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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34042 - Provisions Supporting Ecosystem Services Markets in U.S. Farm Bill Legislation
15-Dec-2009; Renée Johnson; 13 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 10, 2008
January 23, 2008
June 12, 2007
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Abstract: Environmental goods and services are the benefits society obtains from the environment and ecosystems, both natural and managed, such as water filtration, flood control, provision of habitat, carbon storage, and many others. Farmers’ participation in providing these types of goods and services be.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Economics & Trade, Natural Resources
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32205 - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminals: Siting, Safety and Regulation
14-Dec-2009; Paul W. Parfomak, Adam S. Vann; 33 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 24, 2009
May 15, 2008
July 15, 2005
April 20, 2005
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Abstract: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a hazardous fuel shipped in large tankers to U.S. ports from overseas. While LNG has historically made up a small part of U.S. natural gas supplies, rising price volatility, and the possibility of domestic shortages have significantly increased LNG demand. To meet t.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Risk & Reform, Economics & Trade
go directly to report, PDF _ R40809 - Climate Change: Costs and Benefits of the Cap-and-Trade Provisions of H.R. 2454
14-Sep-2009; Larry Parker and Brent Yacobucci; 100 p.
Abstract: This report examines seven studies that project the costs of H.R. 2454 to 2030 or beyond. It is difficult (and some would consider it unwise) to project costs up to the year 2030, much less beyond. The already tenuous assumption that current regulatory standards will remain constant becomes more .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Economics & Trade
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22204 - U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Changing Oil Prices
15-Apr-2009; James K. Jackson; 10 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
September 12, 2009
June 10, 2008
January 15, 2008
November 14, 2007
June 12, 2007
May 30, 2007
April 13, 2007
December 13, 2006 (/NLE/CRSreports/06Dec/RS22204.pdf)
October 13, 2006
/NLE/CRSreports/06Jul/RS22204.pdf
/NLE/CRSre.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Petroleum prices have continued to rise sharply in 2008, at one time reaching more than $140 per barrel of crude oil. At the same time the average monthly volume of imports of energy-related petroleum products has fallen slightly. The combination of sharply rising prices and a slightly lower leve.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, Energy, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22567 - Royalty Relief for U.S. Deepwater Oil and Gas Leases
4-Feb-2009; Marc Humphries; 9 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 18, 2008
February 27, 2008
December 7, 2007
(www.NCSEonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/07Apr/RS22567.pdf)
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Abstract: The most common incentives for offshore oil and gas development include various forms of royalty relief. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to grant royalty relief to promote increased oil and gas production (43 U.S.C. 1337). The Deep Water Roya.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Economics & Trade, Natural Resources
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22908 - Livestock Feed Costs: Concerns and Options
17-Sep-2008; Geoffrey S. Baker; 6 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
September 17, 2008.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Livestock producers in 2008 have seen sharply higher feed costs, fueled by competing use demands for corn and soybeans and by higher energy prices. Some analysts argue that current public policies, including financial incentives that divert corn from feed uses into ethanol production, exacerbated.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Economics & Trade, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33521 - Gasoline Prices: Causes of Volatility and Congressional Response
13-Nov-2008; Carl E. Behrens and Carol Glover; 17 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
September 25, 2009
February 4, 2008
August 16, 2007
July 27, 2007
/NLE/CRSreports/07Jul/RL33521.pdf
May 29, 2007
February 6, 2007
September 25, 2006
http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/06Aug/RL33521.pdf
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Abstract: The high price of gasoline was an important consideration during the debate on the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005), P.L. 109-58. As prices continued to surge, the continuing crisis renewed attention on some issues that were dropped or compromised in the debate over P.L. 109-58, as well as .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Economics & Trade
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34436 - The Role of Offsets in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program: Potential Benefits and Concerns
22-Sep-2008; Jonathan L. Ramseur; 32 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
September 22, 2008
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Abstract: If Congress establishes a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction program (e.g., cap-and-trade system), the treatment of GHG emission offsets would likely be a critical design element. If allowed as part of an emissions program, offsets could provide cost savings and other benefits. However, off.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Energy, Economics & Trade
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34625 - Gasoline and Oil Prices
31-Oct-2008; Robert Pirog; 18 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 20, 2008
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Abstract: American gasoline consumers faced rapidly escalating prices during the first half of 2008, though prices began to decline in August. As prices increased to over $4.00 per gallon, consumers faced difficult choices concerning how to allocate limited budgets as the economy slowed. The price increase.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Economics & Trade
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33578 - Energy Tax Policy: History and Current Issues
30-Oct-2008; Salvatore Lazzari; 25 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 26, 2008
June 10, 2008
April 1, 2008
February 8, 2008
November 7, 2007
August 7, 2007
August 1, 2007
/NLE/CRSreports/07Jul/RL33578.pdf
March 7, 2007
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Abstract: Historically, U.S. federal energy tax policy promoted the supply of oil and gas. However, the 1970s witnessed (1) a significant cutback in the oil and gas industry’s tax preferences, (2) the imposition of new excise taxes on oil, and (3) the introduction of numerous tax preferences for energy con.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Economics & Trade
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