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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Conserving Energy and Reducing Consumption in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3257/eo-31-conserving-energy-and-reducing-consumption-in-the-commonwealth-of-virginia.pdf

Virginia Executive Order 31 of 2014 sets a goal of reducing electricity consumption in state facilities by 15% by 2017, using 2009-2010 as a baseline and directs state agencies to use Energy Performance Contracting to reduce energy consumption.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook (STEO)

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/pdf/steo_full.pdf

Predicts falling winter home heating and gasoline retail prices. Includes projected winter fuel expenditures by fuel and region.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Virginia Energy Plan, October 1, 2014

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DE/LinkDocuments/2014_VirginiaEnergyPlan/VEP2014.pdf

Lengthy document which includes emphasis on strengthening renewable energy sector, improving energy conservation, and developing new nuclear energy technologies.  Also includes sections on general energy information, separate sections for each major energy type, and a chapter on advanced vehicle technology.  From the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy

 

J. Robert Oppenheimer Personnel Hearings Transcripts

Categories: Communism,Energy,Govt Secrecy,History,Nuclear Arms,Science/Technology

https://www.osti.gov/opennet/hearing.jsp

Declassified transcripts of a classic Cold War document, the hearings by the Atomic Energy Commission that resulted in the revocation of the security clearance of Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the Manhattan Project to produce the first atomic bomb.  The first time the complete text has been available.  From the Energy Department

 

U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/87acb71855bed86585257d6b0052c584!OpenDocument

Press release on results of fuel economy testing of 2013 and 2014 vehicles.  Provides link to full report and various appendices.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Trends: Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation

http://epa.gov/fueleconomy/fetrends/1975-2014/420r14023.pdf

 

The authoritative reference on personal vehicle fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, and powertrain technology trends in the U.S.  Data for model year 2013 are final and for model year 2014 are preliminary.  See also Full Report Tables.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Recreation/Travel,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/PassengerTravelFactsFigures_0.pdf

Data on the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States, the transportation network, and related safety, economic, and environmental implications.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Carbon Budget 2014: An Annual Update of the Global Carbon Budget and Trends

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

http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/index.htm

Reports that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning and other activities increased by 2.3% in 2013.  The carbon emissions were 61% above the 1990 total, the Kyoto Protocol Reference Year.  Also provides information on regional emission levels.  From the Global Carbon Project and Global Change.gov

 

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