Powered by Deep Web Technologies
Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


1

China's Pathways to Achieving 40percent 45percent Reduction in CO2 Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy and Carbon Emission Outlook to 2050. ” Berkeley, CA:of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings2 Sectoral Outlook and

Zheng, Nina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

2

China's Pathways to Achieving 40% ~ 45% Reduction in CO{sub 2} Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential  

SciTech Connect

Achieving China’s goal of reducing its carbon intensity (CO{sub 2} per unit of GDP) by 40% to 45% percent below 2005 levels by 2020 will require the strengthening and expansion of energy efficiency policies across the buildings, industries and transport sectors. This study uses a bottom-up, end-use model and two scenarios -- an enhanced energy efficiency (E3) scenario and an alternative maximum technically feasible energy efficiency improvement (Max Tech) scenario – to evaluate what policies and technical improvements are needed to achieve the 2020 carbon intensity reduction target. The findings from this study show that a determined approach by China can lead to the achievement of its 2020 goal. In particular, with full success in deepening its energy efficiency policies and programs but following the same general approach used during the 11th Five Year Plan, it is possible to achieve 49% reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions per unit of GDP (CO{sub 2} emissions intensity) in 2020 from 2005 levels (E3 case). Under the more optimistic but feasible assumptions of development and penetration of advanced energy efficiency technology (Max Tech case), China could achieve a 56% reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions intensity in 2020 relative to 2005 with cumulative reduction of energy use by 2700 Mtce and of CO{sub 2} emissions of 8107 Mt CO{sub 2} between 2010 and 2020. Energy savings and CO{sub 2} mitigation potential varies by sector but most of the energy savings potential is found in energy-intensive industry. At the same time, electricity savings and the associated emissions reduction are magnified by increasing renewable generation and improving coal generation efficiency, underscoring the dual importance of end-use efficiency improvements and power sector decarbonization.

Zheng, Nina; Fridley, David; Zhou, Nan; Levine, Mark; Price, Lynn; Ke, Jing

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

3

"Projected Real GDP Growth Trend"  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

69465655,0.02391459409,0.01807394932 " * These are historical annual growth rates in real GDP (2005 chained dollars). The annual changes are compounded and averaged in the table...

4

Enlargement and the EU Periphery: The Impact of Changing Market Potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

at 5% level 12 #12;manufacturing baseline specification to include three additional market potential-access induced gains in regional GDP and manufacturing employment are up to seven times larger in regions hand, regional per-capita GDP and regional manufacturing employment, and, on the other hand, computed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

5

Environmental Assessment Fact Sheet - Potential Impacts  

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

DOE has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment for Conducting Astrophysics and Other Basic Science Experiments at the WIPP Site. It examines the potential environmental consequences from conducting particular types of scientific experiments in an area of the WIPP underground called the experiment gallery. The environmental assessment also looks at the potential cumulative impacts of conducting experiments and operating the WIPP as a transuranic waste repository. This fact sheet presents questions and answers about potential impacts to human health and the environment and proposed protections and mitigations, based on the draft environmental assessment. The deep geologic repository at the WIPP could be the most favorable U.S. environment currently available for experiments in many scientific disciplines, including particle astro-

6

Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean...  

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

Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of...

7

Replacement of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) at the DOE gaseous diffusion plants: An assessment of global impacts  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) formerly operated two gaseous diffusion plants (GDPs) for enriching uranium and maintained a third shutdown GDP. These plants maintain a large inventory of dichlorotetrafluorethane (CFC-114), a cholorofluorocarbon (CFC), as a coolant. The paper evaluates the global impacts of four alternatives to modify GDP coolant system operations for a three-year period beginning in 1996. Interim modification of GDP coolant system operations has the potential to reduce stratospheric ozone depletion from GDP coolant releases while a permanent solution is studied.

Socolof, M.L.; Saylor, R.E.; McCold, L.N.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

8

Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's  

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

Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's Transfer of Natural Uranium Hexaflouride During Calendar Years 2011, 2012, and 2013 Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's Transfer of Natural Uranium Hexaflouride During Calendar Years 2011, 2012, and 2013 Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's Transfer of Natural Uranium Hexaflouride During Calendar Years 2011, 2012, and 2013 4.6_ERI_2142_07_1001_DOE_Potential_Market_Impact_Dec2010.pdf More Documents & Publications Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's Transfer of Natural Uranium Hexaflouride During Calendar Years 2011, 2012 and 2013 Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of

9

Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's  

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

Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's Transfer of Natural Uranium Hexaflouride During Calendar Years 2011, 2012 and 2013 Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's Transfer of Natural Uranium Hexaflouride During Calendar Years 2011, 2012 and 2013 A stuy of the potential impact of commerical markets of the Department of Energy's authoriziaton of uranium transfers to fund accelerated cleanup activities at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio ERI_2142_07_1001_DOE_Potential_Market_Impact_Dec2010.pdf More Documents & Publications Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of DOE's Transfer of Natural Uranium Hexaflouride During Calendar Years 2011, 2012, and 2013 Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of

10

FAQ 40-What are the potential environmental impacts from storage...  

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

environmental impacts from storage of depleted uranium as an oxide? Storage as an oxide could result in potential adverse impacts to air, water, and soil quality as a result of...

11

FAQ 42-What are the potential environmental impacts from disposal...  

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

disposal of depleted uranium as an oxide? What are the potential environmental impacts from disposal of depleted uranium as an oxide? Disposal as oxide could result in adverse...

12

FAQ 38-What are the potential environmental impacts from continued...  

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

continued storage of depleted uranium hexafluoride? What are the potential environmental impacts from continued storage of depleted uranium hexafluoride? In addition to human...

13

FAQ 41-What are the potential environmental impacts from manufacture...  

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

environmental impacts from manufacture of depleted uranium shielded casks? In addition to human health and safety consequences, the PEIS evaluated the potential consequences of...

14

Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets...  

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

Services Component of DOE Low Enriched Uranium Inventory During Calendar Year 2013 Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of Introduction of the...

15

North Dakota sees increases in real GDP per capita following ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

In recent years, North Dakota has seen significant gains in real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, coinciding with development of the Bakken shale play.

16

New Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup | Department of Energy  

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

Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup New Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup August 18, 2010 - 10:47am Addthis Elizabeth Meckes Elizabeth Meckes Director of User Experience & Digital Technologies, Office of Public Affairs Last week, we took a closer look at the dismantling of the final W62 warhead, a major milestone in the nation's efforts to reduce the amount of nuclear weapons in its stockpile. But after five decades of nuclear weapons production, the Cold War didn't just create a stockpile -- it left 1.5 million cubic meters of solid waste and 88 million gallons of liquid waste. This waste requires treatment and permanent safe storage in gaseous diffusion plants, like the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in south-central Ohio. This week, the Department of Energy accelerated Portsmouth GDP cleanup

17

North American impact structures hold giant field potential  

SciTech Connect

Twenty five years have passed since the Red Wing Creek discovery revealed the prolific hydrocarbon potential of meteorite impact craters (astroblemes and impact structures). Commercial oil and gas discoveries in other impact structures, as well as recognition that certain existing fields resulted from impact, have provided a small but interesting data base for such esoteric structures. Included in the data base are astrobleme anomalies. These are curious circular structures that lack evidence of shock metamorphism but may be of impact origin. In this article, these anomalies may include buried structures that mimic impact craters, such as calderas. To bring organization and currency to information on producing impact structures, it was apparent that the data needed to be compiled and updated. Accordingly, this article reduces drilling results of producing impact structures and other related anomalies into table form, which should provide useful information for the profession. The review of drilling results includes a discussion of astrobleme features, drilling odds, hydrothermal considerations, and impact probability rates and concludes with an attempt to estimate the potential reserves in impact craters in the basement. 52 refs.

Donofrio, R.R. [Donofrio (Richard R.), Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

1998-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

18

THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF BIOFUELS ON BIODIVERSITY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(SBSTTA), at its twelfth meeting, considered the interlinkages between biodiversity and liquid biofuel production as a new and emerging issue related to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. To this end a pre-session document entitled ?New and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity: Biodiversity and liquid biofuel production ? was prepared (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/12/9). 2. In recommendation XII/7, SBSTTA requested the Executive Secretary (i) to invite Parties and other Governments to provide relevant information on the impacts on biodiversity along the full life cycle of the production and use of biofuels and how these are being addressed; (ii) to compile, in collaboration with relevant organizations, additional relevant information on this subject; (iii) to identify options for consideration of this emerging issue in the programmes of work of the Convention, including the programme of work on agricultural biodiversity and the expanded programme of work on forest biodiversity; and (iv) to synthesize and submit the information resulting from the above activities for consideration at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties. 3. The present note has been prepared on the basis of information submitted by Parties in response to notification 2007-082 as well as findings from scientific studies, reports and other documents, as well

unknown authors

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

19

Blue Chip Consensus US GDP Forecast  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and metro area from Moody’s Economy.com Equivalent to US-level Gross Domestic Product ? The GMP forecasts have a large impact on the peak load forecasts Rule of thumb: 1 % growth in RTO GMP ? approx. 1,000 MW growth in forecast RTO peak load

James F. Wilson

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

20

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Potential Environmental Impacts of  

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

Potential Environmental Impacts of Hydrogen-Based Transportation & Power Potential Environmental Impacts of Hydrogen-Based Transportation & Power Systems Project Summary Full Title: Potential Environmental Impacts of Hydrogen-Based Transportation & Power Systems Project ID: 245 Principal Investigator: Thomas Grieb Brief Description: The goal of this project is to analyze the effects of emissions of hydrogen, the six criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases on climate, human health, ecosystems, and structures. Purpose The overall goal of the project is to compare emissions of hydrogen, the six criteria pollutants (CO, SOX, NO2, particulate matter, ozone, and lead), and greenhouse gases from near- and long-term methods of generating hydrogen for vehicles and stationary power systems, and the effects of those emissions on climate, human health, the ecosystem, and structures.

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


21

Quantifying the potential impact of energy efficiency and low carbon  

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

Quantifying the potential impact of energy efficiency and low carbon Quantifying the potential impact of energy efficiency and low carbon policies for China Title Quantifying the potential impact of energy efficiency and low carbon policies for China Publication Type Conference Proceedings Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number LBNL-6161E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Zhou, Nan, David Fridley, Michael A. McNeil, Nina Zheng Khanna, Wei Feng, and Jing Ke Conference Name the European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's 2013 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency Date Published 03/2013 Publisher the European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Conference Location Toulon, France Keywords appliance energy efficiency, Buildings Energy Efficiency, china, Clean Energy Policy, CO2 intensity, energy efficiency, industrial energy efficiency, low carbon, Low Carbon Eco-City Development

22

Potential impacts of nanotechnology on energy transmission applications and needs.  

SciTech Connect

The application of nanotechnologies to energy transmission has the potential to significantly impact both the deployed transmission technologies and the need for additional development. This could be a factor in assessing environmental impacts of right-of-way (ROW) development and use. For example, some nanotechnology applications may produce materials (e.g., cables) that are much stronger per unit volume than existing materials, enabling reduced footprints for construction and maintenance of electricity transmission lines. Other applications, such as more efficient lighting, lighter-weight materials for vehicle construction, and smaller batteries having greater storage capacities may reduce the need for long-distance transport of energy, and possibly reduce the need for extensive future ROW development and many attendant environmental impacts. This report introduces the field of nanotechnology, describes some of the ways in which processes and products developed with or incorporating nanomaterials differ from traditional processes and products, and identifies some examples of how nanotechnology may be used to reduce potential ROW impacts. Potential environmental, safety, and health impacts are also discussed.

Elcock, D.; Environmental Science Division

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

23

The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global climate change could have a significant impact on the Great Lakes. A number of studies of the potential effects of climate change on the Great Lakes were commissioned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, using common scenarios of ...

Joel B. Smith

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

24

Estimating the Potential Impact of Renewable Energy on the Caribbean  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and renewable energy incentive programs available within the territory and highlights the immediate need for specific policy related to VI energy strategy. The development of indigenous sources of clean energy may Estimating the Potential Impact of Renewable Energy on the Caribbean Job Sector Rebekah Shirley

Kammen, Daniel M.

25

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Potential Environmental Impacts and Fisheries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Potential Environmental Impacts and Fisheries Christina M Comfort Institute #12;Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) · Renewable energy ­ ocean thermal gradient · Large, M.Sc. Candidate University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Oceanography Hawaii Natural Energy

Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

26

Assess Potential Changes in Business Travel that Impact Greenhouse Gas  

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

Changes in Business Travel that Impact Greenhouse Changes in Business Travel that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assess Potential Changes in Business Travel that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions October 7, 2013 - 1:22pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 1 For a Federal agency, changes in the demand for business travel can be difficult to predict. Changes in the nature of the agency's work may have a substantial impact on the demand for business travel. It is therefore important to account for these changes when planning for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction. Conditions that may contribute to a significant increase or decrease in the agency's business travel, beyond specific efforts to reduce business travel demand, include: Significant changes in the agency's budget Addition or completion of major program activities that require

27

Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of  

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

Introduction of the Enrichment Services Component of DOE Low Enriched Introduction of the Enrichment Services Component of DOE Low Enriched Uranium Inventory During Calendar Year 2013 Quantification of the Potential Impact on Commercial Markets of Introduction of the Enrichment Services Component of DOE Low Enriched Uranium Inventory During Calendar Year 2013 This report presents the results of a business analysis performed by Energy Resources International, Inc. (ERI) of the potential impact on the commercial enrichment market of the transfer of the enrichment services component (Separative Work Units or SWU) contained in DOE low enriched uranium (LEU) inventory during 2013. Under this transaction, 299,000 kg SWU would be introduced into the commercial market, but no transfer of natural uranium to the commercial market would take place.

28

Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gases from  

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

Vehicles and Mobile Equipment Vehicles and Mobile Equipment Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gases from Vehicles and Mobile Equipment October 7, 2013 - 11:31am Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 1 Planned changes in a Federal agency's size, missions, transportation needs, and vehicle inventory all impact the strategic portfolio planning efforts that target greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation for vehicles and mobile equipment. Under Section 142 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) and Section 8 of Executive Order (E.O.) 13514, agencies are required to develop a plan that will reduce fleet GHG emissions to meet Federally mandated petroleum reduction and alternative fuel increase targets. Agencies can use these plans as a basis for determining potential changes in fleet size and

29

Impact of Electric Industry Structure on High Wind Penetration Potential  

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

273 273 July 2009 Impact of Electric Industry Structure on High Wind Penetration Potential M. Milligan and B. Kirby National Renewable Energy Laboratory R. Gramlich and M. Goggin American Wind Energy Association 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-550-46273 July 2009 Impact of Electric Industry Structure on High Wind Penetration Potential M. Milligan and B. Kirby National Renewable Energy Laboratory R. Gramlich and M. Goggin American Wind Energy Association

30

Potential impact of high temperature superconductors on maglev transportation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the potential impact that high-temperature superconductors (HTSs) may have on transportation by magnetically levitated vehicles. It is not intended as a planning document, but rather as an overview of potential HTS applications to magnetic-levitation (maglev) transportation. The present maglev program in the United States is summarized, and the present status of development of HTSs is described. Areas identified for possible impact on maglev technology are (1) liquid-nitrogen-cooled levitation magnets, (2) magnetic-field shielding of the passenger compartment, (3) superconducting magnetic energy storage for wayside power, (4) superconducting bearings for flywheel energy storage for wayside power, (5) downleads to continuously powered liquid-helium-cooled levitation magnets, and (6) liquid-hydrogen-cooled levitation magnets and linear motor propulsion windings. Major technical issues that remain to be resolved for the use of HTSs in maglev applications include thermal magnetic stability, mechanical properties, and critical current density at liquid-nitrogen temperatures.

Hull, J.R.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

31

GDP Jobs Direct Structure of Australian economy, employment and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% GDP Jobs Direct emissions Inclusive emissions Structure Biomass Solar PV 3020 Abatement below businss as usual Mt CO2e Industry Buildings Forestry Power Transport Employment intensity Jobs / $m valu-add 13 2 10 4 14 10 11 Gross value added ABS Australian Nat'l Accounts

Pezzey, Jack

32

Potential impact of R and D on hydrothermal energy cost  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The potentital impact of the DOE/Geothermal Technology Development programs on the cost of geothermal power has been estimated using the computer program IMGEO.300. Results indicate a potential 30 to 40% cost reduction for hydrothermal systems with a 40 to 50% cost reduction potential for binary systems. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the use of IMGEO. The initial results are tentative because the R and D goals have not been finalized and the code has not been completely validated.

Traeger, R.K.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

33

Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions |  

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

Emissions Emissions Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions October 7, 2013 - 10:12am Addthis Federal agencies should establish planned changes in operations that could have a substantial impact on emissions for each greenhouse gas (GHG) emission source: Buildings Vehicles and mobile equipment Business travel Employee commuting. Such changes could represent either an additional significant hurdle to overcome or a significant reduction in the effort required to drive emissions down-in the absence of any direct GHG mitigation reduction strategies. This will help each organization establish its "business as usual" emission profile in 2020, the year agencies are expected to meet their Scope 1 and 2 and Scope 3 GHG emission-reduction goals.

34

China Refrigerator Information Label: Specification Development and Potential Impact  

SciTech Connect

In the last five years, China's refrigerator market has grown rapidly, and now urban markets are showing signs of saturation, with ownership rates in urban households reaching 92%. Rural markets continue to grow from a much lower base. As a result of this growth, the Chinese government in 2006 decided to revise the refrigerator standards and its associated efficiency grades for the mandatory energy information label. In the Chinese standards process, the efficiency grades for the information label are tied to the minimum standards. Work on the minimum standards revision began in 2006 and continued through the first half of 2007, when the draft standard was completed under the direction of the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS). Development of the information label grades required consideration of stakeholder input, continuity with the previous grade classification, ease of implementation, and potential impacts on the market. In this process, CLASP, with the support of METI/IEEJ, collaborated with CNIS to develop the efficiency grades, providing technical input to the process, comment and advice on particular technical issues, and evaluation of the results. After three months of effort and three drafts of the final grade specifications, this work was completed. In addition, in order to effectively evaluate the impact of the label on China's market, CLASP further provided assistance to CNIS to collect data on both the efficiency distribution and product volume distribution of refrigerators on the market. The new information label thresholds to be implemented in 2008 maintain the approach first adopted in 2005 of establishing efficiency levels relative to the minimum standard, but increased the related required efficiency levels by 20% over those established in 2003 and implemented in 2005. The focus of improvement was on the standard refrigerator/freezer (class 5), which constitutes the bulk of the Chinese market. Indeed, the new requirements to achieve grade 1 on the label are now virtually as stringent as those for US Energy Star-qualified or EU A-grade refrigerators. When the energy information label went into effect in March 2005, refrigerator manufacturers were required to display their declared level of efficiency on the label and report it to the China Energy Label Center (CELC), a newly established unit of CNIS responsible for label program management. Because of the visible nature of the label, it was found, through a METI/IEEJ-supported study, that MEPS non-compliance dropped from 4% to zero after the label became mandatory, and that the percentage of higher-grade refrigerators increased. This suggests that the label itself does have potential for shifting the market to higher-efficiency models (Lin 2007). One challenge, however, of assessing this potential impact is the lack of a comprehensive baseline of market efficiency and a program to evaluate the market impact on a yearly basis. As a result, the impact evaluation in this study draws upon the market transformation experience of the related EU energy information label, for which quantitative assessments of its market impact exist. By assuming a parallel process unfolding in China, it is possible to look at the potential impact of the label to 2020. The results of the analysis demonstrates that a robust market transformation program in China focused on the energy information label could save substantial amounts of electricity by 2020, totaling 16.4 TWh annually by that year, compared to a case in which the efficiency distribution of refrigerators was frozen at the 2007 level. Remarkably, the impact of a successful market transformation program with the label would essentially flatten the consumption of electricity for refrigerator use throughout most of the next decade, despite the expectations of continued growth in total stock by nearly 190 million units. At the end of this period, total consumption begins to rise again, as the least efficient of the units have been mostly removed from the market. Such a level of savings would reduce CO{sub

Fridley, David; Fridley, David; Zheng, Nina; Zhou, Nan; Aden, Nathaniel; Lin, Jiang; Jianhong, Cheng; Sakamoto, Tomoyuki

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

35

Virtual impact: visualizing the potential effects of cosmic impact in human history  

SciTech Connect

Current models indicate that catastrophic impacts by asteroids and comets capable of killing more than one quarter of Earth's human population have occurred on average once every million years; smaller impacts, such the 1908 Tunguska impact that leveled more than 2,000 square km of Siberian forest, occur every 200-300 years. Therefore, cosmic impact likely significantly affected hominine evolution and conceivably played a role in Holocene period human culture history. Regrettably, few archaeologists are trained to appreciate the nature and potential effects of cosmic impact. We have developed a conceptual model for an extensible set of educational and research tools based on virtual reality collaborative environments to engage archaeologists and the general public on the topic of the role of cosmic impact in human history. Our initial focus is on two documented asteroid impacts in Argentina during the period of 4000 to 1000 B.C. Campo del Cicio resulted in an energy release of around 2-3 megatons (100-150 times the Hiroshima atomic weapon), and left several craters and a strewn field covering 493 km{sup 2} in northeastern Argentina. Rio Cuarto was likely more than 1000 megatons and may have devastated an area greater than 50,000 km{sup 2} in central Argentina. We are focusing on reconstructions of these events and their potential effects on contemporary hunter and gatherers. Our vinual reality tools also introduce interactive variables (e.g., impactor physical properties, climate, vegetation, topography, and social complexity) to allow researchers and students to better investigate and evaluate the factors that significantly influence cosmic impact effects.

Masse, W Bruce [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Janecky, David R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Forte, Maurizio [UC MERCED; Barrientos, Gustavo [UNIV OF LA PLATA, ARG.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

36

Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gases from  

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

Employee Commuting Employee Commuting Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gases from Employee Commuting October 7, 2013 - 1:42pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 1 For employee commuting, it is important to account for any planned or expected changes in a Federal agency's size when estimating the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential for different operating units or worksites. Considerations include: Are employment levels expected to change in the next decade at specific facilities or agency-wide? Are there any planned facility moves at major worksites? Employee commute coordinators may want to engage human resources and strategic planners in this effort to establish likely changes in employment numbers. Facility planners may be engaged to understand changes in commutes

37

Basic understandings of whale bioacoustics: Potential impacts of man?made sounds from oceanographic research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recent increased public awareness and concern over the potential impact of acoustic sources for oceanographic research

Christopher W. Clark

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

38

CO2 Sequestration in Unmineable Coal Seams: Potential Environmental Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An initial investigation into the potential environmental impacts of CO2 sequestration in unmineable coal seams has been conducted, focusing on changes in the produced water during enhanced coalbed methane (ECBM) production using a CO2 injection process (CO2-ECBM). Two coals have been used in this study, the medium volatile bituminous Upper Freeport coal (APCS 1) of the Argonne Premium Coal Samples series, and an as-mined Pittsburgh #8 coal, which is a high volatile bituminous coal. Coal samples were reacted with either synthetic produced water or field collected produced water and gaseous carbon dioxide at 40 ?C and 50 bar to evaluate the potential for mobilizing toxic metals during CO2-ECBM/sequestration. Microscopic and x-ray diffraction analysis of the post-reaction coal samples clearly show evidence of chemical reaction, and chemical analysis of the produced water shows substantial changes in composition. These results suggest that changes to the produced water chemistry and the potential for mobilizing toxic trace elements from coalbeds are important factors to be considered when evaluating deep, unmineable coal seams for CO2 sequestration.

Hedges, S.W.; Soong, Yee; McCarthy Jones, J.R.; Harrison, D.K.; Irdi, G.A.; Frommell, E.A.; Dilmore, R.M.; Pique, P.J.; Brown, T.D

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

39

China Refrigerator Information Label: Specification Development and Potential Impact  

SciTech Connect

In the last five years, China's refrigerator market has grown rapidly, and now urban markets are showing signs of saturation, with ownership rates in urban households reaching 92%. Rural markets continue to grow from a much lower base. As a result of this growth, the Chinese government in 2006 decided to revise the refrigerator standards and its associated efficiency grades for the mandatory energy information label. In the Chinese standards process, the efficiency grades for the information label are tied to the minimum standards. Work on the minimum standards revision began in 2006 and continued through the first half of 2007, when the draft standard was completed under the direction of the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS). Development of the information label grades required consideration of stakeholder input, continuity with the previous grade classification, ease of implementation, and potential impacts on the market. In this process, CLASP, with the support of METI/IEEJ, collaborated with CNIS to develop the efficiency grades, providing technical input to the process, comment and advice on particular technical issues, and evaluation of the results. After three months of effort and three drafts of the final grade specifications, this work was completed. In addition, in order to effectively evaluate the impact of the label on China's market, CLASP further provided assistance to CNIS to collect data on both the efficiency distribution and product volume distribution of refrigerators on the market. The new information label thresholds to be implemented in 2008 maintain the approach first adopted in 2005 of establishing efficiency levels relative to the minimum standard, but increased the related required efficiency levels by 20% over those established in 2003 and implemented in 2005. The focus of improvement was on the standard refrigerator/freezer (class 5), which constitutes the bulk of the Chinese market. Indeed, the new requirements to achieve grade 1 on the label are now virtually as stringent as those for US Energy Star-qualified or EU A-grade refrigerators. When the energy information label went into effect in March 2005, refrigerator manufacturers were required to display their declared level of efficiency on the label and report it to the China Energy Label Center (CELC), a newly established unit of CNIS responsible for label program management. Because of the visible nature of the label, it was found, through a METI/IEEJ-supported study, that MEPS non-compliance dropped from 4% to zero after the label became mandatory, and that the percentage of higher-grade refrigerators increased. This suggests that the label itself does have potential for shifting the market to higher-efficiency models (Lin 2007). One challenge, however, of assessing this potential impact is the lack of a comprehensive baseline of market efficiency and a program to evaluate the market impact on a yearly basis. As a result, the impact evaluation in this study draws upon the market transformation experience of the related EU energy information label, for which quantitative assessments of its market impact exist. By assuming a parallel process unfolding in China, it is possible to look at the potential impact of the label to 2020. The results of the analysis demonstrates that a robust market transformation program in China focused on the energy information label could save substantial amounts of electricity by 2020, totaling 16.4 TWh annually by that year, compared to a case in which the efficiency distribution of refrigerators was frozen at the 2007 level. Remarkably, the impact of a successful market transformation program with the label would essentially flatten the consumption of electricity for refrigerator use throughout most of the next decade, despite the expectations of continued growth in total stock by nearly 190 million units. At the end of this period, total consumption begins to rise again, as the least efficient of the units have been mostly removed from the market. Such a level of savings would redu

Fridley, David; Fridley, David; Zheng, Nina; Zhou, Nan; Aden, Nathaniel; Lin, Jiang; Jianhong, Cheng; Sakamoto, Tomoyuki

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Microbial Activity on Drift Chemistry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

''Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Microbial Activity on Drift Chemistry'' focuses on the potential for microbial communities that could be active in repository emplacement drifts to influence the in-drift bulk chemical environment. This report feeds analyses to support the inclusion or exclusion of features, events, and processes (FEPs) in the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for the license application (LA), but this work is not expected to generate direct feeds to the TSPA-LA. The purpose was specified by, and the evaluation was performed and is documented in accordance with, ''Technical Work Plan For: Near-Field Environment and Transport In-Drift Geochemistry Analyses'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 172402], Section 2.1). This report addresses all of the FEPs assigned by the technical work plan (TWP), including the development of exclusion arguments for FEPs that are not carried forward to the TSPA-LA. Except for an editorial correction noted in Section 6.2, there were no other deviations from the TWP. This report documents the completion of all assigned tasks, as follows (BSC 2004 DIRS 172402, Section 1.2.1): (1) Perform analyses to evaluate the potential for microbial activity in the waste emplacement drift under the constraints of anticipated physical and chemical conditions. (2) Evaluate uncertainties associated with these analyses. (3) Determine whether the potential for microbes warrants a feed to TSPA-LA to account for predicted effects on repository performance. (4) Provide information to address the ''Yucca Mountain Review Plan, Final Report'' (NUREG-1804) (NRC 2003 [DIRS 163274]) and Key Technical Issues and agreements, as appropriate. (5) Develop information for inclusion or exclusion of FEPs.

Y. Wang

2004-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


41

Modeling the Impact of Warming in Climate Change Economics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Any economic analysis of climate change policy requires some model that describes the impact of warming on future GDP and consumption. Most integrated assessment models (IAMs) relate temperature to the level of real GDP ...

Pindyck, Robert S.

42

Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Southeast...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Induced Impacts 170 2,760 Total Impacts during Operation 410 6,700 The U.S. DOE Wind & Water Power Technologies Office funded James Madison University and the National Renewable...

43

Potential impacts of Brayton- and Stirling-cycle engines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Two engine technologies (Brayton cycle and Stirling cycle) currently being pursued by the US Department of Energy were examined for their potential impacts if they achieved commercial viability. An economic analysis of the expected response of buyers to the attributes of the alternative engines was performed. Hedonic coefficients for vehicle fuel efficiency, performance and size were estimated for domestic cars based upon historical data. The marketplace value of the fuel efficiency enhancement provided by Brayton or Stirling engines was estimated. The effect upon various economic sectors of a large scale change-over from conventional to alternate engines was estimated using an economic input-output analysis. Primary effects were found in fuels refining, non-ferroalloy ores and ferroalloy smelting. Secondary effects were found in mining, transport, and capital financing. Under the assumption of 10 years for plant conversions and 1990 and 1995 as the introduction date for turine and Stirling engines respectively, the comparative fuel savings and present value of the future savings in fuel costs were estimated.

Heft, R.C.

1980-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

44

Analysis of the potential impacts of shale gas development.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The objective of this thesis is to analyze the considerations regarding the environmental impacts of shale gas development by a rational, objective, fact-based assessment. Flowback… (more)

Yi, Hyukjoong

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

Biomass to ethanol : potential production and environmental impacts.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study models and assesses the current and future fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas impacts of ethanol produced from three feedstocks; corn grain, corn… (more)

Groode, Tiffany Amber, 1979-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Flooding: Implications for Transportation Infrastructure and Travel Disruption  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

National Research Council (NRC) 2008. Potential Impacts ofNational Research Council (NRC) 2005. Assessing and managingNational Research Council (NRC). 1999. The Costs of Natural

Chang, Heejun; Lafrenz, Martin; Jung, II-Won; Figliozzi, Miguell; Platman, Deena

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

The potential impact of renewable energy deployment on natural gas prices in New England  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Potential Impact of Renewable Energy Deployment on Naturaland in New England. Renewable energy (RE) technologies canof studies show that renewable energy deployment can also

Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

The potential impact of renewable energy deployment on natural gas prices in New England  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Potential Impact of Renewable Energy Deployment onand in New England. Renewable energy (RE) technologies cangeneration with fixed-price renewable electricity supply. In

Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

49

U.S. Primary Energy Use and GDP, 1970-1998 (chart)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Energy Users > Energy Efficiency Page > Figure 2. U.S. primary energy use and GDP [Trends in Building-Related Energy and ...

50

Biomass to ethanol : potential production and environmental impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study models and assesses the current and future fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas impacts of ethanol produced from three feedstocks; corn grain, corn stover, and switchgrass. A life-cycle assessment approach ...

Groode, Tiffany Amber, 1979-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Residential duct system leakage; Magnitude, impacts, and potential for reduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the issues associated with leakage in residential air distribution systems, touching on the prevalence of duct leakage, the impacts of duct leakage, and on the techniques available for sealing duct systems. The issues examined in detail are: present techniques for measuring the leakage area of ducts existing data bases of duct leakage area measurements, the impacts of duct leakage on space-conditioning energy consumption and peak demand, and the ventilation impacts of duct leakage. The paper also includes a brief discussion of techniques for sealing duct systems in the field. The results derived from duct leakage are and driving pressure measurements indicate that in regions in which distribution systems pass through unconditioned spaces, air infiltration rates will typically double when the distribution fan is turned on, and that the average annual air infiltration rate is increased by 30% to 70% due to the existence of the distribution system. Estimates based upon a simplified analysis of leakage-induced energy losses also indicate the peak electricity demands due to duct leakage can be as high as 4 kW in Sacramento, California, and West Palm Beach, Florida, and that peak loads on the order of 1 to 2 kW are highly likely in these locations. Both peak loads and annual energy impacts are found to be strongly dependent on the location of the return duct, and attic return costing approximately 1500 kWh more energy than a crawlspace return in the two climates examined.

Modera, M.P. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., Berkeley, CA (US))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Refinery Outages: Description and Potential Impact on Petroleum Product Prices  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This report responds to a July 13, 2006 request from Chairman Jeff Bingaman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources requested that EIA conduct a study of the impact that refinery shutdowns have had on the price of oil and gasoline.

Joanne Shore

2007-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

53

Hawaii Bioenergy Master Plan Potential Environmental Impacts of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

market conditions. This analysis will give transparency to the potential indirect and direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy self-sufficiency offered to Hawaii by bioenergy development been developed based on stakeholder input and information collected in the preparation of this study. 1

54

Assessing the Impact of Different Satellite Retrieval Methods on Forecast Available Potential Energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The isentropic form for available potential energy (APE) is used to analyze the impact of the inclusion of satellite temperature retrieval data on forecasts made with the NASA Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres (GLA) fourth order model. Two ...

Linda M. Whittaker; Lyle H. Horn

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Low-Level Winds in Tornadoes and Potential Catastrophic Tornado Impacts in Urban Areas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using an axisymmetric model of tornado structure tightly constrained by high-resolution wind field measurements collected by Doppler on Wheels (DOW) mobile radars, the potential impacts of intense tornadoes crossing densely populated urban areas ...

Joshua Wurman; Paul Robinson; Curtis Alexander; Yvette Richardson

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

The Potential Impacts of a Scenario of C02-Induced Climatic Change on Ontafio, Canada  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1984, Environment Canada, Ontario Region, with financial and expert support from the Canadian Climate Program, initiated an interdisciplinary pilot study to investigate the potential impact, on Ontario, of a climate scenario which might be ...

S. J. Cohen; T. R. Allsopp

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

High-Impact, Low-Frequency (HILF) Events in the Electric Power Industry: Potential Impacts, Mitigation, and Risk Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the North American electricity grid is one of the most reliable power systems in the world, a class of rare but potentially catastrophically damaging risks is of growing concern in the industry. These so-called "high-impact, low-frequency" (HILF) events potentially include electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons, geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs), coordinated cyber and/or physical attacks, and pandemics. Some HILF events have never occurred, and the probability of their occurrence is ...

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

58

The potential impacts of a competitive wholesale market in the midwest: A preliminary examination of centralized dispatch  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

petroleum, wood, and pumped storage. This is the total costpetroleum, wood, and pumped storage. The Potential Impacts

Lesieutre, Bernard C.; Bartholomew, Emily; Eto, Joseph H.; Hale, Douglas; Luong, Thanh

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

Potential electricity impacts of a 1978 California drought  

SciTech Connect

California has endured severe droughts both in 1976 and 1977. As a consequence, surface-water supplies during 1977 decreased to levels not experienced in the recent history of California. Hydroelectric supplies, which rely on surface runoff, also decreased to record lows raising questions regarding the adequacy of electricity supplies to meet summer peaks during 1977 and 1978. Through 1977 electricity supplies, aided by conservation of electricity by consumers, power pooling, and other measures were adequate to meet demand. However, supplies were more expensive due to increased reliance on thermal generation to compensate for hydroelectric losses. The continuance of the drought for another year is analyzed in this study. To analyze the impact of supply options on reliability and electricity prices, two separate models were modified and implemented. These models along with the overall methodology, although implemented primarily with data for 1978, would be generally applicable for analyzing the adequacy of electricity supply during any year. In this analysis, electricity demand and supply during 1977 are reviewed before analyzing the prospective situation during 1978. Hydroelectric supplies for 1978 are assumed at the level anticipated by the electric utility companies. These supply estimates are based on the 1977 levels of runoff. The hydroelectricity thus generated would be slightly lower than that estimated for 1977. Also on the supply side, because of the uncertainty associated with the introduction of the Diablo Canyon 1 nuclear power plant, the supply options with and without Diablo Canyon Unit 1 are analyzed. The major findings of the study are discussed.

