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go directly to report, PDF _ R40111 - Department of Defense Facilities Energy Conservation Policies and Spending
19-Feb-2009; Anthony Andrews; 28 p.
Abstract: In the early 1970s, Congress began mandating reductions in energy consumed by federal agencies; primarily by improving building efficiency, and reducing fossil fuel use. Early legislation mandated a 10% reduction in federal building energy and a recent Executive Order mandates a 30% further reduc.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32838 - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Votes and Legislative Actions, 95th Congress Through the 110th Congress
19-Nov-2008; M. Lynne Corn and Beth A. Roberts; 37 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 2, 2008
January 10, 2008
April 9, 2007
June 3, 2005
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Legislative Actions Through the 108th Congress March 30, 2005 (/nle/crsreports/05mar/RL32838.pdf)
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Abstract: A major part of the energy debate has been whether to approve energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in northeastern Alaska, and if so, under what conditions, or whether to continue to prohibit development to protect the area’s biological resources. ANWR is rich in fauna, .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Energy, Natural Resources
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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
http://www.ncseonline.o.... [expand]  [read report]
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 _ RL33493 - Outer Continental Shelf: Debate Over Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue Sharing
27-Oct-2008; Marc Humphries; 23 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
September 17, 2009
January 22, 2008
August 28, 2006
/NLE/CRSreports/06Jul/RL33493.pdf
MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS:
President Bush announced on June 18, 2008, that he would like to open areas of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for oil and gas develop.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Oil and gas leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) has been an important issue in the debate over energy security and domestic energy resources. The Department of the Interior (DOI) released a comprehensive inventory of OCS resources in February 2006 that estimated reserves of 8.5 billion b.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Marine, Energy
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31865 - The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Program and Funding
21-Oct-2008; Libby Perl; 25 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 18, 2008
January 17, 2008
October 11, 2007
February 27, 2007 (/NLE/CRSreports/07March/RL31865.pdf)
September 26, 2006 (/NLE/CRSreports/06Aug/RL31865.pdf)
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Abstract: The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP), established in 1981 (P.L. 97-35), is a block grant program under which the federal government makes annual grants to states, territories, and tribes to operate home energy assistance programs for low-income households. The LIHEAP statute aut.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Population
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33831 - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 110th Congress
29-Sep-2008; Fred Sissine, Lynn J. Cunningham, and Mark Gurevitz; 184 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 29, 2008
June 13, 2008
February 8, 2008
October 5, 2007
June 1, 2007
(/NLE/CRSreports/07Jun/RL33831.pdf)
May 1, 2007 (Updated on June 1, 2007)
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Abstract: This report reviews the status of energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation introduced during the 110th Congress. Most action in the second session is focused on the FY2009 budget request and legislation that would extend or modify selected renewable energy and energy efficiency tax ince.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Government, Legislative
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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 _ RL40175 - Wind Energy: Offshore Permitting
29-Jan-2009; Adam Vann; 16 p.
Abstract: Technological advancement, tax incentives, and policy concerns have driven a global expansion in the development of renewable energy resources. Wind energy, in particular, is now often cited as the fastest growing commercial energy source in the world. Currently, all U.S. wind energy facilities a.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Science & Technology
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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 _ RL34674 - Side-by-Side Comparison of Energy Tax Provisions of H.R. 6899 and S. 3478
18-Sep-2008; Salvatore Lazzari; 29 p.
Abstract: The Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 6899, was introduced on September 15, 2008, and approved by the House on September 16, 2008. This plan allows oil and gas drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), and it incorporates most of the energy tax provisio.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy
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