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Climate change legislation: what the Senate might do  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two of the speakers who spoke at the Coal-Gen conference, Charlotte, NC, USA on 19 August discussed climate change legislation currently under consideration in the US Congress. The so-called Waxman-Markey bill passed the House in June and is currently being considered by the Senate. The title of Thomas Hewson's talk was 'Climate change is likely to pass' and Neal Cabral discussed 'Geography and region influence climate change politics'.

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2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Baseload coal investment decisions under uncertain carbon legislation  

SciTech Connect

More than 50% of electricity in the U.S. is generated by coal. The U.S. has large coal resources, the cheapest fuel in most areas. Coal fired power plants are likely to continue to provide much of U.S. electricity. However, the type of power plant that should be built is unclear. Technology can reduce pollutant discharges and capture and sequester the CO{sub 2} from coal-fired generation. The U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 provides incentives for large scale commercial deployment of Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems (e.g., loan guarantees and project tax credits). This analysis examines whether a new coal plant should be pulverized coal (PC) or IGCC. Do stricter emissions standards (PM, SO{sub 2}, NOx, Hg) justify the higher costs of IGCC over PC? How does potential future carbon legislation affect the decision to add carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology? Finally, can the impact of uncertain carbon legislation be minimized? We find that SO{sub 2}, NOx, PM, and Hg emission standards would have to be far more stringent than twice current standards to justify the increased costs of the IGCC system. A CO{sub 2} tax less than $29/ton would lead companies to continuing to choose PC, paying the tax for emitted CO{sub 2}. The earlier a decision-maker believes the carbon tax will be imposed and the higher the tax, the more likely companies will choose IGCC with CCS. Having government announce the date and level of a carbon tax would promote more sensible decisions, but government would have to use a tax or subsidy to induce companies to choose the technology that is best for society. 14 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

Joule A. Bergerson; Lester B. Lave [University of Calgary, Calgary, AB (Canada)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy Agency/Company /Organization: Johns Hopkins University and Center for Climate Strategies Sector: Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.climatestrategies.us/ewebeditpro/items/O25F23463.PDF Country: United States UN Region: Northern America References: Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy[1] Summary "This Annex provides brief descriptions of the 23 super options that are the basis of this study. To provide some context on the selection of the

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UPDATE ON NUCLEAR PLANS AND CARBON LEGISLATION 1 Misc points re climate policies --Energy Security,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with No PolicyCoal Retrofit New CCS Gas Nuclear Hydro Wind Solar Oil Demand Reduction Biomass Coal Gas Wind Portfolio Solar Biomass Hydro CCS Retrofit Biomass Hydro Apr. 30, 2010 #12;UPDATE ON NUCLEAR PLANS AND CARBON LEGISLATION NAM's Analysis of Climate Legislation (House passed version) "U.S. jobs decline by 1

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RDCEP: Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy...  

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RDCEP: Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy RDCEP: Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy The University of Chicago, in...

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Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making:...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Applying Climate Information for...

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Climate Forecasts for Corn Producer Decision-Making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Corn is the most widely grown crop in the Americas, with annual production in the US of approximately 332 million metric tons. Improved climate forecasts, together with climate-related decision-tools for corn producers based on these improved ...

Eugene S. Takle; Christopher J. Anderson; Jeffrey Andresen; James Angel; Roger W. Elmore; Benjamin M. Gramig; Patrick Guinan; Steven Hilberg; Doug Kluck; Raymond Massey; Dev Niyogi; Jeanne M. Schneider; Martha D. Shulski; Dennis Todey; Melissa Widhalm

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Characterizing Uncertainty for Regional Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Decisions  

SciTech Connect

This white paper describes the results of new research to develop an uncertainty characterization process to help address the challenges of regional climate change mitigation and adaptation decisions.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Moss, Richard H.; Rice, Jennie S.; Scott, Michael J.

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding the Climate-Sensitive Decisions and Information Needs of Freshwater Resource Managers in Hawaii  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding how climate science can be useful in decisions about the management of freshwater resources requires knowledge of decision makers, their climate-sensitive decisions, and the context in which the decisions are being made. A mixed-...

Melissa L. Finucane; Rachel Miller; L. Kati Corlew; Victoria W. Keener; Maxine Burkett; Zena Grecni

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding the Climate-Sensitive Decisions and Information Needs of Fresh Water Resource Managers in Hawaii  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding how climate science can be useful in decisions about the management of fresh water resources requires knowledge of decision makers, their climate-sensitive decisions, and the context in which the decisions are being made. A mixed-...

Melissa L. Finucane; Rachel Miller; L. Kati Corlew; Victoria W. Keener; Maxine Burkett; Zena Grecni

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Contents of Climate Predictions Desired by Agricultural Decision Makers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In-depth interviews with 27 executives in various agribusiness defined usage and needs for climate predictions. Predictions are acquired from various public and private sources but are seldom used in making major decision. Users exhibited little ...

Stanley A. Changnon

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Making under Climate Risks: An Analysis of Sub-Saharan Farmers’ Adaptation Behaviors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines decision making under climate risks using farmers’ decisions in sub-Saharan Africa, where climate risks are very high. Two risk measures are obtained from the Climate Research Unit’s high-resolution climatology, diurnal ...

S. Niggol Seo

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector: Climate Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.beta.undp.org/content/dam/aplaws/publication/en/publications/envir Language: English Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Screenshot This guidance document intends to provide countries with a practical tool on using climate information in their decision-making processes. This guide addresses these issues of adaptation planning under uncertainty of observed

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Event:Blane Harvey co-facilitating a session on use of climate decision  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

co-facilitating a session on use of climate decision co-facilitating a session on use of climate decision making tools with CARE and Tearfund Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Blane Harvey co-facilitating a session on use of climate decision making tools with CARE and Tearfund: 13:00-14:00 on 2011/12/06 Blane Harvey co-facilitating a session on use of climate decision making tools with CARE and Tearfund for the Adaptation Hub Event Details Name Blane Harvey co-facilitating a session on use of climate decision making tools with CARE and Tearfund Date 2011/12/06 Time 13:00-14:00 Location Adaptation Hub area Tags Climate Knowledge Broker Website Event Website Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Event:Blane_Harvey_co-facilitating_a_session_on_use_of_climate_decision_making_tools_with_CARE_and_Tearfund&oldid=391877

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Understanding the Influence of Climate Forecasts on Farmer Decisions as Planned Behavior  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results of a set of four regression models applied to recent survey data of farmers in eastern Nebraska suggest the causes that drive farmer intentions of using weather and climate information and forecasts in farming decisions. The model results ...

Ikrom Artikov; Stacey J. Hoffman; Gary D. Lynne; Lisa M. Pytlik Zillig; Qi Hu; Alan J. Tomkins; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Michael J. Hayes; William Waltman

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing Climate Information Use in Agribusiness. Part II: Decision Experiments to Estimate Economic Value  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Difficulty in evaluating the economic effectiveness of climate information is a significant impediment to expanding the use of that information. An innovative approach, combining a decision experiment and an empirical economic analysis was ...

Steven T. Sonka; Stanley A. Changnon; Steven Hofing

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Cost-Loss Ratio Decision-making Model with an Autocorrelated Climate Variable  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dynamic decision-making problem is considered involving the use of information about the autocorrelation of a climate variable. Specifically, an infinite horizon, discounted version of the dynamic cost-loss ratio model is treated, in which only ...

Richard W. Katz

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator Agency/Company /Organization: Ventana Systems Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sustainability Institute Partner: United States Department of Energy Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Macroeconomic, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application, Spreadsheet Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: climateinteractive.org/simulations/C-ROADS Cost: Free

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Informing Decisions with a Climate Synthesis Product: Implications for Regional Climate Services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The demand for regional climate information is increasing and spurring efforts to provide a broad slate of climate services that inform policy and resource management and elevate general knowledge. Routine syntheses of existing climate-related ...

Zack Guido; Dawn Hill; Michael Crimmins; Daniel Ferguson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unrealized Potential: A Review of Perceptions and Use of Weather and Climate Information in Agricultural Decision Making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article reviews research on agricultural decision makers’ use and perceptions of weather and climate information and decision support tools (DSTs) conducted in the United States, Australia, and Canada over the past 30 years. Forty–seven ...

Amber Saylor Mase; Linda Stalker Prokopy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding the Impact of Climate Policy on Electric Company Compliance and Investment Decisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents interim results of a multiyear effort to better understand how climate policy could impact electric power sector investment and operating decisions. The research reported here focuses on extending prior analyses to determine the effects of CO2 emission constraints on individual generators and to provide guidance on how they can develop appropriate compliance strategies.

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation Homepage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation. The following is a list of budget-related legislation for your reference. The ...

2013-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate-sensitive decisions and time frames: a cross-sectoral analysis of information pathways in the Carolinas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyzes the information dissemination pathways that support climate-sensitive decisions in North and South Carolina. The study draws from over 100 online questionnaires and follow-up interviews with leaders in the forestry, natural ...

Kirsten Lackstrom; Nathan P. Kettle; Benjamin Haywood; Kirstin Dow

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climate legislation faces uncertain future  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In addition, many senators will insist that the bill include incentives for nuclear energy as the cleanest alternative. Kerry has indicated that discussions on the ...

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Managing the global commons decision making and conflict resolution in response to climate change  

SciTech Connect

A workshop was convened to develop a better understanding of decision-making matters concerning management of the global commons and to resolve conflicts in response to climate change. This workshop report does not provide a narrative of the proceedings. The workshop program is included, as are the abstracts of the papers that were presented. Only the introductory paper on social science research by William Riebsame and the closing summary by Richard Rockwell are reprinted here. This brief report focuses instead on the deliberations of the working groups that developed during the workshop. 4 figs., 1 tab.

Rayner, S. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Naegeli, W.; Lund, P. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA))

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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iRESM INITIATIVE UNDERSTANDING DECISION SUPPORT NEEDS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION --US Midwest Region—  

SciTech Connect

The impacts of climate change are already affecting human and environmental systems worldwide, yet many uncertainties persist in the prediction of future climate changes and impacts due to limitations in scientific understanding of relevant causal factors. In particular, there is mounting urgency to efforts to improve models of human and environmental systems at the regional scale, and to integrate climate, ecosystem and energy-economic models to support policy, investment, and risk management decisions related to climate change mitigation (i.e., reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (i.e., responding to climate change impacts). The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a modeling framework, the integrated Regional Earth System Model (iRESM), to address regional human-environmental system interactions in response to climate change and the uncertainties therein. The framework will consist of a suite of integrated models representing regional climate change, regional climate policy, and the regional economy, with a focus on simulating the mitigation and adaptation decisions made over time in the energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resource management sectors.

Rice, Jennie S.; Runci, Paul J.; Moss, Richard H.; Anderson, Kate L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Legislative Update: CaJEM Legislative Update  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

disbelief arid the like havc been dredged up in a search forSenator Speier. SB-117 would havc allowcd direct billing ofDepartlnent and the Police havc. Legislators deliberating

Kazzi, A Antoine; Windham, Paul

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Probability and Decision-Model Analysis of a Multimodel Ensemble of Climate Change Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because of the inherent uncertainties in the computational representation of climate and because of unforced chaotic climate variability, it is argued that climate change projections should be expressed in probabilistic form. In this paper, 17 ...

Jouni Räisänen; T. N. Palmer

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Usable Science? The U.K. Climate Projections 2009 and Decision Support for Adaptation Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With future changes in climate being inevitable, adaptation planning has become a policy priority. A central element in adaptation planning is scientific expertise and knowledge of what the future climate may hold. The U.K. Climate Projections ...

Samuel Tang; Suraje Dessai

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Science Useful to Decision Makers: Climate Forecasts, Water Management, and Knowledge Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Moving from climate science to adaptive action is an immense challenge, especially in highly institutionalized sectors such as water resources. Knowledge networks are valuable strategies to put climate information to use. They overcome barriers ...

David L. Feldman; Helen M. Ingram

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2010. ... FY 2010 Appropriations. Appropriations, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2009  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2009. ... FY Omnibus Appropriations Act. Appropriations, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Selected State Legislation and  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

and and Selected State Legislation and Regulation in the Annual Energy Outlook Energy Information Administration/Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2007 156 Appendix A: Handling of Federal and Selected State Legislation and Regulation in the Annual Energy Outlook Legislation Brief Description AEO Handling Basis Residential Sector A. National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 Requires Secretary of Energy to set minimum efficiency standards for 10 appliance categories. Included for categories represented in the AEO residential sector forecast. a. Room Air Conditioners Current standard of 9.8 EER Federal Register Notice of Final Rulemaking. b. Other Air Conditioners (<5.4 tons) Current standard 10 SEET for central air conditioners and heat

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Selected State Legislation and  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

and and Selected State Legislation and Regulation in the Annual Energy Outlook U. S. Energy Information Administration/Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 173 Appendix A: Handling of Federal and Selected State Legislation and Regulation in the Annual Energy Outlook Legislation Brief Description AEO Handling Ba sis Residential Sector A. National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 Requires Secretary of Energy to set minimum efficiency standards for 10 appliance categories. Included for categories represented in the AEO residential sector forecast. a. Room Air Conditioners Current standard of 9.8 EER Federal Register Notice of Final Rulemaking. b. Other Air Conditioners (<5.4 tons) Current standard 10 SEET for central air conditioners and heat

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Climate  

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Climate simulation map Climate Global climate change processes and impacts research in EETD is aimed at understanding the factors-and the feedbacks among these factors-driving...

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Greenhouse-effect spurs legislation  

SciTech Connect

Senator Timothy E. Wirth (D-Colo.) reintroduced legislation on February 1, 1989, to establish a national energy policy that would slow down the emission of pollutants contributing to the greenhouse effect. Wirth's comprehensive bill to combat the greenhouse effect includes initiatives to: increase energy-efficiency in all sectors of the US economy; expand research and development of nonfossil fuel sources such as solar; encourage technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emission from coal-fired power plants and other sources; direct the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to develop policies to stop tropical deforestation; and research the greenhouse effect, its causes, and the steps needed to cope with a changing climate.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Farmers’ Perception and Use of Climate Predictions in Farming Decisions: A Transition Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite tremendous efforts to improve weather and climate predictions and to inform farmers about the use of such weather products, farmers’ attitudes toward forecast use remain poor and farmer use of forecasts has not increased. This paper ...

Lisa M. PytlikZillig; Qi Hu; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Gary D. Lynne; Roger H. Bruning

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Selected State Legislation and  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

170 170 Energy Information Administration/Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 Appendix A: Handling of Federal and Selected State Legislation and Regulation in the Annual Energy Outlook Legislation Brief Description AEO Handling Basis Residential Sector A. National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 Requires Secretary of Energy to set minimum efficiency standards for 10 appliance categories. Included for categories represented in the AEO residential sector forecast. a. Room Air Conditioners Current standard of 9.8 EER Federal Register Notice of Final Rulemaking. b. Other Air Conditioners (<5.4 tons) Current standard 10 SEET for central air conditioners and heat pumps, increasing to 13 SEER in 2006. Federal Register Notice of Final Rulemaking.

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2006  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2006. The following is ... FY 2006 Enacted Appropriations. Public Law Number, ...

2013-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2008  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2008. ... FY 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act. Appropriations, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2004. ... FY 2004 Appropriations. Public Law Number, Appropriations, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2012  

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*. Bookmark and Share. NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2012. The following ... Version. FY 2012 Appropriations. Public ...

2013-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2001. ... FY 2001 Appropriations. Public Law Number, Appropriations, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2013  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2013. ... FY 2013 Appropriations. Public Law Number, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2011  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2011. ... FY 2011 Appropriations. Public Law Number, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2003  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2003. ... FY 2003 Appropriations. Public Law Number, Appropriations, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Budget Enacted Appropriations Legislation FY 2005. ... FY 2005 Appropriations. Public Law Number, Appropriations, View Excerpt from Law. ...

2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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nuclear energy legislation on track  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

07/8 - NUCLEAR ENERGY LEGISLATION ON TRACK ... the safety and economic viability of nuclear power, the management of nuclear waste, the advancement ...

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NIST Budget Legislation - FY 2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The following is a list of budget-related legislation ... with the Medical University of South Carolina out of ... agreement with the Medical University of SC), ...

2013-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated classification of congressional legislation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For social science researchers, content analysis and classification of United States Congressional legislative activities have been time consuming and costly. The Library of Congress THOMAS system provides detailed information about bills and laws, but ... Keywords: SVMs, U.S. congress, institutions, legislative activities, support vector machines, text analysis

Stephen Purpura; Dustin Hillard

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook 2000 - Legislation & Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

leg_reg.gif (4810 bytes) Climate Change Action Plan Comprehensive Electricity Competition Act Tier 2 Vehicle Emissions and Gasoline Sulfur Standards California Ban of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Low-Emission Vehicle Program Introduction Because analyses by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) are required to be policy-neutral, the projections in this Annual Energy Outlook 2000 (AEO2000) are based on Federal, State, and local laws and regulations in effect on July 1, 1999. The potential impacts of pending or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards and sections of existing legislation for which funds have not been appropriated are not reflected in the projections. Federal legislation incorporated in the projections includes the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, which adds 4.3 cents per gallon to the Federal tax on highway fuels [1]; the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987; the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90); the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT); the Outer Continental Shelf Deep Water Royalty Relief Act of 1995; the Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997; and the Federal Highway Bill of 1998, which includes an extension of the ethanol tax credit. AEO2000 assumes the continuation of the ethanol tax credit through 2020.

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Legislative Initiatives | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Initiatives November 1, 2013 - 11:40am Addthis Legislative initiatives for industrial distributed energy (DE) and combined heat and power (CHP) are provided below. U.S. Clean...

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legislation | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

legislation Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 2 January, 2013 - 12:53 Key energy efficiency measures signed into law by President Obama...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Key Federal Legislation  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Key Federal Key Federal Legislation to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Key Federal Legislation on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Key Federal Legislation on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Key Federal Legislation on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Key Federal Legislation on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Key Federal Legislation on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Key Federal Legislation on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Key Federal Legislation The information below includes a brief chronology and summaries of key federal legislation related to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality,

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Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Hackberry Decision Hackberry Decision Legislation and Regulations. The Hackberry Decision In December 2002, the FERC terminated open access requirements for new onshore LNG terminals in the United States, placing them on an equal footing with offshore terminals regulated under provisions of the Maritime Security Act of 2002. The FERC ruling, which granted preliminary approval to the proposed Dynergy/Sempra LNG terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana, is referred to as the Hackberry Decision. It authorized Hackberry LNG (now Cameron LNG) to provide services to its affiliates under rates and terms mutually agreed upon (i.e., market-based), rather than under regulated cost-of-service rates, and exempted the company from having to provide open access service. In essence, from a regulatory perspective, LNG import facilities will be treated as supply sources rather than as part of the transportation chain.

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Legislating Biofuels in the United States (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Legislation supporting U.S. biofuels production can help to reduce petroleum consumption and increase the nation's energy security.

Clark, W.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Geography: The Political Economy of Congressional Support for Legislation Intended to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Production  

SciTech Connect

Over the last five years, the U.S Congress has voted on several pieces of legislation intended to sharply reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Given that climate change is a world public bad, standard economic logic would predict that the United States would ?free ride? and wait for other nations to reduce their emissions. Within the Congress, there are clear patterns to who votes in favor of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. This paper presents a political economy analysis of the determinants of ?pro-green? votes on such legislation. Conservatives consistently vote against such legislation. Controlling for a Representative’s ideology, representatives from richer districts and districts with a lower per-capita carbon dioxide footprint are more likely to vote in favor of climate change mitigation legislation. Representatives from districts where industrial emissions represent a larger share of greenhouse gas emissions are more likely to vote no.

Cragg, Michael; Zhou, Yuyu; Gurney, Kevin R.; Kahn, Matthew

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Wind Research - Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker Tool...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

energy legislation. The tool is a resource for legislators, researchers, journalists, business owners, students, and anyone interested in state-level energy legislation and policy...

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Evaluating possible cap and trade legislation on cellulosic feedstock availability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An integrated, socioeconomic biogeophysical model is used to analyze the interactions of cap-and-trade legislation and the Renewable Fuels Standard. Five alternative policy scenarios were considered with the purpose of identifying policies that act in a synergistic manner to reduce carbon emissions, increase economic returns to agriculture, and adequately meet ethanol mandates. We conclude that climate and energy policies can best be implemented together by offering carbon offset payments to conservation tillage, herbaceous grasses for biomass, and by constraining crop residue removal for ethanol feedstocks to carbon neutral level. When comparing this scenario to the Baseline scenario, the agricultural sector realizes an economic benefit of US$156 billion by 2030 and emissions are reduced by 135 Tg C-equivalent (Eq) yr 1. Results also indicate that geographic location of cellulosic feedstocks could shift significantly depending on the final policies implemented in cap and trade legislation. Placement of cellulosic ethanol facilities should consider these possible shifts when determining site location.

Hellwinckel, Chad [Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee; de la Torre Ugarte, Daniel [University of Tennessee; Perlack, Robert D [ORNL; West, T. O. [University of Maryland

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Legislative Affairs Team | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Legislative Affairs Team Legislative Affairs Team Legislative Affairs Team The mission of Legislative Affairs is working in close coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Congressional Affairs, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE's) budget office to serve as the primary liaison between EERE technology offices and congressional authorizing committees, as well as other committees and offices. Legislative Affairs also provides corporate guidance on congressional interaction and strategic advice on legislation relevant to EERE. Why it Matters We lead EERE interactions with Congress, including preparing and staffing EERE leadership and program offices for congressional briefings and hearings, in addition to educating members of Congress and their staff

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Free Online Food Safety Legislation Training - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jan 25, 2011 ... F4ESL - From Farm to Fork European Food Safety Legislation Training Programme is an EU Project under EC LLP Leonardo da Vinci Program ...

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Energy Crossroads: Legislation & Energy Policy | Environmental...  

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Legislation & Energy Policy < Previous Topic Energy Crossroads Index Next Topic > Suggest a Listing American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency...

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Free Online Food Safety Legislation Training  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jan 25, 2011 ... F4ESL - From Farm to Fork European Food Safety Legislation Training Programme is an EU Project under EC LLP Leonardo da Vinci Program ...

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Detailed Analysis of the Builder Option Packages for Climate Zones 3,4,5, and 6 for Texas' Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report is a detailed description of the analysis completed on the Energy Star Builder Option Packages (BOPs) using the Energy Systems Laboratory’s (ESL) Code Compliant Test Suite of Tools. This report outlines the basic procedure, which was followed. A description of the Test Suite, along with a detailed explanation of the naming the procedure of the different runs is also a part of this report. A CD-ROM is also provided which has all the 137 runs, inputs and outputs, the window inputs and the summary spreadsheets. BOPs for climate zones 3,4,5 and 6 were submitted for approval to ESL on April 29,2002. It was stated that the suggested BOPs were 10 to 15% less consumptive than the IECC chapter 4/5 house. Analysis was done on these BOPs and the BOPs which were less consumptive than the standard house were posted on the ESL’s website. The same tables have also been included in this report along with the detailed spreadsheets.

Ahmad, M.; Haberl, J. S.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating possible cap and trade legislation on cellulosic feedstock availability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An integrated, socioeconomic biogeophysical model is used to analyze the interactions of cap-and-trade legislation and the Renewable Fuels Standard. Five alternative policy scenarios were considered with the purpose of identifying policies that act in a synergistic manner to reduce carbon emissions, increase economic returns to agriculture, and adequately meet ethanol mandates.We conclude that climate and energy policies can best be implemented together by offering carbon offset payments to conservation tillage, herbaceous grasses for biomass, and by constraining crop residue removal for ethanol feedstocks to carbon neutral level.

Hellwinckel, C.M.; West, Tristram O.; De La Torre Ugarte, D. G.; Perlack, Robert D.

2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Compendium of federal and state radioactive materials transportation laws and regulations: Transportation Legislative Database (TLDB)  

SciTech Connect

The Transportation Legislative Database (TLDB) is an on-line information service containing detailed information on legislation and regulations regarding the transportation of radioactive materials in the United States. The system is dedicated to serving the legislative and regulatory information needs of the US Department of Energy and other federal agencies; state, tribal, and local governments; the hazardous materials transportation industry; and interested members of the general public. In addition to the on-line information service, quarterly and annual Legal Developments Reports are produced using information from the TLDB. These reports summarize important changes in federal and state legislation, regulations, administrative agency rulings, and judicial decisions over the reporting period. Information on significant legal developments at the tribal and local levels is also included on an as-available basis. Battelle's Office of Transportation Systems and Planning (OTSP) will also perform customized searches of the TLDB and produce formatted printouts in response to specific information requests.

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1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Legislating Biofuels in the United States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Legislating Biofuels in the United States Wendy Clark National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado, USA 2008 SAE Biofuels Specifications and Performance Symposium July 7-9, 2008, Paris NREL PR-540 Legislate Biofuels? · Plentiful U.S. biomass resources: energy crops, agricultural and forestry residues

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COPIES: Iron Range Legislative Delegation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dear Legislators: We are pleased to present the annual report on our research regarding the health status of taconite workers and Iron Range community air quality. This report, as in the past, details the progress made by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) in all research areas, including occupational exposure, mortality and incidence studies, the respiratory health survey of taconite workers and spouses and the environmental study of airborne particles. In addition, this report contains specific information regarding the assessment of mesothelioma as it pertains to exposure to mineral fibers, referred to as elongate mineral particles (EMP). For this report, the EMP measurement is a standard technique that identifies those fibers (EMP) considered long (over 5 microns). Although the research team felt this was the most important exposure to be assessed with the cases of mesothelioma, in the next several months there will be additional analyses that may provide further insight, including exposure to short EMP, silica and respirable dust. A final report is planned for the end of the year when all components are expected to be completed.

Sen Tony Lourey; Rep Tim Mahoney; Rep Sheldon Johnson; Rep David Dill; Rep Mary Murphy; Sen Tom Bakk; Rep John Persell; Rep Tom Anzelc; Sen Tom Saxhaug; Rep Carly Melin; Rep Jason Metsa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA - AEO2010 - Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Legislation and Regulations Legislation and Regulations Annual Energy Outlook 2010 with Projections to 2035 Legislation and Regulations Introduction The Reference case projections in AEO2010 generally assume that current laws and regulations affecting the energy sector remain unchanged throughout the projection period (including the implication that laws which include sunset dates do, in fact, become ineffective at the time of those sunset dates). The potential impacts of pending or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards—or of sections of legislation that have been enacted but that require regulations for which the implementing agency will exercise major discretion, or require appropriation of funds that are not provided or specified in the legislation itself—are not reflected in the Reference case projections. However, sensitivity cases that incorporate alternative assumptions about the future of existing policies subject to periodic updates also are included. The Federal and State laws and regulations included in AEO2010 are based on those in effect as of the end of October 2009. In addition, at the request of the Administration and Congress, EIA has regularly examined the potential implications of proposed legislation in Service Reports (see EIA Service Reports released since January 2009).

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Meeting Decisions and Documents  

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Meeting Notices Meeting Decisions & Documents Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Meeting Decisions and Documents Print E-mail This page summarizes the decisions made by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and the documents the committee has adopted in association with those decisions. The documents and decisions concern the operation of the committee, the content of the synthesis report(s), the sustained assessment process, and other important guidance and responsibilities. The full and official meeting records of the NCADAC are available on a dedicated NOAA page. To view the Federal Register notices announcing the meetings of the NCADAC, please click here.

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Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level  

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Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level In March, the city of Berkeley, California, passed new legislation that should serve as a model for local policies intended to keep energy dollars within the community while protecting the environment. The Commercial Energy Conservation Ordinance (CECO) is based on a similar ordinance that has been law since 1989 in San Francisco, Berkeley's neighbor across the Bay. San Francisco is currently the only other city in the world to have this type of legislation. As part of the Berkeley Municipal Code, CECO requires commercial buildings to undergo energy conservation retrofits when they are sold or substantially renovated. CECO was designed with the participation of LBL's Kristin Heinemeier, who also works with the Berkeley

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Contacts for the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation...  

