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Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO) - A network of scientists, affiliated with European institutions and universities, having an interest in determining the date and impact of the peak and decline of the world's production of oil and gas, due to resource constraints.
California Energy Commission - California's primary energy policy and planning agency, charged with ensuring a reliable and affordable energy supply.
California Independent System Operator (ISO) - Impartial operator of California's wholesale power grid - maintaining reliability and directing the electron traffic on the transmission superhighway that connects energy suppliers with the utilities serving 30 million Californians.
Cheney Energy Task Force - A review and analysis provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council of the proceedings leading to the Bush administration's formulation of its May 2001 energy policy. In the spring of 2002, under order from a federal judge, the U.S. Department of Energy released to NRDC roughly 13,500 pages relating to previously secret proceedings of the Bush administration's energy task force. (President Bush formed the task force in early 2001 to develop a national energy policy, with Vice President Cheney at the helm.) Even though the government heavily censored the documents before supplying them to NRDC, they reveal that Bush administration officials sought extensive advice from utility companies and the oil, gas, coal and nuclear energy industries, and incorporated their recommendations, often word for word, into the energy plan.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) - CAFE is to reduce energy consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. Regulating CAFE is the responsibility of two federal agencies: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). NHTSA sets fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.; EPA calculates the average fuel economy for each manufacturer. This site contains information about the CAFE program, including a program overview, related rulemaking activities, research, fleet characteristics and summaries of manufacturers' fuel economy performance since 1978.
Electricity - Maintained by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Toics include: California Electricity Situation, Wholesale Electric Power Links, Electric Power Monthly, State Electricity Profiles, Electric Power Industry Restructuring, Restructuring State Status Map, All About Electricity, Electric Generating Capacity, Historical Spreadsheets.
Energy Citations Database - Contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates.
Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Provides free access to over 2,441,000 science research citations with continued growth through regular updates. There are over 289,000 electronic documents, primarily from 1943 forward, available via the database. Citations and documents are made publicly available by the U.S. Department of Energy.
EPA Oil Program - Provides information about the U.S. EPA's program for preventing, preparing for, and responding to oil spills that occur in and around inland waters of the United States.
EPA-OSPS Brownfields - EPA's Brownfields Initiative empowers States, communities, and other stakeholders in economic development to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields (abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination).
European Energy Foundation - Organises, inter alia, meetings, conferences, seminaries, dinner-debates, industrial site visits, and delegation visits to third countries with members of the European Parliament, members and representatives of the European Commission and of other European Union institutions, as well as experts from industries, associations and organisations involved in the energy sectors.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill - On March 24, 1989, shortly after midnight, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling more than 11 million gallons of crude oil. The spill was the largest in U.S. history and tested the abilities of local, national, and industrial organizations to prepare for, and respond to, a disaster of such magnitude. Many factors complicated the cleanup efforts following the spill. The size of the spill and its remote location, accessible only by helicopter and boat, made government and industry efforts difficult and tested existing plans for dealing with such an event.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (NOAA) - On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef, and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil into the biologically rich waters of Prince William Sound. NOAA scientists and spill response experts helped to respond to this spill, and NOAA biologists have been monitoring the long-term effects of the spill and cleanup efforts.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) - Regulatory agency within the Department of Energy. Regulates the transmission and sale of natural gas for resale in interstate commerce; regulates the transmission of oil by pipeline in interstate commerce; regulates the transmission and wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce; licenses and inspects private, municipal and state hydroelectric projects; oversees environmental matters related to natural gas, oil, electricity and hydroelectric projects; administers accounting and financial reporting regulations and conduct of jurisdictional companies; approves site choices as well as abandonment of interstate pipeline facilities. Also see:
Federal Trade Commission: Oil and Gas Industry Initiatives - This website describes the FTC's oversight of the petroleum industry, with special sections on our activities related to merger enforcement, anticompetitive nonmerger activity, and gasoline price data. It also features reports and economic working papers, Congressional testimony, advocacy work, conference proceedings, and studies. Check it often for updates and information on new initiatives.
Fermilab - Scientists at Fermilab carry out research in high-energy physics to answer the questions: What is the universe made of? How does it work? Where did it come from? Fermilab is a DOE national laboratory.
