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European Macro-economic Policy and Technological Development: the case of Greece  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent studies on economic and technological transformation in less developed countries emphasise that improvement of their performance in terms of competitiveness and successful integration into the world economy requires both economic stabilisation at the macroeconomic level and technological development. Greece is a typical case, which during the last twenty years has had to deal with specific imperatives: European integration, technological catch-up and macro-economic stability. These processes are envisaged under the pressure of the opening of the economy, which in principle could facilitate dissemination of new technologies on the one hand but constrain the development of national capabilities on the other. In this paper we present the specificities of the Greek productive system that have shaped its integration into the EC and attempt to link the process of European integration with its technological development. Special reference is made to the macroeconomic policy of the EU and its impact on technological transformation. 2

Ioanna Kastelli

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic Activity Module  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

d022412A. U.S. Energy Information Administration | Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2012 18 Macroeconomic Activity Module To reflect uncertainty in the projection of...

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Essays in macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis examines questions in macroeconomics motivated by the 2007-2008 financial crisis and its aftermath. Chapter 1 studies the impact of a housing bust on regional labor reallocation and the labor market. I document ...

Nenov, Plamen T. (Plamen Toshkov)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2000 - Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic assessment at EIA involves several modes of analysis. The first type of analysis, used in forecasting the Annual Energy Outlook where energy prices change, uses kernel regression and response surface techniques to mimic the response of larger macroeconomic and industrial models. This mode of analysis requires a given economic baseline and then calculates the economic impacts of changing energy prices, calculated from the chosen growth path. The economic growth cases are derived from the larger core models and can reflect either high, low, or reference case growth assumptions. Analyzing economic impacts from energy price changes uses the macroeconomic activity module (MAM) within NEMS and provides a subset of the macroeconomic variables available in the larger core models. The composition of the subset is determined by the other energy modules in NEMS, as they use various macroeconomic concepts as assumptions to their particular energy model.

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Macroeconomic Activity Module  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Documents the objectives, analytical approach, and development of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) used to develop the Annual Energy Outlook for 2013 (AEO2013). The report catalogues and describes the module assumptions, computations, methodology, parameter estimation techniques, and mainframe source code

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic Activity Module  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank 19 U.S. Energy Information Administration | Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook2011 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module.

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EIA - The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2003-Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 2003 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) links NEMS to the rest of the economy by providing projections of economic driver variables for use by the supply, demand, and conversion modules of NEMS. The derivation of the baseline macroeconomic forecast lays a foundation for the determination of the energy demand and supply forecast. MAM is used to present alternative macroeconomic growth cases to provide a range of uncertainty about the growth potential for the economy and its likely consequences for the energy system. MAM is also able to address the macroeconomic impacts associated with changing energy market conditions, such as alternative world oil price assumptions. Outside of the Annual Energy Outlook setting, MAM represents a system of linked modules which can assess the potential impacts on the economy of changes in energy events or policy proposals. These economic impacts then feed back into NEMS for an integrated solution. MAM consists of five modules:

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Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook - Macroeconomic Activity...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumption to the Annual Energy Outlook Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the...

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Essays in macroeconomics and experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of four chapters on empirical and experimental macroeconomics and other experimental topics. Chapter 1 uses a laboratory experiment to test the predictions of a dynamic global game designed to ...

Shurchkov, Olga

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System April 2013 Independent Statistics & ...

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The transformation of the ideal wilderness : a case study of Springfield, Missouri and the mid-size American city  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis explores the mid-size American city and examines the deeply nuanced relationship between city form, landscape and culture. Using Springfield Missouri as a representative case study, the city is viewed as a ...

Dahlberg, Kathleen (Kathleen Noelle)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three essays on macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in all cases. row presents the percent standard deviation ofThe third row indicates the percent standard deviation ofage groups. Rows 2 and 3 show that the standard deviation of

Pruitt, Seth James

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Macroeconomic Data Set | Data.gov  

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

International Macroeconomic Data Set International Macroeconomic Data Set Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS COLLABORATE ABOUT Agriculture You are here Data.gov » Communities » Agriculture » Data International Macroeconomic Data Set Dataset Summary Description The International Macroeconomic Data Set provides data from 1969 through 2020 for real (adjusted for inflation) gross domestic product (GDP), population, real exchange rates, and other variables for the 190 countries and 34 regions that are most important for U.S. agricultural trade. The data presented here are a key component of the USDA Baseline projections process, and can be used as a benchmark for analyzing the impacts of U.S. and global macroeconomic shocks. The data for the Baseline projections are updated once a year to reflect the assumptions used for the Baseline. The historical data will be revised several times a year as the underlying data evolve.

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Macroeconomic Real Gross Domestic Product  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Macroeconomic Real Gross Domestic Product (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) ............. 15,584 15,680 15,819 15,886 15,970 16,068 16,173 16,295 16,422 16,557 16,701 16,832 15,742 16,127 16,628 Real Disposable Personal Income (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) ............. 11,502 11,618 11,703 11,757 11,883 11,970 12,057 12,151 12,273 12,363 12,451 12,526 11,645 12,015 12,403 Real Personal Consumption Expend. (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) ............. 10,644 10,692 10,729 10,813 10,884 10,959 11,036 11,114 11,191 11,264 11,343 11,416 10,719 10,998 11,304 Real Fixed Investment (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) ............. 2,420 2,458 2,491 2,508 2,551 2,604 2,655 2,700 2,752 2,816 2,885 2,944 2,469 2,627 2,849 Business Inventory Change (billion chained 2009 dollars - SAAR) .............

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Essays on finance, learning, and macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis consists of four essays on finance, learning, and macroeconomics. The first essay studies whether learning can explain why the standard consumption-based asset pricing model produces large pricing errors for ...

Doyle, Joseph Buchman, Jr

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays in macroeconomics : liquidity and taxation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis consists of three independent chapters on the Macroeconomics of Liquidity and Taxation. The first chapter studies how concerns about future funding difficulties and liquidity dry ups influence investment ...

Iachan, Felipe Saraiva

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays in macroeconomics and corporate finance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis examines questions at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. Chapter 1 studies the persistent effects of a decrease in firms' ability to borrow. I develop a tractable model of deleveraging that emphasizes ...

Goldberg, Jonathan E. (Jonathan Elliot)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on political institutions and macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of three chapters on the interaction of political institutions and macroeconomic activity in dynamic environments. Chapter 1 studies the optimal management of taxes and debt in a framework which ...

Yared, Pierre

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Term Energy Outlook Model Documentation: Macro Bridge Procedure to Update Regional Macroeconomic Forecasts with National Macroeconomic Forecasts  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The Regional Short-Term Energy Model (RSTEM) uses macroeconomic variables such as income, employment, industrial production and consumer prices at both the national and regional1 levels as explanatory variables in the generation of the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). This documentation explains how national macroeconomic forecasts are used to update regional macroeconomic forecasts through the RSTEM Macro Bridge procedure.

Information Center

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on macroeconomics and forecasting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of three essays. Chapter II uses the method of structural factor analysis to study the effects of monetary policy on key macroeconomic variables in a data rich environment. I propose two structural factor models. One is the structural factor augmented vector autoregressive (SFAVAR) model and the other is the structural factor vector autoregressive (SFVAR) model. Compared to the traditional vector autogression (VAR) model, both models incorporate far more information from hundreds of data series, series that can be and are monitored by the Central Bank. Moreover, the factors used are structurally meaningful, a feature that adds to the understanding of the â??black boxâ? of the monetary transmission mechanism. Both models generate qualitatively reasonable impulse response functions. Using the SFVAR model, both the â??price puzzleâ? and the â??liquidity puzzleâ? are eliminated. Chapter III employs the method of structural factor analysis to conduct a forecasting exercise in a data rich environment. I simulate out-of-sample real time forecasting using a structural dynamic factor forecasting model and its variations. I use several structural factors to summarize the information from a large set of candidate explanatory variables. Compared to Stock and Watson (2002)â??s models, the models proposed in this chapter can further allow me to select the factors structurally for each variable to be forecasted. I find advantages to using the structural dynamic factor forecasting models compared to alternatives that include univariate autoregression (AR) model, the VAR model and Stock and Watsonâ??s (2002) models, especially when forecasting real variables. In chapter IV, we measure U.S. technology shocks by implementing a dual approach, which is based on more reliable price data instead of aggregate quantity data. By doing so, we find the relative volatility of technology shocks and the correlation between output fluctuation and technology shocks to be much smaller than those revealed in most real-business-cycle (RBC) studies. Our results support the findings of Burnside, Eichenbaum and Rebelo (1996), who showed that the correlation between technology shocks and output is exaggerated in the RBC literature. This suggests that one should examine other sources of fluctuations for a better understanding of the business cycle phenomena.

Liu, Dandan

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The evolution of consensus in macroeconomic forecasting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

When professional forecasters repeatedly forecast macroeconomic variables, their forecasts may converge over time towards a consensus. The evolution of consensus is analyzed with Blue Chip data under a parametric polynomial decay function that permits flexibility in the decay path. For the most part, this specification fits the data. We test whether forecast differences decay to zero at the same point in time for a panel of forecasters, and discuss possible explanations for this, along with its implications for studies using panels of forecasters.

Allan W. Gregory; James Yetman; Jel Codes C E; Robert Eggert; Fred Joutz

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 1998 - Macroeconomic...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

of the Underlying Core Models Macroeconomic assessment at EIA involves several modes of analysis. The first type of analysis, used in forecasting the Annual Energy Outlook where...

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EIA-Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook - Macroeconomic Activity  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2007 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065(2007), (Washington, DC, January 2007).

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EIA - Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 - Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2010 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Document>ation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065(2009), (Washington, DC, January 2009).

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EIA - Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2008 - Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2008 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065(2007), (Washington, DC, January 2007).

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EIA - Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 - Macroeconomic  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065(2008), (Washington, DC, January 2008).

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Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2001 - Macroeconomic Activity  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module

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Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 1999 - Macroeconomic Activity  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

macroeconomic.gif (5367 bytes) macroeconomic.gif (5367 bytes) The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System, DOE/EIA-M065, (Washington, DC, February 1994).

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R&D Activity Investments and Macroeconomic Determinant Factors.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Investments in R&D activities are essential to firms. Decisions to increase or decrease R&D investments may rely according to changes in macroeconomic factors. The (more)

Gardell, Pierre

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Energy Projection System Plus Model Documentation: Macroeconomic Model  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This report documents the objectives, analytical approach and development of the World Energy Projection System Plus (WEPS+) Macroeconomic Model. It also catalogues and describes critical assumptions, computational methodology, parameter estimation techniques, and model source code.

Brian Murphy

2011-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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14.452 Macroeconomic Theory II, Spring 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The basic machines of macroeconomics. Ramsey, Solow, Samuelson-Diamond, RBCs, ISLM, Mundell-Fleming, Fischer-Taylor. How they work, what shortcuts they take, and how they can be used. Half-term subject. From the course ...

Blanchard, Olivier (Olivier J.)

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Macroeconomic Activity Module (Mam) 1998 (Kernel Regression), Model Documentation  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) serves two functions within the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). First, it provides consistent sets of baselines macroeconomic variables (GDP and components, aggregate prices, interest rates, industrial output, housing starts, commercial floorspace, newcar sales, etc.) which are used by the supply, demand and conversion modules in reaching an energy market equilibrium. Second, it is designed to provide a feedback mechanism that alters the baseline variables during the course of an integrated NEMS run.

Ron Earley

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2002 - Macroeconomic Activity  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Macroeconomic Activity Module The Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) represents the interaction between the U.S. economy as a whole and energy markets. The rate of growth of the economy, measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is a key determinant of the growth in demand for energy. Associated economic factors, such as interest rates and disposable income, strongly influence various elements of the supply and demand for energy. At the same time, reactions to energy markets by the aggregate economy, such as a slowdown in economic growth resulting from increasing energy prices, are also reflected in this module. A detailed description of the MAM is provided in the EIA publication, Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module

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Essays in International Macroeconomics and Forecasting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation contains three essays in international macroeconomics and financial time series forecasting. In the first essay, I show, numerically, that a two-country New-Keynesian Sticky Prices model, driven by monetary and productivity shocks, is capable of explaining the highly positive correlation across the industrialized countries' inflation even though their cross-country correlation in money growth rate is negligible. The structure of this model generates cross-country correlations of inflation, output and consumption that appear to closely correspond to the data. Additionally, this model can explain the internal correlation between inflation and output observed in the data. The second essay presents two important results. First, gains from monetary policy cooperation are different from zero when the elasticity of substitution between domestic and imported goods consumption is different from one. Second, when monetary policy is endogenous in a two-country model, the only Nash equilibria supported by this model are those that are symmetrical. That is, all exporting firms in both countries choose to price in their own currency, or all exporting firms in both countries choose to price in the importer's currency. The last essay provides both conditional and unconditional predictive ability evaluations of the aluminum futures contracts prices, by using five different econometric models, in forecasting the aluminum spot price monthly return 3, 15, and 27-months ahead for the sample period 1989.01-2010.10. From these evaluations, the best model in forecasting the aluminum spot price monthly return 3 and 15 months ahead is followed by a (VAR) model whose variables are aluminum futures contracts price, aluminum spot price and risk free interest rate, whereas for the aluminum spot price monthly return 27 months ahead is a single equation model in which the aluminum spot price today is explained by the aluminum futures price 27 months earlier. Finally, it shows that iterated multiperiod-ahead time series forecasts have a better conditional out-of-sample forecasting performance of the aluminum spot price monthly return when an estimated (VAR) model is used as a forecasting tool.

Bejarano Rojas, Jesus Antonio

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic determinants of the stock market movements: empirical evidence from the Saudi stock market.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This dissertation investigates the long run and short run relationships between Saudi stock market returns and eight macroeconomic variables. We investigate the ability of these (more)

Alshogeathri, Mofleh Ali Mofleh

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Deterministic and Stochastic Macroeconomic Policies for Slovenia: An Application of the OPTCON Algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports about applications of optimal control theory to the analysis of macroeconomic policies for Slovenia during its way into the Euro Area. For this purpose, the model SLOPOL4, a macroeconometric model for Slovenia, is used. Optimal policies ... Keywords: C5, E5, E6, Econometric model, Macroeconomic policy, O5, Optimal control, Sensitivity analysis, Slovenia, Stochastic control

Reinhard Neck; Gottfried Haber; Klaus Weyerstrass

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for the Assessment of the Macroeconomic Impacts of Stricter CAF. Standards  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

For For a full documentation of the macroeconomic linkage refer to "Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of the National Energy Modeling System," January 2002 found on the EIA web site at http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/FTPROOT/modeldoc/m065(2002).pdf Methodology for the Assessment of the Macroeconomic Impacts of Stricter CAFÉ Standards This assessment of the economic impacts of CAFÉ standards marks the first time EIA has used the new direct linkage of the DRI-WEFA Macroeconomic Model to NEMS in a policy setting. This methodology assures an internally consistent solution between the energy market concepts forecast by NEMS and the aggregate economy as forecast by the DRI-WEFA Macroeconomic Model of the U.S. Economy. While we refer to DRI- WEFA model as a macro model, the full DRI-WEFA model forecasts more than 1600 detailed concepts covering

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An Updated Annual Energy Outlook 2009 Reference Case Reflecting Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Recent Changes in the Economic Outlook  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This report updates the Reference Case presented in the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 based on recently enacted legislation and the changing macroeconomic environment.

Alan Beamon

2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterogeneous Enterprises in a Macroeconomic Agent-Based Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a macroeconomic agent-based model that combines several mechanisms operating at the same timescale, while remaining mathematically tractable. It comprises enterprises and workers who compete in a job market and a commodity goods market. The model is stock-flow consistent; a bank lends money charging interest rates, and keeps track of equities. Important features of the model are heterogeneity of enterprises, existence of bankruptcies and creation of new enterprises, as well as productivity increase. The model's evolution reproduces empirically found regularities for firm size and growth rate distributions. It combines probabilistic elements and deterministic dynamics, with relative weights that may be modified according to the considered problem or the belief of the modeler. We discuss statistical regularities on enterprises, the origin and the amplitude of endogeneous fluctuations of the system's steady state, as well as the role of the interest rate and the credit volume. We also summarize obtain...

Metzig, Cornelia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation technology transitions and macroeconomic growth -- Contemporary evidence  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents international and temporal extensions of evidence for a theory developed by the author concerning the interaction of transportation technology transitions and macroeconomic growth. The period 1970 to the present is examined for the nations of Japan, the US, and Europe (France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom collectively). An addition to the abstract logic supporting the general arguments of the theory is also presented. The theory has been developed concerning the role of significant transportation technology transitions as a cause of significant macroeconomic declines in nations for which the manufacture of transportation vehicles (ships, locomotives, and automobiles) is a dominant economic activity. The theory offers an explanation for periods of pronounced multiyear decline in economic growth rate--sometimes called depressions and sometimes called stagnations. One purpose of this paper is to explore whether or not Japan and Europe have each recently experienced a multiyear event of this type. In the theory and the evidence presented for it, environmental regulation of transportation vehicles has been shown to be an initiating cause of significant technical change, with sharp, sustained fuel price increases being a second frequent initiating cause. These causes of significant technical change, and their possible consequences, are potentially important considerations for those proposing policies to deal with global warming, since both fuel economy regulation and fuel price increases have been recommended by policy analysts as means to reduce transportation`s contribution to global warming. The theory has been offered and supported by publications developing mathematical models and examining US historical evidence consistent with the theory.

Santini, D.J.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Senior Vice President Enclosure document8 This page intentionally left blankMacroeconomic Impacts of LNG  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I am transmitting with this letter a clean copy of NERAs report on the macroeconomic impacts of LNG exports from the United States that was contracted for by the Department of Energy. Sincerely, W. David Montgomery

Www. Nera. Com; Dear Mr. Smith; Robert Baron; Nera Economic Consulting; Ha D. Tuladhar; Nera Economic Consulting

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroeconomic effects of accelerated implementation of renewable energy technologies in the US  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The original formulation of the Brookhaven energy system models was directed toward technology assessment for new and competing energy technologies. The Hudson-Jorgenson econometric model was originally formulated to identify the economic impacts of energy futures where energy-use projections departed markedly from historical trends. The two models were married so that the feedback effects of energy and nonenergy demand levels and nonenergy prices generated by the economic model could be reflected in the technology and fuel-mix-selection solutions of the energy model. In turn, the engineering-based energy costs, energy prices, and capital requirements for energy systems characterized in the energy model are used to override the econometric estimates based on historical data in the economic model. Recently, the coupled models have been used to address questions concerning the macroeconomic impacts of accelerating the implementation of renewable energy technologies in the United States. Of particular interest were the scenarios where (1) renewables were included which cost more than conventional alternatives now and in the future, and (2) some renewables that are initially more costly are characterized by a learning curve so that in time their costs come to equal conventional alternatives. A further analysis was done for the first case (renewables always more expensive) under conditions where (1) the incremental costs were paid by the government through deficit financing, and (2) the incremental costs were paid by consumers. This paper presents the formulation of the analysis using the combined energy system - economic model and the results of the study.

Marcuse, W; Groncki, P J

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Was the North Pacific Wintertime Climate Less Stormy during the Mid-Holocene?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Model evidence is presented to make the case that the midlatitude North Pacific wintertime transient eddy activity may have been significantly weaker during the mid-Holocene (6000 yr BP). A simulation of the mid-Holocene climate in an ...

John C. H. Chiang; Yue Fang

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 9a. U.S. Macroeconomic Indicators and CO2 Emissions U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2012 2013 2014 Macroeconomic Real Gross Domestic Product (billion chained 2005 dollars - SAAR) ..... 13,506 13,549 ...

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of environmental carcinogens: a strategy for the mid-1980s. [Use of computer-automated structure-evaluation (CASE) system  

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Both government and the private sector have developed methods capable of detecting potentially harmful agents. This information could be used to predict possible harmful effects, suggest mechanisms of action, make risk assessment thereof, and develop nonbiased protocols. The paper describes an artificial intelligence system (Computer-Automated Structure-Evaluation (CASE) that is capable of predicting harmful effects based on structural determinants. In addition, a matrix of strategies has been devised which uses the already generated information to identify the types of assays that are the most predictive as well as the most economical.

Rosenkranz, H.S.; Klopman, G.; Chankong, V.; Pet-Edwards, J.; Haimes, Y.Y.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The macroeconomic effects of oil price shocks : why are the 2000s so different from the 1920s?  

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We characterize the macroeconomic performance of a set of industrialized economies in the aftermath of the oil price shocks of the 1970s and of the last decade, focusing on the differences across episodes. We examine four ...

Blanchard, Olivier

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Long-run Macroeconomic Impacts of Fuel Subsidies in an Oil-importing Developing  

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Many developing and emerging market countries have subsidies on fuel products. Using a small open economy model with a non-traded sector I show how these subsidies impact the steady state levels of macroeconomic aggregates such as consumption, labor supply, and aggregate welfare. These subsidies can lead to crowding out of non-oil consumption, inefficient inter-sectoral allocations of labor, and other distortions in macroeconomic variables. Across steady states aggregate welfare is reduced by these subsidies. This result holds for a country with no oil production and for a net exporter of oil. The distortions in relative prices introduced by the subsidy create most of the welfare losses. How the subsidy is financed is of secondary importance. Aggregate welfare is significantly higher if the subsidies are replaced by lump-sum transfers of equal value.

Michael Plante; Michael Plante A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RHIC Mid-Term Strategic Plan: 2006-2011  

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Mid-Term Strategic Plan: 2006-2011 Mid-Term Strategic Plan: 2006-2011 For the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider At Brookhaven National Laboratory Prepared by Brookhaven National Laboratory With the RHIC Scientific Community For the U.S. Department of Energy February 14, 2006 1 Table of Contents 1. Introduction............................................................... 3 1.1 BNL's vision for RHIC 1.2 Mid-Term strategy - motivation and overview 2. The science case for the future ....................................... 9 2.1 Discoveries in the first five years 2.2 Implications for the future program at RHIC 2.3 Exploring QCD matter 2.4 Gluon saturation 2.5 The spin structure of the nucleon 2.6 Physics goals for the mid-term 3. The mid-term run plan: 2006 - 2011................................ 24

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MID LATITUDE CYCLONE A CASE STUDY  

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Small Ice Crystals In Arctic Cirrus Clouds Subhashree Mishra 1,2 , David Mitchell 1 , Daniel DeSlover 3 , Greg McFarquhar 4 1. Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV 2. University Of...

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Mid America Biofuels LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Mid America Biofuels LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid-America Biofuels LLC Place Jefferson City, Missouri Zip 65102 Sector Biofuels Product Joint Venture of Biofuels LLC,...

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BUSINESS CYCLES, FISCAL STABILIZATION AND VERTICAL FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: ESSAYS IN INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS  

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My dissertation studies various questions falling into the broad context of macroeconomics and international economics. The questions have macroeconomic components because they are concerned with the behavior of aggregates. Specifically, the second and third chapters of my dissertation study the causes of fluctuations in aggregate macroeconomic variables and the way policy can be coordinated internationally to reduce these fluctuations, respectively. In addition, chapters III and IV address questions that fall into the realm of international economics. They are concerned with the optimal exchange rate regime between two countries, the consequences of partial exchange rate pass-through and the effect of an increase in vertical Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by domestic firms. The framework of my analysis is given by different versions of general equilibrium models. The second chapter of my dissertation decomposes fluctuations in aggregate observables for the UK economy during the 1980s recession. Using a modern accounting procedure, I estimate parameters that describe the economy using annual data from 1970 to 2002. Then, I simulate different versions of the model to find the distortions that are essential in driving the observed fluctuations. I find labor market distortions to be crucial in accounting for the episode, suggesting that the policies of the time were well targeted and effective. The third chapter of my dissertation studies policy coordination in a two-country framework allowing for partial pass-through. In particular, both countries are assumed to have monetary and fiscal stabilization instruments available. The optimal setting of these instruments under differing pass-through regimes is analytically derived. Fiscal policy is found to be used in a counter-cyclical fashion. In addition, the magnitude of fiscal stabilization is the largest when pass-through is partial. In the fourth chapter, I study the consequences of vertical FDI on aggregate productivity and welfare. The framework allows for heterogeneity across firms in two dimensions. It is firms that are at a disadvantage with respect to manufacturing costs that are benefiting most from moving their production process abroad. Overall, the ability to engage in vertical FDI increases productivity, lowers prices and thus increases welfare.

Kersting, Erasmus K.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid-Cretaceous Palynoflora from Central Mid-Pacific Ocean  

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Albian (late Early Cretaceous) pollen and spores were used to reconstruct the floral history of Allison Guyot in the Albian period, to better understand pollen and spore distributions on mid-oceanic islands, to investigate whether Allison Guyot supported land plants in the Albian, and to test previous hypotheses about the development of the guyot. Albian spores found in Allison Guyot sediments from ODP Leg 143 Site 865 include: Laevigatosporites ovatus, Cyathidites minor, Cicatricosisporites sp., Baculatisporites comaumensis, Ceratosporites equalis, Gleicheniidites senonicus, Leptolepidites verrucatus, Retitriletes circolumenus, Lycopodiacidites dettmannae, Osmundacidites wellmanii, Cicatricosisporites hughesii, Impardecispora excavate, and others. Albian pollen from these samples include Callialasporites dampieri, Ephedra, and others occur in Albian samples. The high abundance of terrestrial palynomorphs in these samples suggests that Allison Guyot was exposed in the Albian and supported land plants. The high frequency of spores (more than 90 percent) reflects a flora dominated by ferns.

Hsiung, Shih-Yi

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook 2007 - Low Economic Growth Case Tables  

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Low Macroeconomic Growth Case Tables (2004-2030) Low Macroeconomic Growth Case Tables (2004-2030) Annual Energy Outlook 2007 with Projections to 2030 MS Excel Viewer Spreadsheets are provided in Excel Low Economic Growth Case Tables (2004-2030) Table Title Formats Summary Low Economic Growth Case Tables Low Economic Growth Case Tables Table 1. Total Energy Supply and Disposition Summary Table 2. Energy Consumption by Sector and Source Table 3. Energy Prices by Sector and Source Table 4. Residential Sector Key Indicators and Consumption Table 5. Commercial Sector Indicators and Consumption Table 6. Industrial Sector Key Indicators and Consumption Table 7. Transportation Sector Key Indicators and Delivered Energy Consumption Table 8. Electricity Supply, Disposition, Prices, and Emissions Table 9. Electricity Generating Capacity

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Three Essays on Price Dynamics and Causations among Energy Markets and Macroeconomic Information  

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This dissertation examines three important issues in energy markets: price dynamics, information flow, and structural change. We discuss each issue in detail, building empirical time series models, analyzing the results, and interpreting the findings. First, we examine the contemporaneous interdependencies and information flows among crude oil, natural gas, and electricity prices in the United States (US) through the multivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (MGARCH) model, Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) for contemporaneous causal structures and Bernanke factorization for price dynamic processes. Test results show that the DAG from residuals of out-of-sample-forecast is consistent with the DAG from residuals of within-sample-fit. The result supports innovation accounting analysis based on DAGs using residuals of out-of-sample-forecast. Second, we look at the effects of the federal fund rate and/or WTI crude oil price shock on US macroeconomic and financial indicators by using a Factor Augmented Vector Autoregression (FAVAR) model and a graphical model without any deductive assumption. The results show that, in contemporaneous time, the federal fund rate shock is exogenous as the identifying assumption in the Vector Autoregression (VAR) framework of the monetary shock transmission mechanism, whereas the WTI crude oil price return is not exogenous. Third, we examine price dynamics and contemporaneous causality among the price returns of WTI crude oil, gasoline, corn, and the S&P 500. We look for structural break points and then build an econometric model to find the consistent sub-periods having stable parameters in a given VAR framework and to explain recent movements and interdependency among returns. We found strong evidence of two structural breaks and contemporaneous causal relationships among the residuals, but also significant differences between contemporaneous causal structures for each sub-period.

Hong, Sung Wook 1977-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating macroeconomic effects of proposed safety and environmental regulations using the new DRI annual model of the US economy  

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The long-run macroeconomic effects of proposed environmental and safety regulations are analyzed by use of DRI's (Data Resources, Inc.) new annual model of the US economy. This annual model has fewer variables than the DRI quarterly US economy model. Many short-run cyclical factors have been condensed while long-run supply factors have been enhanced. The model was used to estimate the macroeconomic effects of proposed simultaneous application of (1) new safety regulations regarding air bags or automatic seat belts on cars in 1984 and thereafter, and (2) tight acid-rain environmental regulations for coal-using electric utilities and industry. The effects of the regulations while favorable in the short run, were found to be quite adverse over the long run. Regulatory effects were further analyzed under the assumption that the initial application of regulations was accompanied by a shock in world oil prices (similar to situations in the 1970s when regulatory costs rose simultaneously with the two major energy price shocks). However, a synergistic effect between the shock and new regulation cost was not found.