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Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency Contacts for the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency Leadership Contact Us Office of the...

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Decadal Climate Information Needs of Stakeholders for Decision Support in Water and Agriculture Production Sectors: A Case Study in the Missouri River Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many decadal climate prediction efforts have been initiated under phase 5 of the World Climate Research Programme Coupled Model Intercomparison Project. There is considerable ongoing discussion about model deficiencies, initialization techniques, ...

Vikram M. Mehta; Cody L. Knutson; Norman J. Rosenberg; J. Rolf Olsen; Nicole A. Wall; Tonya K. Bernadt; Michael J. Hayes

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Legislative Search Guide State Childhood Obesity Policy Evaluation (SCOPE) State Legislative Search Guide  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of legislative terms--where available. #12;State Legislative Search Guide State Childhood Obesity Policy **), and, and not, near, or, "quotes" Search terms are highlighted in the bill text Bill formats: -web" searching in field on left menu bar or on top right of screen yields the same results--enter bill number

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Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency (GC-71) provides legal support and advice on legislative matters throughout the Department. It participates in the development of DOE views on pending legislation, drafts DOE legislative proposals and supporting documents, obtains interagency clearances from the Office of Management and Budget, and prepares, coordinates, and reviews bill comments to Congressional committees. The office also provides legal counsel and rulemaking support to programs throughout DOE on administrative requirements for developing DOE rules, directives, and other generally

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Statistical Descriptors of Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An adequate description of climate is required to meet the informational needs of planners and policy-makers who use climate as a factor in their decision-making processes. Because normals have become firmly entrenched as a descriptor of climate, ...

Nathaniel B. Guttman

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing potential future environmental legislative, regulatory, and judicial events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes a methodology to proactively and methodically assess future potential environmental legislative, regulatory, and judicial events. This is an important endeavor because new, revised, and reauthorized legislation, proposed and final regulations, and outcomes of judicial proceedings have the potential to impose new actions, directions, and costs of many organizations in the United States (related to capital investments, operating approaches, and research and development) and to affect the quality of life. The electric power industry is particularly impacted by environmental regulatory events (the term `regulatory` is used to cover all the types of legal events listed above), as the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity affects air and water quality, require disposal of solid, hazardous, and radioactive wastes, and at times, impacts wetlands and endangered species. Numerous potential regulatory events, such as the reauthorization of the Clean Water Act and new regulations associated with global climate change, can greatly affect the power industry. Organizations poised to respond proactively to such events will improve their competitive positions, reduce their costs in the long-term, and improve their public images.

Tonn, B.; Schweitzer, M.; Godfrey, G. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Wagner, C. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville (United States); MacGregor, D.G. [MacGregor-Bates, Inc. (United States)

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Maritime Security Act of 2002 Amendments to the Deepwater Port Act Maritime Security Act of 2002 Amendments to the Deepwater Port Act Legislation and Regulations. The Maritime Security Act of 2002 Amendments to the Deepwater Port Act The Maritime Security Act of 2002, signed into law in November 2002, amended the Deepwater Port Act of 1974 to include offshore natural gas facilities. The legislation transferred jurisdiction for offshore natural gas facilities from the FERC to the Maritime Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard, both of which were at that time under the U.S. Department of Transportation. (The Coast Guard has since been moved to the Department of Homeland Security.) The amendments in the Maritime Security Act of 2002 lowered the regulatory hurdles faced by potential developers of offshore LNG receiving terminals. Placing them under Coast Guard jurisdiction both streamlined the permitting process and relaxed regulatory requirements. Owners of offshore LNG terminals are allowed proprietary access to their own terminal capacity, removing what had once been a major stumbling block for potential developers of new LNG facilities. The Hackberry Decision, discussed below, has the same impact on onshore LNG facilities under FERC jurisdiction.

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A state legislator looks at industry restructuring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The political challenges of addressing restructuring have caused many state legislators to shy away from the issue. With the start of the 1966 legislative year, 30 states were evaluating at least some aspect of the evolving competitive electric marketplace. Studies included open regulatory dockets (for example in Arizona and Kansas), pilot customer choice projects (such as in Ohio, MIchigan and New Hampshire), legislative studies and possible re-definition of state regulatory parameters (Kansas, Illinois and Florida), regulatory agency fact-finding (Iowa and Idaho) and development of intrastate electric pooling infrastructures (California). In addition, state actions reflect a commitment to competition at the retail level ranging from a call for determination of stranded-cost exposure for the state`s utilities (as in New York), calls for industry and public input on issues related to competition (Rhode Island, Maine, and Kansas) and the customer choice pilot projects. The range of issues and actions has been diverse, but most legislative and regulatory agency discussions have focused on easing market entry restrictions, price considerations and stranded investment by utilities. Many other significant issues must be addressed if an equitable distribution of potential competition benefits to all customer classes, regardless of geographic location, is to be achieved.

Sloan, T.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decisions decisions plant vessels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes concepts for a family of plant vessels that help users make decisions or reach goals. The concepts use plants to mark time or answer questions for the user, creating a connection between the user and the individual plant. These concepts ...

Jenny Liang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook 2001 - Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Legislation & Regulations Legislation & Regulations Nitrogen Oxide Emission Caps Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions and Diesel Fuel Quality Standards FERC Order 2000 Banning or Reducing the Use of MTBE in Gasoline Updates on State Renewable Portfolio Standards and Renewable Energy Mandates Proposed Changes to RFG Oxygen Standard FERC Order 637 Proposed Limits on Benzene in Gasoline Royalty Rules Low-Emission Vehicle Program Tier 2 Vehicle Emissions and Gasoline Sulfur Standards Appliance Efficiency Standards Petroleum Reserves Introduction Because analyses by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) are required to be policy-neutral, the projections in this Annual Energy Outlook 2001 (AEO2001) are based on Federal, State, and local laws and regulations in effect on July 1, 2000. The potential impacts of pending or

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EIA - Annual Energy Outlook 2008 - Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Legislation and Regulations Legislation and Regulations Annual Energy Outlook 2008 with Projections to 2030 Legislation and Regulations Because analyses by EIA are required to be policy-neutral, the projections in AEO2008 are based on Federal and State laws and regulations in effect on or before December 31, 2007. The potential impacts of pending or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards-or of sections of legislation that have been enacted but that require implementing regulations or appropriation of funds that are not provided or specified in the legislation itself-are not reflected in the projections. Throughout 2007, however, at the request of the Administration and Congress, EIA has regularly examined the potential implications of proposed legislation in Service Reports (see "EIA Service Reports on Proposed Legislation Released Since January 2007").

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Annual Energy Outlook 1999 - Legislation & Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

leg_reg.gif (4810 bytes) leg_reg.gif (4810 bytes) Introduction Because analyses by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) are required to be policy-neutral, the projections in this Annual Energy Outlook 1999 (AEO99) are based on Federal, State, and local laws and regulations in effect on July 1, 1998. The potential impacts of pending or proposed legislation and sections of existing legislation for which funds have not been appropriated are not reflected in the projections. Federal legislation incorporated in the projections includes the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, which adds 4.3 cents per gallon to the Federal tax on highway fuels [1]; the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987; the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90); the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT); the Outer Continental Shelf Deep Water Royalty Relief Act of 1995; and the Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997. AEO99 also incorporates regulatory actions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including Orders 888 and 889, which provide open access to interstate transmission lines in electricity markets, and other FERC actions to foster more efficient natural gas markets. State plans for the restructuring of the electricity industry and State renewable portfolio standards are incorporated as enacted.

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EIA - Smart Grid Legislative and Regulatory Policies and Case Studies  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

State Energy Data System ... Smart Grid Legislative and Regulatory ... Recent activity includes the deployment of smart meters, distribution automation and ...

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Valuing Climate Forecast Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The article describes research opportunities associated with evaluating the characteristics of climate forecasts in settings where sequential decisions are made. Illustrative results are provided for corn production in east central Illinois. ...

Steven T. Sonka; James W. Mjelde; Peter J. Lamb; Steven E. Hollinger; Bruce L. Dixon

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Summaries  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 http://energy.gov/oha/articles/summary-decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014 decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014" class="title-link">Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014

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Compiling RES Legislation for Kazakhstan | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Compiling RES Legislation for Kazakhstan Compiling RES Legislation for Kazakhstan Jump to: navigation, search Name Compiling RES Legislation for Kazakhstan Agency/Company /Organization Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://www.reeep.org/127/laws. Country Kazakhstan UN Region Central Asia References Compiling RES Legislation for Kazakhstan[1] Compiling RES Legislation for Kazakhstan Potential of renewable energy sources usage in the Republic of Kazakhstan Report on Benefits of RES to Energy Sector in Kazakhstan (Kyoto) References ↑ "Compiling RES Legislation for Kazakhstan" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Compiling_RES_Legislation_for_Kazakhstan&oldid=328567"

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The Potential to Narrow Uncertainty in Regional Climate Predictions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Faced by the realities of a changing climate, decision makers in a wide variety of organizations are increasingly seeking quantitative predictions of regional and local climate. An important issue for these decision makers, and for organizations ...

Ed Hawkins; Rowan Sutton

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perceptions of State Legislators and Higher Education Administrators Regarding Governmental Relations Efforts By Land-Grant, Research-Extensive and Major University Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Public university systems and institutions actively engage in legislative relations efforts with elected representatives who comprise state legislative bodies. Historically, the primary impetus for fostering legislative relations was to leverage appropriations. Funding issues remain an important component of higher education's interactions with legislators, in addition to the higher education policy decisions emanating from state capitols. This dissertation examines perceptions of state legislators and higher education administrators regarding government relations efforts by land-grand, research-extensive and major university systems. By utilizing semi-structured interviews with select state legislators and university administrators, this study explores the current state of practices utilized in legislative relations and summarizes "best practices" administrators may use in their efforts to maximize their work in the legislative process as it relates to higher education. Interviewing state legislators and university administrators falls into a category referred to as elite interviews. Such interviews are considered specialized in that they involve influential or prominent individuals and require carefully thought out approaches to arranging, conducting and recording the interview meetings. Qualitative interviewing techniques were utilized to explore the realm of higher education?s government relations efforts. Three major implications emerged in this study. First, the practice of legislative relations by university systems is as much art as science. No approach guarantees success, and the measurement of success is relative to the cultural, historical, political, and economic environment of a particular state. Second, state legislators' strongly encourage higher education to take a holistic view and moving beyond the traditional approach of each system or institution working solely in its own best interest. A third implication is that the structural rigidity and level of coordination in a system's government relations operation are reflective of the extent a system's goals supersede those of individual member institutions.

Avery, Richard Owen

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation April 20, 2010 - 3:45pm Addthis Statement of Dr. James Markowsky, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation, S. 1856, S. 1134, and other Draft Legislative Text. Thank you Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee. I appreciate this opportunity to meet with you this morning to discuss carbon capture and storage (CCS) legislation before the Committee. While this hearing is focused specifically on S. 1856, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to clarify policies regarding ownership of pore space, introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); S.1134, the Responsible Use

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Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation April 20, 2010 - 3:45pm Addthis Statement of Dr. James Markowsky, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation, S. 1856, S. 1134, and other Draft Legislative Text. Thank you Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee. I appreciate this opportunity to meet with you this morning to discuss carbon capture and storage (CCS) legislation before the Committee. While this hearing is focused specifically on S. 1856, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to clarify policies regarding ownership of pore space, introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); S.1134, the Responsible Use

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Contacts for the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency Contacts for the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation & Energy Efficiency (GC-71) Daniel Cohen, Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, & Energy Efficiency 202-586-9523 daniel.cohen@hq.doe.gov Catherine Goshe, Attorney-Adviser 202-586-7053 Preeti Chaudhari, Attorney-Adviser 202-586-8078 Tina Ro, Attorney-Adviser 202-287-5975 Steve Duarte, Attorney-Adviser 202-586-2951 Dorothy Hamid, Legislative Librarian 202-586-2886 Cece Williams, Paralegal 202-586-2902 Francine Pinto, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Appliance Standards 202-586-7432 Eric Stas, Attorney-Adviser 202-586-5827 Michael Kido, Attorney-Adviser

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List of Legislation and Campaigns Leveraging ENERGY STAR | ENERGY...  

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List of Legislation and Campaigns Leveraging ENERGY STAR Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings...

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Demand Response & Smart Grid - State Legislative and Regulatory...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon Demand Response & Smart Grid - State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Actions: October 2008 to May 2010 Jump to:...

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State Solar Energy Legislation of 1976: A Revievv of Statutes' ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. NBSIR 77-1297 State Solar Energy Legislation of 1976: A Revievv of Statutes' Relating to Buildings Robert M. Eisenhard ...

2008-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Regulation of Mercury and Fine Particulate Emissions Legislation and Regulations. Regulation of Mercury and Fine Particulate Emissions The EPA is currently developing regulations...

97

Using Climate Forecasts for Drought Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Drought hazards, and the ability to mitigate them with advance warning, offer potentially valuable applications of climate forecast products. Yet the value is often untapped, owing to the gap between climate science and societal decisions. This ...

Anne C. Steinemann

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Gas: Major Legislative and Regulatory Actions (1935 - 2008)  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This special report Web-based product presents a chronology of some of the key Federal legislative and regulatory actions that have helped shape the natural gas market, with particular emphasis on policy directives from 1978 to October 2008. Separate reports provide brief descriptions of specific legislation, regulations, or policies, and their impacts on the natural gas market.

Information Center

2009-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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LEGISLATING HARMONY: LABOUR LAW REFORM IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Political Science University of Michigan and Baohua Dong East China University of Politics and Law Shanghai://www.finance.people.com/cn/GB/1045/4473404.html>. #12;3 rice bowl" of the Maoist Era to more flexible and efficient "contract labour labour legislation. While the 1994 legislation was a premeditated move to "smash" the iron rice bowl

Edwards, Paul N.

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BNL | Climate, Environment and Bisoscience  

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Climate, Environment, and Biosciences Climate, Environment, and Biosciences bioscience research Revealing Nature-from Microscopic to Atmospheric Scales With recognized expertise in plant sciences, imaging, and climate studies, Brookhaven Lab advances some of the most promising scientific methods of achieving a sustainable future. This cross-disciplinary research seeks to understand the relationships between climate change, sustainable energy initiatives, and the planet's natural ecosystems. As environmental and economic issues mount, this research will provide increasingly important guidance and opportunities for climate change management strategies, approaches to adaptation, and policy decisions. Building a Sustainable Future Major goals include: Significantly improving climate models based on high-quality data

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EIA - Smart Grid Legislative and Regulatory Policies and Case Studies  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Full report (4.0 mb) Full report (4.0 mb) Attachment A - U.S. State legislative and regulatory policies (2.0 mb) Attachment B - U.S. smart grid case studies (1.6 mb) Attachment C - International smart grid activities (0.6 mb) Maps below summarize smart grid legislation & regulation: U.S. smart meter penetration by State, 2010. Advanced metering legislation & regulation. Advanced metering legislation & regulation. Smart Grid Legislative and Regulatory Policies and Case Studies Release date: December 12, 2011 In recent years, a number of U.S. states have adopted or are considering smart grid related laws, regulations, and voluntary or mandatory requirements. At the same time, the number of smart grid pilot projects has been increasing rapidly. Recent activity includes the deployment of smart

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Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025 - Legislation and  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Legislation and Regulations Legislation and Regulations Annual Energy Outlook 2005 Introduction Because analyses by the EIA are required to be policy-neutral, the projections in this AEO2005 generally are based on Federal and State laws and regulations in effect on or before October 31, 2004. The potential impacts of pending or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards—or of sections of legislation that have been enacted but that require funds or implementing regulations that have not been provided or specified—are not reflected in the projections. Examples of Federal and State legislation incorporated in the projections include the following: The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90), which include new standards for motor gasoline and diesel fuel and for heavy-duty vehicle emissions

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California renewable energy policy and implementation issues: An overview of recent regulatory and legislative action  

SciTech Connect

This paper has three primary goals: (1) to provide a brief account of recent events in California renewables policy; (2) to outline the California State Legislature`s ultimate decision on renewable energy policy; and (3) to aid other states in their efforts with renewables policy by summarizing some of the key implementation issues and political conflicts that may occur when crafting some of the potential threats and opportunities that electricity restructuring presents to the development of renewable energy. We then outline the renewables policy debate in California since the California Public Utility Commission`s ``Blue Book``, including both regulatory and legislative developments. We also provide some insight into the minimum renewables purchase requirement (MRPR) versus surcharge-based renewables policy debate in California. Finally, we identify and discuss key renewables policy implementation issues that have driven the dialogue and recent decisions in California`s renewables policy.

Wiser, R.; Pickle, S.; Goldman, C.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Additional Climate Reports  

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Additional Climate Reports Print E-mail Additional Climate Reports Print E-mail Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports Internationally, many assessments have been produced to address important questions related to environmental issues such as ozone depletion, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. Many of these assessments have provided the scientific basis for the elaboration of international agreements, including the Assessment Report Series from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). IPCC assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change. Because of its intergovernmental nature, the IPCC is able to provide scientific technical and socio-economic information in a policy-relevant but policy neutral way to decision makers.

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Legislative Findings: Least-Cost Energy Sources (Nebraska) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Legislative Findings: Least-Cost Energy Sources (Nebraska) Legislative Findings: Least-Cost Energy Sources (Nebraska) Legislative Findings: Least-Cost Energy Sources (Nebraska) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Nebraska Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Nebraska Public Power District

106

Demand Response & Smart Grid - State Legislative and Regulatory Policy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Demand Response & Smart Grid - State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Demand Response & Smart Grid - State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Actions: October 2008 to May 2010 Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Demand Response & Smart Grid - State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Actions: October 2008 to May 2010 Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, - Utility Topics: Socio-Economic Website: www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org/Resources/Documents/State%20Policy%20S Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/demand-response-smart-grid-state-legi Language: English Policies: Regulations Regulations: Enabling Legislation This report reviews the implementation of utility efficiency programs in the United States at both the state and federal levels. In addition, the updated report catalogues regulatory commission action, independent of

107

India-Legislation on Environment, Forests and Wildlife | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Legislation on Environment, Forests and Wildlife Legislation on Environment, Forests and Wildlife Jump to: navigation, search Name India-Legislation on Environment, Forests and Wildlife Agency/Company /Organization Government of India Sector Land Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://www.envfor.nic.in/legis Country India UN Region South-Eastern Asia References India-Legislation on Environment, Forests and Wildlife[1] Overview "Category Name Water Pollution Air Pollution Environment Protection Coastal Regulation Zone Delegation of Powers Eco-marks Scheme Eco-sensitive Zone Environmental Clearance - General Environmental Labs Environmental Standards Hazardous Substances Management Loss Of Ecology Noise Pollution Ozone Layer Depletion Water Pollution 2-T Oil Public Liability Insurance

108

Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to Automobile Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to Automobile Efficiency Agency/Company /Organization: Rocky Mountain Institute Focus Area: Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations Topics: Best Practices Website: www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/T08-09_FeebatesLegislativeOption The purpose of this paper is to provide information about feebates. This paper discusses: what a feebate is, why Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) believes a feebate is a valuable tool, recent analysis that RMI had done on feebates, what the current status of the feebate is, and how the feebate could interact with existing laws.

109

Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Introduction Introduction Legislation and Regulations. Introduction Because analyses by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) are required to be policy-neutral, the projections in this Annual Energy Outlook 2004 (AEO2004) are based on Federal and State laws and regulations in effect on September 1, 2003. The potential impacts of pending or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards—or of sections of legislation that have been enacted but that require funds or implementing regulations that have not been provided or specified—are not reflected in the projections. Examples of Federal and State legislation incorporated in the projections include the following: The Energy Policy Conservation Act of 1975 The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987

110

Information extraction to facilitate translation of natural language legislation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There is a large body of existing legislation and policies that govern how government organizations and corporations can share information. Since these rules are generally expressed in natural language, it is difficult and ...

Wang, Samuel (Samuel Siyue)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Atomic Energy Act and Related Legislation. Environmental Guidance Program Reference Book: Revision 6  

SciTech Connect

This report presents information related to the Atomic Energy Act and related legislation. Sections are presented pertaining to legislative history and statutes, implementing regulations, and updates.

Not Available

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Integrated Assessment as a Step Toward Reducing Climate Vulnerability in the Southwestern United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Managing the effects of climate change requires new approaches to develop and deliver relevant climate information to regional and local decision makers, and to infuse that knowledge into their decision support systems. In the southwestern United ...

R. C. Bales; D. M. Liverman; B. J. Morehouse

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Management flight simulators to support climate negotiations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the nations of the world have pledged to limit warming to no more than 2 ^oC above preindustrial levels. However, negotiators and policymakers lack the capability to assess the ... Keywords: Climate change, Climate policy, Decision support, Interactive simulation, System dynamics

John D. Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie Mccauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin, Lori Siegel

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Legislation: H.B. 5524 (Michigan) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Legislation: H.B. 5524 (Michigan) Legislation: H.B. 5524 (Michigan) Legislation: H.B. 5524 (Michigan) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Michigan Program Type Generating Facility Rate-Making Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals This bill was part of a package of energy bills that enacted regulatory

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Problems in the administration of state solar legislation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar legislation may 1) stimulate research and development, 2) encourage solar installation by governmental incentives, or 3) contribute to the elimination of institutional barriers. Legislation that attempts to deal with a wide range of problems will touch many different departments and agencies in state government. Proper administration is essential to the effectiveness of such legislation. The Federal Government is also involved in extensive programs to foster the commercialization of solar technology. The programs and standards that they evolve create another set of administrative rules and regulations that the solar manufacturer, seller, installer, or consumer has to face. This paper focuses on the experience of California, Oregon, and New Mexico, and suggests methods to avoid administrative difficulties that have slowed some solar initiatives. Several common problems are identified: inadequate definition of important terms, ineffective delegation of administrative responsibilities, and insufficient coordination with other state and federal solar programs.

Warren, M.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

How to find sponsors & supporters for energy codes legislation  

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FIND SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS FIND SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS FOR ENERGY CODES LEGISLATION PRESENTED BY JIM O"REILLY NORTHEAST ENERGY EFFICIENCY PARTNERSHIPS TO DOE ENERGY CODES 2011 SALT LAKE CITY, UT July 27, 2011 NORTHEAST ENERGY EFFICIENCY PARTNERSHIPS "Accelerating Energy Efficiency" 1 MISSION Accelerate the efficient use of energy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions APPROACH Overcome barriers to efficiency through Collaboration, Education & Advocacy VISION Transform the way we think about and use energy in the world around us. OUR OBJECTIVES  Provide you with some general points about how to identify and gain support from state legislators on building energy codes related bills  Relate an example from practical experiences of

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Nuclear regulatory legislation, 104th Congress, Volume 1, No. 4  

SciTech Connect

This document is the first of two volumes compiling statutes and material pertaining to nuclear regulatory legislation through the 104th Congress, 2nd Session. It is intended for use as a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) internal resource document. Legislative information reproduced in this document includes portions of the Atomic Energy Act, Energy Reorganization Act, Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act, and Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Other information included in this volume pertains to NRC user fees, NRC authorizations, the Inspector General Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.

NONE

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Enact legislation supporting residential property assessed clean energy financing (PACE)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Congress should enact legislation that supports residential property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs in the nation’s states and metropolitan areas. Such legislation should require the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase residential mortgages with PACE assessments while at the same time providing responsible underwriting standards and a set of benchmarks for residential PACE assessments in order to minimize financial risks to mortgage holders. Congressional support of residential PACE financing will improve energy efficiency, encourage job creation, and foster economic growth in the nation’s state and metropolitan areas.

Saha, Devashree

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

119

Climate Change - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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Climate Change Climate Change Primary Contact: David Greene Previous and Ongoing Analyses : Carbon Impacts of Transportation Technologies and Systems Climate Change 2007 (IPCC AR4): Mitigation of Climate Change. Chapter 5: Transport and its infrastructure (David Greene, co-lead author) "Facing the Challenges of Oil Dependence and Climate Change: What Will It Take?" Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2362B, February 14, 2008 (David Greene) "Is Cap-and-Trade a Sufficient Carbon Policy for Transportation?" Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Legislative Hearing on America's Climate Security Act of 2007. Dirksen

120

Improving Policy for Stormwater Management: Implications for Climate Change Adaptation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lack of local information on climate change impacts is increasingly recognized as an important barrier to progress in adaptation. However, simply providing decision makers with higher-resolution climate information will not ensure successful ...

Lee Tryhorn

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Managing the Risks of Climate Change and Terrorism  

SciTech Connect

The article describes challenges to comparative risk assessment, a key approach for managing uncertainty in decision making, across diverse threats such as terrorism and climate change and argues new approaches will be particularly important in addressing decisions related to sustainability.

Rosa, Eugene; Dietz, Tom; Moss, Richard H.; Atran, Scott; Moser, Susanne

2012-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

122

Related Federal Climate Efforts  

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Related Federal Climate Efforts Print E-mail Related Federal Climate Efforts Print E-mail Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage The Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a group of technologies for capturing, compressing, transporting and permanently storing power plant and industrial source emissions of carbon dioxide. Rapid development and deployment of clean coal technologies, particularly CCS, will help position the United States as a leader in the global clean energy race. Climate Change Adaptation Task Force The Task Force's work has been guided by a strategic vision of a resilient, healthy, and prosperous Nation in the face of a changing climate. To achieve this vision, the Task Force identified a set of guiding principles that public and private decision-makers should consider in designing and implementing adaptation strategies.

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Decision Applications: D, Decision Applications: LANL  

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Decision Applications Division Systems Engineering and Integration, D-3 Energy and Infrastructure Analysis, D-4 Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis, D-5 Risk Analysis and Decision...

124

A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling  

SciTech Connect

Climate models are the foundation for understanding and projecting climate and climate-related changes and are thus critical tools for supporting climate-related decision making. This study developed a holistic strategy for improving the nationâ??s capability to accurately simulate climate and related Earth system changes on decadal to centennial timescales. The committeeâ??s report is a high level analysis, providing a strategic framework to guide progress in the nationâ??s climate modeling enterprise over the next 10-20 years. This study was supported by DOE, NSF, NASA, NOAA, and the intelligence community.

Dunlea, Edward; Elfring, Chris

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

125

Compilation of selected non-nuclear energy legislation. [19 items  

SciTech Connect

Nineteen legislative actions dealing with non-nuclear energy are collected here. Section A, Organic Legislation Directly Related to ERDA includes: Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Public Law 93-438; Federal Non-nuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-577; Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act of 1974, Public Law 93-409; Geothermal Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1974, Public Law 94-410; Solar Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1974, Public Law 94-473; and Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1976, Public Law 94-413. Section B, ERDA Authorizing Legislation, includes: Energy Research and Development Administration Appropriation Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1976, Public Law 94-187. Section C, ERDA Appropriation Legislation, includes; Second Supplemental Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 1975, Public Law 94-32; Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1976, Public Law 94-41; Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 1976, Public Law 94-165; Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 1976, Public Law 94-180; Second Supplemental Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1976, Public Law 94-303; Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 1977, Public Law 94-355; Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 1977, Public Law 94-373; and Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1977, Public Law 94-473. Section D, Related Energy Legislation, includes: Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93-275; Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act of 1974, Public Law 93-319; Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Public Law 94-163; and Energy Conservation and Production Act, Public Law 94-385.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

National Climate Assessment: Indicators System  

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Indicators System Print E-mail Indicators System Print E-mail What are the goals for the NCA indicators? The vision for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is to create a system of indicators that will help inform policy-makers and citizens understand key aspects of our changing climate. Scientific information about physical climate conditions, climate impacts, vulnerabilities, and preparedness will be tracked and compiled. These measures are called indicators. The goals of the Indicators System are to: Provide meaningful, authoritative climate-relevant measures about the status, rates, and trends of key physical, ecological, and societal variables and values Inform decisions on management, research, and education at regional to national scales Identify climate-related conditions and impacts to help develop effective mitigation and adaptation measures

127

Climate Collections  

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Regional/Global > Climate Collections Regional/Global > Climate Collections Climate Collections Overview Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count, and numerous other meteorological elements in a given region over long periods of time. Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these same elements over periods up to two weeks. The climate collections project includes data sets containing measured and modeled values for variables such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, radiation, wind velocity, and cloud cover and include station measurements as well as gridded mean values. The ORNL DAAC Climate Collections Data archive includes 10 data products from the following categories:

128

Solar energy legislation in the 95th Congress  

SciTech Connect

The 95th Congress is notable for a large body of solar legislation, whose highlights are: loans and tax credits for residential and commercial solar installations; grants to schools and hospitals for solar installations; installation of solar heating and cooling systems in Federal buildings; $98 million for Federal procurement of photovoltaic equipment; $470.2 million in appropriations to DOE for solar in FY79; solar demonstrations in military, agricultural, and foreign-service applications; establishment of the Energy Extension Service; and energy assistance to developing countries. Most of the legislators who demonstrated strong support for solar energy in the 95th Congress were returned for the 96th, and the Solar Coalition can be expected to renew its vigorous efforts to promote solar legislation. Major issues that will probably receive increased attention in this Congress include low-interest loans through a Solar Energy Development Bank, consumer protection, the maintenance of competition within the industry, and the elimination of institutional barriers to solar commercialization. If congressional interest continues to develop as rapidly as it did in the 95th, solar energy's potential contribution to national energy needs may be greatly enhanced. 2 tables.

