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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2016 Pocket Guide to Transportation

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

A collection of statistics on the U.S. transportation system with major trends.  Covers freight, passenger, environment, safety, and efficiency topics.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Trends in U.S. Agriculture’s Consumption and Production of Energy

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Statistics

Examines recent trends in energy use in the agricultural sector and the extent to which farm businesses engage in on-farm energy production.   Covers renewable power, shale energy, and cellulosic biomass.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Methane: An Introduction to Emission Sources and Reduction Strategies

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

Covers emissions, historical trends, the source sectors (agriculture, fossil energies, and waste management), issues in measurement, cost-benefit considerations, and current issues for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

Text of final regulation on GHG emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium to heavy duty engines and vehicles as prepared for publication in the Federal Register.  From the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

Agency press release on the approval of final regulations for limiting carbon pollution and improving fuel efficiency of medium and heavy duty vehicles.  The standards are said to provide $230 billion in net benefits to society.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


What Drives Petroleum Product Prices?

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides graphs that show factors affecting petroleum product prices on a monthly or quarterly basis.  Corresponding tab shows what affects crude oil prices.  From the Energy Information Adminstration


U.S. Electric System Operating Data

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Statistics

Shows electricity use in the U.S. on a current basis with updates every 15 minutes.  Includes current electricity demand, yesterday’s demand, data visualizations, and a description of the U.S. power grid and how it works.  Claims to be the first hourly data collection conducted by a federal statistical agency.  From the Energy Information Administration

(energy     science/technology     statistics)

Draft Technical Assessment Report: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2022-2025

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

1200+ page report on progress made toward achieving corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) and greenhouse gas emission standards established in 2012 legislation for cars and light trucks by 2025.  Provides first technical assessment of technologies available to meet these standards and differing compliance pathways.  Also includes a 13 page summary of the major points.  From the National  Highway Traffic Safety Administration


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