Siri, W.E.; Sathaye, J.; Sextro, R.; Blumstein, C.; Ruderman, H.; Ritschard, R.; McMahon, J.; Kirshner, D.; Brandi, R.; Watkins, R.; Chan, P.; Kay, J.; Tsao, K.; Kelleher, L.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico Region (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Offshore wind is a clean, renewable source of energy and can be an economic driver in the United States. To better understand the employment opportunities and other potential regional economic impacts from offshore wind development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research that focuses on four regions of the country. The studies use multiple scenarios with various local job and domestic manufacturing content assumptions. Each regional study uses the new offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This fact sheet summarizes the potential economic impacts for the Gulf of Mexico region.

Flores, F.; Keyser, D.; Tegen, S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


61

Potential Economic Impacts of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: Reflections on the Perryman Group Analysis from Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Potential Economic Impacts of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania: Reflections on the Perryman Group The exploration and development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas play has significant potential to affect in the Barnett Shale region of north Texas. The Barnett Shale play is very similar in geology to the Marcellus

Boyer, Elizabeth W.

62

Preliminary study assesses potential impact of seismic event at Los Alamos  

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

Preliminary study assesses potential impact of seismic event at Los Preliminary study assesses potential impact of seismic event at Los Alamos Preliminary study assesses potential impact of seismic event at Los Alamos New or proposed facilities are designed to meet the latest seismic response criteria. April 15, 2011 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

63

Potential Economic Impact of Constructing and Operating Solar Power Generation Facilities in Nevada  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Nevada has a vast potential for electricity generation using solar power. An examination of the stock of renewable resources in Nevada proves that the state has the potential to be a leader in renewable-electric generation--one of the best in the world. This study provides estimates on the economic impact in terms of employment, personal income, and gross state product (GSP) of developing a portion of Nevada's solar energy generation resources.

Schwer, R. K.; Riddel, M.

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Potential Health and Environmental Impacts Associated with the Manufacture and Use of Photovoltaic Cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI and the California Energy Commission (CEC), the principal sponsor of this project, have collected information on potential environmental impacts of chemicals used in California's photovoltaic (PV) industry. This report provides an overview of the photovoltaic industry and includes the types of cells that were manufactured or under development through 2002 and the chemicals used in the manufacturing processes and final modules. The potential for chemicals used in PV cells to be released to air, surfa...

2003-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

65

Groundwater Quality Signatures for Assessing Potential Impacts from Coal Combustion Product Leachate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Boron and sulfate are recognized as potential indicators of the influence of leachate from coal-combustion products (CCPs) on groundwater quality. However, there are cases in which these two constituents do not provide sufficient data to characterize groundwater for potential impacts from CCPs. In these cases, the concentrations of other indicator constituents in solution and/or advanced analytical techniques may be used to support other information. A three-tiered analysis approach can provide a ...

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

66

Impact of potential large-scale irrigation on the West African Monsoon and its dependence on location of irrigated area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the impact of potential large-scale irrigation on the West African Monsoon using the MIT Regional Climate Model (MRCM). A new irrigation module is implemented to assess the impact of location and scheduling of irrigation on ...

Eun-Soon Im; Marc P. Marcella; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

67

Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Southeast Region (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Offshore wind is a clean, renewable source of energy and can be an economic driver in the United States. To better understand the employment opportunities and other potential regional economic impacts from offshore wind development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research that focuses on four regions of the country. The studies use multiple scenarios with various local job and domestic manufacturing content assumptions. Each regional study uses the new offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This fact sheet summarizes the potential economic impacts identified by the study for the Southeast (defined here as Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia).

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Acting Globally: Potential Carbon Emissions Mitigation Impacts from an International Standards and Labelling Program  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an analysis of the potential impacts of an international initiative designed to support and promote the development and implementation of appliances standards and labelling programs throughout the world. As part of previous research efforts, LBNL developed the Bottom Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS), an analysis framework that estimates impact potentials of energy efficiency policies on a global scale. In this paper, we apply this framework to an initiative that would result in the successful implementation of programs focused on high priority regions and product types, thus evaluating the potential impacts of such an initiative in terms of electricity savings and carbon mitigation in 2030. In order to model the likely parameters of such a program, we limit impacts to a five year period starting in 2009, but assume that the first 5 years of a program will result in implementation of 'best practice' minimum efficiency performance standards by 2014. The 'high priority' regions considered are: Brazil, China, the European Union,India, Mexico and the United States. The products considered are: refrigerators, air conditioners, lighting (both fluorescent and incandescent), standby power (for consumer electronics) and televisions in the residential sector, and air conditioning and lighting in commercial buildings. In 2020, these regions and enduses account for about 37percent of global residential electricity and 29percent of electricity in commercial buildings. We find that 850Mt of CO2 could be saved in buildings by 2030 compared to the baseline forecast.

McNeil, Michael A; Letschert, Virginie E.; de la Rue du Can, Stephane; Egan, Christine

2009-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

69

Acting Globally: Potential Carbon Emissions Mitigation Impacts from an International Standards and Labelling Program  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an analysis of the potential impacts of an international initiative designed to support and promote the development and implementation of appliances standards and labelling programs throughout the world. As part of previous research efforts, LBNL developed the Bottom Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS), an analysis framework that estimates impact potentials of energy efficiency policies on a global scale. In this paper, we apply this framework to an initiative that would result in the successful implementation of programs focused on high priority regions and product types, thus evaluating the potential impacts of such an initiative in terms of electricity savings and carbon mitigation in 2030. In order to model the likely parameters of such a program, we limit impacts to a five year period starting in 2009, but assume that the first 5 years of a program will result in implementation of 'best practice' minimum efficiency performance standards by 2014. The 'high priority' regions considered are: Brazil, China, the European Union,India, Mexico and the United States. The products considered are: refrigerators, air conditioners, lighting (both fluorescent and incandescent), standby power (for consumer electronics) and televisions in the residential sector, and air conditioning and lighting in commercial buildings. In 2020, these regions and enduses account for about 37percent of global residential electricity and 29percent of electricity in commercial buildings. We find that 850Mt of CO2 could be saved in buildings by 2030 compared to the baseline forecast.

McNeil, Michael A; Letschert, Virginie E.; de la Rue du Can, Stephane; Egan, Christine

2009-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

70

An assessment of the potential environmental impact of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles in Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Increases in environmental and air quality problems due to continued growth in automobile population and usage have prompted many states including Texas to consider the implementation of an alternative vehicle program to alleviate these problems. Given the need for such programs, there has been minimal research conducted in analyzing the potential impacts of alternative vehicles, namely electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs). This research addresses the need for assessing the potential environmental impacts of alternative vehicles for the state of Texas. The main contributions of this research are the derivation of emission rates for EVs that are representative of Texas, and an analysis of the potential impact of various alternative vehicle programs incorporating EVs and HEVS. Specifically, emission inventory results from various alternative vehicle Scenarios were compared to a Baseline Scenario with conventional vehicles, in order to measure the relative benefits of each program. Emission inventories were generated by standard EPA procedure using Mobile5b. Two major findings of this research were the negative impact of EVs on NO,, Emissions and the HEVs superior Emissions performance for all the three pollutants addressed in this study. Based on the research findings, the use of HEVs as an alternative vehicle for the state of Texas is recommended.

Kim, Jung-Woo

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Analysis of the environmental impact of China based on STIRPAT model  

SciTech Connect

Assuming that energy consumption is the main source of GHG emissions in China, this paper analyses the effect of population, urbanisation level, GDP per capita, industrialisation level and energy intensity on the country's environmental impact using the STIRPAT model with data for 1978-2006. The analysis shows that population has the largest potential effect on environmental impact, followed by urbanisation level, industrialisation level, GDP per capita and energy intensity. Hence, China's One Child Policy, which restrains rapid population growth, has been an effective way of reducing the country's environmental impact. However, due to the difference in growth rates, GDP per capita had a higher effect on the environmental impact, contributing to 38% of its increase (while population's contribution was at 32%). The rapid decrease in energy intensity was the main factor restraining the increase in China's environmental impact but recently it has also been rising. Against this background, the future of the country looks bleak unless a change in human behaviour towards more ecologically sensitive economic choices occurs.

Lin Shoufu, E-mail: linshf2003@126.co [School of Economics, FuJian Normal University, Fuzhou City, 350007, Fujian Province (China) and School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei City, 230026, Anhui Province (China) and Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Curtin University of Technology, GPO BoxU1987, Perth, WA 6845 (Australia); Zhao Dingtao, E-mail: box@ustc.edu.c [School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei City, 230026, Anhui Province (China); Marinova, Dora, E-mail: D.Marinova@curtin.edu.a [Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Curtin University of Technology, GPO BoxU1987, Perth, WA 6845 (Australia)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

72

5.0 POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS FROM URANIUM MINES This document has focused on the potential risks to humans from exposures to unreclaimed  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

5.0 POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS FROM URANIUM MINES This document has focused on the potential risks to humans from exposures to unreclaimed uranium mining materials. The potential effects in the consideration of unreclaimed uranium mines. Although the Superfund characterization process includes

73

Potential air quality impact of geothermal power production in the Imperial Valley  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A regional assessment of the potential impact on air quality of developing the Imperial Valley's geothermal resources for power production is presented. A network of six stations was installed to characterize the air quality and atmospheric transport properties of the valley before development. These measured the ambient air concentrations of H/sub 2/S, SO/sub 2/, O/sub 3/, NO, NO/sub x/, CO/sub 2/, Hg, Rn, and particulates. Wind velocity and the directional variability of the winds were also measured to determine atmospheric stability. The geothermal fluids were analyzed chemically to estimate potential emission rates of H/sub 2/S, NH/sub 3/, CO/sub 2/, CH/sub 4/, Hg, and Rn from future power plants. Using these data and advanced air quality modeling led to the prediction of the potential valley-wide impact of a 3000 MW development scenario. The impact analysis reveals that H/sub 2/S is the principal gaseous pollutant of concern due to its noxious odor and the potential release rate. The ambient H/sub 2/S concentrations that would result from generating 3000 MW without emission controls exceed the California air quality standard (30 ppb) at least 1% of the time for an area in the northern part of the valley that is roughly 1500 km/sup 2/ in size. This compares with current ambient air concentrations that exceed the standard much less than 0.1% of the time. The population center most impacted is Calipatria, where the standard could be exceeded almost 10% of the time. In addition, the odor of H/sub 2/S will be noticeable at least 1% of the time for most of the valley if the 3000 MW are placed on-line without abatement systems.

Gudiksen, P.H.; Ermak, D.L.; Lamson, K.C.; Axelrod, M.C.; Nyholm, R.A.

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Empirical Analysis on the Cities' GDP and the Main Economic Indicators of High-Tech Industrial Parks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the national 54 high-tech industrial parks' main economic indicators and their cities' GDP are analyzed respectively with clustering analysis. It is found that there is a certain degree of correlation between them. To reveal the inner ... Keywords: Cities' GDP, High-tech industrial parks' economic, Correlation Analysis, Clustering Analysis

Yu-Chen Song; Sha Zhen

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Technologies: Potential Navigational Impacts and Mitigation Measures  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

On April 15, 2008, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Advanced Water Power Projects which included a Topic Area for Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Market Acceleration Projects. Within this Topic Area, DOE identified potential navigational impacts of marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy technologies and measures to prevent adverse impacts on navigation as a sub-topic area. DOE defines marine and hydrokinetic technologies as those capable of utilizing one or more of the following resource categories for energy generation: ocean waves; tides or ocean currents; free flowing water in rivers or streams; and energy generation from the differentials in ocean temperature. PCCI was awarded Cooperative Agreement DE-FC36-08GO18177 from the DOE to identify the potential navigational impacts and mitigation measures for marine hydrokinetic technologies, as summarized herein. The contract also required cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and two recipients of awards (Pacific Energy Ventures and reVision) in a sub-topic area to develop a protocol to identify streamlined, best-siting practices. Over the period of this contract, PCCI and our sub-consultants, David Basco, Ph.D., and Neil Rondorf of Science Applications International Corporation, met with USCG headquarters personnel, with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters and regional personnel, with U.S. Navy regional personnel and other ocean users in order to develop an understanding of existing practices for the identification of navigational impacts that might occur during construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning. At these same meetings, “standard” and potential mitigation measures were discussed so that guidance could be prepared for project developers. Concurrently, PCCI reviewed navigation guidance published by the USCG and international community. This report summarizes the results of this effort, provides guidance in the form of a checklist for assessing the navigational impacts of potential marine and hydrokinetic projects, and provides guidance for improving the existing navigational guidance promulgated by the USCG in Navigation Vessel Inspection Circular 02 07. At the request of the USCG, our checklist and mitigation guidance was written in a generic nature so that it could be equally applied to offshore wind projects. PCCI teleconferenced on a monthly basis with DOE, Pacific Energy Ventures and reVision in order to share information and review work products. Although the focus of our effort was on marine and hydrokinetic technologies, as defined above, this effort drew upon earlier work by the USCG on offshore wind renewable energy installations. The guidance provided herein can be applied equally to marine and hydrokinetic technologies and to offshore wind, which are collectively referred to by the USCG as Renewable Energy Installations.

Cool, Richard, M.; Hudon, Thomas, J.; Basco, David, R.; Rondorf, Neil, E.

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

76

U.S. Motor Vehicle Output and Other GDP, 1968-2007  

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

Motor Vehicle Output and Other GDP, 1968-2007 Motor Vehicle Output and Other GDP, 1968-2007 Danilo J. Santini, Ph. D. Senior Economist Center for Transportation Research Argonne National Laboratory 9700 South Cass Avenue Phone: 630 252 3758 Fax: 630 252 3443 E-mail: dsantini@anl.gov David A Poyer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics Morehouse College 830 Westview Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30314 Phone: 404 681 2800, ext. 2553 E-mail: dpoyer@morehouse.edu THE 66th INTERNATIONAL ATLANTIC ECONOMIC CONFERENCE Montreal, Canada 9-12 October 2008 BUSINESS FLUCTUATIONS AND CYCLES 12 October 2008 Sunday 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM The submitted manuscript has been created by UChicago Argonne, LLC, Operator of Argonne National Laboratory ("Argonne"). Argonne, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, is operated under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. . The U.S. Government

77

Comparison of the Potential Impacts of Petroleum Coke and Anthracite Culm Use  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The primary feedstock for the proposed Gilberton Coal-to-Clean Fuels and Power Project would be low-cost anthracite culm, which is a locally abundant, previously discarded resource that could accommodate fuel requirements during the demonstration period. Culm reserves controlled by WMPI are estimated to be sufficient to supply the proposed facilities for about 15 years, or to supply both the proposed facilities and the existing Gilberton Power Plant for about 11 years. Based on the applicant’s proposal, the facilities would also be capable of using a blend of feedstock containing up to 25% petroleum coke. Petroleum coke is a high-sulfur, high-energy product having the appearance of coal. Oil refineries produce petroleum coke by heating and removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the residue remaining after the refining process. This appendix compares some of the potential impacts of 100 % anthracite culm use with the potential impacts from using a blended feedstock of 75 % anthracite culm and 25 % petroleum coke. Topics considered include carbon dioxide emissions, air emissions of sulfur compounds and toxic substances, solid wastes and byproduct production, and increased truck traffic. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Published values for potential CO2 emissions from anthracite and petroleum coke are very similar.

Gilberton Coal-to-clean Fuels

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Potential impacts of 316(B) regulatory controls on economics, electricity reliability, and the environment.  

SciTech Connect

Nearly half of the US utility-owned steam electric generating capacity is cooled by once-through cooling systems. These plants withdraw cooling water primarily from surface water bodies. Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act requires that the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures reflect the best technology available (BTA) for minimizing adverse environmental impacts. At present, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not yet promulgated applicable implementing regulations governing intake structures; however, the Agency is required by a Consent Decree to develop such regulations. EPA has presented a draft tiered regulatory framework approach that, depending on site-specific factors, may impose various regulatory burdens on affected utilities. Potential new requirements could range from compiling and submitting existing data to demonstrate that existing conditions at each unit represent BTA to retrofitting plants with closed-cycle cooling systems (primarily cooling towers). If the final regulations require installation of cooling towers or implementation of other costly plant modifications, utilities may elect to close some generating units rather than invest the finds necessary to upgrade them to meet the Section 316(b) requirements. Potentially, some regions of the country may then have a higher proportion of closed units than others, leading to a concern over the reliability of those regions' electricity supply. If a significant number of plants convert from once-through cooling systems to cooling towers, the environment will face secondary adverse impacts, such as additional fuel usage, air emissions, and water evaporation, and utilities will need to construct additional generating capacity. This paper describes a study that Argonne National Laboratory will conduct for the US Department of Energy to explore some of the potential outcomes of EPA's Section 316(b) regulatory process and their impact on economics, electricity supply reliability, and the environment.

Veil, J. A.

1999-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

79

Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles: Market Issues and Potential Energy and Emissions Impacts  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles: Market Issues and Potential Energy and Emissions Impacts January 2009 Energy Information Administration Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the Department of Energy. Unless referenced otherwise, the information contained herein should be attributed to the Energy Information Administration and should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy position of the Department of Energy or any other organization. Service Reports are prepared by the Energy Information Administration upon special request and are based on assumptions specified by the requester.

80

Residential energy use in Mexico: Structure, evolution, environmental impacts, and savings potential  

SciTech Connect

This article examines the characteristics of residential energy use in Mexico, its environmental impacts, and the savings potential of the major end-uses. The main options and barriers to increase the efficiency of energy use are discussed. The energy analysis is based on a disaggregation of residential energy use by end-uses. The dynamics of the evolution of the residential energy sector during the past 20 years are also addressed when the information is available. Major areas for research and for innovative decision-making are identified and prioritized.

Masera, O.; Friedmann, R.; deBuen, O.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


81

Oil shale: potential environmental impacts and control technology. Environmental research brief  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio (IERL-Ci) has performed research related to oil shale processing and disposal since 1973. This research is in support of the Clean Air Act, The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act. Potential environmental impacts from oil shale development activities have been identified and potential control technologies are being evaluated through a combination of laboratory and field tests on actual oil shale waste streams. This paper discusses recent results from this program. Included are field test results on control of sulfur gases at Occidental Oil Shale's Logan Wash Site and Geokinetic's Kamp Kerogen Site, wastewater treatability studies on retort water and gas condensate at Logan Wash, and results of laboratory and field testing on raw and retorted oil shales.

Bates, E.R.; Liberick, W.W.; Burckle, J.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Projected Impact of Federal Policies on U.S. Wind Market Potential: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report discusses the potential for solar-powered agricultural irrigation pumps in the San Joaquin Valley and how these applications could improve the region's air This paper presents results from the Wind Deployment Systems Model (WinDS) for several potential energy policy cases. WinDS is a multiregional, multitime-period, Geographic Information System (GIS), and linear programming model of capacity expansion in the electric sector of the United States. WinDS is designed to address the principal market issues related to the penetration of wind energy technologies into the electric sector. These principal market issues include access to and cost of transmission, and the intermittency of wind power. WinDS has been used to model the impact of various policy initiatives, including a wind production tax credit (PTC) and a renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Short, W.; Blair, N.; Heimiller, D.

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

On the Potential Impact of Irrigated Areas in North America on Summer Rainfall Caused by Large-Scale Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential impact of the increase in irrigated areas in North America during the past 100 years on summer rainfall associated with medium- to large-scale precipitation systems is evaluated conceptually and by several illustrative numerical ...

M. Segal; Z. Pan; R. W. Turner; E. S. Takle

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Enhancement Strategies for Mitigating Potential Operational Impacts of Cooling Water Intake Structures: Approaches for Enhancing Env ironmental Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This interim report describes environmental enhancement or restoration approaches that may be applicable for mitigating impingement and entrainment impacts associated with cooling water intake structures (CWISs). These approaches are described with respect to their underlying objectives, implementation and operational requirements, costs, current use by government and the private sector, and advantages and limitations for potentially mitigating CWIS operational impacts.

2002-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

85

Global Economic Effects of USA Biofuel Policy and the Potential Contribution from Advanced Biofuels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study evaluates the global economic effects of the USA renewable fuel standards (RFS2), and the potential contribution from advanced biofuels. Our simulation results imply that these mandates lead to an increase of 0.21 percent in the global gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, including an increase of 0.8 percent in the USA and 0.02 percent in the rest of the world (ROW); relative to our baseline, no-RFS scenario. The incremental contributions to GDP from advanced biofuels in 2022 are estimated at 0.41 percent and 0.04 percent in the USA and ROW, respectively. Although production costs of advanced biofuels are higher than for conventional biofuels in our model, their economic benefits result from reductions in oil use, and their smaller impacts on food markets compared with conventional biofuels. Thus, the USA advanced biofuels targets are expected to have positive economic benefits.

Gbadebo Oladosu; Keith Kline; Paul Leiby; Rocio Uria-Martinez; Maggie Davis; Mark Downing; Laurence Eaton

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Review of potential impacts to sea turtles from underwater explosive removal of offshore structures  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study was to collect and synthesize existing information relevant to the explosive removal of offshore structures (EROS) in aquatic environments. Data sources were organized and summarized by topic - explosive removal methods, physics of underwater explosions, sea turtle resources, documented impacts to sea turtles, and mitigation of effects. Information was gathered via electronic database searches and literature source review. Bulk explosive charges are the most commonly used technique in EROS. While the physical principles of underwater detonations and the propagation of pressure and acoustic waves are well understood, there are significant gaps in the application of this knowledge. Impacts to sea turtles from explosive removal operations may range from non-injurious effects (e.g. acoustic annoyance; mild tactile detection or physical discomfort) to varying levels of injury (i.e. non-lethal and lethal injuries). Very little information exists regarding the impacts of underwater explosions on sea turtles. Effects of explosions on turtles often must be inferred from documented effects to other vertebrates with lungs or other gas-containing organs, such as mammals and most fishes. However, a cautious approach should be used when determining impacts to sea turtles based on extrapolations from other vertebrates. The discovery of beached sea turtles and bottlenose dolphins following an explosive platform removal event in 1986 prompted the initiation of formal consultation between the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (MMS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), authorized through the Endangered Species Act Section 7, to determine a mechanism to minimize potential impacts to listed species. The initial consultation resulted in a requirement for oil and gas companies to obtain a permit (through separate consultations on a case-by-case basis) prior to using explosives in Federal waters. Because many offshore structure removal operations are similar, a 'generic' Incidental Take Statement was established by the NMFS that describes requirements to protect sea turtles when an operator's individual charge weights did not exceed 50 lb (23 kg). Requirements associated with the Incidental Take Permit were revised in 2003 and 2006 to accommodate advances in explosive charge technologies, removals of structures in deeper waters, and adequate protection of deep water marine mammal species in Gulf of Mexico waters. Generally, these requirements include pre- and post-detonation visual monitoring using standard surface and aerial survey methods for sea turtles and marine mammals, and, in some scenarios, passive acoustic survey methods for marine mammals within a specified radius from an offshore structure. The survey program has been successful in mitigating impacts to sea turtles associated with EROS. However, even with these protective measures in place, there have been observations of sea turtles affected by explosive platform removals.

Viada, Stephen T. [CSA International, Inc., 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter, FL 33477 (United States)], E-mail: sviada@conshelf.com; Hammer, Richard M. [CSA International, Inc., 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter, FL 33477 (United States)], E-mail: rhammer@conshelf.com; Racca, Roberto [JASCO Research Ltd., Vancouver Island Technology Park, Suite 2101, 4464 Markham Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 7X8 (Canada)], E-mail: rob@jasco.com; Hannay, David [JASCO Research Ltd., Vancouver Island Technology Park, Suite 2101, 4464 Markham Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 7X8 (Canada)], E-mail: dave@jasco.com; Thompson, M. John [CSA International, Inc., 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter, FL 33477 (United States)], E-mail: jthompson@conshelf.com; Balcom, Brian J. [CSA International, Inc., 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter, FL 33477 (United States)], E-mail: bbalcom@conshelf.com; Phillips, Neal W. [CSA International, Inc., 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter, FL 33477 (United States)], E-mail: nphillips@conshelf.com

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

87

Potential impacts of artificial intelligence expert systems on geothermal well drilling costs:  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Geothermal research Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) has as one of its goals to reduce the cost of drilling geothermal wells by 25 percent. To attain this goal, DOE continuously evaluates new technologies to determine their potential in contributing to the Program. One such technology is artifical intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that, in recent years, has begun to impact the marketplace in a number of fields. Expert systems techniques can (and in some cases, already have) been applied to develop computer-based ''advisors'' to assist drilling personnel in areas such as designing mud systems, casing plans, and cement programs, optimizing drill bit selection and bottom hole asssembly (BHA) design, and alleviating lost circulation, stuck pipe, fishing, and cement problems. Intelligent machines with sensor and/or robotic directly linked to AI systems, have potential applications in areas of bit control, rig hydraulics, pipe handling, and pipe inspection. Using a well costing spreadsheet, the potential savings that could be attributed to each of these systems was calculated for three base cases: a dry steam well at The Geysers, a medium-depth Imerial Valley well, and a deep Imperial Valley well. Based on the average potential savings to be realized, expert systems for handling lost circulations problems and for BHA design are the most likely to produce significant results. Automated bit control and rig hydraulics also exhibit high potential savings, but these savings are extremely sensitive to the assumptions of improved drilling efficiency and the cost of these sytems at the rig. 50 refs., 19 figs., 17 tabs.

Satrape, J.V.

1987-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

88

Potential impacts on air quality of the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The use of ethanol/gasoline mixtures in motor vehicles has been proposed as an alternative fuel strategy that might improve air quality while minimizing US dependence on foreign oil. New enzymatic production methodologies are being explored to develop ethanol as a viable, economic fuel. In an attempt to reduce urban carbon monoxide (CO) and ozone levels, a number of cities are currently mandating the use of ethanol/gasoline blends. However, it is not at all clear that these blended fuels will help to abate urban pollution. In fact, the use of these fuels may lead to increased levels of other air pollutants, specifically aldehydes and peroxyacyl nitrates. Although these pollutants are not currently regulated, their potential health and environmental impacts must be considered when assessing the impacts of alternative fuels on air quality. Indeed, formaldehyde has been identified as an important air pollutant that is currently being considered for control strategies by the State of California. This report focuses on measurements taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the summer of 1993 and the winter of 1994 as an initial attempt to evaluate the air quality effects of ethanol/gasoline mixtures. The results of this study have direct implications for the use of such fuel mixtures as a means to reduce CO emissions and ozone in a number of major cities and to bring these urban centers into compliance with the Clean Air Act.

Gaffney, J.S.; Marley, N.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Potential impacts of the Arctic on interannual and interdecadal summer precipitation over China  

SciTech Connect

After the end of the 1970s, there has been a tendency for enhanced summer precipitation over South China and the Yangtze River valley and drought over North China and Northeastern China. Coincidentally, Arctic ice concentration has decreased since the late 1970s, with larger reduction in summer than spring. However, the Arctic warming is more significant in spring than summer, suggesting that spring Arctic conditions could be more important in their remote impacts. This study investigates the potential impacts of the Arctic on summer precipitation in China. The leading spatial patterns and time coefficients of the unfiltered, interannual, and interdecadal precipitation (1960-2008) modes were analyzed and compared using empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis, which shows that the first three EOFs can capture the principal precipitation patterns (northern, central and southern patterns) over eastern China. Regression of the Arctic spring and summer temperature onto the time coefficients of the leading interannual and interdecadal precipitation modes shows that interdecadal summer precipitation in China is related to the Arctic spring warming, but the relationship with Arctic summer temperature is weak. Moreover, no notable relationships were found between the first three modes of interannual precipitation and Arctic spring or summer temperatures. Finally, correlations between summer precipitation and the Arctic Oscillation (AO) index from January to August were investigated, which indicate that summer precipitation in China correlates with AO only to some extent. Overall, this study suggests important relationships between the Arctic spring temperature and summer precipitation over China at the interdecadal time scale.

Li, Yuefeng; Leung, Lai-Yung R.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Potential Impact of Reservoir Engineering R&D on Geothermal Energy Costs  

SciTech Connect

A tutorial program for use on personal computers is being developed to evaluate the sensitivity of geothermal energy costs to potential technological improvements. Reservoir engineering R&D will reduce risk to the funding organization and in turn reduce the risk premium paid on a loan. The use of a risk premium was described as an investment banker’s option at the November 1986 “Future of Geothermal Energy Conference” in San Diego, California. In the sensitivity analysis, we propose to calculate an energy cost: (1) at the predicted production parameters of temperature, drawdown rate, etc., and (2) at the most likely worse case values. The differential higher cost of the worse case over the predicted case is the risk premium. Thus R&D that improves reservoir definition will reduce the worse-case-minus-predicted-case difference and the financial risk premium. Improvements in reservoir engineering can then be quantified in terms of reduced energy costs. This paper will discuss the proposed approach to obtain critique of the procedure and provide the best logic for use in evaluating the potential impact of reservoir engineering R&D.

Traeger, Richard K.; Entingh, Daniel

1987-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

91

Joint TVA EPRI Evaluation of Steel Arc Furnace Regulation Impacts and Potential Innovative Mitigation Solutions: Phase I  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is considering the costs and benefits of serving arc furnace loads. One potential adverse power system impact of arc furnaces is that their electric power consumption is extremely volatile and can significantly impact the short-term frequency regulation requirements of the TVA power system, increasing the regulating reserve requirements needed to meet North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) reliability criteria. A one-month analysis of TVA regulation ...

2013-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

92

Current Status and Potential Impacts Regarding the Proposed Development of a Rail Line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper provides a description of the current status regarding the proposed development of a rail line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nye County, Southern Nevada, which includes potential impacts analyzed during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and the subsequent creation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the rail line. Potential impacts are addressed within the context of impacts to natural and human environmental resources found within the geographic area of the proposed federal project. Potential impacts to these resources have been fully analyzed in the Rail Alignment Draft EIS (DEIS). This paper includes a summary of the potential impacts analyzed in the DEIS. Examples of potential impacts include land use conflicts, air quality, water use, and impacts to biological and cultural resources, among others. In conclusion: Based on its obligations under the NWPA and its decision to select the mostly rail scenario for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, DOE needs to ship these materials by rail in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. DOE prepared the Rail Alignment EIS to provide the background, data, information, and analyses to help decision makers and the public understand the potential environmental impacts that could result from constructing and operating a railroad for shipment of spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and other materials from an existing rail line in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. This railroad would consist of a rail line, railroad operations support facilities, and other related infrastructure. DOE will use the Rail Alignment EIS to decide whether to construct and operate the proposed railroad, and if so, to: - Select a rail alignment (Caliente rail alignment or Mina rail alignment) in which to construct the railroad; - Select the common segments and alternative segments within either a Caliente rail alignment or a Mina rail alignment. The Department would use the selected common segments and alternative segments to identify the public lands to be included in right-of-way applications; - Decide where to construct proposed railroad operations support facilities; - Decide whether to restrict use of the rail line to DOE trains, or whether to allow commercial shippers to operate over the rail line; and - Determine what mitigation measures to implement. (authors)

Lanthrum, G. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States); Gunnerson, J. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

A Review Of Potential Techniques To Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Demersal Trawls  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CONTENTS SECTION 1. OVERVIEW OF THE PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BOTTOM TRAWLING 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Physical effects of trawling gears on the seabed 2 1.2.1 Penetration depth 2 1.2.1.1 Otter trawl studies 3 1.2.1.2 Beam trawl studies 5 1.2.1.3 Otter and beam trawl comparisons 6 1.2.2 Sediment re-suspension 8 1.2.3 Habitat disturbance 8 1.3 Effects on non-target fish and benthic invertebrates 11 1.4 Discussion 14 1.4.1 Physical and biological impact of trawling 14 SECTION 2. REVIEW OF POTENTIAL GEAR MODIFICATIONS 17 2.1 Introduction 17 2.2Beamtrawls 19 2.2.1 Electrical stimulation 19 2.2.1.1 Consequences for commercial catch 20 2.2.1.2 Consequences for seabed 22 2.2.1.3 Consequences for non-target fish mortality 22 2.2.1.4 Consequences for invertebrate mortality 22 2.2.1.5 Other effects 22 2.2.1.6 Discussion 22 2.2.2. Chain configuration and net modification 23 2.2.2.1 Alternative techniques tested 23 2.2.2.2 Consequences

Adrian Linnane; Brendan Ball; Brian Munday; Bob Van Marlen; Magda Bergman; Bottom Trawling

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Potential impacts of the Energy Policy Act on electricity and natural gas provider fleets  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Section 501 of the 1992 Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPACT) mandates that alternative-fuel providers who may sell such fuels for transportation uses acquire alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). The potential impacts of this mandate on the two largest groups of alternative-fuel providers--electricity and natural gas (NG) providers--are presented. Nationwide, 166 electric-only utility companies, 127 NG-only utility companies, and 55 dual-utility companies will be covered by EPACT. Together, these companies own/operate nearly 122,000 light-duty vehicles in the EPACT-defined metropolitan areas. Some 63 natural gas producers and transporters, which have 9700 light-duty vehicles, are also covered. We project that covered fuel providers will purchase 2710 AFVs in 1996 and 13, 650 AFVs by 2001. We estimate that natural gas companies already have 19.4% of their existing light-duty vehicle stocks as AFVs, dual companies have 10.0%, natural gas producers and transporters have 7. 0%, and electric companies have only 1.6%. If the existing AFVs count toward meeting the Section 501 requirements, NG providers (NG utilities, dual utilities, and NG producers and transporters) will need to make little additional effort, but electric companies will have to make substantial commitments to meet the requirements.

Vyas, A.D.; Wang, M.Q.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Rails Beyond Coal The Impacts of "New Energy" & the Dawning of the Domestic Intermodal Age  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rails Beyond Coal ­ The Impacts of "New Energy" & the Dawning of the Domestic Intermodal Age AB) /perishables/others/Coal? Exports ­ "legs"? #12;UNCERTAIN Paper Ethanol Export Coal! Rail Intermediate term volume prospects ABOVE GDP BELOW GD Domestic Coal (?) ABOVE GDP Intermodal/Domestic (++) Intermodal

Bustamante, Fabián E.

96

Potential Impact of Atmospheric Releases at Russian Far East Nuclear Submarine Complexes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An ''Assessment of the Impact of Russian Nuclear Fleet Operations on Far Eastern Coastal Regions'' is being performed as part of the Radiation Safety of the Biosphere Project (RAD) of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) of Laxenburg, Austria. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first comprehensive unclassified analysis of the potential impact of accidents at the Russian Far East nuclear submarine sites near Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk. We have defined the situation there based upon available information and studies commissioned by RAD in collaboration with Russian research institutes including Russian Research Center-''Kurchatov Institute'', Institute of Northern Environmental Problems and Lazurit Central Design Bureau. Further, in our original work, some in collaboration with the staff of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and members of the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, we have calculated the nuclide trajectories from these sites in the atmospheric boundary layer, less than 1.5 kilometers high, and determined their probability of crossing any of the nearby countries as well as Asiatic Russia. We have further determined the concentrations in each of these crossings as well as the total, dry and wet depositions of nuclides on these areas. Finally, we have calculated the doses to the Japanese Island population from typical winter airflow patterns (those most likely to cross the Islands in the minimum times), strong north winds, weak north winds and cyclonic winds for conditions similar to the Chazhma Bay criticality accident (fresh fuel) and for a criticality accident for the same type of reactor with fuel being withdrawn (spent fuel). The maximum individual committed dosages were less than 2 x 10-7 and 2 x 10-3 mSv, respectively. The long-term external doses by radionuclides deposited on the ground and the internal doses by consumption of foods were not evaluated as it is believed that such doses can be avoided by social controls. In other calculations taking these longer term doses into account and determining the sum of the maximum individual committed dosages (SMICD), we found for each of the surrounding countries to be less than 1 mSv. In that part of Russia the (SMICD) is less than 6 mSv. For releases from the Petropavlovsk sites the (SMICD) for each of the surrounding countries is less than 0.3 mSv. In that part of Russia the (SMICD) is less than 6 mSv.