Flex Your Power - State of California for energy saving tips, incentives, and information on how to can conserve energy and save money: commercial, residential, industrial, governmental, and agricultural.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - Serves as the world's central inter-governmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field. A specialized agency within the United Nations system, the IAEA maintains its headquarters at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.
International Energy Agency (IEA) - The International Energy Agency, based in Paris, is an autonomous agency linked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The IEA is the energy forum for 26 Member countries. IEA member governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They have also agreed to share energy information, to co-ordinate their energy policies and to co-operate in the development of rational energy programmes. These provisions are embodied in the Agreement on an International Energy Program, which established the agency in 1974.
International Energy Outlook - This report presents international energy projections through 2020, prepared by the Energy Information Administration, including outlooks for major energy fuels and issues related to electricity, transportation, and the environment. An assessment by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) - The only official company legally authorized to conclude crude oil sales and oll products marketing contracts accordance with international standards. SOMO is specialized in the marketing of Iraqi crude oils (Basrah Light and Kirkuk crudes) through the export terminals such as (Basrah, Khor AL-Amaya and Ceyhan terminals). SOMO is also responsible for exporting of fuel oil product and some oil products (subject to availability) and covers Iraqi local consumptian needs for oil products (gasoline, gas oil, kerosene and LPG).
ITER - ITER is an international collaborative project being undertaken jointly by the world's leading fusion energy programmes with the objective of demonstrating the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy for peaceful purposes. It represents the next step for the magnetic fusion development programmes of the three main participants: Euratom, Japan, and the Russian Federation.
Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization's (KEDO) - Funded through financial support from member and contributing countries, KEDO was created in 1995 to advance the implementation of the Agreed Framework between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), under which the DPRK agreed to freeze and ultimately dismantle its existing nuclear program. In return, KEDO is providing the DPRK with alternative sources of energy in the form of heavy fuel oil and a modern nuclear power plant that will be built, operated, and regulated in accordance with international standards of safety.
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - An association representing the State public service commissioners who regulate essential utility services, such as electricity, gas, telecommunications, water, and transportation, throughout the country. As regulators, our members are charged with protecting the public and ensuring that rates charged by regulated utilities are fair, just, and reasonable.
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) - NASEO is a nonprofit corporation whose membership includes energy officials from the state and territory energy offices and affiliates from the private and public sectors. NASEO is the state energy officials' Washington voice on national energy issues - informing the administration, Congress, and regional and national organizations about the specific energy priorities and concerns of the states and territories.
National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling - President Barack Obama established the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling through Executive Order 13543 on May 21, 2010. The Commission will be examining the relevant facts and circumstances concerning the root causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and developing options to guard against, and mitigate the impact of, any oil spills associated with offshore drilling in the future. This may include recommending improvements to federal laws, regulations, and industry practices.
National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) - As a joint government-industry effort between the U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), other federal and state agencies, and the pipeline industry, the NPMS is a full-featured geographic information system (GIS) database that will contain the locations and selected attributes of natural gas transmission lines, hazardous liquid trunklines, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities operating in onshore and offshore territories of the United States.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL): Photovoltaic Research - Focused on decreasing the nation's reliance on fossil-fuel generated electricity by lowering the cost of delivered electricity and improving the efficiency of PV modules and systems. NREL's PV research contributes to these goals through fundamental research, advanced materials and devices, and technology development.
National Resources Canada - Plays a pivotal role in helping shape the important contributions of the natural resources sector to the Canadian economy, society and environment. This sector - forests, energy, minerals and metals, and landmass, as well as related industries.
Netherlands Energy Research Cedntre (ECN) - ECN is the leading institute for energy research in the Netherlands. Research at ECN is carried out under contract from the government and from national and foreign organisations and industries.
NOAA Office of Response and Restoration - Tools and information for emergency responders and planners, and others working to understand and mitigate the effects of oil and hazardous materials in U.S. waters and along its coasts.