Dawkins, L.; Troutman, G.

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Decision Superiority Process Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision superiority is achieved not just by acquiring and assessing the right information, but by translating it into actionable knowledge that can be exploited in the decision making process. Achieving decision superiority is necessary, because the ... Keywords: context-goal alternatives, decision making process, decision superiority, process model

Barbara Sorensen; Azad M. Madni; Carla C. Madni

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Climate Financing for Cities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Climate Financing for Cities Climate Financing for Cities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Financing for Cities Agency/Company /Organization: ICLEI Topics: Finance Website: iclei.org/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/Global/Services/Cities_in_a_ References: Cities in a Post-2012 Climate Policy Framework[1] "Cities in a Post-2012 Climate Policy Framework: Climate Financing for City Development? Views from Local Governments, Experts, and Businesses" This study investigates how suitable the international climate financing architecture is for cities and local governments in the developing world by integrating views from senior City Decision Makers, International Climate and Urban Experts, and International Business Representatives. The report discusses city level greenhouse gas inventories andt provides an

131

Multi-Pollutant Legislation and Regulations (released in AEO2005)  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The 108th Congress proposed and debated a variety of bills addressing pollution control at electric power plants but did not pass any of them into law. In addition, the EPA currently is preparing two regulationsa proposed Clean Air Interstate Rule (pCAIR) and a Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR)to address emissions from coal-fired power plants. Several States also have taken legislative actions to limit pollutants from power plants in their jurisdictions. This section discusses three Congressional air pollution bills and the EPAs pCAIR and CAMR regulations.

Information Center

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Nuclear regulatory legislation, 102d Congress. Volume 2, No. 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document is a compilation of nuclear regulatory legislation and other relevant material through the 102d Congress, 2d Session. This compilation has been prepared for use as a resource document, which the NRC intends to update at the end of every Congress. The contents of NUREG-0980 include The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982; and NRC Authorization and Appropriations Acts. Other materials included are statutes and treaties on export licensing, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection.

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1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Nuclear Regulatory legislation: 103d Congress. Volume 2, No. 3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document is a compilation of nuclear regulatory legislation and other relevant material through the 103d Congress, 2d Session. This compilation has been prepared for use as a resource document, which the NRC intends to update at the end of every Congress. The contents of NUREG-0980 include the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982; and NRC Authorization and Appropriations Acts. Other materials included are statutes and treaties on export licensing, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Nuclear regulatory legislation: 102d Congress. Volume 1, No. 2  

SciTech Connect

This document is a compilation of nuclear regulatory legislation and other relevant material through the 102d Congress, 2d Session. This compilation has been prepared for use as a resource document, which the NRC intends to update at the end of every Congress. The contents of NUREG-0980 include: The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982; and NRC Authorization and Appropriations Acts. Other materials included are statutes and treaties on export licensing, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Nuclear Regulatory legislation: 103d Congress. Volume 1, No. 3  

SciTech Connect

This document is a compilation of nuclear regulatory legislation and other relevant material through the 103d Congress, 2d Session. This compilation has been prepared for use as a resource document, which the NRC intends to update at the end of every Congress. The contents of NUREG-0980 include the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982; and NRC Authorization and Appropriations Acts. Other materials included are statutes and treaties on export licensing, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulatory Law  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulatory Law Office of the General Counsel Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585-0121 Re: Ex Parte Memorandum Dear Mr. Cohen: On Tuesday, May 4, 2010, Kit Kennedy and Kate Houren of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) initiated a telephone call with Daniel Cohen and Bryan Miller of the Department of Energy's Office of the General Council. During the call, NRDC advocated for the adoption of the consensus agreement, 1 and the parties discussed legal questions relating to the Department of Energy's ability to adopt the consensus

137

Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

California Low Emission Vehicle Program and Carbon Standard for Light-Duty Vehicles California Low Emission Vehicle Program and Carbon Standard for Light-Duty Vehicles Legislation and Regulations. California Low Emission Vehicle Program The Low Emission Vehicle Program (LEVP) was originally passed into legislation in 1990 in the State of California. It began as the implementation of a voluntary opt-in pilot program under the purview of CAAA90, which included a provision that other States could “opt in” to the California program to achieve lower emissions levels than would otherwise be achieved through CAAA90. The 1990 LEVP was an emissions-based policy, setting sales mandates for three categories of vehicles: low-emission vehicles (LEVs), ultra-low-emission vehicles (ULEVs), and zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). The mandate required that ZEVs make up 2 percent of new vehicle sales in California by 1998, 5 percent by 2001, and 10 percent by 2003. At that time, the only vehicles certified as ZEVs by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) were battery-powered electric vehicles [1].

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Buildings and Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings and Climate Change Buildings and Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Buildings and Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/SBCI-BCCSummary.pdf Buildings and Climate Change Screenshot References: Buildings and Climate Change[1] "This report - Buildings & Climate Change: A Summary for Decision-makers draws together the findings of three years of research by UNEP's Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI) and it's partners. It sets out priority actions that can be taken by policy makers and industry

139

Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

New Source Review New Source Review Legislation and Regulations. New Source Review On August 27, 2003, the EPA issued a final rule defining certain power plant and industrial facility activities as “routine maintenance, repair and replacement,” which are not subject to new source review (NSR) under CAAA90. As stated by the EPA, “these changes provide a category of equipment replacement activities that are not subject to Major NSR requirements under the routine maintenance, repair and replacement (RMRR) exclusion” [28]. Essentially this means that power plants and industrial facilities engaging in RMRR activities will not be required to obtain State or EPA approval for those activities and will not have to install the “best available” emissions control technologies that might be required if NSR were triggered.

140

Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

State Air Emission Regulations State Air Emission Regulations Legislation and Regulations. State Air Emission Regulations Several States, primarily in the Northeast, have recently enacted air emission regulations that will affect the electricity generation sector. The regulations are intended to improve air quality in the States and assist them in complying with the revised 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone and fine particulates. The affected States include Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Oregon. The regulations govern emissions of NOx, sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and mercury from power plants. Table 2 shows emissions of NOx, SO2, and CO2 by electricity generators in the eight States and in the rest of the country. Comparable data on mercury emissions by State are not available.

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141

Performance of Quality Assurance Procedures for an Applied Climate Information System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Valid data are required to make climate assessments and to make climate-related decisions. The objective of this paper is threefold: to introduce an explicit treatment of Type I and Type II errors in evaluating the performance of quality ...

K. G. Hubbard; S. Goddard; W. D. Sorensen; N. Wells; T. T. Osugi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Climate Hazard Assessment for Stakeholder Adaptation Planning in New York City  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a time-sensitive approach to climate change projections that was developed as part of New York City’s climate change adaptation process and that has provided decision support to stakeholders from 40 agencies, regional planning ...

Radley M. Horton; Vivien Gornitz; Daniel A. Bader; Alex C. Ruane; Richard Goldberg; Cynthia Rosenzweig

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Regional Climate Projections of Extreme Heat Events in Nine Pilot Canadian Communities for Public Health Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Public health planning needs the support of evidence-based information on current and future climate, that could be used by health professionals and decision-makers to better understand and respond to the health impacts of extreme heat. Climate ...

Barbara Casati; Abderrahmane Yagouti; Diane Chaumont

144

Climate Science Overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Home > Climate Science Overview. NIST Greenhouse Gas Measurements and Climate Research Program Overview. Earth's climate is ...

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

145

Improving Outreach in Atmospheric Sciences: Assessment of Users of Climate Products  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the past six years, 27 projects were conducted involving weather–climate product development by students working with weather-sensitive decision makers in various institutions. Thirteen of these decision makers were interviewed during 2003 ...

David Changnon

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Climate Indices  

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Indices Indices Climate Indices Climate indices are diagnostic tools used to describe the state of the climate system and monitor climate. They are most often represented with a time series, where each point in time corresponds to one index value. An index can be constructed to describe almost any atmospheric event; as such, they are myriad. Therefore, CDIAC provides these links to other web sites to help guide users to the most widely used climate indices, which in many cases are updated monthly. Data Set Website/Name NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, Monitoring and Data Index Page NOAA's Earth Systems Research Laboratory, Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series Page (plot, analyze, and compare time series) The Monthly Teleconnection Indices Page from NOAA's National

147

The evolution of money laundering| A descriptive analysis of agency response and legislation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? During the years 1984 to 1990, the U.S. government has been fighting a war on drugs and financial proceeds utilizing specific legislation enacted in… (more)

Reilly, Tammi A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Disabled legislators : disability and Irish colonial pathology in James Joyce's Ulysses.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Why are there so many disabled characters in James Joyce's Ulysses? "Disabled Legislators" seeks to answer this question by exploring the variety and depth of… (more)

Cormier, Andre.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIOFUEL PRODUCTION ON AGRICULTURAL LAND USE AND BIOMASS PRODUCTION.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This project examines the influence that climate change and biofuel production could have on agricultural land use decisions in Pennsylvania. The first chapter develops a… (more)

Yenerall, Jacqueline

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Geospatial Decision Making System  

The INL has developed a geospatial decision making process to assist agricultural producers in optimizing operating conditions of combine harvesters ...

151

Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Light Trucks Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Light Trucks Legislation and Regulations. Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Light Trucks The regulation of fuel economy for new light vehicles was established through the enactment of the Energy Policy Conservation Act of 1975. The regulation of light truck fuel economy was implemented in model year 1979. Increases in light truck CAFE standards continued to be made through the 1980s and 1990s, reaching 20.7 miles per gallon for model year 1996. Thereafter, Congress prohibited any further increases in fuel economy standards. Congress lifted the prohibition on new CAFE standards on December 18, 2001. On April 1, 2003, NHTSA published a final rule for increasing CAFE standards for light trucks (all pickup trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating less than 8,500 pounds). The new CAFE standard requires that the light trucks sold by a manufacturer have a minimum average fuel economy of 21.0 miles per gallon for model year 2005, 21.6 miles per gallon for model year 2006, and 22.2 miles per gallon for model year 2007. The new light truck CAFE standards are incorporated

152

Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Energy Policy Act of 2003 Energy Policy Act of 2003 Legislation and Regulations. The Energy Policy Act of 2003 The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6.EH, The Energy Policy Act of 2003 (EPACT03), on April 11, 2003. The Senate passed H.R. 6.EAS (the same bill it had passed in 2002) on July 31, 2003. A Conference Committee was convened to resolve differences between the two bills, and a conference report was approved and issued on November 17, 2003 [31]. The House approved the conference report on November 18, 2003, but a Senate vote on cloture failed, and further action has been delayed at least until January 2004. Consistent with the approach adopted in the AEO to include only Federal and State laws and regulations in effect, the various provisions of EPACT03 are not represented in the AEO2004 projections. This discussion focuses on selected provisions of the current version of EPACT03 that have, in EIAÂ’s estimation, significant potential to affect energy consumption and supply at the national level. Proposed provisions in the following areas are addressed:

153

Market, Legislation Make Wind an Attractive Investment in Texas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This brochure, part of the SEP Stellar Projects series, covers development of wind energy in Texas due to favorable legislation and public policy and favorable market forces. Those odd shaped structures popping up out in West Texas aren't funny looking oil rigs and they're not genetically altered cotton plants. They're wind turbines, an old technology with a 21st century update. Once too expensive for commercial production, the addition of computers to wind turbines and the rise in fossil fuel prices has brought the cost of wind-generated electricity in line with other power sources. A push by the 1999 Legislature to restructure the retail electric power market put in place rules that encourage wind generation. One rule requires Texas utilities to get an additional 2,000 megawatts of their power from renewable resources such as wind and solar power by 2009. Rules easing the cost of transmitting electricity from remote areas also aid the development of wind farms in West Texas.

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2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Confidence Builders: Evaluating Seasonal Climate Forecasts from User Perspectives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Water managers, cattle ranchers, and wildland fire managers face several barriers to effectively using climate forecasts. Repeatedly, these decision makers state that they lack any quantitative basis for evaluating forecast credibility. That is ...

Holly C. Hartmann; Thomas C. Pagano; S. Sorooshian; R. Bales

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Primary aluminum production : climate policy, emissions and costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate policy regarding perfluorocarbons (PFCs) may have a significant influence on investment decisions in the production of primary aluminum. This work demonstrates an integrated analysis of the effectiveness and likely ...

Harnisch, Jochen.; Sue Wing, Ian.; Jacoby, Henry D.; Prinn, Ronald G.

156

Patterns for responding to climate in shared-wall housing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Out of the inescapables of building come inspiration for architectural design. Decisions which respond to climate make their mark in design, just as structural requirements, lighting provisions, and the limitations of a ...

Paulos, Susan Kaufmann

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

The Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts in Managing Energy Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research and interviews with officials of the United States energy industry and a systems analysis of decision making in a natural gas utility lead to the conclusion that seasonal climate forecasts would only have limited value in fine tuning the ...

Edith Brown Weiss

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Habitable Climates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

According to the standard liquid-water definition, the Earth is only partially habitable. We reconsider planetary habitability in the framework of energy-balance models, the simplest seasonal models in physical climatology, to assess the spatial and temporal habitability of Earth-like planets. We quantify the degree of climatic habitability of our models with several metrics of fractional habitability. Previous evaluations of habitable zones may have omitted important climatic conditions by focusing on close Solar System analogies. For example, we find that model pseudo-Earths with different rotation rates or different land-ocean fractions have fractional habitabilities that differ significantly from that of the Earth itself. Furthermore, the stability of a planet's climate against albedo-feedback snowball events strongly impacts its habitability. Therefore, issues of climate dynamics may be central in assessing the habitability of discovered terrestrial exoplanets, especially if astronomical forcing conditions are different from the moderate Solar System cases.

David S. Spiegel; Kristen Menou; Caleb A. Scharf

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

159

Annual Energy Outlook with Projections to 2025- Legislation and Regulations  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Extension of Deep Shelf Royalty Relief to Existing Leases Extension of Deep Shelf Royalty Relief to Existing Leases Legislation and Regulations. Extension of Deep Shelf Royalty Relief to Existing Leases The Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the U.S. Department of the Interior [4] in March 2003 proposed a new rule that would extend to existing leases the same royalty relief that currently is provided for newly acquired leases, for natural gas production from wells drilled to deep vertical depth (below the “mudline”) in the Outer Continental Shelf. Since March 2001, the MMS has provided royalty relief for production from wells drilled to 15,000 feet total vertical depth in newly acquired leases in the shallow waters (less than 200 meters of water depth) of the shelf. Royalty payments to the Federal Government are suspended for the first 20 billion cubic feet of such “deep shelf” production from wells beginning production within the first 5 years of a lease. The purpose of the new rule is to encourage more exploration in the deep shelf play [5], which has significant potential but presents substantial technical difficulties. Of the 10.5 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered resources in the deep shelf (as estimated by the MMS), about 6.3 trillion cubic feet is under existing leases. The proposed new rule would have granted relief for wells drilled after March 26, 2003. Leases currently eligible for royalty relief under the old rule may substitute the deep gas incentive of the new rule.

160

Software: Sprinkler Use Decisioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Sprinkler Use Decisioning is a Web-tool designed to facilitate economic analysis of residential fire sprinklers at the homeowner-and community ...

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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161

A Hierarchical Evaluation of Regional Climate Simulations  

SciTech Connect

Global climate models (GCMs) are the primary tools for predicting the evolution of the climate system. Through decades of development, GCMs have demonstrated useful skill in simulating climate at continental to global scales. However, large uncertainties remain in projecting climate change at regional scales, which limit our ability to inform decisions on climate change adaptation and mitigation. To bridge this gap, different modeling approaches including nested regional climate models (RCMs), global stretch-grid models, and global high-resolution atmospheric models have been used to provide regional climate simulations (Leung et al. 2003). In previous efforts to evaluate these approaches, isolating their relative merits was not possible because factors such as dynamical frameworks, physics parameterizations, and model resolutions were not systematically constrained. With advances in high performance computing, it is now feasible to run coupled atmosphere-ocean GCMs at horizontal resolution comparable to what RCMs use today. Global models with local refinement using unstructured grids have become available for modeling regional climate (e.g., Rauscher et al. 2012; Ringler et al. 2013). While they offer opportunities to improve climate simulations, significant efforts are needed to test their veracity for regional-scale climate simulations.

Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Ringler, Todd; Collins, William D.; Taylor, Mark; Ashfaq, Moetasim

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

162

Theory decision by decomposition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The topic of this article is decision procedures for satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) of arbitrary quantifier-free formulae. We propose an approach that decomposes the formula in such a way that its definitional part, including the theory, can be ... Keywords: Automated theorem proving: Rewriting, superposition, paramodulation, Satisfiability modulo theories: Decision procedures, combination of theories

Maria Paola Bonacina; Mnacho Echenim

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

National Conference of State Legislators Geothermal Project. Final report, February 1978-September 1982  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The activities of the National Conference of State Legislatures Geothermal Project in stimulating and assessing state legislative action to encourage the efficient development of geothermal resources, including the use of ground water heat pumps, are reviewed by state. (MHR)

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1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

From Legislation to Implementation: An Evaluation of the Instructional Facilities Allotment Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to advance our understanding of the original legislative intents of the Instructional Facilities Allotment (IFA) and to evaluate the IFA policy in achieving its goals. The study seeks to identify the original legislative intents of the bill that led to the creation of this program. The study also describes the evolution of the program from the passing of the bill through inception of the program to gauge whether the policy satisfied those intents since its inception. Interviews were conducted with state-level officials, leaders, and legislators, as well as those affiliated with the litigation that led to the drafting of this legislation. These interviews were conducted to identify the original legislative intents of the bill that led to the formation of the policy. More specifically, this study sought to address the following questions: 1) What is the social political history of school finance in Texas in context with which the Instructional Facilities Allotment (IFA) policy was developed? 2) What were the legislative intents of the IFA? 3) Were the legislative intents achieved? A mixed method approach, employing both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, was used in this study to evaluate the IFA policy. The data analysis yielded two over-arching themes from the interview responses relating to the research question “what were the original legislative intents of the IFA?” A policy that was both legally defensible and politically responsible were two emerging themes identified in this study. Legislators aimed to keep the state out of court or have a policy that would be considered constitutional should facilities funding be challenged again through litigation. In addition, there was a desire among legislators to act in a manner that satisfied both their moral responsibility and political obligation. While the themes are two separate ideas, the analysis seems to support that one was possibly dependent on the other. The theme of politically responsible seems to be in response to, or in conjunction with, the notion that the primary motivator was to introduce a facilities funding program that was ultimately legally defensible. Furthermore, responses and data collected in regards to the third research question illustrated how both legislative intents seemed to be achieved initially, but the efforts deteriorated over time leading to a decline in it continuing to meet the intents.

Core, Brandon Heath

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Decision Summaries Decision Summaries Decision Summaries RSS January 16, 2014 Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 Decisions were issued on: - Privacy Act Appeal January 10, 2014 Summary of Decisions - MM DD YYYY - MM DD YYYY Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 27, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 23, 2013 - December 27, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 20, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 16, 2013 - December 20, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

166

Decision tree module within decision support simulation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decision trees are one of the most easy to use tools in decision analysis. Problems where decision tree branches are based on random variables have not received much attention. This paper introduces a successful application of a Special Purpose Simulation ...

Mohamed Moussa; Janaka Y. Ruwanpura; George Jergeas

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers Edited by Joan Ogden and Lorraine Anderson #12;Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Davis One TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS PART 3 CHAPTER 10: OPTIMIZING THE TRANSPORTATION CLIMATE MITIGATION WEDGE Chapter

California at Davis, University of

168

Economics, ethics, and climate policy  

SciTech Connect

Are the costs of greenhouse gas emissions abatement justified by the perceived benefits of sustained climate stability Do people of the present generation have a moral right to impose climate risks on their descendants in generations to come This report examines these questions in light of the emergent facts of climate science and their socioeconomic implications. We consider alternative normative criteria for social decision-making with particular emphasis on cost-benefit analysis and the principle of sustainable development. While each framework yields important insights, we argue that the gross uncertainties associated with climate change and the distribution of impacts between present and future generations constrain the usefulness of cost-benefit criteria in evaluating climate policy. If one accepts the ethical proposition that it is morally wrong to impose catastrophic risks on unborn generations when reducing those risks would not noticeably diminish the quality of life of existing persons, a case can be made for concerted policy action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Howarth, R.B.; Monahan, P.A.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Economics, ethics, and climate policy  

SciTech Connect

Are the costs of greenhouse gas emissions abatement justified by the perceived benefits of sustained climate stability? Do people of the present generation have a moral right to impose climate risks on their descendants in generations to come? This report examines these questions in light of the emergent facts of climate science and their socioeconomic implications. We consider alternative normative criteria for social decision-making with particular emphasis on cost-benefit analysis and the principle of sustainable development. While each framework yields important insights, we argue that the gross uncertainties associated with climate change and the distribution of impacts between present and future generations constrain the usefulness of cost-benefit criteria in evaluating climate policy. If one accepts the ethical proposition that it is morally wrong to impose catastrophic risks on unborn generations when reducing those risks would not noticeably diminish the quality of life of existing persons, a case can be made for concerted policy action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Howarth, R.B.; Monahan, P.A.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Climate VISION: News - Bush Administration Launches "Climate...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Will Address Challenge of Climate Change WASHINGTON, D.C., - Today, the Department of Energy, on behalf of the Administration, launched the President's "Climate VISION"...

171

Application: Cold Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

*. Bookmark and Share. Application: Cold Climate. Fire Suppression in Cold Climates: A Technical Review.. Catchpole, DV; 2000. ...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

172

Essays in decision making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis explores the impact of individual decision making on the functioning of firms and markets. The first chapter examines how deviations from strict rationality by individuals impact the market for consumer goods. ...

Chang, Tom Y., 1976-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

DOE to Send Proposed Yucca Mountain Legislation to Congress | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 4, 2006 - 10:03am April 4, 2006 - 10:03am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that on Wednesday, April 5, he will send to the U.S. Congress a legislative proposal to enhance the nation's ability to manage and dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Submission of this legislation fulfills a commitment contained in President Bush's Fiscal Year 2007 budget. "We need to ensure a strong and diversified energy mix to fuel our nation's economy, and nuclear power is an important component of that mix," Secretary Bodman said. "In order to expand our nuclear generating capacity, we need a safe, permanent, geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain. This proposed legislation will help provide

174

Robust Decision Making  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is funded through the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy and other customers who have direct contracts with the Laboratory. The people, equipment, facilities and other infrastructure at the laboratory require continual investment to maintain and improve the laboratory’s capabilities. With ever tightening federal and customer budgets, the ability to direct investments into the people, equipment, facilities and other infrastructure which are most closely aligned with the laboratory’s mission and customers’ goals grows increasingly more important. The ability to justify those investment decisions based on objective criteria that can withstand political, managerial and technical criticism also becomes increasingly more important. The Systems Engineering tools of decision analysis, risk management and roadmapping, when properly applied to such problems, can provide defensible decisions.

Christopher A. Dieckmann, PE, CSEP-Acq

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Climate and Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Climate and Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA) Climate and Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate and Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA) Agency/Company /Organization: ICLEI Sector: Climate Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Buildings, - Biofuels, - Landfill Gas, - Waste to Energy, - Anaerobic Digestion, Ground Source Heat Pumps, - Solar Hot Water, - Solar PV, Wind, Transportation, Forestry, People and Policy, Water Conservation, Offsets and Certificates, Greenhouse Gas Phase: Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Policy, Deployment, & Program Impact Resource Type: Software/modeling tools, Guide/manual User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.icleiusa.org/action-center/tools/cappa-decision-support-tool/

176

Climate Survey  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Operations Employee Operations Employee Climate Survey March 2009 Acknowledgements The Berkeley Lab Survey Team consisted of the following: Jim Krupnick, Sponsor Vera Potapenko, Project Lead Karen Ramorino, Project Manager Chris Paquette, MOR Associates Alexis Bywater, MOR Associates MOR Associates, an external consulting firm, acted as project manager for this effort, analyzing the data and preparing this report. MOR Associates specializes in continuous improve- ment, strategic thinking and leadership development. MOR Associates has conducted a number of large-scale surveys for organizations in higher education, including MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago, and others. MOR Associates, Inc. 462 Main Street, Suite 300 Watertown, MA 02472 tel: 617.924.4501

177

Climate for Collaboration: Analysis of US and EU Lessons and Opportunities in Energy and Climate Policy  

SciTech Connect

A deepening of cooperation between the United States and the European Union requires mutual trust, and understanding of current policies, challenges and successes. Through providing such understanding among policymakers, industry and other stakeholders in both economies, opportunities for transatlantic cooperation on climate change and energy policy emerge. This paper sets out by discussing the environmental, legislative, and economic contexts of the EU and US as related to climate. This context is essential to understanding how cap-and-trade, renewable energy and sustainable transportation policies have taken shape in the EU and the US, as described in Chapter 3.1. For each of these policies, a barrier analysis and discussion is provided. Chapter 4 builds off this improved understanding to listobservations and possible lessons learned. The paper concludes with recommendations on topics where EU and US interests align, and where further cooperation could prove beneficial.

De Vita, A.; de Connick, H.; McLaren, J.; Cochran, J.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Solar energy: industry sector analysis, the role of legislation and policy, and the California and U.S. market outlook.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis is a discussion of solar energy technology, the current global and United States markets, the role of government legislation and policy as a… (more)

Motta, John James

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Simple Inference Heuristics versus Complex Decision Machines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: complex algorithms, decision making, deep thought, fast and frugal decisions, simple heuristics

Peter M. Todd

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Climatic Change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration has been proposed as a key component in technological portfolios for managing anthropogenic climate change, since it may provide a faster and cheaper route to significant reductions in atmospheric CO2 concentrations than abating CO2 production. However, CO2 sequestration is not a perfect substitute for CO2 abatement because CO2 may leak back into the atmosphere (thus imposing future climate change impacts) and because CO2 sequestration requires energy (thus producing more CO2 and depleting fossil fuel resources earlier). Here we use analytical and numerical models to assess the economic efficiency of CO2 sequestration and analyze the optimal timing and extent of CO2 sequestration. The economic efficiency factor of CO2 sequestration can be expressed as the ratio of the marginal net benefits of sequestering CO2 and avoiding CO2 emissions. We derive an analytical solution for this efficiency factor for a simplified case in which we account for CO2 leakage, discounting, the additional fossil fuel requirement of CO2 sequestration, and the growth rate of carbon taxes. In this analytical model, the economic efficiency of CO2 sequestration decreases as the CO2 tax growth rate, leakage rates and energy requirements for CO2 sequestration increase.