Parker, F.; Mahura, A.; Compton, K.; Brown, K.; Takano, M.; Novikov, V.; Soerensen, J. H.; Baklanov, A.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

97

S. C. Pryor R. J. Barthelmie E. Kjellstro m Potential climate change impact on wind energy resources in northern  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

S. C. Pryor � R. J. Barthelmie � E. Kjellstro¨ m Potential climate change impact on wind energy of climate change on the feasibility and pre- dictability of renewable energy sources including wind energy on near-surface flow and hence wind energy density across northern Europe. It is shown that: Simulated

Pryor, Sara C.

98

The Potential Impact of Increased Renewable Energy Penetrations on Electricity Bill Savings from Residential Photovoltaic Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1) Borenstein, S. , Electricity Rate Structures and thes underlying retail electricity rate through net metering.turn impact retail electricity rates, particularly as retail

Barbose, Galen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

The Potential Impact of Increased Renewable Energy Penetrations on Electricity Bill Savings from Residential Photovoltaic Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

impact of rate design and net metering on the bill savingselectricity rate through net metering. Given the uncertaintyunder two types of net metering, for each scenario. Results

Barbose, Galen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

The Potential Impact of Increased Renewable Energy Penetrations on Electricity Bill Savings from Residential Photovoltaic Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

San Francisco, CA, 2010 (6) National Renewable EnergyLaboratory (NREL), Renewable Resource Data Center, Website:Impact of Increased Renewable Energy Penetrations on

Barbose, Galen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


101

Potential Impacts of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Regional Power Generation  

SciTech Connect

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are being developed around the world, with much work aiming to optimize engine and battery for efficient operation, both during discharge and when grid electricity is available for recharging. However, the general expectation has been that the grid will not be greatly affected by the use of PHEVs because the recharging will occur during off-peak hours, or the number of vehicles will grow slowly enough so that capacity planning will respond adequately. This expectation does not consider that drivers will control the timing of recharging, and their inclination will be to plug in when convenient, rather than when utilities would prefer. It is important to understand the ramifications of adding load from PHEVs onto the grid. Depending on when and where the vehicles are plugged in, they could cause local or regional constraints on the grid. They could require the addition of new electric capacity and increase the utilization of existing capacity. Usage patterns of local distribution grids will change, and some lines or substations may become overloaded sooner than expected. Furthermore, the type of generation used to meet the demand for recharging PHEVs will depend on the region of the country and the timing of recharging. This paper analyzes the potential impacts of PHEVs on electricity demand, supply, generation structure, prices, and associated emission levels in 2020 and 2030 in 13 regions specified by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Information Administration (EIA), and on which the data and analysis in EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2007 are based (Figure ES-1). The estimates of power plant supplies and regional hourly electricity demand come from publicly available sources from EIA and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Electricity requirements for PHEVs are based on analysis from the Electric Power Research Institute, with an optimistic projection of 25% market penetration by 2020, involving a mixture of sedans and sport utility vehicles. The calculations were done using the Oak Ridge Competitive Electricity Dispatch (ORCED) model, a model developed over the past 12 years to evaluate a wide variety of critical electricity sector issues. Seven scenarios were run for each region for 2020 and 2030, for a total of 182 scenarios. In addition to a base scenario of no PHEVs, the authors modeled scenarios assuming that vehicles were either plugged in starting at 5:00 p.m. (evening) or at 10:00 p.m.(night) and left until fully charged. Three charging rates were examined: 120V/15A (1.4 kW), 120V/20A (2 kW), and 220V/30A (6 kW). Most regions will need to build additional capacity or utilize demand response to meet the added demand from PHEVs in the evening charging scenarios, especially by 2030 when PHEVs have a larger share of the installed vehicle base and make a larger demand on the system. The added demands of evening charging, especially at high power levels, can impact the overall demand peaks and reduce the reserve margins for a region's system. Night recharging has little potential to influence peak loads, but will still influence the amount and type of generation.

Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Tsvetkova, Alexandra A [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Potential Impacts of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Regional Power Generation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are being developed around the world, with much work aiming to optimize engine and battery for efficient operation, both during discharge and when grid electricity is available for recharging. However, the general expectation has been that the grid will not be greatly affected by the use of PHEVs because the recharging will occur during off-peak hours, or the number of vehicles will grow slowly enough so that capacity planning will respond adequately. This expectation does not consider that drivers will control the timing of recharging, and their inclination will be to plug in when convenient, rather than when utilities would prefer. It is important to understand the ramifications of adding load from PHEVs onto the grid. Depending on when and where the vehicles are plugged in, they could cause local or regional constraints on the grid. They could require the addition of new electric capacity and increase the utilization of existing capacity. Usage patterns of local distribution grids will change, and some lines or substations may become overloaded sooner than expected. Furthermore, the type of generation used to meet the demand for recharging PHEVs will depend on the region of the country and the timing of recharging. This paper analyzes the potential impacts of PHEVs on electricity demand, supply, generation structure, prices, and associated emission levels in 2020 and 2030 in 13 regions specified by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Information Administration (EIA), and on which the data and analysis in EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2007 are based (Figure ES-1). The estimates of power plant supplies and regional hourly electricity demand come from publicly available sources from EIA and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Electricity requirements for PHEVs are based on analysis from the Electric Power Research Institute, with an optimistic projection of 25% market penetration by 2020, involving a mixture of sedans and sport utility vehicles. The calculations were done using the Oak Ridge Competitive Electricity Dispatch (ORCED) model, a model developed over the past 12 years to evaluate a wide variety of critical electricity sector issues. Seven scenarios were run for each region for 2020 and 2030, for a total of 182 scenarios. In addition to a base scenario of no PHEVs, the authors modeled scenarios assuming that vehicles were either plugged in starting at 5:00 p.m. (evening) or at 10:00 p.m.(night) and left until fully charged. Three charging rates were examined: 120V/15A (1.4 kW), 120V/20A (2 kW), and 220V/30A (6 kW). Most regions will need to build additional capacity or utilize demand response to meet the added demand from PHEVs in the evening charging scenarios, especially by 2030 when PHEVs have a larger share of the installed vehicle base and make a larger demand on the system. The added demands of evening charging, especially at high power levels, can impact the overall demand peaks and reduce the reserve margins for a region's system. Night recharging has little potential to influence peak loads, but will still influence the amount and type of generation.

Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Tsvetkova, Alexandra A [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

SUMMARY REPORT ON POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF SMALL COLUMN ION EXCHANGE ON DWPF GLASS FORMULATION  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes a large amount of experimental work completed to identify the potential impacts of material from Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) on glass formulation at the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). The results show no significant issues with the predicted values of chemical durability and viscosity using the current Product Composition Control System (PCCS) models when the SCIX components are added to projected DWPF glass compositions. No modifications to the viscosity and durability models appear to be necessary at this time in order to incorporate the SCIX streams at DWPF. It is recommended that the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) continue to verify the durability and viscosity models as the projected compositions for DWPF processing evolve. It is also recommended that the data generated thus far be reviewed and a determination be made as to how best to extend the validation ranges of the durability and viscosity models. The liquidus temperatures for the experimental glasses are also reported and discussed in this report. The results show that the measured or estimated (based on measured data) liquidus temperature values for the glasses with SCIX components added are consistently higher than those predicted by the current model. Therefore, the PCCS liquidus temperature model will need to be modified in order to incorporate the SCIX streams at DWPF. It is recommended that SRNL carry out full measurements of the liquidus temperatures for those KT-series glasses where estimates have been made. These data should then be used to support an evaluation of whether a refitting of the liquidus temperature model coefficients will be sufficient to correctly predict the liquidus temperature of glasses containing the SCIX components (particularly higher TiO{sub 2} concentrations), or whether additional modifications to the model are required. While there are prediction issues with the current liquidus temperature model, they are not at this time expected to hamper the incorporation of SCIX streams at DWPF. The estimated liquidus temperatures, while higher than the model predicted values, remain below the current DWPF limit of 1050 C for most of the study glasses. Note that the properties and performance of the glasses in this study are highly dependent on glass composition. Therefore, should significant changes be made to the projected compositions or processing rates for SCIX or DWPF, many of the assessments and experiments may have to be revisited.

Fox, K.; Edwards, T.; Johnson, F.

2011-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

104

Potential  

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

and and Frictional Drag on a Floating Sphere in a Flowing Plasma I. H. Hutchinson Plasma Science and Fusion Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA The interaction of an ion-collecting sphere at floating potential with a flowing colli- sionless plasma is investigated using the "Specialized Coordinate Electrostatic Particle and Thermals In Cell" particle-in-cell code SCEPTIC[1, 2]. Code calculations are given of potential and the total force exerted on the sphere by the flowing plasma. This force is of crucial importance to the problem of dusty plasmas, and the present results are the first for a collisionless plasma to take account of the full self-consistent potential. They reveal discrepancies amounting to as large as 20% with the standard analytic expressions, in parameter regimes where the analytic approximations might have been expected

105

Potential Impacts of Shifts in Climate on the Crop Insurance Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several studies have estimated the possible impacts and adjustments in U.S. agriculture resulting from a future change in climate. This paper examines how these adjustments and shifting climate conditions could affect the nation's crop weather ...

E. Ray Fosse; Stanley A. Changnon

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

The potential impact of renewable energy deployment on natural gas prices in New England  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

more sizable impact on gas prices (e.g. , due to short-termEnergy Deployment on Natural Gas Prices in New England Datedirectly hedge natural gas price risk by reducing the need

Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Potential Impacts of the Saharan Air Layer on Numerical Model Forecasts of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones have devastating impacts on countries across large parts of the globe, including the Atlantic basin. Thus, forecasting of the genesis of Atlantic tropical cyclones is important, but this problem remains a challenge for ...

Aaron S. Pratt; Jenni L. Evans

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Acting Globally: Potential Carbon Emissions Mitigation Impacts from an International Standards and Labelling Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy efficiency standards for equipment: Additionalof Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs, LBNLGlobal Potential of Efficiency Standards in the Residential

Letschert, Virginie E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative  

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

891 891 April 2010 Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative S. Busche and E. Doris National Renewable Energy Laboratory R. Braccio, D. Lippert, P. Finch, D. O'Toole, and J. Fetter Booz Allen Hamilton 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-7A2-47891 April 2010 Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy

110

Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative  

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

7891 7891 April 2010 Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative S. Busche and E. Doris National Renewable Energy Laboratory R. Braccio, D. Lippert, P. Finch, D. O'Toole, and J. Fetter Booz Allen Hamilton 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-7A2-47891 April 2010 Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy

111

Mutational, Structural, and Kinetic Evidence for a Dissociative Mechanism in the GDP-mannose Mannosyl Hydrolase Reaction  

SciTech Connect

GDP-mannose hydrolase (GDPMH) catalyzes the hydrolysis of GDP-{alpha}-D-sugars by nucleophilic substitution with inversion at the anomeric C1 atom of the sugar, with general base catalysis by H124. Three lines of evidence indicate a mechanism with dissociative character. First, in the 1.3 Angstrom X-ray structure of the GDPMH-Mg{sup 2+}-GDP{center_dot}Tris{sup +} complex, the GDP leaving group interacts with five catalytic components: R37, Y103, R52, R65, and the essential Mg{sup 2+}. As determined by the effects of site-specific mutants on k{sub cat}, these components contribute factors of 24-, 100-, 309-, 24-, and {ge}10{sup 5}-fold, respectively, to catalysis. Both R37 and Y103 bind the {beta}-phosphate of GDP and are only 5.0 Angstroms apart. Accordingly, the R37Q/Y103F double mutant exhibits partially additive effects of the two single mutants on k{sub cat}, indicating cooperativity of R37 and Y103 in promoting catalysis, and antagonistic effects on K{sub m}. Second, the conserved residue, D22, is positioned to accept a hydrogen bond from the C2-OH group of the sugar undergoing substitution at C1, as was shown by modeling an {alpha}-D-mannosyl group into the sugar binding site. The D22A and D22N mutations decreased k{sub cat} by factors of 10{sup 2.1} and 10{sup 2.6}, respectively, for the hydrolysis of GDP-{alpha}-D-mannose, and showed smaller effects on K{sub m}, suggesting that the D22 anion stabilizes a cationic oxocarbenium transition state. Third, the fluorinated substrate, GDP-2F-{alpha}-D-mannose, for which a cationic oxocarbenium transition state would be destabilized by electron withdrawal, exhibited a 16-fold decrease in k{sub cat} and a smaller, 2.5-fold increase in K{sub m}. The D22A and D22N mutations further decreased the k{sub cat} with GDP-2F-{alpha}-D-mannose to values similar to those found with GDP-{alpha}-D-mannose, and decreased the K{sub m} of the fluorinated substrate. The choice of histidine as the general base over glutamate, the preferred base in other Nudix enzymes, is not due to the greater basicity of histidine, since the pK{sub a} of E124 in the active complex (7.7) exceeded that of H124 (6.7), and the H124E mutation showed a 10{sup 2.2}-fold decrease in k{sub cat}and a 4.0-fold increase in K{sub m} at pH 9.3. Similarly, the catalytic triad detected in the X-ray structure (H124---Y127---P120) is unnecessary for orienting H124, since the Y127F mutation had only 2-fold effects on k{sub cat} and K{sub m} with either H124 or E124 as the general base. Hence, a neutral histidine rather than an anionic glutamate may be necessary to preserve electroneutrality in the active complex.

Xia,Z.; Azurmendi, H.; lairson, L.; Withers, S.; Gabelli, S.; Bianchet, M.; Amzel, L.; Mildvan, A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Potential impacts of Title I nonattainment on the electric power industry: A Chicago case study (Phase 2)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study uses version IV of the Urban Airshed Model (UAM-IV) to examine the potential impacts of Title I (nonattainment) and Title IV (acid rain) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) on the utility industry. The UAM is run for a grid that covers the Commonwealth Edison Power Pool and encompasses the greater Chicago area and surrounding rural areas. Meteorological conditions are selected from an ozone (O{sub 3}) episode on July 5 and 6, 1988.

Fernau, M.E.; Makofske, W.J.; South, D.W.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Identification, definition and evaluation of potential impacts facing the US electric utility industry over the next decade. Final report  

SciTech Connect

There are numerous conditions of the generation system that may ultimately develop into system states affecting system reliability and security. Such generation system conditions should also be considered when evaluating the potential impacts on system operations. The following five issues have been identified to impact system reliability and security to the greatest extent: transmission access/retail wheeling; non-utility generators and independent power producers; integration of dispersed storage and generation into utility distribution systems; EMF and right-of-way limitations; Clean Air Act Amendments. Strictly speaking, some issues are interrelated and one issue cannot be completely dissociated from the others. However, this report addresses individual issues separately in order to determine all major aspects of bulk power system operations affected by each issue. The impacts of the five issues on power system reliability and security are summarized. This report examines the five critical issues that the US electric utility industry will be facing over the next decade. The investigation of their impacts on utility industry will be facing over the next decade. The investigation of their impacts on utility system reliability and security is limited to the system operation viewpoint. Those five issues will undoubtedly influence various planning aspects of the bulk transmission system. However, those subjects are beyond the scope of this report. While the issues will also influence the restructure and business of the utility industry politically, sociologically, environmentally, and economically, all discussion included in the report are focused only on technical ramifications.

Grainger, J.J.; Lee, S.S.H.

1993-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

114

Spatial assessment of the environmental impacts of potential wheat and switchgrass bioethanol chains in Ukraine.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Various scientific sources have identified Ukraine as one of the most promising European countries for the production of bioethanol. However, before exploiting this potential, the… (more)

Gelten, R.M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Potential impacts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on regional power generation  

SciTech Connect

Simulations predict that the introduction of PHEVs could impact demand peaks, reduce reserve margins, and increase prices. The type of power generation used to recharge the PHEVs and associated emissions will depend upon the region and the timing of the recharge. (author)

Hadley, Stanton W.; Tsvetkova, Alexandra A.

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

116

Potential Impact of Climate Change on Natural Resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses the impacts of changes in climate on water resources, agriculture, forests, outdoor recreation, ecological resources, and air quality in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region that could be reasonably anticipated to occur over the course of the 21st century assuming a medium greenhouse gas emissions projection. The emphasis is on those effects likely to occur in the next 10 to 40 years, which are likely to be modestlonger range predictions are much more uncertain.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Investigation of Ammonia Adsorption on Fly Ash and Potential Impacts of Ammoniated Ash  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Problems associated with ammoniated fly ash have become a major concern for coal-fired facilities in recent years due to the increased use of ammonia-based environmental control technologies. Of particular note is more frequent use of ammonia-based NOx control systems and electrostatic precipitator (ESP) conditioning with ammonia. To help power producers evaluate and mitigate the impacts of ammoniated ash, this project provides crucial information in the areas of fly ash characterization, adsorption test...

1999-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

118

Economic Impacts Associated with Potential Critical Habitat Designation for the Black Abalone  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

)............................................... 73 Figure 2.12-1: Proposed North American LNG Import Terminals of Known LNG Import Terminals in California .................................. 84 Table 2.12-1: Cost .............................................. 83 Figure 2.12-2: Potential North American LNG Import Terminals

119

Nocturnal Wind Direction Shear and Its Potential Impact on Pollutant Transport  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential effects of vertical wind direction shear on pollutant transport at a complicated, semiarid site are examined using tower measurements. This high-elevation site is situated on a sloping plateau between mountains to the west and a ...

Brent M. Bowen; Jeffrey A. Baars; Gregory L. Stone

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Potential Climatic Impacts and Reliability of Large-Scale Offshore Wind Farms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The vast availability of wind power has fueled substantial interest in this renewable energy source as a potential near-zero greenhouse gas emission technology for meeting future world energy needs while addressing the ...

Wang, Chien

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


121

Potential Vorticity Diagnosis of the Severe Convective Regime. Part II: The Impact of Idealized PV Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Idealized numerical experiments are conducted to understand the effect of upper-tropospheric potential vorticity (PV) anomalies on an environment conducive to severe weather. Anomalies are specified as a single isolated vortex, a string of ...

John W. Nielsen-Gammon; David A. Gold

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Potential Impact of Carbon Dioxide on Potable Groundwater: A Controlled Release Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources and injecting them deep underground in geologic formations is one of several options being considered to offset the effects of CO2 emissions. To provide information about geologic storage of CO2 to the public and regulators, industry needs to carefully study all potential environmental risks, including the potential for CO2 movement from deep storage sites into shallow aquifers containing ...

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

123

Assessment of Potential Flood Events and Impacts at INL's Proposed Remote-Handled Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility Sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rates, depths, erosion potential, increased subsurface transport rates, and annual exceedance probability for potential flooding scenarios have been evaluated for the on-site alternatives of Idaho National Laboratory’s proposed remote handled low-level waste disposal facility. The on-site disposal facility is being evaluated in anticipation of the closure of the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the INL. An assessment of flood impacts are required to meet the Department of Energy’s Low-Level Waste requirements (DOE-O 435.1), its natural phenomena hazards assessment criteria (DOE-STD-1023-95), and the Radioactive Waste Management Manual (DOE M 435.1-1) guidance in addition to being required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental assessment (EA). Potential sources of water evaluated include those arising from (1) local precipitation events, (2) precipitation events occurring off of the INL (off-site precipitation), and (3) increased flows in the Big Lost River in the event of a Mackay Dam failure. On-site precipitation events include potential snow-melt and rainfall. Extreme rainfall events were evaluated for the potential to create local erosion, particularly of the barrier placed over the disposal facility. Off-site precipitation carried onto the INL by the Big Lost River channel was evaluated for overland migration of water away from the river channel. Off-site precipitation sources evaluated were those occurring in the drainage basin above Mackay Reservoir. In the worst-case scenarios, precipitation occurring above Mackay Dam could exceed the dam’s capacity, leading to overtopping, and eventually complete dam failure. Mackay Dam could also fail during a seismic event or as a result of mechanical piping. Some of the water released during dam failure, and contributing precipitation, has the potential of being carried onto the INL in the Big Lost River channel. Resulting overland flows from these flood sources were evaluated for their erosion potential, ability to overflow the proposed disposal facility, and for their ability to increase migration of contaminants from the facility. The assessment of available literature suggests that the likelihood of detrimental flood water impacting the proposed RH-LLW facility is extremely low. The annual exceedance probability associated with uncontrolled flows in the Big Lost River impacting either of the proposed sites is 1x10-5, with return interval (RI) of 10,000yrs. The most probable dam failure scenario has an annual exceedance probability of 6.3x10-6 (1.6x105 yr RI). In any of the scenarios generating possible on-site water, the duration is expected to be quite short, water depths are not expected to exceed 0.5 m, and the erosion potential can easily be mitigated by emplacement of a berm (operational period), and an engineered cover (post closure period). Subsurface mobilization of radionuclides was evaluated for a very conservative flooding scenario resulting in 50 cm deep, 30.5 day on-site water. The annual exceedance probability for which is much smaller than 3.6x10-7 (2.8x106 yr RI). For the purposes of illustration, the facility was assumed to flood every 500 years. The periodically recurring flood waters were predicted to marginally increase peak radionuclide fluxes into the aquifer by at most by a factor of three for non-sorbing radionuclides, and to have limited impact on peak radionuclide fluxes into the aquifer for contaminants that do sorb.

A. Jeff Sondrup; Annette L. Schafter

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

The potential impact of externalities considerations on the market for biomass power technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study assesses the current status of externalities considerations--nonmarket costs and benefits--in state and utility electricity resource planning processes and determines how externalities considerations might help or hinder the development of biomass power plants. It provides an overview of biomass resources and technologies, including their market status and environmental impacts; reviews the current treatment of externalities in the states; and documents the perspectives of key utility, regulatory, and industry representatives concerning externalities considerations. The authors make the following recommendations to the biomass industry: (1) the wood and agricultural waste industries should work toward having states and utilities recognize that wood and agricultural waste are greenhouse gas neutral resources because of carbon sequestration during growth; (2) the biomass industry should emphasize nonenvironmental benefits such as economic development and job creation; and (3) the biomass industry should pursue and support efforts to establish renewable energy set-asides or ``green`` requests for proposals.

Swezey, B.G.; Porter, K.L.; Feher, J.S.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Analysis of potential impacts of Flaming Gorge Dam hydropower operations on archaeological sites  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An archaeological field study was conducted along the Green River in the areas of Little Hole and Browns Park in Utah and Colorado. The purpose of the study was to measure the potential for hydropower operations at Flaming Gorge Dam to directly or indirectly affect archaeological sites in the study area. Thirty-four known sites were relocated, and six new sites were recorded. Information was collected at each site regarding location, description, geomorphic setting, sedimentary context, vegetation, slope, distance from river, elevation above river level, and site condition. Matching the hydrologic projections of river level and sediment load with the geomorphic and sedimentary context at specific site locations indicated that eight sites were in areas with a high potential for erosion.

Moeller, K.L.; Malinowski, L.M.; Hoffecker, J.F.

1955-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Vegetation Management in Electric Transmission Rights-of-Way and Potential Impacts on Groundwater  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Chemical contamination of ground water is a growing utility concern. Pesticides and other potentially hazardous chemicals are used ubiquitously in everyday life. Pesticide use is widespread in urban, industrial, and agricultural settings, and in the case of utility rights-of-way (ROWs), is applied in a linear fashion across the landscape, often over long distances and intermingled with other uses. Thus, reliable assessment of risks arising from pesticide contamination of ground water and design of effici...

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

127

The development and application of the chemical mixture methodology in analysis of potential health impacts from airborne release in emergencies  

SciTech Connect

The Chemical Mixture Methodology (CMM) is used for emergency response and safety planning by the U.S. Department of Energy, its contractors, and other private and public sector organizations. The CMM estimates potential health impacts on individuals and their ability to take protective actions as a result of exposure to airborne chemical mixtures. They are based on the concentration of each chemical in the mixture at a designated receptor location, the protective action criteria (PAC) providing chemical-specific exposure limit values, and the health code numbers (HCNs) that identify the target organ groupings that may be impacted by exposure to each chemical in a mixture. The CMM has been significantly improved since its introduction more than 10 years ago. Major enhancements involve the expansion of the number of HCNs from 44 to 60 and inclusion of updated PAC values based on an improved development methodology and updates in the data used to derive the PAC values. Comparisons between the 1999 and 2009 versions of the CMM show potentially substantial changes in the assessment results for selected sets of chemical mixtures. In particular, the toxic mode hazard indices (HIs) and target organ HIs are based on more refined acute HCNs, thereby improving the quality of chemical consequence assessment, emergency planning, and emergency response decision making. Seven hypothetical chemical storage and processing scenarios are used to demonstrate how the CMM is applied in emergency planning and hazard assessment.

Yu, Xiao-Ying; Petrocchi, Achille J.; Craig, Douglas K.; Glantz, Clifford S.; Trott, Donna M.; Ciolek, John T.; Lu, Po-Yung; Bond, Jayne-Anne; Tuccinardi, Thomas E.; Bouslaugh, Philip R.

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

128

The Impact of Varying Natural Gas Prices on the Potential Distributed Resources Market  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Studies of the potential market for distributed resources (DR) have typically assumed that long-term gas rates will increase in a gradual and uniform fashion; however, natural gas rates can peak at very high rates as they did in late 2000 and early 2001. This project studied the response of the DR market to changes in future gas prices in a range of plausible scenarios. It suggests that relatively high natural gas prices and non-uniform annual price fluctuations may strongly affect the size and character...

2002-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

129

POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICIES ON THE U. S. PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. Many energy and climate policies are being debated in the United States that could have significant impact upon the future of the pulp and paper industry. Five of these policies are examined here in terms of their possible directional influences on biomass energy and paper production: (1) a national renewable electricity standard, (2) a U.S. greenhouse gas cap and trade system, (3) stronger renewable fuels standards, (4) expanded state incentives for biomass pilot plants, and (5) more favorable taxation of forest property. The observed trends reinforce the value of forest product diversification through the addition of biomass power generation and transportation fuels/chemicals production as co-products of the pulp and paper industry. Therefore, directing capital expenditures to the increasingly cost-competitive and expanding biopower and biofuels markets would appear to have merit in anticipation of the promulgation of new energy and climate legislation. Accelerated investments in new facilities such as biorefineries and cogeneration units and in energy-efficiency upgrades would position the pulp and paper industry to profit from current trends and likely policy initiatives. 1.

Marilyn A. Brown; Nilgun Atamturk; Dr. Marilyn; A. Brown

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Potential impact of new power system technology on the design of a manned space station  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Large, more complex spacecraft of the future such as a manned Space Station will require electric power systems of 100 kW and more, orders of magnitude greater than the present state of the art. Power systems at this level will have a significant impact on the spacecraft design. Historically, long-lived spacecraft have relied on silicon solar cell arrays, a nickel-cadium storage battery and operation at 28 V dc. These technologies lead to large array areas and heavy batteries for a Space Station application. This, in turn, presents orbit altitude maintenance, attitude control, energy management and launch weight and volume constraints. Size (area) and weight of such a power system can be reduced if new higher efficiency conversion and lighter weight storage technologies are used. Several promising technology options including concentrator solar photovoltaic arrays, solar thermal dynamic and ultimately nuclear dynamic systems to reduce area are discussed. Also higher energy storage systems such as nickel-hydrogen and the regenerative fuel cell (RFC) and higher voltage power distribution which add system flexibility, simplicity and reduce weight are examined. Emphasis is placed on the attributes and development status of emerging technologies that are sufficiently developed that they could be available for flight use in the early to mid 1990's.

Fordyce, J.S.; Schwartz, H.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Lightweight materials in the light-duty passenger vehicle market: Their market penetration potential and impacts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the results of a lightweight materials study. Various lightweight materials are examined and the most cost effective are selected for further analysis. Aluminum and high-performance polymer matrix composites (PMCS) are found to have the highest potential for reducing the weight of automobiles and passenger-oriented light trucks. Weight reduction potential for aluminum and carbon fiber-based PMCs are computed based on a set of component-specific replacement criteria (such as stiffness and strength), and the consequent incremental cost scenarios are developed. The authors assume that a materials R and D program successfully reduces the cost of manufacturing aluminum and carbon fiber PMC-intensive vehicles. A vehicle choice model is used to project market shares for the lightweight vehicles. A vehicle survival and age-related usage model is employed to compute energy consumption over time for the vehicle stock. After a review of projected costs, the following two sets of vehicles are characterized to compete with the conventional materials vehicles: (1) aluminum vehicles with limited replacement providing 19% weight reduction (AIV-Mid), and (2) aluminum vehicles with the maximum replacement providing 31% weight reduction (AIV-Max). Assuming mass-market introduction in 2005, the authors project a national petroleum energy savings of 3% for AIV-Mid and 5% for AIV-Max in 2030.

Stodolsky, F. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Center for Transportation Research]|[Argonne National Lab., Washington, DC (United States); Vyas, A.; Cuenca, R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Center for Transportation Research

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Urea for SCR-based NOx Control Systems and Potential Impacts to Ground Water Resources  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One of the key challenges facing manufacturers of diesel engines for light- and heavy-duty vehicles is the development of technologies for controlling emissions of nitrogen oxides, In this regard, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems represent control technology that can potentially achieve the NOx removal efficiencies required to meet new U.S. EPA standards. SCR systems rely on a bleed stream of urea solution into exhaust gases prior to catalytic reduction. While urea's role in this emission control technology is beneficial, in that it supports reduced NOx emissions, it can also be an environmental threat to ground water quality. This would occur if it is accidentally released to soils because once in that environmental medium, urea is subsequently converted to nitrate--which is regulated under the U.S. EPA's primary drinking water standards. Unfortunately, nitrate contamination of ground waters is already a significant problem across the U.S. Historically, the primary sources of nitrate in ground waters have been septic tanks and fertilizer applications. The basic concern over nitrate contamination is the potential health effects associated with drinking water containing elevated levels of nitrate. Specifically, consumption of nitrate-contaminated water can cause a blood disorder in infants known as methemoglobinemia.

Layton, D.

2002-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

133

The Potential Impacts of OTEC Intakes on Aquatic Organisms at an OTEC Site under Development on Kauai, HI  

SciTech Connect

Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is a marine renewable energy technology with the potential to contribute significantly to the baseload power needs of tropical island communities and remote U.S. military installations. As with other renewable energy technologies, however, there are potential challenges to its commercialization: technological, financial, social, and environmental. Given the large volumes of seawater required to drive the electricity-producing cycle, there is potential for the intakes to negatively impact the marine resources of the source waterbody through the impingement and entrainment of marine organisms. The goal of this project was to identify feasible warm water intake designs for a land-based OTEC facility proposed for development in Port Allen, Kauai and to characterize the populations of ichthyoplankton near the proposed warm water intake location that could be at risk of entrainment. The specific objectives of this project were to: • Complete a site-specific assessment of available and feasible warm water intake technologies to determine the best intake designs for minimizing impacts to aquatic organisms at the proposed land-based OTEC site in Port Allen, Kauai. • Complete a field sampling program to collect biological data to characterize the baseline populations of ichthyoplankton near the sites being considered for the warm water intake at the proposed land-based OTEC site in Port Allen, Kauai. Various intake design options are presented with the focus on providing adequate environmental protection to the local ichthyoplankton population while providing an economically viable intake option to the OTEC developer. Further definition by NOAA and other environmental regulators is required to further refine the designs presented to meet all US regulations for future OTEC development.

Oney, Stephen K. [OTE Corporation; Hogan, Timothy [Alden Research Laboratory; Steinbeck, John [Tenera Environmental

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

134

Comparison of caprock pore networks which potentially will be impacted by carbon sequestration projects.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Injection of CO2 into underground rock formations can reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions. Caprocks present above potential storage formations are the main structural trap inhibiting CO2 from leaking into overlying aquifers or back to the Earth's surface. Dissolution and precipitation of caprock minerals resulting from reaction with CO2 may alter the pore network where many pores are of the micrometer to nanometer scale, thus altering the structural trapping potential of the caprock. However, the distribution, geometry and volume of pores at these scales are poorly characterized. In order to evaluate the overall risk of leakage of CO2 from storage formations, a first critical step is understanding the distribution and shape of pores in a variety of different caprocks. As the caprock is often comprised of mudstones, we analyzed samples from several mudstone formations with small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging to compare the pore networks. Mudstones were chosen from current or potential sites for carbon sequestration projects including the Marine Tuscaloosa Group, the Lower Tuscaloosa Group, the upper and lower shale members of the Kirtland Formation, and the Pennsylvanian Gothic shale. Expandable clay contents ranged from 10% to approximately 40% in the Gothic shale and Kirtland Formation, respectively. During SANS, neutrons effectively scatter from interfaces between materials with differing scattering length density (i.e., minerals and pores). The intensity of scattered neutrons, I(Q), where Q is the scattering vector, gives information about the volume and arrangement of pores in the sample. The slope of the scattering data when plotted as log I(Q) vs. log Q provides information about the fractality or geometry of the pore network. On such plots slopes from -2 to -3 represent mass fractals while slopes from -3 to -4 represent surface fractals. Scattering data showed surface fractal dimensions for the Kirtland formation and one sample from the Tuscaloosa formation close to 3, indicating very rough surfaces. In contrast, scattering data for the Gothic shale formation exhibited mass fractal behavior. In one sample of the Tuscaloosa formation the data are described by a surface fractal at low Q (larger pores) and a mass fractal at high Q (smaller pores), indicating two pore populations contributing to the scattering behavior. These small angle neutron scattering results, combined with high-resolution TEM imaging, provided a means for both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the differences in pore networks between these various mudstones.

McCray, John (Colorado School of Mines); Navarre-Sitchler, Alexis (Colorado School of Mines); Mouzakis, Katherine (Colorado School of Mines); Heath, Jason E.; Dewers, Thomas A.; Rother, Gernot (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Capital requirements and fuel-cycle energy and emissions impacts of potential PNGV fuels.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Our study reveals that supplying gasoline-equivalent demand for the low-market-share scenario requires a capital investment of less than $40 billion for all fuels except H{sub 2}, which will require a total cumulative investment of $150 billion. By contrast, cumulative capital investments under the high-market-share scenario are $50 billion for LNG, $90 billion for ethanol, $100 billion for methanol, $160 billion for CNG and DME, and $560 billion for H{sub 2}. Although these substantial capital requirements are spread over many years, their magnitude could pose a challenge to the widespread introduction of 3X vehicles. Fossil fuel use by US light-duty vehicles declines significantly with introduction of 3X vehicles because of fuel-efficiency improvements for 3X vehicles and because of fuel substitution (which applies to the nonpetroleum-fueled alternatives). Petroleum use for light-duty vehicles in 2030 is reduced by as much as 45% relative to the reference scenario. GHG emissions follow a similar pattern. Total GHG emissions decline by 25-30% with most of the propulsion system/fuel alternatives. For those using renewable fuels (i.e., ethanol and H{sub 2} from solar energy), GHG emissions drop by 33% (H{sub 2}) and 45% (ethanol). Among urban air pollutants, urban NOX emissions decline slightly for 3X vehicles using CIDI and SIDI engines and drop substantially for fuel-cell vehicles. Urban CO emissions decline for CIDI and FCV alternatives, while VOC emissions drop significantly for all alternatives except RFG-, methanol-, and ethanol-fueled SIDI engines. With the exception of CIDI engines fueled by RFD, FT50, or B20 (which increase urban PM{sub 10} emissions by over 30%), all propulsion system/fuel alternatives reduce urban PM{sub 10} emissions. Reductions are approximately 15-20% for fuel cells and for methanol-, ethanol-, CNG-, or LPG-fueled SIDI engines. Table 3 qualitatively summarizes impacts of the 13 alternatives on capital requirements and on energy use and emissions relative to the reference scenario. The table clearly shows the trade-off between costs and benefits. For example, while H{sub 2} FCVs have the greatest incremental capital needs, they offer the largest energy and emissions benefits. On the basis of the cost and benefit changes shown, methanol and gasoline FCVs appear to have particularly promising benefits-to-costs ratios.

Johnson, L.; Mintz, M.; Singh, M.; Stork, K.; Vyas, A.; Wang, M.