NRDC's Review of the Bush Administration Energy Task Force Records - In the spring of 2002, under order from a federal judge, the U.S. Department of Energy released to NRDC roughly 13,500 pages relating to previously secret proceedings of the Bush administration's energy task force. (President Bush formed the task force in early 2001 to develop a national energy policy, with Vice President Cheney at the helm.) Even though the government heavily censored the documents before supplying them to NRDC, they reveal that Bush administration officials sought extensive advice from utility companies and the oil, gas, coal and nuclear energy industries, and incorporated their recommendations, often word for word, into the energy plan.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - conducts basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that increase the availability of clean, abundant energy.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: DAAC for Biogeochemical Dynamics - A source for biogeochemical and ecological data useful for studying environmental processes. These data have been collected on the ground, from aircraft, and by satellite, or generated by computer models. The extent of data ranges from site-specific to global with durations ranging from days to years.
Office of Fossil Energy - Part of Department of Energy with duties invovling fossil energy, coal, petroleum, natural gas, petroleum reserves, strategic petroleum reserve. The Office of Fossil Energy is responsible for several high-priority initiatives including implementation of the $2 billion, 10-year Clean Coal Power Initiative to develop a new generation of environmentally sound clean coal technologies, the fossil energy elements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.
Office of Science and Technical Information (OSTI) - OSTI is the DOE office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored R&D results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions. The information is typically in the form of technical documents, conference papers, articles, multimedia, and software, collectively referred to as scientific and technical information (STI).
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) - OPEC is a permanent intergovernmental organization, created at the Baghdad Conference on September 10-14, 1960, by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. OPEC's objective is to co-ordinate and unify petroleum policies among Member Countries, in order to secure fair and stable prices for petroleum producers; an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consuming nations; and a fair return on capital to those investing in the industry.
Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC) - The RReDC is supported by the U. S. Department of Energy's Resource Assessment Program and managed by the Photovoltaics Technology Division of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.The RReDC provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the U.S., in the form of publications, data, and maps. An extensive dictionary of renewable energy related terms is also provided. The News section announces new products on the RReDC.
Science Accelerator - gateway to science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy. Search key resources from DOE OSTI.
Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) - An emergency petroleum store maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is the largest emergency supply in the world with the capacity to hold up to 700 million barrels (111 million m³) of crude oil.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) - A federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression. Also see Wikipedia.
U.S. Department of Energy - The Department maintains the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. DOE also manages and safely dismantles excess nuclear weapons, disposes of surplus fissile nuclear materials, and ensures the security of nuclear assets. Also, see:
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), PHMSA - The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has public responsibilities for safe and secure movement of hazardous materials to industry and consumers by all transportation modes, including the nation's pipelines.
U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) - Regulates the transmission and sale for resale of natural gas in interstate commerce; the transmission of oil by pipeline in interstate commerce; the transmission and wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce; licenses and inspects private, municipal and state hydroelectric projects; oversees related environmental matters and administers accounting and financial reporting regulations and conducts of jurisdictional companies.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) - U.S. agency regulating commercial nuclear power reactors; nonpower research, test, and training reactors; fuel cycle facilities; medical, academic, and industrial uses of nuclear materials; and, the transport, storage, and disposal of nuclear materials and waste.
U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Maintains principal responsibility for legislative oversight relating to telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health, air quality and environmental health, the supply and delivery of energy, and interstate and foreign commerce in general. This jurisdiction extends over five Cabinet-level departments and seven independent agencies - from the Energy Department, Health and Human Services, the Transportation Department to the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and Federal Communications Commission-and sundry quasi-governmental organizations.
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources - Considers, reports, and/or oversees legislative activity in following areas: legislative activity can be described in the following major areas: energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic petroleum reserves and appliance standards; nuclear energy; Indian affairs; public lands and their renewable resources; surface mining, Federal coal, oil, and gas, other mineral leasing; territories and insular possessions; and water resources.
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) - Disposes of U.S. defense-related transuranic radioactive waste. Located in the Chihuahuan Desert, outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, WIPP began disposal operations in March 1999. WIPP is a U.S. Department of Energy facility and is managed by Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC.
Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) - The project involves extensive scientific study on Yucca Mountain's geology, hydrology, biology, and climate to determine whether Yucca Mountiain is suitable for a spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste repository.
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