Teotia, A.P.; Santini, D.J.; Caton, C.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid-West Electric Consumers Association  

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Mid-West Electric Consumers Association Mid-West Electric Consumers Association 4350 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 330, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Tel: (303) 463-4979 Fax: (303) 463-8876 April 1, 2009 Transmission Infrastructure Program Western Area Power Administration P.O. Box 281213 Lakewood, CO 80228-8213 Comments on the Proposed Adoption of a Transmission Infrastructure Program The Mid-West Electric Consumers Association appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Western Area Power Administration's ("Western" or "WAPA") two Federal Register notices: Notice of Proposed Program and Request for Public Comments, and Notice of Availability of Request for Interest (FRN), published March 4, 2009 (pp. 9392-9393). The Mid-West Electric Consumers Association was founded in 1958 as the regional

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Understanding the Mid-Holocene Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Paleoclimatic evidence suggests that during the mid-Holocene epoch (about 6000 yr ago) North America and North Africa were significantly drier and wetter, respectively, than at present. Modeling efforts to attribute these differences to changes ...

Sang-Ik Shin; Prashant D. Sardeshmukh; Robert S. Webb; Robert J. Oglesby; Joseph J. Barsugli

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National...  

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Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National...

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DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National...  

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Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric...

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Situation Reports: Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Storm 2012 |...  

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Situation Reports: Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Storm 2012 Situation Reports: Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Storm 2012 The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability...

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EA-1945: Northern Mid-Columbia Joint Project; Grant, Douglas...  

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5: Northern Mid-Columbia Joint Project; Grant, Douglas, and Chelan Counties, Washington EA-1945: Northern Mid-Columbia Joint Project; Grant, Douglas, and Chelan Counties,...

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European Economic Review 18 11982)243-248. Norfh-Holle,nd Publishing Company THE OIL SHOCKS AND MACROECONOMIC ADJUSTMEN'F IN  

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/38, USA Though 'supply-side economics' is politically ascendant in the United States, the relative importance of supply versus demand factors in r,x:ent U.S. macroeconomic history remains in strong dispute the oil price increases a~d pre-ta~: profitability remained strong throughout the 1970s. Demand factors

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Annual Energy Outlook 2009 - Year-by-Year High Economic Growth Case Tables  

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High Macroeconomic Growth Case Tables (2006-2030) High Macroeconomic Growth Case Tables (2006-2030) Annual Energy Outlook 2009 with Projections to 2030 XLS GIF Spreadsheets are provided in Excel Year-by-Year High Economic Growth Case Tables (2006-2030) Table Title Formats Summary High Economic Growth Case Tables PDF GIF High Economic Growth Case Tables XLS GIF Table 1. Total Energy Supply and Disposition Summary XLS GIF Table 2. Energy Consumption by Sector and Source XLS GIF Table 3. Energy Prices by Sector and Source XLS GIF Table 4. Residential Sector Key Indicators and Consumption XLS GIF Table 5. Commercial Sector Indicators and Consumption XLS GIF Table 6. Industrial Sector Key Indicators and Consumption XLS GIF Table 7. Transportation Sector Key Indicators and Delivered Energy Consumption XLS GIF Table 8. Electricity Supply, Disposition, Prices, and Emissions

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US MidAtl NY Site Consumption  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

MidAtl NY MidAtl NY Site Consumption million Btu $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 US MidAtl NY Expenditures dollars ALL ENERGY average per household (excl. transportation) 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 US MidAtl NY Site Consumption kilowatthours $0 $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250 $1,500 US MidAtl NY Expenditures dollars ELECTRICITY ONLY average per household * New York households consume an average of 103 million Btu per year, 15% more than the U.S. average. * Electricity consumption in New York homes is much lower than the U.S. average, because many households use other fuels for major energy end uses like space heating, water heating, and cooking. Electricity costs are closer to the national average due to higher than average electricity prices in the state.

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US MidAtl PA Site Consumption  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

MidAtl PA MidAtl PA Site Consumption million Btu $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 US MidAtl PA Expenditures dollars ALL ENERGY average per household (excl. transportation) 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 US MidAtl PA Site Consumption kilowatthours $0 $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250 $1,500 US MidAtl PA Expenditures dollars ELECTRICITY ONLY average per household * Pennsylvania households consume an average of 96 million Btu per year, 8% more than the U.S. average. Pennsylvania residents also spend 16% more than the average U.S. households for energy consumed in their homes. * Average electricity consumption in Pennsylvania homes is 10,402 kWh per year, which is lower than the national average, but 58% more than New York households and 17% more than New Jersey residents.

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US MidAtl PA Site Consumption  

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MidAtl PA MidAtl PA Site Consumption million Btu $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 US MidAtl PA Expenditures dollars ALL ENERGY average per household (excl. transportation) 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 US MidAtl PA Site Consumption kilowatthours $0 $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250 $1,500 US MidAtl PA Expenditures dollars ELECTRICITY ONLY average per household * Pennsylvania households consume an average of 96 million Btu per year, 8% more than the U.S. average. Pennsylvania residents also spend 16% more than the average U.S. households for energy consumed in their homes. * Average electricity consumption in Pennsylvania homes is 10,402 kWh per year, which is lower than the national average, but 58% more than New York households and 17% more than New Jersey residents.

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US MidAtl NY Site Consumption  

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MidAtl NY MidAtl NY Site Consumption million Btu $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 US MidAtl NY Expenditures dollars ALL ENERGY average per household (excl. transportation) 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 US MidAtl NY Site Consumption kilowatthours $0 $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250 $1,500 US MidAtl NY Expenditures dollars ELECTRICITY ONLY average per household * New York households consume an average of 103 million Btu per year, 15% more than the U.S. average. * Electricity consumption in New York homes is much lower than the U.S. average, because many households use other fuels for major energy end uses like space heating, water heating, and cooking. Electricity costs are closer to the national average due to higher than average electricity prices in the state.

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Mid America Agri Products | Open Energy Information  

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Mid America Agri Products Mid America Agri Products Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid America Agri Products Place Madrid, Nebraska Zip 69150 Product Ethanol producer located in Madrid, Nebraska. Coordinates 40.4203°, -3.705774° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.4203,"lon":-3.705774,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Mid Wales Energy Agency | Open Energy Information  

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Wales Energy Agency Wales Energy Agency Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid Wales Energy Agency Place Aberystwyth, United Kingdom Zip SY23 2AZ Sector Efficiency, Renewable Energy Product Mid Wales Energy Agency is here to promote energy efficiency and appropriately scaled renewable energy throughout Mid Wales. Coordinates 52.41605°, -4.077869° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":52.41605,"lon":-4.077869,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Northern and Mid-Latitude Soil Data Released  

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and Mid-Latitude Soil Data Released The ORNL DAAC announces the release of the data set "Northern and Mid-Latitude Soil Database, Version 1." This data set was developed...

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Mid West Energy | Open Energy Information  

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Energy Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid West Energy Place Perth, Western Australia, Australia Zip WA 6005 Sector Solar Product Western Australian-based Mid West Energy is proposing to build a 200MW solar thermal plant near Perenjori. Coordinates -31.95302°, 115.857239° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":-31.95302,"lon":115.857239,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Mid Atlantic Renewable Partners | Open Energy Information  

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Logo: Mid Atlantic Renewable Partners Name Mid Atlantic Renewable Partners Address 2036 Foulk Rd Place Wilmington, Delaware Zip 19810 Region Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area Product Project Finance Number of employees 1-10 Year founded 2009 Website http://www.midatlanticrenewabl Coordinates 39.8153445°, -75.5087445° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.8153445,"lon":-75.5087445,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency...  

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Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings...

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Wind Energy Institute  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As the Department of Energy stated in its 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report, there will need to be enhanced outreach efforts on a national, state, regional, and local level to communicate wind development opportunities, benefits and challenges to a diverse set of stakeholders. To help address this need, PennFuture was awarded funding to create the Mid-Atlantic Regional Wind Energy Institute to provide general education and outreach on wind energy development across Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Over the course of the two-year grant period, PennFuture used its expertise on wind energy policy and development in Pennsylvania and expanded it to other states in the Mid-Atlantic region. PennFuture accomplished this through reaching out and establishing connections with policy makers, local environmental groups, health and economic development organizations, and educational institutions and wind energy developers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. PennFuture conducted two regional wind educational forums that brought together wind industry representatives and public interest organizations from across the region to discuss and address wind development in the Mid-Atlantic region. PennFuture developed the agenda and speakers in collaboration with experts on the ground in each state to help determine the critical issue to wind energy in each location. The sessions focused on topics ranging from the basics of wind development; model ordinance and tax issues; anti-wind arguments and counter points; wildlife issues and coalition building. In addition to in-person events, PennFuture held three webinars on (1) Generating Jobs with Wind Energy; (2) Reviving American Manufacturing with Wind Power; and (3) Wind and Transmission. PennFuture also created a web page for the institute (http://www.midatlanticwind.org) that contains an online database of fact sheets, research reports, sample advocacy letters, top anti-wind claims and information on how to address them, wind and wildlife materials and sample model ordinances. Video and presentations from each in-person meeting and webinar recordings are also available on the site. At the end of the two-year period, PennFuture has accomplished its goal of giving a unified voice and presence to wind energy advocates in the Mid-Atlantic region. We educated a broad range of stakeholders on the benefits of wind energy and gave them the tools to help make a difference in their states. We grew a database of over 500 contacts and hope to continue the discussion and work around the importance of wind energy in the region.

Courtney Lane

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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MID-CYCLE CHANGES IN ETA CARINAE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In late 2006, ground-based photometry of {eta} Car plus the Homunculus showed an unexpected decrease in its integrated apparent brightness, an apparent reversal of its long-term brightening. Subsequent Hubble Space Telescope (HST)/WFPC2 photometry of the central star in the near-UV showed that this was not a simple reversal. This multi-wavelength photometry did not support increased extinction by dust as the explanation for the decrease in brightness. A spectrum obtained with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini-South telescope revealed subtle changes mid-way in {eta} Car's 5.5 yr spectroscopic cycle when compared with HST/Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) spectra at the same phase in the cycle. At mid-cycle the secondary star is 20-30 AU from the primary. We suggest that the spectroscopic changes are consistent with fluctuations in the density and velocity of the primary star's wind, unrelated to the 5.5 yr cycle but possibly related to its latitude-dependent morphology. We also discuss subtle effects that must be taken into account when comparing ground-based and HST/STIS spectra.

Martin, John C. [Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL 62703 (United States); Davidson, Kris; Humphreys, Roberta M.; Mehner, Andrea [Astronomy Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Heat Pumps Program Info Start Date 1/1/2011 Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State Illinois Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Room Air Conditioners: $25 Central Air Conditioners: $100-$200 Heat Pumps: $100-$400 Ground-source Heat Pumps: $1000-$2000 Desuperheaters: $100 Programmable Thermostat: $20 Provider MidAmerican Energy Company MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of incentives for residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of participating homes. Electric customers of MidAmerican Energy qualify for rebates on programmable thermostats, air

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Propane: A Mid-heating Season Assessment  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

9, 2001 9, 2001 Propane - A Mid-Heating Season Assessment by David Hinton and Alice Lippert, Petroleum Division, Office of Oil and Gas, Energy Information Administration In early October 2000, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecast that heating fuel markets would be expected to start the season with much higher prices and lower inventories than in recent years. While this assessment was true for both the heating oil and natural gas markets, propane markets actually began the season with adequate supplies but with high prices. Since EIA's forecast, propane inventories have plunged nearly 20 million barrels from their peak during the first half of the 2000-01 heating season while propane prices have continued to soar even higher than expected during this same period. This report will analyze some

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Mid States Biodiesel | Open Energy Information  

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States Biodiesel States Biodiesel Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid-States Biodiesel Place Hampton, Iowa Product Iowa-based biodiesel producer. Coordinates 37.027795°, -76.345119° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.027795,"lon":-76.345119,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MidAtlantic_Corridor_Map091707.pdf | Department of Energy  

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

DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 FACT SHEET: Designation of National Interest Electric...

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Mid America Bio Energy and Commodities LLC | Open Energy Information  

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America Bio Energy and Commodities LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid America Bio Energy and Commodities, LLC Place North Platte, Nebraska Zip 69101 Product Nebraska based...

82

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic power prices react to winter ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Natural gas supply into New York City remained constrained during colder-than-normal temperatures as evidenced by the price spikes in mid-December and ...

83

Flexible Mid-Sized Gas Turbine: Preliminary Market Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study estimates the sales potential of Flexible Mid-Sized Gas Turbine (FMGT) plants for the U.S. market over the period 2000-2015.

1998-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

84

SIGWX Charts - Mid Level Significant Weather | Data.gov  

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Ocean Research Safety States Supply Chain SIGWX Charts - Mid Level Significant Weather Safety DataTools Apps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Safety You are here...

85

a prospective for new mid-infrared medical endoscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is shown that chalcogenide glass fiberoptics could underpin new mid-infrared medical endoscopic systems for real-time molecular sensing, imaging and...

86

2012 Brief: Coal and mid-continent crude oil prices ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Coal and mid-continent crude oil (WTI) led energy commodity price declines in 2012. Natural gas was the only key energy commodity with a significant ...

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MidAmerican Energy Co (Ohio) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleMidAmericanEnergyCo(Ohio)&oldid412693" Categories: EIA Utility Companies and Aliases Utility Companies...

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Mid-Ohio Energy Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

for 2010 - File1a" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleMid-OhioEnergyCoop,Inc&oldid411080" Categories: EIA Utility Companies and Aliases Utility...

89

Mid-Atlantic Wind - Overcoming the Challenges  

SciTech Connect

This study, supported by the US Department of Energy, Wind Powering America Program, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, analyzed barriers to wind energy development in the Mid-Atlantic region along with options for overcoming or mitigating them. The Mid-Atlantic States including Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia, have excellent wind energy potential and growing demand for electricity, but only two utility-scale projects have been installed to date. Reasons for this apathetic development of wind resources were analyzed and quantified for four markets. Specific applications are: 1) Appalachian mountain ridgeline sites, 2) on coastal plains and peninsulas, 3) at shallow water sites in Delaware and Chesapeake Bays, Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, and 4) at deeper water sites off the Atlantic coast. Each market has distinctly different opportunities and barriers. The primary barriers to wind development described in this report can be grouped into four categories; state policy and regulatory issues, wind resource technical uncertainty, economic viability, and public interest in environmental issues. The properties of these typologies are not mutually independent and do interact. The report concluded that there are no insurmountable barriers to land-based wind energy projects and they could be economically viable today. Likewise potential sites in sheltered shallow waters in regional bay and sounds have been largely overlooked but could be viable currently. Offshore ocean-based applications face higher costs and technical and wind resource uncertainties. The ongoing research and development program, revision of state incentive policies, additional wind measurement efforts, transmission system expansion, environmental baseline studies and outreach to private developers and stakeholders are needed to reduce barriers to wind energy development.

Daniel F. Ancona III; Kathryn E. George; Richard P. Bowers; Dr. Lynn Sparling; Bruce Buckheit; Daniel LoBue

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid-Atlantic Wind - Overcoming the Challenges  

SciTech Connect

This study, supported by the US Department of Energy, Wind Powering America Program, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, analyzed barriers to wind energy development in the Mid-Atlantic region along with options for overcoming or mitigating them. The Mid-Atlantic States including Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia, have excellent wind energy potential and growing demand for electricity, but only two utility-scale projects have been installed to date. Reasons for this apathetic development of wind resources were analyzed and quantified for four markets. Specific applications are: 1) Appalachian mountain ridgeline sites, 2) on coastal plains and peninsulas, 3) at shallow water sites in Delaware and Chesapeake Bays, Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, and 4) at deeper water sites off the Atlantic coast. Each market has distinctly different opportunities and barriers. The primary barriers to wind development described in this report can be grouped into four categories; state policy and regulatory issues, wind resource technical uncertainty, economic viability, and public interest in environmental issues. The properties of these typologies are not mutually independent and do interact. The report concluded that there are no insurmountable barriers to land-based wind energy projects and they could be economically viable today. Likewise potential sites in sheltered shallow waters in regional bay and sounds have been largely overlooked but could be viable currently. Offshore ocean-based applications face higher costs and technical and wind resource uncertainties. The ongoing research and development program, revision of state incentive policies, additional wind measurement efforts, transmission system expansion, environmental baseline studies and outreach to private developers and stakeholders are needed to reduce barriers to wind energy development.

Daniel F. Ancona III; Kathryn E. George; Lynn Sparling; Bruce C. Buckheit; Daniel LoBue; and Richard P. Bowers

2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

91

Macroeconomic Activity Module  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Nonfarm labor productivity is expected to diminish from its current high level to a more sustainable level between 1.8 and 2.6 percent for the remainder of the forecast period...

92

Essays on international macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis examines the impact of terms of trade shocks on commodity-exporting small, open economies. The first chapter examines whether households, firms and policymakers in these economies can distinguish between temporary ...

Rees, Daniel Morgan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Essays in macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of three essays. The first one studies the effect of labor policy, in particular of firing costs, on financially restricted firms. It proposes and models an effect of firing costs that has not ...

Bennett, Herman Z

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Miniaturized Mid-Infrared Sensor Technologies  

SciTech Connect

Fundamental vibrational and rotational modes associated with most inorganic and organic molecules are spectroscopically accessible within the mid-infrared (MIR; 3-20 {micro}m) regime of the electromagnetic spectrum. The interaction between MIR photons and organic molecules provides particularly sharp transitions, which - despite the wide variety of organic molecules - provide unique MIR absorption spectra reflecting the molecularly characteristic arrangement of chemical bonds within the probed molecules via the frequency position of the associated vibrational and rotational transitions. Given the inherent molecular selectivity and achievable sensitivity, MIR spectroscopy provides an ideal platform for optical sensing applications. Despite this potential, early MIR sensing applications were limited to localized applications due to the size of the involved instrumentation, and limited availability of appropriately compact MIR optical components including light sources, detectors, waveguides, and spectrometers. During the last decades, engineering advances in photonics and optical engineering have facilitated the translation of benchtop-style MIR spectroscopy into miniaturized optical sensing schemes providing a footprint compatible with portable instrumentation requirements for field deployable analytical tools. In this trend article, we will discuss recent advances and future strategies for miniaturizing MIR sensor technology. The Beer-Lambert law implies that achievable limit of detection (LOD) for any optical sensor system improves by increasing the interaction length between photons and target analyte species such as e.g., folding the optical path multiple times as in multi-pass gas phase sensing; however, this governing paradigm naturally leads to an increase in system dimensions. Hence, miniaturization of optical sensing system requires scaling down of each optical component, yet improving the performance of each optical element within a smaller form factor for overall at least maintaining, or ideally improving the achievable sensitivity.

Kim, S; Young, C; Mizaikoff, B

2007-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Covanta Mid-Connecticut Energy Biomass Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Mid-Connecticut Energy Biomass Facility Mid-Connecticut Energy Biomass Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Covanta Mid-Connecticut Energy Biomass Facility Facility Covanta Mid-Connecticut Energy Sector Biomass Facility Type Municipal Solid Waste Location Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates 41.7924343°, -72.8042797° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.7924343,"lon":-72.8042797,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Mid-Size Wind Turbines | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Mid-Size Wind Turbines Jump to: navigation, search A Vergnet GEV MP C 275-kW turbine at the Sandywoods Community, Rhode island. Photo from Stefan Dominioni/Vergnet S.A., NREL 26490. The U.S. Department of Energy defines mid-size wind turbines as 101 kilowatts to 1 megawatt.[1] Resources Kwartin, R.; Wolfrum, A.; Granfield, K.; Kagel, A.; Appleton, A. (2008). An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Accessed September 27, 2013. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Midsize Wind Turbine Research. Accessed September 27, 2013. This webpage discusses efforts to develop and commercialize mid-size wind turbines in the United States. References

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ROD AND MAP for Mid-Columbia Coho  

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

BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program RECORD OF DECISION Summary. The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to implement the Proposed Action of the Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program as described in the Mid- Columbia Coho Restoration Program Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0425) issued in March of 2012. The Proposed Action is for BPA to fund the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation (Yakama Nation) to transition the current Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program from its feasibility phase to a comprehensive program to restore naturally spawning populations of coho salmon in harvestable numbers to the Wenatchee and Methow river basins in north central Washington State. Construction of a new small hatchery on the Wenatchee River in Chelan

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MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs |  

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

Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Illinois Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Furnaces: $250 - $400 Boilers: $150 - $400 Water Heaters: $50 - $300 Provider MidAmerican Energy Company '''The availability of rebates through this program is unclear. Contact MidAmerican regarding the availability of gas incentives for residential customers.''' MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of incentives for residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of eligible homes. The Residential Equipment Brochure on the program web site above provides specific rebate

99

Optimization Online - Robust mid-term power generation management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Feb 23, 2011 ... Robust mid-term power generation management. Vincent Guigues(vguigues *** at*** puc-rio.br) Ren Aid(rene.aid ***at*** edf.fr) Papa Momar...

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Ohio Valley & Mid-Atlantic Storm SitRep 1  

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

Ohio Valley & Mid-Atlantic Summer Storm Situation Report 1 June 30, 2012 (10:00 AM EDT) http:www.oe.netl.doe.govemergencysitrpt.aspx Highlights: On the evening of June 29,...

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101

Greenhouse Warming: Is the Mid-Holocene a Good Analogue?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mid-Holocene period (from approximately 9000 to 6000 years before present) is often suggested as an analogue for enhanced greenhouse warming. The changes in net radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere are very different; increases in ...

John F. B. Mitchell

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - Studies Begin on Next Generation of Mid...  

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

of the next generation of mid-size electric power generating gas turbines. MORE INFO Gas Turbine R&D Program. The Energy Department has selected: Pratt & Whitney, East...

103

MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

must be an Iowa electric governmental customer of MidAmerican Energy Company. Light-emitting diode and induction types of solid state lighting (SSL) qualify under this program....

104

Design of high efficiency Mid IR QCL lasers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The proposed research is a study of designing high-efficiency Mid-IR quantum cascade lasers (QCL). This thesis explores "injector-less" designs for achieving lower voltage defects and improving wall plug efficiencies through ...

Hsu, Allen Long

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Options for developing a new mid micron value proposition for consumers.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The research for this thesis "Options for Developing a New Mid Micron Value Proposition for Consumers", is a part of a larger "New Mid Micron (more)

Stevens, Ana

106

Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association is an association of ten state and local air pollution control agencies. MARAMA's mission is to strengthen the skills and capabilities of member agencies and to help them work together to prevent and reduce air pollution impacts in the Mid-Atlantic Region. MARAMA provides cost-effective approaches to regional collaboration by pooling resources to develop and analyze data, share ideas, and train staff to implement common requirements.

Edward Sabo

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Status Update: New Mid-Level Ethanol Blends  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

New New Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Certification Path, UL Meeting, and Mid-Level Blends Testing (August 2009) to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Status Update: New Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Certification Path, UL Meeting, and Mid-Level Blends Testing (August 2009) on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Status Update: New Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Certification Path, UL Meeting, and Mid-Level Blends Testing (August 2009) on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Status Update: New Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Certification Path, UL Meeting, and Mid-Level Blends Testing (August 2009) on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Status Update: New Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Certification Path, UL Meeting, and Mid-Level Blends Testing

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Other Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Iowa Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Room Air Conditioners: $25 Central Air Conditioners: $100-$200 Heat Pumps: $100-$400 Ground-source Heat Pumps: $1000-$2000 Desuperheaters: $100 Heat Pump Water Heaters: $100 Water Heaters: $50 Washer/Dryer: $50/unit Hard-Wired Light Fixture: $20/fixture Refrigerator: $50 Freezer: $25 Dishwasher: $20 Appliance Recycling: $25-$50/unit

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MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Commercial New Construction  

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

MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Commercial New Construction MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Commercial New Construction Energy-Efficiency Program MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Commercial New Construction Energy-Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Windows, Doors, & Skylights Solar Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Construction rebates: $0.06-$0.19/kWh saved; $0.60-$1.90/therm saved based on % savings from Iowa Energy Code

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MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs |  

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

Appliances & Electronics Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Iowa Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Natural Gas Furnace: $250 - $400 Efficient Furnace Fan Motor: $50 Natural Gas Boiler: $150 - $400 Natural Gas Water Heater: $50 - $300 Programmable thermostat: $20 Provider MidAmerican Energy MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of incentives for residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of eligible homes. The Residential Equipment Brochure on the program web site above provides specific rebate amounts, efficiency requirements and further details. After installing qualifying equipment, customers should submit a completed Equipment Rebate Application and a detailed invoice to MidAmerican. Heating and cooling

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State South Dakota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Electric Water Heaters: $50 Room Air Conditioning Unit: $40 Central Air Conditioning: $150 - $1625 Air-to-Air Heat Pumps: $150 - $1700 Add-on Heat Pumps: $150 - $1700 Provider MidAmerican Energy Company MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of incentives for residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Eligible customers are eligible for rebates on water heaters, air conditioners, air-source heat

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Study of capital requirements for solar energy. Final report, Volume 1. Analysis of the macroeconomic effects of increased solar energy market penetration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report defines the analytical framework for, and presents the results of, a study to determine the macroeconomic effects of increased market penetration of solar energy technologies over the 1977-2000 time period. For the purposes of this document, solar technologies are defined as wind, photovoltaics, ocean thermal electric (OTEC), small-scale (non-utility) hydroelectric and all solar active and passive thermal technologies. This research has been undertaken in support of the National Plan to Accelerate Commercialization (NPAC) of Solar Energy. The capital and operating requirements for three market penetration levels are first determined; the effects of these requirements on economic performance are then estimated using the Hudson-Jorgenson Energy/Economic Model. The analytical design, computational methods, data sources, assumptions and scenario configurations for this analysis are defined in detail. The results of the analysis of the economic impact of solar energy are presented in detail, and the implications of these results are discussed. Appendix A explains the methodology for transforming investment to capital stocks. Appendix B, which is provided in a separate volume, describes the Hudson-Jorgenson Model in greater detail. (WHK)

Pleatsikas, C.J.; Hudson, E.A.; O'Connor, D.C.; Funkhouser, D.H.

1979-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly Confined Tunable Mid-Infrared Plasmonics in Graphene Nanoresonators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Highly Confined Tunable Mid-Infrared Plasmonics in Graphene Nanoresonators Victor W. Brar,, Min observed in the 2-6 THz range, and active graphene plasmonic devices operating in that regime have been explored. However there is great interest in under- standing the properties of graphene plasmons across

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, Distributed Energy Program, Washington, DC 20585 Penn State Department of Architectural EngineeringDEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center Clean Energy Combined Heat & Power Waste Heat Recovery District Energy How You Can Save Energy, Money and the Environment MACEAC

Lee, Dongwon

115

Investigating mid-air pointing interaction for projector phones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Projector phones, mobile phones with built-in projectors, might significantly change the way we are going to use and interact with mobile phones. The potential of combining the mobile and the projected display and further the potential of the mid-air ... Keywords: gesture, pointing, projector phone, selection, target

Christian Winkler; Ken Pfeuffer; Enrico Rukzio

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid-Columbia Coho Salmon Reintroduction Feasibility Project : Environmental Assessment.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Before the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) decides whether to fund a program to reintroduce coho salmon to mid-Columbia River basin tributaries, research is needed to determine the ecological risks and biological feasibility of such an effort. Since the early 1900s, the native stock of coho has been decimated in the tributaries of the middle reach of the Columbia River. The four Columbia River Treaty Tribes identified coho reintroduction in the mid-Columbia as a priority in the Tribal Restoration Plan. It is a comprehensive plan put forward by the Tribes to restore the Columbia River fisheries. In 1996, the Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) recommended the tribal mid-Columbia reintroduction project for funding by BPA. It was identified as one of fifteen high-priority supplementation projects for the Columbia River basin, and was incorporated into the NPPC`s Fish and Wildlife Program. The release of coho from lower Columbia hatcheries into mid-Columbia tributaries is also recognized in the Columbia River Fish Management Plan.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration; Washington (State) Department of Fish and Wildlife; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Unsupervised discovery of mid-level discriminative patches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of this paper is to discover a set of discriminative patches which can serve as a fully unsupervised mid-level visual representation. The desired patches need to satisfy two requirements: 1) to be representative, they need to occur frequently ...

Saurabh Singh; Abhinav Gupta; Alexei A. Efros

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Mechanisms of Mid-Holocene Precipitation Change in the South Pacific Convergence Zone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The variability of the South Pacific convergence zone (SPCZ) during the mid-Holocene is investigated using models archived in the Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project Phase II (PMIP2) database. Relative to preindustrial conditions, mid-...