1999-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

136

The Evolving Magnetic Scales of the Outer Solar Atmosphere and Their Potential Impact on Heliospheric Turbulence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The presence of turbulent phenomena in the outer solar atmosphere is a given. However, because we are reduced to remotely sensing the atmosphere of a star with instruments of limited spatial and/or spectral resolution, we can only infer the physical progression from macroscopic to microscopic phenomena. Even so, we know that many, if not all, of the turbulent phenomena that pervade interplanetary space have physical origins at the Sun and so in this brief article we consider some recent measurements which point to sustained potential source(s) of heliospheric turbulence in the magnetic and thermal domains. In particular, we look at the scales of magnetism that are imprinted on the outer solar atmosphere by the relentless magneto-convection of the solar interior and combine state-of-the-art observations from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Coronal Multi-channel Polarimeter (CoMP) which are beginning to hint at the origins of the wave/plasma interplay prevalent closer to the Earth. While linking th...

McIntosh, Scott W; Threlfall, James; De Moortel, Ineke; Leamon, Robert J; Tian, Hui

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Characterization of a fluidized-bed combustion ash to determine potential for environmental impact. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A 440-megawatt, circulating fluidized-bed combustion (CFBC), lignite-fired power plant is planned for construction in Choctaw County north of Ackerman, Mississippi. This power plant will utilize Mississippi lignite from the first lignite mine in that state. Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., is working with the power plant developer in the current planning and permitting efforts for this proposed construction project. In order to accommodate Mississippi state regulatory agencies and meet appropriate permit requirements, Malcolm Pirnie needed to provide an indication of the characteristics of the by-products anticipated to be produced at the proposed plant. Since the Mississippi lignite is from a newly tapped mine and the CFBC technology is relatively new, Malcolm Pirnie contacted with the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) to develop and perform a test plan for the production and characterization of ash similar to ash that will be eventually produced at the proposed power plant. The work performed at the EERC included two primary phases: production of by-products in a bench-scale CFBC unit using lignite provided by Malcolm Pirnie with test conditions delineated by Malcolm Pirnie to represent expected operating conditions for the full-scale plant; and an extensive characterization of the by-products produced, focusing on Mississippi regulatory requirements for leachability, with the understanding that return of the by-product to the mine site was an anticipated by-product management plan. The overall focus of this project was the environmental assessment of the by-product expected to be produced at the proposed power plant. Emphasis was placed on the leachability of potentially problematic trace elements in the by-products. The leaching research documented in this report was performed to determine trends of leachability of trace elements under leaching conditions appropriate for evaluating land disposal in monofills, such as returning the by-products to the mine site.

Hassett, D.J.; Henderson, A.K.; Pflughoeft-Hassett, D.F.; Mann, M.D.; Eylands, K.E.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Potential Impact of Adopting Maximum Technologies as Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in the U.S. Residential Sector  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (US DOE) has placed lighting and appliance standards at a very high priority of the U.S. energy policy. However, the maximum energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction achievable via minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) has not yet been fully characterized. The Bottom Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS), first developed in 2007, is a global, generic, and modular tool designed to provide policy makers with estimates of potential impacts resulting from MEPS for a variety of products, at the international and/or regional level. Using the BUENAS framework, we estimated potential national energy savings and CO2 emissions mitigation in the US residential sector that would result from the most aggressive policy foreseeable: standards effective in 2014 set at the current maximum technology (Max Tech) available on the market. This represents the most likely characterization of what can be maximally achieved through MEPS in the US. The authors rely on the latest Technical Support Documents and Analytical Tools published by the U.S. Department of Energy as a source to determine appliance stock turnover and projected efficiency scenarios of what would occur in the absence of policy. In our analysis, national impacts are determined for the following end uses: lighting, television, refrigerator-freezers, central air conditioning, room air conditioning, residential furnaces, and water heating. The analyzed end uses cover approximately 65percent of site energy consumption in the residential sector (50percent of the electricity consumption and 80percent of the natural gas and LPG consumption). This paper uses this BUENAS methodology to calculate that energy savings from Max Tech for the U.S. residential sector products covered in this paper will reach an 18percent reduction in electricity demand compared to the base case and 11percent in Natural Gas and LPG consumption by 2030 The methodology results in reductions in CO2 emissions of a similar magnitude.

Letschert, Virginie; Desroches, Louis-Benoit; McNeil, Michael; Saheb, Yamina

2010-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

139

Potential impact of Thailand's alcohol program on production, consumption, and trade of cassava, sugarcane, and corn  

SciTech Connect

On the first of May 1980, Thailand's fuel-alcohol program was announced by the Thai government. According to the program, a target of 147 million liters of ethanol would be produced in 1981, from cassava, sugarcane, and other biomasses. Projecting increases in output each year, the target level of ethanol produciton was set at 482 million liters of ethanol for 1986. The proposed amount of ethanol production could create a major shift up in the demand schedule of energy crops such as cassava, sugarcane, and corn. The extent of the adjustments in price, production, consumption, and exports for these energy crops need to be evaluated. The purpose of this study is to assess the potential impact of Thailand's fuel-alcohol program on price, production, consumption, and exports of three potential energy crops: cassava, sugarcane, and corn. Econometric commodity models of cassava, sugarcane, and corn are constructed and used as a method of assessment. The overall results of the forecasting simulations of the models indicate that the fuel-alcohol program proposed by the Thai government will cause the price, production, and total consumption of cassava, sugarcane, and corn to increase; on the other hand, it will cause exports to decline. In addition, based on the relative prices and the technical coefficients of ethanol production of these three energy crops, this study concludes that only cassava should be used to produce the proposed target of ethanol production.

Boonserm, P.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Air quality analysis of the potential impact of offshore oil and gas development in central and northern California. Technical analysis. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the detailed results of a study prepared for the Bureau of Land Management on the anticipated air quality impacts of the oil and gas development activities associated with proposed OCS Sale No. 53 off central and northern California. The report examines the air quality regulations and standards applicable to Sale No. 53 activities, the air emmissions likely to result from the various phase of the proposed development, their potential impacts on onshore receptor areas, and mitigating measures and strategies available to minimize perceived impacts. The air quality modeling analysis includes both inert and reactive pollutant modeling.

Not Available

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


141

Air quality analysis of the potential impact of offshore oil and gas development in central and northern California. Executive summary. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This summary presents the significant results of a study prepared for the Bureau of Land Management on the anticipated air quality impacts of the oil and gas development activities associated with proposed OCS Sale No. 53 off central and northern California. The report summarizes the air quality regulations and standards applicable to Sale No. 53 activities, the air emmissions likely to result from the various phases of the proposed development, their potential impacts on onshore receptor areas, and mitigating measures and strategies available to minimize perceived impacts. The air quality modeling analysis includes both and reactive pollutant modeling.

Not Available

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

The Potential Impacts of the Use of Southern Oscillation Information on theTexas Aggregate Sorghum Production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Economic decision models incorporating biophysical simulation models are used to examine the impact of the use of Southern Oscillation (SO) information on sorghum production in Texas. Production for 18 sites is aggregated to examine the impact of ...

Harvey S. J. Hill; James W. Mjelde; Wesley Rosenthal; Peter J. Lamb

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Evaluating the impact of caprock and reservoir properties on potential risk of CO2 leakage after injection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical models are essential tools for CO2 sequestration projects and should be included in the life cycle of a project. Common practice involves modeling the behavior of CO2 during and after injection using site-specific reservoir and caprock properties. Little has been done to systematically evaluate and compare the effects of a broad but realistic range of reservoir and caprock properties on potential CO2 leakage through caprock. Broad-based research addressing the impacts of caprock properties and their heterogeneity on seal permeation is absent. Efforts along this direction require obtaining information about the physically reasonable range of caprock and reservoir properties, effectively sampling the parameter space to fully explore the range of these properties, and performing flow and transport calculations using reliable numerical simulators. In this study, we identify the most important factors affecting CO2 leakage through intact caprock and try to understand the underlying mechanisms. We use caprock and reservoir properties from various field sites and literature data to identify the range of caprock thickness, permeability, and porosity that might occur. We use a quasi Monte Carlo sampling approach to ensure that the full range of caprock and seal properties is evaluated without bias. For each set of sampled properties, the migration of injected CO2 is simulated for up to 200 years using the water-salt-CO2 operational mode of the STOMP simulator. Preliminary results show that critical factors determining CO2 leakage rate through intact caprock are, in decreasing order of significance, the caprock thickness, caprock permeability, reservoir permeability, caprock porosity, and reservoir porosity. This study provides a function for prediction of potential CO2 leakage risk due to permeation of intact caprock, and identifies a range of acceptable seal thicknesses and permeability for sequestration projects. As a byproduct, the dependence of CO2 injectivity on reservoir properties is also evaluated.

Hou, Zhangshuan; Rockhold, Mark L.; Murray, Christopher J.

2012-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

145

Enhancement Strategies for Mitigating Potential Operational Impacts of Cooling Water Intake Structures: Approaches for Enhancing Env ironmental Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes environmental enhancement or restoration approaches that may be applicable for mitigating impingement and entrainment impacts associated with cooling water intake structures (CWISs).

2003-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

146

Essays on the U.S Biofuel Policies: Welfare Impacts and the Potential for Reduction of GHG Emission.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This dissertation study investigates the impact of the US biofuel policies related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulation, tax credit and renewable fuel standard (RFS2)… (more)

Wamisho Hossiso, Kassu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Study of the potential health and environmental impacts from the development of liquid-dominated geothermal resources  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document describes seven programs to provide scientific input, understanding, and forecasting capability for hydrothermal energy areas needing resolution. The three major areas addressed are (1) the impacts on living components of the aqueous and terrestrial ecosystems, (2) the impacts on the quality of the abiotic environment itself, and (3) the techniques needed to measure releases from hydrothermal activities.

Williams, J.M. (ed.)

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

A survey of endangered waterbirds on Maui and Oahu and assessment of potential impacts to waterbirds from the proposed Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission corridor. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A survey of endangered waterbirds on Maui and Oahu was conducted during August and September 1993 to identify potential waterbird habitats within the general area of the proposed Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission corridor and to assess the potential impacts to endangered waterbird of installing and operating a high voltage transmission line from the Island of Hawaii to the islands of Oahu and Maui. Annual waterbird survey information and other literature containing information on specific wetland sites were summarized. Literature describing impacts of overhead transmission lines on birds was used to evaluate potential impacts of the proposed project on endangered waterbirds, resident wading birds, and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. On Oahu, five wetland habitats supporting endangered Hawaiian waterbirds were identified within 2.5 miles of the proposed transmission line corridor. On Maui, three wetland habitats supporting endangered Hawaiian waterbirds were identified within the general area of the proposed transmission line corridor. Several of the wetlands identified on Oahu and Maui also supported resident wading birds and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. Endangered waterbirds, resident wading birds, and migratory birds may collide with the proposed transmission lines wires. The frequency and numbers of bird collisions is expected to be greater on Oahu than on Maui because more wetland habitat exists and greater numbers of birds occur in the project area on Oahu. In addition, the endangered Hawaiian goose and the endangered Hawaiian petrel may be impacted by the proposed segment of the Hawaii Geothermal Project transmission line on Maui.

Evans, K.; Woodside, D.; Bruegmann, M. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, HI (United States). Pacific Islands Office

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Air quality analysis of the potential impact of offshore oil and gas development in central and northern California. Supplement. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This supplement to the Technical Analysis presents additional results for a study prepared for the Bureau of Land Management on the anticipated air quality impacts of the oil and gas development activities associated with proposed OCS Sale No. 53 off central and northern California. This supplementary analysis examines the new Department of Interior air quality regulations and standards applicable to Sale No. 53 activities, the air emmissions likely to result from the various phase of the proposed development, and their potential impacts on onshore receptor areas. The air quality modeling analysis includes both inert and reactive pollutant modeling.

Not Available

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

The Early U.S. Market for PHEVs: Anticipating Consumer Awareness, Recharge Potential, Design Priorities and Energy Impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs): Goals and theand Impacts of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Options for a Compactof Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Volume 1: Nationwide

Axsen, Jonn; Kurani, Kenneth S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative  

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

This report provides detailed analyses of the following policies to determine the impact they may have on ratepayers, businesses, and the state in terms of energy saved, clean energy generated, and the financial costs and benefits.

152

An assessment of potential health impacts on Utrok Atoll from exposure to cesium-137 (137Cs) and plutonium  

SciTech Connect

Residual fallout contamination from the nuclear test program in the Marshall Islands is a concern to Marshall Islanders because of the potential health risks associated with exposure to residual fallout contamination in the environment. Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been monitoring the amount of fallout radiation delivered to Utrok Atoll residents over the past 4 years. This briefing document gives an outline of our findings from the whole body counting and plutonium bioassay monitoring programs. Additional information can be found on the Marshall Islands web site (http://eed.lnl.gov/mi/). Cesium-137 is an important radioactive isotope produced in nuclear detonations and can be taken up from coral soils into locally grown food crop products that form an important part of the Marshallese diet. The Marshall Islands whole body counting program has clearly demonstrated that the majority of Utrok Atoll residents acquire a very small but measurable quantity of cesium-137 in their bodies (Hamilton et al., 2006; Hamilton et. al., 2007a; 2007b;). During 2006, a typical resident of Utrok Atoll received about 3 mrem of radiation from internally deposited cesium-137 (Hamilton et al., 2007a). The population-average dose contribution from cesium-137 is around 2% of the total radiation dose that people normally experience from naturally occurring radiation sources in the Marshall Islands and is thousands of times lower than the level where radiation exposure is known to produce measurable health effects. The existing dose estimates from the whole body counting and plutonium bioassay programs are also well below radiological protection standards for protection of the public as prescribed by U.S. regulators and international agencies including the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claim Tribunal (NCT). Similarly, the level of internally deposited plutonium found in Utrok Atoll residents is well within the range normally expected for people living in the Northern Hemisphere. In addition, the preliminary results of the bioassay program on Utrok Atoll (Hamilton et al., 2007b) provide clear evidence that residents of Utrok Atoll have never acquired a significant uptake of plutonium either through an acute exposure event or from long-term chronic exposure to plutonium in the environment. This information and data should provide a level of assurance to the Utrok Atoll population group and its leadership that the dose contribution from exposure to residual radioactive fallout contamination on Utrok Atoll is very low, and is not likely to have any discernible impact on human health. We also estimate that the dose contribution based on current radiological exposure conditions will not produce any additional cancer fatalities (or any other measurable health condition) above that normally expected to arise in a population group of similar size. The potential risks from any genetic illnesses caused by exposure to residual fallout contamination in the environment will be even lower still. In conclusion, the data and information developed from the radiological protection monitoring program on Utrok appear to support a consensus that it is safe to live on Utrok Atoll. The health risks from exposure to residual fallout contamination on the atoll are minimal when compared with other lifetime risks that people normally experience, and are very small when compared to the threshold where radiation health effects could be either medically diagnosed in an individual or epidemiologically discerned in a group of people.

Hamilton, T

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

153

Potential Impacts of Desalination Concentrate on Salinity of Irrigation Water: A Case Study in the El Paso Valley  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Winter returnflow has not been fully utilized for crop irrigation in the El Paso Valley. There are, however, emerging interests in utilizing it for urban water supply through desalting. This study examined the potential impact of concentrate discharge on salinity, sodicity, and ionic composition of irrigation water supply, using historical or published records. The analyses performed consisted of the estimate of riverflow rates on river water quality, a review of concentrate and permeate quality from nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO), and the impacts of dilution or blending on water quality. Riverflow and quality data from the U.S. Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (US-IBWC) were examined first. This analysis has shown that salinity and ionic composition of riverflow can be described by a simple power function as related to the momentary riverflow rate when water samples were taken for chemical analyses. This method provides more accurate estimates of monthly salinity than the use of monthly average flow which has a high degree of variation. In addition, this approximation technique allows for the estimation of river salinity and ionic compositions at any riverflow rates of interest. A review of published articles on NF processes indicates that there are essentially two types of membranes: one has a low rejection rate for Na and Cl, and the other has a high rejection rate. If the objective is to minimize Na and Cl ions while maximizing Ca and Mg concentrations in the concentrate, the first type is preferred. However, the sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) of concentrate from the first type of NF membrane is also influenced by feed water quality. Typically, the SAR of the concentrate does not change appreciably in water that is rich in SO4, as the rejection rate of SO4 is high, and SO4 ions remain in the concentrate along with accompanying cations. The SAR of the concentrate is not necessarily lower than that of feed water, due to the salt concentration effect on SAR. The SAR value which directly impacts the cation exchange reaction in soils decreases with dilution, but increases due to the increased formation of sulfate-divalent cation ion-pairs. Sodicity of the concentrate from the second type is higher than the sodicity of feed water or that of the concentrate from the first type, and approaches the concentrate composition from a RO process. The most significant changes that take place in the concentrate composition from the first type are an increase in TDS and divalent cations and anions, whereas sodicity and chloride concentrations remain more or less the same as those of feed water. Permeate from the first type of NF membrane is likely to be higher in Na, Cl, and TDS than from the second type. These elevated salt levels limit the opportunity for blending with the river water, which has elevated salinity and SO4 concentrations, especially at a low riverflow of 5 Mm3/mo or less. Sodicity and the concentrations of Na and Cl in the permeate could also exceed the unofficial water quality guidelines for irrigating urban landscape. If the RO process or the second type of NF membrane is used, the permeate can be blended with river water at nearly a 1:1 ratio. This means that a lesser quantity of water needs to be treated when a RO process is used. If river water high in Na and Cl concentrations is used for blending, the salt load of the concentrate from the NF process can actually be greater than that from the RO process, because of the limited blending possibility. If the NF option is to be retained, a NF membrane with some rejection of Cl ions may be warranted, unless blending water low in Cl is available at or near the site. Assuming that flow and salinity monitoring data at the Courchesne Bridge are realistic, the disposal of NF concentrate from 5 and 10 MGD membrane processes at a riverflow rate of 5 Mm3/mo may increase salinity of riverwater by around 7 and 16%, respectively, over the existing salinity. This estimate is for a NF membrane with a low

Miyamoto, S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Population, affluence, and environmental impact across development: Evidence from panel cointegration modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyzes urban population's and affluence's (GDP per capita's) influence on environmental impact in developed and developing countries by taking as its starting point the STIRPAT framework. In addition to considering environmental impacts ... Keywords: Environment and development, Environmental/Carbon Kuznets Curve, FMOLS panel cointegration, GHG emissions, IPAT, Population and environment, STIRPAT

Brantley Liddle

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI)  

SciTech Connect

This report provides detailed analyses of 21 clean energy policy options considered by the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative working groups for recommendation to the 2010 Hawaii State Legislature. The report considers the impact each policy may have on ratepayers, businesses, and the state in terms of energy saved, clean energy generated, and the financial costs and benefits. The analyses provide insight into the possible impacts, both qualitative and quantitative, that these policies may have in Hawaii based on the experience with these policies elsewhere. As much as possible, the analyses incorporate Hawaii-specific context to reflect the many unique aspects of energy use in the State of Hawaii.

Busche, S.; Doris, E.; Braccio, R.; Lippert, D.; Finch, P.; O' Toole, D.; Fetter, J.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Impact of Alternative Fuels and Blends: Simple Tool for Ranking Coal and Blends Based on Slagging Potential  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides a summary of ongoing work to identify, develop, and validate advanced tools to assess the impact of fuel quality on boiler performance.BackgroundThe deposition of ash particles during the combustion of coal—or blends of coals—is one of the major issues associated with power companies’ lost generation. The ash deposition process, driven by accumulation of molten/sticky, sintered, or loosely condensed deposits on ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

157

Report to Congress on Assessment of Potential Impact of Concentrating Solar Power for Electriicty Generation (EPACT 2005--Section 934(c))  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Summary of DOE's assessment of issues regarding EPAct 2005, which requires the Secretary of Energy to assess conflicting guidance on the economic potential of concentrating solar power for electricity production.

Wilkins, F.

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

The Impact of Gradient Wind Imbalance on Potential Intensity of Tropical Cyclones in an Unbalanced Slab Boundary Layer Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The assumption of gradient wind balance is customarily made so as to derive the theoretical upper-bound intensity of a mature tropical cyclone. Emanuel's theory of hurricane potential intensity (E-PI) makes use of this assumption, whereas more ...

Thomas Frisius; Daria Schönemann; Jonathan Vigh

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Analyzing the Potential Impacts of Soil Moisture on the Observed and Model-Simulated Australian Surface Temperature Variations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on observational and modeling analyses, this study aims to assess the potential influence of land surface conditions (soil moisture, in particular) on the Australian surface temperature variations. At first, a simple linear regression ...

Huqiang Zhang

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Tropical Atlantic Decadal Oscillation and Its Potential Impact on the Equatorial Atmosphere–Ocean Dynamics: A Simple Model Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simple coupled atmosphere–ocean models are used to study the potential influence of the tropical Atlantic Ocean decadal oscillation on the equatorial Atlantic atmosphere–ocean dynamics. Perturbing the model tropical Atlantic at the extratropics (...

Sang-Ki Lee; Chunzai Wang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


161

Monitoring natural subsidence and seismicity in the Imperial Valley as a basis for evaluating potential impacts of geothermal production  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Results of work done on potential geologic effects of geothermal development are discussed. The key geological issues in the Imperial Valley are the potential for significant subsidence and seismicity which could be induced by geothermal production. The major technical problem is to develop techniques to distinguish between natural and induced activity. In both subsidence and seismicity studies, the projects augment the existing network to obtain additional information in critical areas; thus, local subsidence detection networks were added to the regional networks. The U.S. Geological Survey seismograph network was augmented to increase sensitivity to small earthquakes near the Salton Sea. Techniques being used and initial results are summarized briefly. (JGB)

Crow, N.B.; Kasamayer, P.W.

1978-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

162

GDP-L-fucose: {beta}-D-galactoside 2-{alpha}-Lfucosyltransferases, DNA sequences encoding the same, method for producing the same and a method of genotyping a person  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The gene encoding GDP-L-fucose: {beta}-D-Galactoside 2-{alpha}-Lfucosyltransferase has been cloned, and a mutation in this gene has been found to be responsible for an individual being a non-secretor. 30 figs.

Lowe, J.B.; Lennon, G.; Rouquier, S.; Giorgi, D.; Kelly, R.J.

1998-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

163

The federal energy policy: An example of its potential impact on energy consumption and expenditures in minority and poor households  

SciTech Connect

This report presents an analysis of the relative impacts of the National Energy Strategy on majority and minority households and on nonpoor and poor households. (Minority households are defined as those headed by black or Hispanic persons; poor households are defined as those having combined household income less than or equal to 125% of the Office of Management and Budget`s poverty-income threshold.) Energy consumption and expenditures, and projected energy expenditures as a share of income, for the period 1987 to 2009 are reported. Projected consumptions of electricity and nonelectric energy over this period are also reported for each group. An analysis of how these projected values are affected under different housing growth scenarios is performed. The analysis in this report presents a preliminary set of projections generated under a set of simplifying assumptions. Future analysis will rigorously assess the sensitivity of the projected values to various changes in a number of these assumptions.

Poyer, D.A.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Differences in the Potential Hydrologic Impact of Climate Change to the Athabasca and Fraser River Basins of Canada with and without Considering Shifts in Vegetation Patterns Induced by Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The research objectives are to estimate differences between the potential impact of climatic change to the Athabasca River basin (ARB) and Fraser River basin (FRB) of Canada with and without considering shifts in vegetation patterns induced by ...

E. Kerkhoven; T. Y. Gan

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

State-of-the-art for evaluating the potential impact of tectonism and volcanism on a radioactive waste repository  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most estimates of the time required for safe isolation of radioactive wastes from the biosphere range from 100,000 to 1,000,000 years. For such long time spans, it is necessary to assess the potential effects of geologic processes such as volcanism and tectonic activity on the integrity of geologic repositories. Predictions of geologic phenomena can be based on probabilistic models, which assume a random distribution of events. The necessary historic and geologic records are rarely available to provide an adequate data base for such predictions. The observed distribution of volcanic and tectonic activity is not random, and appears to be controlled by extremely complex deterministic processes. The advent of global plate tectonic theory in the past two decades has been a giant step toward understanding these processes. At each potential repository site, volcanic and tectonic processes should be evaluated to provide the most thorough possible understanding of those deterministic processes. Based on this knowledge, judgements will have to be made as to whether or not the volcanic and tectonic processes pose unacceptable risk to the integrity of the repository. This report describes the potential hazards associated with volcanism and tectonism, and the means for evaluating these processes.

Not Available

1980-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

166

China's Pathways to Achieving 40percent 45percent Reduction in CO2 Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

primary energy demand in China will rise from current levelsdemand reaches 5290 TWh in 2020 China reaches current world best practice energy

Zheng, Nina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

China's Pathways to Achieving 40percent 45percent Reduction in CO2 Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

efficiency, lighting and heating usage—as a way to evaluateand usage of energy-consuming equipment such as appliances, lighting and

Zheng, Nina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

China's Pathways to Achieving 40percent 45percent Reduction in CO2 Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to 113 GW in Total electricity demand reaches 5930 TWh into 12%% by Total electricity demand reaches 5290 TWh in 202010% lower annual electricity demand with 5288 TWh generated

Zheng, Nina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

China's Pathways to Achieving 40percent 45percent Reduction in CO2 Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cement Industry Iron & Steel Industry Equipment WaterIndustry Glass Ethylene Ammonia Paper Aluminium Cement Iron and Steelsteel, aluminum, paper, ammonia and ethylene, and glass in addition to an “other industry”

Zheng, Nina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Potential Impacts of Leakage from Black Rock Reservoir on the Hanford Site Unconfined Aquifer: Initial Hypothetical Simulations of Flow and Contaminant Transport  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Initial scoping calculations of the unconfined aquifer at the Hanford Site were carried out for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to investigate the potential impacts on the Hanford unconfined aquifer that would result from leakage from the proposed Black Rock Reservoir to the west. Although impacts on groundwater flow and contaminant transport were quantified based on numerical simulation results, the investigation represented a qualitative assessment of the potential lateral recharge that could result in adverse effects on the aquifer. Because the magnitude of the potential leakage is unknown, hypothetical bounding calculations were performed. When a quantitative analysis of the magnitude of the potential recharge from Black Rock Reservoir is obtained, the hydrologic impacts analysis will be revisited. The analysis presented in this report represents initial bounding calculations. A maximum lateral recharge (i.e., upland flux) was determined in the first part of this study by executing steady-state flow simulations that raised the water table no higher than the elevation attained in the Central Plateau during the Hanford operational period. This metric was selected because it assumed a maximum remobilization of contaminants that existed under previous fully saturated conditions. Three steady-state flow fields were then used to analyze impacts to transient contaminant transport: a maximum recharge (27,000 acre-ft/yr), a no additional flux (365 acre-ft/yr), and an intermediate recharge case (16,000 acre-ft/yr). The transport behavior of four radionuclides was assessed for a 300 year simulation period with the three flow fields. The four radionuclides are tritium, iodine-129, technetium-99, and uranium-238. Transient flow and transport simulations were used to establish hypothetical concentration distributions in the subsurface. Using the simulated concentration distributions in 2005 as initial conditions for steady-state flow runs, simulations were executed to investigate the relative effects on contaminant transport from the increased upland fluxes. Contaminant plumes were analyzed for 1) peak concentrations and arrival times at downstream points of compliance, 2) the area of the aquifer contaminated at or above the drinking water standard (DWS), and 3) the total activity remaining in the domain at the end of the simulation. In addition to this analysis, unit source release simulations from a hypothetical tracer were executed to determine relative travel times from the Central Plateau. The results of this study showed that increases in the lateral recharge had limited impact on regional flow directions but accelerated contaminant transport. Although contaminant concentrations may have initially increased for the more mobile contaminants (tritium, technetium-99, and iodine-129), the accelerated transport caused dilution and a more rapid decline in concentrations relative to the Base Case (no additional flux). For the low-mobility uranium-238, higher lateral recharge caused increases in concentration, but these concentrations never approached the DWS. In this preliminary investigation, contaminant concentrations did not exceed the DWS study metric. With the increases in upland fluxes, more mass was transported out of the aquifer, and concentrations were diluted with respect to the base case where no additional flux was considered.

Freedman, Vicky L.

2008-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

171

Volcanology and volcanic activity with a primary focus on potential hazard impacts for the Hawaii geothermal project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annotated bibliography reviews published references about potential volcanic hazards on the Island of Hawaii that are pertinent to drilling and operating geothermal wells. The first two sections of this annotated bibliography list the most important publications that describe eruptions of Kilauea volcano, with special emphasis on activity in and near the designated geothermal subzones. References about historic eruptions from Mauna Loa`s northeast rift zone, as well as the most recent activity on the southern flank of dormant Mauna Kea, adjacent to the Humu`ula Saddle are described. The last section of this annotated bibliography lists the most important publications that describe and analyze deformations of the surface of Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.

Moore, R.B. [Federal Center, Denver, CO (United States); Delaney, P.T. [2255 North Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ (United States); Kauahikaua, J.P. [Geological Survey, Hawaii National Park, HI (United States). Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Evaluating the potential impact of transmission constraints on the operation of a competitive electricity market in Illinois.  

SciTech Connect

Despite the current adequacy of the generation and transmission system in Illinois, there is concern that the uncertainties of electricity restructuring warrant a more detailed analysis to determine if there might be pitfalls that have not been identified under current conditions. The problems experienced elsewhere in the country emphasize the need for an evaluation of how Illinois might fare under a restructured electricity market. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) commissioned this study to be undertaken as a joint effort by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Argonne National Laboratory to evaluate the Illinois situation in the 2007 period when restructuring is scheduled to be fully implemented in the State. The purpose of this study is to make an initial determination if the transmission system in Illinois and the surrounding region would be able to support a competitive electricity market, would allow for effective competition to keep prices in check, and would allow for new market participants to effectively compete for market share. The study seeks to identify conditions that could reasonably be expected to occur that would enable a company to exercise market power in one or more portions of the State and thereby create undue pressure on the prices charged to customers and/or inhibit new market participants from entering the market. The term 'market power' has many different definitions, and there is no universal agreement on how to measure it. For the purposes of this study, the term is defined as the ability to raise prices and increase profitability by unilateral action. A more complete definition is provided later. With this definition, the central question of this analysis becomes: 'Can a company, acting on its own, raise electricity prices and increase its profits?' It should be noted that the intent of the study is not to predict whether or not such market power would be exercised by any company. Rather, it is designed to determine if a set of reasonably expected conditions could allow any company to do so. It should also be emphasized that this study is not intended to be a comprehensive evaluation of the electric power system in the State. Rather, it is intended to identify some issues that may impact the effective functioning of a competitive market.

Cirillo, R.; Thimmapuram, P.; Veselka, T.; Koritarov, V.; Conzelmann, G.; Macal, C.; Boyd, G.; North, M.; Overbye, T.; Cheng, X.; Decision and Information Sciences; Univ. of Illinois

2006-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

173

Erosion and Sediment Damages and Economic Impacts of Potential 208 Controls: A Summary of Five Watershed Studies in Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report summarizes results of economic analyses of erosion and sedimentation in five agricultural watersheds in Texas (see fig. 1). Economic analyses of the study areas considered both the on-farm economics of soil conservation and the economic consequences of various sedimentation control options. These topics were joined in the studies because they deal with different facets of the same problem. Unlike some potential pollutants, soil particles transported from a farmer's field that may become a problem downstream are a valuable resource, not a waste product. Because soil is valuable in itself, some level of soil conservation is going to be economically desirable even if downstream damages are not present or are not considered by the farmer. Results of the studies show that soil conservation does indeed pay in many situations and that its value is greater the longer the planning horizon of a farmer. This suggests that an educational program in this regard may reduce sediment damage while increasing farm income at the same time . Sediment can cause environmental damage (off-site costs) both directly and indirectly. Directly, the soil particles can cause environmental damage by filling up reservoirs and flood control structures and by deposition in other places. Indirectly, sediment can cause environmental costs by carrying plant nutrients that are potential pollutants. For the study watersheds, no evidence was found that the concentration of plant nutrients in the water posed health hazards to livestock or humans, nor caused undue eutrophication in the watersheds. Consequently, the study focused on off-site sediment damages resulting from shortened economic lives of reservoir and flood control structures and from sediment deposition in the watershed. Annualized off-site sediment damages ranged from a high of 26 cents per ton of gross erosion in Lake Lavon watershed to 14 cents per ton of gross erosion in Duck Creek, to 13.5 cents per ton of gross erosion in Lower Running Water Draw, to a negligible amount in Turkey Creek and Cameron County. These estimates are considerably lower than off-site sediment damages in corn belt watersheds (Lee & Guntermann). Policy Options for Controlling Sediment Public policies that can be implemented to abate off-site sediment damages include direct regulation, provision of economic incentives, education, and public investment. For point sources of pollutants, regulations are typically directed toward the pollutant at or near the point of emission into waterways. However, this is infeasible with non-point sources such as sediment because they enter waterways at an infinite number of points. Hence, regulations must be directed toward the practices that cause erosion and thus sedimentation. The economic incentive option includes alternatives such as Federal or State cost-sharing for adoption of conservation practices, and disincentives such as taxes or penalties on erosion. Education is a viable policy option in situations where producers are not adopting soil conservation practices that would be profitable. In these situations a successful education program would increase producer's income as well as reducing off-site sediment damages. Public investment could be used to pay for dredging sediment from reservoirs and flood control structures to prevent loss of flood control, water supply and recreational benefits. Social benefits and costs of various policy options based on direct regulation, taxation, and provision of economic incentives were estimated for three watersheds: Lake Lavon, Duck Creek, and Lower Running Water Draw. Items considered in the benefit-cost analysis were: (a) farm income consequences; (b) off-site sediment damages abated; (c) governmental cost or revenue; and (d) administration and enforcement costs associated with each policy. The major conclusion of this social benefit and cost analysis is that off-site damages are not large enough to warrant controls on agricultural activities in any of the watersheds; that i

Taylor, C. R.; Reneau, D. R.; Harris, B. L.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Potential Impacts of CLIMATE CHANGE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, such as oil use in transportation. The paper also discusses the role of cellulosic ethanol and Fischer-Tropsch from biomass; cellulosic ethanol and Fischer-Tropsch. Ethanol is produced from lignocellulose through The Fischer-Tropsch (FT) process is a chemical reaction that converts a synthesis gas to liquid fuels

Sheridan, Jennifer

175

An Activity-Based Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Energy and Emissions Using One-Day Travel Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Analysis of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology,Impacts of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Energy andImpacts of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Energy and

Recker, W. W.; Kang, J. E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Measuring ATP Impact  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... the program's creation, including increased GDP, employment gains ... annual operating cost savings per optic, used ... energy savings from each in-line ...

2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

177

An Activity-Based Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Energy and Emissions Using One-Day Travel Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2005). Considering the energy market’s shift in demand toPHEV impact on wind energy market (Short et al. , 2006) andVehicles in California Energy Markets, Transportation

Recker, W. W.; Kang, J. E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

An Assessment of the Impact of the Energy Bill of 2003 on the U.S. Market for the Nuclear Technologies and Potential New Plant Const ruction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Bill of 2003, still making its way through Congress, will have important implications for the United States nuclear power industry. These implications will depend critically on whether or not the bill passes with tax incentives, liability limits, and research and development provisions favorable to new nuclear power plant construction. This report analyzes the impacts of both scenarios on prospects for new nuclear power plant construction.

2004-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

179

EIS-0377: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...  

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

Impact Statement EIS-0377: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of...

180

EIS-0383: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...  

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

Impact Statement EIS-0383: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Orlando Gasification Project This EIS assesses the potential environmental impacts that would result...

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


181

EIS-0283: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...  

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

Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0283: Final Environmental Impact Statement Surplus Plutonium Disposition This EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with...

182

EIS-0283: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...  

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

Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0283: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Surplus Plutonium Disposition Draft Environmental Impact Statement This EIS evaluates the potential...

