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go directly to report _ RL33016 - U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress
11-Jan-2010; Paul K. Kerr; 47 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 3, 2008
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Abstract: India, which has not signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and does not have International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards on all nuclear material in peaceful nuclear activities, exploded a “peaceful” nuclear device in 1974, convincing the world of the need for greater restrictions on .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, International
go directly to report _ R40670 - Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Critical Barriers and Congressional Policy
24-Jun-2009; Paul W. Parfomak, Fred Sissine, Eric A. Fischer; 25 p.
Abstract: Federal policymakers are debating a range of potential initiatives to limit U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454), for example, would set a target of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, including CO2 emissions, 17% below 2005 le.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33801 - Carbon Capture and Sequestrian (CCS)
19-Jun-2009; Peter Folger; 31 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 10, 2008
February 23, 2009
February 7, 2008
August 13, 2007
January 17, 2007
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Abstract: Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage)—known as CCS—has attracted interest as a measure for mitigating global climate change because large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel use in the United States are potentially available to be captured and stored underground or pr.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ R40643 - Greenhouse Gas Legislation: Summary and Analysis of H.R. 2454 as Reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce
17-Jun-2009; Mark Holt, Gene Whitney; 115 p.
Abstract: H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, was introduced May 15, 2009, by Representatives Waxman and Markey, and was subsequently modified (both technical and substantive changes) and ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 21, 2009. The bill was.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Legislative, Energy
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34497 - Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E): Background, Status, and Selected Issues for Congress
29-Apr-2009; Deborah D. Stine; 34 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 12, 2008
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Abstract: In August 2007, Congress authorized the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) within the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69). Modeled on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), ARPA-E would support transfor.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Science & Technology
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
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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
go directly to report _ RL34429 - Coal Mine Safety and Health
23-Feb-2009; Linda Levine; 17 p.
Update: Previous editions:
September 5, 2008
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Abstract: Safety in the coal mining industry is much improved compared to the early decades of the twentieth century, a time when hundreds of miners could lose their lives in a single accident and more than 1,000 fatalities could occur in a single year. Fatal injuries associated with coal mine accidents fell .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, General Interest, Natural Resources
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
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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
go directly to report _ RL34645 - The Manhattan Project, Apollo Program, and Federal Energy Technology R&D Programs: A comparitive Analysis
4-Feb-2009; Deborah D. Stine; 12 p.
Abstract: Some policymakers have concluded that the energy challenges facing the United States are so critical that a concentrated investment in energy research and development (R&D) should be undertaken. The Manhattan project, which produced the atomic bomb, and the Apollo program, which landed American m.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ R40187 - U.S. Energy: Overview and Selected Facts and Numbers
18-Mar-2009; Carl E. Behrens, Carol Glover; 38 p.
Abstract: Energy supplies and prices are major economic factors in the United States, and energy markets are volatile and unpredictable. Thus, energy policy has been a recurring issue for Congress since the first major crisis in the 1970s. As an aid in policy making, this report presents a current and hist.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy
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