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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2016

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

https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks-1990-2016

Annual report on how successful the U.S. has been in meeting its commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Includes trends in greenhouse gas emissions, energy-related emissions of GHGs from stationary and mobile sources, emissions from industrial and agricultural sources and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Greenhouse Gases, New and Existing Power Plants

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/GreenhouseGasPlan.aspx

Website established to track Virginia’s plan for regulating carbon emissions from electric power generation.  Includes results from public hearings.  Comment period closed on 4/9/18.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

 

NEREC Standards for Bulk Power Physical Security: Is the Grid More Secure?

Categories: Congress,Energy,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations

https://fas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33c6e6fc9f63792ebcbb7ef9d&id=bfa5f4d486&e=6c94e9e73e

Describes steps taken to provide greater security for U.S. power grids by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Energy Department, and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) since 2015.  Also describes continuing areas of policy concern.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Annual Energy Outlook 2018 with Projections to 2050

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/aeo/pdf/AEO2018_FINAL_PDF.pdf

Offers projections of U.S. energy markets in the near future with strong domestic production and flat domestic energy demand leading to more U.S. energy exports.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Oil and Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands: Rescission of a 2015 Rule

Categories: Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-29/pdf/2017-28211.pdf

Final rule that rescinds an Obama Administration rule that would have set environmental limitations on hydraulic fracking on public lands.  The rescinded rules would have strengthened well construction and wastewater management standards and required disclosure of chemicals in fracking fluids.  From the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior

 

2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://www.boem.gov/NP-Draft-Proposed-Program-2019-2024/

Trump Administration proposal to revise Obama administration plans and open previously-protected U.S. off-shore waters to oil and gas drilling.  Identifies 47 potential areas, including the mid-Atlantic, where companies  could buy leases between 2019 and 2024 under the proposed plan.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

World Energy Outlook 2017: Executive Summary

Categories: China,Energy,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WEO_2017_Executive_Summary_English_version.pdf

Focuses on four large-scale shifts in the global energy system: rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies, the growing electrification of energy, the shift to a cleaner, more services-oriented economy in China, and the resilience of shale gas and tight oil in the U.S.  From the International Energy Agency

 

The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2017

Categories: Energy,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/State%20of%20Transportation%202017%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf

Describes the current status of all aspects of the transportation system including highways, air, rail, and waterways.  Includes commuting, congestion, and air quality.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

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