Klaus Keller; David Mcinerney; David F. Bradford

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Decision-Theoretic Troubleshooting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

this paper, we develop a diagnostic procedure that not only seeks to identify the most likely causes of a malfunction, but also generates a plan of action for repair. This plan consists of repairing or replacing individual components of a composite device or system, as well as making observations or tests. We and others call this process troubleshooting [3]. Optimal Troubleshooting and Decision Trees

David Heckerman; John S. Breese; Koos Rommelse

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Fan Energy Savings Decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Axial fans are used for thousands of industrial applications consuming millions of kilowatts daily. The decision that saves dollars is to either automatically change fan speed or change blade pitch to save up to 50 percent of consumed power over a fixed pitch, constant speed fan. A discussion of the merits of each type is presented with actual test results.

Monroe, R. C.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Reading the tea leaves : the Tea Party movement, the conservative establishment and the collapse of climate change legislation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Tea Party movement, which derives its name and revolutionary zeal from the 1773 Boston Tea Party anti-tax protest, emerged in response to the Obama Administration's economic stimulus package and later coalesced around ...

Dineen, Kathryn P. (Kathryn Patricia)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Philosophy of Climate Science  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of climate simulations in scientific assessments of climate change and in the formulation of climatechange scenarios has been contested for, among others, methodological reasons. The "philosophy of climate science"encompasses discussions ...

Arthur C. Petersen

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

e-government legislation meets the poverty threshold: issues for the economically disadvantaged  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

E-government has promised to deliver government services faster and with greater efficiency and transparency, reduce costs, engage the public as government partners, and serve as a democratizing agent. But rather than leverage e-government to examine ... Keywords: civil rights, disadvantaged populations, e-government, legislation, marginalization, poverty, privacy

Susan Copeland Wilson

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

SEAB Climate Action Plan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

A presentation on the Climate Action Plan presented by Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of Energy.

187

Climate Action Plan (Kentucky)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Commonwealth of Kentucky established the Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council (KCAPC) process to identify opportunities for Kentucky to respond to the challenge of global climate change while...

188

Changing climate  

SciTech Connect

This article reviews a book written by a committee of the National Research Council. The book discussed the Greenhouse Effect which is a warming of the earth's atmosphere caused by the doubling of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. The excess carbon dioxide is pollution derived from the burning of fossil fuels. The report suggested that the warming of the atmosphere would cause thawing of the polar regions which in turn would cause a rise in sea levels and flooding of the coastal lowlands. In addition to the flooding, the report predicted climate changes that would effect the productivity of croplands in the west. The authors of the report stressed that there was no way to avoid this warming of the earth. They suggested that people should start preparing for the inevitable.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Macroeconomic impacts of clean coal technologies and acid rain legislation: A comparative analysis  

SciTech Connect

In 1987, the National Association of Manufacturers published a study documenting the negative macroeconomic impacts that could occur if proposed acid rain legislation were passed (NAM 1987). These negative impacts would result from the substantially higher electricity rates that would be needed to finance conventional pollution-control retrofits. The US Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE) wanted to evaluate the macroeconomic impacts of nonregulatory approaches to reduce the emissions of acid rain precursors. DOE/FE therefore directed Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to determine the potential for clean coal technologies (CCTs) to satisfy future electric load growth and achieve greater long-term reductions in emissions at a lower cost than could be achieved through a legislative mandate. This study documents the macroeconomic impacts of CCT deployment without acid rain legislation and compares these results with the corresponding impacts of using conventional technologies and meeting mandatory emission reductions. The Argonne Utility Simulation (ARGUS) model was used to determine the least-cost solution and incremental levelized system costs* over the period 1995-2030 for three scenarios: (1) a baseline scenario, in which no acid rain controls are mandated and no CCTs are deployed; (2) an acid rain (AR) scenario, in which legislation (S. 1894, 100th Congress) is mandated but no CCTs are deployed; and (3) a CCT scenario, in which maximum CCT deployment (specifically, integrated gasification combined-cycle or IGCC technology in repowering and new or greenfield'' applications) occurs but no acid rain legislation is mandated. The Data Resources Inc. (DRI) annual macroeconomic model (which was extended from 2010 to 2030) was used to compute the macroeconomic impacts of the AR and CCT scenarios. 2 refs., 28 figs.

Edwards, B.K.; South, D.W.; Veselka, T.D. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Div.); Gault, N.J. (DRI/McGraw-Hill Energy Service, Lexington, MA (USA))

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

DECISION AND ORDER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2004 , 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: Charles L. Evans Date of Filing: May 17, 2004 Case Number: TBU-0026 Charles Evans, a former employee of Fluor Hanford Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Richland Operations Office=s (Richland) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint he filed against Fluor under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. I. BACKGROUND A. The DOE=s Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE=s Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard Apublic and employee health and safety; ensur[e] compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and prevent[] fraud, mismanagement, waste and abuse@ at DOE=s government-owned, contractor-operated facilities. 57 Fed. Reg.

191

Models in Decision Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Any statistical analysis or decision analysis contains numerical inputs of which we are unsure. Some of our uncertainty arises from physical randomness which we can model in various ways, ideally through probability. Some relates to judgmental estimates of qualities about which we may be unsure in many different respects. There are other uncertainties involved, however: some relates to ambiguity and imprecision of meaning; some relate to lack of clarity in the objectives which the analysis seeks to meet; some relate to the numerical accuracy of calculations. Suppose, for instance, that we need to consider the probability of a conservative government being returned at the next election. The probability, a subjective probability, itself is a number that the statistician or decision maker has to judge. In some ways it may be related to 'hard' data, but there will always be an element of judgement in setting its value. But one might also ask: what is meant by a 'conservative' government; ...

Simon French

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

IBRD Operational Decision Framework  

SciTech Connect

The IBRD Operational Decision Framework in this document is an expansion of an emerging general risk management framework under development by an interagency working group. It provides the level of detail necessary to develop a general Consequence Management Guidance Document for biological contamination remediation and restoration. It is the intent of this document to support both wide area and individual site remediation and restoration activities. This product was initiated as a portion of the IBRD Task 1 Systems Analysis to aid in identification of wide area remediation and restoration shortcomings and gaps. The draft interagency general risk management framework was used as the basis for the analysis. The initial Task 1 analysis document expanded the draft interagency framework to a higher level of resolution, building on both the logic structure and the accompanying text explanations. It was then employed in a qualitative manner to identify responsible agencies, data requirements, tool requirements, and current capabilities for each decision and task. This resulted in identifying shortcomings and gaps needing resolution. Several meetings of a joint LLNL/SNL working group reviewed and approved the initial content of this analysis. At the conclusion of Task 1, work continued on the expanded framework to generate this Operational Decision Framework which is consistent with the existing interagency general risk management framework. A large LLNL task group met repeatedly over a three-month period to develop the expanded framework, coordinate the framework with the biological remediation checklist, and synchronize the logic with the Consequence Management Plan table of contents. The expanded framework was briefed at a large table top exercise reviewing the interagency risk management framework. This exercise had representation from major US metropolitan areas as well as national agencies. This product received positive comments from the participants. Upon completion of the Operational Decision Framework, another joint LLNL/SNL working group conducted a day-long review. Identified modifications were made to the document, resulting in the included product.

Greenwalt, R; Hibbard, W; Raber, E; Carlsen, T; Folks, K; MacQueen, D; Mancieri, S; Bunt, T; Richards, J; Hirabayashi-Dethier, J

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

193

Enabling effective product launch decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The present work looks into the question of optimizing the performance of product launch decisions-in particular, the decisions of product development duration and manufacturing ramp-up. It presents an innovative model for ...

Akamphon, Sappinandana

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Are state renewable feed-in tariff initiatives truly throttled by Federal statutes after the FERC California decision?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the last few years, several local and state governments have adopted ''feed-in tariffs'' to promote development of dispersed, small-scale renewable generation through incentive pricing. Most FITs are intended to stimulate development of small solar or renewable energy facilities. In July, FERC issued a decision restating that the Federal Power Act and PURPA 210, not state (or local) legislation, govern the price that local utilities may pay under FITs. (author)

Yaffe, David P.

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

195

Event:Blane Harvey co-facilitating a session on use of climate...  

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co-facilitating a session on use of climate decision making tools with CARE and Tearfund Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Blane Harvey co-facilitating a session on use of...

196

Assessing Climate Information Use in Agribusiness. Part I: Actual and Potential Use and Impediments to Usage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A project for the development of methodology to enable agribusiness decision makers to utilize more effectively climate information involved investigation of three agribusiness firms, as well as measurement of their actual and potential use. The ...

Stanley A. Changnon; Steven T. Sonka; Steven Hofing

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into urban development : lessons from two South African cities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There is a risk that urban climate change adaptation planning - often led by city environmental agencies - will remain isolated from ongoing city decision-making processes, and thus irrelevant, unless adaptation is ...

Farrell, Leanne A. (Leanne Andrea)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Tropical Island Climates  

SciTech Connect

The Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools--Tropical Island Climates provides school boards, administrators, and design staff with guidance to help them make informed decisions about energy and environmental issues important to school systems and communities. These design guidelines outline high performance principles for the new or retrofit design of your K-12 school in tropical island climates. By incorporating energy improvements into their construction or renovation plans, schools can significantly reduce energy consumption and costs.

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2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Managing the Risks of Climate Change and Terrorism  

SciTech Connect

Society has difficult decisions to make about how best to allocate its resources to ensure future sustainability. Risk assessment can be a valuable tool: it has long been used to support decisions to address environmental problems. But in a time when the risks to sustainability range from climate change to terrorism, applying risk assessment to sustainability will require careful rethinking. For new threats, we will need a new approach to risk assessment.

Rosa, Eugene; Dietz, Tom; Moss, Richard H.; Atran, Scott; Moser, Susanne

2012-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE to Send Proposed Yucca Mountain Legislation to Congress | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 6, 2007 - 10:28am March 6, 2007 - 10:28am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman announced today he will send to the U.S. Congress a legislative proposal to enhance the nation's ability to manage and dispose of commercial spent nuclear fuel and Defense high-level radioactive waste. "This legislative proposal reflects the Administration's strong commitment to advancing the development of the Yucca Mountain repository, while seeking to provide stability, clarity and predictability in moving the project forward," Secretary Bodman said. "Nuclear power is a clean, reliable domestic source of energy that currently represents approximately 20 percent of the nation's energy supply. The Yucca Mountain repository is critical to the nation's current and future energy and national security

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201

Renewable Energy Project Financing: Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation  

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930 930 July 2009 Renewable Energy Project Financing: Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation Paul Schwabe, Karlynn Cory, and James Newcomb National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-44930 July 2009 Renewable Energy Project Financing: Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation Paul Schwabe, Karlynn Cory, and James Newcomb Prepared under Task No. SAO7.9B30 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners (Revised)  

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23 23 Revised February 2010 Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners Katharine Kollins Duke University Bethany Speer and Karlynn Cory National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-46723 Revised February 2010 Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners Katharine Kollins Duke University Bethany Speer and Karlynn Cory

203

Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy  

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Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and Lessons Learned Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and Lessons Learned Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Grid Assessment and Integration, Wind Topics: Best Practices Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices, Publications, Technical report Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/pdfs/doe_wind_integration_report.pdf

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient...  

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to...

205

Renewable Energy Project Financing: Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation  

SciTech Connect

Extraordinary financial market conditions have disrupted the flows of equity and debt investment into U.S. renewable energy (RE) projects since the fourth quarter of 2008. The pace and structure of renewable energy project finance has been reshaped by a combination of forces, including the financial crisis, global economic recession, and major changes in federal legislation affecting renewable energy finance. This report explores the impacts of these key market events on renewable energy project financing and development.

Schwabe, P.; Cory, K.; Newcomb, J.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Price, carbon and generation profiles: how partisan differences make the future of climate change uncertain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

America is very much a divided nation when it comes to politics. That polarization is reflected in the environmental and energy realities currently at play in many states, creating a remarkable divide between more conservative Red States and more liberal Blue States when it comes to the amount of CO{sub 2} emitted into the atmosphere and the price of electricity. These differences pose an enormous obstacle in passing climate change legislation. (author)

Sautter, John A.; Sautter, Christopher A.

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

207

Mixed-mode simulations for climate feasibility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

across all 16 California climate zones. Quantify the largerspan all 16 official CA climate zones with system sizing andClimate analysis For each climate zone: Quantitative climate

Borgeson, Sam; Brager, Gail; Coffey, Brian; Haves, Phil

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Communication with U.S. federal decision makers : a primer with notes on the use of computer models as a means of communication.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document outlines ways to more effectively communicate with U.S. Federal decision makers by outlining the structure, authority, and motivations of various Federal groups, how to find the trusted advisors, and how to structure communication. All three branches of Federal governments have decision makers engaged in resolving major policy issues. The Legislative Branch (Congress) negotiates the authority and the resources that can be used by the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch has some latitude in implementation and prioritizing resources. The Judicial Branch resolves disputes. The goal of all decision makers is to choose and implement the option that best fits the needs and wants of the community. However, understanding the risk of technical, political and/or financial infeasibility and possible unintended consequences is extremely difficult. Primarily, decision makers are supported in their deliberations by trusted advisors who engage in the analysis of options as well as the day-to-day tasks associated with multi-party negotiations. In the best case, the trusted advisors use many sources of information to inform the process including the opinion of experts and if possible predictive analysis from which they can evaluate the projected consequences of their decisions. The paper covers the following: (1) Understanding Executive and Legislative decision makers - What can these decision makers do? (2) Finding the target audience - Who are the internal and external trusted advisors? (3) Packaging the message - How do we parse and integrate information, and how do we use computer simulation or models in policy communication?

Webb, Erik Karl; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

CDIAC Climate Reconstruction Data Sets  

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Climate Reconstructions CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Climate Reconstruction Data Data Set Name Investigators Data TypeFormat Period of Record Historic isotopic temperature...

210

Eos Climate | Open Energy Information  

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Eos Climate Jump to: navigation, search Name Eos Climate Place South San Francisco, California Zip 94080 Product California-based firm focused on developing climate change...

211

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Science & Innovation Climate Change Climate Change Learn about the effects climate change can have on our energy supplies and infrastructure and explore a...

212

Carl Vinson and pre-war naval legislation 1932-1940  

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At the end of World War I, the United States Navy was in the midst of a building program designed to make it a "Navy Second to None." However, the post-war desire to avoid involvement in another international conflict led the United States to retreat from the aggressive naval policy of President Woodrow Wilson. America initiated and supported conferences which led to the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930, both of which limited the maximum strength of the world's naval powers. In addition, throughout the 1920's and early 1930's the United States failed to build up to the levels allowed by the treaties, causing the Navy to slowly age toward obsolescence. This situation changed in the period from 1933 to 1940 as Congressman Carl Vinson of Georgia, chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee, drafted and saw to the passage of legislation designed to once again provide the United States with a powerful navy as part of a strong national defense. Vinson obtained passage of naval construction legislation in 1934, 1937, 1938, and 1940, and supported the annual and supplemental appropriation acts which funded the newly authorized construction. In doing so, Vinson overcame opposition from pacifists and isolationists in Congress who feared America would be drawn into another European war. Vinson also had to persuade fiscal conservatives opposed to increasing the budget deficit that funding naval construction was in the nation's best interests. Additionally, Vinson obtained the often reluctant support of President Franklin Roosevelt to insure final approval of his legislation. This study examines Vinson's efforts to provide the Navy the ships with which it eventually fought World War II. it looks at committee hearings, House and Senate debates, and behind the scenes conferences between Vinson and officials of the Navy Department and Roosevelt Administration which helped decide the course of naval expansion. It shows that while many people contributed passing naval construction legislation, Carl Vinson was the driving force behind the expansion of the Navy. Without Vinson's pre-war legislation, the Navy could not have been prepared to effectively fight the Second World War.

Svonavec, Stephen Charles

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Latent effects decision analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Latent effects on a system are broken down into components ranging from those far removed in time from the system under study (latent) to those which closely effect changes in the system. Each component is provided with weighted inputs either by a user or from outputs of other components. A non-linear mathematical process known as `soft aggregation` is performed on the inputs to each component to provide information relating to the component. This information is combined in decreasing order of latency to the system to provide a quantifiable measure of an attribute of a system (e.g., safety) or to test hypotheses (e.g., for forensic deduction or decisions about various system design options).

Cooper, J. Arlin (Albuquerque, NM); Werner, Paul W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2004-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

214

Energy and lighting decisions  

SciTech Connect

This report reviews the fundamental principles of lighting and uses them to evaluate energy-conserving lighting equipment and techniques. The selection of the proper lighting components and systems is complex, requiring a knowledge of the characteristics of light sources and their interactions with the auxiliary equipment and the environment. Furthermore, there are subjective aspects of lighting that are difficult to quantify. We address the simplistic way in which lighting is commonly approached, then present an argument as to the critical nature of the lighting decision. In the final sections we discuss and evaluate lighting equipment in terms of its applications and characteristics. Familiarity with the fundamental characteristics of the elements of lighting equipment will also permit more judicious appraisal and use of lighting concepts that may be introduced in the future. 6 figs., 9 tabs.

Verderber, R.R.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Industrial Decision Making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Domestic industrial investment has declined due to unfavorable energy prices, and external markets. Investment behavior has changed over the past few years, and will continue due to high labor costs, tight markets and an unstable U.S. economy although, freight costs, favorable exchange rates and high capacity utilization will encourage future industrial investment. Industry will eventually enter a new period of major investment. Future industrial investment will be an opportunity to influence the energy efficiency of these facilities for generations to come. Program managers must begin engaging industrial customers now, in order to exploit this unprecedented opportunity to change future energy use patterns. This paper reviews recent market trends and industrial investment decision-making. The paper will also address several important questions: • Why has industrial investment declined? • What is the outlook for industrial investment? • How can programs engage industry for future opportunities?

Elliott, R. N.; McKinney, V.; Shipley, A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/FinancingGlobalDeal.pdf References: Financing a Global Deal for Climate Change [1] Summary "This Green Paper builds on this experience and focuses on the priorities identified by UNEP FI to mobilise the skills and resources of the banking, investment and insurance sectors behind an effective, efficient and equitable global deal on climate change at COP15 in Copenhagen. The Paper addresses the types of decisions that governments could take in Copenhagen

217

Decision support for disaster management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

support system for disaster response and recovery usingJ (2006) Improving disaster response efforts with decisionSpringerlink.com Abstract Disaster response and recovery are

Rolland, Erik; Patterson, Raymond A.; Ward, Keith; Dodin, Bajis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Final Summary Report: Em-Powering Coastal States and Utilities through Model Offshore Wind Legislation and Outreach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The final summary report summarizes the most significant findings from three project reports detailing: feed-in tariffs, model request for proposals for new generation, and model state offshore wind power legislation.

Jeremy Firestone; Dawn Kurtz Crompton

2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

219

Linking Weather and Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Historically, the atmospheric sciences have tended to treat problems of weather and climate separately. The real physical system, however, is a continuum, with short-term (minutes to days) “weather” fluctuations influencing climate variations and ...

Randall M. Dole

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Climate Action Plan (Delaware)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Delaware Climate Change Action Plan (DCCAP) was prepared with funding from the Delaware State Energy Office and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Climate Change Program...

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221

The Climate Policy Dilemma  

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Climate policy poses a dilemma for environmental economists. The economic argument for stringent GHG abatement is far from clear. There is disagreement among both climate scientists and economists over the likelihood of ...

Pindyck, Robert S.

222

Climate Science Measurements Portal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... comparability and for international acceptance of measurement results and insights concerning climatic ... Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases ...

2012-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

223

New Independent Analysis Confirms Climate Bill Costs About a Postage Stamp  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Analysis Confirms Climate Bill Costs About a Independent Analysis Confirms Climate Bill Costs About a Postage Stamp a Day New Independent Analysis Confirms Climate Bill Costs About a Postage Stamp a Day August 4, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - A new analysis by the independent, non-partisan Energy Information Agency confirms findings by earlier reports from the Congressional Budget Office and the Environmental Protection Agency that the Waxman-Markey energy and climate legislation will cost Americans roughly the same as a postage stamp a day. The EIA analysis projects an increased cost of about $83 (adjusted for inflation) by 2030 -- or roughly 23 cents a day. Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the following statement: "This new, independent and highly respected analysis confirms the findings

224

International Governance of Climate Engineering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative conference); Daniel Bodansky, Governing Climate Engineering: Scenarios for Analysis (Harvard Project on Climate Agreements,

Parson, Edward; Ernst, Lia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A New Homogenized Climate Division Precipitation Dataset for Analysis of Climate Variability and Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new homogeneous climate division monthly precipitation dataset [based on full network estimated precipitation (FNEP)] was created as an alternative to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) climate division dataset. These alternative climate ...

D. Brent McRoberts; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

R:\DECISION\0060.VBX  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) reviewed both decisions, DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) reviewed both decisions, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by which NNSA authorized OHA to adjudicate for NNSA whistleblower complaints brought by employees of NNSA contractors under 10 CFR Part 708. Under the MOU, NNSA is responsible for implementing a final decision issued under Part 708. March 28, 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Supplemental Order Name of Petitioner: Robert Burd Date of Filing: March 13, 2003 Case Number: VBX-0060 On November 16, 2001, BWXT Pantex, as successor to Mason & Hanger Corporation (M&H) (collectively referred to as "the contractor"), filed an appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued by an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee

227

A Global Portfolio Strategy for Climate Change Technology Development  

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A Global Portfolio Strategy for Climate Change Technology Development A Global Portfolio Strategy for Climate Change Technology Development Speaker(s): Geoffrey J. Blanford Date: July 21, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Afzal Siddiqui John Stoops In this study we propose a novel formulation of a decision problem in R&D strategy. The problem is motivated by and applied to the context of technologies relevant to global climate change, but is characterized in general by an aggregate R&D decision-maker with a social welfare objective, technology diffusion markets subject to externalities in which private costs are minimized, and uncertainty in both technological and environmental factors. A technology strategy is defined as the allocation of R&D investment across several broad research programs, and the

228

Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org/cfo/node/256 Language: English Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Screenshot References: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies[1] Tool Overview "This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks, and toolkits that draw upon the experience and information generated by UNDP's support

229

Climate Literacy Framework  

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Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail A Guide for Individuals and Communities The Essential Principles of Climate Science presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula. Development of the guide began at a workshop sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Multiple science agencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous individuals also contributed through extensive review and comment periods. Discussion at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA-sponsored Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Literacy workshop contributed substantially to the refinement of the document.

230

Little Climates -- Part One  

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Part One Part One Nature Bulletin No. 478-A January 27, 1973 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation LITTLE CLIMATES -- Part One: Weather in the Soi. Climate vitally affects our lives. Wherever we live, climate has largely determined the plant and animal life in that region, the development of civilization there and what people do. The climate of any region represents its overall weather picture: the sum of its weather today, tomorrow, and during past centuries. We are accustomed to think of climate as a set of conditions occurring entirely in the atmosphere above the earth's surface, and it may sound silly when we say that there are climates underground -- little climates just as real as those above -- but it's true, There are special kinds of weather in the soil.

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Economic Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Agriculture: Review of Ex-Ante Assessments and Recommendations for Future Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced information in the form of seasonal climate forecasts has the potential to improve farmers’ decision making, leading to increases in farm profits. Interdisciplinary initiatives seeking to understand and exploit the potential benefits of ...

Francisco J. Meza; James W. Hansen; Daniel Osgood

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Stakeholder behavior and legislative influence: A case study of recreational water rights in Colorado  

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Colorado water law is based on 150 years of legal, constitutional, and administrative precedent. Much of this precedent encourages traditional consumptive uses of water and impedes non-consumptive uses. Throughout Colorado’s history, the water law system has evolved to include new codified uses of water. This paper analyzes the behavior of stakeholder groups that drove legislative changes in the Colorado General Assembly in the most recent example of this evolution—the inclusion of non-consumptive recreational in-channel water rights as a codified use of water. Using a qualitative case study research method, this study finds that collaboration among formerly disenfranchised stakeholders explains their legislative success despite the lesser degree of influence these groups have over water rights in Colorado. © 2008 Western Social Science Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Groups of policy actors influence the policy process significantly and can take the form of interrelated actors in policy communities (Kingdon, 2003), or coalitions of stakeholders within and outside government (Sabatier & Jenkins-Smith, 1993). These groups use internal coordinated action to promote their preferred versions of policy change. This paper analyzes the role that groups played in the process of policy change in the case of recreational water

Deserai Anderson Crow

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Deputy Secretary Decision Remanding VWA-0005 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DANIEL HOLSINGER, Complainant DANIEL HOLSINGER, Complainant v. K-RAY SECURITY, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No. LWA-0005, LWA-0009 DECISION REVERSING AND REMANDING INITIAL AGENCY DECISION This is a request for review by K-Ray Security, Inc., from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA"), finding that reinstatement of Mr. Holsinger as a security guard is a necessary and appropriate action to effect full relief for a retaliatory termination made by the previous security contractor, Watkins Security Agency, Inc., ("WSA"). Based upon my review of the regulatory language, the relevant case law, and the entire record, I conclude that OHA's decision is incorrect. Mr. Holsinger filed a complaint with the Office of Contractor Employee Protection ("OCEP") on October 7, 1994. R. 103-106. He

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Deputy Secretary Decision Reversing LWA-0003 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

MEHTA, Complainant MEHTA, Complainant v. UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, Respondent. OHA Case No.LWA-0003, LWZ-0023 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by respondent Universities Research Association ("URA"), from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that the complainant, Dr. Naresh C. Mehta, a scientist formerly employed by URA, had established that his disclosures of mismanagement were a contributing factor in URA's December 16, 1992, decision to terminate his employment. The Initial Agency Decision also reaffirmed OHA's previous denial of URA's motion to dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction under 10 C.F.R. Part 708. 1. On appeal, URA requests reconsideration of its motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds. URA contends that applying DOE's

235

Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models | Department  

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Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models July 31, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) today announced the release of the report "Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations," the 10th in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) managed by U.S. federal agencies. Developed under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this report, SAP 3.1, describes computer models of the Earth's climate and their ability to simulate current climate change. "Complex climate models are tools that provide insights and knowledge into how future climate may evolve. To assure that future climate projections

236

MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.mca4climate.info/ Program Start: 2011 Cost: Free Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Screenshot References: MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning[1]

237

MIDAS : minor incident decision analysis software  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MIDAS is the minor incident decision analysis software that acts as an advisory tool for plant decision makers and operators to analyze the available decision alternatives for resolving minor incidents. The minor incidents ...

Horng, Tze-Chieh, 1964-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication affect our perceptions and behaviour;1 Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication affect our perceptions and behaviour? Thomas D. Lowe 1 these kinds of messages (which have recently been dubbed `climate porn' (Ereaut and Segnit, 2006)), can

Watson, Andrew

239

R:\DECISION\0062.VBH  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3, 2002 3, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Sue Rice Gossett Date of Filing: May 25, 2001 Case Number: VBH-0062 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Sue Rice Gossett (Gossett) against her former employer, the Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. SEC is a sub-contractor of Bechtel Jacobs Corporation (BJC), the DOE's Managing Contractor at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio (Portsmouth). In an Interlocutory Decision dated May 8, 2002, I determined that SEC had retaliated against Gossett for engaging in protected activity and that therefore Gossett is entitled to relief. Accordingly,

240

Three essays in decision making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation is composed of three essays about consumer judgment and decision making. In Essay 1, I develop a novel explanation for the well-known endowment effect - the tendency for owners to value goods more than ...

Weaver, Ray, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

DS-0001 Deputy Secretary Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RONALD A. SORRI, Complainant v. L&M TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES, Respondents. OHA Case No. LWA-0001 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER On December 16, 1993, the Office...

242

National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Production Team Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Overview Print E-mail What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

243

Global Climate Data  

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Data Data The climate data at the ORNL DAAC are used primarily as driving variables in terrestrial biogeochemistry models. These models typically use data on temperature (min,max), precipitation, humidity (relative humidity, vapor pressure deficit, dew point), radiation (PFD in PAR, shortwave, direct/diffuse, and UV radiation, daylength), and wind velocity. Climate / meteorology data are required at hourly to monthly time scales, either point or gridded, at spatial scales ranging from regional to continental to global. The ORNL DAAC currently distributes climate data from several related projects: VEMAP-1 Hydroclimatology, and Global Historical Climatology Network. We are also now distributing climate data developed at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research.