183

Oregon Trust Agreement Planning Project : Potential Mitigations to the Impacts on Oregon Wildlife Resources Associated with Relevant Mainstem Columbia River and Willamette River Hydroelectric Projects.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A coalition of the Oregon wildlife agencies and tribes (the Oregon Wildlife Mitigation Coalition) have forged a cooperative effort to promote wildlife mitigation from losses to Oregon wildlife resources associated with the four mainstream Columbia River and the eight Willamette River Basin hydroelectric projects. This coalition formed a Joint Advisory Committee, made up of technical representatives from all of the tribes and agencies, to develop this report. The goal was to create a list of potential mitigation opportunities by priority, and to attempt to determine the costs of mitigating the wildlife losses. The information and analysis was completed for all projects in Oregon, but was gathered separately for the Lower Columbia and Willamette Basin projects. The coalition developed a procedure to gather information on potential mitigation projects and opportunities. All tribes, agencies and interested parties were contacted in an attempt to evaluate all proposed or potential mitigation. A database was developed and minimum criteria were established for opportunities to be considered. These criteria included the location of the mitigation site within a defined area, as well as other criteria established by the Northwest Power Planning Council. Costs were established for general habitats within the mitigation area, based on estimates from certified appraisers. An analysis of the cost effectiveness of various types of mitigation projects was completed. Estimates of operation and maintenance costs were also developed. The report outlines strategies for gathering mitigation potentials, evaluating them, determining their costs, and attempting to move towards their implementation.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

List of currently classified documents relative to Hanford Operations and of potential use in the Columbia River Comprehensive Impact Assessment, January 1, 1973--June 20, 1994  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Columbia River Comprehensive Impact Assessment (CRCIA) Project seeks to estimate the current risk from the Columbia River resulting from past and present Hanford activities. To resolve the question of the current risk, it is necessary for the CRCIA Project to have access to any classified information that may be relevant to this study. The purpose of this report is to present the results of the search for relevant classified information. There are two classified matter control centers operated by two prime contractors at the Hanford Site. One is operated by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and the other is operated by Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC). Only the WHC collection contained information relevant to a study of the Columbia River in the time frame of interest: January 1, 1973 through June 20, 1994. A list of the classified documents in the WHC collection is maintained in the WHC Classified Document Control database. The WHC Classified Document Control database was searched. The search criteria were the dates of interest and the basic keywords used for the CRCIA Project`s data compendium (Eslinger et al. 1994). All Hanford-generated, Hanford-related entries that were applicable to the CRCIA Project and the dates of interest were provided. The resulting list of 477 titles comprises the Appendix of this report. The information give for each title is exactly as it appears in the database. Any inconsistencies are the result of duplicating the database.

Miley, T.B.; Huesties, L.R.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Hydropower potential in Turkey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Turkey has a total hydropower potential of 433 GW that is equal to 1.2% of the total hydropower potential of the world and to 14% of European hydropower potential. Only 125 GW of the total hydroelectric potential of Turkey can be economically used. By the commissioning of new hydropower plants, which are under construction, 34% of the economically usable potential of the country would be tapped. At the present, hydropower energy is an important energy source for Turkey due to its useful characteristics such as being renewable, clean, and less of an impact on the environment, and a cheap and domestic energy source.

Kaygusuz, K. [Karadeniz Technical Univ., Trabzon (Turkey). Dept. of Chemistry

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Environmental Impact  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Environmental Impact - a single comprehensive bibliographic information resource on climate change & other impacts of humans on the biosphere.

187

EIS-0283: Surplus Plutonium Disposition Environmental Impact Statement  

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

This EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with alternatives for the disposition of surplus plutonium.

188

Annotated Bibliography of Technology's Impacts on Economic ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... of national accounts, most of GDP growth is ... systems' instructions per second per watt since ... Innovative Technologies are Saving Energy, Time, and ...

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

189

The Potential Impact of Ocean Thermal Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to the entrainmcnt and impingement that would result with the pumping of large volumes of seawater through an OTEC on bottom-mounted towers or offshore in the form of moored floating plants or free- floating plantships on the order of 100 m. Bottom-mounted plants (on towers) will make use of the space along the vertical extent

190

Energy from Forest Biomass: Potential Economic Impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

be small by fossil-fuel standards, and may increasingly produce both useful heat and electricity, though at present are most likely to produce only electricity. Plants will likely be sited in areas with good road access for wood chip deliveries, and near existing high-voltage electrical networks. The study develops

Schweik, Charles M.

191

EIS-0290: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...  

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

Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0290: Final Environmental Impact Statement Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) The AMWTP Final EIS assesses the potential...

192

EA-1457: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

No Significant Impact EA-1457: Finding of No Significant Impact Center for Integrated Nano Technologies at Sandia Laboratories, New Mexico The EA analyzes the potential effects...

193

EA-1606: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

of No Significant Impact Proposed Use of Savannah River Site Lands for Military Training, SC DOE prepared an environmental assessment to analyze the potential environmental impacts...

194

Impact of Ethanol Blending on U.S. Gasoline Prices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study assesses the impact of ethanol blending on gasoline prices in the US today and the potential impact of ethanol on gasoline prices at higher blending concentrations.

Not Available

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Environmental impact report (draft)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The three projects as proposed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the environmental analysis of the projects are discussed. Sections on the natural and social environments of the proposed projects and their surrounding areas consist of descriptions of the setting, discussions of the adverse and beneficial consequences of the project, and potential mitigation measures to reduce the effects of adverse impacts. The Environmental Impact Report includes discussions of unavoidable adverse effects, irreversible changes, long-term and cumulative impacts, growth-inducing effects, and feasible alternatives to the project. (MHR)

Not Available

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

The potential role of a carbon tax in U.S. fiscal reform  

SciTech Connect

This paper examines fiscal reform options in the United States with an intertemporal computable general equilibrium model of the world economy called G-Cubed. Six policy scenarios explore two overarching issues: (1) the effects of a carbon tax under alternative assumptions about the use of the resulting revenue, and (2) the effects of alternative measures that could be used to reduce the budget deficit. We examine a simple excise tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels in the U.S. energy sector starting immediately at $15 per metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) and rising at 4 percent above inflation each year through 2050. We investigate policies that allow the revenue from the illustrative carbon tax to reduce the long run federal budget deficit or the marginal tax rates on labor and capital income. We also compare the carbon tax to other means of reducing the deficit by the same amount. We find that the carbon tax will raise considerable revenue: $80 billion at the outset, rising to $170 billion in 2030 and $310 billion by 2050. It also significantly reduces U.S. CO2 emissions by an amount that is largely independent of the use of the revenue. By 2050, annual CO2 emissions fall by 2.5 billion metric tons (BMT), or 34 percent, relative to baseline, and cumulative emissions fall by 40 BMT through 2050. The use of the revenue affects both broad economic impacts and the composition of GDP across consumption, investment and net exports. In most scenarios, the carbon tax lowers GDP slightly, reduces investment and exports, and increases imports. The effect on consumption varies across policies and can be positive if households receive the revenue as a lump sum transfer. Using the revenue for a capital tax cut, however, is significantly different than the other policies. In that case, investment booms, employment rises, consumption declines slightly, imports increase, and overall GDP rises significantly relative to baseline through about 2040. Thus, a tax reform that uses a carbon tax to reduce capital taxes would achieve two goals: reducing CO2 emissions significantly and expanding short-run employment and the economy. We examine three ways to reduce the deficit by an equal amount. We find that raising marginal tax rates on labor income has advantages over raising tax rates on capital income or establishing a carbon tax. A labor tax increase leaves GDP close to its baseline, reduces consumption very slightly and expands net exports slightly. Investment remains essentially unchanged. In contrast, a capital tax increase causes a significant and persistent drop in investment and much larger reductions in GDP. A carbon tax falls between the two: it lowers GDP more than a labor tax increase because it reduces investment. However, its effects on investment and GDP are more moderate than the capital tax increase, and it also significantly reduces CO2 emissions. A carbon tax thus offers a way to help reduce the deficit and improve the environment, and do so with minimal disturbance to overall economic activity.

McKibbin, Warwick [Australian National Univ. (Australia); The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (United States); Morris, Adele [The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (United States); Wilcoxen, Peter [Syracuse University, NY (United States); The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (United States); Cai, Yiyong [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australian National Univ. (Australia)

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

197

Application of the SELECS methodology to evaluate socioeconomic and environmental impacts of commercial-scale coal liquefaction plants at six potential sites in Kentucky. Final report from the study on development of environmental guidelines for the selection of sites for fossil energy conversion facilities  

SciTech Connect

Environmental and socioeconomic impacts likely to occur during the operational phase of two coal liquefaction processes have been evaluated with SELECS (Site Evaluation for Energy Conversion Systems) for each of six potential sites in Kentucky for commercial scale facilities capable of processing about 26,000 tons of coal per stream day. The processes considered in this evaluation are SRC-I, a direct liquefaction route with solid boiler fuel as the principal product, and Coal-to-Methanol-to-Gasoline, an indirect liquefaction route with transportation fuel as the primary product. For comparative purposes, the impacts of a 2-gigawatt coal-fired steam-electric power plant (with coal requirements comparable to the liquefaction facilities) and an automobile parts manufacturing plant (with employment requirements of 849, comparable to the liquefaction facilities) have also been evaluated at each site. At each site, impacts have been evaluated for one or two nearby cities or towns and four to six counties where significant impacts might be expected. The SELECS methodology affords a well-organized and efficient approach to collecting and assessing a large volume of data needed to comprehensively determine the potential socioeconomic and environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of commercial scale synfuel and other energy conversion facilities. This study has also shown that SELECS is equally applicable to determine the impacts of other facilities, such as automobile parts manufacturing. In brief, the SELECS methodology serves the purpose of objectively screening sites in order to choose one at which adverse impacts will be least, and/or to determine what aspect of a proposed facility might be modified to lessen impacts at a specific site.

Northrop, G.M.; D' Ambra, C.A.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

ISSUES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of a given power plant on the local environment, e.g., do thermal impacts and entrainment impacts affect AT CALIFORNIA'S COASTAL POWER PLANTS In Support of the 2005 Environmental Performance Report and 2005 Integrated ............................................................... 7 Real And Potential Impacts Of California's Coastal Power Plants............................ 9

199

Federal Energy Management Program: Assess Potential Agency Size Changes  

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

Assess Potential Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Assess

200

Energy Savings Potential and Policy for Energy Conservation in Selected Indian Manufacturing Industries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Minimization of damage from the rising trend of global warming would warrant two kinds of action for a country like India: a) abatement of greenhouse gas emissions and b) adaptation to climate change so as to reduce climate change related vulnerability of the people. The target of low carbon economic growth of India in terms of declining energy and carbon intensity of GDP assumes, therefore, a special significance in such context. Of the different options for lowering carbon intensity of GDP, the option of energy conservation through reduced energy intensity of output happens to be cheaper in most cases than the carbon free energy supply technology options. As the industrial sector has the largest sectoral share of final energy consumption in India this paper focuses on the assessment of energy savings potential in seven highly energy consuming industries. The paper estimates the energy savings potential for each of these industries using unit level Annual Survey of Industries data for 2007-08. The paper further develops an econometric model admitting substitutability among energy and other non-energy inputs as well as that among fuels using translog cost function for the selected industries and

Manish Gupta; Ramprasad Sengupta; Manish Gupta; Ramprasad Sengupta

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


201

Report: Strategic Planning Impacts  

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

Strategic Planning Impacts Strategic Planning Impacts September 30, 2009 Submitted by the EMAB ARRA Implementation and Oversight Subcommittee Background: EM plans to use the influx of stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to fulfill compliance agreements, complete construction projects, and address the program's lower-tier activities such as decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) and soil and groundwater remediation. Using the ARRA funds to reduce the physical size of the EM complex will also help to lower overall lifecycle costs, create jobs, and allow the program to capitalize on its past successes. Implementation of ARRA is a high-visibility endeavor that has the potential to impact the EM base program's day-to-day operations and processes.

202

Remarks at Designing for Impact II: Workshop on Building the ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... innovative capacity. In fact, today, the US has slipped to eighth in terms of R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP. We ...

2012-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

203

Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid...  

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

grid industries supports high-paying jobs; and The smart grid gross domestic product (GDP) multiplier is higher than many forms of government investment. The report is...

204

Economic impact  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In federal fiscal year 2000 (FY00), Berkeley Lab had 4,347 full- and part-time employees. In addition, at any given time of the year, there were more than 1,000 Laboratory guests. These guests, who also reside locally, have an important economic impact on the nine-county Bay Area. However, Berkeley Lab's total economic impact transcends the direct effects of payroll and purchasing. The direct dollars paid to the Lab's employees in the form of wages, salaries, and benefits, and payments made to contractors for goods and services, are respent by employees and contractors again and again in the local and greater economy. Further, while Berkeley Lab has a strong reputation for basic scientific research, many of the Lab's scientific discoveries and inventions have had direct application in industry, spawning new businesses and creating new opportunities for existing firms. This analysis updates the Economic Impact Analysis done in 1996, and its purpose is to describe the economic and geographic impact of Laboratory expenditures and to provide a qualitative understanding of how Berkeley Lab impacts and supports the local community. It is intended as a guide for state, local, and national policy makers as well as local community members. Unless otherwise noted, this analysis uses data from FY00, the most recent year for which full data are available.

Technology Transfer Department

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

TAO: Impact  

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

Impact Impact Home Download Documentation Publications Referencing TAO Impact Who We Are Acknowledgements License Contact Us Research and Publications that make use of TAO Dressed TDDFT study of low-lying electronic excited states in selected linear polyenes and diphenylopolyenes, Mazur, G., Makowski, M., Włodarczyk, R., and Aoki, Y., International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 111, 4, 819--825, 2011. BibTeX Secondary thermal cracks in EGS: a variational approach, Bourdin, B., Knepley, M., and Maurini, C., Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the Geothermal resources council, 2010. BibTeX Adaptive Real-Time Bioheat Transfer Models for Computer Driven MR-guided Laser Induced Thermal Therapy, Fuentes, D., Feng, Y., Elliott, A., Shetty, A., McNichols, R. J., Oden, J. T., and Stafford, R. J., IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., 5, 1024--1030, 2010. BibTeX

206

Estimate of Cost-Effective Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performanc...  

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

Cost-Effective Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in 13 Major World Economies Energy Savings, Environmental and Financial Impacts Title Estimate of...

207

The Economic Impact of Ethanol Production in Iowa David Swenson  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

production and, through the processing, adds value to the commodity as additional payments to workers, Iowa's total GDP grew by 30 percent, all manufacturing GDP by 24 percent, and the chemical manufacturing industry by 29 percent ­ better than the manufacturing average but below the overall average

Beresnev, Igor

208

Assessment of costs and benefits of flexible and alternative fuel use in the U.S. transportation sector. Technical report fourteen: Market potential and impacts of alternative fuel use in light-duty vehicles -- A 2000/2010 analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this report, estimates are provided of the potential, by 2010, to displace conventional light-duty vehicle motor fuels with alternative fuels--compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), methanol from natural gas, ethanol from grain and from cellulosic feedstocks, and electricity--and with replacement fuels such as oxygenates added to gasoline. The 2010 estimates include the motor fuel displacement resulting both from government programs (including the Clean Air Act and EPACT) and from potential market forces. This report also provides an estimate of motor fuel displacement by replacement and alterative fuels in the year 2000. However, in contrast to the 2010 estimates, the year 2000 estimate is restricted to an accounting of the effects of existing programs and regulations. 27 figs., 108 tabs.

NONE

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

RANGELAND SEQUESTRATION POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Rangelands occupy approximately half of the world's land area and store greater than 10% of the terrestrial biomass carbon and up to 30% of the global soil organic carbon. Although soil carbon sequestration rates are generally low on rangelands in comparison to croplands, increases in terrestrial carbon in rangelands resulting from management can account for significant carbon sequestration given the magnitude of this land resource. Despite the significance rangelands can play in carbon sequestration, our understanding remains limited. Researchers conducted a literature review to identify sustainably management practices that conserve existing rangeland carbon pools, as well as increase or restore carbon sequestration potentials for this type of ecosystem. The research team also reviewed the impact of grazing management on rangeland carbon dynamics, which are not well understood due to heterogeneity in grassland types. The literature review on the impact of grazing showed a wide variation of results, ranging from positive to negative to no response. On further review, the intensity of grazing appears to be a major factor in controlling rangeland soil organic carbon dynamics. In 2003, researchers conducted field sampling to assess the effect of several drought years during the period 1993-2002. Results suggested that drought can significantly impact rangeland soil organic carbon (SOC) levels, and therefore, carbon sequestration. Resampling was conducted in 2006; results again suggested that climatic conditions may have overridden management effects on SOC due to the ecological lag of the severe drought of 2002. Analysis of grazing practices during this research effort suggested that there are beneficial effects of light grazing compared to heavy grazing and non-grazing with respect to increased SOC and nitrogen contents. In general, carbon storage in rangelands also increases with increased precipitation, although researchers identified threshold levels of precipitation where sequestration begins to decrease.

Lee Spangler; George F. Vance; Gerald E. Schuman; Justin D. Derner

2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

210

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Environmental Impacts of Hydrogen  

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

Full Title: Evaluation of the Potential Environmental Impacts from Large-Scale Use and Production of Hydrogen in Energy and Transportation Applications Project ID: 247 Principal...

211

EIS-0409: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...  

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

Statement EIS-0409: Final Environmental Impact Statement Kemper County Integrated Gasification Combined-Cycle (IGCC) Project This Final EIS assesses the potential environmental...

212

EIS-0361: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...  

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

USC 4321 et seq.), to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and demonstration of a 98-megawatt (MWe) net power plant and cement...

213

EIS-0198: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement | Department of  

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

198: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement 198: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0198: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project This PEIS provides an analysis of the potential impacts of the alternatives and ground water compliance strategies as well as potential cumulative impacts. Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978, Public Law codified at 42USC '7901 et seq. This document analyzes the potential impacts of four alternatives for conducting the Ground Water Project. These alternatives do not address site-specific ground water compliance strategies because the PEIS is a planning document only. It assesses the potential programmatic impacts of conducting the Ground Water Project, provides a method for determining the site-specific ground water

214

FUTUREGEN PROJECT FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This chapter provides information regarding the affected environment and the potential for impacts on each resource area in relation to construction and operation of the FutureGen Project at the proposed Mattoon Site. To aid the reader and to properly address the complexity of the FutureGen Project, as well as the need to evaluate four sites (two in Illinois and two in Texas), this Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared as two separate volumes. Volume I of the EIS includes the purpose and need for the agency action, a description of the Proposed Action and Alternatives, and a summary of the potential environmental consequences. Volume II addresses the affected environment and potential impacts for each of the four proposed alternative sites. Presenting the affected environment immediately followed by the potential impacts on each resource area allows the reader to more easily understand the relationship between current site conditions and potential project impacts on a particular resource. The Best and Final Offer (BAFO) information for the Mattoon site and its potential impacts have been addressed in Sections S.4.3 and 2.4.5, and Table S-1, S-12 and 3-3, and therefore are not reflected in the text of this section. Volume II is organized by separate chapters for each proposed site: Chapter 4-Mattoon, Illinois;

unknown authors

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

The Impact of capital intensive farming in Thailand: a computable general equilibrium approach.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Although the structure of Thai economy has been transforming from an agricultural economy to an industrialized country (measured by the share of agriculture to GDP),… (more)

Pue-On, Anuwat

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Small Particles, Big Impact  

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

Small Particles, Big Impact Small Particles, Big Impact Small-scale effects of Aerosols Add up Over Time August 24, 2011 | Tags: Climate Research, Earth Sciences, Environmental...

217

EIS-0366: Notice of Cancellation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact  

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

Cancellation of a Programmatic Environmental Cancellation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0366: Notice of Cancellation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Implementation of the Carbon Sequestration Program The Department of Energy (DOE) has decided to cancel the preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the assessment of potential environmental impacts from DOE's Carbon Sequestration Program. Notice of Cancellation of Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Implementation of the Carbon Sequestration Program (DOE/EIS-0366) (February 2007 - 72 FR 8363) More Documents & Publications EIS-0366: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2004 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2007

218

EA-1506: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1506: Finding of No Significant Impact Changing World Technologies' Thermal Conversion Process Commercial Demonstration Plant, Weld County, Colorado This Environmental Assessment examines the potential environmental impacts of the Department of Energy's decision to support the Changing World Technologies' Thermal Conversion Process project in unincorporated Weld County, Colorado, including construction and operation of the plant, as well as a No Action Alternative. Finding of No Significant Impact for Changing World Technologies' Thermal Conversion Process Commercial Demonstration Plant, Weld County, Colorado, DOE/EA-1506 (November 2004) More Documents & Publications EA-1506: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1597: Finding of No Significant Impact

219

EA-1704: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1704: Finding of No Significant Impact Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, BlueFire Fulton Renewable Energy, LLC, Fulton, Mississippi The Department of Energy completed an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Wetland Involvement that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the design, construction, and operation of the BlueFire Fulton Renewable Energy, LLC Cellulosic Biorefinery near the city of Fulton, Mississippi. Mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact BlueFire Fulton Renewable Energy, LLC Cellulosic Biorefinery Project More Documents & Publications EA-1704: Mitigation Action Plan EA-1704: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1789: Finding of No Significant Impact

220

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is assumed to cost 11 mills per kWh in steam expense.33are assumed to cost 32 mills per kWh to PG&E. fuel costs,we arrive at costs of 24 mills per kWh for oil genera- tion

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


221

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is assumed to cost 11 mills per kWh in steam expense.33are assumed to cost 32 mills per kWh to PG&E. fuel costs,we arrive at costs of 24 mills per kWh for oil genera- tion

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the BPA system. to bank energy If the the west, PG&Enuclear energy, especially drew its "bank account" toenergy Northwest return to normal, drought If rainfall there is little reason continues throughout to bank

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

China Refrigerator Information Label: Specification Development and Potential Impact  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

market transformation experience of the related EU energy informationMarket and 2005 Information Label. 4 Proposed Label Thresholds.. 7 The Relationship between Minimum Energymarket transformation program in China focused on the energy information

Fridley, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Fire Retardants and their Potential Impact on Fire Fighter ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... containing products currently (and for the foreseeable future) in homes where fires ... Risk-based analysis of the value of fire retardant chemicals; A ...

2011-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

225

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PG&EGeneration by Fuel Type and Average Electricity Wet Yearand Average Electricity 1978 PG&E Generation Price. by FuelSales III Monthly Electricity Energy 77) PG&E ervice Area. S

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Potential Impacts of Reductions in Refinery Activity on Northeast ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

receipt of crude oil at idled refineries require considerable modification before they can be used to receive products. Moreover, ...

227

Impact of Electric Industry Structure on High Wind Penetration Potential  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper attempts to evaluate which balancing area (BA) characteristics best accommodate wind energy.

Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.; Gramlich, R.; Goggin, M.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

ISSN 1745-9648 Potential Impact of Electricity Reforms on  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of levying a tariff with no fixed charge. Data are the tariffs offered in April 2002 in the 14 electricity are reflected in tariffs (including costs of purchasing electricity), and test for significant differences which may have been lost for consumers of small amounts of electricity. We expect the tariffs

Feigon, Brooke

229

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Outage Rates for Individual Power Plant Units and MajorPeak Day Emissions from Power Plants in South Coast AirPG&E a Combined Cycle Power Plant October in the San

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF THE SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. The Energy Commission has licensed over 13,000 MW of thermal power plant capacity since 2003. While a few from aging power plants under short and longterm contracts to maintain sufficient reserve margins resource needs New generating capacity development to replace these aging power plants is critical

231

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Btu per barrel of fuel oil, and costs of $2.40 per 106 Btudid result in increased oil storage costs for the utilities;increase and higher upon. cost oil generation However, and

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Btu per barrel of fuel oil, and costs of $2.40 per 106 Btudid result in increased oil storage costs for the utilities;increase and higher upon. cost oil generation However, and

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Biology and potential biogeochemical impacts of novel predatory flavobacteria  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Predatory bacteria are ubiquitous in aquatic environments and may be important players in the ecology and biogeochemistry of microbial communities. Three novel strains belonging to two genera of marine flavobacteria, Olleya ...

Banning, Erin C. (Erin Charles)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON BIODIVERSITY AND  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

storage in soils and vegetation could contribute to California's carbon emissions reduction strategy Francisco Bay Area support a wide range of ecosystem services, including carbon storage, forage production vegetation types will shift toward the coast, especially under scenarios with warmer and drier conditions

235

Potential ecological impacts analysis of California high speed rail  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

proposed California High Speed Rail project as detailed inof choosing the high speed rail modal alternative versus theand was based on high speed rail alignment data, including

Cameron, Dick; White, Mike; Stallcup, Jerre Ann; Penrod, Kristeen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Potential Impact of Adopting Maximum Technologies as Minimum...  

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

residential sector (50% of the electricity consumption and 80% of the natural gas and LPG consumption). This paper uses this BUENAS methodology to calculate that energy savings...

237

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Demand charge (per kW of maximum demand) On peak: - Partialis that it encourages maximum demand. load shifting byfirst, the customer's maximum demand may not be coincident

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Evaluation of Potential Bulk System Reliability Impacts of Distributed Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, distributed energy resources (DER) penetration has increased, but projections for penetration over the next 10 years show dramatic increases. Much of this is made up of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) power, which is estimated to expand significantly in the United States in coming years. This project describes how methods to assess bulk system reliability might need to be altered to account for increasing levels of DER, particularly PV. It also aims to produce mitigating strategies t...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

239

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

xiv INTRODUCTION. ELECTRICITY DEMAND. Electricity Use DuringTo match both next electricity demand and supply eitherno attempt to forecast electricity demand for 1978. in three

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the 1977 levels lower hydroelectricity for 1977. be slightlyand new the amount of hydroelectricity in 1978.6 1975 levelwere considered and hydroelectricity In each case three for

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


241

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the 1977 levels lower hydroelectricity for 1977. be slightlyand new the amount of hydroelectricity in 1978.6 1975 levelwere considered and hydroelectricity In each case three for

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

An Overview of the Development and Potential Impact of the ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... This group also includes vendors of test and certification systems for WiMAX products. Standards Organizations. ... s ponde nts ... Testing guidance ...

2011-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

243

NOAA Technical Report NMFS 40 The Potential Impact of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Working Fluids 4 Heat Exchangers 4 Biofouling Control 7 Operating Efficiencies 7 Seawater Systems Warm.-Schematic diagram of a c1osed-cycle OTEC system. (adapted from U.S. Department of Energy 1979). (Note: Newer designs-plant scale) will probably be located on or near- shore or on bottom-mounted towers in about 100m of water

244

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PG&EGeneration by Fuel Type and Average Electricity Wet Yearand Average Electricity 1978 PG&E Generation Price. by FuelSales III Monthly Electricity Energy 77) PG&E ervice Area. S

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

refinery by-products, hydroelectric generation allocated toOctober Resources 1978 Hydroelectric Assuming Precipitation.PG&E Area 1978 Hydroelectric Resources Assuming 1977 Run 0ff

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

units at the San Luis pumped-storage facility (USBR and DWR)use of both the Castaic pumped storage Finally, facilityOnofre, We treat and this pumped storage, full use of the DC

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for the entire year. Peak demand during 1977 dropped PG&Eforecast, and coincident peak demand is up 4.7 percent thenormally a time of lower peak demand. this year, the high

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

PNNL: About: EMS Control of Potential Environmental Impacts  

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

aspects. For information on PNNL's sustainable operation, please visit Sustainable PNNL. Chemical Use and Storage: As a research laboratory, PNNL has many buildings where...

249

Materials Issues Potentially Impacting Long-Term Safe Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Existing nuclear power plants (NPPs), which were originally designed for ... Atomic-Scale Modeling of the Dislocation - Radiation Obstacle Interactions ... Mechanical Behavior of Ion Irradiated Metals at High Damage Levels.

250

Imperial County baseline health survey potential impact of geothermal energy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The survey purpose, methods, and statistical methods are presented. Results are discussed according to: area differences in background variables, area differences in health variables, area differences in annoyance reactions, and comparison of symptom frequencies with age, smoking, and drinking. Included in appendices are tables of data, enumeration forms, the questionnaire, interviewer cards, and interviewer instructions. (MHR)

Deane, M.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

China Refrigerator Information Label: Specification Development and Potential Impact  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Annual Energy Consumption .. 13 Table 8 EUreporting their energy consumption figures directly to theto self-report the energy consumption of each model to CNIS

Fridley, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

The Potential Impacts of a Competitive Wholesale Market in the...  

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

Independent System Operator (MISO) will begin operating the first ever, formal wholesale market for electricity in the central and upper Midwestern portion of the United States....

253

5. Potential Impacts of New Source Review Actions  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

contain an explicit exemption for “routine maintenance, ... Energy Information Administration / Strategies for Reducing Multiple Emissions from Power Plants 57

254

China Refrigerator Information Label: Specification Development and Potential Impact  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ERKELEY N ATIONAL L ABORATORY China Refrigerator InformationDivision Jianhong Cheng China National Institute of7 Table 2 Coefficient Values for China Refrigerator 2003

Fridley, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

The Potential Impacts of a Competitive Wholesale Market in the...  

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

Laboratory 1 Cyclotron Road, MS 90R4000 Berkeley CA 94720-8136 Douglas Hale Energy Information Administration Washington D.C. Thanh Luong 1 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

256

FAQ 39-What are the potential environmental impacts from conversion...  

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

nonhazardous solid waste, or whether disposal as LLW would be required. The low level of uranium contamination expected for CaF2 (i.e., less than 1 ppm) suggests that sale or...

257

Potential Electricity Impacts of a 1978 California Drought  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

looked into acquiring hydro) energy and capacity (primarilyUsable Due to Energy Limitationsa Usable Area Hydro aUsab1eavailable. Energy Limitationsa Usable Area Hydro sab1e hydro

Sathaye, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

SCIX IMPACT ON DWPF CPC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A program was conducted to systematically evaluate potential impacts of the proposed Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) process on the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) Chemical Processing Cell (CPC). The program involved a series of interrelated tasks. Past studies of the impact of crystalline silicotitanate (CST) and monosodium titanate (MST) on DWPF were reviewed. Paper studies and material balance calculations were used to establish reasonable bounding levels of CST and MST in sludge. Following the paper studies, Sludge Batch 10 (SB10) simulant was modified to have both bounding and intermediate levels of MST and ground CST. The SCIX flow sheet includes grinding of the CST which is larger than DWPF frit when not ground. Nominal ground CST was not yet available, therefore a similar CST ground previously in Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) was used. It was believed that this CST was over ground and that it would bound the impact of nominal CST on sludge slurry properties. Lab-scale simulations of the DWPF CPC were conducted using SB10 simulants with no, intermediate, and bounding levels of CST and MST. Tests included both the Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT) and Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) cycles. Simulations were performed at high and low acid stoichiometry. A demonstration of the extended CPC flowsheet was made that included streams from the site interim salt processing operations. A simulation using irradiated CST and MST was also completed. An extensive set of rheological measurements was made to search for potential adverse consequences of CST and MST and slurry rheology in the CPC. The SCIX CPC impact program was conducted in parallel with a program to evaluate the impact of SCIX on the final DWPF glass waste form and on the DWPF melter throughput. The studies must be considered together when evaluating the full impact of SCIX on DWPF. Due to the fact that the alternant flowsheet for DWPF has not been selected, this study did not consider the impact of proposed future alternative DWPF CPC flowsheets. The impact of the SCIX streams on DWPF processing using the selected flowsheet need to be considered as part of the technical baseline studies for coupled processing with the selected flowsheet. In addition, the downstream impact of aluminum dissolution on waste containing CST and MST has not yet been evaluated. The current baseline would not subject CST to the aluminum dissolution process and technical concerns with performing the dissolution with CST have been expressed. Should this option become feasible, the downstream impact should be considered. The main area of concern for DWPF from aluminum dissolution is an impact on rheology. The SCIX project is planning for SRNL to complete MST, CST, and sludge rheology testing to evaluate any expected changes. The impact of ground CST transport and flush water on the DWPF CPC feed tank (and potential need for decanting) has not been defined or studied.

Koopman, D.

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

259

IGCC: Current Status and Future Potential  

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

Impact of Developing Technologies on the Impact of Developing Technologies on the Economics and Performance of Future IGCC Power Plants John Plunkett, Noblis David Gray, Noblis Charles White, Noblis Julianne Klara, NETL Copyright © 2008 Noblis, Inc. 2 Acknowledgement This work is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory 3 Study Objective Starting with present-day baseline, evaluate improved IGCC performance and cost resulting from DOE-funded R&D over the next 18 years. Examine both with and without CO 2 capture. Study results will help to prioritize technology development based on relative impact. Results will also help to assess the impact of future potential CO 2 emissions restrictions. 4 Methodology * Use Aspen Plus simulator to provide model "transparency"

260

Environmental Impacts of Repository  

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

~~"'"""""""""'l.. _ _ 4 Environmental Impacts of Repository Construction, Operation and Monitoring, and Closure 4-iii Environmental Impacts of Repository Construction, Operations, Monitoring, and Closure TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page 4. Environmental Impacts of Repository Construction, Operations, Monitoring, and Closure ..............4-1 4.1 Preclosure Environmental Impacts of Construction, Operations, Monitoring, and Closure of a Repository ...............................................................................................................................4-3 4.1.1 Impacts to Land Use and Ownership .......................................................................................4-4

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


261

4.0 IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES  

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

0 IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES 0 IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES This chapter evaluates the environmental consequences of the proposed action (Section 4.1) and of the alternatives (Section 4.2) . The analysis focuses primarily on impacts associated with routine operation of the glass melter. In some instances (such as human health) , additional analysis is provided for accident conditions. 4.1 THE PROPOSED ACTION The proposed action was evaluated to determine the potential impacts of a number of environmental components, including air quality, surface water quality, and biological resources, as well as the potential effects to human health and safety. The potential impacts to these receptors are evaluated in the following subsections. No impact pathways were identified for land use, socioeconomics, or groundwater resources.

262

The potential for low-cost airlines in Asia  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this thesis is to assess the potential for low-cost airlines in Asia. Low-cost airlines have been very successful in North America and Europe and have significantly impacted the airline industry and its ...

Dietlin, Philipp, 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

EIS-0236-S1: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement  

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

S1: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact S1: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0236-S1: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement This Supplemental DEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of continuing to construct and operate the National Ignition Facility at LLNL with respect to any potential or confirmed contamination in the area by hazardous, toxic, and/or radioactive materials." EIS-0236-S1-DEIS-1999.pdf EIS-0236-S1-DEIS-Figures-1999.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0236-S1: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0236: Record of Decision DOE/EIS-0236, Oakland Operations Office, National Ignition Facility Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Volume II:

264

EIS-0236-S1: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement  

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

36-S1: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact 36-S1: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0236-S1: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement This Supplemental DEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of continuing to construct and operate the National Ignition Facility at LLNL with respect to any potential or confirmed contamination in the area by hazardous, toxic, and/or radioactive materials." EIS-0236-S1-DEIS-1999.pdf EIS-0236-S1-DEIS-Figures-1999.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0236-S1: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement DOE/EIS-0236, Oakland Operations Office, National Ignition Facility Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Volume II:

265

Property:Geothermal/Impacts | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Impacts Impacts Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Geothermal/Impacts Property Type Text Description Impacts Pages using the property "Geothermal/Impacts" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A A 3D-3C Reflection Seismic Survey and Data Integration to Identify the Seismic Response of Fractures and Permeable Zones Over a Known Geothermal Resource at Soda Lake, Churchill Co., NV Geothermal Project + If successful, this would mark a major advance in our ability to image potentially productive fluid pathways in fracture-dominated systems. A Demonstration System for Capturing Geothermal Energy from Mine Waters beneath Butte, MT Geothermal Project + Successful application of techniques could allow replication to buildings across campus and in City of Butte, including county court house, the Federal court building, World Museum of Mining, and numerous privately owned historic buildings.

