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Federal Lands and Natural Resources: Overview and Selected Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Climate Change,Energy,Geology/Mining,Govt Finance,Natural Resources,Recreation/Travel

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43429.pdf

Discusses issues involved in questions of federal land acquisition and management.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nuclear Energy Cooperation with Foreign Countries: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R41910.pdf

Discusses broad themes related to nuclear cooperation with other countries including proliferation threats posed by civil nuclear commerce, the sagging market share of the U.S. nuclear industry, and bilateral relations with other countries.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Producing Oil and Natural Gas from Shale

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49815-Effects_of_Shale_Production.pdf

Examines how the development of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques and their extraction of gas and oil from shale formations will result in economic and budgetary effects in the U.S.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation

http://www.eia.gov/analysis/requests/fe/pdf/lng.pdf

Updates a 2012 study on whether permitting increased exports of natural gas will affect energy prices in U.S. markets.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013

Categories: Energy,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/crudeoilreserves/pdf/uscrudeoil.pdf

Describes the increases in oil and gas reserves with crude oil reserves exceeding 36 billion barrels for the first time since 1975.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Recent Trends and Factors

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43795.pdf

Discusses recent progress in reduction of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, what causes GHG emissions, and the challenge of estimating future emissions accurately.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Natural Gas for Cars and Trucks: Options and Challenges

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43791.pdf

The increase in natural gas supplies in the U.S. has raised interest in natural gas as a transportation fuel.  This report reviews vehicle technologies that could use natural gas as a fuel and legislative policies that could spur development.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Emissions Gap Report 2014: A UNEP Synthesis Report

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/emissionsgapreport2014/portals/50268/pdf/EGR2014_LOWRES.pdf

Examines whether the pledges of carbon emissions limitations made by countries are on track to meet the internationally agreed upon 2 degree Centigrade target.  Argue for a halving of all greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century followed by movement toward carbon neutrality and net zero total greenhouse gas emissions by century’s end.  From the UN Environment Programme

 

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