Damianos F. Mantsis; Benjamin R. Lintner; Anthony J. Broccoli; Myriam Khodri

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air-clad silicon pedestal structures for broadband mid-infrared microphotonics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Toward mid-infrared (mid-IR) silicon microphotonic circuits, we demonstrate broadband on-chip silicon structures, such as: (i) straight and bent waveguides and (ii) beam splitters, utilizing an air-clad pedestal configuration ...

Lin, Pao Tai

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MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs |  

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

Home Weatherization Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info Start Date 1/1/2011 Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State South Dakota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Furnaces: $250-$400 Furnace Fan Motors: $50 Boilers: $150-$400 Water Heaters: $50-$100 Energy Audit: Free including water heater/pipe insulation Building Insulation: 70% or $750 Provider MidAmerican Energy Company MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of incentives for residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes. Eligible customers are eligible for rebates on furnaces, furnace fan motors, boilers, water heaters, air conditioners, air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps and insulation. Customers should see the equipment brochure for more rebate information and

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121

Mid-South Electric Coop Assn | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mid-South Electric Coop Assn Mid-South Electric Coop Assn Place Texas Utility Id 12452 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location TRE NERC ERCOT Yes ISO Ercot Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Area Lighting Service 100 W HPS Lighting Area Lighting Service 175 W MV Lighting Area Lighting Service 250 W Flood Lighting Area Lighting Service 250 W HPS Lighting Area Lighting Service 400 W Flood Lighting Area Lighting Service 400 W HPS Lighting Commercial Service (CS) Commercial Large Commercial Service (LCS) Commercial Residential Service (RS) Single Phase Residential

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Mid Valley Landfill Biomass Facility | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Landfill Biomass Facility Landfill Biomass Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid Valley Landfill Biomass Facility Facility Mid Valley Landfill Sector Biomass Facility Type Landfill Gas Location San Bernardino County, California Coordinates 34.9592083°, -116.419389° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":34.9592083,"lon":-116.419389,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Mid-Atlantic Wind Park | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Park Park Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid-Atlantic Wind Park Facility Mid-Atlantic Wind Park Sector Wind energy Facility Type Offshore Wind Facility Status Proposed Developer NRG Bluewater Wind Location Offshore from Rehoboth Beach DE Coordinates 38.633333°, -74.775° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.633333,"lon":-74.775,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs |  

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

Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Commercial Weatherization Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Nebraska Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Audit: Free Furnaces: $250-$400 Boilers: $150 or $400 Water Heaters: $50 or $100 Provider Remittance MidAmerican Energy offers basic energy efficiency incentives for residential customers in Nebraska to improve the comfort and savings in participating homes. These incentives include gas heating equipment such as boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. Free energy audits are also available

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Posters Parameterization of Thin Mid-Level Stratiform Clouds  

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1 1 Posters Parameterization of Thin Mid-Level Stratiform Clouds S. K. Krueger Department of Meteorology University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Thin mid-level stratiform ("altocumulus") clouds have received little attention from either modelers or observational programs, yet these clouds cover large portions of the earth and significantly affect the radiation fields. Since altocumulus are vertically sub-grid scale in general circulation models (GCMs), they have either been neglected or represented implicitly through a "fractional cloudiness" scheme. Such schemes are not suitable for climate modeling because they lack theoretical foundations that indicate their limits of applicability. The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) program offers an

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MID-IR FORCAST/SOFIA OBSERVATIONS OF M82  

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We present 75'' Multiplication-Sign 75'' size maps of M82 at 6.4 {mu}m, 6.6 {mu}m, 7.7 {mu}m, 31.5 {mu}m, and 37.1 {mu}m with a resolution of {approx}4'' that we have obtained with the mid-IR camera FORCAST on SOFIA. We find strong emission from the inner 60'' ({approx}1 kpc) along the major axis, with the main peak 5'' west-southwest of the nucleus and a secondary peak 4'' east-northeast of the nucleus. The detailed morphology of the emission differs among the bands, which is likely due to different dust components dominating the continuum emission at short mid-IR wavelengths and long mid-IR wavelengths. We include Spitzer-IRS and Herschel/PACS 70 {mu}m data to fit spectral energy distribution templates at both emission peaks. The best-fitting templates have extinctions of A{sub V} = 18 and A{sub V} = 9 toward the main and secondary emission peak and we estimated a color temperature of 68 K at both peaks from the 31 {mu}m and 37 {mu}m measurement. At the emission peaks the estimated dust masses are on the order of 10{sup 4} M{sub Sun }.

Nikola, T.; Herter, T. L.; Adams, J. D.; Gull, G. E.; Henderson, C. P.; Schoenwald, J.; Stacey, G. [Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States); Vacca, W. D.; De Buizer, J. M. [Universities Space Research Association, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 211-3, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Keller, L. D. [Department of Physics, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850 (United States); Morris, M. R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547 (United States); Tielens, A. [Leiden Observatory, P.O. Box 9513, Leiden, 2300 RA (Netherlands)

2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid-Infrared Spectral Diagnostics of Nearby Galaxies  

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The Spitzer Space Telescope is pushing into new frontiers in high redshift astronomy. Closer to home, Spitzer is making an equally large impact on our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution. In this contribution we present mid-infrared diagnostics based largely on data from the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS). Our main result is that these mid-infrared diagnostics effectively constrain a target's dominant power source. The combination of a high ionization line index and PAH strength serves as an efficient discriminant between AGN and star-forming nuclei, confirming progress made with ISO spectroscopy on starbursting and ultraluminous infrared galaxies. The sensitivity of Spitzer allows us to probe fainter nuclei and star-forming regions within galaxy disks. We find that both star-forming nuclei and extranuclear regions stand apart from nuclei that are powered by Seyfert or LINER activity. In fact, we identify areas within three diagnostic diagrams containing >90% Seyfert/LINER nuclei or >90% HII regions/HII nuclei. We also find that, compared to starbursting nuclei, extranuclear regions typically separate even further from AGN, especially for low-metallicity extranuclear environments. In addition, instead of the traditional mid-infrared approach to differentiating between AGN and star-forming sources that utilizes relatively weak high-ionization lines, we show that strong low-ionization cooling lines of X-ray dominated regions like [SiII] 34.82 micron can alternatively be used as excellent discrimants.

Daniel A. Dale; the SINGS Team

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Air-Conditioning Effect Estimation for Mid-Term Forecasts of Tunisian Electricity Consumption  

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: Engineering-industry, secondary: Econometrics. 1 Introduction The electric power mid-term loads forecasting: Estimated annual temperature sensitive electricity load components 3 Mid-term load forecasting StatisticalAir-Conditioning Effect Estimation for Mid-Term Forecasts of Tunisian Electricity Consumption

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Dr. Majumdar Takes ARPA-E Clean Tech Talk to TEDxMidAtlantic Conference |  

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Dr. Majumdar Takes ARPA-E Clean Tech Talk to TEDxMidAtlantic Dr. Majumdar Takes ARPA-E Clean Tech Talk to TEDxMidAtlantic Conference Dr. Majumdar Takes ARPA-E Clean Tech Talk to TEDxMidAtlantic Conference November 29, 2011 - 12:08pm Addthis ARPA-E Director Dr. Arun Majumdar speaks to the audience at the TEDx MidAtlantic Conference in Washington, DC on Oct. 29, 2011. | Courtesy of TEDxMidAtlantic Flickr, Creative Commons license. ARPA-E Director Dr. Arun Majumdar speaks to the audience at the TEDx MidAtlantic Conference in Washington, DC on Oct. 29, 2011. | Courtesy of TEDxMidAtlantic Flickr, Creative Commons license. Alexa McClanahan Communications Support Contractor to ARPA-E What does this mean for me?

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Dr. Majumdar Takes ARPA-E Clean Tech Talk to TEDxMidAtlantic Conference |  

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Dr. Majumdar Takes ARPA-E Clean Tech Talk to TEDxMidAtlantic Dr. Majumdar Takes ARPA-E Clean Tech Talk to TEDxMidAtlantic Conference Dr. Majumdar Takes ARPA-E Clean Tech Talk to TEDxMidAtlantic Conference November 29, 2011 - 12:08pm Addthis ARPA-E Director Dr. Arun Majumdar speaks to the audience at the TEDx MidAtlantic Conference in Washington, DC on Oct. 29, 2011. | Courtesy of TEDxMidAtlantic Flickr, Creative Commons license. ARPA-E Director Dr. Arun Majumdar speaks to the audience at the TEDx MidAtlantic Conference in Washington, DC on Oct. 29, 2011. | Courtesy of TEDxMidAtlantic Flickr, Creative Commons license. Alexa McClanahan Communications Support Contractor to ARPA-E What does this mean for me?

131

NLTE Opacities of Mid- and High-Z Cocktails  

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In this work we report on the development of a new method for computing mid-and high-Z NLTE opacities. A study has been performed using this method to assess the EOS and opacity sensitivities to the radiation field for both single species Au and multi-species SnNb and U{sub 3}Au plasma cocktails with an emphasis on moderately to highly ionized systems. Developed as a benchmark tool to assess both current and future in line NLTE opacity capabilities, we have applied this new approach to assess XSN spectral fidelity for Au at commonly expected NIF hohlraum conditions.

Sherrill, Manolo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Abdallah, Joseph [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Honglin, Zhang [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fontes, Christopher J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kilcrease, David P [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Comparison of laser-based mitigation of fused silica surface damage using mid- versus far-infrared lasers  

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Laser induced growth of optical damage can limit component lifetime and therefore operating costs of large-aperture fusion-class laser systems. While far-infrared (IR) lasers have been used previously to treat laser damage on fused silica optics and render it benign, little is known about the effectiveness of less-absorbing mid-IR lasers for this purpose. In this study, they quantitatively compare the effectiveness and efficiency of mid-IR (4.6 {micro}m) versus far-IR (10.6 {micro}m) lasers in mitigating damage growth on fused silica surfaces. The non-linear volumetric heating due to mid-IR laser absorption is analyzed by solving the heat equation numerically, taking into account the temperature-dependent absorption coefficient {alpha}(T) at {lambda} = 4.6 {micro}m, while far-IR laser heating is well-described by a linear analytic approximation to the laser-driven temperature rise. In both cases, the predicted results agree well with surface temperature measurements based on infrared radiometry, as well as sub-surface fictive temperature measurements based on confocal Raman microscopy. Damage mitigation efficiency is assessed using a figure of merit (FOM) relating the crack healing depth to laser power required, under minimally-ablative conditions. Based on their FOM, they show that for cracks up to at least 500 {micro}m in depth, mitigation with a 4.6 {micro}m mid-IR laser is more efficient than mitigation with a 10.6 {micro}m far-IR laser. This conclusion is corroborated by direct application of each laser system to the mitigation of pulsed laser-induced damage possessing fractures up to 225 {micro}m in depth.

Yang, S T; Matthews, M J; Elhadj, S; Cooke, D; Guss, G M; Draggoo, V G; Wegner, P J

2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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File:EIA-Denver-Mid-GAS.pdf | Open Energy Information  

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Denver-Mid-GAS.pdf Denver-Mid-GAS.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Denver Basin, Middle Part By 2001 Gas Reserve Class Size of this preview: 776 × 600 pixels. Full resolution ‎(6,600 × 5,100 pixels, file size: 10.22 MB, MIME type: application/pdf) Description Denver Basin, Middle Part By 2001 Gas Reserve Class Sources Energy Information Administration Authors Samuel H. Limerick; Lucy Luo; Gary Long; David F. Morehouse; Jack Perrin; Robert F. King Related Technologies Oil, Natural Gas Creation Date 2005-09-01 Extent Regional Countries United States UN Region Northern America States Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 16:55, 20 December 2010 Thumbnail for version as of 16:55, 20 December 2010 6,600 × 5,100 (10.22 MB) MapBot (Talk | contribs) Automated bot upload

134

Essays on finance and macroeconomics  

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This thesis studies the role of the financial system in the amplification and propagation of business cycles. Chapter 1 studies the origin and propagation of balance sheet recessions. I first show that in standard models ...

Di Tella, Sebastian T. (Sebastian Tariacuri)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Essays in macroeconomics and finance  

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The first chapter proposes a model of booms and busts in housing and non-housing consumption driven by the interplay between relatively low interest rates and an expansion of credit, triggered by further decline in interest ...

Mohsenzadeh Kermani, Amir Reza

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Indonesia's Macroeconomic and Trade Performance  

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This paper investigates the links between Indonesia's growth, debt, and trade performances from 1970 to 1990, and it compares Indonesia's performance with countries that have similar characteristics. This descriptive analysis points to the strong influence of oil revenue fluctuations, open capital markets, and exchange rate management on Indonesia's economy. A decomposition analysis of Indonesia's uses of external debt indicates that the financing of current account deficits cannot explain large proportions of rapid debt accumulation after 1970. Finally, Indonesia's real manufactured export growth of at least 28 percent per year during the 1980s rivalled its regional neighbors. Indonesia's experience demonstrates that despite severe external shocks, sensible policy reforms can help developing countries to achieve impressive economic performances. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers is an Assistant Professor at the College of William and

Yana Van Der Meulen Rodgers; Yana Van Der Meulen Rodgers

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Microsoft Word - Lower-MidColumbia-Upgrade-CX.doc  

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3, 2010 3, 2010 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Steve Prickett Project Manager - TEP Proposed Action: Lower Mid-Columbia / Midway-Vantage 230-kV Transmission Line Upgrade Project Budget Information: Work Order #238901 and #231311, Task 03 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6 "Additions or modifications to electric power transmission facilities that would not affect the environment beyond the previously developed facility..." B4.7 Adding fiber optic cable to transmission structures or burying fiber optic cable in existing transmission line rights-of-way. B4.13 "Reconstruction (upgrading or rebuilding) and/or minor relocation of existing electric powerlines

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Mid-Yellowstone Elec Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Yellowstone Elec Coop, Inc Yellowstone Elec Coop, Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid-Yellowstone Elec Coop, Inc Place Montana Utility Id 12463 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location WECC NERC WECC Yes ISO Other Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Farm, Residential, and Public Buildings General Service 1 Phase General Service 3 Phase Irrigation Service > 200 HP Commercial Irrigation Service < 200 HP Commercial Seasonal Services Seasonal Services Security Light 400 watt light Lighting Security Lights 175 watt light Lighting

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Mid States Tool and Machine Inc | Open Energy Information  

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and Machine Inc and Machine Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid States Tool and Machine Inc Place decatur, Indiana Zip 46733 Sector Services Product Provides engineering and manufacturing, testing, delivery, and post-installation on-site services. Coordinates 33.23476°, -97.585979° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.23476,"lon":-97.585979,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Mid America Biodiesel LLC MAB | Open Energy Information  

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Biodiesel LLC MAB Biodiesel LLC MAB Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid-America Biodiesel, LLC (MAB) Place Enfield, Illinois Zip 62835-2328 Product Illinois-based company producing biological products. Coordinates 36.181032°, -77.662805° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.181032,"lon":-77.662805,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Mid-Kansas Electric Company, LLC (MKEC) | Open Energy Information  

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Company, LLC (MKEC) Company, LLC (MKEC) Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid-Kansas Electric Company, LLC (MKEC) Place Kansas Utility Id 56324 Utility Location Yes Ownership W NERC SPP Yes RTO SPP Yes Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Wholesale Marketing Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Controlled Private Area Lighting (Frozen) High Pressure sodium 100 Lighting Controlled Private Area Lighting (Frozen) High Pressure sodium 150 Lighting Controlled Private Area Lighting (Frozen) High Pressure sodium 200 Lighting

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Mid-Carolina Electric Coop Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Electric Coop Inc Electric Coop Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Mid-Carolina Electric Coop Inc Place South Carolina Utility Id 12462 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location SERC NERC SERC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Church Commercial Commercial Commercial Farm Commercial Interruptible Irrigation Commercial LARGE POWER - HIGH LOAD FACTOR Industrial LARGE POWER SERVICE Industrial Outdoor Decorative Lighting 100w HPS A Lighting Outdoor Decorative Lighting 100w HPS B Lighting Outdoor Decorative Lighting 100w HPS C Lighting

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Nuclear Materials Focus Area Fiscal Year 2002 Mid Year Review  

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The Nuclear Materials Focus Area (NMFA) held its annual mid-year review on February 12 and 14, 2002, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The purpose of this review was to examine both the technical aspects and the programmatic aspects of its technology development program. The focus area activities were reviewed by a panel consisting of personnel representing the end users of the technologies, and technical experts in nuclear materials. This year's review was somewhat different than in the past, as the stress was on how well the various projects being managed through the NMFA aligned with the two thrust areas and nine key goals and priorities recently issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for DOE's Office of Environmental Management (EM).

Thiel, E.C.; Fuhrman, P.W.

2002-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Materials Focus Area Fiscal Year 2002 Mid Year Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Nuclear Materials Focus Area (NMFA) held its annual mid-year review on February 12 and 14, 2002, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The purpose of this review was to examine both the technical aspects and the programmatic aspects of its technology development program. The focus area activities were reviewed by a panel consisting of personnel representing the end users of the technologies, and technical experts in nuclear materials. This year's review was somewhat different than in the past, as the stress was on how well the various projects being managed through the NMFA aligned with the two thrust areas and nine key goals and priorities recently issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for DOE's Office of Environmental Management (EM).

Thiel, Elizabeth Chilcote

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid-Infrared Instrumentation for the European Extremely Large Telescope  

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MIDIR is the proposed thermal/mid-IR imager and spectrograph for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). It will cover the wavelength range of 3 to at least 20 microns. Designed for diffraction-limited performance over the entire wavelength range, MIDIR will require an adaptive optics system; a cryogenically cooled system could offer optimal performance in the IR, and this is a critical aspect of the instrument design. We present here an overview of the project, including a discussion of MIDIR's science goals and a comparison with other infrared (IR) facilities planned in the next decade; top level requirements derived from these goals are outlined. We describe the optical and mechanical design work carried out in the context of a conceptual design study, and discuss some important issues to emerge from this work, related to the design, operation and calibration of the instrument. The impact of telescope optical design choices on the requirements for the MIDIR instrument is demonstrated.

S. Kendrew; B. Brandl; R. Lenzen; L. Venema; H. U. Kufl; G. Finger; A. Glasse; R. Stuik

2007-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Order Denying Rehearing: Docket No. 2007-OE-01, Mid-Atlantic...  

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Rehearing: Docket No. 2007-OE-01, Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor; Docket No. 2007-0E-02, Southwest Area National Interest Electric...

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The CO2 Abatement Potential of California's Mid-sized Commerical...  

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mid-sized commercial sites in California (CA), existing tariffs of three major electricity distribution ultilities, and performance data of available technology in 2020,...

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NREL: Technology Transfer - DOE-NREL Launch Mid-size Turbine ...  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer DOE-NREL Launch Mid-size Turbine Development Project October 30, 2009. Since the early 90s, the wind energy ...

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NREL: Technology Transfer - DOE-NREL Launch Mid-size Turbine ...  

DOE-NREL Launch Mid-size Turbine Development Project October 30, 2009. Since the early 90s, the wind energy industry has experienced substantial growth in ...

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Propane: A Mid-heating Season Assessment - U.S. Energy Information ...  

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Propane - A Mid-Heating Season Assessment by David Hinton and Alice Lippert, Petroleum Division, Office of Oil and Gas, Energy Information Administration

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Feasibility study of free-space quantum key distribution in the mid-infrared  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on a feasibility study of a free-space Quantum Key Distribution setup operatingat a mid-infrared wavelength. Alice sends polarization-coded pseudo-single photonsfrom a Quantum Cascade Laser at 4.6 m to Bob, who uses a nonlinear crystal ... Keywords: free-space optics, frequency up-conversion, mid-infrared, quantum key distribution

Guilherme Temporao; Hugo Zibinden; Sebastien Tanzilli; Nicolas Gisin; Thierry Aellen; Marcella Giovannini; Jerome Faist; Jean von der Weid

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MID-INFRARED ULTRAFAST LASER SOURCES FOR COMPACT COHERENT X-RAY SOURCES  

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In this project, we proposed to develop laser based mid-infrared lasers as a potentially robust and reliable source of ultrafast pulses in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum, and to apply this light source to generating bright, coherent, femtosecond-to-attosecond x-ray beams.

Sterling Backus

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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UltraHaptics: Multi-Point Mid-Air Haptic Feedback for Touch Tom Carter1  

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UltraHaptics: Multi-Point Mid-Air Haptic Feedback for Touch Surfaces Tom Carter1 , Sue Ann Seah1 that the system is capable of creating multiple localised points of feedback in mid-air. Through psychophysicalHaptics provides. Author Keywords Haptic feedback; touch screens; interactive tabletops. ACM Classification

Subramanian, Sriram

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Hollow Core Fiber Optics for Mid-Wave and Long-Wave Infrared Spectroscopy  

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Hollow Core Fiber Optics for Mid-Wave and Long-Wave Infrared Spectroscopy Jason M. Kriesel and testing of hollow core glass waveguides (i.e., fiber optics) for use in Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Long related applications, and fiber optics are a key enabling technology needed to improve the utility

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant  

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

MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant Program MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant Program < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Minimum project size for the full $5,000 grant is 20 fixtures; smaller projects will receive a $250 per-fixture grant. Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount Up to $5,000 Provider MidAmerican Energy Company MidAmerican Energy offers grants to munipalities which implement solid-state roadway street lighting upgrades. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to participating entities who install eligible roadway lighting fixtures. Participants must be an Iowa electric governmental customer of

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MidAmerican Energy Co (South Dakota) | Open Energy Information  

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South Dakota South Dakota Utility Id 12341 References Energy Information Administration.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Residential, Base Use - Price Schedule RBD Residential Average Rates Residential: $0.0701/kWh Commercial: $0.0670/kWh Industrial: $0.0403/kWh The following table contains monthly sales and revenue data for MidAmerican Energy Co (South Dakota). Month RES REV (THOUSAND $) RES SALES (MWH) RES CONS COM REV (THOUSAND $) COM SALES (MWH) COM CONS IND_REV (THOUSAND $) IND SALES (MWH) IND CONS OTH REV (THOUSAND $) OTH SALES (MWH) OTH CONS TOT REV (THOUSAND $) TOT SALES (MWH) TOT CONS 2009-03 194.993 2,939.31 3,394 175.381 2,708.24 769 322.555 8,514.71 22 692.929 14,162.26 4,185

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The mid-infrared diameter of W Hydrae  

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Mid-infrared (8-13 microns) interferometric data of W Hya were obtained with MIDI/VLTI between April 2007 and September 2009, covering nearly three pulsation cycles. The spectrally dispersed visibility data of all 75 observations were analyzed by fitting a circular fully limb-darkened disk (FDD) model to all data and individual pulsation phases. Asymmetries were studied with an elliptical FDD. Modeling results in an apparent angular FDD diameter of W Hya of about (80 +/- 1.2) mas (7.8 AU) between 8 and 10 microns, which corresponds to an about 1.9 times larger diameter than the photospheric one. The diameter gradually increases up to (105 +/- 1.2) mas (10.3 AU) at 12 microns. In contrast, the FDD relative flux fraction decreases from (0.85 +/- 0.02) to (0.77 +/- 0.02), reflecting the increased flux contribution from a fully resolved surrounding silicate dust shell. The asymmetric character of the extended structure could be confirmed. An elliptical FDD yields a position angle of (11 +/- 20) deg and an axis ra...

Zhao-Geisler, R; Koehler, R; Lopez, B; Leinert, C

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanosecond Mid-Infrared Detection for Pulse Radiolysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Pulse radiolysis, utilizing electron pulses from accelerators, is the definitive method for adding single positive or negative charges to molecules. It is also among the most effective means for creating free radicals. Such species are particularly important in applications such as redox catalysis relevant to solar energy conversion and advanced nuclear energy systems. Coupled with fast UV-visible detection, pulse radiolysis has become an extremely powerful method for monitoring the kinetics of the subsequent reactions of these species on timescales ranging from picoseconds to seconds. However, in many important contexts the radicals formed are difficult to identify due to their broad and featureless UV-visible absorption spectra. Time-resolved infrared (TRIR) absorption spectroscopy is a powerful structural probe of short-lived intermediates, which allows multiple transient species to be clearly identified and simultaneously monitored in a single process. Unfortunately, due to technical challenges the coupling of fast (sub-millisecond) TRIR with pulse radiolysis has received little attention, being confined to gas-phase studies. Taking advantage of recent developments in mid-IR laser technology, we have recently begun developing nanosecond TRIR detection methodologies for condensed-phase samples at our Laser Electron Accelerator Facility (LEAF). The results of preliminary pulse radiolysis-TRIR investigations on the formation of the one-electron reduced forms of CO{sub 2} reduction catalysts (e.g. see above) and their interactions with CO{sub 2} will be presented.

Grills,D.C.; Preses, J.M.; Wishart, J.F.; Cook, A.R.

2009-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid-infrared optical parametric amplifier using silicon nanophotonic waveguides  

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All-optical signal processing is envisioned as an approach to dramatically decrease power consumption and speed up performance of next-generation optical telecommunications networks. Nonlinear optical effects, such as four-wave mixing (FWM) and parametric gain, have long been explored to realize all-optical functions in glass fibers. An alternative approach is to employ nanoscale engineering of silicon waveguides to enhance the optical nonlinearities by up to five orders of magnitude, enabling integrated chip-scale all-optical signal processing. Previously, strong two-photon absorption (TPA) of the telecom-band pump has been a fundamental and unavoidable obstacle, limiting parametric gain to values on the order of a few dB. Here we demonstrate a silicon nanophotonic optical parametric amplifier exhibiting gain as large as 25.4 dB, by operating the pump in the mid-IR near one-half the band-gap energy (E~0.55eV, lambda~2200nm), at which parasitic TPA-related absorption vanishes. This gain is high enough to comp...

Liu, Xiaoping; Vlasov, Yurii A; Green, William M J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MID-INFRARED SPECTRAL PROPERTIES OF POST-STARBURST QUASARS  

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We present Spitzer InfraRed Spectrograph low-resolution spectra of 16 spectroscopically selected post-starburst quasars (PSQs) at z {approx} 0.3. The optical spectra of these broad-lined active galactic nuclei (AGNs) simultaneously show spectral signatures of massive intermediate-aged stellar populations making them good candidates for studying the connections between AGNs and their hosts. The resulting spectra show relatively strong polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emission features at 6.2 and 11.3 {mu}m and a very weak silicate feature, indicative of ongoing star formation and low dust obscuration levels for the AGNs. We find that the mid-infrared composite spectrum of PSQs has spectral properties between ULIRGs and QSOs, suggesting that PSQs are hybrid AGN and starburst systems as also seen in their optical spectra. We also find that PSQs in early-type host galaxies tend to have relatively strong AGN activities, while those in spiral hosts have stronger PAH emission, indicating more star formation.

Wei Peng; Shang Zhaohui [Astrophysics Center, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300387 (China); Brotherton, Michael S.; Dale, Daniel A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 (United States); Cales, Sabrina L. [Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile); Hines, Dean C. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Ganguly, Rajib [Department of Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI 48502 (United States); Canalizo, Gabriela, E-mail: zshang@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States)

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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MidAmerican Energy Co (Illinois) | Open Energy Information  

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Illinois Illinois Utility Id 12341 References Energy Information Administration.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Rate NO. 10 Residence Electric Service Residential Rate NO. 10 Residence Electric Service Residential Average Rates Commercial: $0.0135/kWh The following table contains monthly sales and revenue data for MidAmerican Energy Co (Illinois). Month RES REV (THOUSAND $) RES SALES (MWH) RES CONS COM REV (THOUSAND $) COM SALES (MWH) COM CONS IND_REV (THOUSAND $) IND SALES (MWH) IND CONS OTH REV (THOUSAND $) OTH SALES (MWH) OTH CONS TOT REV (THOUSAND $) TOT SALES (MWH) TOT CONS 2009-03 3,715.539 48,604.05 75,610 3,009.136 52,899.71 9,170 2,446.37 74,307.41 90 9,171.045 175,811.17 84,870

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Preparation of northern mid-continent petroleum atlas  

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Project will develop a prototype for a digital and hard-copy atlas of petroleum fields and reservoirs in the northern Mid-continent region. A limited number of reservoirs in Kansas are to be included in the prototype project, but the goal is to expand beyond the prototype atlas to include significant reservoirs representing the major plays in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, the Williston basin portion of Montana, the Denver-Julesburg basin of eastern Colorado and southeastern Colorado. Primary products of the prototype atlas will be on-line accessible digital data bases covering two selected petroleum plays in Kansas. `Pages` and data schema for the first field studies of the atlas have been developed and are accessible through the World-Wide-Web. The atlas structure includes access to geologic, geophysical and production information at levels from the regional, to the field to the individual well. Several approaches have been developed that provide efficient and flexible screening and search procedures. The prototype of the digital atlas is accessible through the Kansas Geological Survey Petroleum Research Section (PRS) HomePage (The Universal Resource Locator [URL] is http://www.kgs. ukans.edu/PRS/PRS.html). The DPA HomePage is available directly at http://www.kg.ukans.edu/DPA/dpaHome.html. Technology transfer is underway through the use of monthly electronic updates and the on- line availability of DPA products. Quarterly Progress Reports are posted on the digital Petroleum Atlas HomePage.