266

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Feeding Ecology and Potential Ecosystem Effects During Winter in North Carolina.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) occupy North Carolina waters during winter months. Their potential impact on prey populations during this time has largely been unexplored.… (more)

Butler, Christopher Matthew

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Energy Planning in Selected European Regions - Methods for Evaluating the Potential of Renewable Energy Sources.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Given their potentially positive impact on climate protection and the preservation of fossil resources, alternative energy sources have become increasingly important for the energy supply… (more)

Sliz-Szkliniarz, Beata

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

EIS-0349: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0349: Draft Environmental Impact Statement BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project BP West Coast Products, LLC proposes to construct and operate a 720-megawatt, natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration facility on land adjacent to its BP Cherry Point Refinery. Approximately 195 acres of undeveloped land would be converted for the cogeneration facility; gas, water, wastewater, and steam pipelines; construction laydown areas; access roads; and wetland mitigation areas.This Draft EIS assesses the existing natural and built environment, evaluates the potential environmental impacts and economic benefits of the proposed action, and identifies mitigation measures to compensate for the unavoidable impacts. Alternative

269

EA-1638: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1638: Finding of No Significant Impact Loan Guarantee to Solyndra, Inc. for Construction of a Photovoltaic Manufacturing Facility and Leasing of an Existing Commercial Facility in Fremont, California The Department of Energy has conducted an environmental assessment that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with: 1) the proposed construction and operation of a photovoltaic manufacturing facility and accompanying administrative offices in Fremont, California; and 2) the leasing of an existing commercial facility for assembly and packaging of the photovoltaic panels. Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarantee to Solyndra, Inc for Construction of a Photovoltaic Manufacturing Facility and

270

EA-1746: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

EA-1746: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1746: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1746: Finding of No Significant Impact Blue Mountain Geothermal Development Project, Humboldt and Pershing Counties, Nevada The Department of Energy is adopting an environmental assessment completed by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management in December 2007 that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and startup of Nevada Geothermal Power, Inc.'s Blue Mountain Geothermal Development Project located in Humboldt and Pershing Counties, Nevada. Finding of No SIgnificant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarantee for Nevada Geothermal Power's Blue Mountain Geothermal Development Project in Humboldt and Pershing Counties, Nevada More Documents & Publications

271

EA-1727: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1727: Finding of No Significant Impact Construction and Startup of their Phase 2 Polysilicon Production Facility in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania The Department of Energy conducted an environmental assessment that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and startup of a Phase 2 commercial polysilicon production unit to be developed by AE Polysilicon Corporation within the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Fairless Hills, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarantee to AE Polysilicon Corporation for Construction and Startup of their Phase 2 Polysilicon Production Facility in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania More Documents & Publications

272

EIS-0285: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0285: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Bonneville Power Administration Transmission System Vegetation Management Program This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of establishing Planning Steps for managing vegetaion for specific projets. Four vegetation control methods are analyzed: manual, mechanical, herbicide, and biological. Also evaluated are 24 herbicide active ingredients and 4 herbicide application techniques (spot, localized, broadcast, and aerial). EIS-0285-DEIS-1999_0.pdf More Documents & Publications Report to Congress: Corridors and Rights-of-Way on Federal Lands EIS-0353: EPA Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Funding for state, city, and county governments in the state includes:

273

Environmental Impact Assessment (New Brunswick, Canada) | Department of  

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

Environmental Impact Assessment (New Brunswick, Canada) Environmental Impact Assessment (New Brunswick, Canada) Environmental Impact Assessment (New Brunswick, Canada) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Systems Integrator Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New Jersey Program Type Environmental Regulations Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process through which the environmental impacts potentially resulting from a proposed project are identified and assessed early in the planning process. EIA identifies steps

274

EIS-0312: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 3 | Department of  

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

EIS-0312: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 3 EIS-0312: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 3 EIS-0312: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 3 Fish & Wildlife Implementation Plan Volume 3 In this final environmental impact statement (FEIS), with the benefit of public comment and participation, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has developed and proposes a Preferred Alternative (PA 2002) that substantially combines elements of the Weak Stock and Sustainable Use alternatives and that falls within the established range of potential Policy Direction alternatives. This FEIS evaluates the environmental consequences of BPA's implementation and funding of sample actions that could emerge from any of the Policy Directions. Fish & Wildlife Implementation Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement,

275

Finding of No Significant Impacts  

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

DOE/EA 1916 DOE/EA 1916 Finding of No Significant Impacts Page 2 of 6 system; and (6) appurtenant facilities for navigation safety and operation. The project is estimated to have an annual generation of 1.25 gigawatt-hours (GWh) after the completion of Phase 2. Because the project would be connected to the existing electrical grid, on September 1, 2011, ORPC Maine applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for an 8-year pilot project license to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed Cobscook Bay project (FERC Project No. 12711), This application required FERC to conduct a review of the potential environmental impacts of the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Since DOE was considering providing financial assistance for the project, DOE

276

Piecewise Potential Vorticity Inversion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The treatment of the potential vorticity (PV) distribution as a composite of individual perturbations is central to the diagnostic and conceptual utility of PV. Nonlinearity in the inversion operator for Ertel's potential vorticity renders ...

Christopher A. Davis

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Bulk Energy Storage Impact and Value Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is intended for planners, R&D managers, and potential investors who manage or interpret results from value and impact analysis of energy storage. Due to performance improvements and cost reductions of battery technologies and the expectation that energy storage may help to manage potential operational challenges of incorporating variable, renewable energy resources, energy storage systems are under renewed investigation as a future electric system resource. Pumped hydro storage ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

278

Environmental impact of HTGR power stations  

SciTech Connect

From ANS topical meeting on gas-cooled reactors: HTGR and GCFBR; Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA (8 May 1974). The high-temperature gas-cooled reactor power station has all of the potential environmental impacts associated with any large nuclear station. Construction impacts can be minimized by proper planning and are usually of limited duration. The potentially most significant impacts of station operation result from the operation of the heat dissipation system. The use of cooling towers is assumed. The effects of salt deposition, fogging, and icing are expected to be minor. The magnitude of the adverse effects caused by intake and discharge such as entrainment of eggs, larvae, and fish and chemical impacts from blowdown can only be assessed for a specific site but may be signlficant. The impact of radionuclide releases, constrained by the as-low-as- is-practicable criteria, is small. The only potential environmental advantage over other reactor types is lower consumptive water use for the same net electric power production. (auth)

Kelly, M.J.; Kirslis, S.S.; West, R.G.

1974-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

279

The regional environmental impact of biomass production  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this paper is to present a broad overview of the potential environmental impacts of biomass energy from energy crops. The subject is complex because the environmental impact of using biomass for energy must be considered in the context of alternative energy options while the environmental impact of producing biomass from energy crops must be considered in the context of the alternative land-uses. Using biomass-derived energy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase them; growing biomass energy crops can enhance soil fertility or degrade it. Without knowing the context of the biomass energy, one can say little about its specific environmental impacts. The primary focus of this paper is an evaluation of the environmental impacts of growing energy crops. I present an approach for quantitatively evaluating the potential environmental impact of growing energy crops at a regional scale that accounts for the environmental and economic context of the crops. However, to set the stage for this discussion, I begin by comparing the environmental advantages and disadvantages of biomass-derived energy relative to other energy alternatives such as coal, hydropower, nuclear power, oil/gasoline, natural gas and photovoltaics.

Graham, R.L.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Monthly GDP Estimates for Inter-War Britain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

nsumption, electricity consumption, merchandise on railways, commercial motors in use, postal receipts, building activity, iron and steel for home consumption, raw cotton delivered to mills, imports of raw materials, exports British manufactures, shipping... and the General tariff in February 1932 6 . However, neither of these policies seems to have generated immediate observable effects on the path of recovery with the economy continuing to slide between February and September 1932. Clearly, Temin’s hypothesis...

Mitchell, James; Solomou, Solomos; Weale, Martin

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


281

Monthly and Quarterly GDP Estimates for Interwar Britain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ended the Great depression we need good quality high frequency data and provided some high frequency analysis of the recovery profiles in the USA and Germany. However, he did not provide the high-frequency data needed to analyse the British case... -values Factor loadings (x100) Autoregressive Coeff t-value Coeff t-value Employment 1.27 12.65 -0.20 -2.62 Coal Consumption 0.96 7.40 0.79 3.96 Electricity Consumption 0.52 0.83 -0.37 -4.86 Railways 0.51 2.28 -0.50 -6.87 Motor 3.00 6.31 -0.39 -5...

Mitchell, James; Solomou, Solomos; Weale, M

282

Impact of actinide recycle on nuclear fuel cycle health risks  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this background paper is to summarize what is presently known about potential impacts on the impacts on the health risk of the nuclear fuel cycle form deployment of the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor (ALMR){sup 1} and Integral Fast Reactor (IF){sup 2} technology as an actinide burning system. In a companion paper the impact on waste repository risk is addressed in some detail. Therefore, this paper focuses on the remainder of the fuel cycle.

Michaels, G.E.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Seismic effects of the Caloris basin impact, Mercury  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Striking geological features on Mercury's surface have been linked to tectonic disruption associated with the Caloris impact and have the potential to provide information on the interior structure of Mercury. The unusual ...

Lü, Jiangning

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Impacts of Atmospheric Temperature Trends on Tropical Cyclone Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Impacts of tropical temperature changes in the upper troposphere (UT) and the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) on tropical cyclone (TC) activity are explored. UT and lower TTL cooling both lead to an overall increase in potential intensity (PI), ...

Gabriel A. Vecchi; Stephan Fueglistaler; Isaac M. Held; Thomas R. Knutson; Ming Zhao

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Economic Energy Savings Potential in Federal Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary objective of this study was to estimate the current life-cycle cost-effective (i.e., economic) energy savings potential in Federal buildings and the corresponding capital investment required to achieve these savings, with Federal financing. Estimates were developed for major categories of energy efficiency measures such as building envelope, heating system, cooling system, and lighting. The analysis was based on conditions (building stock and characteristics, retrofit technologies, interest rates, energy prices, etc.) existing in the late 1990s. The potential impact of changes to any of these factors in the future was not considered.

Brown, Daryl R.; Dirks, James A.; Hunt, Diane M.

2000-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

286

Environmental Impact | Browse Tree Results  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Environmental Impact. From climate change to biodiversity loss - documenting man's impact. CAB International. Home. Abstracts Database. News Articles. ...

287

Combining Balancing Areas' Variability: Impacts on Wind Integration in the Western Interconnection  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper investigates the potential impact of balancing area cooperation on a large-scale in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC).

Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.; Beuning, S.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

EIS-0283-S1: Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement...  

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

(April 1999) The Supplement evaluates the potential environmental impacts of using MOX fuel in these six specific reactors named in the DCS proposal as well as other program...

289

Sierra Pacific Power Company Alturas Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 3: Appendices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sierra Pacific Power Company has proposed the construction and operation of a 345,000 volt overhead electric power transmission line from Alturas, California to Reno, Nevada. This Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement will assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project and alternatives. This report contains Appendices A--I which contain the following: glossary/abbreviations; scoping report; structure coordinate summary; air quality; biological resources; geology; noise; visual contrast rating forms; and cultural resources.

NONE

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Biofuels Impact Study2010 Biofuel Impact Study Executive Summary  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Oregon has abundant human and natural capital that can contribute significantly to the State’s energy future. Our biomass resources have the potential to contribute to future energy needs while encouraging job creation and economic opportunities in rural Oregon. The Governor and the Oregon State Legislature have made significant commitments and investments towards realizing the full potential that bioenergy has for Oregon. Oregon has led the nation with policies that promote the use of biomass for fuel and energy production. State agencies, non-profits and the private sector are working hard to deliver this commitment of job creation, energy savings, and energy independence for Oregon businesses and residents. This is the first periodic report issued to the Legislature that assesses the impact of the State’s biofuel program. The report includes a summary of current incentives and policies that support biofuels, statistics about jobs at Oregon’s bioenergy facilities, and a description of the status of the bioenergy and biofuels industries in Oregon. More data is necessary to truly evaluate the impacts of Oregon’s bioenergy incentives to the health of the bioenergy industry and the creation of jobs. Several state agencies are working to collect some of these data, which will provide a clearer picture of the industry at the time of our next report to the Legislature. Biomass heating facility at the Harney Hospital in Burns, OR

unknown authors

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Potential Release Sites  

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

PRS PRS Potential Release Sites Legacy sites where hazardous materials are found to be above acceptable levels are collectively called potential release sites. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email Less than 10 percent of the total number of potential release sites need to go through the full corrective action process. What are potential release sites? Potential release sites are areas around the Laboratory and the town of Los Alamos at which hazardous materials from past activities have been found. Some examples of potential release sites include septic tanks and associated drain lines chemical storage areas wastewater outfalls material disposal areas incinerators sumps firing ranges

292

EA-1647: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

7: Finding of No Significant Impact 7: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1647: Finding of No Significant Impact Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, Range Fuels Soperton Plant, LLC (formerly Range Fuels Inc.), Treutlen County, Georgia The Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzes the potential impacts associated with the construction and operation of a proposed cellulosic ethanol plant in Treutlen County, Georgia. The Department of Energy has issued this Finding of No Significant Impact. Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, Range Fuels Soperton Plant, LLC (formerly Range Fuels Inc.) Treutlen County, Georgia, DOE/EA 1647 (January 2009) More Documents & Publications EA-1597: Finding of No Significant Impact EA 1647: Supplemental Environmental Assessment

293

EIS-0400: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0400: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Grand County, CO This EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to rebuild and upgrade the Western Area Power Administration's 12-mile Granby Pumping Plant-Windy Gap 69-kV transmission line in Grand County, Colorado. Western identified potentially significant impacts while preparing an EA for this proposal (DOE/EA-1520) and decided to prepare an EIS instead of completing the EA. Further information about the project is available on the project website. EIS-0400-DEIS-2012.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0400: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0400: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

294

EA-1801: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

1: Finding of No Significant Impact 1: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1801: Finding of No Significant Impact Granite Reliable Power Wind Project, Coos County, New Hampshire The Department of Energy is adopting an environmental assessment completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June 2010 that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation by Granite Reliable Power, LLC of the Granite Reliable Power Wind Park located in central Coos County, New Hampshire. Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarentee for Granite Reliable Power LLC's Granite Reliable Power Wind Park Project in Coos County, New Hampshire, DOE/EA-1801 (July 2010) More Documents & Publications EA-1801: Final Environmental Impact EA-1784: Finding of No Significant Impact

295

EA-1605: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1605: Finding of No Significant Impact Biomass Cogeneration and Heating Facilities at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina The Department of Energy has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) (DOE/EA-1605) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed construction and operation of new biomass cogeneration and heating facilities located at the Savannah River Site (SRS). DOE has determined that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment . Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required and DOE is issuing this finding of no significant impact (FONSI). Finding of No Significant Impact for Biomass Cogeneration and Heating

296

EIS-0441: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

41: Final Environmental Impact Statement 41: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0441: Final Environmental Impact Statement This EIS, prepared by the Bureau of Land Management with DOE's Western Area Power Administration as a cooperating agency, evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a proposed wind energy project on public lands in Mohave County, Arizona. Power generated by this project would tie to the electrical power grid through an interconnection to one of Western's transmission lines. The project website is http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/energy/wind/mohave.html EIS-0441: Final Environmental Impact Statement More Documents & Publications EIS-0448: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0403: Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EA-1665: Draft Environmental Assessment

297

EA-1784: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

EA-1784: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1784: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1784: Finding of No Significant Impact Fotowatio Nevada Solar, LLC's APEX Solar Power Project in Clark County, Nevada The Department of Energy is adopting an environmental assessment completed by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management in August 2010 that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and startup of Fotowatio Nevada Solar, LLC's Apex Solar Power Project located in Clark County, Nevada. Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarantee for Fotowatio Nevada Solar, LLC's Apex Solar Power in Clark County, Nevada More Documents & Publications EA-1797: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1801: Finding of No Significant Impact

298

EA-1784: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

4: Finding of No Significant Impact 4: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1784: Finding of No Significant Impact Fotowatio Nevada Solar, LLC's APEX Solar Power Project in Clark County, Nevada The Department of Energy is adopting an environmental assessment completed by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management in August 2010 that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and startup of Fotowatio Nevada Solar, LLC's Apex Solar Power Project located in Clark County, Nevada. Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarantee for Fotowatio Nevada Solar, LLC's Apex Solar Power in Clark County, Nevada More Documents & Publications EA-1797: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1801: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1848

299

EIS-0441: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

1: Final Environmental Impact Statement 1: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0441: Final Environmental Impact Statement This EIS, prepared by the Bureau of Land Management with DOE's Western Area Power Administration as a cooperating agency, evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a proposed wind energy project on public lands in Mohave County, Arizona. Power generated by this project would tie to the electrical power grid through an interconnection to one of Western's transmission lines. The project website is http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/energy/wind/mohave.html EIS-0441: Final Environmental Impact Statement More Documents & Publications EIS-0403: Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0448: Final Environmental Impact Statement EA-1689: Final Environmental Assessment

300

Interatomic Potentials Repository Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... potentials appropriate for simulation of liquid and glass properties of ... Superalloy," Sandia National Laboratories Report Number SAND-95-8549C ...

2013-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


301

Energy Resource Potential  

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

Resource Potential Resource Potential of Methane Hydrate Energy Resource Potential An introduction to the science and energy potential of a unique resource Disclaimer 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 favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Neither the United States Government 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.

302

Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation  

SciTech Connect

In this analysis, the authors projected Japan's energy demand/supply and energy-related CO{sub 2} emissions to 2050. Their analysis of various scenarios indicated that Japan's CO{sub 2} emissions in 2050 could be potentially reduced by 26-58% from the current level (FY 2005). These results suggest that Japan could set a CO{sub 2} emission reduction target for 2050 at between 30% and 60%. In order to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions by 60% in 2050 from the present level, Japan will have to strongly promote energy conservation at the same pace as an annual rate of 1.9% after the oil crises (to cut primary energy demand per GDP (TPES/GDP) in 2050 by 60% from 2005) and expand the share of non-fossil energy sources in total primary energy supply in 2050 to 50% (to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions per primary energy demand (CO{sub 2}/TPES) in 2050 by 40% from 2005). Concerning power generation mix in 2050, nuclear power will account for 60%, solar and other renewable energy sources for 20%, hydro power for 10% and fossil-fired generation for 10%, indicating substantial shift away from fossil fuel in electric power supply. Among the mitigation measures in the case of reducing CO{sub 2} emissions by 60% in 2050, energy conservation will make the greatest contribution to the emission reduction, being followed by solar power, nuclear power and other renewable energy sources. In order to realize this massive CO{sub 2} abatement, however, Japan will have to overcome technological and economic challenges including the large-scale deployment of nuclear power and renewable technologies.

Komiyama, Ryoichi; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Lai, Judy; Borgeson, Sam; Coffey, Brian; Azevedo, Ines Lima

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Mexico - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Baselines and Reduction Potentials from  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Greenhouse Gas Emissions Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings Jump to: navigation, search Name Mexico - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme Sector Energy Focus Area Buildings Topics Baseline projection, GHG inventory, Pathways analysis, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/ Country Mexico Central America References Greenhouse Emissions Baselines and Reduction Potentials for Buildings[1] Mexico - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings Screenshot "This report represents the first comprehensive description of the factors that determine the present and future impacts of residential and commercial

304

Primer on Cumulative Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cumulative impacts have become one of the most important aspects of environmental analysis and reporting in terms of transmission siting. This primer provides EPRI members with background information and fundamental understanding of the analysis process. The primer reviews the legal and regulatory framework, briefly examines case law that has helped to define both the cumulative impacts concept and subsequent analysis, and provides a structure for conducting or reviewing cumulative impacts analyses.

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

305

mep client impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... the mep net W or K Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership ... Making an Impact on US Manufacturing manuFacturing extension partnership UTAH ...

2013-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

306

NYCCS | Economic Impact  

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

biotechnology, national security and finance, is accomplished through high performance computing. Some examples of impactful areas are listed below: Modeling, simulation and...

307

Hypervelocity impact jet formation  

SciTech Connect

The hypervelocity impact of a particle on a surface generates a jet of shocked material which is thrown from the impact site. A simple analytic model has been developed to obtain expressions for the evolution of this jet of ejecta. The analysis is based on applying the conservation equations of mass and momentum to the problem of a normal impact of a sphere against a semi-infinite flat target. Expressions are developed for the evolution of the jet velocity, jet release point and the locus of points which describe the ejecta envelope. These analytical ejecta profiles are compared with high speed photographs of impact jet formation. 6 refs., 7 figs.

Ang, J.A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Potential Conservation Laws  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We prove that potential conservation laws have characteristics depending only on local variables if and only if they are induced by local conservation laws. Therefore, characteristics of pure potential conservation laws have to essentially depend on potential variables. This statement provides a significant generalization of results of the recent paper by Bluman, Cheviakov and Ivanova [J. Math. Phys., 2006, V.47, 113505]. Moreover, we present extensions to gauged potential systems, Abelian and general coverings and general foliated systems of differential equations. An example illustrating possible applications of proved statements is considered. A special version of the Hadamard lemma for fiber bundles and the notions of weighted jet spaces are proposed as new tools for the investigation of potential conservation laws.

Michael Kunzinger; Roman O. Popovych

2008-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

309

EIS-0383: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0383: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Orlando Gasification Project This EIS assesses the potential environmental impacts that would result from a proposed DOE action to provide cost-shared funding for construction and operation of facilities at Orlando Utilities Commission's (OUC's) existing Stanton Energy Center near Orlando, Florida. The project has been selected for further consideration by DOE under the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) to demonstrate advanced power generation systems using Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) technology. Although DOE funding would support only the Orlando Gasification Project (i.e., coal gasifier, synthesis gas cleanup systems, and supporting infrastructure),

310

Environmental impacts during geothermal development: Some examples from Central America  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The impacts of geothermal development projects are usually positive. However, without appropriate monitoring plans and mitigation actions firmly incorporated into the project planning process, there exists the potential for significant negative environmental impacts. The authors present five examples from Central America of environmental impacts associated with geothermal development activities. These brief case studies describe landslide hazards, waste brine disposal, hydrothermal explosions, and air quality issues. Improved Environmental Impact Assessments are needed to assist the developing nations of the region to judiciously address the environmental consequences associated with geothermal development.

Goff, S.; Goff, F.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Boiling water reactor uranium utilization improvement potential  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the results of design and operational simulation studies to assess the potential for reduction of BWR uranium requirements. The impact of the improvements on separative work requirements and other fuel cycle requirements also were evaluated. The emphasis was on analysis of the improvement potential for once-through cycles, although plutonium recycle also was evaluated. The improvement potential was analyzed for several design alternatives including axial and radial natural uranium blankets, low-leakage refueling patterns, initial core enrichment distribution optimization, reinsert of initial core discharge fuel, preplanned end-of-cycle power coastdown and feedwater temperature reduction, increased discharge burnup, high enrichment discharge fuel rod reassembly and reinsert, lattice and fuel bundle design optimization, coolant density spectral shift with flow control, reduced burnable absorber residual, boric acid for cold shutdown, six-month subcycle refueling, and applications of a once-through thorium cycle design and plutonium recycle.

Wei, P.; Crowther, R.L.; Fennern, L.E.; Savoia, P.J.; Specker, S.R.; Tilley, R.M.; Townsend, D.B.; Wolters, R.A.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

EA-1393: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

393: Finding of No Significant Impact 393: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1393: Finding of No Significant Impact Oak Ridge Operations Implementation of a Comprehensive Management Program for the Storage, Transportation, and Disposition of Potentially Reusable Uranium Materials The purpose of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) is in assess potential environmental impacts of the implementation of a comprehensive management program for potentiaIly reusable Iow enriched uranium (LEU), normal uranium (NU), and depleted uranium (DU). Approximately 14,200 MTU (metric Tons of Uranium) of potentially reusable uranium is located at 158 sites. DOE has evaluated various options for interim centralized storage and interim consolidated storage at six DOE locations and two commercial sites. Ultimate disposition has also been evaluated to the extent

313

Reclamation of automotive batteries: Assessment of health impacts and recycling technology. Task 2: Assessment of health impacts; Final report  

SciTech Connect

The task 2 report compares the relative health and hazard impacts of EV battery recycling technologies. Task 2 compared the relative impact of recycling EV batteries in terms of cancer, toxicity, and ecotoxicological potential, as well as leachability, flammability, and corrosivity/reactivity hazards. Impacts were evaluated for lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, sodium sulfur, sodium-nickel chloride, lithium-iron sulfide and disulfide, lithium-polymer, lithium-ion, and zinc-air batteries. Health/hazard impacts were evaluated for recycling methods including smelting, electrowinning, and other appropriate techniques that apply to different battery technologies.

Unnasch, S.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Heart and Electric Potential  

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

Heart and Electric Potential Name: Pete Location: NA Country: NA Date: NA Question: What is the electrical output that the SA Node andor AV Node put out when emitting an...

315

Using lattice of class and method dependence for change impact analysis of object oriented programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Software change impact analysis (CIA) is a key technique to identify unpredicted and potential effects caused by software changes. In this paper, we propose a new CIA technique based on a compact and effective representation for object oriented programs, ... Keywords: change impact analysis, formal concept analysis, impact factor, lattice of class and method dependence

Xiaobing Sun; Bixin Li; Sai Zhang; Chuanqi Tao; Xiang Chen; Wanzhi Wen

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Daylighting potential in Thailand  

SciTech Connect

Daylighting has good potential for application in tropical climates. It can help save electric energy as well as reduce the daytime power demand substantially. It can bring another dimension of energy efficiency in addition to efficient lighting technology, as well as aesthetic value. Its integration with continuous-dimming electric lighting is found to be acceptable. However, fundamental research as well as daylighting application technology are required to realize the potential.

Chirarattananon, S.; Limmechokchai, B. [Asian Inst. of Tech., Bangkok (Thailand)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

EIS-0288: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0288: Final Environmental Impact Statement This Environmental Impact Statement for the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor (CLWR EIS) evaluates the environmental impacts associated with producing tritium at one or more of the following five CLWRs: (1) Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 (Spring City, Tennessee); (2) Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Unit 1 (Soddy Daisy, Tennessee); (3) Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Unit 2 (Soddy Daisy, Tennessee); (4) Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Unit 1 (Hollywood, Alabama); and (5) Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Unit 2 (Hollywood, Alabama). Specifically, this EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with fabricating tritium-producing burnable absorber rods (TPBARs); transporting nonirradiated TPBARs from the

318

EA-1788: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

8: Finding of No Significant Impact 8: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1788: Finding of No Significant Impact Sapphire Energy Inc.'s Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR) Facility in Columbus, New Mexico Sapphire Energy Company proposes to construct and operated an Integrated Algal Bio-Refinery Facility to produce oil from algae, ultimately refining the oil into various types of transportation fuel. Based on the Environmental assessment (EA), the United States Department of Agriculture completed a Finding of no significant impact (FONSI), which the Department of Energy has determined to be adequate and satisfactory in describing the proposed project and the potential environmental impacts. Accordingly, DOE adopts the EA and incorporates it by reference into this FONSI. Finding of No Significant Impact for Sapphire Energy, Inc.'s Integrated

319

DOE Issues Final Mercury Storage Environmental Impact Statement: Texas Site  

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

DOE Issues Final Mercury Storage Environmental Impact Statement: DOE Issues Final Mercury Storage Environmental Impact Statement: Texas Site Is Preferred for Long-Term Mercury Storage DOE Issues Final Mercury Storage Environmental Impact Statement: Texas Site Is Preferred for Long-Term Mercury Storage January 19, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy has prepared a Final Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the potential environmental, human health, and socioeconomic impacts of elemental mercury storage at seven locations. Based on these factors, DOE identified the Waste Control Specialists, LLC, site near Andrews, Texas, as the preferred alternative for long-term management and storage of mercury. DOE will consider the environmental impact information presented in this

320

EIS-0361: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0361: Final Environmental Impact Statement Western Greenbrier Co-Production Demonstration Project The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Western Greenbrier Co-Production Demonstration Project provides information about the potential environmental impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) proposal to provide federal financial assistance for the construction and demonstration of a 98 megawatt (MWe) net power plant and cement manufacturing facility to be located in the municipality of Rainelle, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. EIS-0361-FEIS-01-2007.pdf EIS-0361-FEIS-02-2007.pdf EIS-0361-FEIS-03-2007.pdf EIS-0361-FEIS-Figures-2007.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0361: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


321

EIS-0423-S1: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement | Department  

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

3-S1: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 3-S1: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0423-S1: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury This Final SEIS supplements the January 2011 Environmental Impact Statement for the Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury. It analyzes the potential environmental impact for a facility at and in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Final SEIS contains revisions and new information based in part on comments received on the draft SEIS. DOE will consider the environmental impact information presented in the January 2011 Mercury Storage EIS and this SEIS, as well as other factors when making long-term elemental mercury management and

322

EIS-0460: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

0: Final Environmental Impact Statement 0: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0460: Final Environmental Impact Statement FutureGen 2.0 Project, Morgan County, Illinois This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of DOE's proposed action to provide approximately $1 billion in cost-shared American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, Inc. (Alliance) to support the planning, design, construction, and operation of a prototype power plant, including the capture, conveyance, and sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2). EIS-0460-FEIS-Summary-2013.pdf EIS-0460-FEIS-Volume1-2013.pdf EIS-0460-FEIS-Volume2-Part1-2013.pdf EIS-0460-FEIS-Volume2_Part2-2013.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0460: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0460: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

323

Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting  

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

Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting on Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting on Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Washington, D.C. - The Department of Energy (DOE) will host seven public scoping meetings as part of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation process pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the potential nvironmental impacts from its proposed action of granting a Presidential permit to Northern Pass Transmission to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S.-Canada border in northern New Hampshire. Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting

324

EA-1001: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

001: Finding of No Significant Impact 001: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1001: Finding of No Significant Impact Commercialization of the Mound Plant Based on the analysis of impacts in the environmental assessment, the proposed action to lease all or portions of the Mound Plant to commercial enterprises for sublease to other potential business enterprises for commercial use consistent with the "Mound Plant Future Use Plan" and the environmental assessment for the proposed action would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of NEPA. Therefore, the Department is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. EA-1001-FONSI-1994.pdf More Documents & Publications EA-1001: Final Environmental Assessment

325

EIS-0344: Draft Envrionmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

4: Draft Envrionmental Impact Statement 4: Draft Envrionmental Impact Statement EIS-0344: Draft Envrionmental Impact Statement Grand Coulee - Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project This Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) discloses the potential impacts associated with construction and operation of the proposed Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project. Bonnewille Power Administration (BPA) would construct a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that would replace a single-circuit 115-kV transmission line in an exisiting corridor that has multiple transmission lines for most of the project's length. The transmission line would extend between the Grand Coulee 600-kV Switchyard and Bell Substation near Spokane, a distance of 84 miles. Detailed information about the project and its environmental impacts

326

EIS-0447: EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact  

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

EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0447: EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York EPA announces the availability of a draft EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a DOE proposal to grant a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc., to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new 1000-megawatt (MW) electric transmission system from the Canadian Province of Quebec to New York City. EIS-0447-DEIS-EPANOA-2013.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0460: EPA Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0403-S1: EPA Notice of Availability of the Supplement to the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

327

EIS-0288: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0288: Draft Environmental Impact Statement This Environmental Impact Statement for the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor (CLWR EIS) evaluates the environmental impacts associated with producing tritium at one or more of the following five CLWRs: (1) Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 (Spring City, Tennessee); (2) Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Unit 1 (Soddy Daisy, Tennessee); (3) Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Unit 2 (Soddy Daisy, Tennessee); (4) Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Unit 1 (Hollywood, Alabama); and (5) Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Unit 2 (Hollywood, Alabama). Specifically, this EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with fabricating tritium-producing burnable absorber rods (TPBARs); transporting nonirradiated TPBARs from the

328

EIS-0379 - Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

- Final Environmental Impact Statement - Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0379 - Final Environmental Impact Statement This Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) assesses the potential environmental impacts that would result from a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) action on the proposed rebuilding, operation, and maintenance of a 17-mile-long portion of BPA's Libby to Bonners Ferry 115-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line in Lincoln County, Montana. The portion to be rebuilt would start at Flathead Electric Cooperative's (FEC) Libby Substation, in the town of Libby, Montana, and proceed west along an existing right-of-way for about 17 miles, terminating at BPA's Troy Substation just east of the town of Troy, Montana. EIS-0379-FEIS-2008 More Documents & Publications EIS-0379: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

329

EA-1493: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

EA-1493: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1493: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1493: Finding of No Significant Impact Greenidge Multi-Pollutant Control Project (December 2004) The U.S. Department of Energy has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental consequences of providing cost-shared funding support for the design, construction, and demonstration of an integrated multi-pollutant control system at AES's Greenidge Station in Dresden, New York. The results of the analyses provided in the EA are summarized in this Finding of No Significant Impact. Finding of No Significant Impact for the Greenidge Multi-Pollutant Control Project, DOE/EA-1493 (December 2004) More Documents & Publications EA-1476: Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Technical Support Document National Environmental

330

EIS-0379 - Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

EIS-0379 - Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0379 - Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0379 - Final Environmental Impact Statement This Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) assesses the potential environmental impacts that would result from a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) action on the proposed rebuilding, operation, and maintenance of a 17-mile-long portion of BPA's Libby to Bonners Ferry 115-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line in Lincoln County, Montana. The portion to be rebuilt would start at Flathead Electric Cooperative's (FEC) Libby Substation, in the town of Libby, Montana, and proceed west along an existing right-of-way for about 17 miles, terminating at BPA's Troy Substation just east of the town of Troy, Montana. EIS-0379-FEIS-2008 More Documents & Publications EIS-0379: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

331

EA-1631: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

31: Finding of No Significant Impact 31: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1631: Finding of No Significant Impact Loan Guarantee for Beacon Power Corporation Frequency Regulation Facility in Stephentown, N.Y. The environmental assessment examines the potential environmental impacts associated with issuing a Federal loan guarantee to Beacon Power Corporation for construction and operation of a flywheel-based frequency regulation facility at an undeveloped seven acre site in Stephentown, New York. Environmental Assessment for Department of Energy Loan Guarantee for Beacon Power Corporation Frequency Regulation Facility in Stephentown, New York, DOE/EA-1631, February 2009, Finding of No Significant Impact More Documents & Publications EA-1631: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1753: Finding of No Significant Impact

332

EA-1699: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

9: Finding of No Significant Impact 9: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1699: Finding of No Significant Impact Pope/Douglas Third Combustor Expansion Project, Alexandria, Minnesota The United States Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE NETL) prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of providing funding for the proposed Pope/Douglas Third Combustor Expansion Project in Alexandria, Minnesota. Based on the EA, DOE determined that its proposed action would result in no significant adverse impacts to the human environment Finding of No significant Impact for the Pope/Douglas Third Combustor Expansion Project, Alexandria, Minnesota, DOE/EA-1699 (May 2010) More Documents & Publications EA-1699: Final Environmental Assessment

333

EA-1606: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

606: Finding of No Significant Impact 606: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1606: Finding of No Significant Impact Proposed Use of Savannah River Site Lands for Military Training, SC DOE prepared an environmental assessment to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed use of Savannah River Site lands and facilities for military training. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of NEPA. Therefore, the prepation of an environmental impact statement is not required and DOE is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1606-FONSI-2011.pdf More Documents & Publications EA-1606: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1606: Draft Environmental Assessment

334

Minority Economic Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Minority Economic Impact Minority Economic Impact Diversity and Inclusion Supporting Small Businesses Minority Economic Impact Partnering with Minority Serving Institutions...

335

NREL: Wind Research - Environmental Impacts Research  

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

Environmental Impacts Research Environmental Impacts Research Photo of a Greater Prairie-Chicken. Credit: James Shroyer. NREL is a partner in the Grassland Shrub Steppe Species Collaborative, a multi-year effort to study wind turbines in prairie chicken habitat. The Wind Program at NREL works to resolve environmental issues that may hinder acceptance of wind energy technologies. The program accomplishes this through activities that address the potential effects of wind development on wildlife and identifies corresponding mitigation strategies. As part of this effort, the program supports the work of the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Wildlife Workgroup, which is focused on collaborative approaches for understanding and evaluating species- and habitat-specific impacts, mitigation tools, risk assessment, and nocturnal

336

Demand Impacted by Weather  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

When you look at demand, it’s also interesting to note the weather. The weather has a big impact on the demand of heating fuels, if it’s cold, consumers will use ...

337

Potential energy for quarks  

SciTech Connect

It is argued on theoretical and phenomenological grounds that confinement of quarks is intrinsically a many-body interaction. The Born-Oppenheimer approximation to the bag model is shown to give rise to a static potential energy that consists of a sum of two-body Coulomb terms and a many-body confining term. Following the success of this potential in heavy Q anti Q systems it is being applied to Q/sup 2/ anti Q/sup 2/. Preliminary calculations suggest that dimeson bound states with exotic flavor, such as bb anti s anti s, exist. 13 refs., 5 figs.

