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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

International Energy Outlook 2016

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

https://www.eia.gov/forecasts/ieo/

Presents an assessment of the outlook for international energy markets through 2040.  Includes a review of world trends in energy demand and the major sources of uncertainty in the projections.  Also discusses the outlook for global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

The Outlook for U.S. Production of Shale Oil

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/51599-workingpaper_2016-01.pdf

Models the production of energy from shale resources and examines the outlook for that production by four key regions.  Also examines the sensitivity of production to price changes and the likely oil price ranges for the next five years. Working paper from the Congressional Budget Office

 

EPA Releases First-Ever Standards to Cut Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

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

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-releases-first-ever-standards-cut-methane-emissions-oil-and-gas-sector

Press release about new regulations to reduce emissions of methane and other volatile organic compounds, blamed for promoting climate change, from new or recently modified oil and gas wells in the U.S.  The actions are part of the U.S. strategy to cut methane emissions from the energy sector by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Carbon Footprint of Heat Generation

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0523/POST-PN-0523.pdf

Summarizes evidence about the carbon footprints of current and emerging heating technologies in the domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors.  Also outlines other considerations for heating policy and assesses the best way to reduce emissions from heating.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

EPA Publishes 21st Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-publishes-21st-annual-us-greenhouse-gas-inventory

Agency press release summarizing results of report.  Inventory shows a 9% drop in U.S. emissions since 2005 and a 1% increase in GHG emissions in 2014 over 2013.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report: 1990-2014

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/usinventoryreport.html

Annual report on U.S. emissions and removals by source, economic sector, and greenhouse gas.  Provides separate links to different sections of 2014 report.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Consumer Expenditures Midyear Update, July 2014 Through June 2015 Average

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/cesmy_04152016.pdf

Reports that average consumer expenditures were up 5.9% compared with the 2013-2014 midyear average.  Average incomes also increased by 6.6%.  Covers average household expenditures by specific categories.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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