Gerhard, L.C.; Carr, T.R.; Watney, W.L.

1996-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measures of effectiveness for BMD mid-course tracking on MIMD massively parallel computers  

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The TRC code, a mid-course tracking code for ballistic missiles, has previously been implemented on a 1024-processor MIMD (Multiple Instruction -- Multiple Data) massively parallel computer. Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) for this algorithm have been developed for this computing environment. The MOE code is run in parallel with the TRC code. Particularly useful MOEs include the number of missed objects (real objects for which the TRC algorithm did not construct a track); of ghost tracks (tracks not corresponding to a real object); of redundant tracks (multiple tracks corresponding to a single real object); and of unresolved objects (multiple objects corresponding to a single track). All of these are expressed as a function of time, and tend to maximize during the time in which real objects are spawned (multiple reentry vehicles per post-boost vehicle). As well, it is possible to measure the track-truth separation as a function of time. A set of calculations is presented illustrating these MOEs as a function of time for a case with 99 post-boost vehicles, each of which spawns 9 reentry vehicles.

VanDyke, J.P.; Tomkins, J.L.; Furnish, M.D.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE CO2 ABATEMENT POTENTIAL OF CALIFORNIA'S MID-SIZED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is working with the California Energy Commission (CEC) todetermine the potential role of commercial sector distributed generation (DG) with combined heat and power (CHP) capability deployment in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions. CHP applications at large industrial sites are well known, and a large share of their potential has already been harvested. In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to the potential of medium-sized commercial buildings, i.e. ones with peak electric loads ranging from 100 kW to 5 MW. We examine how this sector might implement DG with CHP in cost minimizing microgrids that are able to adopt and operate various energy technologies, such as solar photovoltaics (PV), on-site thermal generation, heat exchangers, solar thermal collectors, absorption chillers, and storage systems. We apply a mixed-integer linear program (MILP) that minimizes a site?s annual energy costs as its objective. Using 138 representative mid-sized commercial sites in California (CA), existing tariffs of three major electricity distribution ultilities, and performance data of available technology in 2020, we find the GHG reduction potential for this CA commercial sector segment, which represents about 35percent of total statewide commercial sector sales. Under the assumptions made, in a reference case, this segment is estimated to be capable of economically installing 1.4 GW of CHP, 35percent of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) statewide 4 GW goal for total incremental CHP deployment by 2020. However, because CARB?s assumed utilization is far higher than is found by the MILP, the adopted CHP only contributes 19percent of the CO2 target. Several sensitivity runs were completed. One applies a simple feed-in tariff similar to net metering, and another includes a generous self-generation incentive program (SGIP) subsidy for fuel cells. The feed-in tariff proves ineffective at stimulating CHP deployment, while the SGIP buy down is more powerful. The attractiveness of CHP varies widely by climate zone and service territory, but in general, hotter inlandareas and San Diego are the more attractive regions because high cooling loads achieve higher equipment utilization. Additionally, large office buildings are surprisingly good hosts for CHP, so large office buildings in San Diego and hotter urban centers emerge as promising target hosts. Overall the effect on CO2 emissions is limited, never exceeding 27 percent of the CARB target. Nonetheless, results suggest that the CO2 emissions abatement potential of CHP in mid-sized CA buildings is significant, and much more promising than is typically assumed.

Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Cardoso, Goncalo; Lipman, Tim; Megel, Olivier; Ganguly, Srirupa; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy

2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

165

A Search for Mid-Infrared Emission from Hot Molecular Core Candidates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present here mid-infrared images of seven sites of water maser emission thought to be associated with the hot molecular core (HMC) phase of massive star formation. Observations were obtained at the NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility 3-m, the Gemini 8-m, and Keck II 10-m telescopes. We have detected mid-infrared sources at the locations of two HMC candidates, G11.94-0.62 and G45.07-0.13. We observed G19.61-0.23 and G34.26+0.15, each of which have HMCs previously detected in the mid-infrared. We did not detect mid-infrared emission from either HMC source, and we place new upper limits on the mid-infrared flux densities for these HMCs that are much lower than their previously reported flux densities. We were able to obtain extremely accurate astrometry for our mid-infrared images of G9.62+0.19, and conclude that the mid-infrared emission thought to be coming from the HMC in this field is in fact coming from a different source altogether.

James M. De Buizer; James T. Radomski; Charles M. Telesco; Robert K. Pina

2003-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program |  

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

MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Industrial Institutional Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Construction Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Insulation: 70% of cost; ebates exceeding $10,000 require preapproval Variable-Speed Drives: 70% of cost Custom: All project installations with rebates exceeding $20,000 require on-site verification Program Info State Illinois Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount

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Mid-air Pan-and-Zoom on Wall-sized Displays Mathieu Nancel1,2  

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, Mid-air interaction techniques. ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2 Information InterfacesMid-air Pan-and-Zoom on Wall-sized Displays Mathieu Nancel1,2 Julie Wagner2,1 Emmanuel Pietriga2 of remote pointing, we identified three key factors for the design of mid-air pan-and-zoom techniques: uni

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Renewable Resources: a national catalog of model projects. Volume 2. Mid-American Solar Energy Complex Region  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This compilation of diverse conservation and renewable energy projects across the United States was prepared through the enthusiastic participation of solar and alternate energy groups from every state and region. Compiled and edited by the Center for Renewable Resources, these projects reflect many levels of innovation and technical expertise. In many cases, a critique analysis is presented of how projects performed and of the institutional conditions associated with their success or failure. Some 2000 projects are included in this compilation; most have worked, some have not. Information about all is presented to aid learning from these experiences. The four volumes in this set are arranged in state sections by geographic region, coinciding with the four Regional Solar Energy Centers. The table of contents is organized by project category so that maximum cross-referencing may be obtained. This volume includes information on the Mid-American Solar Energy Complex Region. (WHK)

None

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0465: Pepco Holdings, Inc. Mid-Atlantic Power Path (MAPP) Project,  

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

EIS-0465: Pepco Holdings, Inc. Mid-Atlantic Power Path (MAPP) EIS-0465: Pepco Holdings, Inc. Mid-Atlantic Power Path (MAPP) Project, Prince George's, Calvert, and Wicomico Counties, Maryland, and Sussex County, Delaware EIS-0465: Pepco Holdings, Inc. Mid-Atlantic Power Path (MAPP) Project, Prince George's, Calvert, and Wicomico Counties, Maryland, and Sussex County, Delaware Summary Pepco Holdings, Inc., cancelled its proposed Phase II of the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway transmission line project and DOE cancelled preparation of an EIS on the potential environmental impacts of a proposed federal loan guarantee for the project. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time. Documents Available for Download March 4, 2011 EIS-0465: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

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Mid-Atlantic Region Combined Heat and Power Projects | Department of Energy  

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

Mid-Atlantic Region Combined Heat and Power Projects Mid-Atlantic Region Combined Heat and Power Projects Mid-Atlantic Region Combined Heat and Power Projects November 1, 2013 - 11:40am Addthis DOE's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) have compiled a select number of combined heat and power (CHP) project profiles, which are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Mid-Atlantic www.midatlanticCHPTAP.org Jim Freihaut Pennsylvania State University 814-863-0083 jdf11@psu.edu Delaware View Energy and Environmental Analysis Inc.'s (EEA) database of all known CHP installations in Delaware. District of Columbia View EEA's database of all known CHP installations in the District of Columbia. Maryland Baltimore Refuse Energy Co., Baltimore View EEA's database of all known CHP installations in Maryland. New Jersey View EEA's database of all known CHP installations in New Jersey.

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant Program (Iowa) No revision has been approved for this page. It is currently under review by our subject matter experts. Jump to: navigation, search Summary Last modified on November 9, 2012. Financial Incentive Program Place Iowa Additional Place applies to MidAmerican Energy Name MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant Program Incentive Type Utility Grant Program Applicable Sector Local Government Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Induction Lighitng, LED Lighting Active Incentive Yes Implementing Sector Utility Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs Amount Up to $5,000 Equipment Requirements Fixtures must have an efficiency rating equal to or greater than 66 lumens per watt as tested under Illuminating Engineering Society of North America LM-79-08 testing to qualify for a grant.

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DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest  

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

Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 - 2:50pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin M. Kolevar today announced the Department's designation of two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (National Corridors) -- the Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor, and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. These corridors include areas in two of the Nation's most populous regions with growing electricity congestion problems. The Department based its designations on data and

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DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest  

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

Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin M. Kolevar today announced the Department's designation of two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (National Corridors) -- the Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor, and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. These corridors include areas in two of the Nation's most populous regions with growing electricity congestion problems. The Department based its designations on data and analysis

174

Mid-Level Vision and Recognition of Non-Rigid Objects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We address mid-level vision for the recognition of non-rigid objects. We align model and image using frame curves - which are object or "figure/ground" skeletons. Frame curves are computed, without discontinuities, ...

Subirana-Vilanova, J. Brian

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Air Quality Forecasts in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Current Practice and Benchmark Skill  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Air quality forecasts for the mid-Atlantic region (including the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia) began in 1992. These forecasts were issued to the public beginning in 1995 and predict daily peak O3 ...

William F. Ryan; Charles A. Piety; Eric D. Luebehusen

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

An Integrated Approach to Mid- and Upper-Level Turbulence Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automated procedure for forecasting mid- and upper-level turbulence that affects aircraft is described. This procedure, termed the Graphical Turbulence Guidance system, uses output from numerical weather prediction model forecasts to derive ...

R. Sharman; C. Tebaldi; G. Wiener; J. Wolff

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Development of a Discriminant Analysis Mixed Precipitation (DAMP) Forecast Model for Mid-Atlantic Winter Storms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The frequency of wintry mix precipitationfreezing rain and ice pelletsis considerable in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Despite the fact that the general conditions necessary to support the various winter precipitation types ...

J. Dustin Hux; Paul C. Knappenberger; Patrick J. Michaels; Philip J. Stenger; Hugh D. Cobb III; Michael P. Rusnak

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Mid-Infrared Single-Photon Detection Using Superconducting Nanowires Integrated with Nano-Antennae  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present some major challenges of mid-infrared superconducting nanowire single-photon detector technology and our device design with nano-antenna integration to address these challenges.

Berggren, Karl K.

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Intrinsic Nonlinearity and Spectral Structure of Internal Tides at an Idealized Mid-Atlantic Bight Shelfbreak  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To quantify dynamical aspects of internal tide generation at the Mid-Atlantic Bight shelfbreak, this study employs an idealized ocean model initialized by climatological summertime stratification and forced by monochromatic barotropic tidal ...

Weifeng G. Zhang; Timothy F. Duda

180

Avionics and control system development for mid-air rendezvous of two unmanned aerial vehicles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A flight control system was developed to achieve mid-air rendezvous of two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a part of the Parent Child Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (PCUAV) project at MIT and the Draper Laboratory. A lateral ...

Park, Sanghyuk, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Interactions between mantle plumes and mid-ocean ridges : constraints from geophysics, geochemistry, and geodynamical modeling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis studies interactions between mid-ocean ridges and mantle plumes using geophysics, geochemistry, and geodynamical modeling. Chapter 1 investigates the effects of the Marion and Bouvet hotspots on the ultra-slow ...

Georgen, Jennifer E

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Documenting Storm Severity in the Mid-Atlantic Region Using Lightning and Radar Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Storm severity in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States is examined using lightning, radar, and model-derived information. Automated Warning Decision Support System (WDSS) procedures are developed to create grids of lightning and radar ...

Scott D. Rudlosky; Henry E. Fuelberg

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Comparative analysis of automotive powertrain choices for the near to mid-term future  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis attempts a technological assessment of automotive powertrain technologies for the near to mid term future. The powertrain types to be assessed include naturally aspirated gasoline engines, turbocharged gasoline ...

Kasseris, Emmanuel P

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Mid-Latitude Mesoscale Temperature Variability in Six Multiship XBT Surveys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We discuss the spatial character of mesoscale temperature variability as observed in six midlatitude multiship expendable bathythermograph (XBT) surveys, two from the North Pacific and four from the North Atlantic. These surveys sample mid-ocean ...

D. E. Harrison; W. J. Emergy; J. P. Dugan; Bo-Cheng Li

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Feasibility-study for space-based transit photometry using mid-sized nanosatellites  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The photometric precision needed to measure a transit of small planets cannot be achieved by taking observations from the ground, so observations must be made from space. Mid-sized nanosatellites can provide a low-cost ...

Bowens-Rubin, Rachel (Rachel A.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

"1. Walter Scott Energy Center","Coal","MidAmerican Energy Co",1660  

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

Iowa" Iowa" "1. Walter Scott Energy Center","Coal","MidAmerican Energy Co",1660 "2. George Neal North","Coal","MidAmerican Energy Co",957 "3. Louisa","Coal","MidAmerican Energy Co",746 "4. Ottumwa","Coal","Interstate Power and Light Co",696 "5. George Neal South","Coal","MidAmerican Energy Co",645 "6. Duane Arnold Energy Center","Nuclear","NextEra Energy Duane Arnold LLC",601 "7. Emery Station","Gas","Interstate Power and Light Co",518 "8. Greater Des Moines","Gas","MidAmerican Energy Co",496 "9. Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm","Other Renewables","Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm I, LLC",300

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Generic Model of SH-LED for Mid-infrared (2-5m) Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a physics based model of a P+-InAs0.36Sb0.20P0.44/ n0-InAs/n+-InAs single heterostructure light emitting diode (SH-LED) suitable for use as source in gas detection and futuristic optical fiber communication systems in the mid-infrared ... Keywords: Gas instrumentation, Optical fiber communication, Light emitting diode, Mid-infrared, Single heterostructure

Sanjeev; P. Chakrabarti

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two Case Studies of the Transport of Dust Storm Aerosol and the Potential for Incorporation into Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To investigate the hypothesis that dust storms enhanced the calcium concentrations in precipitation in the mid-1950s, two case studies were performed for major dust events in the southern Plains of the United States during March and April of ...

Kevin G. Doty; Richard G. Semonin

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Economic Modeling of Mid-Term Electric Generation Scenarios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The type and stringency of environmental mandates and carbon regulation in the next 10 years continue to be a topic of substantial uncertainty and debate. This study applies a model-based approach for exploring the potential magnitude of shifts in electric generation trends that could occur over a broad range of future environmental regulatory outcomes. Cases examined include a path of stringent environmental regulations, a high cost carbon policy, and their combination. This study is a follow-on modelin...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0425: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration, Washington | Department of Energy  

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

25: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration, Washington 25: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration, Washington EIS-0425: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration, Washington Summary 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 north central Washington State.

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Application of scanning mid-IR-laser microscopy for characterization of semiconductor materials for photovoltaics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The scanning mid-IR-laser microscopy was previously demonstrated as an effective tool for characterization of different semiconductor crystals. Now the technique has been successfully applied for the investigation of CZ SixGe1-x -- a promising material for photovoltaics - and multicrystalline silicon for solar cells. In addition, this technique was shown to be appropriate for imaging of polishing-induced defects as well as such huge defects as "pin holes". Besides, previously unexplained "anomalous" (cubic power) dependence of signal of the scanning mid-IR-laser microscope in the optical-beam-induced light scattering mode on the photoexcitation power obtained for mechanically polished samples has now been attributed to the excess carrier scattering on charged linear defects, likely dislocation lines. The conclusion is made in the article that the scanning mid-IR-laser microscopy may serve as very effective tool for defect investigations in materials for modern photovoltaics.

Kalinushkin, V P; Yuryev, V A; 10.1016/S0927-0248(00)00076-3

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Bassett Mechanical Explores Mid-size Wind Market | Department of Energy  

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

Bassett Mechanical Explores Mid-size Wind Market Bassett Mechanical Explores Mid-size Wind Market Bassett Mechanical Explores Mid-size Wind Market May 7, 2010 - 10:07am Addthis Bassett employees work on embedment (anchor) rings for the wind turbine foundations. Bassett just received a 48C tax credit to invest in capital equipment for wind turbine tower manufacturing.| Photo courtesy Bassett Mechanical Bassett employees work on embedment (anchor) rings for the wind turbine foundations. Bassett just received a 48C tax credit to invest in capital equipment for wind turbine tower manufacturing.| Photo courtesy Bassett Mechanical Lindsay Gsell About five years ago, Wisconsin's Bassett Mechanical began branching into renewable energy. The nearly 75-year-old company started producing components used to anchor the towers of wind turbines to their foundations.

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MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program |  

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

MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Industrial Institutional Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Other Construction Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Insulation: 70% of cost Program Info State Illinois Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Furnaces: $250-$350 Boilers: $100-$400 Water Heaters: $50 Programmable Thermostats: $20 Cooking Equipment: Varies widely Attic/Roof/Ceiling Insulation: $0.015/R-value increase per sq. ft. Sidewall Insulation: $0.01/R-value increase per sq. ft.

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MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program |  

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

MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Furnaces: $250-$400 Fan Motors for Natural Gas Furnaces: $50 Boilers: $150-$400 or $0.80/MBtuh x $0.20/TE over 82 Water Heaters/Tankless Water Heaters: $50-$300 or $0.80/MBtuh x $0.20/TE over 85 Programmable Thermostats: $20

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EIS-0425: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration, Washington | Department of Energy  

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

EIS-0425: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration, Washington EIS-0425: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration, Washington EIS-0425: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration, Washington Summary 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 north central Washington State.

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Order Denying Rehearing: Docket No. 2007-OE-01, Mid-Atlantic Area National  

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

Order Denying Rehearing: Docket No. 2007-OE-01, Mid-Atlantic Area Order Denying Rehearing: Docket No. 2007-OE-01, Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor; Docket No. 2007-0E-02, Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Order Denying Rehearing: Docket No. 2007-OE-01, Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor; Docket No. 2007-0E-02, Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor For the reasons set forth herein, it is hereby ordered that: A. In Docket No. 2007-OE-01, the applications for rehearing and stay are denied. Any party to thisproceeding that submitted a timely application for rehearing and is aggrieved by the Report and Order and this Order may seek judicial review in a United States Circuit Court of Appeals pursuant to

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program |  

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

MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Water Heating Maximum Rebate See applicable program brochure on program website for maximum rebate levels Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount CFL Lamp: up to $2/lamp CFL Fixture (Hardwired): $20/fixture T5/T8 Fluorescent Lighting: $6-$42/fixture

198

MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Residential EnergyAdvantage Loan  

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Gas and Electric) - Residential EnergyAdvantage Gas and Electric) - Residential EnergyAdvantage Loan Program MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Residential EnergyAdvantage Loan Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Other Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate not specified Program Info Start Date 1/1/2011 State Iowa Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount Joint check payable to customer and dealer Provider MidAmerican Energy MidAmerican Energy's EnergyAdvantage Financing Program, in partnership with First American Bank, offers Iowa residential energy customers below-prime

199

Quantifying transport between the tropical and mid-latitude lower stratosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Airborne in situ observations of molecules with a wide range of lifetimes (methane, nitrous oxide, reactive nitrogen, ozone, chlorinated halocarbons, and halon-1211), used in a tropical tracer model, show that mid-latitude air is entrained into the tropical lower stratosphere within about 13.5 months; transport is faster in the reverse direction. Because exchange with the tropics is slower than global photochemical models generally assume, ozone at mid-latitudes appears to be more sensitive to elevated levels of industrial chlorine than is currently predicted. Nevertheless, about 45 percent of air in the tropical ascent region at 21 kilometers is of mid-latitude origin, implying that emissions from supersonic aircraft could reach the middle stratosphere. 49 refs., 5 figs.

Volk, C.M.; Dutton, G.S.; Gilligan, J.M. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO (United States)] [and others

1996-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

200

Energy Landscapes: Coal Canals, Oil Pipelines, Electricity Transmission Wires in the Mid-Atlantic, 1820-1930.  

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??Coal canals, oil pipelines, and electricity transmission wires transformed the built environment of the American mid-Atlantic region between 1820 and 1930. By transporting coal, oil, (more)

Jones, Christopher F.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind: December 2007 - October 31, 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report examines the status, restrainers, drivers, and estimated development potential of mid-scale (10 kW - 5000 kW) distributed wind energy projects.

Kwartin, R.; Wolfrum, A.; Granfield, K.; Kagel, A.; Appleton, A.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Mid-infrared nanoantenna arrays on silicon and CaF2 substrates for sensing applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on the fabrication and systematic characterization of nanoantenna arrays with several different geometries realized both on standard silicon (Si) substrates and Calcium Fluoride (CaF"2) substrates aimed at the realization of a mid-Infrared ... Keywords: FTIR, Microfluidic devices, Nanoantenna arrays, Plasmon resonance

L. Businaro; O. Limaj; V. Giliberti; M. Ortolani; A. Di Gaspare; G. Grenci; G. Ciasca; A. Gerardino; A. De Ninno; S. Lupi

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

StrikeAPose: revealing mid-air gestures on public displays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate how to reveal an initial mid-air gesture on interactive public displays. This initial gesture can serve as gesture registration for advanced operations. We propose three strategies to reveal the initial gesture: spatial division, temporal ... Keywords: field study, initial gesture, public displays, revelation

Robert Walter; Gilles Bailly; Jrg Mller

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Pacific Climate Change and ENSO Activity in the Mid-Holocene  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors argue that a reduction to the stochastic forcing of the El NioSouthern Oscillation (ENSO) wrought by Pacific-wide climate changes in response to mid-Holocene (6000 BP) orbital forcing is a viable hypothesis for the observed ...

J. C. H. Chiang; Y. Fang; P. Chang

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Department Chair/Equivalent Unit Director Mid-appointment Review Cover Sheet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Department Chair/Equivalent Unit Director Mid-appointment Review Cover Sheet The review committee:______________________________________________________________________________ 1. A copy of the committee report has been given to the department chair/equivalent unit director. 2. The committee has discussed its report with the department chair/ equivalent unit director. 3. A copy

206

A Pb isotope record of mid-Atlantic US atmospheric Pb emissions in Chesapeake Bay sediments  

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A Pb isotope record of mid-Atlantic US atmospheric Pb emissions in Chesapeake Bay sediments Franco Marcantonio a,*, Andrew Zimmerman b,1 , Yingfeng Xu a , Elizabeth Canuel b a Department of Geology, Institute analyzed sediments from three sites in the mesohaline portion of Chesapeake Bay (CB) for Pb isotopes

207

Observations of the mid-mantle discontinuity beneath Indonesia from S to P converted waveforms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Observations of the mid-mantle discontinuity beneath Indonesia from S to P converted waveforms a coherent discontinuity structure beneath Indonesia. Analysis of data recorded by three regional arrays from Indonesia from S to P converted waveforms, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L04302, doi:10.1029/2005GL025106. 1

Kawakatsu, Hitoshi

208

Room-temperature mid-infrared laser sensor for trace gas detection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, and pipeline leak detection. Applications such as landfill emissions monitoring require measurements of gasRoom-temperature mid-infrared laser sensor for trace gas detection Thomas To¨ pfer, Konstantin P. Petrov, Yasuharu Mine, Dieter Jundt, Robert F. Curl, and Frank K. Tittel Design and operation

209

Model Estimates of M2 Internal Tide Generation over Mid-Atlantic Ridge Topography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The conversion of barotropic to baroclinic M2 tidal energy is examined for a section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the Brazil Basin using a primitive equation model. Model runs are made with different horizontal smoothing (1.5, 6, and 15 km) ...

N. V. Zilberman; J. M. Becker; M. A. Merrifield; G. S. Carter

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

The Origin of Low-Frequency Oscillations in the Southern Mid-Atlantic Bight  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distinct offshore and upward phase propagation at periods of 12 and 24 days was previously observed in the horizontal flow field on the outer shelf in the southern Mid-Atlantic Bight during the Shelf Edge Exchange Processes Experiment in spring ...

Kuo-Hsu Su; Ping-Tung Shaw; Leonard J. Pietrafesa

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Soap: a Pointing Device that Works in Mid-Air Patrick Baudisch, Mike Sinclair, and Andrew Wilson  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Soap: a Pointing Device that Works in Mid-Air Patrick Baudisch, Mike Sinclair, and Andrew Wilson,sinclair,awilson@.microsoft.com} ABSTRACT Soap is a pointing device based on hardware found in a mouse, yet works in mid-air. Soap consists. ACM Classification: H5.2 [Information interfaces and presentation]: User Interfaces. Input devices

Baudisch, Patrick

212

90.1 Prototype Building Models Mid-rise Apartment | Building Energy Codes  

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

Mid-rise Apartment Mid-rise Apartment The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

213

Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind  

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Analysis of the Technical and Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind December 2007 - October 31, 2008 R. Kwartin, A. Wolfrum, K. Granfield, A. Kagel, and A. Appleton ICF International Fairfax, Virginia Subcontract Report NREL/SR-500-44280 December 2008 An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind December 2007 - October 31, 2008 R. Kwartin, A. Wolfrum, K. Granfield, A. Kagel, and A. Appleton ICF International Fairfax, Virginia NREL Technical Monitor: T. Forsyth Prepared under Subcontract No. AAM-8-89001-01 Subcontract Report NREL/SR-500-44280 December 2008 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

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Solid-State Lighting Issue 24: Scientific Literature (Mid-July to  

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15/2004 15/2004 | Credits and Disclaimer | ISSUE 24: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (Mid-July to Mid-September 2004) From the Technical Literature The material in this section is selected from scientific and technical papers that became available during the reporting time period. Links to online abstracts are provided. Most online abstracts are freely accessible to the public. A few require journal subscriptions or memberships, and are noted as such. The technical literature section is roughly organized by subject area and, within subjects, alphabetically by institution of the lead author. Use the links below to go directly to a section. A. Materials and Device Fabrication B. Materials and Device Design Properties C. Packaging and Reliability D. Other LED Lighting

215

FTCP FY09 Operational Plan GOAL 2 White Paper - Mid-level Recruitment Programs  

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

White Paper White Paper Topic: Identifying and documenting mid-level recruitment programs. Issue: Due to increasing attrition rates of senior technical staff, a large percentage of Site Office positions are in need of both knowledge management and succession planning programs to ensure the continuity of DOE's mission. A long term strategy has been to identify entry level talent that could work along side experienced technical personnel to build the competencies necessary for our mission critical positions while filling forecasted skill gaps. As a result, Site Offices find it very difficult to identify a short term strategy that can identify and place new, mid-level employees into positions requiring the immediate application of mature technical skills.

216

Supplement Analysis for the Mid-Columbia Coho Reintroduction Feasibility Project EA - New Acclimation Sites  

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

November 18, 2002 November 18, 2002 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Mid-Columbia Coho Reintroduction Feasibility Project EA (DOE/EA-1282/SA-03) L. Hermeston - KEWL-4 TO: Fish and Wildlife Project Manager Proposed Action: New acclimation sites Project No: 1996-040-00 Location: Upper Wenatchee watershed, Chelan County, Washington Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Yakama Nation Description of the Proposed Action: BPA is funding ongoing studies, research, and artificial production of coho salmon in the Wenatchee and Methow river basins. BPA analyzed environmental impacts of these activities in the Mid-Columbia Coho Reintroduction Feasibility Project Final EA, completed in April 1999 (DOE/EA-1282). Supplemental Analyses (DOE/EA-

217

Solid-State Lighting Issue 27: Scientific Literature (Mid February 2005 to  

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9/2005 9/2005 | Credits and Disclaimer | ISSUE 27: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (Mid February 2005 to Mid May 2005) From the Technical Literature The material in this section is selected from scientific and technical papers that became available during the reporting time period. Links to online abstracts are provided. Most online abstracts are freely accessible to the public. A few require journal subscriptions or memberships, and are noted as such. The technical literature section is roughly organized by subject area and, within subjects, alphabetically by institution of the lead author. Use the links below to go directly to a section. A. Materials and Device Fabrication B. Materials and Device Design Properties C. Packaging and Reliability D. Other LED Lighting

218

THE CONTRIBUTION OF TP-AGB STARS TO THE MID-INFRARED COLORS OF NEARBY GALAXIES  

SciTech Connect

We study the mid-infrared color space of 30 galaxies from the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS) survey for which Sloan Digital Sky Survey data are also available. We construct two-color maps for each galaxy and compare them to results obtained from combining Maraston evolutionary synthesis models, galactic thermally pulsating asymptotic giant branch (TP-AGB) colors, and smooth star formation histories. For most of the SINGS sample, the spatially extended mid-IR emission seen by Spitzer in normal galaxies is consistent with our simple model in which circumstellar dust from TP-AGB stars dominates at 8 and 24 {mu}m. There is a handful of exceptions that we identify as galaxies that have high star formation rates presumably with star formation histories that cannot be assumed to be smooth, or anemic galaxies, which were depleted of their H I at some point during their evolution and have very low ongoing star formation rates.

