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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34261 - Russian Energy Policy Toward Neighboring Countries
27-Mar-2008; Steven Woehrel; 24 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
January 17, 2008.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Russian oil and natural gas industries are increasingly important players in the global energy market, particularly in Europe and Eurasia. Another trend has been the increasing concentration of these industries in the hands of the Russian government. This latter phenomenon has been accompanie.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, International, Economics & Trade
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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 _ RS21930 - Ethanol Imports and the Caribbean Basin Initiative
18-Mar-2008; Brent D. Yacobucci; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
April 24, 2007
June 2, 2006
March 10, 2006

www.NCSEonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/05jan/RS21930.pdf
www.NCSEonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/04Sep/RS21930.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Fuel ethanol consumption has grown significantly in the past several years, and it will continue to grow with the establishment of a renewable fuel standard (RFS) in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58) and the expansion of that RFS in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (P.L..... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, International
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go directly to report _ RL34394 - Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Issues and Arguments
12-Mar-2008; Jonathan Medalia; 78 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
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Abstract: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty would ban all nuclear explosions. It was opened for signature in 1996. As of March 2008, 178 nations had signed it and 144 had ratified. To enter into force, 44 specified nations must ratify it; 35 have done so. The Senate rejected the treaty in 1999; the.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, International, Risk & Reform
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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, PDF _ RS22183 - Trade Preferences for Developing Countries and the WTO
3-Mar-2008; Jeanne J. Grimmett; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 29, 2007
June 20, 2006
April 5, 2006
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Abstract: World Trade Organization (WTO) Members must grant immediate and unconditional most-favored-nation (MFN) treatment to the products of other Members with respect to tariffs and other trade-related measures. Programs such as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), under which developed countrie.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, International Finance, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report, PDF _ 98-684 - Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections
2-Jun-2008; Mark P. Sullivan, Julissa Gomez-Granger; 2 p.
Update: Previous Editions
August 18, 2005
November 1, 2005
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Abstract: This fact sheet tracks the current heads of government in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and provides the dates of the last and next election for head of government. It also provides the national independence date for each country..... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34003 - Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa
10-Mar-2008; Lauren Ploch ; 42 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
May 16, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: On February 6, 2007, the Bush Administration announced its intention to create a new unified combatant command, U.S. Africa Command or AFRICOM, to promote U.S. national security objectives in Africa and its surrounding waters. U.S. military involvement on the continent has been divided among thre.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Government
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go directly to report _ RS22806 - The Bali Agreements and Forest
13-Feb-2008; Ross W. Gorte and Pervaze A. Sheikh; 6 p.
Abstract: Climate change and its drivers are receiving increasing global attention. Negotiations in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2007 led to an action plan and decision on slowing the rate of deforestation to reduce atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse ga.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Forests, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34150 - Climate Change: The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Gets Ready for Kyoto
11-Feb-2008; Larry Parker; 30 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 6, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a cornerstone of the EU’s efforts to meet its obligation under the Kyoto Protocol. It covers more than 11,500 energy intensive facilities across the 27 EU Member countries; covered entities emit about 45% of the EU’s carbon dioxide e.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Economics & Trade, International
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