244

The changing climate  

SciTech Connect

The earth owes its hospitable climate to the greenhouse effect, but now the effect threatens to intensify, rapidly warming the planet. Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other gases are the cause. The danger of warming is serious enough to warrant prompt action. The paper examines data on atmospheric warming and attempts to project effects into the future using atmospheric models. Three kinds of response to the threat are described: technical measures to counteract climatic change; adaptation to the changing climate; and prevention.

Schneider, S.H.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Projects October 25, 2005 EIS-0374: Record of Decision Klondike III Biglow Canyon Wind Integration Project September 21, 2005 EIS-0355: Record of Decision Remediation of...

246

A Framework for Improving Building Operating Decisions  

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to develop a decision analysis tool to help facility managers make proactive energy and maintenance management decisions. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the...

247

Essays in inventory decisions under uncertainty .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Uncertainty is a norm in business decisions. In this research, we focus on the inventory decisions for companies with uncertain customer demands. We first investigate… (more)

Manikas, Andrew Steven

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation. Special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  

SciTech Connect

This Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) has been jointly coordinated by Working Groups I (WGI) and II (WGII) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report focuses on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events, the impacts of such events, and the strategies to manage the associated risks. This Special Report, in particular, contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision making under uncertainty, analyzing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering risk management; observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; exposure and vulnerability to as well as losses resulting from such events; adaptation options from the local to the international scale; the role of sustainable development in modulating risks; and insights from specific case studies. (LN)

Field, C.B.; Barros, V.; Stocker, T.F. (and others)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Environment/Climate Portal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... exercises for environmental contaminants in marine specimens were administered in 2007/2008 by the … more. >> see all Environment/Climate ...

2013-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

250

ARM Climate Research Facility  

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TR-081.2 iii Abstract This report provides a short description of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility microwave radiometer (MWR) Retrieval...

251

Regional Climate Information & Modeling  

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Information & Modeling Print E-mail The specific impacts and vulnerabilities posed by climate change are largely defined by regional differences 9in things like geography,...

252

Energy and Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Implementation of renewable energy and climate change related policies around the ... These will be critical for both policy-making purposes ...

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

253

Climate Suitability Tool Description  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The Climate Suitability Tool implements the method outlined in the following publications ... The analysis is based on a single-zone model of natural ...

254

Climate and Architecture: The TVA Climatic Data Base  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The TVA Climatic Data Base (Finsen, 1980) is a graphic portrayal and analysis of the climatic elements and influences important to the building professions toward the resolution of climate responsive architectural design. The data base, including ...

Peter I. Finsen; Charles L. Bach; Robert C. Beebe

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

By E-Mail Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1, 2011 1, 2011 By E-Mail Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency U.S. Department of Energy Office of the General Counsel 1000 Independence Ave., SW Room 6A245 Washington, D.C. 20585 Regulatory.Review@hq.doe.gov Re: Regulatory Burden RFI Dear Mr. Cohen: The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) respectfully submits the following comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) on its Request for Information on reducing regulatory burden, 76 Fed. Reg. 6123 (Feb. 3, 2011). AHAM represents manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances, and suppliers to the industry. AHAM's more than 150 members employ tens of thousands of people in the U.S. and produce more than 95% of the household appliances shipped for sale within the

256

By E-Mail Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 1, 2011 August 1, 2011 By E-Mail Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency U.S. Department of Energy Office of the General Counsel 1000 Independence Ave., SW Room 6A245 Washington, D.C. 20585 Regulatory.Review@hq.doe.gov Re: EO 13563 Preliminary Plan Dear Mr. Cohen: The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) respectfully submits the following comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) on preliminary plan for retrospective analysis of existing rules, 76 Fed. Reg. 40646 (July 11, 2011). AHAM represents manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances, and suppliers to the industry. AHAM's more than 150 members employ tens of thousands of people in the U.S. and produce more than 95% of the household appliances shipped for sale within the

257

European legislation in the United Kingdom: a threat to coal-fired power station product utilization?  

SciTech Connect

The author considers that the European Union has not taken the approach adopted in the USA where environmental regulators are keen to promote the use of coal-fired power station ash by-product and recycled materials. The United Kingdom has seen, with some dismay, the effects EU legislation is having on the ash industry. This article outlines only some of the problems being tackled. The Waste Framework Directive is difficult to interpret and fails to define critical aspects of the problem. This directive is discussed at some length in the article. A total of nine directives effect the operation of coal-fired power plant. Many are imprecise and open to interpretation and cause a deal of frustration, delays and confusion to the ash supplier and contractor. This is causing markets to suffer.

Sear, K.A. [Quality Ash Association (United Kingdom)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Bonneville Project Act, Federal Columbia River Transmission System Act and Other Related Legislation.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Legislative texts are provided for: Bonneville Project Act which authorizes the completion, maintenance, and operation of Bonneville project for navigation, and for other purposes; Federal Columbia River Transmission system Act which enables the Secretary of the Interior to provide for operation, maintenance, and continued construction of the Federal transmission system in the Pacific Northwest by use of the revenues of the Federal Columbia River Power System and the proceeds of revenue bonds, and for other purposes; public law 88--552 which guarantees electric consumers of the Pacific Northwest first call on electric energy generated at Federal hydroelectric plants in that regions and reciprocal priority, and for other purposes; and public law 78--329 which provides for the partial construction of the Hungary Horse Dam on the South Fork of the Flathead River in the state of Montana, and for other purposes

Not Available

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

By E-Mail Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 19, 2012 June 19, 2012 By E-Mail Daniel Cohen Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency U.S. Department of Energy Office of the General Counsel 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20585 Regulatory.Review@hq.doe.gov Re: Regulatory Burden RFI Dear Mr. Cohen: The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) respectfully submits the following comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) on its Regulatory Burden RFI, 77 Fed. Reg. 28518 (May 15, 2012). AHAM represents manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances, and suppliers to the industry. AHAM's more than 150 members employ tens of thousands of people in the U.S. and produce more than 95% of the household appliances shipped for sale within the

260

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2002 8, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Decision Name of Petitioner: Sue Rice Gossett Date of Filing: May 25, 2001 Case Number: VBZ-0062 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Sue Rice Gossett (Gossett) against her former employer, the Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. SEC is a sub-contractor of Bechtel Jacobs Corporation (BJC), the DOE's Managing Contractor at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio (Portsmouth). Gossett alleges that she engaged in activity protected by Part 708 and, as a result, was retaliated against by SEC. As discussed below, I have determined that Gossett is entitled to

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261

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming Decision as Modified, January 19, 2000  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Daniel Holsinger, Complainant, v. K-Ray Security, Inc., Respondent OHA Case Nos. VWC-0001 and VWC-0002 Daniel Holsinger, Complainant, v. K-Ray Security, Inc., Respondent OHA Case Nos. VWC-0001 and VWC-0002 DECISION AFFIRMING AGENCY DECISION AS MODIFIED Issued: January 19, 2000 This is a request for review by K-Ray Security, Inc., the current security operations contractor at DOE's Federal Energy Technology Center ("FETC"), of the Decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") on remand from the Deputy Secretary adhering, after an additional evidentiary hearing and an assessment of the equities, to its earlier finding that reinstatement of Complainant Holsinger as a security guard is a necessary and appropriate action to effect full relief, even though it was the prior security contractor, Watkins Security Agency, Inc., ("WSA") that was found to have committed the act of reprisal

262

Climate-Science Computational Development Team: The Climate End...  

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Argonne National Laboratory Robert Jacob, Argonne National Laboratory Climate-Science Computational Development Team: The Climate End Station II PI Name: Warren Washington...

263

Dynamics of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Climate and Atmospheric Circulation: Diagnosis of Mechanisms and Biases Using Data Assimilation  

SciTech Connect

The overall goal of work performed under this grant is to enhance understanding of simulations of present-day climate and greenhouse gas-induced climate change. The examination of present-day climate also includes diagnostic intercomparison of model simulations and observed mean climate and climate variability using reanalysis and satellite datasets. Enhanced understanding is desirable 1) as a prerequisite for improving simulations; 2) for assessing the credibility of model simulations and their usefulness as tools for decision support; and 3) as a means to identify robust behaviors which commonly occur over a wide range of models, and may yield insights regarding the dominant physical mechanisms which determine mean climate and produce climate change. A further objective is to investigate the use of data assimilation as a means for examining and correcting model biases. Our primary focus is on the Arctic, but the scope of the work was expanded to include the global climate system.

Eric T. DeWeaver

2010-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

264

Climate change risk and response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate Change Center White Paper. Cayan, Dan, PeterClimate Change Center White Paper. Cayan, Daniel R. , EdwinClimate Change Center White Paper. duVair, Pierre, Douglas

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Climate Change and National Security  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate change is increasingly recognized as having national security implications, which has prompted dialogue between the climate change and national security communities—with resultant advantages and differences. Climate change research has ...

Elizabeth L. Malone

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

The Atlantic Climate Change Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Atlantic Climate Change Program (ACCP) is a component of NOAA's Climate and Global Change Program. ACCP is directed at determining the role of the thermohaline circulation of the Atlantic Ocean on global atmospheric climate. Efforts and ...

Robert L. Molinari; David Battisti; Kirk Bryan; John Walsh

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Climate Modeling with Spectral Elements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As an effort toward improving climate model–component performance and accuracy, an atmospheric-component climate model has been developed, entitled the Spectral Element Atmospheric Climate Model and denoted as CAM_SEM. CAM_SEM includes a unique ...

Ferdinand Baer; Houjun Wang; Joseph J. Tribbia; Aimé Fournier

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

CLIMATE PROTECTION UPDATE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate disruption is an urgent threat to the environmental and economic health of our communities. With less than 5 % of the world’s population, the United States produces more than 25 % of the global greenhouse gas emissions, and those emissions are continuing to grow. On February 16, 2005 the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement to address climate disruption, became law for the 163

unknown authors

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Climate VISION: News Archive  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

News Archive News Archive Collapse all | Expand all 2007 November 30, 2007 USTR Schwab to Announce New Climate Initiatives for WTO, Including a New Environmental Goods and Services Agreement November 28, 2007 U.S. Energy Information Administration Anounces U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Declined 1.5 Percent in 2006 November 20, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for Research on Climate Change Awarded to U.S. Forest Service Scientists November 16, 2007 Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2008 Report Released October 18, 2007 U.S. DOE Issues Third U.S. Climate Change Science Program Report October 15, 2007 The Government of India Hosts the Second Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Ministerial Meeting Fall 2007 EPA's 2nd measurement campaign to evaluate the performance of installed PFC

270

Climate VISION: News  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

News Climate Vison RSS Recent News Feed News Climate Vison RSS Recent News Feed July 20, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy at First Clean Energy Ministerial Read the Press Release and Download Fact Sheet (PDF 76 KB) July 20, 2010 Government and corporate leaders announced a new public-private partnership, Global Superior Energy Performancecm at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington D.C. Read More and Download Fact Sheet (PDF 124 KB) June 20, 2010 Seventh Meeting of the Leaders' Representatives of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Read the Co-Chair's Summary June 1, 2010 Department of State releases Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report Read the Press Release December 18, 2009 Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference

271

climate | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

climate climate Dataset Summary Description The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services (NESDIS), in conjunction with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) publish monthly and annual climate data by state for the U.S., including, cooling degree days (total number of days per month and per year). The average values for each state are weighted by population, using 2000 Census data. The base temperature for this dataset is 65 degrees F. Source NOAA Date Released Unknown Date Updated June 24th, 2005 (9 years ago) Keywords climate cooling degree days NOAA Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon hcs_51_avg_cdd.xls (xls, 215.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage

272

Climate Policy Design for Energy-Intensive Industries - And The Rest of Us  

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Climate Policy Design for Energy-Intensive Industries - And The Rest of Us Climate Policy Design for Energy-Intensive Industries - And The Rest of Us Speaker(s): Holmes Hummel Date: January 8, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Diamond Driving the U.S. energy system toward climate stabilization requires integration of multiple policy instruments in a staged series of legislative and regulatory policy vehicles. Qualifying the limitations of a cap-and-trade approach, Dr. Hummel will present a framework for orienting and organizing a multi-faceted policy development process. After surveying key design recommendations for specific sectors, the presentation will drill deeper into the specific challenge of engaging energy-intensive industries subject to global competition. After briefly discussing some of

273

National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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NCA & Development Advisory Committee NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Production Team Print E-mail National Climate Assessment Staff (USGCRP National Coordination Office) Current NCA Staff Dr. Fabien Laurier, Director, Third National Climate Assessment Dr. Glynis Lough, Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment Emily Therese Cloyd, Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Bryce Golden-Chen, Program Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Alison Delgado, Scientist Dr. Ilya Fischhoffkri, Scientist Melissa Kenney, Indicators Coordinator Dr. Fred Lipschultz, Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment

274

Climate Advisers | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

strategies, and investments. In short, the firm is working with others to actively shape the low carbon economy. Climate Advisers believes climate change poses serious...

275

Climate change risk and response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate Change and Electricity Demand: Applying the NewClimate Change and Electricity Demand in California. ”Extreme Heat, and Electricity Demand in California. ”

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

National Climate Assessment: Previous Assessments  

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Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate...

277

Second National Climate Assessment (2009)  

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Print E-mail alt What is the Second National Climate Assessment? The Second National Climate Assessment, entitled Global Change Impacts in the United States, was published in...

278

R:\DECISION\0084.VBH  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2003 , 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Steven F. Collier Date of Filing: July 1, 2002 Case Number: VBH-0084 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint that Steven F. Collier filed under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. From December 1994 through February 2002, Mr. Collier was employed by Coleman Research Corporation (CRC), a subcontractor of Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI), at the DOE's Fernald, Ohio site. Mr. Collier alleges that CRC and FFI management retaliated against him for activity protected under the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard "public and employee

279

R:\DECISION\0082.VBA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Complainant also named the Regents of the University of Complainant also named the Regents of the University of California (UC) in her complaint. UC managed and operated LLNL for the United States government under a contract between the Regents of UC and the DOE. August 21, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Janet K. Benson Date of Filing: June 10, 2002 Case Number: VBA-0082 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on May 22, 2002, involving a Complaint filed by Janet K. Benson (Benson or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Benson claims that her former employer, Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL or the Laboratory), retaliated against her for engaging in activity

280

R:\DECISION\0086.VBA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5, 2004 5, 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Elaine M. Blakely Date of Filing: July 9, 2003 Case Number: VBA-0086 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on June 25, 2003, involving a Complaint filed by Elaine M. Blakely (Blakely or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Blakely claims that her former employer, DOE contractor Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI or the contractor), retaliated against her for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708. In the IAD, an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that Blakely engaged in activity that is protected under Part 708,

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281

R:\DECISION\0007.TBH  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2003 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Gary S. Vander Boegh Date of Filing: November 20, 2002 Case Number: TBH-0007 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Gary S. Vander Boegh (also referred to as the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Vander Boegh holds the position of Landfill Manager at the C-746-U Landfill for the DOE's Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (the "Paducah Plant") located outside of Paducah, Kentucky. He is an employee of WESKEM, LLC (WESKEM), a subcontractor for Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC (BJC). BJC is the management and integration (M&I) contractor for the Paducah Plant, and WESKEM

282

R:\DECISION\0084.VBZ  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 24, 2003 September 24, 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Order Name of Petitioner: Steven F. Collier Date of Filing: June 11, 2003 Case Number: VBZ-0084 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on May 20, 2003, involving a Complaint filed by Steven F. Collier (Collier or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Collier claims that Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI), the prime contractor operating the DOE's Fernald, Ohio site and his former direct employer, Coleman Research Corporation (CRC), an FFI subcontractor, terminated him in retaliation for making disclosures that are protected under Part 708. The termination came

283

Climate change 2007 - mitigation of climate change  

SciTech Connect

This volume of the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and worldwide overview of scientific knowledge related to the mitigation of climate change. It includes a detailed assessment of costs and potentials of mitigation technologies and practices, implementation barriers, and policy options for the sectors: energy supply, transport, buildings, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management. It links sustainable development policies with climate change practices. This volume will again be the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Summary for policymakers; Technical Summary; 1. Introduction; 2. Framing issues; 3. Issues related to mitigation in the long term context; 4. Energy supply; 5. Transport and its infrastructure; 6. Residential and commercial buildings; 7. Industry; 8. Agriculture; 9. Forestry; 10. Waste management; 11. Mitigation from a cross sectoral perspective; 12. Sustainable development and mitigation; 13. Policies, instruments and co-operative agreements. 300 figs., 50 tabs., 3 annexes.

Metz, B.; Davidson, O.; Bosch, P.; Dave, R.; Meyer, L. (eds.)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Online decision making and automatic decision model adaptation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper investigates an online version of the vehicle routing problem with time windows, in which additionally arriving requests cause the revision of so far followed routes and schedules. An extended online optimization framework is proposed, which ... Keywords: Adaptation, Dynamic decision problem, Online optimization, Supply chain, Transportation, Vehicle routing

Jörn Schönberger; Herbert Kopfer

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Initial Decision and Risk Analysis  

SciTech Connect

Decision and Risk Analysis capabilities will be developed for industry consideration and possible adoption within Year 1. These tools will provide a methodology for merging qualitative ranking of technology maturity and acknowledged risk contributors with quantitative metrics that drive investment decision processes. Methods and tools will be initially introduced as applications to the A650.1 case study, but modular spreadsheets and analysis routines will be offered to industry collaborators as soon as possible to stimulate user feedback and co-development opportunities.

Engel, David W.

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

286

Current California legislative and regulatory activity impacting geothermal hydrothermal commercialization: monitoring report No. 3. Report No. 1023  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The current legislative activity covers the following: federal funds, state financial incentives, air quality bills, transmission line access, state energy agency reorganization, and state energy taxes. Current regulatory activities of the California Energy Commission, and the Lake County Air Pollution Control District are reviewed. (MHR)

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1980-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

287

DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research Program DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research Program March 22, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the launch of a joint research program to produce high-resolution models for predicting climate change and its resulting impacts. Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models that -- significantly more powerful than existing models -- can help decision-makers develop adaptation strategies addressing climate change. These models will be developed through a joint, interagency solicitation

288

Smart-Swaps - A decision support system for multicriteria decision analysis with the even swaps method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a new web-based decision support tool called Smart-Swaps to support multicriteria decision analysis. The decision maker's preferences are elicited with the even swaps method, which is an elimination process based on value trade-offs. ... Keywords: Even swaps, Multicriteria decision analysis, Multicriteria decision support systems, Preference programming, Trade-offs

Jyri Mustajoki; Raimo P. Hämäläinen

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Climate Zone 5C | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Climate Zone 5C Jump to: navigation, search A type of climate defined in the ASHRAE 169-2006 standard consisting of Climate Zone Number 5 and Climate Zone Subtype C. Climate Zone...

290

Climate VISION: Program Mission  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

PROGRAM MISSION PROGRAM MISSION Climate VISION - Voluntary Innovative Sector Initiatives: Opportunities Now - is a voluntary public-private partnership initiative to improve energy efficiency and greenhouse gas intensity in energy-intensive industrial sectors. Climate VISION - Voluntary Innovative Sector Initiatives: Opportunities Now - is a public-private partnership initiative launched by the Department of Energy on February 12, 2003. Its primary goal is to identify and pursue cost-effective options to improve the energy or GHG intensity of industry operations by accelerating the transition to technologies, practices, and processes that are cleaner, more efficient, and capable of reducing, capturing or sequestering GHGs. Climate VISION links these objectives with technology development,

291

Methodology for Fleet Deployment Decisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities can apply a rigorous, optimized methodology for creating deployment plans for their fossil power plants. These deployment plans maximize corporate-wide value under various business environments. Case studies at Consolidated Edison of New York and Central Illinois Public Service Company (CIPS) refined the approach and confirmed its merit for evaluating fleet deployment decisions.

1995-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

292

the source. Climate Policy and Labor Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

JEL No. J23,Q50 An important component of the debate surrounding climate legislation in the United States is its potential impact on labor markets. Theoretically the connection is ambiguous and depends on the sign of cross-elasticity of labor demand with respect to energy prices, which is a priori unknown. This paper provides some new evidence on this question by estimating the relationship between real electricity prices and indicators of labor market activity using data for 1976-2007. A key contribution of this analysis is that it relies on within-state variation in electricity prices to identify the models and considers all sectors of the U.S. economy rather than focusing only on the manufacturing sector. The main finding is that employment rates are weakly related to electricity prices with implied cross elasticity of full-time equivalent (FTE) employment with respect to electricity prices ranging from-0.16 % to-0.10%. I conclude by interpreting these empirical estimates in the context of increases in electricity prices consistent with H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. The preferred estimates in this paper suggest that in the short-run, an increase in electricity price of 4 % would lead to a reduction in aggregate FTE

Olivier Deschenes; Olivier Deschenes; Olivier Deschenes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Climate policy gets down to business  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As Europe negotiates caps and allocations for Phase 2 emissions trading (for 2008-2012) the United States' first mandatory cap and trade initiative is gathering steam in the northeast. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is designed to stabilise CO{sub 2} emissions from regulated power plants in seven states at approximately 1990 levels from 2009 to 2014 and then reduce them by a total of 10% during a second five-year period. The states included are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. Meanwhile, a variety of other regional and state-level initiatives are taking shape over a total of 30 states, targeting the electric power, automotive, oil and gas, real estate and financial services sectors. Emissions targets have been set by several utilities such as American Electric Power, Cinergy and DTE Energy. Several have joined the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) to trade emissions allowances. Decentralised initiatives are seen by David Victor, director of the Program in Energy and Sustainable Development at Stamford University, as a necessary development, coined a Madisonian approach. Several legislation proposals aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions have been introduced. Regardless of what Congress eventually turns into law, successful development of advanced technology will, in the authors' opinion, be the requisite for making them work. 5 figs.

Powicki, C.R.; Douglas, J.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Climate Change and Runoff Management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

· Adaptation strategies #12;What is climate? "Climate is properly the long average of weather in a single place UV radiation Solar radiation Reflected by atmosphere (34% ) Radiated by atmosphere as heat (66%) Heat climate concerns us? Humans experience climate as weather #12;High water impacts June 1-15, 2008 38 River

Sheridan, Jennifer

295

NIST Testimony on Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Testimony on Climate Change. 2009. Monitoring, Measurement and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions II: The ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

296

The Polar Marine Climate Revisited  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As an additional classification to Köppen’s climate classification for polar (E) climates, the Polar Marine (EM) climate was presented nearly five decades ago and is revisited in this paper. The EM climate was traced to the North Atlantic, North ...

Thomas J. Ballinger; Thomas W. Schmidlin; Daniel F. Steinhoff

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

G-Climate  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

67 67 AUDIT REPORT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVITIES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF AUDIT SERVICES APRIL 2000 April 6, 2000 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman (Signed) Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The U.S. Department of Energy's Global Climate Change Activities" BACKGROUND The President's Climate Change Proposal of October 1997 and the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), were intended to identify methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The FCCC was ratified by the U.S. Senate in 1992 and put into force in July 1994. The purpose of the Kyoto

298

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark December 18, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. It is an honor for me to join this distinguished group of leaders from nations around the world. We come here in Copenhagen because climate change poses a grave and growing danger to our people. All of you would not be here unless you -- like me -- were convinced that this danger is real. This is not fiction, it is science. Unchecked, climate change will pose unacceptable risks to our security, our economies, and our planet. This much we know. The question, then, before us is no longer the nature of the challenge -- the question is our capacity to meet it. For while the reality of climate

299

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

President-Elect Obama's Address to the Global Climate Summit President-Elect Obama's Address to the Global Climate Summit November 18, 2008 THE PRESIDENT: Let me begin by thanking the bipartisan group of U.S. governors who convened this meeting. Few challenges facing America - and the world - are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We've seen record drought, spreading famine, and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will continue to weaken our economy and threaten our national security. I know many of you are working to confront this challenge. In particular, I want to commend Governor Sebelius, Governor Doyle, Governor Crist, Governor

300

Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST Sandia Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND 2012-1670P Thermal thermal environments different from regulatory standards. Packaging, Transport, Storage & Security

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301

Climate Assessment for 1999  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The global climate during 1999 was impacted by Pacific cold episode (La Niña) conditions throughout the year, which resulted in regional precipitation and atmospheric circulation patterns across the Pacific Ocean and the Americas that are ...

Gerald D. Bell; Michael S. Halpert; Russell C. Schnell; R. Wayne Higgins; Jay Lawrimore; Vernon E. Kousky; Richard Tinker; Wasila Thiaw; Muthuvel Chelliah; Anthony Artusa

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Regional Climate Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Workshop on Regional Climate Research: Needs and Opportunities was held 2–4 April 2001 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. The workshop was cosponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department of ...

L. Ruby Leung; Linda O. Mearns; Filippo Giorgi; Robert L. Wilby

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

DOE Climate Change Researchers  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Mike (LLNL) Structure of the Tropical Lower Stratosphere as Revealed by Three Reanalysis Data Sets An Appraisal of Coupled Climate Model Simulations A B C D E F G H J K L M P R S...

304

Detecting Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The likelihood ratio of the data for a hypothesis of some change, relative to the hypothesis of no change, is a suitable statistical measure for the detection of climate change. Likelihood ratios calculated on the basis of Angell and Korshover's (...

Edward S. Epstein

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Global Climate Change  

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When President Bush announced his Global Climate Change Initiative in February 2002, he committed the United States to a new strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next...

306

ARM Climate Research Facility  

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1 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Chitra Sivaraman August 2011 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S....

307

ARM Climate Research Facility  

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1 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Chitra Sivaraman June 2011 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S....

308

Climate: The Elements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present an analytical climate model, which has the features that (i) the atmosphere is a simple oscillator for all periods ?1 year, (ii) the ocean stores heat, (iii) the ocean exchanges momentum with the atmosphere, and (iv) random ...

John A. T. Bye; Roland A. D. Byron-Scott; Adrian H. Gordon

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Climate Action Plan (Florida)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On July 12 and 13, 2007, Governor Charlie Crist hosted “Serve to Preserve: A Florida Summit on Global Climate Change.” The summit brought together leaders of business, government, science and...

310

Climate Action Plan (Vermont)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

There is a growing scientific consensus that increasing emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere are affecting the temperature and variability of the Earth’s climate. Recognizing the...

311

Climate Action Plan (Maryland)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On April 20, 2007, Governor Martin O’Malley signed Executive Order 01.01.2007.07 establishing the Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) charged with collectively developing an action plan to...

312

ARM Climate Research Facility  

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0 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report C Sivaraman May 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S....

313

Bayesian Climate Change Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Bayesian fingerprinting methodology for assessing anthropogenic impacts on climate was developed. This analysis considers the effect of increased CO2 on near-surface temperatures. A spatial CO2 fingerprint based on control and forced model ...

L. Mark Berliner; Richard A. Levine; Dennis J. Shea

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Climate Action Plan (Minnesota)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Recognizing the implications that global climate change may have on the economy, environment and quality of life in Minnesota, Governor Tim Pawlenty signed into law the 2007 Next Generation Energy...

315

Achieving Climate Sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is often assumed that climate change policies, including the Kyoto Protocol and the follow-on Copenhagen agreement now being negotiated, align well with sustainability's tenets. A closer look reveals this is not the case. First, they treat ...

William B. Gail

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

OpenEI - climate  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

617 at http:en.openei.orgdatasets Climate: monthly and annual average relative humidity GIS data at one-degree resolution of the World from NASASSE http:en.openei.org...