Chisari, Nora E. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, 4 Ivy Lane, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Kelson, Daniel D., E-mail: nchisari@astro.princeton.edu [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Science, 813 Santa Barbara St., Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

219

Detecting vegetation-precipitation feedbacks in mid-Holocene North Africa from two climate models  

SciTech Connect

Using two climate-vegetation model simulations from the Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model (FOAM) and the Community Climate System Model (CCSM, version 2), we investigate vegetation-precipitation feedbacks across North Africa during the mid-Holocene. From mid-Holocene snapshot runs of FOAM and CCSM2, we detect a negative feedback at the annual timescale with our statistical analysis. Using the Monte- Carlo bootstrap method, the annual negative feedback is further confirmed to be significant in both simulations. Additional analysis shows that this negative interaction is partially caused by the competition between evaporation and transpiration in North African grasslands. Furthermore, we find the feedbacks decrease with increasing timescales, and change signs from positive to negative at increasing timescales in FOAM. The proposed mechanism for this sign switch is associated with the different persistent timescales of upper and lower soil water contents, and their interactions with vegetation and atmospheric precipitation.

Wang, Yi; Notaro, Michael; Liu, Zhengyu; Gallimore, Robert; Levis, Samuel; Kutzbach, John E.

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

220

An analysis on the mid-latitude scintillation and coherence frequency bandwidth using transionospheric VHF signals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis was perfonned on the mid-latitude scintillation and coherence frequency bandwidth (Fcoh) using transionospheric VHF signal data. The data include 1062 events spanning from November 1997 to June 2002. Each event records FORTE satellite received VHF signals from LAPP located at Los Alamos, New Mexico. Fcohs were derived to study scintillation characteristics on diurnal and seasonal variations, as well as changes due to solar and geomagnetic activities. Comparisons to the VHFIUHF coherence frequency bandwidth studies previously reported at equatorial and mid-latitude regions are made using a 4th power frequency dependence relationship. Furthennore, a wideband ionospheric scintillation model, WBMOD, was used to estimate Fcohs and compared with our VHF Fcoh values. Our analysis indicates mid-latitude scintillation characteristics that are not previously revealed. At the VHF bottom frequency range (3035 MHz), distinguished smaller Fcohs are found in time period from sunset to midnight, in wann season from May to August, and in low solar activity years. The effects of geomagnetic storm activity on Fcoh are characterized by a sudden transition at a Kp index of 50-60. Comparisons with median Fcohs estimated from other studies validated our VHF Fcohs for daytime while an order of magnitude larger Fcohs are found for nighttime, implying a time-dependent issue in applying the 4th order power relationship. Furthermore, comparisons with WBMOD-estimated Fcohs indicated generally matched median scintillation level estimates while differences do exist for those events undergoing high geomagnetic stonn activity which may imply underestimates of scintillation level by the WBMOD in the mid-latitude regions.

Juang, Zhen [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Roussel-dupre, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Mid-Continent Carbon Capture, Sequestration & Enhanced Oil Recovery Project  

SciTech Connect

A consortium of research partners led by the Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration and industry partners, including CAP CO2 LLC, Blue Source LLC, Coffeyville Resources, Nitrogen Fertilizers LLC, Ash Grove Cement Company, Kansas Ethanol LLC, Headwaters Clean Carbon Services, Black & Veatch, and Schlumberger Carbon Services, conducted a feasibility study of a large-scale CCS commercialization project that included large-scale CO{sub 2} sources. The overall objective of this project, entitled the 'Integrated Mid-Continent Carbon Capture, Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery Project' was to design an integrated system of US mid-continent industrial CO{sub 2} sources with CO{sub 2} capture, and geologic sequestration in deep saline formations and in oil field reservoirs with concomitant EOR. Findings of this project suggest that deep saline sequestration in the mid-continent region is not feasible without major financial incentives, such as tax credits or otherwise, that do not exist at this time. However, results of the analysis suggest that enhanced oil recovery with carbon sequestration is indeed feasible and practical for specific types of geologic settings in the Midwestern U.S.

Brian McPherson

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

222

"1. Hay Road","Gas","Calpine Mid-Atlantic Generation LLC",1130  

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

Delaware" Delaware" "1. Hay Road","Gas","Calpine Mid-Atlantic Generation LLC",1130 "2. Indian River Operations","Coal","Indian River Operations Inc",795 "3. Edge Moor","Gas","Calpine Mid-Atlantic Generation LLC",723 "5. McKee Run","Gas","NAES Corporation",136 "6. NRG Energy Center Dover","Coal","NRG Energy Center Dover LLC",100 "7. Warren F Sam Beasley Generation Station","Gas","Delaware Municipal Electric Corp",48 "8. Christiana","Petroleum","Calpine Mid-Atlantic Generation LLC",45 "9. Van Sant Station","Gas","NAES Corporation",39

223

THE MID-INFRARED EXTINCTION LAW AND ITS VARIATION IN THE COALSACK NEBULA  

SciTech Connect

In recent years, the wavelength dependence of interstellar extinction from the ultraviolet (UV) to the near- and mid-infrared (IR) has been studied extensively. Although it is well established that the UV/optical extinction law varies significantly among the different lines of sight, it is not clear how IR extinction varies among various environments. In this work, using the color-excess method and taking red giants as the extinction tracer, we determine interstellar extinction A{sub {lambda}} in the four Spitzer/IRAC bands in [3.6], [4.5], [5.8], [8.0] {mu}m (relative to A{sub K{sub s}}, extinction in the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) K{sub s} band at 2.16 {mu}m) of the Coalsack nebula, a nearby starless dark cloud, based on the data obtained from the 2MASS and Spitzer/GLIMPSE surveys. We select five individual regions across the nebula that span a wide variety of physical conditions ranging from diffuse and translucent to dense environments, as traced by the visual extinction, the Spitzer/MIPS 24 {mu}m emission, and CO emission. We find that A{sub {lambda}}/A{sub K{sub s}}, mid-IR extinction relative to A{sub K{sub s}}, decreases from diffuse to dense environments, which may be explained in terms of ineffective dust growth in dense regions. The mean extinction (relative to A{sub K{sub s}}) is calculated for the four IRAC bands as well and exhibits a flat mid-IR extinction law consistent with previous determinations for other regions. Extinction in the IRAC 4.5 {mu}m band is anomalously high, much higher than that of the other three IRAC bands, and cannot be explained in terms of CO and CO{sub 2} ice. Mid-IR extinction in the four IRAC bands has also been derived for four representative regions in the Coalsack Globule 2, which respectively exhibit strong ice absorption, moderate or weak ice absorption, and very weak or no ice absorption. The derived mid-IR extinction curves are all flat, with A{sub {lambda}}/A{sub K{sub s}} increasing with the decrease of the 3.1 {mu}m H{sub 2}O ice absorption optical depth {tau}{sub ice}.

Wang Shu; Gao Jian; Jiang, B. W.; Chen Yang [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Li Aigen, E-mail: shuwang@mail.bnu.edu.cn, E-mail: jiangao@bnu.edu.cn, E-mail: bjiang@bnu.edu.cn, E-mail: cheny@bnu.edu.cn, E-mail: lia@missouri.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States)

2013-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

224

Summary of the Mid-Atlantic conference on small-scale hydropower in the Mid-Atlantic states: resolution of the barriers impeding its development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The workshop was conducted to bring together interested persons to examine and discuss the major problems associated with small-scale hydroelectric dam development in the Mid-Atlantic region. The conference opened with an introductory panel which outlined the objectives and the materials available to conference participants. Two of the workshops discussed problems and policy responses raised by state and Federal regulation. The other two workshops concerned economic issues confronting small-scale hydro development and the operation and usefulness of the systems dynamics model under development by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Various Federal and state programs designed to stimulate small-scale hydro development were discussed. A plenary session completed the workshops.

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1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Lithium isotopes in global mid-ocean ridge basalts Paul B. Tomascak a,*, Charles H. Langmuir b  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Lithium isotopes in global mid-ocean ridge basalts Paul B. Tomascak a,*, Charles H. Langmuir b January 2008 Abstract The lithium isotope compositions of 30 well-characterized samples of glassy lavas

Langmuir, Charles H.

226

Development of a New Mid-infrared Source Pumped by an Optical Parametric Chirped-pulse Amplifier.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The mid-infrared (MIR) system presented in the thesis is based on a sub-100-fs erbium-doped fiber laser operating at 1.55 m. The output of the laser (more)

Pelletier, Etienne

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Program mid-year summaries research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation: Office of Technology Development, FY 1993  

SciTech Connect

This mid-year review provides a summary of activities within the Office of Technology Development with individual presentations being made to DOE HQ and field management staff. The presentations are by EM-541, 542, 551, and 552 organizations.

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1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

A Multicentury Reconstruction of May Precipitation for the Mid-Atlantic Region Using Juniperus virginiana Tree Rings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a multicentury reconstruction of May precipitation (12001997) for the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The reconstruction is based on the first principal component (PC1) of two millennial-length Juniperus virginiana ...

R. Stockton Maxwell; Amy E. Hessl; Edward R. Cook; Brendan M. Buckley

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Zonal gradients in the lower atmosphere and upper ocean across the windward Antilles in mid-summer 2012  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This observational study examines zonal gradients in the lower atmosphere and upper ocean across the windward Antilles in mid-summer of 2012. While earlier work reported on meridional confluence, here the focus is on zonal enrichment of trade ...

Mark R. Jury

230

Essays on Monetary Policy and International Macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

stochastic general equilibrium model with search and matching frictionsstochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model with search and matching frictions

Mileva, Mariya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Macroeconomic Conditions, Firm Characteristics, and ... - Springer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

rate as well as the dynamics of the asset value of the issuing firm. ..... each credit rating over a given horizon, the calibration yields a distinctive value of ..... Conference in Venice, Italy, the 2004 FMA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and at...

232

Essays on frictions in financial macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stoneridge Inc. Small XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. Large Decemberof the US equity market Exxon Mobil and General Electric

Kay, Benjamin S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Macroeconomic Implications of the Zero Lower Bound  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A.4 Oil Shocks: Standard ErrorCorrection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.5 Oil Shocks:A.6 Oil Shocks: Event

Wieland, Johannes Friedrich

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Essays in macroeconomics : information and financial markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis studies how information imperfections affect financial markets and the macroeconomy. Chapter 1 considers an economy where investors delegate their investment decisions to financial institutions that choose ...

Iovino, Luigi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Essays on the macroeconomics of economic development  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chapter 1 contains a theory of misallocation. In contrast to a recent literature where misallocation stems from imperfect input markets, I study an economy with non-competitive output markets. This change of focus has two ...

Peters, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Macroeconomic Implications of the Zero Lower Bound  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is large. In addition the quantity of oil supplied mustequal the quantity of oil demanded, X(t) = X F (t) + X H (t)

Wieland, Johannes Friedrich

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Oil price shocks: Testing a macroeconomic model  

SciTech Connect

The main research objective was to answer the following question: Will Consumer Price Index forecast models utilizing computer oil-consumption ratios have better predictive capability as indicated by lower numerical differences from actual results than a model utilizing oil prices as the energy-related variable Multiple linear regressions were run on the components of the United States CPI to reduce them to a kernel set with meaningful predictive capability. New linear regressions were run with this kernel set and crude oil prices during the 1973 to 1984 time period. Crude oil prices were rationalized with a 1972 = 100 based index of GNP base petroleum consumption, the index of net energy imports, and the index of petroleum imports to create new oil substitute constructs to be used in multiple regressions with the CPI. Predictions obtained from the model were compared with actual results in the 1985-1987 time period to determine which model version showed the greatest predictive power. Results of the model tests show that oil prices are strongly related to the CPI, but neither the use of oil prices or the index of GNP-based petroleum consumption produced results that closely predict future prices.

Williams, D.D.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

AGENT-BASED COMPUTATIONAL MODELING AND MACROECONOMICS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

published before and since the pair of essays in which Clio, the muse of History, was coupled that Schumpeter's gale of `creative destruction' is blowing continuously at full force, through every niche, nook

Tesfatsion, Leigh

239

Essays on macroeconomics and international trade  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focuses on the study of different aspects of income inequality across and within countries. In the first chapter, I study how the optimal provision of human capital is distorted in the presence of borrowing ...

Mestieri, Mart (Mestieri Ferre)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Mid-Infrared Spectral Diagnostics of Nuclear and Extra-Nuclear Regions in Nearby Galaxies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mid-infrared diagnostics are presented for a large portion of the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS) sample plus archival data from the Infrared Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope. Our main result is that these mid-infrared diagnostics effectively constrain a target's dominant power source. The combination of a high ionization line index and PAH strength serves as an efficient discriminant between AGN and star-forming nuclei, confirming progress made with ISO spectroscopy on starbursting and ultraluminous infrared galaxies. The sensitivity of Spitzer allows us to probe fainter nuclei and star-forming regions within galaxy disks. We find that both star-forming nuclei and extranuclear regions stand apart from nuclei that are powered by Seyfert or LINER activity. In fact, we identify areas within four diagnostic diagrams containing >90% Seyfert/LINER nuclei or >90% HII regions/HII nuclei. We also find that, compared to starbursting nuclei, extranuclear regions typically separate even further from AGN, especially for low-metallicity extranuclear environments. In addition, instead of the traditional mid-infrared approach to differentiating between AGN and star-forming sources that utilizes relatively weak high-ionization lines, we show that strong low-ionization cooling lines of X-ray dominated regions like [SiII] 34.82 micron can alternatively be used as excellent discrimants. Finally, the typical target in this sample shows relatively modest interstellar electron density (~400 cm^{-3}) and obscuration (A_V ~ 1.0 mag for a foreground screen), consistent with a lack of dense clumps of highly obscured gas and dust residing in the emitting regions. [Abridged

D. A. Dale; J. D. T. Smith; L. Armus; B. A. Buckalew; G. Helou; R. C. Kennicutt; J. Moustakas; H. Roussel; K. Sheth; G. J. Bendo; D. Calzetti; B. T. Draine; C. W. Engelbracht; K. D. Gordon; D. J. Hollenbach; T. H. Jarrett; L. J. Kewley; C. Leitherer; A. Li; S. Malhotra; E. J. Murphy; F. Walter

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program |  

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Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Industrial Institutional Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Construction Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State South Dakota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Variable-Speed Drives: $30/HP Clothes Washer: $100 Dishwasher: $20 Vending Machine Controller: $50 Fluorescent Lighting: $6-$42/fixture Lighting Occupancy Sensors: $20/sensor Pulse Start Metal Halide Lighting: $25 or $50/fixture

242

Widely-tunable mid-IR frequency comb source based on difference frequency generation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on a mid-infrared frequency comb source of unprecedented tunability covering the entire 3-10 {\\mu}m molecular fingerprint region. The system is based on difference frequency generation in a GaSe crystal pumped by a 151 MHz Yb:fiber frequency comb. The process was seeded with Raman shifted solitons generated in a highly nonlinear suspended-core fiber with the same source. Average powers up to 1.5 mW were achieved at 4.7 {\\mu}m wavelength.

Ruehl, Axel; Hartl, Ingmar; Fermann, Martin E; Eikema, Kjeld S E; Marangoni, Marco

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Economic Modeling of Mid-Term Gas Demand and Electric Generation Capacity Trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. power sector natural gas use over the next 10 to 20 years is a topic of significant uncertainty and debate. The industry expects the power sector to be the principal source of growth in national gas demand in the short run; and the manner in which it drives demand and affects the market over the "mid term," to 2020-2030, is an important consideration for planners in both the electric and gas industries. With abundant, relatively low-priced supplies, gas-fired generation can be a strong competito...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

244

Does RTP Deliver Demand Response?: Case Studies of Niagara Mohawk RTP and  

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/ educational 40% 46% Average monthly maximum demand 3.0 MW 3.4 MW Option 2 9% 18% The survey response rateDoes RTP Deliver Demand Response?: Case Studies of Niagara Mohawk RTP and ~43 Voluntary Utility RTP Programs Charles Goldman Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Mid-Atlantic Demand Response Initiative

245

Review of Mid- to High-Temperature Solar Selective Absorber Materials  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the concentrating solar power (CSP) systems using solar absorbers to convert concentrated sunlight to thermal electric power. It is possible to achieve solar absorber surfaces for efficient photothermal conversion having high solar absorptance (a) for solar radiation and a low thermal emittance (e) at the operational temperature. A low reflectance (?'' 0) at wavelengths (?) 3 mm and a high reflectance (?'' 1) at l 3 mm characterize spectrally selective surfaces. The operational temperature ranges of these materials for solar applications can be categorized as low temperature (T< 100 C), mid-temperature (100 C< T< 400 C), and high-temperature (T> 400 C). High- and mid-temperature applications are needed for CSP applications. For CSP applications, the ideal spectrally selective surface would be low-cost and easy to manufacture, chemically and thermally stable in air at elevated operating temperatures (T= 500 C), and have a solar absorptance= 0.98 and a thermal emittance= 0.05 at 500 C.

Kennedy, C. E.

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Spitzer IRAC mid-infrared photometry of 500-750 brown dwarf  

SciTech Connect

Mid-infrared data, including Spitzer warm-IRAC [3.6] and [4.5] photometry, is critical for understanding the cold population of brown dwarfs now being found, objects which have more in common with planets than stars. As effective temperature (T{sub eff}) drops from 800K to 400K, the fraction of flux emitted beyond 3 {mu}m increases rapidly, from about 40% to > 75%. This rapid increase makes a color like H-[4.5] a very sensitive temperature indicator, and it can be combined with a gravity- and metallicity-sensitive color like H-K to constrain all three of these fundamental properties, which in turn gives us mass and age for these slowly cooling objects. Determination of mid-infrared color trends also allows better exploitation of the WISE mission by the community. We use new Spitzer Cycle 6 IRAC photometry, together with published data, to present trends of color with type for L0 to T10 dwarfs. We also use the atmospheric and evolutionary models of Saumon and Marley to investigate the masses and ages of 13 very late-type T dwarfs, which have H-[4.5] > 3.2 and T{sub eff} {approx} 500K to 750K.

Saumon, Didier [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Leggett, Sandy K [GEMINI OBSERVATORY; Albert, Loic [CFH TELESCOPE; Artigau, Etienne [U OF MONTREAL; Burningham, Ben [HERTFORDSHIRE U; Delfosse, Xavier [OBS. GRENOBLE; Delorme, Philippe [ST. ANDREWS U.; Forveille, Thierry [OBS. GRENOBLE; Lucas, Philip W [HERTFORDSHIRE U; Marley, Mark S [NASA AMES; Pinfield, David J [HERTFORDSHIRE U.; Reyle, Celine [OBS. BESANCON; Smart, Richard L [OSS. ASTRON, TORINO; Warren, Stephen J [IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

247

Shrub-Steppe Seasons A Natural History of the Mid-Columbia Basin  

SciTech Connect

This book collects and updates a series of articles about the natural history of the Mid-Columbia region. The articles first appeared as a monthly column titled ''Natural History'' in the Tri-City Herald, beginning in May 1991. My approach has been to condense the best of what is known about the ecology of the region to a manageable length with little in the way of technical language and terms. Admittedly, there is a bias toward those topics and species on which I have either been personally involved or observed as part of the ecology research programs conducted on the Fitzner/Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology (ALE) Reserve. The ALE Reserve is situated on the northeast-facing flank of the Rattlesnake Hills. Rattlesnake Mountain with a crest of over 3,600 feet is visible throughout much of the Mid-Columbia. Shrub-steppe grasslands once covered a large part of the western United States but most have been converted to other uses. The ALE site is the only remaining sizeable acreage (120 square miles) that is in near pristine condition and provides the only clear indication as to what the early trappers, traders, pioneers, and tribal members may have encountered in their day-to-day activities. In this respect, ALE provides a visible touchstone linking the past with the present for all of us.

LE Rogers

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Enforcement Cases  

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

cases Office of the General Counsel 1000 cases Office of the General Counsel 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-586-5281 en AeroSys: Order (2011-SCE-1624) http://energy.gov/gc/downloads/aerosys-order-2011-sce-1624 AeroSys: Order (2011-SCE-1624)

249

Case Study  

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

Case Study Case Study M2M Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 An irrigation pump connected to a web---to---wireless controller designed by M2M Communications. Agricultural Demand Response Program in California Helps Farmers Reduce Peak Electricity Usage, Operate More Efficiently Year---Round The development of a two---way, web---to---wireless controller for irrigation pumps is the foundation for an agricultural demand response program in California. Designed by M2M Communications of Boise, Idaho, the controller is part of an irrigation load control system that also includes sensors, smart meters, and other monitoring equipment. Partially funded with $2.2 million in Recovery Act stimulus funds awarded by the U.S. Department of

250

Case Number:  

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

Name of Petitioner: Name of Petitioner: Date of Filing: Case Number: Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 JUL 2 2 2009 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Appeal Dean P. Dennis March 2, 2009 TBA-0072 Dean D. Dennis filed a complaint of retaliation under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Dennis alleged that he engaged in protected activity and that his employer, National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec ), subsequently terminated him. An Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer denied relief in Dean P. Dennis, Case No. TBH-0072, 1 and Mr. Dennis filed the instant appeal. As discussed below, the appeal is denied. I. Background The DOE established its Contractor Employee Protection Program to "safeguard public

251

FOIA Cases  

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

foia-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 foia-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en FIA-13-0077 - In the Matter of John F. Garrity http://energy.gov/oha/downloads/fia-13-0077-matter-john-f-garrity FIA-13-0077 - In the Matter of John F. Garrity

252

Security Cases  

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

security-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 security-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en PSH-13-0103 - In the Matter of Personnel Security http://energy.gov/oha/downloads/psh-13-0103-matter-personnel-security PSH-13-0103 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

253

Whistleblower Cases  

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

whistleblower-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals whistleblower-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en WBX-12-0004 - In the Matter of Denise Hunter http://energy.gov/oha/downloads/wbx-12-0004-matter-denise-hunter WBX-12-0004 - In the Matter of Denise Hunter

254

EIA Cases  

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eia-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 eia-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en TEE-0073 - In the Matter of Cole Distributing, Inc. http://energy.gov/oha/downloads/tee-0073-matter-cole-distributing-inc TEE-0073 - In the Matter of Cole Distributing, Inc.

255

Scanning mid-IR-laser microscopy: an efficient tool for materials studies in silicon-based photonics and photovoltaics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A method of scanning mid-IR-laser microscopy has recently been proposed for the investigation of large-scale electrically and recombination-active defects in semiconductors and non-destructive inspection of semiconductor materials and structures in the industries of microelectronics and photovoltaics. The basis for this development was laid with a wide cycle of investigations on low-angle mid-IR-light scattering in semiconductors. The essence of the technical idea was to apply the dark-field method for spatial filtering of the scattered light in the scanning mid-IR-laser microscope together with the local photoexcitation of excess carriers within a small domain in a studied sample, thus forming an artificial source of scattering of the probe IR light for the recombination contrast imaging of defects. The current paper presents three contrasting examples of application of the above technique for defect visualization in silicon-based materials designed for photovoltaics and photonics which demonstrate that this...

Astafiev, O V; Yuryev, V A; 10.1016/S0022-0248(99)00711-3

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program | Department of Energy  

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Virginia Virginia Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Seasonal and time-of-day prices are set at the date of execution of the contract agreement. Typical pricing for 2013: Varying between $0.029/kWh-$0.82/kWh with an average of $0.037/kWh Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to enter into long term price contracts. The goal for total production from all participants is 100MW, with no more than 50MW from any one renewable technology. TVA bases the standard offer for customer generators off of a seasonal time-of-day averages chart, which sets base prices for the term of the

257

TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program | Department of Energy  

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

North Carolina North Carolina Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Seasonal and time-of-day prices are set at the date of execution of the contract agreement. Typical pricing for 2013: Varying between $0.029/kWh-$0.082/kWh with an average of $0.037/kWh Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to enter into long term price contracts. The goal for total production from all participants is 100MW, with no more than 50MW from any one renewable technology. TVA bases the standard offer for customer generators off of a seasonal time-of-day averages chart, which sets base prices for the term of the

258

MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program |  

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

Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program MidAmerican Energy (Gas) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Industrial Institutional Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Other Construction Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State South Dakota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Attic/Roof/Ceiling Insulation: $0.015 x R-value increase x sq. ft. Wall Insulation: $0.01 x R-value increase x sq. ft. Furnaces: $250-$400 Fan Motors for Furnaces: $50 Boilers: $150-$400 or ($0.80+($0.20 x TE) x MBtuh Water Heaters: $75 or ($0.80+($0.20 x TE) x MBtuh Programmable Thermostats: $25

259

Solid-State Lighting Issue 25: Selected Business and Technology News (Mid  

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2/2004 2/2004 | Table of Contents | Abstracts | Credit and Disclaimer | ISSUE 25: BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS (Mid July - November 2004) A selection of news appears in this section. A. Developer News B. New Products C. Novel or Interesting LED Applications/Uses D. Market Information E. Overviews F. Research Results G. Selected Events of Interest H. Government Funding News and Opportunities Where possible, links to full-text articles and press releases have been included in the abstracts. Click on the links in the table below to go directly to the abstract. Table of Contents: Business and Technology News A. Developer News · Agilent is reportedly considering building a high-brightness LED manufacturing center in Kwangju, southern Korea.

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Solid-State Lighting Issue 20: Scientific Literature (Mid-September - Early  

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19/2004 19/2004 | Credits and Disclaimer | ISSUE 20: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (Mid-September - Early December 2003) From the Technical Literature The material in this section is selected from scientific and technical papers that became available during the reporting time period. Links to online abstracts are provided. Most online abstracts are freely accessible to the public. A few require journal subscriptions or memberships, and are noted as such. The technical literature section is roughly organized by subject area and, within subjects, alphabetically by institution of the lead author. Use the links below to go directly to a section. A. Materials and Device Fabrication B. Materials and Device Design Properties C. Packaging and Reliability D. Other LED Lighting

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261

TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program | Department of Energy  

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Kentucky Kentucky Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Seasonal and time-of-day prices are set at the date of execution of the contract agreement Typical pricing for 2013: Varying between $0.029/kWh-$0.082/kWh with an average of $0.037/kWh Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to enter into long term price contracts. The goal for total production from all participants is 100MW, with no more than 50MW from any one renewable technology. TVA bases the standard offer for customer generators off of a seasonal time-of-day averages chart, which sets base prices for the term of the

262

Mid-infrared InAs/AlGaSb superlattice quantum-cascade lasers  

SciTech Connect

We report on the demonstration of mid-infrared InAs/AlGaSb superlattice quantum-cascade lasers operating at 10 {mu}m. The laser structures are grown on n-InAs (100) substrate by solid-source molecular-beam epitaxy. An InAs/AlGaSb chirped superlattice structure providing a large oscillator strength and fast carrier depopulation is employed as the active part. The observed minimum threshold current density at 80 K is 0.7 kA/cm{sup 2}, and the maximum operation temperature in pulse mode is 270 K. The waveguide loss of an InAs plasmon waveguide is estimated, and the factors that determine the operation temperature are discussed.

