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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

 

Drinking Water: Characterization of Injected Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666048.pdf

Investigates the characteristics of fluids injected into wells associated with oil and gas production in fracking operations and the type of information that federal or state regulations require well operators to provide about these fluids in order to ensure the safety of underground drinking water sources. From the Government Accountability Office

 

State Transportation Statistics 2014

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

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/state_transportation_statistics/state_transportation_statistics_2014/index.html

A statistical profile of transportation in the 50 states and DC.  Covers freight movement, passenger travel, registered vehicles and miles traveled, safety, infrastructure, energy, and environmental topics.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

East China Sea

Categories: China,Energy,Japan,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/countries/analysisbriefs/east_china_sea/east_china_sea.pdf

Describes the strategic location of the East China Sea and the potential oil and gas deposits that have made it a point of contention between China and Japan.  From the  Energy Information Administration

 

International Energy Outlook 2014

Categories: Energy,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/pdf/0484%282014%29.pdf

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

http://www.uscourts.gov/courts/laed/9042014FindingsofFactandConclusionsofLaw.pdf

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

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5850

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43690.pdf

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

 

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