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Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Energy Outlook 2014

Categories: Energy,Statistics

A shortened edition of an annual assessment of long-term global energy markets.  Provides projections to 2040 in three world oil price scenarios for petroleum and other liquids markets.  From the Energy Information Administration


In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20,2010

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

Decision by federal district court judge Carl Barbier that BP was guilty of gross negligence and subject to enhanced civil penalties in connection with the Macondo well blowout and fire that caused 11 deaths and vast environmental damage.   From Justia


Executive Order 26: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Strategic Plan and Steering Committee

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Energy,Health/Medical,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Establishes the priorities for the McAuliffe administration’s economic development plan. From the Office of the Governor


Clean Coal Loan Guarantees and Tax Incentives: Issues in Brief

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

Discusses the use of federal loan guarantees and tax incentives to stimulate private investment in clean coal technologies in order to bring about reductions in U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. Considers wording and purpose of previous relevant legislation and the future of such efforts.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2013 Distributed Wind Market Report

Categories: Energy,Statistics

Reports the new distributed wind capacity in the U.S. in 2013 (30.4 megawatts) and the change from the previous year (83% decline).  Summarizes the 2013 U.S. distributed wind market to help plan future investments by public and private entities.  From the Energy Department


Manhattan District History

Categories: Energy,History,Nuclear Arms

Multi-volume history of the project to develop an atomic bomb, now complete with the release of Volume 14 on Intelligence and Security, following its declassification.  The volumes record the project’s activities and achievements in research, design, construction, and operation.  From the Department of Energy


The Role of Oil Price Shocks in Causing U.S. Recessions

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Prices/Inflation

Delves more deeply into the question of whether and to what extent oil price increases become a major cause for U.S. recessions.  From the Federal Reserve


Memorandum of Agreement Between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Department of Environmental Quality Regarding the Coordinated Review of the Environmental Impacts of Oil or Gas Drilling in Tidewater Virginia

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

Agreement which acknowledges the mission of the two agencies—one to regulate oil and drilling activities in the state, the other to protect the environment—and the need to work together on the development of environmental impact assessments in areas of proposed drilling.  From the Office of the Governor


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