Heller, L.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

TRANSPORTATION: THE POTENTIAL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION: THE POTENTIAL AND THE CHALLENGE A Summary Report 2003 #12;June 2003 To the Reader This report summarizes the second James L. Oberstar Forum on Transportation Policy and Technology. Over two days, we explored the chal- lenges and opportunities in intermodal transportation, addressing

Minnesota, University of

339

4. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES  

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

4. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED ACTION AND 4. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES . This section describes potential environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives. If the proposed action is implemented, activities would be limited to existing facilities. A WERF modification would be required to allow for injection of an atomized aqueous waste stream into the incinerator lower chamber. The installation would be performed within the WERF incinerator/stabilization building and may use an existing incinerator access port. Installation work would be similar to many routine maintenance and modification actions at WERF. A detailed analysis of potential impacts from processing INEL-generated LL W at commercial facilities is not presented in this EA because specific commercial facilities and processes have not

340

EA-1663: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

3: Finding of No Significant Impact 3: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1663: Finding of No Significant Impact British Petroleum (BP) Solar Array Project at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York This Environmental Assessment (EA) presents an analysis of the potential environmental consequences of the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy providing access, through an easement, to BP Solar for the construction of a proposed 37 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic facility and a smaller 1-2 MW, Laboratory dedicated array at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and compares the potential impacts to the No Action Alternative. The Department of Energy has determined that the proposed action is not a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


341

EIS-0283-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement | Department  

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

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0283-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Surplus Plutonium Disposition This Draft SEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for disposition of 13.1 metric tons (14.4 tons) of surplus plutonium for which DOE has not made a disposition decision, including 7.1 metric tons (7.8 tons) of plutonium from pits that were declared excess to national defense needs after publication of the 2007 notice of intent for this SEIS, and 6.0 metric tons (6.6 tons) of surplus non-pit plutonium. The analyses also include options for pit disassembly and conversion of plutonium metal to oxide and the potential use of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel in reactors at the Sequoyah and Browns Ferry Nuclear Plants of the Tennessee

342

EA-1541: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

1: Finding of No Significant Impact 1: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1541: Finding of No Significant Impact Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California (duplicate no. provided as EA-1561) The Department of Energy has completed an environmental assessment that evaluates the impacts of demolition of the Bevatron and the structure that houses it, Building 51, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The primary project objectives are to eliminate potential hazards associated with Building 51; to reduce the burden on LBNL maintenance resources; to free space for potential future activities; and to help satisfy DOE policy requiring that the square footage of new construction at a DOE facility be balanced by elimination of an equivalent amount of excess

343

EIS-0283-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement | Department  

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

EIS-0283-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0283-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0283-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Surplus Plutonium Disposition This Draft SEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for disposition of 13.1 metric tons (14.4 tons) of surplus plutonium for which DOE has not made a disposition decision, including 7.1 metric tons (7.8 tons) of plutonium from pits that were declared excess to national defense needs after publication of the 2007 notice of intent for this SEIS, and 6.0 metric tons (6.6 tons) of surplus non-pit plutonium. The analyses also include options for pit disassembly and conversion of plutonium metal to oxide and the potential use of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel in reactors at the Sequoyah and Browns Ferry Nuclear Plants of the Tennessee

344

EA-1460: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

EA-1460: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1460: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1460: Finding of No Significant Impact In Search of Truth Canby District Heating Project, Canby Modoc County, California The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the In Search of Truth (I'SOT) Canby District Heating Project, Modoc County, California, to evaluate potential environmental impacts of project construction and operations for three years. DOE would provide partial funding, through its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to I'SOT for the development and field verification of a small-scale, geothermal district heating system. Local district heating projects have the potential for widespread application, but achieving cost effectiveness in small development projects presents a number of challenges. To address

345

EIS-0403: Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement | Department of  

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

Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0403: Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, and UT) The BLM and DOE have jointly prepared this PEIS to evaluate actions that the agencies are considering taking to further facilitate utility-scale solar energy development in six southwestern states. For the BLM, this includes the evaluation of a new Solar Energy Program applicable to solar development on BLM-administered lands. For DOE, it includes the evaluation of developing new guidance to further facilitate utility-scale solar energy development and maximize the mitigation of associated potential environmental impacts. This Solar PEIS evaluates the potential environmental, social, and economic effects of the agencies'

346

Tropical Cyclone Destructive Potential by Integrated Kinetic Energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclone damage potential, as currently defined by the Saffir–Simpson scale and the maximum sustained surface wind speed in the storm, fails to consider the area impact of winds likely to force surge and waves or cause particular levels ...

Mark D. Powell; Timothy A. Reinhold

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Biomass energy in China and its potential Li Jingjing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Biomass energy in China and its potential Li Jingjing Asia Alternative Energy Program, Energy Institute, Guyot Hall, Washington Road, Princeton University Princeton, NJ, 08544-1003, USA Biomass pollution and associated adverse health impacts. In addition, the time spent collecting biomass fuels

348

Granular Dynamics during Impact  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the impact of a projectile onto a bed of 3 mm grains immersed in an index-matched fluid. Specifically, we vary the amount of prestrain on the sample, strengthening the force chains within the system. We find this affects only the prefactor of linear depth-dependent term in the stopping force. We therefore attribute this term to pressure within the material, and not the grain-intruder friction as is sometimes suggested. Using a laser sheet scanning technique to visualize internal grain motion, a high-speed camera, and particle tracking, we can measure the trajectory of each grain throughout an impact event. Microscopically, our results indicate that weaker initial force chains result in more irreversible, plastic rearrangements during impact, suggesting static friction between grains does play a substantial role in the energy dissipation within the granular material.

Kerstin Nordstrom; Emily Lim; Matthew Harrington; Wolfgang Losert

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

349

Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation  

SciTech Connect

In this analysis, the authors projected Japan's energy demand/supply and energy-related CO{sub 2} emissions to 2050. Their analysis of various scenarios indicated that Japan's CO{sub 2} emissions in 2050 could be potentially reduced by 26-58% from the current level (FY 2005). These results suggest that Japan could set a CO{sub 2} emission reduction target for 2050 at between 30% and 60%. In order to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions by 60% in 2050 from the present level, Japan will have to strongly promote energy conservation at the same pace as an annual rate of 1.9% after the oil crises (to cut primary energy demand per GDP (TPES/GDP) in 2050 by 60% from 2005) and expand the share of non-fossil energy sources in total primary energy supply in 2050 to 50% (to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions per primary energy demand (CO{sub 2}/TPES) in 2050 by 40% from 2005). Concerning power generation mix in 2050, nuclear power will account for 60%, solar and other renewable energy sources for 20%, hydro power for 10% and fossil-fired generation for 10%, indicating substantial shift away from fossil fuel in electric power supply. Among the mitigation measures in the case of reducing CO{sub 2} emissions by 60% in 2050, energy conservation will make the greatest contribution to the emission reduction, being followed by solar power, nuclear power and other renewable energy sources. In order to realize this massive CO{sub 2} abatement, however, Japan will have to overcome technological and economic challenges including the large-scale deployment of nuclear power and renewable technologies.

Komiyama, Ryoichi; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Lai, Judy; Borgeson, Sam; Coffey, Brian; Azevedo, Ines Lima

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Distributed Renewable Energy Generation Impacts on Microgrid Operation and Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microgrids incorporating distributed generation, and particularly those incorporating renewable energy technologies, have the potential to improve electric power system efficiency and reliability while providing novel benefits to their owners, operators, and the system as a whole. This report focuses on the impact of renewable energy technologies on microgrids and on the larger question of the impact of distributed generation and microgrids on the electric power system.

2002-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

351

Rail Yard Switcher Locomotive Electrification — Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to identify opportunities, benefits, and challenges to the adoption of electric switcher locomotive technology within rail yards. The study uses public and industry data to evaluate the potential energy, atmospheric emissions, and economic impacts of electric switcher locomotive technology. An engineering model compares energy requirements of electric locomotives with their conventional diesel counterparts. Emissions impacts are estimated using energy consumption and emiss...

2012-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

352

Assessment of Current Knowledge of Hybrid Vehicle Characteristics and Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has taken a leadership role in bringing together representatives from the utility and automotive industries, along with those of the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other regulatory agencies to participate in a study: Assessment of Current Knowledge of Hybrid Vehicle Characteristics and Impacts. This study focused on key attribute areas of HEV energy efficiency, emissions, life cycle, and customer acceptance and HEV's potential impacts on private and public stakeholders.

1999-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

353

Potential Peak Load Reductions From Residential Energy Efficient Upgrades  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The demand for electricity is continuing to grow at a substantial rate. Utilities are interested in managing this growth's peak demand for a number of reasons including: costly construction of new generation capacity can be deferred; the reliability of the distribution network can be improved; and added environmental pollution can be minimized. Energy efficiency improvements, especially through residential programs, are increasingly being used to mitigate this rise in peak demand. This paper examines the potential peak load reductions from residential energy efficiency upgrades in hot and humid climates. First, a baseline scenario is established. Then, the demand and consumption impacts of individual upgrade measures are assessed. Several of these upgrades are then combined into a package to assess the synergistic demand and energy impacts. A sensitivity analysis is then performed to assess the impacts of housing characteristics on estimated demand and energy savings. Finally, the demand, energy, and environmental impacts are estimated at the community level.

Meisegeier, D.; Howes, M.; King, D.; Hall, J.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

EIS-0236-S4: Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement  

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

S4: Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact S4: Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0236-S4: Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Complex Transformation The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), an agency within the Department of Energy, has the responsibility to maintain the safety, security, and reliability of the United States' nuclear weapons stockpile. This Complex Transformation Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (SPEIS) analyzes the potential environmental impacts of reasonable alternatives to continue transformation of the nuclear weapons complex to be smaller, and more responsive, efficient, and secure in order to meet national security requirements. EIS-0236-S4_FEIS_summary-2008.pdf EIS-0236-S4_FEIS_vol1-2008.pdf

355

EIS-0425: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0425: Final Environmental Impact Statement Bonneville Power Administration Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Project, Chelan and Okanogan Counties, WA This EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of DOE's Bonneville Power Administration's proposal to fund the construction, operation, and maintenance of a coho salmon restoration program sponsored by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation to help mitigate impacts to fish affected by the Federal Columbia River Power System dams on the Columbia River. The Proposed Action would involve building a new, small, in-basin adult holding/spawning, incubation and rearing facility on the Wenatchee River at one of two potential sites; and constructing and improving several sites in both the Wenatchee and Methow river basins in

356

EIS-0426: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

6: Final Environmental Impact Statement 6: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0426: Final Environmental Impact Statement This Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Operation of the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada National Security Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada (NNSS SWEIS) analyzed the potential environmental impacts of proposed alternatives for continued management and operation of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) (formerly known as the Nevada Test Site) and other U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)-managed sites in Nevada, including the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) on Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas, the North Las Vegas Facility (NLVF), the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), and environmental

357

EA-1635: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

5: Finding of No Significant Impact 5: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1635: Finding of No Significant Impact Williston to Tioga Transmission Line Project, North Dakota Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) proposes to construct and operate a new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to meet existing and future electric power requirements in northwestern North Dakota, and to interconnect this new transmission line to the Western Area Power Administration's (Western) transmission system. The EA identified no potentially significant impacts to environmental resources resulting from either Western's Federal action or Basin Electric's Proposed Project. Finding of No Significant Impact for Williston to Tioga Transmission Line Project Pre-Approval Review, DOE/EA-1635 (May 2010) More Documents & Publications

358

EA-1795: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

795: Finding of No Significant Impact 795: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1795: Finding of No Significant Impact Loan Guarantee to Diamond Green Diesel for Construction of the Diamond Green Diesel Facility in Norco, Louisiana The Department of Energy conducted an environmental assessment that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of a biomass-based diesel facility adjacent to the existing Valero St. Charles Refinery in Norco, Louisiana. Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarantee to Diamond Green Diesel for Construction of the Diamond Green Diesel Facility in Norco, Louisiana, DOE/EA-1795 (April 2011) More Documents & Publications EA-1795: Floodplain Statement of Findings EA-1795: Final Environmental Assessment

359

EIS-0382: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0382: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Mesaba Energy Project, Itasca, MN This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provides information about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Mesaba Energy Project, a coal-based Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) electric power generating facility that would be located in the Taconite Tax Relief Area (TTRA) of northeastern Minnesota. Excelsior Energy Inc. (Excelsior) proposes to design, construct, and operate the Mesaba Energy Project in two phases; each phase would nominally generate 606 megawatts of electricity (MWe) for export to the electrical grid, 1,212 MWe total. DOE's Proposed Action is to provide a total of $36 million in co-funding, through a

360

EA-1597: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

EA-1597: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1597: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1597: Finding of No Significant Impact Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, Range Fuels, Inc., Treutlen County, Georgia The U.S. Department of Energy conducted an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzed the potential impacts associated with the construction and operation of a proposed cellulosic ethanol plant in Treutlen County, Georgia. DOE, through its Golden Field Office, in Golden, Colorado, would provide funding to Range Fuels, Inc., a Colorado based corporation, to support the construction and initial operation of the proposed plant. Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Construction and Operation of a Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, Treutlen County, Georgia More Documents & Publications

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


361

EIS-0442: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

EIS-0442: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0442: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0442: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Reauthorization of Permits, Maintenance, and Vegetation Management on Western Area Power Administration Transmission Lines on Forest Service Lands, Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah This Draft EIS is being prepared jointly by DOE's Western Area Power Administration and the U.S. Forest Service. It evaluates the potential environmental impacts of Western's proposed changes to vegetation management along its transmission line rights-of-way on National Forest System lands in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska. The EIS website is http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/transmission/infrastruct/Pages/Western%20FS%20EIS.aspx EIS-0442: Draft Environmental Impact Statement More Documents & Publications

362

EIS-0394: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0394: Final Environmental Impact Statement FutureGen Project The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the potential environmental impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) proposal to provide federal funding to the FutureGen Alliance, Inc. (Alliance) for the FutureGen Project. In a March 2004 Report to Congress, DOE estimated the cost of the project at $950 million in constant 2004 dollars shared at a 74/26 ratio by DOE and the Alliance. Accounting for escalation, based on representative industry indices, the project is currently estimated to cost $1.757 billion in as-spent dollars. The cost estimate will be updated as work progresses. The Final EIS provides an evaluation of the environmental consequences that may result from the

363

EA-1782: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1782: Finding of No Significant Impact The University of Delaware Lewes Campus Onsite Wind Energy Project, Lewes, Delaware The Department of Energy prepared the Final Environmental Assessment which analyzed the potential environmental impacts of providing the University of Delaware of $2.43 milllion grant of Congressionally Directed Federal Funding to assist in the financing of the construction and operation of a 2 megawatt wind turbine adjacent to the University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Campus in Lewes, Delaware. Mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact and Floodplain Statement of Findings for the University of Delaware Lewes Campus Onsite Wind Energy Project More Documents & Publications EA-1782: Final Environmental Assessment

364

EA-1682: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

2: Finding of No Significant Impact 2: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1682: Finding of No Significant Impact Upgrades and Life Extension of the 242-A Evaporator, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, Conducted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 This EA evaluates the potential impacts from upgrading and extending the service life of the existing 242-A Evaporator located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. The Department of Energy has determined that the proposed action is not a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Finding of no Significant Impact for the Upgrades and Life Extension of the 242-A Evaporator, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington Conducted Under the

365

EA-1624: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

24: Finding of No Significant Impact 24: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1624: Finding of No Significant Impact Auburn Landfill Gas Electric Generators and Anaerobic Digester Energy Facilities The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has prepared an Environmental Assessment that evaluates the potential environmental impacts to provide partial funding through a cooperative agreement with the City of Auburn for the design and construction of a cnetralized anaerobic digester facility for the production of approximately 3 Megawatts of renewable electric power in Auburn, New York. Auburn Landfill Gas Electric Generators and Anaerobic Digester Energy Facilities Auburn, New York More Documents & Publications EA-1624: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1907: Finding of No Significant Impact

366

EIS-0464: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0464: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Brazoria County, Texas This draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provides information about the potential environmental impacts associated with the Department of Energy's (DOE's) proposed action to provide financial assistance to Leucadia Energy, LLC (Leucadia) and with Leucadia's proposed Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) project. DOE's proposed action would provide financial assistance to Leucadia under the Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ICCS) Program to support construction and operation of Leucadia's Lake Charles CCS project. DOE proposes to provide Leucadia with up to $261.4 million, which would constitute about 60

367

EIS-0287: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

7: Draft Environmental Impact Statement 7: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0287: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Idaho High-Level Waste & Facilities Disposition This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of managing two waste types at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, namely, high-level waste in a calcine form and liquid mixed transuranic waste (historically know as sodium bearing waste and newly generated liquid waste). It also analyzes the disposition of existing and proposed high-level waste facilities after their missions have been completed. EIS-0287-DEIS-1999.pdf EIS-0287-DEIS-Figures-1999.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0287: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0287: Idaho High-Level Waste and Facilities Disposition Final

368

EIS-0357: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0357: Final Environmental Impact Statement Gilberton Coal-to-Clean Fuels and Power Project, Gilberton, Pennsylvania This Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) assesses the potential environmental impacts that would result from a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) action to provide cost-shared funding for construction and operation of facilities near Gilberton, Pennsylvania, which have been proposed by WMPI PTY, LLC, for producing electricity, steam, and liquid fuels from anthracite coal waste (culm). The project has been selected by DOE under the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) to demonstrate the integration of coal waste gasification and Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis of liquid hydrocarbon fuels at commercial scale.

369

EA-1624: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

4: Finding of No Significant Impact 4: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1624: Finding of No Significant Impact Auburn Landfill Gas Electric Generators and Anaerobic Digester Energy Facilities The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has prepared an Environmental Assessment that evaluates the potential environmental impacts to provide partial funding through a cooperative agreement with the City of Auburn for the design and construction of a cnetralized anaerobic digester facility for the production of approximately 3 Megawatts of renewable electric power in Auburn, New York. Auburn Landfill Gas Electric Generators and Anaerobic Digester Energy Facilities Auburn, New York More Documents & Publications EA-1624: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1907: Finding of No Significant Impact

370

EIS-0226: Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of  

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

6: Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement 6: Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0226: Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center This EIS has been prepared in accordance with NEPA and SEQR to examine the potential environmental impacts of the range of reasonable alternatives to decommission and/or maintain long-term stewardship at WNYNSC. The alternatives analyzed in this Draft EIS include the Sitewide Removal Alternative, the Sitewide Close-In-Place Alternative, the Phased Decisionmaking Alternative (Preferred Alternative), and the No Action Alternative. The analysis and information contained in this EIS is intended to assist DOE and NYSERDA with the consideration of environmental impacts

371

EA-1690: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

0: Finding of No Significant Impact 0: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1690: Finding of No Significant Impact A123 Systems, Inc., Vertically Integrated Mass Production of Automotive-Class Lithium-Ion Batteries, Michigan The Department of Energy conducted an environmental assessment that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the A123 Systems, Inc., battery manufacturing operations for hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Loan and Grant to A123 Systems, Inc, for Vertically Integrated Mass Production of Automotive-Class Lithium-Ion Batteries Near Detriot, Michigan More Documents & Publications EA-1690: Final Environmental Assessment Battery SEAB Presentation Energy Storage Activities in the United States Electricity Grid. May 2011

372

EA-1482: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

482: Finding of No Significant Impact 482: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1482: Finding of No Significant Impact Pilot Experiment for Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide in Saline Aquifer Brine Formations, Frio Formation, Liberty County, Texas DOE has prepared an environmental assessment to analyze the potential environmental consequences of a proposal to provide approximately $2.5 million for a field test of the geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in saline aquifer brice formations. Finding of No Significant Impact Pilot Experiment for Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide in Saline Aquifer Brine Formations More Documents & Publications EA-1482: Final Environmental Assessment Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Field Projects Supported by DOE's Sequestration Program EIS-0366: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact

373

EA-1709: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

09: Finding of No Significant Impact 09: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1709: Finding of No Significant Impact Compact Power, Inc., Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative Application, Holland, Michigan DOE prepared this EA to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of providing an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 financial assistance grant to Compact Power, Inc. to facilitate the construction and operation of a high-volume manufacturing plant to build advanced lithium-ion cells and batteries. DOE determined that its proposed action would result in no significant adverse impacts. Finding of No Significant Impact for Compact Power, Inc. Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative Application, Holland, Michigan, DOE/EA-1709 (April 2010)

374

EIS-0319: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

319: Draft Environmental Impact Statement 319: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0319: Draft Environmental Impact Statement This EIS evaluates the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts associated relocateing the TA-18 security Category I/II capabilities and materials to new locations: 1) different site at LANL (the preferred alternative) at Los Alamos, New Mexico; 2) the Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico at Albuquerque, New Mexico; 3) the Nevada Test Site near Las Vegas; and 4) the Argonne National Laboratory-West near Idaho Falls, Idaho. The EIS analyzes upgrading of the TA-18 facilities at LANL. EIS-0319-DEIS-2001.pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0319: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0319: Record of Decision EIS-0236-S4: Final Supplemental Programmatic

375

EA-1758: Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis | Department of  

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

EA-1758: Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis EA-1758: Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis EA-1758: Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis Drilling, Testing, and Monitoring of up to 12 Temperature Gradient/Passive Seismic Geothermal Exploratory Wells Deschutes County, Oregon This document presents information supplemental to the Environmental Assessment (EA), Drilling, Testing, and Monitoring of up to 12 Temperature Gradient/Passive Seismic Geothermal Exploratory Wells Deschutes County, Oregon (DOE/EA-1758) prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This document addresses potential impacts associated with other proposed future geothermal projects in the area of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument that may be cumulative with those described in the EA. Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis of Drilling, Testing, and

376

EA-1682: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

682: Finding of No Significant Impact 682: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1682: Finding of No Significant Impact Upgrades and Life Extension of the 242-A Evaporator, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, Conducted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 This EA evaluates the potential impacts from upgrading and extending the service life of the existing 242-A Evaporator located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. The Department of Energy has determined that the proposed action is not a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Finding of no Significant Impact for the Upgrades and Life Extension of the 242-A Evaporator, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington Conducted Under the

377

EIS-0444: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0444: Final Environmental Impact Statement Texas Clean Energy Project, Ector County, Texas This final environmental impact statement (EIS) provides information about the potential environmental impacts associated with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal to provide limited financial assistance (approximately $450 million), through a cooperative agreement, to Summit Texas Clean Energy, LLC (Summit) for the proposed Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP). The TCEP would use coal-based integrated gasification combined-cycle technology to generate electric power and would capture carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and eventual sequestration. The plant would generate 400 megawatts (gross) of

378

EA-1147: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

47: Finding of No Significant Impact 47: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1147: Finding of No Significant Impact Low Energy Demonstration Accelerator Tech Area 53 The U.S.. Department of Energy (DOE) finds that there would be no significant impact from proceeding with its proposal to design, build, and test critical prototypical components of the accelerator system for tritium production, specifically the front-end, low-energy section of the accelerator, at TA-53, Los Alamos National Laboratory. DOE makes this Finding of No Significant Impact pursuant to NEPA, the CEQ and the DOE NEPA regulations. Based on the environmental assessment that analyzes the potential environmental effects that would be expected to occur if the DOE were to design, build, and test prototypical components of the accelerator

379

EA-1523: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1523: Finding of No Significant Impact Modifications at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve's West Hackberry Raw Water Intake Structure Site, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana The U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) (Attachment A) in response to a proposal to modify the West Hackberry (WH) Raw Water Intake Structure (RWIS) located near Hackberry, Louisiana. Based on the results of the EA and implementation of mitigation activities, the DOE has determined that the proposed action may result in short-term, direct environmental impacts to wetlands, biological and ecological resources, and water resources, with no potential long-term or permanent direct impacts to facility permits.

380

EA-1418: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

418: Finding of No Significant Impact 418: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1418: Finding of No Significant Impact Otter Tail Power Company Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector Big Stone City, Grant County, SD DOE's objective in participating in the cooperative agreement is to support demonstration of technoloy potentially capable of substantially reducing particulate emissions, particularly emissions of fine particulate, from coal-fired power plants. The environmental analysis identified that the most notable changes to result from the proposed action would occur in the following areas: air emissions, construction impacts, and solid waste disposal. Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector Project DOE/EA-1418 (June 2002) More Documents & Publications

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


381

EA-1563: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

EA-1563: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1563: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1563: Finding of No Significant Impact National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Compliance Alternatives at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina The Department of Energy has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) (DOE/EA-1563) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed and alternative actions to protect the quality of State waters at 38 stormwater outfalls located at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Finding of No Significant Impact for the National Pollutant Discharge

382

DOE Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting on Champlain  

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

DOE Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting on DOE Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting on Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project DOE Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Meeting on Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project June 30, 2010 - 3:28pm Addthis Washington, D.C. --The Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting seven meetings for public participation as part of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation process pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the potential environmental impacts from its proposed action of granting a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc., to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S.- Canada border in northeastern New York.

383

EIS-0357: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

57: Final Environmental Impact Statement 57: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0357: Final Environmental Impact Statement Gilberton Coal-to-Clean Fuels and Power Project, Gilberton, Pennsylvania This Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) assesses the potential environmental impacts that would result from a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) action to provide cost-shared funding for construction and operation of facilities near Gilberton, Pennsylvania, which have been proposed by WMPI PTY, LLC, for producing electricity, steam, and liquid fuels from anthracite coal waste (culm). The project has been selected by DOE under the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) to demonstrate the integration of coal waste gasification and Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis of liquid hydrocarbon fuels at commercial scale.

384

EIS-0464: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0464: Final Environmental Impact Statement Lake Charles Carbon capture and Sequestration Project, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Brazoria County, Texas This Final Environmental Impact Statement provides information about the potential environmental impacts associated with the Department of Energy's proposed action to provide financial assistance to Leucadia Energy, LLC (Leucadia) and with Leucadia's proposed Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) project. DOE's proposed action would provide financial assistance to Leucadia under the Industrial Carbon Capture Sequestration Program to support construction and operation of Leucadia's Lake Charles CCS project. DOE proposes to provide Leucadia with up to $261.4 million, which would constitute about 60 percent of the

385

EA-1771: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

EA-1771: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1771: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1771: Finding of No Significant Impact U.S. Receipt and Storage of Gap Material - Plutonium, Delaware, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration has completed the Environmental Assessment for the Receipt and Storage of Gap Material - Plutonium in support of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative. The environmental assessment evaluates the potential environmental impacts of transporting up to 100 kilograms of plutonium from foreign countries to the Savannah River Site for storage pending final disposition. Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment for the U.S. Receipt and Storage of Gap Material - Plutonium More Documents & Publications

386

Renewable energy visual impact best management practices [EVS News]  

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

Best practices guide for mitigating visual impacts of utility-scale wind, Best practices guide for mitigating visual impacts of utility-scale wind, solar, and geothermal energy facilities November 1, 2013 Working with the U.S. Department of the InteriorÂ’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), EVS has developed a comprehensive guide to best management practices (BMPs) for mitigating the visual impacts associated with utility-scale wind, solar, and geothermal energy facilities. The guide, titled Best Management Practices for Reducing Visual Impacts of Renewable Energy Facilities on BLM-Administered Lands (PDF, 14 MB), presents 120 BMPs for avoiding or reducing potential visual impacts associated with the siting, design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of utility-scale renewable energy generation facilities - wind, solar, and geothermal.

387

EIS-0250-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement | Department  

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

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0250-S2: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain-Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor The Nevada Rail Corridor SEIS (DOE/EIS-0250F-S2D) analyzes the potential impacts of constructing and operating a railroad to connect the Yucca Mountain repository site to an existing rail line near Wabuska, Nevada (in the Mina rail corridor). The Nevada Rail Corridor SEIS analyzes the Mina rail corridor at a level of detail commensurate with that of the rail corridors analyzed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level

388

EA-1573: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

73: Finding of No Significant Impact 73: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1573: Finding of No Significant Impact Three Site Development Projects at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory South Table Mountain Site, Colorado (also see EA-1887 and EA-1573-S1) In accordance with the Department of Energy National Environmental Policy Act implementing regulations, DOE evaluated the potential environmental impacts that would likely result from the construction and operation of three site development projects at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's South Table Mountain Site: Renewable Fuel Heating Plant, Solar TAC, and Mesa Top Photovoltaic Project. Finding of No Significant Impact for the Three Site Development Projects at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory South Table Mountain Site

389

EIS-0349: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0349: Final Environmental Impact Statement BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project BP West Coast Products, LLC proposes to construct and operate a 720-megawatt, natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration facility on land adjacent to its BP Cherry Point Refinery. This EIS assesses the existing natural and built environment, evaluates the potential environmental impacts and economic benefits of the proposed action, and identifies mitigation measures to compensate for the unavoidable impacts. Alternative project sites, power-generating and pollution-control technologies, and the No Action Alternative also are described. EIS-0349-FEIS-01-2004.pdf EIS-0349-FEIS-02-2004.pdf EIS-0349-FEIS-Figures-2004.pdf EIS-0349-FEIS-Appendices-2004.pdf

390

EA-1746: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

6: Finding of No Significant Impact 6: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1746: Finding of No Significant Impact Blue Mountain Geothermal Development Project, Humboldt and Pershing Counties, Nevada The Department of Energy is adopting an environmental assessment completed by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management in December 2007 that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and startup of Nevada Geothermal Power, Inc.'s Blue Mountain Geothermal Development Project located in Humboldt and Pershing Counties, Nevada. Finding of No SIgnificant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarantee for Nevada Geothermal Power's Blue Mountain Geothermal Development Project in Humboldt and Pershing Counties, Nevada More Documents & Publications EA-1746: Final Environmental Assessment

391

EIS-0312: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0312: Final Environmental Impact Statement Fish & Wildlife Implementation Plan In this final environmental impact statement (FEIS), with the benefit of public comment and participation, BPA has developed and proposes a Preferred Alternative (PA 2002) that substantially combines elements of the Weak Stock and Sustainable Use alternatives and that falls within the established range of potential Policy Direction alternatives. This FEIS evaluates the environmental consequences of BPA's implementation and funding of sample actions that could emerge from any of the Policy Directions. Fish & Wildlife Implementation Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement, DOE/EIS-0312 (April 2003) EIS-0312-FEIS-02-2003.pdf EIS-0312-FEIS-03-2003.pdf

392

EA-1737: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

7: Finding of No Significant Impact 7: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1737: Finding of No Significant Impact Financial Assistance To Pennsylvania for Frey Farm Landfill Wind Energy Project, Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania DOE prepared an environmental assessment analyzing the potential environmental impacts of allowing Pennsylvania to use $1.5 million of its State Energy Program funds for a grant to assist in the financing of the construction and operation of the Frey Farm Landfill wind energy project in Manor Township in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County. Finding of No Significant Impact Financial Assistance to Pennsylvania for Frey Farm Landfill Wind Energy Project More Documents & Publications EA-1737: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1804: Final Environmental Assessment

393

EA-1758: Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis | Department of  

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

: Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis : Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis EA-1758: Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis Drilling, Testing, and Monitoring of up to 12 Temperature Gradient/Passive Seismic Geothermal Exploratory Wells Deschutes County, Oregon This document presents information supplemental to the Environmental Assessment (EA), Drilling, Testing, and Monitoring of up to 12 Temperature Gradient/Passive Seismic Geothermal Exploratory Wells Deschutes County, Oregon (DOE/EA-1758) prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This document addresses potential impacts associated with other proposed future geothermal projects in the area of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument that may be cumulative with those described in the EA. Supplement to the Cumulative Impact Analysis of Drilling, Testing, and

394

EIS-0394: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

94: Final Environmental Impact Statement 94: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0394: Final Environmental Impact Statement FutureGen Project The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the potential environmental impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) proposal to provide federal funding to the FutureGen Alliance, Inc. (Alliance) for the FutureGen Project. In a March 2004 Report to Congress, DOE estimated the cost of the project at $950 million in constant 2004 dollars shared at a 74/26 ratio by DOE and the Alliance. Accounting for escalation, based on representative industry indices, the project is currently estimated to cost $1.757 billion in as-spent dollars. The cost estimate will be updated as work progresses. The Final EIS provides an evaluation of the environmental consequences that may result from the

395

EIS-0444: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0444: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Texas Clean Energy Project, Ector County, Texas This draft environmental impact statement (EIS) provides information about the potential environmental impacts associated with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal to provide limited financial assistance (approximately $450 million), through a cooperative agreement, to Summit Texas Clean Energy, LLC (Summit) for the proposed Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP). The TCEP would use coal-based integrated gasification combined-cycle technology to generate electric power and would capture carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and eventual sequestration. The plant would generate 400 megawatts (gross) of

396

Identifying Event Impacts by Monitoring the News Media  

SciTech Connect

Assessing the potential property and social impacts of an event, such as tornado or wildfire, continues to be a challenging research area. From financial markets to disaster management to epidemiology, the importance of understanding the impacts that events create cannot be understated. Our work describes an approach to fuse information from multiple sources, then to analyze the information cycles to identify prior temporal patterns related to the impact of an event. This approach is then applied to the analysis of news reports from multiple news sources pertaining to several different natural disasters. Results show that our approach can project the severity of the impacts of certain natural disasters, such as heat waves on droughts and wild fires. In addition, results show that specific types of disaster consistently produce similar impacts when each time they occur.

Patton, Robert M [ORNL; Potok, Thomas E [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Assessing the impacts of climate change on natural resource systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This volume is a collection of papers addressing the theme of potential impacts of climatic change. Papers are entitled Integrated Assessments of the Impacts of Climatic Change on Natural Resources: An Introductory Editorial; Framework for Integrated Assessments of Global Warming Impacts; Modeling Land Use and Cover as Part of Global Environmental Change; Assessing Impacts of Climatic Change on Forests: The State of Biological Modeling; Integrating Climatic Change and Forests: Economic and Ecological Assessments; Environmental Change in Grasslands: Assessment using Models; Assessing the Socio-economic Impacts of Climatic Change on Grazinglands; Modeling the Effects of Climatic Change on Water Resources- A Review; Assessing the Socioeconomic Consequences of Climate Change on Water Resources; and Conclusions, Remaining Issues, and Next Steps.

Frederick, K.D.; Rosenberg, N.J. [eds.

1994-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

398

EA-1848: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1848: Finding of No Significant Impact Loan Guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC for Waste-to-Ethanol Facility in McCarran, Storey County, Nevada The U.S. Department of Energy conducted an environmental assessment that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of a waste-to-ethanol facility for the production of ethanol from sorted municipal solid waste (MSW) from which recyclables and non-biomass components have been removed (Feedstock). Finding of No Significant Impact Department of Energy Loan Guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC for a Waste-to-Ethanol Facility in McCarran, Storey County, Nevada, DOE/EA-1848 (June 2011) More Documents & Publications EA-1848: Final Environmental Assessment

399

EA-1793: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1793: Finding of No Significant Impact Replacement Capability for Disposal of Remote-Handled Low-Level Radioactive Waste Generated at the Department of Energy's Idaho Site DOE prepared an environmental assessment (EA), for the Replacement Capability for the Disposal of Remote-Handled Low-Level Radioactive Waste Generated at the Department of Energy's Idaho Site to evaluate potential environmental impacts related to replacement capability options. Based on the analysis presented in the EA, the selected action would not significantly affect the quality ofthe human environment. Therefore, preparation ofan environmental impact statement is not required. EA-1793-FONSI-2011.pdf More Documents & Publications EA-1793: Final Environmental Assessment

400

EA-1635: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

635: Finding of No Significant Impact 635: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1635: Finding of No Significant Impact Williston to Tioga Transmission Line Project, North Dakota Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) proposes to construct and operate a new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to meet existing and future electric power requirements in northwestern North Dakota, and to interconnect this new transmission line to the Western Area Power Administration's (Western) transmission system. The EA identified no potentially significant impacts to environmental resources resulting from either Western's Federal action or Basin Electric's Proposed Project. Finding of No Significant Impact for Williston to Tioga Transmission Line Project Pre-Approval Review, DOE/EA-1635 (May 2010) More Documents & Publications

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


401

EIS-0423: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0423: Final Environmental Impact Statement Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury This Final Mercury Storage EIS analyzes the potential environmental, human health, and socioeconomic impacts of elemental mercury storage at seven candidate locations: Grand Junction Disposal Site near Grand Junction, Colorado; Hanford Site near Richland, Washington; Hawthorne Army Depot near Hawthorne, Nevada; Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, Idaho; Kansas City Plant in Kansas City, Missouri; Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina; and Waste Control Specialists, LLC, site near Andrews, Texas. EIS-0423-FEIS-Summary-2011.pdf Final Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury Environmental Impact Statement: Volume 1, DOE/EIS-0423 (January 2011)

402

EIS-0250-S2: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement | Department  

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

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0250-S2: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada The Nevada Rail Corridor SEIS (DOE/EIS-0250F-S2) analyzes the potential impacts of constructing and operating a railroad to connect the Yucca Mountain repository site to an existing rail line near Wabuska, Nevada (in the Mina rail corridor). The Nevada Rail Corridor SEIS analyzes the Mina rail corridor at a level of detail commensurate with that of the rail corridors analyzed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada (DOE/EIS-0250F).