Ohtani, K.; Fujita, K.; Ohno, H. [Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai (Japan)

2005-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid-State Lighting Issue 17: Scientific Literature (Mid-March through  

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08/2003 08/2003 | Credits and Disclaimer | ISSUE 17: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (Mid-March through Late May 2003) From the Technical Literature The material in this section is selected from scientific and technical papers that became available during the reporting time period. Links to online abstracts are provided. Most online abstracts are freely accessible to the public. A few require journal subscriptions or memberships, and are noted as such. The technical literature section is roughly organized by subject area and, within subjects, alphabetically by institution of the lead author. Use the links below to go directly to a section. A. Materials and Device Fabrication B. Materials and Device Design Properties C. Packaging and Reliability D. Other LED Lighting

264

TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program | Department of Energy  

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

Georgia Georgia Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Seasonal and time-of-day prices are set at the date of execution of the contract agreement. Typical pricing for 2013: Varying between $0.029/kWh-$0.082/kWh with an average of $0.037/kWh Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to enter into long term price contracts. The goal for total production from all participants is 100MW, with no more than 50MW from any one renewable technology. TVA bases the standard offer for customer generators off of a seasonal time-of-day averages chart, which sets base prices for the term of the

265

TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program | Department of Energy  

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

Mississippi Mississippi Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Seasonal and time-of-day prices are set at the date of execution of the contract agreement. Typical pricing for 2013: Varying between $0.029/kWh-$0.082/kWh with an average of $0.037/kWh The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to enter into long term price contracts. The goal for total production from all participants is 100MW, with no more than 50MW from any one renewable technology. TVA bases the standard offer for customer generators off of a seasonal time-of-day averages chart, which sets base prices for the term of the contract. For projects approved after January 2013, prices increase at a

266

Two-color mid-infrared thermometer with a hollow glass optical fiber  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have developed a low-temperature optical-fiber-based two-color infrared thermometer. A single 700-{mu}m-bore hollow glass optical fiber collects and transmits radiation that is then modulated and split into two paths by a reflective optical chopper. Two different thermoelectrically cooled mid-infrared HgCdZnTe photoconductors monitor the chopped signals that are recovered with lock-in amplification. With the two previously obtained blackbody calibration equations, a computer algorithm calculates the true temperature and emissivity of a target in real time, taking into account reflection of the ambient radiation field from the target surface. The small numerical aperture of the hollow glass fiber and the fast response of the detectors, together with the two-color principle, permit high spatial and temporal resolution while allowing the user to dynamically alter the fiber-to-target distance. {copyright} 1998 Optical Society of America

Small, W. IV; Celliers, P.M.; Da Silva, L.B.; Matthews, D.L. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, L-399, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Soltz, B.A. [Conversion Energy Enterprises, 81 Pinebrook Road, Spring Valley, New York 10977 (United States)

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Gemini Mid-IR Polarimetry of NGC1068: Polarized Structures Around the Nucleus  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present diffraction limited, 10um imaging polarimetry data for the central regions of the archetypal Seyfert AGN, NGC1068. The position angle of polarization is consistent with three dominant polarizing mechanisms. We identify three distinct regions of polarization: (a) north of the nucleus, arising from aligned dust in the NLR, (b) south, east and west of the nucleus, consistent with dust being channeled toward the central engine and (c) a central minimum of polarization consistent with a compact (<22pc) torus. These observations provide continuity between the geometrically and optically thick torus and the host galaxy's nuclear environments. These images represent the first published mid-IR polarimetry from an 8-m class telescope and illustrate the potential of such observations.

C. Packham; S. Young; R. S. Fisher; K. Volk; R. Mason; J. H. Hough; P. F. Roche; M. Elitzur; J. Radomski; E. Perlman

2007-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Gemini Mid-IR Polarimetry of NGC1068: Polarized Structures Around the Nucleus  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present diffraction limited, 10um imaging polarimetry data for the central regions of the archetypal Seyfert AGN, NGC1068. The position angle of polarization is consistent with three dominant polarizing mechanisms. We identify three distinct regions of polarization: (a) north of the nucleus, arising from aligned dust in the NLR, (b) south, east and west of the nucleus, consistent with dust being channeled toward the central engine and (c) a central minimum of polarization consistent with a compact (<22pc) torus. These observations provide continuity between the geometrically and optically thick torus and the host galaxy's nuclear environments. These images represent the first published mid-IR polarimetry from an 8-m class telescope and illustrate the potential of such observations.

Packham, C; Fisher, R S; Volk, K; Mason, R; Hough, J H; Roche, P F; Elitzur, M; Radomski, J; Perlman, E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-term electric-vehicle program. Phase II. Mid-term review summary report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The general objective of the Near-Term Electric Vehicle Program is to confirm that, in fact, the complete spectrum of requirements placed on the automobile (e.g., safety, producibility, utility, etc.) can still be satisfied if electric power train concepts are incorporated in lieu of contemporary power train concepts, and that the resultant set of vehicle characteristics are mutually compatible, technologically achievable, and economically achievable. The focus of the approach to meeting this general objective involves the design, development, and fabrication of complete electric vehicles incorporating, where necessary, extensive technological advancements. A mid-term summary is presented of Phase II which is a continuation of the preliminary design study conducted in Phase I of the program. Information is included on vehicle performance and performance simulation models; battery subsystems; control equipment; power systems; vehicle design and components for suspension, steering, and braking; scale model testing; structural analysis; and vehicle dynamics analysis. (LCL)

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1978-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Gwembe Coal Formation, Karoo Supergroup, Mid-Zambezi valley, southern Zambia; a fluvial plain environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Gwembe Coal Formation of Permian age belongs to the Lower Karoo Group of the Karoo Supergroup (Permo-Carboniferous to early Jurassic), which crops out in the mid-Zambezi Valley, southern Zambia. The formation has a maximum thickness of 280 m. It was formed in a fluvial depositional environment in which sandstones, siltstones and mudstones were deposited in channels and flood plains. One sandstone body (A Sandstone) indicates a change in fluvial style from a proximal braided system to a high-sinuosity meandering stream system. The productive coals (Main Seam) with thicknesses from 5 to 12 m were deposited in shallow swampy areas of the flood plain. Peat deposition was interrupted by channel, crevasse channel and splay, levee and overbank deposition. Rootlets observed in basal sandstones indicate an insitu origin for the Main Seam.

Nyambe, I.A.; Dixon, O. (Univ. of Ottawa, Ontario (Canada))

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid-State Lighting Issue 26: Scientific Literature (Mid-December 2004 to  

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5 5 | Credits and Disclaimer | ISSUE 26: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (Mid-December 2004 to Early February 2005) From the Technical Literature The material in this section is selected from scientific and technical papers that became available during the reporting time period. Links to online abstracts are provided. Most online abstracts are freely accessible to the public. A few require journal subscriptions or memberships, and are noted as such. The technical literature section is roughly organized by subject area and, within subjects, alphabetically by institution of the lead author. Use the links below to go directly to a section. A. Materials and Device Fabrication B. Materials and Device Design Properties C. Packaging and Reliability D. Other LED Lighting

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TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program | Department of Energy  

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

Tennessee Tennessee Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Seasonal and time-of-day prices are set at the date of execution of the contract agreement. Typical pricing for 2013: Varying between $0.029/kWh-$0.082/kWh with an average of $0.037/kWh Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to enter into long term price contracts. The goal for total production from all participants is 100MW, with no more than 50MW from any one renewable technology. TVA bases the standard offer for customer generators off of a seasonal time-of-day averages chart, which sets base prices for the term of the

273

Solid-State Lighting Issue 25: Scientific Literature (Mid-Sept to Early  

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5/2004 5/2004 | Credits and Disclaimer | ISSUE 25: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (Mid-September to early December 2004) From the Technical Literature The material in this section is selected from scientific and technical papers that became available during the reporting time period. Links to online abstracts are provided. Most online abstracts are freely accessible to the public. A few require journal subscriptions or memberships, and are noted as such. The technical literature section is roughly organized by subject area and, within subjects, alphabetically by institution of the lead author. Use the links below to go directly to a section. A. Materials and Device Fabrication B. Materials and Device Design Properties C. Packaging and Reliability D. Other LED Lighting

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Solid-State Lighting Issue 21: Scientific Literature (Mid-December 2003 -  

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4 4 | Credits and Disclaimer | ISSUE 21: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (Mid-December 2003 - Early February 2004) From the Technical Literature The material in this section is selected from scientific and technical papers that became available during the reporting time period. Links to online abstracts are provided. Most online abstracts are freely accessible to the public. A few require journal subscriptions or memberships, and are noted as such. The technical literature section is roughly organized by subject area and, within subjects, alphabetically by institution of the lead author. Use the links below to go directly to a section. A. Materials and Device Fabrication B. Materials and Device Design Properties C. Packaging and Reliability D. Other LED Lighting

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U.S. Crude Input Rising -- Still Need +1 MMB/D Through Mid-Summer  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 Notes: Refineries in fourth quarter 1999 and first quarter 2000 were running at fairly low input rates compared to prior years, despite higher demand. U.S. refineries typically increase their crude inputs during the second quarter over the first quarter as they return from maintenance and turnaround schedules to ramp up for the high demand gasoline season. The year began with low refining margins and a low level of crude inputs in January and February. This created a lower base than last year from which to grow into the summer gasoline season, when inputs will need to peak at higher levels than in 1998 or 1999. The good news is that crude runs have been increasing strongly as expected during March the first quarter. Keep in mind that they still need an additional 1 million barrels per day of crude oil between now and mid

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Solid-State Lighting Issue 10: Scientific Literature (July - Mid-October,  

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

Synopses | Credits and Disclaimer | Synopses | Credits and Disclaimer | ISSUE 10: SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (July - Mid-October, 2001) The material in this section is selected from scientific and technical papers which became available during the reporting time period. A brief synopsis of each paper is provided along to links to the full text of article abstracts available on the web. TABLE OF CONTENTS (headlines and links to synopses) · Academy Sinica (China):Review of GaN-based materials, growth techn. and device tech. · Agilent :GaN-based LEDs with tunnel junctions. · Boston U : Current crowding in GaN/InGaN LEDs. · Cambridge U : Chemical mapping of InGaN. · Chonbuk U (Korea): Influences of AlGaN layer on UV LED structures. · CNRS (France): Wurtzite GaN epitaxial layers.

277

Mid-Columbia Coho Reintroduction Feasibility Project : Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to fund research for 2 to 3 years on the feasibility of reintroducing coho salmon into mid-Columbia River basin tributaries. The research would take place in the Methow and Wenatchee river basins in Chelan and Okanogan Counties, Washington. BPA has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOE/EA-1282) evaluating the proposed project. Based on the analysis in the EA, BPA 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. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required, and BPA is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

A Census of Mid-Infrared Selected Active Galactic Nuclei in Massive Galaxy Clusters at 0 < z < 1.3  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We conduct a deep mid-infrared census of nine massive galaxy clusters at (0 = 3 sigma level, we identify 12 that host mid-infrared selected active galactic nuclei (IR-AGN). To compare the IR-AGN across our redshift range, we define two complete samples of cluster galaxies: (1) optically-selected members with rest-frame VAB magnitude 0.5 Mpc) and are hosted by highly morphologically disturbed members. Although our sample is limited, our results suggest that f_IR-AGN in massive galaxy clusters is not strongly correlated with star formation at z 1.

Tomczak, Adam 1987-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) for the Mid-Columbia Basin  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall goal of this multi-phased research project known as WindSENSE is to develop an observation system deployment strategy that would improve wind power generation forecasts. The objective of the deployment strategy is to produce the maximum benefit for 1- to 6-hour ahead forecasts of wind speed at hub-height ({approx}80 m). In this phase of the project the focus is on the Mid-Columbia Basin region, which encompasses the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) wind generation area (Figure 1) that includes the Klondike, Stateline, and Hopkins Ridge wind plants. There are two tasks in the current project effort designed to validate the Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis (ESA) observational system deployment approach in order to move closer to the overall goal: (1) Perform an Observing System Experiment (OSE) using a data denial approach. The results of this task are presented in a separate report. (2) Conduct a set of Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE) for the Mid-Colombia basin region. This report presents the results of the OSSE task. The specific objective is to test strategies for future deployment of observing systems in order to suggest the best and most efficient ways to improve wind forecasting at BPA wind farm locations. OSSEs have been used for many years in meteorology to evaluate the potential impact of proposed observing systems, determine tradeoffs in instrument design, and study the most effective data assimilation methodologies to incorporate the new observations into numerical weather prediction (NWP) models (Atlas 1997; Lord 1997). For this project, a series of OSSEs will allow consideration of the impact of new observing systems of various types and in various locations.

Zack, J; Natenberg, E J; Knowe, G V; Waight, K; Manobianco, J; Hanley, D; Kamath, C

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

280

Water-bearing minerals on mars: source of observed mid-latitude water?  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Odyssey spacecraft documented the existence of heterogeneously distributed hydrogen at martian mid-latitudes, suggesting that large areas of the near-equatorial highlands contain near-surface deposits of 'chemically and/or physically bound H20 and/or OH' in amounts up to 3 .8% equivalent H20. Shallow occurrences of water ice are not stable near the martian equator, making the hydrogen deposits at these latitudes somewhat enigmatic. Clay minerals and zeolites have both been proposed as possible water-bearing constituents on Mars, and both are common terrestrial alteration products of hydrovolcanic basaltic ashes and palagonitic material comparable to those that may be widespread on Mars. Smectites within martian meteorites, attributed to hydrous alteration on Mars rather than on Earth, provide direct evidence of clay minerals from Mars. In addition, new thermal emission spectrometer (TES) data provide good evidence for unspecified zeolites in martian surface dust [6] . The nature of the hydrogen-containing material observed in the equatorial martian regolith is of particular importance to the question of whether hydrous minerals have formed in the past on Mars. Also, whether these minerals exist in a hydrated (i .e., containing H2O molecules in their structures) or dehydrated state is a crucial question . The existence of hydrous minerals is also important in connection with their possible role in affecting the diurnal variation of the martian atmosphere, in their potential role in unraveling the paleohydrology and paleobiology of Mars, and in their possible use as a water resource to support exploration of the martian mid-latitudes.

Bish, D. L. (David L.); Carey, J. W. (James W.); Fialips, C. I. (Clair I.)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aquifer thermal energy storage at Mid-Island postal facility: Phase 1 final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The successful widespread commercialization of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) in the United States will depend on how experiences gained from early full-scale projects are used as guides in the design, installation, and operation of future projects. One early system, built in the mid-1980s, is the US Postal Service (USPS) Mid-Island Mail Processing Facility (MPF), in Melville, New York. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) of the MPF's workroom is provided by an ATES system, which is operated year-round to provide a source for both heating and cooling, in combination with a triethylene glycol (TEG) liquid-desiccant system for humidity control. Because the facility affords a unique opportunity to study this innovative system, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) entered into agreements with the USPS, the US Geological Survey (USGS), and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (the Energy Authority) to assess the operation and performance of the system. Two essentially independent questions were to be addressed by the project. The first question was: How does the MPF ATES/TEG technology compare to conventional technologies '' The second was: What can be done to make operation of the USPS MPF more economical '' Modelling of the MPF ATES/TEG HVAC system and its loads helped to address both of these questions by showing how much energy is used by the different system components. This report is divided into six sections. Section 1 is an introduction. Section 2 provides system background. Section 3 describes PNL's technical performance assessment of the system. Section 4 discusses the life-cycle cost assessment. An operational assessment of the liquid-desiccant system is discussed in Section 5. Section 6 contains conclusions of this study.

Marseille, T.J.; Armstrong, P.R.; Brown, D.R.; Vail, L.W.; Kannberg, L.D.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Aquifer thermal energy storage at Mid-Island postal facility: Phase 1 final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The successful widespread commercialization of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) in the United States will depend on how experiences gained from early full-scale projects are used as guides in the design, installation, and operation of future projects. One early system, built in the mid-1980s, is the US Postal Service (USPS) Mid-Island Mail Processing Facility (MPF), in Melville, New York. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) of the MPF`s workroom is provided by an ATES system, which is operated year-round to provide a source for both heating and cooling, in combination with a triethylene glycol (TEG) liquid-desiccant system for humidity control. Because the facility affords a unique opportunity to study this innovative system, the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) entered into agreements with the USPS, the US Geological Survey (USGS), and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (the Energy Authority) to assess the operation and performance of the system. Two essentially independent questions were to be addressed by the project. The first question was: ``How does the MPF ATES/TEG technology compare to conventional technologies?`` The second was: ``What can be done to make operation of the USPS MPF more economical?`` Modelling of the MPF ATES/TEG HVAC system and its loads helped to address both of these questions by showing how much energy is used by the different system components. This report is divided into six sections. Section 1 is an introduction. Section 2 provides system background. Section 3 describes PNL`s technical performance assessment of the system. Section 4 discusses the life-cycle cost assessment. An operational assessment of the liquid-desiccant system is discussed in Section 5. Section 6 contains conclusions of this study.

Marseille, T.J.; Armstrong, P.R.; Brown, D.R.; Vail, L.W.; Kannberg, L.D.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Seismic evidence for a chemical heterogeneity in the mid-mantle: a strong and slightly dipping seismic reflector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to provide robust inference. Moreover, slab associated high-velocity anomalies (hereafter referred to as HVAs, there are no HVAs observed around the mid-lower mantle reflectors [Kaneshima and Helffrich, 1998]. As these strong confirmed, several interesting speculations might be made from our observations. The presence of the HVAs

Kawakatsu, Hitoshi

284

Di-electron spectrum at mid-rapidity in p+p collisions at ?s=200 GeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on the mid-rapidity mass spectrum of di-electrons and cross sections of pseudoscalar and vector mesons via e[superscript +]e[superscript ?] decays, from ?s=200 GeV p+p collisions, measured by the large-acceptance ...

Balewski, Jan T.

285

Dietary and Physiological Controls on the Hydrogen and Oxygen Isotope Ratios of Hair from Mid-20th Century  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dietary and Physiological Controls on the Hydrogen and Oxygen Isotope Ratios of Hair from Mid-20th Lafayette, IN 47907 3 IsoForensics, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84108 4 Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 KEY WORDS stable isotopes; keratin; model ABSTRACT

Ehleringer, Jim

286

20 My of nitrogen fixation during deposition of mid-Cretaceous black shales on the Demerara Rise, equatorial Atlantic Ocean  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

20 My of nitrogen fixation during deposition of mid-Cretaceous black shales on the Demerara Rise% in the sequences of ``black shales" that were deposited over a period of $20 million years. Similarly long periods. Although containing mostly marine organic matter, the black shales have TOC/TN molar ratios between 20

Gilli, Adrian

287

Feasibility and Risks of Coho Reintroduction in Mid-Columbia [Tributaries] Monitoring and Evaluation, 1999 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The long-term vision for the coho re-introduction project is to reestablish naturally reproducing coho salmon populations in mid-Columbia river basins, with numbers at or near carrying capacity that provide opportunities for significant harvest for Tribal and non-Tribal fishers.

Dunnigan, James L. (Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Toppenish, WA)

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Powertrain Component Inspection from Mid-Level Blends Vehicle Aging Study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 calls on the nation to significantly increase its use of renewable fuels to meet its transportation energy needs. The law expands the renewable fuel standard to require use of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel by 2022. Given that ethanol is the most widely used renewable fuel in the U.S. market, ethanol will likely make up a significant portion of the 36-billion-gallon requirement. The vast majority of ethanol used in the United States is blended with gasoline to create E10-gasoline with up to 10% ethanol. The remaining ethanol is sold in the form of E85 - a gasoline blend with as much as 85% ethanol that can only be used in flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs). Consumption of E85 is at present limited by both the size of the FFV fleet and the number of E85 fueling stations. Gasoline consumption in the United States is currently about 140 billion gallons per year; thus the maximum use of ethanol as E10 is only about 14 billion gallons. While the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) remains committed to expanding the E85 infrastructure, that market represented less than 1% of the ethanol consumed in 2010 and will not be able to absorb projected volumes of ethanol in the near term. Because of these factors, DOE and others have been assessing the viability of using mid-level ethanol blends (E15 or E20) as a way to accommodate growing volumes of ethanol. The DOE Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Test Program has been under way since 2007, supported jointly by the Office of the Biomass Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program. One of the larger projects, the Catalyst Durability Study, or Vehicle Aging Study, will be completed early in calendar year 2011. The following report describes a subproject of the Vehicle Aging Study in which powertrain components from 18 of the vehicles were examined at Southwest Research Institute under contract to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Shoffner, Brent [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio; Johnson, Ryan [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio; Heimrich, Martin J. [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio; Lochte, Michael [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Mid-range energy-forecasting system: structure, forecasts, and critique  

SciTech Connect

The Mid-Range Energy Forecasting System (MEFS) is a large-scale, interdisciplinary model of the US energy system maintained by the US Department of Energy. MEFS provides long-run regional forecasts of delivered prices for electricity, coal, gasoline, residual, distillate, and natural gas. A number of sets of MEFS forecasts are usually issued, each set corresponding to a different scenario. Because it forecasts prices and since these forecasts are regularly disseminated, MEFS is of considerable practical interest. A critical guide of the model's output for potential users is provided in this paper. The model's logic is described, the latest forecasts from MEFS are presented, and the reasonableness of both the forecasts and the methodology are critically evaluated. The manner in which MEFS interfaces with the Oil Market Simulation Model, which forecasts crude oil price, is also discussed. The evaluation concludes that while there are serious problems with MEFS, selective use can prove very helpful. 17 references, 1 figure, 2 tables.

DeSouza, G.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Optima MDxt: A high throughput 335 keV mid-dose implanter  

SciTech Connect

The continuing demand for both energy purity and implant angle control along with high wafer throughput drove the development of the Axcelis Optima MDxt mid-dose ion implanter. The system utilizes electrostatic scanning, an electrostatic parallelizing lens and an electrostatic energy filter to produce energetically pure beams with high angular integrity. Based on field proven components, the Optima MDxt beamline architecture offers the high beam currents possible with singly charged species including arsenic at energies up to 335 keV as well as large currents from multiply charged species at energies extending over 1 MeV. Conversely, the excellent energy filtering capability allows high currents at low beam energies, since it is safe to utilize large deceleration ratios. This beamline is coupled with the >500 WPH capable endstation technology used on the Axcelis Optima XEx high energy ion implanter. The endstation includes in-situ angle measurements of the beam in order to maintain excellent beam-to-wafer implant angle control in both the horizontal and vertical directions. The Optima platform control system provides new generation dose control system that assures excellent dosimetry and charge control. This paper will describe the features and technologies that allow the Optima MDxt to provide superior process performance at the highest wafer throughput, and will provide examples of the process performance achievable.

Eisner, Edward; David, Jonathan; Justesen, Perry; Kamenitsa, Dennis; McIntyre, Edward; Rathmell, Robert; Ray, Andrew; Rzeszut, Richard [Axcelis Technologies, Inc., 108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915 (United States)

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

291

THE NEW YORK MIDTOWN DISPERSION STUDY (MID-05) METEOROLOGICAL DATA REPORT.  

SciTech Connect

The New York City midtown dispersion program, MID05, examined atmospheric transport in the deep urban canyons near Rockefeller Center. Little is known about air flow and hazardous gas dispersion under such conditions, since previous urban field experiments have focused on small to medium sized cities with much smaller street canyons and examined response over a much larger area. During August, 2005, a series of six gas tracer tests were conducted and sampling was conducted over a 2 km grid. A critical component of understanding gas movement in these studies is detailed wind and meteorological information in the study zone. To support data interpretation and modeling, several meteorological stations were installed at street level and on roof tops in Manhattan. In addition, meteorological data from airports and other weather instrumentation around New York City were collected. This document describes the meteorological component of the project and provides an outline of data file formats for the different instruments. These data provide enough detail to support highly-resolved computational simulations of gas transport in the study zone.

REYNOLDS,R.M.; SULLIVAN, T.M.; SMITH, S.; CASSELLA, V.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Mid-latitude composition of mars from thermal and epithermal neutrons  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Epithermal neutron data acquired by Mars Odyssey have been analyzed to determine global maps of water-equivalent hydrogen abundance. By assuming that hydrogen was distributed uniformly with depth within the surface, a map of minimum water abundance was obtained. The addition of thermal neutrons to this analysis could provide information needed to determine water stratigraphy. For example, thermal and epithermal neutrons have been used together to determine the depth and abundance of waterequivalent hydrogen of a buried layer in the south polar region. Because the emission of thermal neutrons from the Martian surface is sensitive to absorption by elements other than hydrogen, analysis of stratigraphy requires that the abundance of these elements be known. For example, recently published studies of the south polar region assumed that the Mars Pathfinder mean soil composition is representative of the regional soil composition, This assumption is partially motivated by the fact that Mars appears to have a well-mixed global dust cover and that the Pathfinder soil composition is representative of the mean composition of the Martian surface. In this study, we have analyzed thermal and epithermal neutron data measured by the neutron spectrometer subsystem of the gamma ray spectrometer to determine the spatial distribution of the composition of elements other than hydrogen. We have restricted our analysis to mid-latitude regions for which we have corrected the neutron counting data for variations in atmospheric thickness.

Prettyman, T. H. (Thomas H.); Feldman, W. C. (William C.); Elphic, R. C. (Richard C.); Boynton, W. V. (William V.); Bish, D. L. (David L.); Vaniman, D. T. (David T.); Funsten, H. O. (Herbert O.); Lawrence, David J. (David Jeffery),; Maurice, S. (Sylvestre); McKinney, G. W. (Gregg W.); Moore, K. R. (Kurt R.); Tokar, R. L. (Robert L.)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Can hydrous minerals account for the observed mid-latitude water on Mars?  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Great interest was generated with the discovery by the Odyssey spacecraft OC heterogeneously distributed hydrogcn at martian mid-latitudes, suggesting that large areas of the near-equatorial highlands contain near-surface deposits of 'chemically and/or physically bound 1120 and/or OH' in amounts up to 3.8% equivalent H20. More recent interpretations of the Odyssey data using new calibrations suggest that some near-equatorial areas, such as Arabia Terra, contain up to 8.5f I .3% water-equivalent hydrogen. Such shallow occurrences (

Bish, D. L. (David L.); Vaniman, D. T. (David T.); Fialips, C. I. (Clair I.); Carey, J. W. (James W.); Feldman, W. C. (William C.)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

MDU Solar Energy Project Case Study  

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

MDU Solar Energy Project MDU Solar Energy Project Case Study A Partnership between Ellsworth AFB and MDU Resources Group, Inc.  Based in Bismarck, North Dakota  Celebrated our 85 th year in 2009  NYSE - MDU for over 60 years  Over $4B market cap  Fortune 500 Company  Member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index  Over 8,000 employees in 44 states  Business Lines:  Energy  Utility Resources  Construction Materials  Construction Materials  Energy  Oil and Gas Production  Utility Resources  Natural Gas Pipelines  Construction Services  Electric / Natural Gas Utilities  Utility Resources  Montana - Dakota Utilities Co.  Cascade Natural Gas Co.  Intermountain Gas Corporation  Great Plains Natural Gas Co.  About 950,000 customers  ND, SD, WY, MT, WA, OR, ID, MN

295

Combustion of EDS mid-distillate and refined shale-oil residual fuel in a gas turbine with large single-combustion chamber  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The test fuels included a coal derived mid distillate recycle liquid from the EDS coal liquefaction process, produced by Exxon, and a hydroprocessed residual Paraho shale oil fraction originating from a US Government sponsored program. A BBC (Brown Boveri Co.) type 9 fully equipped 35 MW capacity gas turbine, located at BBC's test facilities near Basel, Switzerland, was utilized. The objective of the combustion test was to establish whether these alternate fuels can be fired in large single combustor turbines without deleterious effects to the turbine or environment. Nitrogen in the shale oil was on the order of 0.4 wt% while the EDS distillate contained slightly less than 10 wt% hydrogen. The test program entailed the firing of 600 barrels of each test fuel at varying turbine loads and a comparison of the results with those from a base case petroleum diesel fuel. Fuel bound nitrogen was not found to contribute significantly to NO/sub x/ emissions in contrast to other work reported earlier in subscale gas turbine tests. Water injection at 0.6 to 0.7 water-fo-fuel mass ratios was effective in meeting EPA requirements for NO/sub x/ emissions from the diesel, shale and coal derived fuels at full turbine load. Low fuel hydrogen content did not cause any operational or emission problems. Combustor wall temperature, the major problem with low hydrogen fuels, rose only slightly within acceptable limits.

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1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

The urban waterfront in flux : accommodating uncertainty in Brooklyn  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Urban waterfronts are host to every shade of a city's development. Once pulsating with trade and production, the very reason for the city's existence, the mid 20th century brought jarring macroeconomic shifts and technological ...

Young, Jaime Rene

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Preparation of northern mid-continent petroleum. Quarterly report, July 1--September 20, 1996  

SciTech Connect

Project will develop a prototype for a digital and hard-copy atlas of petroleum fields and reservoirs in the northern Mid-continent region. A limited number of reservoirs in Kansas are to be included in the prototype project,but the goal is to expand beyond the prototype atlas to include significant reservoirs representing the major plays in Kansas, Nebraska, south dakota, North Dakota, the Williston basin portion of Montana, the Denver-Julesburg basin of eastern Colorado and southeastern Colorado. Primary products of the prototype atlas will be on-line accessible digital data bases covering two selected petroleum plays in Kansas. ``Pages`` and data schema for the atlas overview and field studies have been developed and are accessible through the world-wide-web. The atlas structure includes access to geologic, geophysical and production information at levels from the national, to the regional, to the field to the individual well. Several approaches have been developed that provide efficient and flexible screening and search procedures. The prototype of the digital atlas is accessible through the Kansas Geological Survey Petroleum Research Section (PRS) HomePage (the Universal Resource Locator [URL] is http://www.kgs.ukans.edu/PRS/PRS.html). The Digital Petroleum Atlas (DPA) HomePage is available directly at http://www.kgs. ukans.edu/DPA/dpaHome.html. Technology transfer is underway through presentations at national and regional meetings and through the use of monthly electronic updates and the on-line availability of the DPA products. Project information and Quarterly Progress Reports are linked to the Digital Petroleum Atlas HomePage.