317

Global Climate Change Links  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Global Climate Change Links Global Climate Change Links This page provides links to web pages that we at CDIAC feel do a responsible job of presenting information and discussion pertinent to the science behind the global climate change ("global warming") debate. These sites include those on both sides of the debate; some asserting that global warming is a clear and present danger, and others that might be labeled global warming "skeptics." Some of these sites don't take a position per se; they exist to offer the public objective scientific information and results on our present understanding of the climate system. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, by any means. We hope it will be especially helpful for those who may be just beginning their research into global

318

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming VWA-0018 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Final Decision and Order Issued by the Deputy Secretary of Energy Issued February 2, 1999 * The original of this document contains information which is subject to withholding from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552. Such material has been deleted from this copy and replaced with XXXXXXX's. This is a request for review by complainant Thomas T. Tiller of an Initial Agency Decision, issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), denying the two reprisal complaints that he filed pursuant to 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the regulation establishing the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. Mr. Tiller was employed by Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut), a DOE contractor that provides paramilitary security support services at DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

319

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming LWA-0010 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

HOWARD W. SPALETTA, Complainant HOWARD W. SPALETTA, Complainant v. EG&G IDAHO, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No. LWA-0010 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by complainant Howard W. Spaletta from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that the complainant, an engineer formerly employed by EG&G Idaho, Inc. (EG&G), previously the DOE's management and operating contractor at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), had established by a preponderance of the evidence that he suffered reprisal as a result of his protected safety disclosures, and ordering back pay and other remedial actions. However, OHA declined to grant the complainant certain further relief that he sought, and rejected his claim that his

320

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming VWA-0008 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

C. LAWRENCE CORNETT, ) ) Complainant, ) ) v. ) OHA Case No. VWA-0007 ) VWA-0008 MARIA ELENA TORAÑO ASSOCIATES, INC.) ) Respondent. ) FINAL AGENCY DECISION This is a request for review by Maria Elena Torano Associates, Inc. ("META"), a DOE contractor responsible for reviewing and revising the agency's waste management programmatic environmental impact statement ("PEIS"), of the Initial Agency Decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that Complainant C. Lawrence Cornett established that he had made protected health and safety disclosures under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 and that these disclosures were a contributing factor in his termination and finding further that META had not demonstrated that he would have been terminated absent the disclosures. R.

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321

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming LWA-0005 Decision and Order  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FRANCIS M. O'LAUGHLIN, Complainant FRANCIS M. O'LAUGHLIN, Complainant v. BOEING PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No.LWA-0005 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by complainant Francis O'Laughlin of the Initial Agency Decision by an Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") Hearing Officer who found, following two days of hearings, that the complainant had not satisfied his burden of establishing by a preponderance of the evidence that he made protected safety disclosures to respondent Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc., a contractor of the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as required by 10 C.F.R. Part 708. On appeal, the complainant challenges the Hearing Officer's finding that he had not met his burden of showing that he had made

322

Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Residential and commercial end users of electricity who want to generate electricity using on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems face challenging initial and O&M costs. The third-party ownership power purchase agreement (PPA) finance model addresses these and other challenges. It allows developers to build and own PV systems on customers? properties and sell power back to customers. However, third-party electricity sales commonly face five regulatory challenges. The first three challenges involve legislative or regulatory definitions of electric utilities, power generation equipment, and providers of electric services. These definitions may compel third-party owners of solar PV systems to comply with regulations that may be cost prohibitive. Third-party owners face an additional challenge if they may not net meter, a practice that provides significant financial incentive to owning solar PV systems. Finally, municipalities and cooperatives worry about the regulatory implications of allowing an entity to sell electricity within their service territories. This paper summarizes these challenges, when they occur, and how they have been addressed in five states. This paper also presents alternative to the third-party ownership PPA finance model, including solar leases, contractual intermediaries, standardized contract language, federal investment tax credits, clean renewable energy bonds, and waived monopoly powers.

Kollins, K.; Speer, B.; Cory, K.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Transporting US oil imports: The impact of oil spill legislation on the tanker market  

SciTech Connect

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ( OPA'') and an even more problematic array of State pollution laws have raised the cost, and risk, of carrying oil into and out of the US. This report, prepared under contract to the US Department of energy's Office of Domestic and International Policy, examines the impact of Federal and State oil spill legislation on the tanker market. It reviews the role of marine transportation in US oil supply, explores the OPA and State oil spill laws, studies reactions to OPA in the tanker and tank barge industries and in related industries such as insurance and ship finance, and finally, discusses the likely developments in the years ahead. US waterborne oil imports amounted to 6.5 million B/D in 1991, three-quarters of which was crude oil. Imports will rise by almost 3 million B/D by 2000 according to US Department of energy forecasts, with most of the crude oil growth after 1995. Tanker demand will grow even faster: most of the US imports and the increased traffic to other world consuming regions will be on long-haul trades. Both the number of US port calls by tankers and the volume of offshore lightering will grow. Every aspect of the tanker industry's behavior is affected by OPA and a variety of State pollution laws.

Rowland, P.J. (Rowland (P.) Associates (United States))

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Arctic and Subarctic Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools--Arctic and Subarctic Climates provides school boards, administrators, and design staff with guidance to help them make informed decisions about energy and environmental issues important to school systems and communities. These design guidelines outline high performance principles for the new or retrofit design of your K-12 school in arctic and subarctic climates. By incorporating energy improvements into their construction or renovation plans, schools can significantly reduce energy consumption and costs.

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2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Climate mitigation and the future of tropical landscapes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land use change to meet 21st Century demands for food, fuel, and fiber will occur in the context of both a changing climate as well as societal efforts to mitigate climate change. This changing natural and human environment will have large consequences for forest resources, terrestrial carbon storage and emissions, and food and energy crop production over the next century. Any climate change mitigation policies enacted will change the environment under which land-use decisions are made and alter global land use change patterns. Here we use the GCAM integrated assessment model to explore how climate mitigation policies that achieve a climate stabilization at 4.5 W m-2 radiative forcing in 2100 and value carbon in terrestrial ecosystems interact with future agricultural productivity and food and energy demands to influence land use in the tropics. The regional land use results are downscaled from GCAM regions to produce gridded maps of tropical land use change. We find that tropical forests are preserved only in cases where a climate mitigation policy that values terrestrial carbon is in place, and crop productivity growth continues throughout the century. Crop productivity growth is also necessary to avoid large scale deforestation globally and enable the production of bioenergy crops. The terrestrial carbon pricing assumptions in GCAM are effective at avoiding deforestation even when cropland must expand to meet future food demand.

Thomson, Allison M.; Calvin, Katherine V.; Chini, Louise Parsons; Hurtt, George; Edmonds, James A.; Bond-Lamberty, Benjamin; Frolking, Steve; Wise, Marshall A.; Janetos, Anthony C.

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

326

Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshop on Mainstreaming Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Sector: Climate Topics: Low emission development planning, -LEDS Resource Type: Training materials, Workshop Website: www.gcca.eu/pages/75_2-OCT-Workshop.html Cost: Free References: GCCA Countries Training Workshop[1] A GCCA workshop for OCT countries took place 27-28 January 2012 immediately following the OCT-EU Forum meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop aimed at sharing views, knowledge, tools and experiences on climate change mitigation and adaptation and at raising awareness on the benefits and

327

R:\DECISION\0002.TBU  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2002 7, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: Mark J. Chugg Date of Filing: October 9, 2002 Case Number: TBU-0002 Mark J. Chugg, a former employee of Bechtel BWXT Idaho (BWXT), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the dismissal of his whistleblower complaint filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. BWXT is the Management and Operating contractor for the Department of Energy at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). On September 30, 2002, the Employee Concerns Program Manager at the DOE's Idaho Operations Office (DOE/ID) dismissed Mr. Chugg's complaint. As explained below, I reverse the dismissal of the subject complaint, and remand the matter to DOE/ID for further

328

R:\DECISION\0083.VBH  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1, 2004 1, 2004 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: S.R. Davis Date of Filing: August 7, 2003 Case Number: VBH-0083 S.R. Davis (the Employee) filed a complaint against her former employer, Fluor Fernald, Inc. (the Contractor) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The Employee alleges that she engaged in protected activity and that the Contractor retaliated by subjecting her to two disciplinary actions, a job transfer, and ultimately a separation pursuant to an involuntary separation program. The Employee seeks relief including reinstatement and back-pay. As the decision below indicates, I have concluded that the Contractor would have taken the same actions in the absence of

329

R:\DECISION\0083.VBU  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 21, 2001 Complaint is not at issue in the present case. June 21, 2001 Complaint is not at issue in the present case. March 2, 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: S. R. Davis Date of Filing: February 6, 2004 Case Number: VBU-0083 S. R. Davis, a former employee of Fluor Fernald, Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Ohio Field Office's (OFO) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint against Fluor she filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. As explained below, I am affirming OFO's dismissal of the subject complaint. I. BACKGROUND A. The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard "public and employee

330

Decision support for financial forecasting  

SciTech Connect

A primary mission of the Budget Management Division of the Air Force is fiscal analysis. This involves formulating, justifying, and tracking financial data during budget preparation and execution. An essential requirement of this process is the ready availability and easy manipulation of past and current budget data. This necessitates the decentralization of the data. A prototypical system, BAFS (Budget Analysis and Forecasting System), that provides such a capability is presented. In its current state, the system is designed to be a decision support tool. A brief report of the budget decisions and activities is presented. The system structure and its major components are discussed. An insight into the implementation strategies and the tool used is provided. The paper concludes with a discussion of future enhancements and the system's evolution into an expert system. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Jairam, B.N.; Morris, J.D.; Emrich, M.L.; Hardee, H.K.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

TRANSfer - Towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

TRANSfer - Towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures TRANSfer - Towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: TRANSfer - Towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures Agency/Company /Organization: GIZ Focus Area: Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure Topics: Best Practices Resource Type: Reports, Journal Articles, & Tools Website: transferproject.org/index.php/hb During the 3-year project, project partners will develop the online handbook 'Navigating Transport NAMAs' with practical advice on how to develop and implement a mitigation action in the transport sector. The handbook will consist of a generic part with general information on transport NAMAs and a number of case studies which will be based on south-south networks of countries and practical implementation within the

332

Corn Replant Decision-Making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Crappy stands of corn (aka less than desirable) occur somewhere in Indiana every year. The recent spate of cool, rainy days does not bode well for some corn fields planted during the days immediately preceding the onset of the rainy weather. Stands of corn in river bottoms may be destroyed outright by flood waters. Poorly drained soils where ponding has occurred for four or more days are vulnerable to seedling death. Eventual drying of saturated soils often leads to severe crusting that can restrict corn emergence and result in lower than desirable plant populations. Cool, wet soils are also conducive for seedling infection by certain soil-borne diseases. Unacceptable stand establishment in some of these fields may eventually require growers to make decisions about replanting. Deciding to replant a crappy stand of corn should be based on a number of criteria, but unfortunately the major influencing factor is often the emotion associated with looking out the kitchen window at the damaged field every morning or driving by the field every afternoon taking the kids to baseball practice. Make a wise decision about the merits of replanting a damaged field of corn requires more than emotions. In fact, I would rather that emotions be taken out of the equation entirely. Toward that end, I developed a replant decision-making worksheet that assists growers and farm managers in making that important replant decision. The worksheet allows you to determine the damaged field’s current yield potential (if left untouched), its replant yield potential, and the dollar returns (if any) from replanting the field. The worksheet is included in a larger overall publication on corn replanting titled

R. L. (bob Nielsen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download April 12, 1995 EIS-0082: Record of Decision Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision Stabilization of Plutonium Solutions Stored in the F- Canyon Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision

334

Systems analysis of major consumer energy decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

American consumers make a number of decisions that significantly impact their energy use. Some of the most important of these decisions were identified and analyzed for the purpose of including them in a Consumer Energy ...

Sisler, Nicholas Daniel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Emergency Management Decision Making during Severe Weather  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emergency managers make time-sensitive decisions in order to protect the public from threats including severe weather. Simulation and questionnaires were used to capture the decision-making process of emergency managers during severe weather ...

Leigh A. Baumgart; Ellen J. Bass; Brenda Philips; Kevin Kloesel

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Spatial decision support system for land assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: GIS, agriculture planning, artificial intelligence, decision support system, expert system, geoinformatics, geoinformation system, land evaluation, land use planning

Cláudio Chauke Nehme; Margareth Simões

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Summary of Decisions - July 9 - 13, 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Application for Exception

338

Optimization Online - Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 10, 2011 ... Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro Storage Systems using Approximate ... Keywords: OR in Energy, Approximate Dynamic Programming, ...

339

Geothermal resources, present and future demand for power and legislation in the State of Wyoming. Public information series 1  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Data on thermal springs and wells in Wyoming, exclusive of Yellowstone Park, are summarized. The presentation includes a map showing general spring and well locations outside the Park and lands in Wyoming that have been classified as being prospectively of geothermal value. Locations and geothermal data on the springs and wells are tabulated and a short table of chemical analyses of spring waters is also presented. Although thermal data constitute most of the material presented, the present and future demands for electrical energy in Wyoming are also summarized, and state legislation pertaining to exploration near thermal springs is reviewed. A list of state and federal agencies is included so that interested parties may obtain copies of pertinent legislation and information on the status of land.

Decker, E.R.

1976-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones  

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341

Pricing Decision of Mergers and Acquisitions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the process of M&A, the first thing that both the buyer and seller should to do is making the M&A decision. Such decision depends on the valuation of the target corporation. This paper analyses both buyer and seller's judgements of the target ... Keywords: Mergers and Acquisition, value of the corporation, price decision

Xin-qing Luo

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Decision Theory, Intelligent Planning and Counterfactuals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ontology of decision theory has been subject to considerable debate in the past, and discussion of just how we ought to view decision problems has revealed more than one interesting problem, as well as suggested some novel modifications of classical ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Bayesianism, Causality, Conditionals, Counterfactuals, Decision theory, Deliberation, Planning, Probabilities, Rationality, Utility

Michael John Shaffer

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Climate Data Operators (CDO)  

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Climate Climate Data Operators (CDO) Climate Data Operators (CDO) Description and Overview CDO is a large tool set for working on climate data. NetCDF 3/4, GRIB including SZIP compression, EXTRA, SERVICE and IEG are supported as IO-formats. Apart from that cdo can be used to analyse any kind gridded data not related to climate science. CDO has very small memory requirements and can process files larger than the physical memory. How to Use CDO module load cdo cdo [Options] Operators ... Further Information CDO Online Documentation Availability Package Platform Category Version Module Install Date Date Made Default cdo carver libraries/ I/O 1.4.1 cdo/1.4.1 2012-01-13 2012-01-13 cdo carver libraries/ I/O 1.4.6 cdo/1.4.6 2012-05-24 2012-05-25 cdo carver libraries/ I/O 1.6.1 cdo/1.6.1 2013-07-02

344

Reforming TSOs: using the 'third package' Legislation to promote efficiency and accelerate regional integration in EU wholesale power markets  

SciTech Connect

The EU is developing new legislation - the so-called ''Third Package'' - to foster competition in its electric power markets. These proposals could be improved by adding more focus on regional integration of wholesale power markets, allowing more leeway for arrangements that fit the diverse existing patterns of transmission ownership and control, and addressing upfront new regulatory concerns that arise when transmission is divested as an independent, for-profit business. (author)

Moselle, Boaz

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

345

Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and...

346

SEAB Climate Action Plan | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Climate Action Plan presented by Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of Energy. Climate Action Plan (pdf) More Documents...

347

Mobile Climate Observatory on the Pacific  

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Climate Observatory on the Pacific The AMF2 mobile climate observatory is traveling the Pacific ocean between Los Angeles and Honolulu to improve the way global climate models...

348

Chicago Climate Exchange CCX | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Chicago Climate Exchange CCX Jump to: navigation, search Name Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) Place Chicago, Illinois Zip 60604 Product Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is aiming at...

349

Earth observations and global change decision making, 1989: A national partnership. Vol. 1  

SciTech Connect

Attention is given to advanced information management and global decision making, improving access to global change data through catalog interoperability, NOAA satellite data for climate and global change, and artificial intelligence and environmental data. Also contributed are solar activity versus the greenhouse effect, freshwater ecosystems and resources, the need for in situ measurements for EOS, and disseminating voluminous resource databases in an era of global change.

Ginsberg, I.W.; Angelo, J.A. Jr.; (Michigan, Environmental Research Institute, Ann Arbor; Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

ORISE: Climate and Atmospheric Research  

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Climate and Atmospheric Research Climate and Atmospheric Research Capabilities Overview U.S. Climate Reference Network U.S. Historical Climate Network Contact Us Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Climate and Atmospheric Research The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) to conduct climate research focused on issues of national and global importance. Research is performed with personnel support from ORISE's Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification (IEAV) programs, as well as in collaboration with scientists and engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and numerous other organizations, government agencies, universities and private research institutions.

351

EIS-0410: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

here Home EIS-0410: Record of Decision EIS-0410: Record of Decision Keystone Oil Pipeline Project Record of Decision for the Western Area Power Administration to modify three...

352

EIS-0229: Amended Record of Decision (April 2002) | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Decision (April 2002) EIS-0229: Amended Record of Decision (April 2002) Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program Amended Record of Decision: The U.S. Department of Energy's National...

353

Analysis of traffic accident severity using Decision Rules via Decision Trees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Decision Tree (DT) is a potential method for studying traffic accident severity. One of its main advantages is that Decision Rules (DRs) can be extracted from its structure. And these DRs can be used to identify safety problems and establish certain ... Keywords: Decision Rules, Decision Trees, Road safety, Severity, Traffic accident

JoaquíN AbelláN, Griselda LóPez, Juan De OñA

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

355

Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

356

Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

357

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Remarks by the President at Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Remarks by the President at Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change September 28, 2007 THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Thank you. Welcome to the State Department. I'm honored to address this historic meeting on energy security and climate change. And I appreciate you all being here. Energy security and climate change are two of the great challenges of our time. The United States takes these challenges seriously. The world's response will help shape the future of the global economy and the condition of our environment for future generations. The nations in this room have special responsibilities. We represent the world's major economies, we are major users of energy, and we have the resources and knowledge base to develop clean energy technologies.

358

Reduce Climate Change  

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Reduce Climate Change Reduce Climate Change Highway vehicles release about 1.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere each year-mostly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2)-contributing to global climate change. Each gallon of gasoline you burn creates 20 pounds of CO2. That's roughly 5 to 9 tons of CO2 each year for a typical vehicle. more... How can a gallon of gasoline create 20 pounds of carbon dioxide? It seems impossible that a gallon of gasoline, which weighs about 6.3 pounds, could produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) when burned. However, most of the weight of the CO2 doesn't come from the gasoline itself, but the oxygen in the air. When gasoline burns, the carbon and hydrogen separate. The hydrogen combines with oxygen to form water (H2O), and carbon combines with oxygen

359

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

at United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's at United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's Climate Change Summit United Nations Headquarters New York, New York September 22, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Good morning. I want to thank the Secretary General for organizing this summit, and all the leaders who are participating. That so many of us are here today is a recognition that the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing. Our generation's response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it -- boldly, swiftly, and together -- we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe. No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten every coastline. More

360

Cattle and Climate  

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Cattle and Climate Cattle and Climate Name: Peter Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Is there any link bteween global warming / climate change and the increased population of cattle worldwide. If so can it be estimated what proportion of the potential problem arises from this source. Replies: Some scientist speculate that when cows expel intestinal gas (to put it politely!) they contribute to global warming by increasing the amount of methane in the atmosphere. They certainly aren't the only source-a study was done on termites also that showed that methane was expelled as they broke down cellulose-but if they are increasing in number they probably are one of many sources. I'm sorry I can't steer you towards actual studies, but I think they were done in the 1970's

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361

Climate VISION: Contact Us  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

CONTACT US CONTACT US General Contact Information Please contact the individuals below for all general questions about information found on this website. Department of Energy Contact Russell Conklin Policy Analyst U.S. Climate Change Technology Program U.S. Department of Energy Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology (PI-50) 202-586-8339 Web Site Contacts Matt Antes 410-953-6218 Energetics, Incorporated Or Rebecca Gordon 202-406-4138 Energetics, Incorporated Private Sector Initiatives Contact Information Please contact the individuals below for questions about information found on this website regarding the private sector initiatives. Collapse all | Expand all Aluminum - Contacts Association Climate VISION Lead Bob Streiter Aluminum Association 900 19th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006

362

Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Climate Change Impacts By Region Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more...

363

Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By Sector Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be...

364

Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change...  

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Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change Projections in CCSM4 Submitted by mkaczmar on March 8, 2012 - 11:03 Authors: Meehl, G.A., Washington, WM, Arblaster,...

365

Constraints on Climate Sensitivity from Radiation Patterns in Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The estimated range of climate sensitivity, the equilibrium warming resulting from a doubling of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, has not decreased substantially in past decades. New statistical methods for estimating the climate ...

Markus Huber; Irina Mahlstein; Martin Wild; John Fasullo; Reto Knutti

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Record of decision for the Storage and Disposition of Weapons- Usable  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

14 14 Federal Register / Vol. 62, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 1997 / Notices Responses: 18,620 Burden Hours: 64,310. Abstract: The LESCP is being conducted in response to the legislative requirement in P.L. 103-382, Section 1501 to assess the implementation of Title I and related education reforms. The information will be used to examine changes-over a 3-year period-that are occurring in schools and classrooms. Teachers and teacher aides will complete a mail survey, and district Title I administrators, principals, school-based staff, and parents will be interviewed during on- site field work. [FR Doc. 97-1307 Filed 1-17-97; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000-01-P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Record of decision for the Storage and Disposition of Weapons-Usable Fissile Materials Final Programmatic

367

Decision trees with AND, OR queries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate decision trees in which one is allowed to query threshold functions of subsets of variables. We are mainly interested in the case where only queries of AND and OR are allowed. This model is a generalization of the classical decision tree ... Keywords: AND, OR queries, Boolean functions, CRCW PRAM machines, Ethernet channel, complexity, computational complexity, copy computation, decision theory, decision trees, depth-three circuits, determinism, direct sum problem, nondeterminism, parallel time, query threshold functions, random processes, randomization, required decision tree depth, size complexity, threshold-k function, tight lower bound, trees (mathematics), variable subsets

Y. Ben-Asher; I. Newman

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Climate VISION: Industry Associations  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Industry Associations Industry Associations Aluminum Aluminum Association (Coordinating aluminum industry Climate VISION activities) The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products, as well as suppliers to the industry. The Association provides leadership to the industry through its programs and services which aim to enhance aluminum's position in a world of proliferating materials, increase its use as the "material of choice," remove impediments to its fullest use, and assist in achieving the industry's environmental, societal, and economic objectives. Automobile Manufacturers Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Coordinating automobile industry Climate VISION activities) The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. is a trade association

369

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 26, 1996 December 26, 1996 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Record of Decision Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Stockpile Stewardship and Management December 13, 1996 EIS-0243: Record of Decision (December 1996) Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada Test Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada November 8, 1996 EIS-0197: Record of Decision (November 1996) Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement October 17, 1996 EIS-0241: Record of Decision Hood River Fisheries Project, Hood River County, Oregon September 17, 1996 EIS-0249: Record of Decision (September 1996) Medical Isotopes Production Project: Molybdenum-99 and Related Isotopes September 13, 1996 EIS-0220: Supplemental Record of Decision Interim Management of Nuclear Materials at the Savannah River Site

370

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download January 10, 2014 EIS-0464: Record of Decision Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Brazoria County, Texas December 13, 2013 EIS-0391: Record of Decision Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington October 1, 2013

371

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 13, 2002 September 13, 2002 EIS-0183: Record of Decision GNA Cliffs Energy Project September 6, 2002 EIS-0200: Revision to the Record of Decision Treatment and Storage of Transuranic Waste August 19, 2002 EIS-0303: Record of Decision Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure July 10, 2002 EIS-0220: Supplemental Record of Decision Interim Management of Nuclear Materials July 9, 2002 EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision Conveyance and Transfer of Certain Land Tracts Administered by the Department of Energy and Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico April 19, 2002 EIS-0229: Amended Record of Decision (April 2002) Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program April 19, 2002 EIS-0283: Amended Record of Decision Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program

372

Simulation of human decision making  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for computer emulation of human decision making defines a plurality of concepts related to a domain and a plurality of situations related to the domain, where each situation is a combination of at least two of the concepts. Each concept and situation is represented in the computer as an oscillator output, and each situation and concept oscillator output is distinguishable from all other oscillator outputs. Information is input to the computer representative of detected concepts, and the computer compares the detected concepts with the stored situations to determine if a situation has occurred.

Forsythe, J. Chris (Sandia Park, NM); Speed, Ann E. (Albuquerque, NM); Jordan, Sabina E. (Albuquerque, NM); Xavier, Patrick G. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

373

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change Climate Change Climate Change The Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology (PI-50), located within the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PI), serves as the focal point within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development, coordination, and implementation of DOE-related aspects of climate change technical programs, policies, and initiatives. The mission of the Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology is to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced technologies and best practices to mitigate climate change. To the extent delegated by the Secretary, the Office provides planning, analysis, and technical advisory services to other Federal agencies, and to Cabinet and sub-Cabinet-level interagency committees, working on climate

374

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change Climate Change November 19, 2013 Statement on U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's Travel to Istanbul, Turkey U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to...

375

Storm Tracks and Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extratropical and tropical transient storm tracks are investigated from the perspective of feature tracking in the ECHAM5 coupled climate model for the current and a future climate scenario. The atmosphere-only part of the model, forced by ...

Lennart Bengtsson; Kevin I. Hodges; Erich Roeckner

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Climate Action Plan (New Orleans)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

New Orleans' Climate Action Plan will provide a road map to reach the City's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal by 2030 while orchestrating its adaptation to climate change. The CAP will outline...

377

Testing Climate Models: An Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The scientific merit of decadal climate projections can only be established by means of comparisons with observations. Testing of models that are used to predict climate change is of such importance that no single approach will provide the ...

Richard Goody; James Anderson; Gerald North

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Climate Action Plan (New Hampshire)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

29 members of Governor John Lynch’s Climate Change Policy Task Force developed a Climate Action Plan in 2009. It is aimed at achieving the greatest feasible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions...

379

The Community Climate System Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The community Earth System Model (CESM) is a fully coupled, global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past, present, and future climate states.

Worley, Patrick H [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

book review: Climate change mapped  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

6596  news and update  book review  Climate change mapped atlas is more than just a book of maps.  By  that criterion than  just  a  science  book.   It  also covers climate 

Shanahan, Mike

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Contrails, Cirrus Trends, and Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rising global air traffic and its associated contrails have the potential for affecting climate via radiative forcing. Current estimates of contrail climate effects are based on coverage by linear contrails that do not account for spreading and, ...

Patrick Minnis; J. Kirk Ayers; Rabindra Palikonda; Dung Phan

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Some thoughts about the Climatic  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

& variance) ­ probability #12;Afforestation has been proposed as a climate mitigation strategy #12;Vegetation and grasslands in mid-latitude with deciduous trees · Equilibrium calculations with the NCAR carbon-climate model

Kammen, Daniel M.

383

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Climate Change Climate Change Climate Change View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. Addressing the effects of climate change is a top priority of the Energy Department. As global temperature rise, wildfires, drought and high electricity demand put stress on the nation's energy infrastructure. And severe weather -- the leading cause of power outages and fuel supply disruption in the United States -- is projected to worsen,

384

Mr Combet’s Sun God Comments on the Clean Energy Legislation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This Submission argues first, that at the proposed starting level of the carbon tax ($23 per tonne of carbon dioxide), there will be insufficient incentive on its own either for existing power generators to invest in wind and/or solar power, or for largescale production of power by wind and solar generators, unless there is either a higher tax or additional direct subsidies like feed-in tariffs at well above even the retail price of electricity. Secondly, it shows that Australians have such a strong demand for electrical and electronic goods that the carbon tax and income compensation package is most unlikely to get them to give up on new plasma TVs and computers in favour of more beer or garden furniture Thirdly, it shows from actual experience in Ireland and Germany that there are limits to the degree to which wind power can replace conventional hydrocarbon power without resulting in increased emissions of CO2 as more and more generators have to be on standby, emitting but not producing power, in case there is a run of windless days. Texas had brown outs last month because its wind generators failed during the hottest but windless days, and there was insufficient backup. Fourthly, Australia’s “Clean Energy ” Bill avoids all mention of the emissions that result when thermal hydrocarbon power stations are in wind power back-up mode without delivering and selling power. Why should they be subject to the carbon tax on their emissions when they are performing an unpaid vital social service? Finally, my Submission shows that the “Clean Energy ” legislation is a solution in search of a problem. My statistical analysis (now under peer review) shows both that the actual trend of global average temperature since 1948 is much lower than claimed, so is unlikely on the current trend to rise by as much as 2 oC even without any emission reduction schemes being implemented, and also that there is no statistically significant evidence for increasing atmospheric CO2 playing any role in the observed very slight increase in global temperature since 1948.

