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Revolution Now: The Future Arrives for Five Clean Energy Technologies: 2016 Update

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Transportation

Latest annual report on the move toward clean energy technologies, which highlights the development wind turbines, solar technologies, electric vehicles, and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).  From the Energy Department


Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Natural Resources,Statistics

Reviews U.S. trade performance during the year with a focus on changes in exports and imports of key natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing products.  Also examines changes in trade relations with 4 key partners and country groups.  Also has special topic: the impact of declining energy prices on U.S. sectoral trade flows.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission.


Facility Level Information on GHGs Tool (FLIGHT)

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

Interactive site which allows user to choose geographic place, types of fuels and emissions and identify sites with 2015 emissions totals.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: 2015 Highlights

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

8003 facilities reported direct emissions totaling 3.05 billion metric tons CO2 equivalent.  Includes program background, reported emissions, emissions trends, and geographic distribution of emissions.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data From Large Facilities

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

Agency press release on the sixth year of greenhouse gas emissions reporting including GHG pollution trends and emissions by industrial sector, geographic region, and individual facilities.  In 2015 large industrial facilities emissions, accounting for about 50% of total U.S. emissions, were 4.9% lower than 2014 and 8.2% lower than 2011.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Statistical Yearbook [United Nations] 2016 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,United Nations

Offers statistics on social, economic, and environmental conditions at the national, regional, and world levels.  Contents are under review and this edition is shorter than previous ones.  From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs


National Port Strategy Assessment: Reducing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases at U.S. Ports

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Examines current and future emissions from various diesel sources operating in port areas and explores the potential of a range of available strategies to reduce emissions from ships, trucks, locomotives, and cargo-handling equipment.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Annual Energy Outlook 2016 With Projections to 2040

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Presents projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2040.  Also covers related legislation and regulations, market trends, and selected energy topics.  From the Energy Information Administration


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