Gerhard, L.C.; Carr, T.R.; Watney, W.L.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Type I Mid-Infrared MQW Lasers using AlInAsSb barriers and InAsSb wells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Type I Mid-Infrared MQW Lasers using AlInAsSb barriers and InAsSb wells Leslie G. Vaughn*a , L and interband lasers, Shockley-Read-Hall losses increase. The simplest structure is Type-I multiple quantum well. One such system with InAsSb wells and AlInAsSb barriers has been unable to exceed 175K under CW

New Mexico, University of

299

Investigation of Mid-IR Lasers for Improved Multi-Point Measurement of CO, NO, and O2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modern laser absorption sensing schemes have successfully monitored important trace gases in atmospheric research and hold promise for gas monitoring in the power industry. Commercial sensors using near-infrared telecommunications lasers are emerging; however, these near-infrared devices are not sensitive enough to detect small concentrations of CO and NO in the large background of H2O and CO2. This report reviews potential laser-based optical detection schemes for NO and CO using mid-infrared lasers.

2008-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

300

J$?$ nuclear modification factor at mid-rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=$2.76 TeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on the J$\\psi$ nuclear modification factor $R_{\\rm AA}$ at mid-rapidity ($|y|<0.9$) in Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=$2.76 TeV measured by ALICE. J$\\psi$ candidates are reconstructed using their $e^+e^-$ decay channel. The kinematical coverage extends to zero transverse momentum allowing the measurement of integrated cross sections. We show the centrality dependence of the J$\\psi$ $R_{\\rm AA}$ at mid-rapidity compared to the results from PHENIX at mid-rapidity and ALICE results at forward-rapidity. We also discuss comparisons to calculations from theoretical models.

Ionut-Cristian Arsene; for the ALICE Collaboration

2012-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Organization and Structure of Clouds and Precipitation on the Mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States. Part II: The Mesoscale and Microscale Structures of Some Frontal Rainbands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mesoscale and microscale structures of the clouds and precipitation associated with a frontal system on the mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States are investigated using radar reflectivity and Doppler velocity data, surface mesonet, ...

Joseph M. Sienkiewicz; John D. Locatelli; Peter V. Hobbs; Bart Geerts

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Eastward Flow through the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 11N and Its Influence on the Abyss of the Eastern Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dilute Antarctic Bottom Water of the North Atlantic eastern trough is supplied from the western trough through fractures in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. In particular, the influence on eastern trough property distributions of flow through the ...

M. S. McCartney; S. L. Bennett; M. E. Woodgate-Jones

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

NP Case Studies  

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(BES) Biological and Environmental Science (BER) Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) High Energy Physics (HEP) Nuclear Physics (NP) Agenda Hotel Case Studies Case Study Worksheets...

304

High spatial resolution mid-infrared spectroscopy of the starburst galaxies NGC 3256, IIZw40 and Henize 2-10  

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In order to show the importance of high spatial resolution observations of extra-galactic sources when compared to observations obtained with larger apertures such as ISO, we present N-band spectra (8-13 um) of some locations in three starburst galaxies. In particular, the two galactic nuclei of the spiral galaxy NGC3256, the compact IR supernebula in the dwarf galaxy IIZw40 and the two brightest IR knots in the central starburst of the WR galaxy He2-10. The spectra have been obtained with TIMMI2 on the ESO 3.6m telescope. An inventory of the spectra in terms of atomic fine-structure lines and molecular bands is presented. We show the great value of these high spatial resolution data at constraining properties such as the extinction in the mid-IR, metallicity or stellar content (age, IMF, etc.). Regarding this, we have constrained the stellar content of the IR compact knot in IIZw40 by using the mid-IR fine-structure lines and setting restrictions on the nebular geometry. Considering the PAH bands, we have constructed a new mid-/far-IR diagnostic diagram based on the 11.2 um PAH and continuum, accessible to ground-based observations. Finally, we find a dependence between the presence or non-presence of PAHs and the hardness of the radiation field as measured by the [SIV]/[NeII] ratio. In particular, sources with PAH emission have in general a [SIV]/[NeII] ratio < 0.35. We investigate possible origins for this relation and conclude that it does not necessarily imply PAH destruction, but could also be explained by the PAH-dust competition for FUV photons.

N. L. Martin-Hernandez; D. Schaerer; E. Peeters; A. G. G. M. Tielens; M. Sauvage

2006-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid-term evaluation of the NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) Central America Rural Electrification Support Program (CARES)  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory was requested by the Regional Office for Central America and Panama to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Cares Project, which is being implemented by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. This evaluation was conducted over a three week period by a four person team. Overall, the project has had numerous successes and is highly valued by local counterpart utilities and USAID Missions. Notwithstanding the significant results of the project, changes can be made in certain operating procedures and in the direction of some programmatic activities that can lead to an even more effective project.

Perlack, R.D. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Jones, H.G. (Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc., TN (USA)); Garcia, A. III (Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (USA). Dept. of Agricultural Engineering); Flores, E. (Flores (Edgar), Guatemala City (Guatemala))

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

TriView National Bank Case Study  

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... services such as cash management, lockbox services, and account reconciliation. Since the mid-1980s, TNB has specialized in residential, one- ...

2012-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

307

Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid Climates | Department of Energy  

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Humid Climates Humid Climates Guides and Case Studies for Hot-Humid Climates Map of the Hot and Humid Climate Zone of the United States. This zone covers eastern Texas through Florida and reaches up to mid-Georgia it also includes Puerto Rico and Hawaii. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program has developed a series of best practices and case studies to help builders improve whole-house energy performance in buildings found in hot-humid climates. Best Practice Guides New Construction Case Studies Improvements to Existing Homes Case Studies Best Practice Guides 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Humid Climates - Volume 15 New Construction Case Studies Florida Project: Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans, Inc. - Cape Coral Builder: Ravenwood Homes

308

Mid-Holocene Orbital Forcing of Regional-Scale Climate: A Case Study of Western North America Using a High-Resolution RCM  

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Within the context of anthropogenic climate change, paleoclimate modeling has become a key technique for studying climate system responses to changes in external forcing. Of current interest is the response of regional-scale climate to global-...

Noah S. Diffenbaugh; Lisa C. Sloan

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward energy sustainability in Hong Kong : a life-cycle cost analysis case study on low thermal energy transfer envelopes for a mid-rise commercial building.  

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??xiv, 102, [62] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm HKUST Call Number: Thesis CIVL 2004 Rybkow Within the past two decades, sustainable development, once a (more)

Rybkowski, Zofia Kristina

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intragenerational Job Mobility in a Period of Rapidly Rising Inequality: The Case of the Mid-Career Men in the Czech Republic int he 1990s  

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cohort only enters the analysis of job-to-job and job-to-There are two job-entry cohorts utilized in the analysis. Weunits of analysis (rows) need to be defined instead as job/

Hamplova, Dana; Kreidl, Martin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Mid-IR properties of Seyferts: Spitzer/IRS spectroscopy of the IRAS 12micron Seyfert sample  

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We performed an analysis of the mid-infared properties of the 12micron Seyfert sample, a complete unbiased 12micron flux limited sample of local Seyfert galaxies selected from the IRAS Faint Source Catalog, based on low resolution spectra obtained with the Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) on-board Spitzer Space Telescope. A detailed presentation of this analysis is dicussed in Wu et al. (2009). We find that on average, the 15-30micron slope of the continuum is -0.85+/-0.61 for Seyfert 1s and -1.53+/-0.84 for Seyfert 2s, and there is substantial scatter in each type. Moreover, nearly 32% of Seyfert 1s, and 9% of Seyfert 2s, display a peak in the mid-infrared spectrum at 20micron, which is attributed to an additional hot dust component. The Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) equivalent width decreases with increasing dust temperature, as indicated by the global infrared color of the host galaxies. However, no statistical difference in PAH equivalent width is detected between the two Seyfert types, 1 and 2, of the...

Charmandaris, V; Huang, J; Spinoglio, L; Tommasin, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Program Record 13006 (Offices of Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies: Life-Cycle Costs of Mid-Size Light-Duty Vehicles  

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Program Record (Offices of Vehicle Technologies & Fuel Cell Program Record (Offices of Vehicle Technologies & Fuel Cell Technologies) Record #: 13006 Date: April 24, 2013 Title: Life-cycle Costs of Mid-Size Light-Duty Vehicles Originator: Tien Nguyen & Jake Ward Approved by: Sunita Satyapal Pat Davis Date: April 25, 2013 Items: DOE is pursuing a portfolio of technologies with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and petroleum consumption while being cost-effective. This record documents the assumptions and results of analyses conducted to estimate the life-cycle costs resulting from several fuel/vehicle pathways, for a future mid-size car. The results are summarized graphically in the following figure. Costs of Operation for Future Mid-Size Car

313

ZnMgO by APCVD Enabling High-Performance Mid-bandgap CIGS on Polyimide Modules: October 2009--October 2010  

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This Pre-Incubator project was designed to increase the 'real world' CIGS based photovoltaic module performance and decrease the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of systems utilizing those modules compared to our traditional CIGS based photovoltaic modules. This was enabled by a) increasing the CIGS bandgap and b) developing better matched device finishing layers to the mid-bandgap CIGS based photovoltaics; including window and buffer layers (and eventually the TCO). Incremental progress in the novel device performance was demonstrated throughout the program, and ultimately achieved performance results that exceeded the milestones ahead of schedule. Metal-oxide buffer layer devices with mid-bandgap CIGS alloys on polyimide substrates were produced with efficiencies of over 12%. Corresponding mid-bandgap devices with CdS buffers produced over 13% efficient devices. Furthermore, no obvious degradation in the device performance has been observed to date, after proper storage ambient of the different types of unencapsulated devices were identified.

Woods, L.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

In Case of Emergency  

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In Case of Emergency In Case of Emergency Print FirePolice Emergency: ext. 7911 Cell phone or off-site: 510-486-7911 When dialing from off-site, the following numbers need to be...

315

Revealing molecular structure and dynamics through high-order harmonic generation driven by mid-IR fields  

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High-order harmonic generation (HHG) from molecules produces spectra that are modulated by interferences that encode both the static structure and the electron dynamics initiated by interaction with the laser field. Using a midinfrared (mid-IR) laser at 1300 nm, we are able to study the region of the harmonic spectrum containing such interferences in CO{sub 2} over a wide range of intensities. This allows for isolation and characterization of interference minima arising due to subcycle electronic dynamics triggered by the laser field, which had previously been identified but not systematically separated. Our experimental and theoretical results demonstrate important steps toward combining attosecond temporal and angstrom-scale spatial resolution in molecular HHG imaging.

Torres, R.; Siegel, T.; Brugnera, L.; Ivanov, M. Yu.; Marangos, J. P. [Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BW (United Kingdom); Procino, I. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Underwood, Jonathan G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Altucci, C.; Velotta, R. [Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia and Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita di Napoli 'Federico II', Naples (Italy); Springate, E.; Froud, C.; Turcu, I. C. E. [Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Patchkovskii, S. [Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Smirnova, O. [Max-Born-Institute, 2a Max-Born-Strasse, Berlin D-12489 (Germany)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

316

B O N N E V I L L E P O W E R A D M I N I S T R A T I O N Mid-Columbia  

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Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program Final Environmental Impact Statement March 2012 DOE/EIS-0425 Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program Final Environmental Impact Statement DOE/EIS-0425 Bonneville Power Administration Okanogan County The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation March 2012 Abstract Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program Environmental Impact Statement Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy - Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Title of Proposed Project: Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program Cooperating Tribe: The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation State Involved: Washington Lead State Agency: Okanogan County Abstract: The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) describes a coho salmon restoration program sponsored by

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SN 2009js AT THE CROSSROADS BETWEEN NORMAL AND SUBLUMINOUS TYPE IIP SUPERNOVAE: OPTICAL AND MID-INFRARED EVOLUTION  

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We present a study of SN 2009js in NGC 918. Multi-band Kanata optical photometry covering the first {approx}120 days shows the source to be a Type IIP SN. Reddening is dominated by that due to our Galaxy. One-year-post-explosion photometry with the New Technology Telescope and a Subaru optical spectrum 16 days post-discovery both imply a good match with the well-studied subluminous SN 2005cs. The plateau-phase luminosity of SN 2009js and its plateau duration are more similar to the intermediate luminosity IIP SN 2008in. Thus, SN 2009js shares characteristics with both subluminous and intermediate luminosity supernovae (SNe). Its radioactive tail luminosity lies between SN 2005cs and SN 2008in, whereas its quasi-bolometric luminosity decline from peak to plateau (quantified by a newly defined parameter {Delta}logL, which measures adiabatic cooling following shock breakout) is much smaller than both the others'. We estimate the ejected mass of {sup 56}Ni to be low ({approx}0.007 M{sub Sun }). The SN explosion energy appears to have been small, similar to that of SN 2005cs. SN 2009js is the first subluminous SN IIP to be studied in the mid-infrared. It was serendipitously caught by Spitzer at very early times. In addition, it was detected by WISE 105 days later with a significant 4.6 {mu}m flux excess above the photosphere. The infrared excess luminosity relative to the photosphere is clearly smaller than that of SN 2004dj, which has been extensively studied in the mid-infrared. The excess may be tentatively assigned to heated dust with mass {approx}3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -5} M{sub Sun }, or to CO fundamental emission as a precursor to dust formation.

Gandhi, P. [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan); Yamanaka, M.; Itoh, R. [Department of Physical Science, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama 1-3-1, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Tanaka, M. [National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo (Japan); Nozawa, T.; Maeda, K.; Moriya, T. J. [Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa (Japan); Kawabata, K. S. [Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Saviane, I. [European Southern Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Santiago 19 (Chile); Hattori, T. [Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Sasada, M. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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6ka_PanMonsoons , Liu et al., final revision, 09/05/2003 1 Global Monsoons in the mid-Holocene and Oceanic Feedback*  

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6ka_PanMonsoons , Liu et al., final revision, 09/05/2003 1 Global Monsoons in the mid., Madison, WI 53706; zliu3@wisc.edu #12;6ka_PanMonsoons , Liu et al., final revision, 09/05/2003 2 Abstract The response of the six major summer monsoon systems (the North American monsoon, the northern Africa monsoon

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

319

Reduction of Risk in Exploration and Prospect Generation through a Multidisciplinary Basin-Analysis Program in the South-Central Mid-Continent Region  

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This report will discuss a series of regional studies that were undertaken within the South-Central Mid-Continent region of the U.S. Coverage is also provided about a series of innovative techniques that were used for this assessment.

Banerjee, S.; Barker, C.; Fite, J.; George, S.; Guo, Genliang; Johnson, W.; Jordan, J., Szpakiewicz, M.; Person, M.; Reeves, T.K.; Safley, E.; Swenson, J.B.; Volk, L.; and Erickson, R.

1999-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

320

A Case for Climate Neutrality: Case Studies on Moving Towards...  

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Case for Climate Neutrality: Case Studies on Moving Towards a Low Carbon Economy Jump to: navigation, search Logo: A Case for Climate Neutrality: Case Studies on Moving Towards a...

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321

Standard Bullets and Casings  

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... Figure 2. On the left, a NIST SRM 2461 ... Case mounted on a brass cylinder holder; right, optical micrograph ... the data are in ASCII tab delimited format ...

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

322

OSCARS Case Study  

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Feedback: info@es.net OSCARS Case Study OSCARS Virtual Circuits Extend JGI Network Capacity The Challenge In February 2010, the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) at Lawrence Berkeley...

323

Macroeconomic Analysis of Malware Vaibhav Garg, L. Jean Camp  

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can instead leverage public-private partnerships; for example, the German anti-botnet initiative where

Camp, L. Jean

324

Essays on the stock market's reaction to macroeconomic news  

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R. C. Green, and V. Naik, 1999, Optimal investment, growthGreen, and Naik (1999) develop a rational partial equilibrium model of individual ?rms investment

Cenesizoglu, Tolga

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

A New Comparative Approach to Macroeconomic Modeling and Policy Analysis  

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such as output, inflation and nominal interest rates. Models should also be able to provide answers to typical such as a central bank. We do not need to throw out our DSGE and asset-pricing models: rather we need to develop titled "Reflections on the nature of monetary policy non-standard measures and finance theory" by Jean

Tesfatsion, Leigh

326

AGENTBASED KEYNESIAN MACROECONOMICS AN EVOLUTIONARY MODEL EMBEDDED IN AN  

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households' interest­bearing financial assets and nominal interest rates; Germany, data from 1951 to 1998 Building Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.1.2 Objectives to the present model . . . . . . . . 76 2.2 Empirical results of the influence of both income growth rates

Tesfatsion, Leigh

327

Emergent Macroeconomics An Agent-Based Approach to Business Fluctuations  

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________________________________________________________________________ DOMENICO DELLI GATTI ­ Catholic University of Milan, Italy EDOARDO GAFFEO ­ University of Trento, Italy MAURO GALLEGATI ­ Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy GIANFRANCO GIULIONI ­ University "G. D'Annunzio", Pescara, Italy ANTONIO PALESTRINI ­ University of Teramo, Italy August 2006 #12;To

Tesfatsion, Leigh

328

Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

3. IHS Global Insights Industrial Output and Employment by Industry Models Industrial Output Model Overview ...

329

Oil Price Shocks, Inventories, and Macroeconomic Dynamics, mimeo  

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This paper employs disaggregated manufacturing data to investigate the causes of the time delay between an increase in oil prices and the following slowdown in economic activity. VAR results show that, unlike aggregate GDP, the effect of an oil price shock on new motor vehicles production shows up immediately and is statistically significantly. After one quarter, similar patterns are observed for industries that are oil-intensive or for which motor vehicles constitute a demand-shifter. The continuing fall in manufacturing production then leads the economy into a recession. The paper then estimates a modified linear-quadratic inventory model and shows that this description of the oil price dynamics is consistent with rational behavior by firms. An increase in oil prices leads to a decline in manufacturing sales; partly because the shock catches manufacturers by surprise and partly because of their desire to balance the accelerator and production smoothing motives, manufacturers deviate from the target level of inventories and spread the decline in production over various quarters. Moreover, the dynamics entailed by the structural estimates capture two stylized facts about inventory behavior: procyclicality and persistence.

Ana Mara Herrera

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Labor Market Frictions, Interest Rates, and Macroeconomic Policies  

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endogenous separation rate increases, that is the ?ow intoinduces higher real interest rate, increases the demand forendogenous separation rate increases. We assume match-speci?

Zhang, Ji

331

Revolution and Evolution in Twentieth-Century Macroeconomics Michael Woodford  

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, chain of causation with a complexity to rival a Rube Goldberg cartoon. They were intended to render

Tesfatsion, Leigh

332

Introduction to Macroeconomic Dynamics Special Issue on Oil Price Shocks  

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, as director of the National Economic Council, stated that "if energy prices will trend higher, you invest one, in which global real economic activity and real oil prices share a common stochastic trend, they ...nd way; if energy prices will be lower, you invest a di¤erent way. But if you don't know what prices

Garousi, Vahid

333

Uncertainty quantification and validation of combined hydrological and macroeconomic analyses.  

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Changes in climate can lead to instabilities in physical and economic systems, particularly in regions with marginal resources. Global climate models indicate increasing global mean temperatures over the decades to come and uncertainty in the local to national impacts means perceived risks will drive planning decisions. Agent-based models provide one of the few ways to evaluate the potential changes in behavior in coupled social-physical systems and to quantify and compare risks. The current generation of climate impact analyses provides estimates of the economic cost of climate change for a limited set of climate scenarios that account for a small subset of the dynamics and uncertainties. To better understand the risk to national security, the next generation of risk assessment models must represent global stresses, population vulnerability to those stresses, and the uncertainty in population responses and outcomes that could have a significant impact on U.S. national security.

Hernandez, Jacquelynne; Parks, Mancel Jordan; Jennings, Barbara Joan; Kaplan, Paul Garry; Brown, Theresa Jean; Conrad, Stephen Hamilton

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Essays on the macroeconomic effects of energy price shocks.  

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??In the first chapter I study the effects of oil price shocks on economic activity at the U.S. state-level, an innovative feature of this dissertation. (more)

Melichar, Mark Alan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Model Documentation Report: Macroeconomic Activity Module (MAM) of ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

facilitates continuity in model development by providing documentation from which energy analysts can ... Business spending includes nine fixed investment categories for

336

Globalization, Macroeconomic Performance, and the Exchange Rates of Emerging Economies  

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The Impact of Exchange Rate Movements on U.S. Foreign Debt."Performance, and the Exchange Rates of Emerging Economies*volatility, exchange-rate regimes, institutions,

Obstfeld, Maurice

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Macroeconomic Dynamics and Credit Risk: A Global Perspective  

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(1999)). The literature on modeling LGD (sometimes called loss severity) is not nearly as rich as it is for PD. Most of the work has been strictly empirical (Altman and Kishore (1996), Gupton, Gates and Carty (2000), Van de Castle, Keisman and Yang (2000... single country or region. By estimating a cointe- grating model for each country/region separately, we are also able to allow for endow- ment and institutional heterogeneities that exist across the different countries in our modeling strategy. Accordingly...

Pesaran, M Hashem; Schuermann, Til; Treutler, Bjorn-Jakob; Weiner, Scott M

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

338

Essays in macroeconomics, corporate finance, and social learning  

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(cont.) the release of information until the long-term results of the firm are realized. In equilibrium, when the belief about the aggregate state is high, managers will be given short-term incentives, delaying the release ...

Hertzberg, Andrew C. P., 1974-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Survival of Wells Hatchery Steelhead in the Mid-Columbia River, Part I, Smolt Monitoring Program, 1984 Annual Report.  

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Survival of steelhead trout (Salmo gairdneri) from Wells Hatchery (WDG) was studied in 1984 to derive an index of steelhead survival in the mid-Columbia. This index was determined as part of the Smolt Monitoring Program conducted by the fishery agencies and tribes through the Water Budget Center. The program in 1984 was limited because of fish availability. A major goal of the 1984 program was to adapt techniques which have largely been used for specific research purposes, to a management program that is to be repeated annually. Such a program requires that minimum disruption of the existing fishery management program occurs. Sufficient fish were allocated to the program to allow two replicate test releases from Pateros, Washington and two paired control releases below Priest Rapids Dam. These mark groups were recovered at McNary Dam, and survival was calculated as the ratio in proportion recovered for the test and control groups. Data from the second replicate release was judged to not sufficiently meet the experimental criteria and was rejected. The first replicate was judged to be suitable, and survival was calculated. Estimated survival for the first steelhead replicate from Pateros to below Priest Rapids Dam was 0.5181 with a lower 95% confidence interval of 0.4626 and an upper confidence interval of 0.5736.

McConnaha, Willis E.

1985-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A hot Jupiter transiting a mid-K dwarf found in the pre-OmegaCam Transit Survey  

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We describe the pre-OmegaTranS project, a deep survey for transiting extra-solar planets in the Carina region of the Galactic Disk. In 2006-2008 we observed a single dense stellar field with a very high cadence of ~2min using the ESO Wide Field Imager at the La Silla Observatory. Using the Astronomical Wide-field System for Europe and the Munich Difference Imaging Analysis pipeline, a module that has been developed for this project, we created the light curves of 16000 stars with more than 4000 data points which we searched for periodic transit signals using a box-fitting least-squares detection algorithm. All light curves are publicly available. In the course of the pre-OmegaTranS project we identified two planet candidates - POTS-1b and POTS-C2b - which we present in this work. With extensive follow-up observations we were able to confirm one of them, POTS-1b, a hot Jupiter transiting a mid-K dwarf. The planet has a mass of 2.31+-0.77M_Jup and a radius of 0.94+-0.04R_Jup and a period of P=3.16d. The host st...

Koppenhoefer, J; Fossati, L; Lyubchik, Y; Mugrauer, M; Bender, R; Lee, C -H; Riffeser, A; Afonso, P; Greiner, J; Henning, Th; Neuhuser, R; Snellen, I A G; Pavlenko, Y; Verdugo, M; Vogt, N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mid- and Far-Infrared Reflection/Absorption Spectroscopy (IRAS) Studies of NO on Rh Single Crystal Surfaces  

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The NO/CO reaction over Rh metal in automobile catalytic converters is critical to the control of emissions of these pollutant molecules. As part of a program to determine the elementary mechanism(s) of this reaction, we have been performing mid- and far-infrared reflection/absorption spectroscopic (IRAS) measurements of the adsorption and co-adsorption and co-adsorption of NO and CO on Rh single crystal surfaces. Of particular interest is the low-frequency range of the IRAS spectra where we hoped to observe features due to metal-N stretching and/or bending vibrational motions. In particular, we hoped to obtain information regarding the site-requirements for the dissociation of the NO molecule on various Rh single crystal surfaces. An important result from our earlier work is that the selectivity of the reaction for the two nitrogen-containing products, N2 and N2O, is a strong function of the Rh surface structure. On the basis of ancillary data, we suggested that the location of adsorbed NO and N-atoms (formed from dissociation of adsorbed NO) on various Rh surfaces could, perhaps account for the selectivity differences.

Peden, Charles HF; He, Ting; Pilling, M.; Hirschmugl, Carol J.; Gardner, P.

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Coal-fired power-plant-capital-cost estimates. Final report. [Mid-1978 price level; 13 different sites  

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Conceptual designs and order-of-magnitude capital cost estimates have been prepared for typical 1000-MW coal-fired power plants. These subcritical plants will provide high efficiency in base load operation without excessive efficiency loss in cycling operation. In addition, an alternative supercritical design and a cost estimate were developed for each of the plants for maximum efficiency at 80 to 100% of design capacity. The power plants will be located in 13 representative regions of the United States and will be fueled by coal typically available in each region. In two locations, alternate coals are available and plants have been designed and estimated for both coals resulting in a total of 15 power plants. The capital cost estimates are at mid-1978 price level with no escalation and are based on the contractor's current construction projects. Conservative estimating parameters have been used to ensure their suitability as planning tools for utility companies. A flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system has been included for each plant to reflect the requirements of the promulgated New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for sulfur dioxide (SO/sub 2/) emissions. The estimated costs of the FGD facilities range from 74 to 169 $/kW depending on the coal characteristics and the location of the plant. The estimated total capital requirements for twin 500-MW units vary from 8088 $/kW for a southeastern plant burning bituminous Kentucky coal to 990 $/kW for a remote western plant burning subbituminous Wyoming coal.