T R C Curtin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

On Climate Prediction in the Tropics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climatic disasters are common in many tropical regions, and rainfall anomalies in particular have a severe human impact. Accordingly, both the World Climate Programme and the U.S. National Climate Program have identified climate prediction as a ...

Stefan Hastenrath

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Climate Zone 1B | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search A type of climate defined in the ASHRAE 169-2006 standard consisting of Climate Zone Number 1 and Climate Zone Subtype B. Climate Zone 1B is defined as Dry with...

387

Climate Zone 8B | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search A type of climate defined in the ASHRAE 169-2006 standard consisting of Climate Zone Number 8 and Climate Zone Subtype B. Climate Zone 8B is defined as Subarctic...

388

ASHRAE Climate Zones | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ASHRAE Climate Zones Jump to: navigation, search Subtype A Subtype B Subtype C Climate Zone Number 1 Zone 1A Zone 1B NA Climate Zone Number 2 Zone 2A Zone 2B NA Climate Zone...

389

Documenting Climate Models and Their Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of climate models are of increasing and widespread importance. No longer is climate model output of sole interest to climate scientists and researchers in the climate change impacts and adaptation fields. Now nonspecialists such as government ...

Eric Guilyardi; V. Balaji; Bryan Lawrence; Sarah Callaghan; Cecelia Deluca; Sébastien Denvil; Michael Lautenschlager; Mark Morgan; Sylvia Murphy; Karl E. Taylor

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Expectations of Indoor Climate Control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

humid climate, ASHRAE Trans.. 100(2) (1994). [7] A . Lovins,isothermal environments, ASHRAE Trans. , 100 (2) (1994) 14.

Fountain, M.; Brager, G.; de Dear, Richard

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Environment and Climate in MML  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Laboratory's work in the areas of environment and climate ... soil, atmosphere, marine and aquatic environments, and environmental threats, and ...

2012-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

392

Climate Change and Aluminum - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jun 25, 2008 ... Softcover book: Carbon Dioxide Reduction Metallurgy. Knowledge Product: Sustainability, Climate Change, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions ...

393

Climate Action Plan (Manitoba, Canada)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Manitoba's Climate Action Plan centers around energy efficiency, although it includes mandates and initiatives for renewable sources of energy.

394

The interplay between risk attitudes and low probability, high cost outcomes in climate policy analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assessing the value of climate change mitigation requires an analysis framework that can account for society's attitude toward the risk of uncertain outcomes, especially those with low probability and high cost. For largely historical and computational ... Keywords: Cost-benefit analysis, DICE, Decision theory, Dismal theorem, Economic disaster, Integrated assessment model (IAM)

Michael D. Gerst; Richard B. Howarth; Mark E. Borsuk

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

North Dome decision expected soon  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decisions soon will be made which will set in motion the development of Qatar's huge North Dome gas field. The government and state company, Qatar General Petroleum Corp. (QGPC) is studying the results of 2 feasibility studies on the economics of LNG export, although initially North Dome exploitation will be aimed at the domestic market. Decisions on the nature and timing of the North Dome development are the most important that have had to be faced in the short 10-yr history of the small Gulf state. The country's oil production is currently running at approximately 500,000 bpd, with 270,000 bpd originating from 3 offshore fields. Output is expected to decline through 1990, and it generally is accepted that there is little likelihood of further major crude discoveries. Therefore, Qatar has to begin an adjustment from an economy based on oil to one based on gas, while adhering to the underlying tenets of long-term conservation and industrial diversification.

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1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Climatic Aspects of Droughts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Drought is an inevitable part of climate, even in regions of usually ample rainfall. Because of the effects of drought on food supply, long time series of occurrence exist in many parts of the world. Incidence is dominated by the long wave ...

H. E. Landsberg

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security  

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Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST Sandia Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND 2012-1846P CustomTraining Sandia providesPRAsandhowtheycanbemanaged to increase levels of safety and security. Like othertrainings,Sandiaexpertsdesigncoursesto beasbroadorin

398

Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security  

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Energy, Climate & Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST Sandia Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND 2012-0987P Transportation of the safe and secure transport of radioactive and hazardous materials. AWaytoEnsureSafeTransport Sandia

399

Vermont Climate Change Indicators  

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Climate change indicators are developed for Vermont in recent decades based on the trends in freeze dates, the length of the growing season, the frozen period of small lakes, and the onset of spring. These trends, which show a consistent pattern ...

Alan K. Betts

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Executive decision making processes and outcomes : structure and robustness  

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Uncertainty in the decision making environment complicates the decision making process because future events may change the effect of a particular decision or series of decisions. This thesis explores the possibility of ...

Chacon, Vince

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing Soybeans for the 21st Century MarketsChapter 2 Influence of Legislation and Governmental Policy on Markets for Soybean and Soybean Products  

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Designing Soybeans for the 21st Century Markets Chapter 2 Influence of Legislation and Governmental Policy on Markets for Soybean and Soybean Products Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Health Nutrition Biochemistry Processing Biofu

402

Systems Engineering and Integration: Decision Applications: D, Decision  

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Systems Engineering and Integration Home Systems Engineering and Integration Home CONTACTS Group Leader Julianna Fessenden-Rahn Deputy Group Leader Vacant Office Administrator Lorraine Johnson d division logo image Systems Engineering and Integration The Systems Engineering & Integration Group (D-3) helps policy-makers anticipate and respond to constantly evolving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and natural threats on local and global scales-from chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) events to catastrophic natural disasters. We provide scientific, systematic, and integrated decision support in these areas: prevention preparation characterization response recovery public health protection We develop and deploy comprehensive, integrated CBRE and wide-area surveillance systems, using system-of-systems architectures and technologies. reactor

403

Measurements and Standards for the Climate Change ...  

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Measurements and Standards for the Climate Change Science Program (+$5 million). ... Shutterstock. Challenge. The climate is changing. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Advances in Regional Climate System Modeling and ClimateChange Analyses of Extreme Heat  

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During the period May 2003 to May 2004, there were two CEC/PIER funded primary research activities by the Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Group/Earth Science Division at LBNL. These activities are the implementation and testing of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Land Model (CLM) into MM5, and the analysis of extreme heat days under a new set of climate simulations. The new version of MM5,MM5-CLM, has been tested for a 90 day snowmelt period in the northwestern U.S. Results show that this new code upgrade, as compared to the MM5-NOAH, has improved snowmelt, temperature, and precipitation when compared to observations. These are due in part to a subgrid scheme,advanced snow processes, and advanced vegetation. The climate change analysis is the upper and lower IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios, representing fossil fuel intensive and energy conserving future emission scenarios, and medium and low sensitivity Global Climate Models. Results indicate that California cities will see increases in the number of heat wave and temperature threshold days from two to six times.These results may be viewed as potential outcomes based on today's decisions on emissions.

Miller, Norman L.

2004-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Inferring Climate Change from Underground Temperatures: Apparent Climatic Stability and Apparent Climatic Warming  

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Data are used to demonstrate two effects apparent in ground surface temperature histories coming from inversions of borehole temperatures: apparent climatic warming and apparent climatic stability. Unrecognized local terrain effects, such as ...

Trevor Lewis; Walter Skinner

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Climate Forcings and Climate Sensitivities Diagnosed from Coupled Climate Model Integrations  

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A simple technique is proposed for calculating global mean climate forcing from transient integrations of coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs). This “climate forcing” differs from the conventionally defined radiative ...

Piers Mde F. Forster; Karl E. Taylor

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Regional Climate Centers: New Institutions for Climate Services and Climate-Impact Research  

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In response to the need to improve climate services at the local, state, and regional levels, a national network of regional climate centers has developed. This paper provides the background to this development, and outlines the functions of the ...

Stanley A. Changnon; Peter J. Lamb; Kenneth G. Hubbard

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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August 18, 2011 August 18, 2011 EIS-0240: Amended Record of Decision Disposition of Surplus Highly Enriched Uranium July 20, 2011 EIS-0387: Record of Decision Y-12 National Security Complex July 8, 2011 EIS-0380: Amended Record of Decision Continued Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico April 18, 2011 EIS-0416: Record of Decision Issuance of Loan Guarantees to Solar Partners I, LLC, Solar Partners II, LLC, and Solar Partners VIII, LLC, for Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Units 1, 2, 3 March 11, 2011 EIS-0422: Record of Decision Bonneville Power Administration's Central Ferry-Lower Monumental 500-kilovolt Transmission Line Project January 12, 2011 EIS-0407: Record of Decision Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas November 29, 2010

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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February 18, 1999 February 18, 1999 EIS-0277: Record of Decision Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (February 1999) January 4, 1999 EIS-0183: Record of Decision Power Subscription Strategy (January 1999) December 1, 1998 EIS-0277: Record of Decision Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (December 1998) September 16, 1998 EIS-0255: Record of Decision Execution of Agreements to Install Additional Wind Turbines at the Wyoming Windpower Plant August 5, 1998 EIS-0200: Record of Decision (August 1998) Department of Energy's Waste Management Program: Treatment of Non-wastewater Hazardous Waste (August 1998) January 28, 1998 EIS-0268: Record of Decision

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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December 19, 2008 December 19, 2008 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Complex Transformation --Tritium Research and Development, Flight Test Operations, and Major Environmental Test Facilities December 19, 2008 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Complex Transformation-Operations Involving Plutonium, Uranium, and the Assembly and Disassembly of Nuclear Weapons December 10, 2008 EIS-0283: Amended Record of Decision Surplus Plutonium Disposition: Waste Solidification Building November 17, 2008 EIS-0399: Record of Decision Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. 230-kV Transmission Line Project November 6, 2008 EIS-0312: Record of Decision 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement with the Shoshone-Banock Tribes October 10, 2008 EIS-0369: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings

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R:\DECISION\0061.VBA  

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2003 2003 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Appeal Name of Petitioner: Bernard Cowan Date of Filing: July 18, 2002 Case Number: VBA-0061 On July 18, 2002, Argonne National Laboratory-West ("ANL" or "the contractor") filed an appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued by an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 CFR Part 708. Bernard Cowan, 28 DOE ¶ 87,023 (2002). The IAD found that the contractor retaliated against Bernard Cowan ("Cowan" or "the complainant"), an employee at ANL, for making disclosures protected under Part 708. The IAD ordered the contractor to reinstate Cowan, provide him with back pay, and reimburse him for the reasonable costs and expenses of prosecuting his

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R:\DECISION\0082.VBX  

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We did not find that LLNL had retaliated against Benson by We did not find that LLNL had retaliated against Benson by (i) assigning her to work on a different project; (ii) assigning her to work in a different building; or (iii) terminating her employment. January 14, 2003 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Supplemental Order Name of Case: Janet Benson Date of Filing: September 26, 2002 Case Number: VBX-0082 Janet Benson (Benson or Complainant) filed a Complaint of Retaliation alleging that her former employer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL or the Laboratory), retaliated against her for engaging in activity that is protected by 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program. On August 21, 2002, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy issued a Decision and Order

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Assessing the near-term risk of climate uncertainty : interdependencies among the U.S. States.  

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Policy makers will most likely need to make decisions about climate policy before climate scientists have resolved all relevant uncertainties about the impacts of climate change. This study demonstrates a risk-assessment methodology for evaluating uncertain future climatic conditions. We estimate the impacts from responses to climate change on U.S. state- and national-level economic activity from 2010 to 2050. To understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and to provide a near-term rationale for policy interventions to mitigate the course of climate change, we focus on precipitation, one of the most uncertain aspects of future climate change. We use results of the climate-model ensemble from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) as a proxy for representing climate uncertainty over the next 40 years, map the simulated weather from the climate models hydrologically to the county level to determine the physical consequences on economic activity at the state level, and perform a detailed 70-industry analysis of economic impacts among the interacting lower-48 states. We determine the industry-level contribution to the gross domestic product and employment impacts at the state level, as well as interstate population migration, effects on personal income, and consequences for the U.S. trade balance. We show that the mean or average risk of damage to the U.S. economy from climate change, at the national level, is on the order of $1 trillion over the next 40 years, with losses in employment equivalent to nearly 7 million full-time jobs.

Reinert, Rhonda K.; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Robinson, David B.; Backus, George A.; Fogelman, William; Cutler, Laura; Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick; Finely, Ray; Siirola, John; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Mitchiner, John Lovorn; Conrad, Stephen Hamilton; Kelic, Andjelka; Klise, Geoffrey T.; Strickland, James Hassler; Weddington, Anna Neila; Warren, Drake E.; Taylor, Mark A.; Loose, Verne W.; Richards, Elizabeth H.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Horschel, Daniel S.; Vargas, Vanessa N.; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Snyder, Lillian Annabelle; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Zagonel, Aldo A.; Reno, Marissa Devan; Trucano, Timothy Guy; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Roach, Jesse Dillon; Baker, Arnold Barry; Adams, Brian M.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the near-term risk of climate uncertainty : interdependencies among the U.S. states.  

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Policy makers will most likely need to make decisions about climate policy before climate scientists have resolved all relevant uncertainties about the impacts of climate change. This study demonstrates a risk-assessment methodology for evaluating uncertain future climatic conditions. We estimate the impacts of climate change on U.S. state- and national-level economic activity from 2010 to 2050. To understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and to provide a near-term rationale for policy interventions to mitigate the course of climate change, we focus on precipitation, one of the most uncertain aspects of future climate change. We use results of the climate-model ensemble from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report 4 (AR4) as a proxy for representing climate uncertainty over the next 40 years, map the simulated weather from the climate models hydrologically to the county level to determine the physical consequences on economic activity at the state level, and perform a detailed 70-industry analysis of economic impacts among the interacting lower-48 states. We determine the industry-level contribution to the gross domestic product and employment impacts at the state level, as well as interstate population migration, effects on personal income, and consequences for the U.S. trade balance. We show that the mean or average risk of damage to the U.S. economy from climate change, at the national level, is on the order of $1 trillion over the next 40 years, with losses in employment equivalent to nearly 7 million full-time jobs.

Loose, Verne W.; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Reinert, Rhonda K.; Backus, George A.; Warren, Drake E.; Zagonel, Aldo A.; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Klise, Geoffrey T.; Vargas, Vanessa N.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Zones | Department of Energy  

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Residential Buildings » Building America » Climate Zones Residential Buildings » Building America » Climate Zones Climate Zones Building America determines building practices based on climate zones to achieve the most energy savings in a home. This page offers some general guidelines on the definitions of the various climate regions based on heating degree-days, average temperatures, and precipitation. You can also view the Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County. Hot-Humid A hot-humid climate is generally defined as a region that receives more than 20 in. (50 cm) of annual precipitation and where one or both of the following occur: A 67°F (19.5°C) or higher wet bulb temperature for 3,000 or more hours during the warmest 6 consecutive months of the year; or A 73°F (23°C) or higher wet bulb temperature for 1,500 or more

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The potential impact of proposed hazardous air pollutant legislation on the US refining industry. Final report, Task 9  

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The Administration has recently submitted a Clean Air Act Bill to Congress which would significantly modify the regulatory treatment of industrial hazardous air pollutants (air toxics). The adverse economic impacts of this legislation on the petroleum refining industry could be substantial. Depending on how EPA interprets the legislative language, the capital costs of compliance for the proposed bill could range from $1.3 to $15.0 billion. At the upper end of the range, costs of this order of magnitude would be over 2.5 times larger than the combined estimated cost of EPAs gasoline volatility (RVP) regulations and the proposed diesel sulfur content regulations. Potential compliance costs could be as much as $0.40 per barrel processed for large, complex refineries and as much as $0.50 per barrel for some small, simple refineries. For perspective, total refining costs, including a normal return on investment, are $4--5 per barrel. Because foreign refineries supplying the US will not be affected by the US air toxics regulations, US refineries may not be able to raise prices sufficiently to recover their compliance costs. For this reason, the air toxic legislation may put US refineries at an economic disadvantage relative to foreign competitors. Even under the best petroleum product market conditions, costs of $0.40 to $0.50 per barrel processed could reduce US Gulf refiner cash operating margins by as much as 29 percent. Under less favorable market conditions, such as the mid-80`s when refiners were losing money, the hazardous air pollutant regulations could greatly increase US refiner operating losses and potentially lead to closure of some marginal refineries.

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1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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US National Climate Assessment (NCA) Scenarios for Assessing Our Climate Future: Issues and Methodological Perspectives Background Whitepaper for Participants  

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This whitepaper is intended to provide a starting point for discussion at a workshop for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) that focuses on the use and development of scenarios. The paper will provide background needed by participants in the workshop in order to review options for developing and using scenarios in NCA. The paper briefly defines key terms and establishes a conceptual framework for developing consistent scenarios across different end uses and spatial scales. It reviews uses of scenarios in past U.S. national assessments and identifies potential users of and needs for scenarios for both the report scheduled for release in June 2013 and to support an ongoing distributed assessment process in sectors and regions around the country. Because scenarios prepared for the NCA will need to leverage existing research, the paper takes account of recent scientific advances and activities that could provide needed inputs. Finally, it considers potential approaches for providing methods, data, and other tools for assessment participants. We note that the term 'scenarios' has many meanings. An important goal of the whitepaper (and portions of the workshop agenda) is pedagogical (i.e., to compare different meanings and uses of the term and make assessment participants aware of the need to be explicit about types and uses of scenarios). In climate change research, scenarios have been used to establish bounds for future climate conditions and resulting effects on human and natural systems, given a defined level of greenhouse gas emissions. This quasi-predictive use contrasts with the way decision analysts typically use scenarios (i.e., to consider how robust alternative decisions or strategies may be to variation in key aspects of the future that are uncertain). As will be discussed, in climate change research and assessment, scenarios describe a range of aspects of the future, including major driving forces (both human activities and natural processes), changes in climate and related environmental conditions (e.g., sea level), and evolution of societal capability to respond to climate change. This wide range of scenarios is needed because the implications of climate change for the environment and society depend not only on changes in climate themselves, but also on human responses. This degree of breadth introduces and number of challenges for communication and research.

Moss, Richard H.; Engle, Nathan L.; Hall, John; Jacobs, Kathy; Lempert, Rob; Mearns, L. O.; Melillo, Jerry; Mote, Phil; O'Brien, Sheila; Rosenzweig, C.; Ruane, Alex; Sheppard, Stephen; Vallario, Robert W.; Wiek, Arnim; Wilbanks, Thomas

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Documents: Program Planning and Decision Making  

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documents Program Planning and Decision Making PDF Icon Final Plan for the Conversion of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride 345 KB details PDF Icon Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride...

419

Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS™) Software ...  

The Facility Energy Decision System—or FEDS—Software is a user-friendly, menu-driven, Windows-based software program that provides a comprehensive ...

420

Reinforcement learning signals predict future decisions  

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The neural basis of human error processing: reinforcementof human anterior cingulate cortex microdomains to errorprediction errors of the model and human ERPs to decision

Cohen, Michael X; Ranganath, Charan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Sustainable Decisions Using the KONVERGENCE Framework  

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Hundreds of contaminated facilities and sites must be cleaned up. “Cleanup” includes decommissioning, environmental restoration, and waste management. Cleanup can be complex, expensive, risky, and time-consuming. Decisions are often controversial, can stall or be blocked, and are sometimes re-done - some before implementation, some decades later. Making and keeping decisions with long time horizons involves special difficulties and requires new approaches, including: • New ways (mental model) to analyze and visualize the problem, • Awareness of the option to shift strategy or reframe from a single decision to an adaptable network of decisions, and • Improved tactical processes that account for several challenges. These include the following: • Stakeholder values are a more fundamental basis for decision making and keeping than “meeting regulations.” • Late-entry players and future generations will question decisions. • People may resist making “irreversible” decisions. • People need “compelling reasons” to take action in the face of uncertainties. Our project goal is to make cleanup decisions easier to make, implement, keep, and sustain. By sustainability, we mean decisions that work better over the entire time-period—from when a decision is made, through implementation, to its end point. That is, alternatives that can be kept “as is” or adapted as circumstances change. Increased attention to sustainability and adaptability may decrease resistance to making and implementing decisions. Our KONVERGENCE framework addresses these challenges. The framework is based on a mental model that states: where Knowledge, Values, and Resources converge (the K, V, R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision. We define these areas or universes as follows: • Knowledge: what is known about the problem and possible solutions? • Values: what is important to those affected by the decision? • Resources: what is available to implement possible solutions or improve knowledge? This mental model helps analyze and visualize what is happening as decisions are made and kept. Why is there disagreement? Is there movement toward konvergence? Is a past decision drifting out of konvergence? The framework includes strategic improvements, i.e., expand the spectrum of alternatives to include adaptable alternatives and decision networks. It includes tactical process improvements derived from experience, values, and relevant literature. This paper includes diagnosis and medication (suggested path forward) for intractable cases.

Piet, Steven James; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Kerr, Thomas A; Nitschke, Robert Leon; Dakins, Maxine Ellen

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

DSOM (Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance ...  

Summary. Operations and maintenance (O&M) can make or break a business - especially with today's rising energy costs. DSOM® (Decision Support for ...

423

Generalized Decision Rule Approximations for Stochastic ...  

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the exploration of additional application areas. The main ... nonlinear decision rules in the context of a dynamic production planning problem in Section 7.

424

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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February 12, 2004 EIS-0350: Record of Decision Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico January 12, 2004...

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IRS Actions on Decisions | Data.gov  

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digital@treasury.gov Unique Identifier TREAS-4430 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.irs.govapppicklistlistactionsOnDecisions.html Data Download URL...

426

SINGULARLY PERTURBED MARKOV DECISION PROCESSES: A ...  

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Markov decision processes, multiscale modeling, multigrid methods, weak and ...... a link between the corrected value function vh and the current incumbent vh.

427

Energy Savings and NOx Emissions Reduction Potential from the 2012 Federal Legislation to Phase Out Incandescent Lamps in Texas  

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This report provides detailed information about the potential savings from the 2012 Federal Legislation to phase out incandescent lamps and the NOx emissions reduction from the replacement of incandescent bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL). In Texas, this analysis includes the savings estimates from both the annual and Ozone Season Day (OSD) NOx reductions. The NOx emissions reduction in this analysis are calculated using estimated emissions factors for 2007 from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) eGRID database, which had been specially prepared for this purpose.

Liu, Zi; Baltazar, Juan Carlos; Haberl, Jeff; Soman, Rohit

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welcome to Climate VISION  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Program Mission Program Mission Private Sector Initiatives Asia Pacific Partnership ClimateTechnology.gov Resources and Links 1605(b) Site Map Technology Pathways Contact Us News and Events How to Participate Voluntary Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States [ More News ] Recent News RSS Feed RECENT NEWS AND EVENTS July 20, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy at First Clean Energy Ministerial Learn more Fact Sheet (PDF 76 KB) July 20, 2010 Government and corporate leaders announced a new public-private partnership, Global Superior Energy Performancecm at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington D.C. Learn more Fact Sheet (PDF 124 KB) June 20, 2010 Seventh Meeting of the Leaders' Representatives of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate

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Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

on Major Economies Forum Declaration on Major Economies Forum Declaration G-8 Press Conference Room L'Aquila, Italy July 9, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) THE PRESIDENT: Buona sera, good afternoon. We have just finished a productive meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change, and I'd like to begin by recognizing Prime Minister Berlusconi for co-chairing this forum, as well as the extraordinary hospitality that he, his team, and the people of L'Aquila and the people of Italy have shown us during this stay. We are very grateful to all of you. I also want to thank the 17 other leaders who participated. We had a candid and open discussion about the growing threat of climate change and what our nations must do -- both individually and collectively -- to address it. And while we don't expect to solve this problem in one

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Climate Funds Update | Open Energy Information  

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Funds Update Funds Update Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Funds Update Agency/Company /Organization Overseas Development Institute, The Green Political Foundation Sector Climate Topics Finance Resource Type Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.climatefundsupdate. References Climate Funds Update[1] Abstract Climate Funds Update is an independent website that provides information on the growing number of international climate finance initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change. Climate Funds Update Screenshot "Climate Funds Update is an independent website that provides information on the growing number of international climate finance initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change."

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Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate & Environment Climate & Environment Climate Change Science Institute Earth and Aquatic Sciences Ecosystem Science Environmental Data Science and Systems Energy, Water and Ecosystem Engineering Human Health Risk and Environmental Analysis Renewable Energy Systems Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Areas | Climate & Environment | Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and inform policy on the outcomes of climate change responses. The Climate Change Science Institute is an inter-disciplinary, cross-directorate research organization created in 2009 to advance climate change science research. More than 100 researchers from the Computing and

432

Modeling the near-term risk of climate uncertainty : interdependencies among the U.S. states.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decisions made to address climate change must start with an understanding of the risk of an uncertain future to human systems, which in turn means understanding both the consequence as well as the probability of a climate induced impact occurring. In other words, addressing climate change is an exercise in risk-informed policy making, which implies that there is no single correct answer or even a way to be certain about a single answer; the uncertainty in future climate conditions will always be present and must be taken as a working-condition for decision making. In order to better understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and to provide a near-term rationale for policy interventions, this study estimates the impacts from responses to climate change on U.S. state- and national-level economic activity by employing a risk-assessment methodology for evaluating uncertain future climatic conditions. Using the results from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) as a proxy for climate uncertainty, changes in hydrology over the next 40 years were mapped and then modeled to determine the physical consequences on economic activity and to perform a detailed 70-industry analysis of the economic impacts among the interacting lower-48 states. The analysis determines industry-level effects, employment impacts at the state level, interstate population migration, consequences to personal income, and ramifications for the U.S. trade balance. The conclusions show that the average risk of damage to the U.S. economy from climate change is on the order of $1 trillion over the next 40 years, with losses in employment equivalent to nearly 7 million full-time jobs. Further analysis shows that an increase in uncertainty raises this risk. This paper will present the methodology behind the approach, a summary of the underlying models, as well as the path forward for improving the approach.

Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Backus, George A.; Warren, Drake E.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Carbon dioxide and climate  

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Scientific and public interest in greenhouse gases, climate warming, and global change virtually exploded in 1988. The Department's focused research on atmospheric CO{sub 2} contributed sound and timely scientific information to the many questions produced by the groundswell of interest and concern. Research projects summarized in this document provided the data base that made timely responses possible, and the contributions from participating scientists are genuinely appreciated. In the past year, the core CO{sub 2} research has continued to improve the scientific knowledge needed to project future atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations, to estimate climate sensitivity, and to assess the responses of vegetation to rising concentrations of CO{sub 2} and to climate change. The Carbon Dioxide Research Program's goal is to develop sound scientific information for policy formulation and governmental action in response to changes of atmospheric CO{sub 2}. The Program Summary describes projects funded by the Carbon Dioxide Research Program during FY 1990 and gives a brief overview of objectives, organization, and accomplishments.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Assessment of Regional Climate Change and Development of Climate Adaptation Decision Aids in the Southwestern United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the next 10–50 years, policy makers in the southwestern United States are faced with complex planning and policy issues associated with increasing water and energy demand as a result of warmer temperatures and reduced availability of water, ...

Kremena Darmenova; Duane Apling; Glenn Higgins; Philip Hayes; Heather Kiley

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Semi-Structured Decision Processes: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human-Automation Decision Systems  

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The purpose of this work is to improve understanding of existing and proposed decision systems, ideally to improve the design of future systems. A "decision system" is defined as a collection of

Kaliardos, William N.

