Act spending.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Republican Party portion of the Senate Budget Committee


Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports the rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness in 2011 was 117 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.  Truck drivers and law enforcement officers had the highest exposure to injury and illness.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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