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Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration’s Case

Categories: Congress,Energy,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/07/245369.htm

Testimony of Secretary of State Kerry before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, 7/28/2015 defending the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement with Iran.  From the State Department

 

Technology Assessment: Nuclear Reactors: Status and Challenges in Development and Deployment of New Commercial Concepts

Categories: Energy,Nuclear Energy,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671686.pdf

Discusses the status of new reactor concepts such as light water small modular reactors, the intended benefits of new advanced reactor concepts, and the challenges associated with bringing these new reactors online.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Energy,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43333.pdf

Provides background information on the Iran Nuclear Agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the arguments of its defenders and critics.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Russia : International Energy Data and Analysis

Categories: Energy,Russia,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/analysis_includes/countries_long/Russia/russia.pdf

Describes the Russian energy sector, including oil, natural gas, and coal, and the relative importance of the energy sector to the Russian economy.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Iran: Efforts to Achieve a Nuclear Accord

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43333.pdf

Provides background information on Iran’s nuclear program, the details of the Joint Plan of Action interim agreement of November 2013, and the efforts to reach a comprehensive agreement since April 2015.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Lessons Learned and Issues for Congress

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41836.pdf

The RGGI is the nation’s first mandatory cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions.  It involves 9 eastern states and applies only to carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants with capacities to generate 25+ megawatts.  This report looks at what can be learned from the program thus far.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Pakistan’s Power Crisis

Categories: Energy,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR375-Pakistans-Power-Crisis-The-Way-Forward.pdf

Discusses Pakistan’s energy crisis, including electricity and gas shortfalls, and the reasons for the problem.  Report written before the June 2015 deadly heat wave in Pakistan.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Iran: International Energy Data and Analysis

Categories: Energy,Iran,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/analysis_includes/countries_long/Iran/iran.pdf

Describes the effects of international sanctions on Iran’s production of crude oil and natural gas despite the country’s large known reserves.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

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