436

Making Sustainable Decisions Using The KONVERGENCE Framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hundreds of contaminated facilities and sites must be cleaned up. ''Cleanup'' includes decommissioning, environmental restoration, and waste management. Cleanup can be complex, expensive, risky, and time-consuming. Decisions are often controversial, can stall or be blocked, and are sometimes re-done--some before implementation, some decades later. Making and keeping decisions with long time horizons involves special difficulties and requires new approaches. Our project goal is to make cleanup decisions easier to make, implement, keep, and sustain. By sustainability, we mean decisions that work better over the entire time-period-from when a decision is made, through implementation, to its end point. That is, alternatives that can be kept ''as is'' or adapted as circumstances change. Increased attention to sustainability and adaptability may decrease resistance to making and implementing decisions. Our KONVERGENCE framework addresses these challenges. The framework is based on a mental model that states: where Knowledge, Values, and Resources converge (the K, V, R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision. We define these areas or universes as follows: (1) Knowledge: what is known about the problem and possible solutions? (2) Values: what is important to those affected by the decision? (3) Resources: what is available to implement possible solutions or improve knowledge? This mental model helps analyze and visualize what is happening as decisions are made and kept. Why is there disagreement? Is there movement toward konvergence? Is a past decision drifting out of konvergence? The framework includes strategic improvements, i.e., expand the spectrum of alternatives to include adaptable alternatives and decision networks. It includes tactical process improvements derived from experience, values, and relevant literature. This paper includes diagnosis and medication (suggested path forward) for intractable cases.

Piet, S. J.; Gibson, P. L.; Joe, J. C.; Kerr, T. A.; Nitschke, R. L.; Dakins, M. E.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Climate Neutral Research Campuses - Implementing the Climate Action  

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Implementing the Climate Action Plan Implementing the Climate Action Plan When implementing climate action plans on research campuses, two important and related questions must be answered. How do we pay for climate actions? And, who will manage and oversee implementation of the plan? The answer to each question will be specific to your campus. Narrow climate action plans focus on incremental savings through low-cost and voluntary measures. This approach begs the question about what should be done after the short-term, incremental improvements are completed. In contrast, a portfolio approach can help achieve deep reductions in energy consumption and move toward campus-wide climate neutrality. Build a Portfolio After considering a wide array of individual measures, a single portfolio is created for implementation. This approach allows research campuses to

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The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change  

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role of solar absorption in climate and role of solar absorption in climate and climate change William Collins UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab with Andrew Conley, David Fillmore, and Phil Rasch National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado, USA 2 Prior Research on Absorption and Climate Field Experiments: * Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment * Indian Ocean Experiment Modeling studies of clouds: * The color of the planet * Climate with enhanced cloud absorption Synthesis of models and aerosol observations: * Development of aerosol assimilation * Application to aerosol/climate interactions 3 Natural and anthropogenic aerosols India, March 2000 California, October 2003 Africa, March 2003 4 Historical and projected sulfate emissions * Emissions from India have tripled in last 20 years of 20 th century..

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The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change  

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1 The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change William Collins UC Berkeley alter the radiative energy budget of the climate. · We will focus on solar reflection, absorption.43 -0.84 CO2 0.31 0.04 -0.31 (CH4) 0.22 0.40 -0.53 Change in Shortwave Absorption (2000-1860) Solar CH4

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Evidence and belief in regulatory decisions - Incorporating expected utility into decision modelling  

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Recent changes in the assessment and management of risks has had the effect that greater importance has been placed on relationships between individuals and within groups to inform decision making. In this paper, we provide the theoretical underpinning ... Keywords: Decision support, Evidence support logic, Expected utility, Group decision making, Risk, TESLATM, Uncertainty

J. Li; G. J. Davies; G. Kendall; E. Soane; R. Bai; S. A. Rocks; S. J. T. Pollard

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Respective Roles of Risk and Decision Analyses in Decision Support  

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Decision support models help structure and inform complex choices under uncertainty. Two classic models are risk analysis and decision analysis. Risk analysis is understood here as risk characterization, and in some cases, the identification and benefit ... Keywords: decision analysis, preferences, probability, risk analysis, uncertainty, utility

M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell; Robin L. Dillon

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Property:NEPA Decision | Open Energy Information  

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Decision Decision Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Decision Property Type Page Description Files documenting decisions on NEPA Docs This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "NEPA Decision" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) B BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01 + BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310 EA DR and FONSI.pdf + D DOE-EA-1621 + CX-001816.pdf + DOE-EA-1733 + CX-002924.pdf + DOE-EA-1961 + Kalispell-Kerr EA Determination Memo.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2010-0006-EA + DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2010-0006-EA DECISION.pdf +, DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2010-0006-EA CONDITIONS.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0001-EA + Coyote Canyon Decision Record March 2011.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0514-EA + DOI-BLM-C010-2011-0514-EA-DR.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0516-EA + DixieMeadows DecisionRecord 01 17 12.pdf +

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Selected Research Issues in Decision Support Databases  

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A flurry of buzzwords awaits anyone investigating database technology for decision support: data warehouse, multidimensional and dimensional database, on-line analytical processing, star schema, slicing, dicing, drill-down and roll-up. We introduce ... Keywords: data warehouse, databases, decision-support, dimensional, multidimensional

David Maier; Mary Edie Meredith; Leonard Shapiro

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Using arguments for making and explaining decisions  

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Arguments play two different roles in day life decisions, as well as in the discussion of more crucial issues. Namely, they help to select one or several alternatives, or to explain and justify an already adopted choice. This paper proposes the first ... Keywords: Argumentation, Decision making

Leila Amgoud; Henri Prade

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Decision Support Systems  

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An effective protection of our environment is largely dependent on the quality of the available information used to make an appropriate decision. Problems arise when the quantities of available information are huge and nonuniform (i.e., coming from many ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, environmental decision support systems, problem solving

U. Cortés; M. Sànchez-Marrè; L. Ceccaroni; I. R-Roda; M. Poch

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Algebric Decision Diagrams and Their Applications  

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In this paper we present theory and experimental results on Algebraic Decision Diagrams. These diagrams extend BDDs by allowing values from an arbitrary finite domain to be associated with the terminal nodes of the diagram. We present a treatment ... Keywords: decision diagrams, graph algorithms, linear algebra

R. I. Bahar; E. A. Frohm; C. M. Gaona; G. D. Hachtel; E. Macii; A. Pardo; F. Somenzi

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions  

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Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energyin.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Permitting, Siting and Analysis Division #12;Resource and Transmission ExpansionResource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in WREZ

448

Decision support for containing pandemic propagation  

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This research addresses complexities inherent in dynamic decision making settings represented by global disasters such as influenza pandemics. By coupling a theoretically grounded Equation-Based Modeling (EBM) approach with more practically nuanced Agent-Based ... Keywords: Dynamic decision making, multiagent simulation, pandemics, public health, resource allocation

Hina Arora; T. S. Raghu; Ajay Vinze

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Climate VISION: News - DOE Releases Climate Change Technology...  

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and Climate, Methane to Markets Partnership, and the International Partnership for a Hydrogen Economy. The Plan sets six complementary goals: (1) reducing emissions from energy...

450

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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August 9, 2000 August 9, 2000 EIS-0305: Record of Decision Treating Transuranic (TRU)/Alpha Low-Level Waste at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 1, 2000 EIS-0279: Record of Decision Savannah River Site Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement, Aiken, South Carolina July 19, 2000 EIS-0218: Revision to the Record of Decision Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel July 1, 2000 EIS-0285: Record of Decision Transmission System Vegetation Management Program March 20, 2000 EIS-0293: Record of Decision Conveyance and Transfer of Certain Land Tracts Administered by the Department of Energy and Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico February 25, 2000

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BC TIPS - Hot-Humid Climate: New Orleans  

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Hot-Humid Climate: New Orleans Hot-Humid Climate: New Orleans Building Technologies Program The U.S. Department of Energy's Builders Challenge recognizes quality homes that also save you money. U.S. homebuilders from all areas of the country report growing buyer interest in energy-efficient houses, yet buyers often lack basic information that can help them make informed decisions. How can homebuyers tell exceptional energy performance from average energy performance? And how do they figure out just what that difference will mean in their energy bills? Spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Builders Challenge is a voluntary effort to address these consumer questions. The Builders

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Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable transport: a sourcebook for policy-makers in developing cities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable transport: a sourcebook for policy-makers in developing cities Agency/Company /Organization: gtz- Transport Policy Advisory Services, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Focus Area: Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure Topics: Analysis Tools Resource Type: Reports, Journal Articles, & Tools Website: www.giz.de/Themen/en/dokumente/gtz2010-en-adapting-urban-transport-to- This sourcebook addresses the key areas of a sustainable transport policy

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Atmospheric greenhouse effect and climates on various planets  

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The greenhouse effect of the planetary atmospheres is considered and its evolution as a result of variations in the chemical composition and in gas abundances of the atmospheres as well as in the chemical composition, size distribution and concentration of aerosol components. A computer modelling gave the values of the greenhouse effect of the atmospheres of the Earth, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Titan. It is shown that the atmospheric greenhouse effect plays a decisive role in the formation of the planetary climates and that it has substantially changed in the process of the planetary evolution. The greenhouse effect mechanism has always been and still is a major factor of the mean global planetary climate.

Kondratev, K.Y.; Moskalenko, N.I.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Benton County, Tennessee ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone | Open...  

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Tennessee ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone Jump to: navigation, search County Climate Zone Place Benton County, Tennessee ASHRAE Standard ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone Number Climate...

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Benton County, Minnesota ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone | Open...  

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Minnesota ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone Jump to: navigation, search County Climate Zone Place Benton County, Minnesota ASHRAE Standard ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone Number Climate...

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Benton County, Washington ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone | Open...  

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Washington ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone Jump to: navigation, search County Climate Zone Place Benton County, Washington ASHRAE Standard ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone Number Climate...

457

The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for  

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The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Bridging the Gap Focus Area: Standards - Incentives - Policies - Regulations Topics: Policy Impacts Website: www.transport2012.org/bridging/ressources/documents/1/556,Copenhagen_r This paper provides a brief overview of the outcome of the UN conference and a discussion of the implications of decisions made there in respect to the transport sector, and how transport can play a more defining role in addressing climate change. The aim of this paper is to identify opportunities and challenges arising from the outcomes of COP15 to better

458

Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its  

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Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Bridging the Gap Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.transport2012.org/bridging/ressources/documents/1/556,Copenhagen_r References: Bridging the Gap-The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copehagen and its Implications for the Land Transport Sector[1] "This paper provides a brief overview of the outcome of the UN conference and a discussion of the implications of decisions made there in respect to

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An exploration of options and functions of climate technology centres and  

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exploration of options and functions of climate technology centres and exploration of options and functions of climate technology centres and networks Jump to: navigation, search The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated on this study. The paper provides an in-depth evaluation of options for the design of climate technology centres and networks, building from a review of existing centres and networks. The paper also evaluates potential implementation approaches and activities for the functions defined for the climate technology centre and network in the draft UNFCCC technology decision that will be further considered at COP-16. This paper responds to a request to UNEP from the UNFCCC Expert Group on

460

Climate Registry Information System | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Registry Information System Climate Registry Information System Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Registry Information System Agency/Company /Organization: The Climate Registry Sector: Climate Focus Area: Greenhouse Gas Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: www.theclimateregistry.org/climate-registry-information-system-cris/ Web Application Link: www.theclimateregistry.org/climate-registry-information-systhttps://ww Cost: Free References: General Reporting Protocol[1] The Climate Registry Information System (CRIS) is the official online greenhouse gas calculation, reporting, and verifcation tool for The Climate Registry, a North American registry through which members voluntarily

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461

Earthwatch: The climate from space  

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This concise textbook shows how observations from satellites can be used to derive variables important to the monitoring of the climate system. The aim of this book is not to provide a rigorous treatment of climate or of remote sensing and instrumentation, but to attempt to integrate the different disciplines at a level appropriate for undergraduate students of meteorology. The general topics covered are as follows: components of the climate system, basic physical laws (radiations and radiative transfer), current climate issues (greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, Southern Oscillations), remote sensing techniques, and operational principles of sensors aboard space platforms.

Harries, J.E.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Renewable Energy and Climate Change  

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Renewable Energy and Climate Change Symposium in Honor of 2009 and 2010 ACS Fellows in the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division Helena Chum, NREL Research Fellow August...

463

First National Climate Assessment (2000)  

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Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally First National...

464

CDIAC Climate Data: Available Variables  

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Climate Variables Available in CDIAC Data Products Temperature Precipitation Cloudiness Sunshine Duration Snowfall and Snow Depth Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Moisture Surface...

465

Climate Action Plan (South Carolina)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Governor Sanford issued Executive Order 2007-04 on February 16, 2007, establishing the South Carolina Climate, Energy & Commerce Advisory Committee (CECAC).

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Climate Action Plan (New Mexico)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Recognizing the profound implications that global warming and climate variation could have on the economy, environment and quality of life in the Southwest, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson...

467

Climate Strategy | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

firm specialising in projects in clean energy, energy efficiency, environment and sustainability. References Climate Strategy1 LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No...

468

Expectations of Indoor Climate Control  

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a hot-humid climate, ASHRAE Trans.. 100(2) (1994). [7] A .isothermal environments, ASHRAE Trans. , 100 (2) (1994) 14.

Fountain, M.; Brager, G.; de Dear, Richard

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research  

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility was established in 1990 to improve...

470

ARM Climate Research Facility  

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banner banner Home | People | Site Index Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy About Science Campaigns Sites Instruments Measurements Data News Publications Education Become a User Recovery Act Mission FAQ Outreach Displays History Organization Participants Facility Statistics Forms Contacts Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings Propose a Campaign Submitting Proposals: Guidelines Featured Campaigns Campaign Data List of Campaigns Aerial Facility Eastern North Atlantic Mobile Facilities North Slope of Alaska Southern Great Plains Tropical Western Pacific Location Table Contacts Instrument Datastreams Value-Added Products PI Data Products Field Campaign Data Related Data

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ARM Climate Research Facility  

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3 3 ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Chitra Sivaraman October 2011 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or

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Comments on climate change scenario development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A short review is presented of progress in climate change scenario development. Sources of uncertainty are discussed. Critical assessment of climate models for their veracity in describing the present climate is considered essential. Methods of deriving ... Keywords: Climate change, Global climate models, Greenhouse effect, Scenarios

A. B. Pittock

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Communicating Analytic Results: A Tutorial for Decision Consultants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Good analysis alone may not achieve the goals of decision analysis (DA) engagements. Good communication of the results of that analysis can help stakeholders understand, accept, and implement the recommended course of action. Practitioners can use decision-analytic ... Keywords: analysis, communication of decision analysis insights, decision analysis, decision consulting, modeling

Jeffrey M. Keisler; Patrick S. Noonan

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment Hydrology, Earth Science and Climate  

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GRACE Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment Hydrology, Earth Science and Climate Ole Baltazar of blood cell Delivers 10-Day / Monthly gravity field From 2002 Onwards Study gravity field changes | side 6 Range responds to Gravity #12;GRACE science results | 28. November 2007 | OA | side 7 Variations

Mosegaard, Klaus

475

Climate Sensitivity of the Community Climate System Model, Version 4  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Equilibrium climate sensitivity of the Community Climate System Model, version 4 (CCSM4) is 3.20°C for 1° horizontal resolution in each component. This is about a half degree Celsius higher than in the previous version (CCSM3). The transient ...

C. M. Bitz; K. M. Shell; P. R. Gent; D. A. Bailey; G. Danabasoglu; K. C. Armour; M. M. Holland; J. T. Kiehl

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Evaluating climate models: Should we use weather or climate observations?  

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Calling the numerical models that we use for simulations of climate change 'climate models' is a bit of a misnomer. These 'general circulation models' (GCMs, AKA global climate models) and their cousins the 'regional climate models' (RCMs) are actually physically-based weather simulators. That is, these models simulate, either globally or locally, daily weather patterns in response to some change in forcing or boundary condition. These simulated weather patterns are then aggregated into climate statistics, very much as we aggregate observations into 'real climate statistics'. Traditionally, the output of GCMs has been evaluated using climate statistics, as opposed to their ability to simulate realistic daily weather observations. At the coarse global scale this may be a reasonable approach, however, as RCM's downscale to increasingly higher resolutions, the conjunction between weather and climate becomes more problematic. We present results from a series of present-day climate simulations using the WRF ARW for domains that cover North America, much of Latin America, and South Asia. The basic domains are at a 12 km resolution, but several inner domains at 4 km have also been simulated. These include regions of complex topography in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Sri Lanka, as well as a region of low topography and fairly homogeneous land surface type (the U.S. Great Plains). Model evaluations are performed using standard climate analyses (e.g., reanalyses; NCDC data) but also using time series of daily station observations. Preliminary results suggest little difference in the assessment of long-term mean quantities, but the variability on seasonal and interannual timescales is better described. Furthermore, the value-added by using daily weather observations as an evaluation tool increases with the model resolution.

Oglesby, Robert J [ORNL; Erickson III, David J [ORNL

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Category:ASHRAE Climate Zones | Open Energy Information  

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ASHRAE Climate Zones ASHRAE Climate Zones Jump to: navigation, search Climate Zones defined in the ASHRAE 169-2006 standards. Pages in category "ASHRAE Climate Zones" The following 30 pages are in this category, out of 30 total. C Climate Zone 1A Climate Zone 1B Climate Zone 2A Climate Zone 2B Climate Zone 3A Climate Zone 3B Climate Zone 3C Climate Zone 4A Climate Zone 4B Climate Zone 4C C cont. Climate Zone 5A Climate Zone 5B Climate Zone 5C Climate Zone 6A Climate Zone 6B Climate Zone 7A Climate Zone 7B Climate Zone 8A Climate Zone 8B Climate Zone Number 1 C cont. Climate Zone Number 2 Climate Zone Number 3 Climate Zone Number 4 Climate Zone Number 5 Climate Zone Number 6 Climate Zone Number 7 Climate Zone Number 8 Climate Zone Subtype A Climate Zone Subtype B Climate Zone Subtype C Retrieved from

478

Statistical Principles for Climate Change Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Statistical principles underlying “fingerprint” methods for detecting a climate change signal above natural climate variations and attributing the potential signal to specific anthropogenic forcings are discussed. The climate change problem is ...

Richard A. Levine; L. Mark Berliner

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

The Dynamics of Warm and Cold Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The atmospheric dynamics of five different climate simulations with the GISS GCM are compared to investigate the changes that occur as climate warms or cools. There are two ice age simulations, the current and doubled CO2 climates, and a ...

D. Rind

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Toward a Policy for Climate Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current increases in the understanding of climatic processes, the availability of climate predictions, and the assessment of climatic impacts indicate that development of public policy to mitigate adverse impacts and enhance beneficial ones is ...

Peter J. Robinson; Howard L. Hill

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

The Climate Analysis Center's User Information Service  

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A wide variety of current climate products are being developed, produced, and disseminated to a diverse group of users by the Climate Analysis Center (CAC). The Climate Assessment Data Base (CADB), a major resource used to generate many of these ...

Frederick G. Finger; James D. Laver; Kenneth H. Bergman; Vernon L. Patterson

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

State of the Climate in 2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The State of the Climate 2005 report summarizes global and regional climate conditions and places them, where possible, into the context of historical records. Descriptions and analyses of notable climatic anomalies, both global and regional, ...

K. A. Shein

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Methods and Resources for Climate Impacts Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The prediction of climate variability and change requires the use of a range of simulation models. Multiple climate model simulations are needed to sample the inherent uncertainties in seasonal to centennial prediction. Because climate models are ...

Andrew Juan Challinor; Tom Osborne; Len Shaffrey; Hilary Weller; Andy Morse; Tim Wheeler; Pier Luigi Vidale

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Climate Effects on Corn Yield in Missouri  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding climate effects on crop yield has been a continuous endeavor aiming at improving farming technology and management strategy, minimizing negative climate effects, and maximizing positive climate effects on yield. Many studies have ...

Qi Hu; Gregory Buyanovsky

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Second National Climate Assessment: Companion Materials  

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Working Groups Budget Strategic Plan Related Federal Climate Efforts What We Do Study Climate & Global Change Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our...

486

Second National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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Working Groups Budget Strategic Plan Related Federal Climate Efforts What We Do Study Climate & Global Change Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our...

487

Why We Should Monitor the Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A successful global climate monitoring system must fulfill clear societal objectives. For some aspects of climate monitoring, the societal goals are understood and are clearly stated, but long-term, decadal/centennial climate predictions have, in ...

Richard Goody; James Anderson; Thomas Karl; Roberta Balstad Miller; Gerald North; Joanne Simpson; Graeme Stephens; Warren Washington

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Achieving Climate Change Absolute Accuracy in Orbit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) mission will provide a calibration laboratory in orbit for the purpose of accurately measuring and attributing climate change. CLARREO measurements establish new climate change ...

Bruce A. Wielicki; D. F. Young; M. G. Mlynczak; K. J. Thome; S. Leroy; J. Corliss; J. G. Anderson; C.O. Ao; R. Bantges; F. Best; K. Bowman; H. Brindley; J. J. Butler; W. Collins; J. A. Dykema; D. R. Doelling; D. R. Feldman; N. Fox; X. Huang; R. Holz; Y. Huang; Z. Jin; D. Jennings; D. G. Johnson; K. Jucks; S. Kato; D. B. Kirk-Davidoff; R. Knuteson; G. Kopp; D. P. Kratz; X. Liu; C. Lukashin; A. J. Mannucci; N. Phojanamongkolkij; P. Pilewskie; V. Ramaswamy; H. Revercomb; J. Rice; Y. Roberts; C. M. Roithmayr; F. Rose; S. Sandford; E. L. Shirley; W.L. Smith; Sr.; B. Soden; P. W. Speth; W. Sun; P.C. Taylor; D. Tobin; X. Xiong

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A Nonlinear Dynamical Perspective on Climate Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A nonlinear dynamical perspective on climate prediction is outlined, based on a treatment of climate as the attractor of a nonlinear dynamical system D with distinct quasi-stationary regimes. The main application is toward anthropogenic climate ...

T. N. Palmer

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Climate Drift in the CMIP3 Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Even in the absence of external forcing, climate models often exhibit long-term trends that cannot be attributed to natural variability. This so-called climate drift arises for various reasons including the following: perturbations to the climate ...

Alexander Sen Gupta; Les C. Muir; Jaclyn N. Brown; Steven J. Phipps; Paul J. Durack; Didier Monselesan; Susan E. Wijffels

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addition of coal mining regulations to the Computer-Aided Environmental Legislative Data System (CELDS). Final report  

SciTech Connect

Department of Energy (DOE)-specific regulations on mining have been added to the Computer-Aided Environmental Legislative Data System (CELDS), an online, interactive database developed by the US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL). CELDS indexes and abstracts environmental regulations of the federal government and the 50 states. Included now are coal mining regulations for the federal government and those states having Department of Interior approval for their mining programs. The coal mining regulations cover federal regulatory programs for surface mining and underground mining of coal on Federal, Indian, and private lands. A draft thesaurus of mining terms has been developed. This thesaurus, which will be merged into the existing CELDS thersaurus, will be used to index CELDS records which cover coal mining regulations. The thesaurus terms cover both coal mining technology and environmental impacts of coal mining.

Webster, R.D.; Herrick, E.; Grieme, M.T.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addition of coal mining regulations to the Computer-Aided Environmental Legislative Data System (CELDS). Final report  

SciTech Connect

Department of Energy (DOE)-specific regulations on mining have been added to the Computer-Aided Environmental Legislative Data System (CELDS), an online, interactive database developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL). CELDS indexes and abstracts environmental regulations of the Federal government and the 50 states. Included now are coal mining regulations for the Federal government and those states having Department of Interior approval for their mining programs. The coal mining regulations cover Federal regulatory programs for surface mining and underground mining of coal on Federal, Indian, and private lands. A draft thesaurus of mining terms has been developed. This thesaurus, which will be merged into the existing CELDS thesaurus, will be used to index CELDS records which cover coal mining regulations. The thesaurus terms cover both coal mining technology and environmental impacts of coal mining.

Webster, R.D.; Herrick, E.; Grieme, M.T.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Dynamic Decision-Making in Logic Programming and Game Theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a framework for decision making with circumstance-dependent preferences and decisions. This formalism, called Ordered Choice Logic Programming, allows decisions that comprise multiple alternatives, which become available only when a choice ...

Marina De Vos; Dirk Vermeir

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

EIS-0377: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Record of Decision EIS-0377: Record of Decision Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project Department of Energy announces its record of decision for the Big Stone II Power...

495

Multi-level decision-based system architecting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Decision-based system architecting represents a complex system as a set of interconnected decisions that a .system architect can make about the trade space. Modeling a system using decision-based frameworks allows the ...

Guest, Arthur N. (Arthur Norman)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Physical Impacts of Climate Change on the Western US Electricity System: A Scoping Study  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an exploratory study of the possible physical impacts of climate change on the electric power system, and how these impacts could be incorporated into resource planning in the Western United States. While many aspects of climate change and energy have been discussed in the literature, there has not yet been a systematic review of the relationship between specific physical effects and the quantitative analyses that are commonly used in planning studies. The core of the problem is to understand how the electric system is vulnerable to physical weather risk, and how to make use of information from climate models to characterize the way these risks may evolve over time, including a treatment of uncertainty. In this paper, to provide the necessary technical background in climate science, we present an overview of the basic physics of climate and explain some of the methodologies used in climate modeling studies, particularly the importance of emissions scenarios. We also provide a brief survey of recent climate-related studies relevant to electric system planning in the Western US. To define the institutional context, we discuss the core elements of the resource and reliability planning processes used currently by utilities and by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. To illustrate more precisely how climate-related risk could be incorporated into modeling exercises, we discuss three idealized examples. Overall, we argue that existing methods of analysis can and should be extended to encompass the uncertainties related to future climate. While the focus here is on risk related to physical impacts, the same principles apply to a consideration of how future climate change policy decisions might impact the design and functioning of the electric grid. We conclude with some suggestions and recommendations on how to begin developing this approach within the existing electric system planning framework for the West.

Coughlin, Katie; Goldman, Charles

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

climate change | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

climate change climate change Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), presents summer and winter precipitation for England and Wales, and the percent change from the baseline (1961 - 1990 average). The original source of the data is the Hadley Centre. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change precipitation UK Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 1 Excel file: Precipitation, 1874 - 2009 (xls, 68.1 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment (Does not have "National Statistics" status) Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 1874 - 2009 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below

498

Educational Global Climate Change Links  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Educational Global Climate Change Links Educational Global Climate Change Links Evidence of the importance of global climate change to the future generation is reflected in the increasing number of queries CDIAC receives from students and educators, from a range of educational levels. We have compiled a listing of some sites that we hope will be of interest and of use to those looking for information, fun, ideas, and ways that they can make a difference. These links were chosen because we have found them useful in responding to those with inquiring minds. These links will take the user outside of CDIAC, and are by no means comprehensive. We are not responsible for the content or intent of these outside links. Tools you can use! NOAA's Global Climate Dashboard - The Global Climate Dashboard is

499

Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies Speaker(s): Tina Kaarsberg Date: April 27, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Jayant Sathaye This talk examines the potential for several types of technologies that hitherto have not been a focus of U.S. climate technology planning. It was inspired by the latest climate science data and modeling which suggest that an abrupt warming (+10oF in 10 years), is an increasingly plausible scenario. The technologies described in the session rapidly reduce the risk of climate change and increase our ability to respond quickly. All of the technologies also have other public benefits. (Summary follows): For more information about this seminar, please contact: JoAnne Lambert 510.486.4835, or send e-mail to JMLambert@lbl.gov

500

Multiattribute Decision Making by Sequential Resource Allocation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, California (Received November 1978;accepted July 1979) A new approach is proposed for addressing decision by inspection. Our experience indicates that these resource allocation tasks are considerably simpler and more

Oren, Shmuel S.