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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31849 - Energy: Selected Facts and Numbers
8-Aug-2008; Carol Glover and Carl E. Behrens; 31 p.
Update: Previous releases
November 29, 2006
November 29, 2006 /NLE/CRSreports/06Nov/RL31849.pdf
May 25, 2006
January 1, 2006
April 2005 /nle/crsreports/05apr/RL31849.pdf
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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, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33958 - Animal Agriculture: 2007 Farm Bill Issues
1-Jul-2008; Geoffrey S. Becker and Renée Johnson; 34 p.
Update: Previous release dates:
April 11, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: With a few exceptions (such as milk), the products of animal agriculture are not eligible for the price and income supports that Congress historically has written into farm bills for major row crops such as grains, cotton, and oilseeds. However, the meat and poultry industries do look to the fede.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Legislative, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ 98-738 - Climate Change: Three Policy Perspectives
7-Feb-2008; Larry Parker, John Blodgett; 38 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February, 9, 2007
August 31, 1998
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Abstract: The 1992 U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change requires that signatories, including the United States, establish policies for constraining future emission levels of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2). The George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush Administrations each drafted.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Legislative, Information
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go directly to report _ RS22673 - Chemical Regulation in the European Union: Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals
19-Mar-2008; Linda-Jo Schierow ; 4 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 13, 2007
June 7, 2007
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Abstract: On June 1, 2007, the European Union (EU) began to implement a new law, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), in EU commerce. It is intended to protect human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals while at the same time protecting the competiti.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21858 - Global Environment Facility (GEF): Overview
5-Mar-2008; Susan R. Fletcher; 2 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 2, 2007
October 19, 2006
June 2, 2006
March 21, 2006
October 28, 2005
April 5, 2005
June 9, 2004
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Abstract: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, has served since then as a primary source of funding for several major international environmental concerns. It was designed to provide incremental additional funding for development projects, in order to allow incorporation of environme.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Information, Economics & Trade
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go directly to report _ RS22558 - Tax Credits for Hybrid Vehicles
6-Feb-2008; Salvatore Lazzari; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
December 20, 2008
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Abstract: Hybrid vehicles are propelled by a standard gasoline (or diesel) internal combustion engine in combination with an electric motor (and battery storage system), which improves fuel economy. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 replaced a $2,000 deduction for hybrids with a system of tax credits that vary.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Energy, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34011 - Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: FY2008 Appropriations
3-Feb-2008; Carol Hardy Vincent, Robert Bamberger, David M. Bearden, M. Lynne Corn, Robert Esworthy, Ross W. Gorte, Marc Humphries, Pervaze A. Sheikh, David L. Whiteman, Blake Alan Naughton, Roger Walke and R. Sam Garrett; 85 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 19, 2007
July 20, 2007
June 25, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The annual consideration of appropriations bills (regular, continuing, and supplemental) by Congress is part of a complex set of budget processes that also encompasses the consideration of budget resolutions, revenue and debt-limit legislation, other spending measures, and reconciliation bills. I.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Natural Resources, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33720 - Imports of Canadian Waste
4-Feb-2008; James E. McCarthy; 10 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 8, 2007
March 16, 2007
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Abstract: Private waste haulers and Canadian cities – including the city of Toronto – ship large quantities of waste to the United States. More than four million tons (as many as 400 truckloads a day) were shipped in 2005, according to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Three-quarters of this waste g.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, International, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33584 - AIDS in Africa
2-Feb-2008; Nicolas Cook; 30 p.
Update: Previous releases
November 24, 2006
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Abstract: AIDS than any other world region. In 2007, the United Nations reports, there were about 22.5 million HIV-positive persons in Africa, which has nearly 12% of the world’s population but about 68% of the global total of infected persons. The adult rate of infection in Africa in late 2005 was 6.1%, c.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Population, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34241 - Voluntary Carbon Offsets: Overview and Assessment
7-Nov-2007; Jonathan L. Ramseur; 15 p.
Abstract: Businesses and individuals are buying carbon offsets to reduce their “carbon footprint” or to categorize an activity as “carbon neutral.” A carbon offset is a measurable avoidance, reduction, or sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) or other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Offsets generally f.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Economics & Trade, Information
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