403

EIS-0382: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

EIS-0382: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0382: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0382: Final Environmental Impact Statement Mesaba Energy Project, Itasca, MN This Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provides information about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Mesaba Energy Project, a coal-based Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) electric power generating facility that would be located in the Taconite Tax Relief Area (TTRA) of northeastern Minnesota. Excelsior Energy Inc. (Excelsior) proposes to design, construct, and operate the Mesaba Energy Project in two phases; each phase would nominally generate 600 megawatts of electricity (MWe) for export to the electrical grid, 1,200 MWe total. DOE's Proposed Action is to provide a total of $36 million in co-funding, through a

404

EA-1533: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1533: Finding of No Significant Impact Proposed Gas Main and Distribution System Upgrade, Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas This environmental assessment (EA) provides sufficient evidence and analysis for the Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to conclude that potential adverse effects from the upgrade of the distribution system within plant boundaries and the construction of a 10-inch gas main off the plant site for a length of 8.6 miles would be minimal, under normal conditions. A Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate for the proposed action. Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Gas Main and Distribution System Upgrade, Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas More Documents & Publications

405

California Industrial Energy Efficiency Potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Potential for Energy Efficiency. Prepared for The EnergyIndustrial Sector Energy Efficiency Potential Study - DraftIndustrial Energy Efficiency Market Characterization Study.

Coito, Fred; Worrell, Ernst; Price, Lynn; Masanet, Eric; Rafael Friedmann; Rufo, Mike

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Vector potential photoelectron microscopy  

SciTech Connect

A new class of electron microscope has been developed for the chemical microanalysis of a wide range of real world samples using photoelectron spectroscopy. Highly structured, three-dimensional samples, such as fiber mats and fracture surfaces can be imaged, as well as insulators and magnetic materials. The new microscope uses the vector potential field from a solenoid magnet as a spatial reference for imaging. A prototype instrument has demonstrated imaging of uncoated silk, magnetic steel wool, and micron-sized single strand tungsten wires.

Browning, R. [R. Browning Consultants, 14 John Street, Shoreham, New York 11786 (United States)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

407

WP 3 Report: Biomass Potentials Biomass production potentials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

WP 3 Report: Biomass Potentials 1 Biomass production potentials in Central and Eastern Europe under different scenarios Final report of WP3 of the VIEWLS project, funded by DG-Tren #12;WP 3 Report: Biomass Potentials 2 Report Biomass production potentials in central and Eastern Europe under different scenarios

408

Possible global environmental impacts of solid waste practices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pollutants resulting from the management of solid waste have been shown to affect the air, land, oceans, and waterways. In addition, solid wastes have other, more indirect impacts such as reduction in feedstocks of natural resources, because useful materials are disposed of rather than recycled. The objective of this study is to evaluate solid waste management practices that have negative implications on the global environment and develop recommendations for reducing such impacts. Recommendations identifying needed changes are identified that will reduce global impacts of solid waste practices in the future. The scope of this study includes the range of non-hazardous solid wastes produced within our society, including municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial solid waste (ISW), as well as industry-specific wastes from activities such as construction, demolition, and landclearing. Most solid waste management decisions continue to be made and implemented at very local levels, predominantly with a short-term focus to respond to relatively immediate pressures of landfill shortages, funding problems, political considerations, and the like. In this rush to address immediate local problems, little consideration is being given to potential impacts, either short- or long-term, at the national or global level resulting from solid waste management practices. More and more, the cumulative impacts from local decisions concerning solid waste management are beginning to manifest themselves in broader, longer-term impacts than are being addressed by the decision-makers or, at the very least, are presenting a greater and greater potential for such impacts.

Davis, M.M.; Holter, G.M.; DeForest, T.J.; Stapp, D.C. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Dibari, J.C. [Heritage College, Toppenish, WA (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Modeling Potential Equilibrium States of Vegetation and Terrestrial Water Cycle of Mesoamerica under Climate Change Scenarios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The likelihood and magnitude of the impacts of climate change on potential vegetation and the water cycle in Mesoamerica is evaluated. Mesoamerica is a global biodiversity hotspot with highly diverse topographic and climatic conditions and is ...

Pablo Imbach; Luis Molina; Bruno Locatelli; Olivier Roupsard; Gil Mahé; Ronald Neilson; Lenin Corrales; Marko Scholze; Philippe Ciais

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

On The Release of Eddy Available Potential Energy in an Extratropical Cyclone System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic analysis of energy conversion processes is undertaken to determine 1) the impact of latent heating and 2) the importance of scale in the release of available potential energy (APE). Data from moist and dry forecasts of an intense ...

Stephen E. Kenney; Phillip J. Smith

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Regional Changes in Wind Energy Potential over Europe Using Regional Climate Model Ensemble Projections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of climate change on wind power generation potentials over Europe is investigated by considering ensemble projections from two regional climate models (RCMs) driven by a global climate model (GCM). Wind energy density and its ...

Hanna Hueging; Rabea Haas; Kai Born; Daniela Jacob; Joaquim G. Pinto

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Max Tech Appliance Design: Potential for Maximizing U.S. Energy Savings through Standards  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Annually the US DOE presents US energy use forecasts in its50 products, in terms of US energy savings potential overand Liu X. Impacts of US federal energy efficiency standards

Garbesi, Karina

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A potential transmitter architecture for future generation green wireless base station  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current radio frequency power amplifiers in 3G base stations have very high power consumption leading to a hefty cost and negative environmental impact. In this paper, we propose a potential architecture design for future wireless base station. Issues ...

Vandana Bassoo; Kevin Tom; A. K. Mustafa; Ellie Cijvat; Henrik Sjoland; Mike Faulkner

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Energy Impacts of Productivity Improvements in Manufacturing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The complexity of industrial processes and the need to consider the interaction of various systems has led in many cases to the maturing of the “energy audit” in to a more sophisticated “industrial assessment.” The assessment team typically looks for potential improvements in energy use in concert with examination of waste streams and potential productivity improvements. The benefits of this new approach are substantial in particular with respect to productivity improvements. Such projects are much easier to interest management in than waste or pure energy ones. In many cases they may also require smaller capital investments as many of the projects involve changes in practices and procedures. In a large number of cases, the impact of productivity projects on energy use in the plant are ignored or underestimated. This is unfortunate as the appropriate tracking of energy impacts would lower implementation payback times and potentially lead to greenhouse gas reduction credits. This paper examines how energy impacts are currently tracked in productivity projects and suggests two techniques for dramatically improving the accuracy of these estimates. Experiences from the DOE Industrial Assessment Center program are used as well as data from the programs publicly available database. It is shown that in many of the recommended productivity improvements there is an associated absolute reduction in energy use. For example, it is common to recommend the elimination of steps in a process by improving quality control etc. Savings are tracked in terms of time and manpower, but the elimination of parts of the process normally results in a reduction in energy consumption. Often, this reduction is underreported. Also very common, however, is that case where a productivity recommendation leads to an increase of total energy use. For example better management of process equipment will lead to greater load factors. Handled incorrectly this can lead to a negative energy impact which could result in increased paybacks and misleading indications about energy efficiency. Analysis shows that even when there is an increase in energy use, the amount of energy per product unit goes down, making a process demonstrably more energy efficient. Arguments are presented why using an Energy Intensity Metric is critical in properly accounting for energy impact of productivity on plant energy use. We present a concept called Virtual Reduction in Operating Time and show how it can be used to improve accounting for energy impacts.

Mitrovic, B.; Muller, M. R.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner's  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner's Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner's Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner's Guide Agency/Company /Organization: International Labor Office (ILO) Sector: Energy User Interface: Other Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/---publ/documen Cost: Free Related Tools Partnership for Economic Policy Modeling and Policy Impact Analysis (MPIA) Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model Integrated Global System Modeling Framework ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS A guidebook that provides instructions on estimating the actual and

416

Sierra Pacific Power Company Alturas Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 2: Comments and responses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sierra Pacific Power Company has proposed the construction and operation of a 345,000 volt overhead electric power transmission line from Alturas, California to Reno, Nevada. This Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement will assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project and alternatives. This report contains public comments which were received on the Draft EIR/S. Significant issues may be identified through public and agency comments.

NONE

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Gravity and the quantum potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review some material connecting gravity and the quantum potential and provide a few new observations.

Robert Carroll

2004-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

418

Energy Efficiency Potential Assessment: (Appendices)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document contains the appendices to EPRI Report 1008911, "Energy Efficiency Potential Assessment."

2003-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

419

Research opportunities to improve DSM impact estimates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report was commissioned by the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) as part of its research mission to advance the energy efficiency and productivity of all end-use sectors in California. Our specific goal in this effort has been to identify viable research and development (R D) opportunities that can improve capabilities to determine the energy-use and demand reductions achieved through demand-side management (DSM) programs and measures. We surveyed numerous practitioners in California and elsewhere to identify the major obstacles to effective impact evaluation, drawing on their collective experience. As a separate effort, we have also profiled the status of regulatory practices in leading states with respect to DSM impact evaluation. We have synthesized this information, adding our own perspective and experience to those of our survey-respondent colleagues, to characterize today's state of the art in impact-evaluation practices. This scoping study takes a comprehensive look at the problems and issues involved in DSM impact estimates at the customer-facility or site level. The major portion of our study investigates three broad topic areas of interest to CIEE: Data analysis issues, field-monitoring issues, issues in evaluating DSM measures. Across these three topic areas, we have identified 22 potential R D opportunities, to which we have assigned priority levels. These R D opportunities are listed by topic area and priority.

Misuriello, H.; Hopkins, M.E.F. (Fleming Group, Washington, DC (United States))

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Research opportunities to improve DSM impact estimates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report was commissioned by the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) as part of its research mission to advance the energy efficiency and productivity of all end-use sectors in California. Our specific goal in this effort has been to identify viable research and development (R&D) opportunities that can improve capabilities to determine the energy-use and demand reductions achieved through demand-side management (DSM) programs and measures. We surveyed numerous practitioners in California and elsewhere to identify the major obstacles to effective impact evaluation, drawing on their collective experience. As a separate effort, we have also profiled the status of regulatory practices in leading states with respect to DSM impact evaluation. We have synthesized this information, adding our own perspective and experience to those of our survey-respondent colleagues, to characterize today`s state of the art in impact-evaluation practices. This scoping study takes a comprehensive look at the problems and issues involved in DSM impact estimates at the customer-facility or site level. The major portion of our study investigates three broad topic areas of interest to CIEE: Data analysis issues, field-monitoring issues, issues in evaluating DSM measures. Across these three topic areas, we have identified 22 potential R&D opportunities, to which we have assigned priority levels. These R&D opportunities are listed by topic area and priority.

Misuriello, H.; Hopkins, M.E.F. [Fleming Group, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


421

Ground potential rise monitor  

SciTech Connect

A device and method for detecting ground potential rise (GPR) comprising positioning a first electrode and a second electrode at a distance from each other into the earth. The voltage of the first electrode and second electrode is attenuated by an attenuation factor creating an attenuated voltage. The true RMS voltage of the attenuated voltage is determined creating an attenuated true RMS voltage. The attenuated true RMS voltage is then multiplied by the attenuation factor creating a calculated true RMS voltage. If the calculated true RMS voltage is greater than a first predetermined voltage threshold, a first alarm is enabled at a local location. If user input is received at a remote location acknowledging the first alarm, a first alarm acknowledgment signal is transmitted. The first alarm acknowledgment signal is then received at which time the first alarm is disabled.

Allen, Zachery W. (Mandan, ND); Zevenbergen, Gary A. (Arvada, CO)

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

422

Controlled-Potential Electrolysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 2   Metals determined by controlled-potential coulometry...27 Silver Pt Ag + â?? Ag(s) 0.1 M H 2 SO 4 14 , 28 Technetium Hg Tc 7+ â?? Tc 3+ Acetate-tripolyphosphate 29 Thallium Pt Tl + â?? Tl 3+ 1 M HCl 30 Tin Hg Sn 4+ Sn(Hg) 3 M KBr, 0.2 M HBr 31 Titanium Hg Ti 4+ â?? Ti 3+ 6â??9 M H 2 SO 4 32 Uranium Hg U 6+ â?? U 4+ 0.5 M H 2 SO 4 33 Vanadium Pt V 5+ â?? V 4+ V 4+ â?? V 5+ 1.5...

423

Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

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

Draft Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Abengoa Biorefinery Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas Volume 2 - Appendices U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy DOE/EIS-0407D September 2009 Cover photos courtesy of (left to right): Southeast Renewable Fuels, LLC DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Public domain Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Abengoa Biorefinery Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas Volume 2 - Appendices U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy DOE/EIS-0407D September 2009 COVER SHEET RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) COOPERATING AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development is a cooperating

424

Economic Impact & Diversity  

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

ECONOMIC IMPACT AND DIVERSITY ECONOMIC IMPACT AND DIVERSITY FOURTH QUARTER STATUS (As of August 10, 2006) Executive Summary: ED is responsible for managing the department's on-going small business programs, Affirmative Action programs, Employee Concerns program, EEO programs, and the Department's Minority Education program. ED serves as the support office for department-wide efforts to broaden and/or diversify the Department's base as it relates to employment, contracting and financial assistance awards. Where we are today: ED finalized the reorganization/restructuring process which reduced the offices within ED from five to three. Along with this process, ED moved the Employee Concerns and Special Emphasis activities and personnel to the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity

425

PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Office  

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

Office Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists Department of Energy Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance is provided in the template. See DOE Order 206.1, Department of Energy Privacy Program, Appendix A, Privacy Impact Assessments, for requirements and additional guidance for conducting a PIA: http://www.directives.doe.gov/pdfs/doe/doetextineword/206/o2061.pdf Please complete electronically: no hand-written submissions will be accepted. This template may not be modified. MODULE 1- PRIVACY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Date Departmental Element & Site August 1, 2009 U.S. Department of Energy; Office of Science; Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) System location - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA Name of Information iPASS System for DOE Office of Science laboratory fellowship programs, including

426

PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Office  

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

Office Office of Information Resources - FOIAXpress Department of Energy Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance is provided in the template. See DOE Order 206.1, Department of Energy Privacy Program, Appendix A, Privacy Impact Assessments, for requirements and additional guidance for conducting a PIA: http://www.directives.doe.gov/pdfs/doe/doetext/neword/206/02061.pdf Please complete electronically: no hand-written submissions will be accepted. This template may not be modified. MODULE 1- PRIVACY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Date Depamnf!l1tal Elel1l~nt&$ite july 23, 2009 Office of Information Resources Office of Management DOE Headquarters, Germantown, Germantown Computer Center Server Room Nameonl1fol'l11i1tion Sysleijlprl'f 'Project FOIAXpress ExhibitProj~tUID TBD NeWPIA ~ Update D Please indicate whether this is a new

427

Project X Broader Impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Part-3 of "Project X: Accelerator Reference Design, Physics Opportunities, Broader Impacts". The proposed Project X proton accelerator at Fermilab, with multi-MW beam power and highly versatile beam formatting, will be a unique world-class facility to explore particle physics at the intensity frontier. Concurrently, however, it can also facilitate important scientific research beyond traditional particle physics and provide unprecedented opportunities in applications to problems of great national importance in the nuclear energy and security sector.

Asner, D M; Henderson, S; Plunkett, R; Wootan, D W; Peterson, M A; Senor, D; Tschirhart, R; Grasselino, A; Romanenko, A; MacDougall, G; Heffner, R H

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Cluster-Impact Fusion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report considers the theoretical interpretation of cluster-impact fusion (CIF). The proton energy spectrum of CIF shows it to be hot fusion on a microscopic atomic scale. The temperature of the reaction can be determined by the Doppler-like broadening of the 3.025 MeV proton line. The spectrum also indicates that the high temperature results from a one-dimensional rather than a three-dimensional velocity distribution.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

natural gas prices, the period of PTC extension, and the potential impact of future carbon regulations.natural gas and wholesale electric prices, the period of PTC extension, and the potential impact of future carbon regulations.regulations, may make renewable generation less economic than when renewable energy is presumed to compete with natural gas;

Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Technology's Impact on Production  

SciTech Connect

As part of a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) - entitled Technology's Impact on Production: Developing Environmental Solutions at the State and National Level - the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) has been tasked with assisting state governments in the effective, efficient, and environmentally sound regulation of the exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil, specifically in relation to orphaned and abandoned wells and wells nearing the end of productive life. Project goals include: (1) Developing (a) a model framework for prioritization and ranking of orphaned or abandoned well sites; (b) a model framework for disbursement of Energy Policy Act of 2005 funding; and (c) a research study regarding the current status of orphaned wells in the nation. (2) Researching the impact of new technologies on environmental protection from a regulatory perspective. Research will identify and document (a) state reactions to changing technology and knowledge; (b) how those reactions support state environmental conservation and public health; and (c) the impact of those reactions on oil and natural gas production. (3) Assessing emergent technology issues associated with wells nearing the end of productive life. Including: (a) location of orphaned and abandoned well sites; (b) well site remediation; (c) plugging materials; (d) plug placement; (e) the current regulatory environment; and (f) the identification of emergent technologies affecting end of life wells. New Energy Technologies - Regulating Change, is the result of research performed for Tasks 2 and 3.

Rachel Amann; Ellis Deweese; Deborah Shipman

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

431

Technology's Impact on Production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) ?? entitled Technology’s Impact on Production: Developing Environmental Solutions at the State and National Level ? ? the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) has been tasked with assisting state governments in the effective, efficient, and environmentally sound regulation of the exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil, specifically in relation to orphaned and abandoned wells and wells nearing the end of productive life. Project goals include: Developing (a) a model framework for prioritization and ranking of orphaned or abandoned well sites; (b) a model framework for disbursement of Energy Policy Act of 2005 funding; and (c) a research study regarding the current status of orphaned wells in the nation. Researching the impact of new technologies on environmental protection from a regulatory perspective. Research will identify and document (a) state reactions to changing technology and knowledge; (b) how those reactions support state environmental conservation and public health; and (c) the impact of those reactions on oil and natural gas production. Assessing emergent technology issues associated with wells nearing the end of productive life. Including: (a) location of orphaned and abandoned well sites; (b) well site remediation; (c) plugging materials; (d) plug placement; (e) the current regulatory environment; and (f) the identification of emergent technologies affecting end of life wells. New Energy Technologies ??Regulating Change, is the result of research performed for Tasks 2 and 3.

Amann, Rachel; Deweese, Ellis; Shipman, Deborah

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

432

GLOBAL IMPACT FROM THE HEART  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

GLOBAL IMPACT FROM THE HEART OF NORTHERN IRELAND #12;#12;CHANCELLOR'S WELCOME 4 VICE: INNOVATIVE AND WORLD-CLASS 18 CONTACT 26 CONTENTS 3GLOBAL IMPACT FROM THE HEART OF NORTHERN IRELAND #12;Queen THE HEART OF NORTHERN IRELANDGLOBAL IMPACT FROM THE HEART OF NORTHERN IRELAND CHANCELLOR'S WELCOME

Müller, Jens-Dominik

433

Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide | Department...  

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

Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide This Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide describes and provides guidance...

434

Building Technologies Office: History and Impacts  

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

and Impacts on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: History and Impacts on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: History and Impacts on Delicious Rank Building...

435

Lifting hydro's potential  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric utilities are taking another look at potential sites for hydroelectric installations, reevaluating sites that had been uneconomic to develop and those that can be renovated or expanded. Both large- and small-scale facilities now offer the advantages of free fuel, no air or thermal pollution, and no waste - making hydro an attractive way to increase utility capacity. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is participating in screening studies which evaluate the unique characteristics of specific sites and recommend technical improvements for better water control and a higher output. Pumped-hydro facilities are increasing, with new attention going to underground storage as new aboveground sites become harder to find. The institutional hurdles of licensing and regulation, interference with recreational and shoreline activities, down-stream water temperature changes, fish migration, and insurance are often in conflict. EPRI's screening program includes a simplified cost/benefit analysis and a site characterization, which utilities can use for their evaluation. Future research will explore a new financing arrangement that will lower front-end costs. (DCK)

Lihach, N.; Ferreira, A.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Environmental impact assessment Geopressure Subprogram  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This environmental impact assessment (EIA) addresses the expected programmatic activities of the Geopressure Subprogram of the Division of Geothermal Energy. The goal of the Geopressure Subprogram is to stimulate development of geopressured resources as an economic, reliable, operationally safe, and environmentally acceptable energy source. The subprogram includes activities in the areas of engineering research and development; resource exploration, assessment, and development; resource utilization including pilot and demonstration facilities; and environmental research and control technology development. It should be recognized that most of the subprogram activities extend over several years and are in their early stages of implementation at this time. The zones of potential geopressure development are in the region located along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts extending up to 200 miles (300 km) inland. Geopressured zones are sedimentary basins where water is trapped at high pressures within or below thick, nearly impermeable shale sequences. The confined water supports most or all of the weight of the overburden. This inhibits sediment compaction and causes formation pore pressure to exceed hydrostatic pressure. in sedimentary basins that are underlain by thin oceanic crust, upward thermal conduction from the mantle heats geopressured fluids and sediments to abnormally high temperatures, often in excess of 260 C (500 F).

None

1977-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

EIS-0460: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement |  

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

0: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 0: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0460: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement FutureGen 2.0 Project, Meredosia, Illinois DOE announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the potential environmental impacts of DOE's proposed action: providing approximately $1 billion in Federal funding (most of it appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ''ARRA'') for the FutureGen 2.0 program. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement for the FutureGen 2.0 Program, EIS-0460 (May 2011) (76 FR 29728) More Documents & Publications

438

EIS-0382: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement |  

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

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0382: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Mesaba Energy Project, Itasca, MN The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of a project proposed by Excelsior Energy Inc. (Excelsior), to design, construct, and operate (potentially under an agreement with an operating company) a coal-based, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) electric generating facility on the Iron Range of northern Minnesota termed the ''Mesaba Energy Project''. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement for the Mesaba Energy Project

439

FUEL CASK IMPACT LIMITER VULNERABILITIES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cylindrical fuel casks often have impact limiters surrounding just the ends of the cask shaft in a typical 'dumbbell' arrangement. The primary purpose of these impact limiters is to absorb energy to reduce loads on the cask structure during impacts associated with a severe accident. Impact limiters are also credited in many packages with protecting closure seals and maintaining lower peak temperatures during fire events. For this credit to be taken in safety analyses, the impact limiter attachment system must be shown to retain the impact limiter following Normal Conditions of Transport (NCT) and Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) impacts. Large casks are often certified by analysis only because of the costs associated with testing. Therefore, some cask impact limiter attachment systems have not been tested in real impacts. A recent structural analysis of the T-3 Spent Fuel Containment Cask found problems with the design of the impact limiter attachment system. Assumptions in the original Safety Analysis for Packaging (SARP) concerning the loading in the attachment bolts were found to be inaccurate in certain drop orientations. This paper documents the lessons learned and their applicability to impact limiter attachment system designs.

Leduc, D; Jeffery England, J; Roy Rothermel, R

2009-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

440

Environmental Impact of Smart Grid  

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

Impact of Smart Grid Impact of Smart Grid January 10, 2011 2 Agenda * Review of Paper - Introduction - Key Areas of Impact - Findings - Conclusions - Recommended Topics for Further Research 3 3 Introduction Provide background for the current state of environmental impact of Smart Grid * Summarize key components of criteria pollutants from electricity and transportation sectors * Define the Smart Grid and how it can be used to reduce pollutants * Evaluate impact from Smart Grid on reducing pollutants through: - Demand Response - Electric Vehicles - Demand Side Management - Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources - Transmission and Distribution Systems Use this knowledge to address topics for further research Key Areas of Impact 5 Key Areas of Review and Consideration for Environmental Impacts *

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


441

RFID Technology Creating Jobs, Impacting Americans With Increasing  

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

RFID Technology Creating Jobs, Impacting Americans With Increasing RFID Technology Creating Jobs, Impacting Americans With Increasing Frequency RFID Technology Creating Jobs, Impacting Americans With Increasing Frequency October 11, 2011 - 11:15am Addthis RFID technology is a prime example of how targeted Research & Development can enable the development of a core technology – making information mobile – that has commercial potential as far as the imagination can take you. RFID technology is a prime example of how targeted Research & Development can enable the development of a core technology - making information mobile - that has commercial potential as far as the imagination can take you. Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? RFID technology is a prime example of how targeted Research &

442

EA-1280: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

280: Finding of No Significant Impact 280: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1280: Finding of No Significant Impact Nome Alaska Wind Turbine Demonstration Project The U.S. Department of Energy and the State of Alaska are proposing to jointly fund a project that is intended to demonstrate and evaluate the feasibility of wind turbinegenerated power in the challenging Alaskan environment. Several sites in Naknek, Unalaska, and Nome, Alaska, underwent an initial evaluation to determine their potential suitability for the proposed wind turbine project. Through an iterative screening process involving Federal, State, and local agency input, one potentially acceptable site in the Nome area was selected for more detailed evaluation in this final environmental assessment (EA). The site being considered is

443

Wind Power Generation Dynamic Impacts on Electric Utility Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical planning study is an initial assessment of potential dynamic impacts on electric utility systems of wind power generation via large wind turbines. Three classes of dynamic problems-short-term transient stability, system frequency excursions, and minute-to-minute unit ramping limitations - were examined in case studies based on the Hawaiian Electric Co. System.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Impact of Personal Privacy Devices for WAAS Aviation Users  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Impact of Personal Privacy Devices for WAAS Aviation Users Grace Xingxin Gao, Kazuma Gunning, Todd or monitored. Figure 1 lists some examples of PPDs currently for sale on Internet. They are low-cost jamming [3], potentially aviation users. Figure 1. PPDs for Sale on Internet Aviation users rely on Wide Area

Stanford University

445

Cogeneration development and market potential in China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

China`s energy production is largely dependent on coal. China currently ranks third in global CO{sub 2} emissions, and rapid economic expansion is expected to raise emission levels even further in the coming decades. Cogeneration provides a cost-effective way of both utilizing limited energy resources and minimizing the environmental impacts from use of fossil fuels. However, in the last 10 years state investments for cogeneration projects in China have dropped by a factor of 4. This has prompted this study. Along with this in-depth analysis of China`s cogeneration policies and investment allocation is the speculation that advanced US technology and capital can assist in the continued growth of the cogeneration industry. This study provides the most current information available on cogeneration development and market potential in China.

Yang, F.; Levine, M.D.; Naeb, J. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Xin, D. [State Planning Commission of China, Beijing, BJ (China). Energy Research Inst.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

EA-1384: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

384: Finding of No Significant Impact 384: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1384: Finding of No Significant Impact Proposed Improvements at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia DOE evaluated the potential environmental impacts from proposed construction of various site improvements and the proposed installation and operation of the Helios light source at Jefferson Lab. The Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. operates Jefferson Lab (SURA) under contract to the DOE. With this proposal, DOE intends to construct no more than four major two or three story additions to CEBAF Center, the main facility administration building, and the addition of three new single story and one two story operations support structures on the accelerator site. The proposed action also involves the installation and operation of

447

Health Impacts Research - Emissions & Emission Controls - FEERC  

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

Health Impacts Research Health Impacts Research Another aspect of the emissions research at ORNL focuses on Health Impacts. This effort concentrates on analyzing exhaust for Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSATs) or other unregulated exhaust species that have the potential to harm human health. MSATs are a group of chemical species defined by the U.S. EPA that may pose risk to humans; formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, 1,3-butadiene, benzene, and toluene are some example species. Engines operated with new combustion modes and alternative fuels are studied for MSAT emissions to determine insure that the advanced technologies being developed pose no additional risk to humans. A large part of the Health Impacts research effort at ORNL focuses on particulate matter (PM) which is also defined as an MSAT by the U.S. EPA.

448

EA-1603: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1603: Finding of No Significant Impact Expansion of Permitted Land and Operations at the 9940 Complex and Thunder Range at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico The EA analyzes the potential effects of a proposal to increase testing and training activities and expansion of operations at the 9940 Complex and Thunder Range at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico. Expansion of Permitted Land and Operations at the 9940 Complex and Thunder Range at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico More Documents & Publications EA-1603: Final Environmental Assessment Federal Register Notice: National Nuclear Security Administration Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico

449

EA-1207: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

1207: Finding of No Significant Impact 1207: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1207: Finding of No Significant Impact Pit Disassembly and Conversion Demonstration Environmental Assessment and Research and Development Activities An environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared to assess potential environmental impacts associated with a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposed action to test an integrated pit disassembly and conversion process on a relatively small sample of pits and plutonium metal at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico. The proposed action would involve performing work in a series of interconnected gloveboxes using remote handling, automation, and computerized control systems to minimize operator exposure where possible, increase safety, and minimize the amount

450

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Liberalizing Trade in Environmental  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Liberalizing Trade in Environmental Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Liberalizing Trade in Environmental Goods Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Liberalizing Trade in Environmental Goods Agency/Company /Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Industry Topics: Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: www.iisd.org/pdf/2009/bali_2_copenhagen_egs.pdf References: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Liberalizing Trade in Environmental Goods[1] Background "As part of a suite of activities under the From Bali to Copenhagen project, IISD's work on low-carbon goods has focused on trying to measure the actual potential climate gains from what's now on the table in the WTO

451

EA-1849: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1849: Finding of No Significant Impact Ormat Nevada Northern Nevada Geothermal Power Plant Projects: Loan Guarantee for ORMAT LLC's Tuscarora Geothermal Power Plant, Elko County, Nevada; Jersey Valley Geothermal Project, Pershing County, Nevada; and McGinness Hills Geothermal Project, Lander County, Nevada The U.S. Department of Energy has conducted an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with issuing a loan guarantee to John Hancock Financial Services for Orrnat Nevada, Inc. (ORMAT), through its subsidiaries for development of three geothermal power production facilities and related transmission capacity at three locations in Nevada. The power production facilities include the

452

EIS-0226: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

226: Final Environmental Impact Statement 226: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0226: Final Environmental Impact Statement Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center The Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship EIS has been prepared in accordance with NEPA and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) to examine the potential environmental impacts of the range of reasonable alternatives to decommission and/or maintain long-term stewardship at WNYNSC. The alternatives analyzed in the EIS include the Sitewide Removal Alternative, the Sitewide Close-In-Place Alternative, the Phased Decisionmaking Alternative (Preferred Alternative), and the No Action Alternative. The analysis and information contained in the EIS are intended

453

EIS-0447: DOE Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact  

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

DOE Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact DOE Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0447: DOE Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York DOE announces the availability of a draft EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a DOE proposal to grant a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc., to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new 1000-megawatt (MW) electric transmission system from the Canadian Province of Quebec to New York City. This DOE notice of availability incorrectly identifies the close of the comment period as November 25, 2013. The correct date for the close of the comment period is December 16, 2013, which is reported in the Environmental Protection

454

EIS-0303: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

03: Draft Environmental Impact Statement 03: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0303: Draft Environmental Impact Statement High-Level Waste Tank Closure, Savannah River Operations Office, Aiken, SC This EIS evalutes the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to close the high-level waste tanks at the Savannah River Site in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, DOE Orders, and the Industrial Wastewater Closure Plan for F- and H-Area High-Level Waste Tank Systems (approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control), which specifies the management of residuals as waste incidental to reprocessing. The proposed action would begin after bulk waste removal has been completed. This EIS evaluates three alternatives regarding the HLW tanks at the SRS. The three alternatives are the Clean and Stabilize Tanks

455

EIS-0414: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

14: Final Environmental Impact Statement 14: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0414: Final Environmental Impact Statement Energia Sierra Juarez Transmission Project This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts from DOE's proposed Federal action of granting a Presidential permit to Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Tranmssion, LLC (ESJ-U.S.), a subsidiary of Sempra Generation, to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a 1.7-mile transmission line (0.65 miles in the U.S.) across the international border between the U.S. and Mexico, near the town of Jacumba, California. The County of San Diego is a cooperating agency in the preparation of this EIS. EIS-0414-FEIS-2012-Volume1.pdf EIS-0414-FEIS-2012-Volume2a.pdf EIS-0414-FEIS-2012-Volume2b.pdf EIS-0414-FEIS-2012-Volume3a.pdf EIS-0414-FEIS-2012-Volume3b.pdf

456

EA-1241: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

41: Finding of No Significant Impact 41: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1241: Finding of No Significant Impact Grizzly Substation Fiber Optic Project This notice announces BPA's decision to construct, operate, and maintain the Grizzly Substation Fiber Optic Project (Project). This Project is part of a continuing effort by BPA to complete a regionwide upgrade of its existing telecommunications system. The U. S. Forest Service and BPA jointly prepared the Grizzly Substation Fiber Optic Project Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOEIEA-1241) evaluating the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action, the Underground Installation Alternative, and the No Action Alternative. Based on the analysis in the EA, the U. S. Forest Service and BPA have determined that the Proposed Action is not a

457

EIS-0319: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0319: Final Environmental Impact Statement Relocation of Technical Area 18 Capabilities and Materials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory The TA-18 Relocation EIS evaluates the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts associated with this proposed action at the following DOE sites: (1) a different site at LANL at Los Alamos, New Mexico; (2) the Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico at Albuquerque, New Mexico; (3) the Nevada Test Site near Las Vegas, Nevada (the Preferred Alternative); and (4) the Argonne National Laboratory-West near Idaho Falls, Idaho. The EIS also analyzes the alternatives of upgrading the existing TA-18 facilities and the No Action Alternative of maintaining the operations at the current TA-18 location.

458

EA-1534: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

534: Finding of No Significant Impact 534: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1534: Finding of No Significant Impact Proposed Upgrade and Operation of the CEBAF and FEL Accelerators and Construction and Use of Buildings Associated with the 2005 Ten-Year Site Plan at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Newport News, Virginia DOE evaluated the potential environmental impacts from proposed construction of various site improvements and the proposed upgrade and operation of the CEBAF and FEL accelerators at Jefferson Lab. Proposed Upgrade and Operation of the CEBAF and FEL Accelerators and Construction and Use of Buildings Associated with the 2005 Ten-Year Site Plan at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Newport News, Virginia More Documents & Publications EA-1534: Final Environmental Assessment

459

EIS-0222: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

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

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0222: Final Environmental Impact Statement Hanford Comprehensive Land-Use Plan, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington The DOE has prepared this HCP EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with implementing a comprehensive land-use plan (CLUP) for the Hanford Site for at least the next 50 years. The DOE is expected to use this land-use plan in its decision-making process to establish what is the "highest and best use" of the land (41 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 101-47, "Federal Property Management Regulations"). The final selection of a land-use map, land-use policies, and implementing procedures would create the working CLUP when they are adopted through the ROD for

460

EA-1472: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy  

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

Finding of No Significant Impact Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1472: Finding of No Significant Impact Commercial Demonstration fo the Low Nox Burner/Separated Over-Fire Air (LNB/SOFA) Integration System Emission Reduction Technology, Holcolm Station, Sunflower Electric Power Corporation Finnety County, Kansas The DOE has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), to analyze the potential impacts of the commercial application of the Low-NOx Burner/Separated Over-Fire Air (LNB/SOFA) integration system to achieve nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions reduction at Sunflower's Holcomb Unit No. 1 (Holcomb Station), located near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas. The Holcomb Station would be modified in three distinct phases to demonstrate the synergistic effect of layering NOx control technologies.

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "gdp potential impacts" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.