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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Quadrennial Energy Review: Energy Transmission, Storage, and Distribution Infrastructure

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Homeland Security,Transportation

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/04/f22/QER-ALL%20FINAL_0.pdf

The first-ever such review, resulting from a presidential memorandum of January 2014, focuses on energy infrastructure  and identifies the threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security.  From the Department of Energy

 

Energy Storage

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-492.pdf

Discusses ways in which energy storage applications are considered one of eight leading technologies by the British government.  Also covers the roles of energy storage in the electricity, heat, and transport sectors and barriers and policies related to energy storage technologies.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Gulet Mohamed v. Eric Holder

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/jud/gulet/redress.pdf

Court filing which reveals that the federal government has revised its procedures and now provides information to those denied aircraft boarding because their names are on the No-Fly list.  The filing details the appeals procedures available to such an individual.  From the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2013

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

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/TSAR_2013.pdf

Presents key transportation indicators along with an overview of the U.S. transportation system.  Covers passenger travel, freight movement, safety and accidents, energy use, and environmental impacts.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Factsheet on EU Security Measures in Civil Airliners

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,European Union,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4724_en.htm?locale=en

Covers the current rules regarding crew members in the cockpit, pending legislation relating to medical fitness of airline pilots,  safety and security rules for cockpit doors, and other matters related to the recent downing of the German plane.  From the European Commission

 

Driving Among High School Students, United States, 2013

Categories: Education,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6412a1.htm

Examines the decline in numbers of teen drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents in the period 2004-2013 and the possible reasons for the decline.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Consumer Expenditures Midyear Update—July 2013 Through June 2014 Average

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cesmy.pdf

Shows trends in average consumer expenditures for such basics as food, housing, apparel, health care, and transportation.  Healthcare represented the highest percentage increase at 11.3%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

New American Housing Survey Statistics Reveal Snapshot of U.S. Homes

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Statistics,Transportation,Weather/Disasters

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-61.html

Agency press release with links to detailed housing statistic tables.  Discusses new questions on survey covering disaster preparedness, community involvement, neighborhood characteristics, and public transportation.  From the Census Bureau

 

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