Holstein, R.A.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation Targeting for the Tehachapi Pass and Mid-Columbia Basin: WindSENSE Phase III Project Summary Report  

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The overall goal of this multi-phased research project known as WindSENSE is to develop an observation system deployment strategy that would improve wind power generation forecasts. The objective of the deployment strategy is to produce the maximum benefit for 1- to 6-hour ahead forecasts of wind speed at hub-height ({approx}80 m). In Phase III of the project, the focus was on the Mid-Columbia Basin region which encompasses the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) wind generation area shown in Figure 1 that includes Klondike, Stateline, and Hopkins Ridge wind plants. The typical hub height of a wind turbine is approximately 80-m above ground level (AGL). So it would seem that building meteorological towers in the region upwind of a wind generation facility would provide data necessary to improve the short-term forecasts for the 80-m AGL wind speed. However, this additional meteorological information typically does not significantly improve the accuracy of the 0- to 6-hour ahead wind power forecasts because processes controlling wind variability change from day-to-day and, at times, from hour-to-hour. It is also important to note that some processes causing significant changes in wind power production function principally in the vertical direction. These processes will not be detected by meteorological towers at off-site locations. For these reasons, it is quite challenging to determine the best type of sensors and deployment locations. To address the measurement deployment problem, Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis (ESA) was applied in the Phase I portion of the WindSENSE project. The ESA approach was initially designed to produce spatial fields that depict the sensitivity of a forecast metric to a set of prior state variables selected by the user. The best combination of variables and locations to improve the forecast was determined using the Multiple Observation Optimization Algorithm (MOOA) developed in Phase I. In Zack et al. (2010a), the ESA-MOOA approach was applied and evaluated for the wind plants in the Tehachapi Pass region for a period during the warm season. That research demonstrated that forecast sensitivity derived from the dataset was characterized by well-defined, localized patterns for a number of state variables such as the 80-m wind and the 25-m to 1-km temperature difference prior to the forecast time. The sensitivity patterns produced as part of the Tehachapi Pass study were coherent and consistent with the basic physical processes that drive wind patterns in the Tehachapi area. In Phase II of the WindSENSE project, the ESA-MOOA approach was extended and applied to the wind plants located in the Mid-Columbia Basin wind generation area of Washington-Oregon during the summer and to the Tehachapi Pass region during the winter. The objective of this study was to identify measurement locations and variables that have the greatest positive impact on the accuracy of wind forecasts in the 0- to 6-hour look-ahead periods for the two regions and to establish a higher level of confidence in ESA-MOOA for mesoscale applications. The detailed methodology and results are provided in separate technical reports listed in the publications section below. Ideally, the data assimilation scheme used in the Phase III experiments would have been based upon an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) that was similar to the ESA method used to diagnose the Mid-Columbia Basin sensitivity patterns in the previous studies. However, running an EnKF system at high resolution is impractical because of the very high computational cost. Thus, it was decided to use a three-dimensional variational (3DVAR) analysis scheme that is less computationally intensive. The objective of this task is to develop an observation system deployment strategy for the mid Columbia Basin (i.e. the BPA wind generation region) that is designed to produce the maximum benefit for 1- to 6-hour ahead forecasts of hub-height ({approx}80 m) wind speed with a focus on periods of large changes in wind speed. There are two tasks in the current project effort designed to validate

Hanley, D

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Effect of steam generator configuration in a loss of the RHR during mid-loop operation at PKL facility  

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The loss of the residual heat removal system in mid-loop conditions may occur with a non-negligible contribution to the plant risk, so the analysis of the accidental sequences and the actions to mitigate the accident are of great interest in shutdown conditions. In order to plan the appropriate measures to mitigate the accident is necessary to understand the thermal-hydraulic processes following the loss of the residual heat removal system during shutdown. Thus, transients of this kind have been simulated using best-estimate codes in different integral test facilities and compared with experimental data obtained in different facilities. In PKL (Primaerkreislauf-Versuchsanlage, primary coolant loop test facility) test facility different series of experiments have been undertaken to analyze the plant response in shutdown. In this context, the E3 and F2 series consist of analyzing the loss of the residual heat removal system with a reduced inventory in the primary system. In particular, the experiments were developed to investigate the influence of the steam generators secondary side configuration on the plant response, what involves the consideration of different number of steam generators filled with water and ready for activation, on the heat transfer mechanisms inside the steam generators U-tubes. This work presents the results of such experiments calculated using, RELAP5/Mod 3.3. (authors)

Villanueva, J. F.; Carlos, S.; Martorell, S.; Sanchez, F. [Dpto. Ingenieria Quimica Y Nuclear, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Camino Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain)

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Far- and mid-infrared spectroscopy of complex organic matter of astrochemical interest: coal, heavy petroleum fractions, and asphaltenes  

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The coexistence of a large variety of molecular species (i.e., aromatic, cycloaliphatic and aliphatic) in several astrophysical environments suggests that unidentified IR emission (UIE) occurs from small solid particles containing a mix of aromatic and aliphatic structures (e.g., coal, petroleum, etc.), renewing the astronomical interest on this type of materials. A series of heavy petroleum fractions namely DAE, RAE, BQ-1, and asphaltenes derived from BQ-1 were used together with anthracite coal and bitumen as model compounds in matching the band pattern of the emission features of proto-planetary nebulae (PPNe). All the model materials were examined in the mid-infrared (2.5-16.7 um) and for the first time in the far-infrared (16.7-200 um), and the IR bands were compared with the UIE from PPNe. The best match of the PPNe band pattern is offered by the BQ-1 heavy aromatic oil fraction and by its asphaltenes fraction. Particularly interesting is the ability of BQ-1 to match the band pattern of the aromatic-ali...

Cataldo, F; Manchado, A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Causes of spring vegetation greenness trends in the northern mid-high latitudes from 1982 to 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Community Land Model version 4 (CLM4) is applied to explore the spatial temporal patterns of spring (April May) vegetation growth trends over the northern mid high latitudes (NMH) (>25 N) between 1982 and 2004. During the spring season through the 23 yr period, both the satellite-derived and simulated normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) anomalies show a statistically significant correlation and an overall greening trend within the study area. Consistently with the observed NDVI temperature relation, the CLM4 NDVI shows a significant positive association with the spring temperature anomaly for the NMH, North America and Eurasia. Large study areas experience temperature discontinuity associated with contrasting NDVI trends. Before and after the turning point (TP) of the temperature trends, climatic variability plays a dominant role, while the other environmental factors exert minor effects on the NDVI tendencies. Simulated vegetation growth is broadly stimulated by the increasing atmospheric CO2. Trends show that nitrogen deposition increases NDVI mostly in southeastern China, and decreases NDVI mainly in western Russia after the temperature TP. Furthermore, land use-induced NDVI trends vary roughly with the respective changes in land management practices (crop areas and forest coverage). Our results highlight how non-climatic factors mitigate or exacerbate the impact of temperature on spring vegetation growth, particularly across regions with intensive human activity.

Mao, Jiafu [ORNL; Shi, Xiaoying [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL; Shilong, Dr. Piao [Peking University; Xuhui, Dr. Wang [Peking University

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial community structure of hydrothermal deposits from geochemically different vent fields along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge  

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To evaluate the effects of local fluid geochemistry on microbial communities associated with active hydrothermal vent deposits, we examined the archaeal and bacterial communities of 12 samples collected from two very different vent fields: the basalt-hosted Lucky Strike (37 17'N, 32 16.3'W, depth 1600-1750 m) and the ultramafic-hosted Rainbow (36 13'N, 33 54.1'W, depth 2270-2330 m) vent fields along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). Using multiplexed barcoded pyrosequencing of the variable region 4 (V4) of the 16S rRNA genes, we show statistically significant differences between the archaeal and bacterial communities associated with the different vent fields. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays of the functional gene diagnostic for methanogenesis (mcrA), as well as geochemical modelling to predict pore fluid chemistries within the deposits, support the pyrosequencing observations. Collectively, these results show that the less reduced, hydrogen-poor fluids at Lucky Strike limit colonization by strict anaerobes such as methanogens, and allow for hyperthermophilic microaerophiles, like Aeropyrum. In contrast, the hydrogen-rich reducing vent fluids at the ultramafic-influenced Rainbow vent field support the prevalence of methanogens and other hydrogen-oxidizing thermophiles at this site. These results demonstrate that biogeographical patterns of hydrothermal vent microorganisms are shaped in part by large scale geological and geochemical processes.

Flores, Gilberto E [Portland State University; Campbell, James H [ORNL; Kirshtein, Julie D [United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA; Meneghin, Jennifer [Portland State University; Podar, Mircea [ORNL; Steinberg, Joshua [Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR; Seewald, Jeffrey S [Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA; Tivey, Margaret Kingston [Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA; Voytek, Mary A [United States Geological Survey & National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Reysenbach, Anna-Louise [Portland State University; Yang, Zamin Koo [ORNL

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348

Case No. VBU-0016  

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

16 16 September 15, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner:Gary Roybal Date of Filing:June 23, 1999 Case Number:VBU-0016 On October 6, 1998, Gary Roybal (Roybal) filed a complaint under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The regulations governing the program were revised in a new interim final rule that took effect on April 14, 1999. Along with other procedural changes, the interim final rule reassigned the investigative function to the Office of Hearings and Appeals. All of the pending whistleblower cases in the investigative stage, including Roybal's case, were then transferred to OHA. The OHA investigator assigned to the case dismissed Roybal's complaint on June 11, 1999. On June 23,

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Case No. VWZ-0009  

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

AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Petitioner: Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. Date of Filing: March 8, 1999 Case Number: VWZ-0009 This decision...

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Science DMZ Case Studies  

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Studies Studies About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies OSCARS Case Studies Science DMZ Case Studies Science DMZ CU Science DMZ Penn State & VTTI Science DMZ NOAA Science DMZ NERSC Science DMZ ALS Multi-facility Workflow LCLS ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Science DMZ Case Studies Developed by ESnet engineers, the Science DMZ model addresses common network performance problems encountered at any institution by creating an environment that is tailored to the needs of high performance science

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Mid-Atlantic QAW  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Mr. John W. Roberts (Northeast Solite); Pennsylvania ... FHWA Nationwide HPC Survey Results --- Most ... Thermal Effects: Hydration heat can raise ...

2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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TRIGGERED STAR FORMATION AROUND MID-INFRARED BUBBLES IN THE G8.14+0.23 H II REGION  

SciTech Connect

Mid-infrared shells or bubbles around expanding H II regions have received much attention due to their ability to initiate a new generation of star formation. We present multi-wavelength observations around two bubbles associated with a southern massive star-forming region G8.14+0.23, to investigate the triggered star formation signature on the edges of the bubbles by the expansion of the H II region. We have found observational signatures of the collected molecular and cold dust material along the bubbles and the {sup 12}CO(J = 3-2) velocity map reveals that the molecular gas in the bubbles is physically associated around the G8.14+0.23 region. We have detected 244 young stellar objects (YSOs) in the region and about 37% of these YSOs occur in clusters. Interestingly, these YSO clusters are associated with the collected material on the edges of the bubbles. We have found good agreement between the dynamical age of the H II region and the kinematical timescale of bubbles (from the {sup 12}CO(J = 3-2) line data) with the fragmentation time of the accumulated molecular materials to explain possible 'collect and collapse' process around the G8.14+0.23 region. However, one cannot entirely rule out the possibility of triggered star formation by compression of the pre-existing dense clumps by the shock wave. We have also found two massive embedded YSOs (about 10 and 22 M{sub Sun }) which are associated with the dense fragmented clump at the interface of the bubbles. We conclude that the expansion of the H II region is also leading to the formation of these two young massive embedded YSOs in the G8.14+0.23 region.

Dewangan, L. K.; Ojha, D. K.; Chakraborti, S. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005 (India); Anandarao, B. G. [Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009 (India); Ghosh, S. K., E-mail: lokeshd@tifr.res.in [National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007 (India)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Case tool evaluation system  

SciTech Connect

An automated system that uses an analytical approach to evaluate Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools is currently being developed. this system is referred to as the CASE Tool Evaluation System. The following general criteria will be used: overall tool functionality; tool stability; cost; interfaces with other software; customization; ease of use; output produced; hardware and operating system needs; documentation; training and vendor support; repository interface; methodologies; and vendor stability. in Phase 1 CASE tools will be eliminated that do not meet certain must-have'' characteristics specified by the user. Phase 2 will further reduce the size of the tool list by retaining those tools that possess desirable, but not absolutely necessary'' characteristics, also specified by the user. Phase 3 will employ the Analytic Hierarchy Process, developed by Dr. Thomas L. Saaty, to rank the tools. Users will be able to supply tools of their own choosing, in addition to tools that are generated via normal use of the system. All three phases will interact with a database that stores objective information about CASE tools. The use of the Analytic Hierarchy process (AHP) distinguishes this method of CASE tool evaluation from others. As used in this system, the AHP is a method of breaking down the complex, unstructured problem of selecting a CASE tool into its component evaluation criteria and candidate tools. These criteria and tools are arranged into a hierarchical order. Each criterion and tool is assigned a subjective numerical value (by experts or users or both). These values are then synthesized to determine which have the highest priority. The result will be a ranked list of CASE tools tailored to the needs and desires of the user.

Green, P.L.; Andreae, P.V.; Pennewell, W.J.; Clinard, L.A.; Thomas, B. Jr.; Tarrant, P.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case No. VWX-0014  

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

VWX-0014 VWX-0014 November 29, 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Supplemental Order Name of Case:Frank E. Isbill Date of Filing:November 4, 1999 Case Number: VWX-0014 This Decision supplements an Initial Agency Decision, dated September 27, 1999, issued by the undersigned Hearing Officer of the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy in a case involving a "whistleblower" complaint filed by Frank E. Isbill (the complainant) under 10 C.F.R. Part 708. See Frank E. Isbill, 27 DOE ¶ 87,529 (1999). In the Decision, I found that NCI Information Systems, Inc. (the contractor), a DOE contractor, had violated the provisions of 10 C.F.R. § 708.5 by removing the complainant's supervisory duties in reprisal for his making protected disclosures related to a

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Case No. VBZ-0057  

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

57 57 November 1, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motions to Dismiss Name of Petitioner: Janet K. Benson Date of Filings: April 6, 2000 August 7, 2000 Case Numbers: VBZ-0057 VBZ-0058 This determination considers Motions to Dismiss(1) filed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Laboratory)(2) under the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In these Motions, the Laboratory contends that the claims asserted by Janet Benson in OHA Case No. VWA-0044 are defective as a matter of law and should not be determined on the merits.(3) The Laboratory makes the following arguments in support of these Motions: (1) The Laboratory cannot be held liable for any acts of reprisal that occurred prior to September 23, 1994, the date it agreed to comply with Part 708 (OHA Case No. VBZ-0057);

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Case No. VBZ-0028  

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

28 28 October 12, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Petitioner: Sandia Corporation Date of Filing: August 24, 1999 Case Number: VBZ-0028 This decision considers a "Motion to Dismiss" filed by the Sandia Corporation (Sandia) on August 24, 1999. In its Motion, Sandia seeks judgment on the record of Complaint filed by Dr. Jiunn Yu (Yu) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Yu's Complaint under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 has been assigned Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Case No. VBH-0028. The present Motion has been assigned Case No. VBZ-0028. The Department of Energy established its Contractor Employee Protection Program to safeguard "public

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Case No. VWZ-0011  

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

1 1 May 19, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Petitioner: West Valley Nuclear Services Co., Inc. Date of Filing: May 18, 1999 Case Number: VWZ-0011 This decision considers a "Motion to Dismiss" filed by West Valley Nuclear Services, Inc. (West Valley) on May 18, 1999. In its Motion, West Valley seeks the partial dismissal of a Complaint filed by John L. Gretencord (Gretencord) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Gretencord requested a hearing on his Complaint under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 on March 19, 1999, and it has been assigned Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Case No. VWA-0033. The present Motion has been assigned Case No. VWZ-0011.

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Case No. VBR-0002  

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

VBR-0002 VBR-0002 January 24, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Supplemental Order Name of Petitioner: Westinghouse Savannah River Company Date of Filing: November 12, 1999 Case Number: VBR-0002 This supplemental order concerns a Motion for Reconsideration (Case No. VBR-0002) filed by Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) on November 12, 1999. The reconsideration motion relates to an Initial Agency Decision issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE) on November 2, 1999 (Case No. VBH-0002). In the Initial Agency Decision, I granted relief to the Complainant on the whistleblower complaint he had filed against WSRC under 10 C.F.R. Part 708.(1) I found that WSRC had failed to prove by "clear and convincing" evidence

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Case No. VWD-0004  

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

4 4 July 1, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion for Discovery Supplemental Order Names of Petitioners:Princeton University General Physics Corporation Date of Filing: June 10, 1999 Case Number: VWD-0004 This decision will consider a Motion for Discovery filed jointly by Princeton University (Princeton) and General Physics Corporation (GPC) on June 10, 1999 with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The discovery motion relates to a hearing requested by David Turner under the DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708). The OHA has assigned Mr. Turner's hearing request Case No. VWA-0038, and the discovery request under consideration Case No. VWD-0004. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program

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Case No. VBH-0025  

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

5 5 June 22, 2000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Alizabeth Aramowicz Smith Date of Filing:July 6, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0025 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Alizabeth Aramowicz Smith, a former contractor employee at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As explained below, Smith's complaint should be denied. This case arises under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the "whistleblower" regulations. The whistleblower regulations prohibit a contractor from retaliating against a contractor employee who engages in protected conduct. Protected conduct includes disclosing information that the employee believes reveals 1) a substantial violation of a law, rule, or

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Case No. VWD-0002  

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

2 2 May 21, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion for Discovery Supplemental Order Name of Petitioner:Frank E. Isbill Date of Filing: May 4, 1999 Case Number: VWD-0002 This determination will consider two requests for discovery filed with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) on May 4, 1999, by Frank E. Isbill (the complainant). These requests (which have been grouped together as one Motion for Discovery, Case No. VWD-0002) concern the hearing requested by the complainant under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708). He requested this hearing on March 29, 1999 (Case No. VWA-0034) in connection with the Part 708 complaint he filed against NCI Communications, Inc. (the contractor). The DOE recently

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Case No. VWZ-0017  

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

7 7 November 10, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Petitioner: University of California Date of Filing: October 6, 1999 Case Number: VWZ-0017 This decision considers a Motion to Dismiss filed by the University of California (the University) on October 6, 1999. In its Motion, the University seeks dismissal of the complaint filed against it by Charles Montaño under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Montaño's complaint under Part 708 has been assigned Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Case No. VWA-0042. The present Motion has been assigned Case No. VWZ-0017. The Department of Energy established its Contractor Employee Protection Program to safeguard "public

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Case No. VWZ-0010  

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

0 0 May 12, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Petitioner: West Valley Nuclear Services Co., Inc. Date of Filing: April 27, 1999 Case Number: VWZ-0010 This decision considers a "Motion to Dismiss" filed by West Valley Nuclear Services, Inc. (West Valley) on April 27, 1999. In its Motion, West Valley seeks the dismissal of a Complaint filed by John L. Gretencord (Gretencord) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Gretencord requested a hearing on his Complaint under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 on March 19, 1999, and it has been assigned Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Case No. VWA-0033. The present Motion has been assigned Case No. VWZ-0010.

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Case No. VBH-0023  

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

3 3 March 31, 2000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Stephanie A. Ashburn Date of Filing:July 6, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0023 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Stephanie A. Ashburn, a former fellow of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). As explained below, Ashburn's complaint is denied. This case arises under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the "whistleblower" regulations. The whistleblower regulations prohibit a contractor from retaliating against a contractor employee who engages in protected conduct. Protected conduct includes disclosing information that the employee believes reveals 1) a substantial violation of a law, rule, or

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Case No. VBZ-0047  

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

47 47 August 30, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion for Summary Judgment Name of Case: Edward J. Seawalt Date of Filing: August 23, 2000 Case Number: VBZ-0047 This decision will consider a Motion for Summary Judgment that Contract Associates, Inc., ("the contractor") filed on August 23, 2000. The contractor moves to deny a complaint filed by Edward J. Seawalt ("Mr. Seawalt" or "the complainant") under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Seawalt's complaint has been set for a hearing under Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Case No. VBH-0047. I. Background The Department of Energy established its Contractor Employee Protection Program to safeguard "public

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Case No. VBX-0014  

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

VBX-0014 VBX-0014 April 25, 2000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Supplemental Order Name of Case: Roy Leonard Moxley Date of Filing:January 10, 2000 Case Number: VBX-0014 This Decision supplements an Initial Agency Decision, dated December 29, 1999, that I issued as the Hearing Officer in a case involving a "whistleblower" complaint. The complaint was filed by Roy Leonard Moxley under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. See Roy Leonard Moxley, 27 DOE ¶ 87,546 (1999) (the Initial Agency Decision). In that Decision, I found that Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), a DOE contractor, had violated the provisions of 10 C.F.R. § 708.5 by reducing Mr. Moxley's salary grade level (SGL) from SGL 31 to SGL

367

Project Finance Case Studies  

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

Finance Case Finance Case Studies FUPWG Meeting October 21, 2010 RENEWABLE ENERGY * Solar, wind, biomass and geothermal power resources show great promise to positively impact both the environment and energy security. * While these technologies are coming down in cost, there is often no price associated with carbon content, causing renewable energy to remain more expensive than fossil fuels in most markets. * Utilizing Treasury Cash Grant, Investment and Production Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Credits and state rebates is essential to a project's viability. WATER and WASTEWATER * With operating budgets stretched, many public-sector utilities are struggling to upgrade critical water treatment facilities to comply with changing environmental regulations or to maintain system efficiencies.

368

The Case for Electric Vehicles  

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land Press, 1995 TESTING ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEMAND IN " HYBRIDThe Case for Electric Vehicles DanieI Sperlmg Reprint UCTCor The Case for Electric Vehicles Darnel Sperling Institute

Sperling, Daniel

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stage-to-Stage Comparison of Preoperative and Postoperative Chemoradiotherapy for T3 Mid or Distal Rectal Cancer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To investigate, in a comparative analysis, the prognostic implications of postchemoradiotherapy (post-CRT) pathologic stage (ypStage) vs. postoperative pathologic stage (pStage) in rectal cancer. Methods and Materials: Between May 2001 and December 2006, 487 patients with T3 mid or distal rectal cancer were analyzed retrospectively. Concurrent CRT was administered preoperatively (n = 364, 74.7%) or postoperatively (n = 123, 25.3%). The radiation dose was 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions. All patients underwent a total mesorectal excision and received adjuvant chemotherapy. Disease-free survival (DFS) was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Differences in DFS, stratified by ypStage and pStage, were compared using the log-rank test. Results: For surviving patients, the median follow-up period was 68 months (range, 12-105 months). The 5-year local recurrence-free survival rate was not different, at 95.3% and 92.1% in preoperative and postoperative CRT groups, respectively (p = 0.402), but the 5-year distant metastasis-free survival rate was significantly different, at 81.6% (preoperative CRT) vs. 65.4% (postoperative CRT; p = 0.001). The 5-year DFS rate of 78.8% in the preoperative CRT group was significantly better than the 63.0% rate in the postoperative CRT group (p = 0.002). Post-CRT pathologic Stage 0-I occurred in 42.6% (155 of 364) of the patients with preoperative CRT. The 5-year DFS rates were 90.2% (ypStage 0-I), 83.5% (ypStage II), 77.3% (pStage II), 58.6% (ypStage III), and 54.7% (pStage III). The DFS rate of ypStage 0-I was significantly better than that of ypStage II or pStage II. Post-CRT pathologic Stage II and III had similar DFS, compared with pStage II and III, respectively. Conclusions: Disease-free survival predicted by each ypStage was similar to that predicted by the respective pStage. Improved DFS with preoperative vs. postoperative CRT was associated with the ypStage 0-I group that showed a similarly favorable outcome to pStage I rectal cancer.

Yeo, Seung-Gu [Center for Colorectal Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Dae Yong, E-mail: radiopiakim@hanmail.net [Center for Colorectal Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang (Korea, Republic of); Park, Ji Won; Choi, Hyo Seong; Oh, Jae Hwan; Kim, Sun Young; Chang, Hee Jin; Kim, Tae Hyun; Sohn, Dae Kyung [Center for Colorectal Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang (Korea, Republic of)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint implementation initiatives in South Africa: A case study of two energy-efficiency projects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper explores the issues pertinent to Joint Implementation (JI) in South Africa by examining two prototype potential projects on energy efficiency with the potential for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The first is an energy-efficient lighting project based on the public electricity utility, Eskom's plan for a compact fluorescent lighting program in the residential sector. The analysis indicates that the CFL program could avoid emissions of up to 243 thousand tons of carbon over the first five years, at negative cost (that is, with a positive economic return). The second project involves the delivery of passive solar, energy-efficient housing to a low-income township in the Western Cape Province, at an incremental capital cost of approximately $2.5m for the 6000 houses. In this case, the avoided GHG emissions over the first five years amount to between 14 and 20 tons of carbon, and over the 50 year life-span of the project it will result to 140 to 200 thousand tons of avoided emissions at a cost of $13 to $17 per ton. The housing project has significant non-GHG benefits such as savings on energy bills and health, which accrue to the low-income dwellers. A number of important JI-specific issues and concerns emerge with respect to the two projects, which can also be applied to other potential JI opportunities in the country generally. These include the issues of carbon credit sharing, for which a number of scenarios are suggested, as well as estimating unknown macroeconomic impacts, such as the effects of CFLs on the country's incandescent lighting industry. Findings from an examination of both potential projects conclude that capacity-building within the country is critical to ensure that the technology being transferred balances efficiency, cost and quality appropriate to the South African context. Finally, assessment and evaluation, monitoring and verification criteria and institutions are called for to guarantee measurable long-term environmental, economic and other non-GHG related benefits of potential JI projects.

Van Horen, C.; Simmonds, G.; Parker, G.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint implementation initiatives in South Africa: A case study of two energy-efficiency projects  

SciTech Connect

This paper explores the issues pertinent to Joint Implementation (JI) in South Africa by examining two prototype potential projects on energy efficiency with the potential for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The first is an energy-efficient lighting project based on the public electricity utility, Eskom's plan for a compact fluorescent lighting program in the residential sector. The analysis indicates that the CFL program could avoid emissions of up to 243 thousand tons of carbon over the first five years, at negative cost (that is, with a positive economic return). The second project involves the delivery of passive solar, energy-efficient housing to a low-income township in the Western Cape Province, at an incremental capital cost of approximately $2.5m for the 6000 houses. In this case, the avoided GHG emissions over the first five years amount to between 14 and 20 tons of carbon, and over the 50 year life-span of the project it will result to 140 to 200 thousand tons of avoided emissions at a cost of $13 to $17 per ton. The housing project has significant non-GHG benefits such as savings on energy bills and health, which accrue to the low-income dwellers. A number of important JI-specific issues and concerns emerge with respect to the two projects, which can also be applied to other potential JI opportunities in the country generally. These include the issues of carbon credit sharing, for which a number of scenarios are suggested, as well as estimating unknown macroeconomic impacts, such as the effects of CFLs on the country's incandescent lighting industry. Findings from an examination of both potential projects conclude that capacity-building within the country is critical to ensure that the technology being transferred balances efficiency, cost and quality appropriate to the South African context. Finally, assessment and evaluation, monitoring and verification criteria and institutions are called for to guarantee measurable long-term environmental, economic and other non-GHG related benefits of potential JI projects.

Van Horen, C.; Simmonds, G.; Parker, G.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Retrospective Case Studies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project, Retrospective Case Studies (RCS) operates directly under DGE's Resource Exploration and Assessment program. The overall objectives of this project are: (1) to improve the general and specific level of understanding of geothermal systems, and (2) to improve tools and technology for geothermal exploration and assessment.

Wright, Phillip M.

1977-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Case No. VWZ-0020  

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

20 20 February 3, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Case: Lucy B. Smith Date of Filing: October 14, 1999 Case Number: VWZ-0020 This determination will consider a Motion to Dismiss filed by Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) on October 14, 1999. WSRC seeks dismissal of three allegations of retaliation by reason of failure to rehire submitted by Lucy B. Smith under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In a submission dated December 6, 1999, WSRC further requests dismissal of a discovery request made by Ms. Smith regarding hiring by subcontractors of WSRC. I. Background Ms. Smith's Part 708 complaint arises from her employment as a chemist with WSRC at DOE's Savannah

374

Case No. VWD-0006  

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

6 6 August 10, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion for Discovery Name of Petitioner:Lucy B. Smith Date of Filing: August 2, 1999 Case Number: VWD-0006 This determination will consider a Motion for Discovery filed with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) by Lucy B. Smith. This Motion, dated July 20, 1999, concerns the hearing requested by Ms. Smith under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708). She requested this hearing on May 5, 1999 (Case No. VWA-0041) in connection with the Part 708 complaint she filed against Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC). I. Factual Background Ms. Smith's Part 708 complaint arises from her employment as a chemist with WSRC at DOE's Savannah

375

Case No. VBD-0059  

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

59 59 June 8, 2001 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion for Discovery Name of Case: Janet L. Westbrook Date of Filing: June 5, 2001 Case Number: VBD-0059 This determination will consider a Motion for Discovery filed with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) by UT-Battelle, LLC, the company that manages the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Motion relates to a hearing soon to be held on a complaint that Janet L. Westbrook filed under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708). For the reasons stated below, the motion is denied. Ms. Westbrook worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a radiological engineer. She claims that she has persistently disclosed various safety-related concerns and as a result experienced hostility and

376

Case No. VBD-0063  

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

63 63 August 14, 2001 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion for Discovery Name of Petitioner:Bruce R. Field Date of Filing: August 2, 2001 Case Number: VBD-0063 This determination will consider a Motion for Discovery filed with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) by Bruce R. Field (Field). This Motion, dated August 2, 2001, concerns the hearing requested by Field under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708). Field requested this hearing on April 24, 2001 (Case No. VBH-0063) in connection with the Part 708 complaint he filed against the management and operating contractor, Midwest Research Institute (MRI) for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).(1) I. Background Field's complaint arises from his employment at NREL as a Project Manager. During the period 1994 to

377

Case No. VWZ-0016  

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

6 6 November 8, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Petitioner: Charles Montaño Date of Filing: October 4, 1999 Case Number: VWZ-0016 This decision considers a Motion to Dismiss filed by Charles Montaño (Montaño) on October 4, 1999. In his Motion, Montaño seeks dismissal of the hearing scheduled to begin on November 16, 1999 and judgment on the existing record for the Whistleblower Complaint that he filed against the University of California (the University) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. His Complaint under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 has been assigned Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Case No. VWA-0042. The present Motion has been

378

Case No. VBU-0050  

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

50 50 June 15, 2000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Decision of the Director Name of Case: Darryl H. Shadel Date of Filing: May 30, 2000 Case Number: VBU-0050 Darryl H. Shadel (the complainant) appeals the dismissal of his whistleblower complaint under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. As explained below, I have determined that the complaint was improperly dismissed, and that further processing should be accorded. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program Part 708 prohibits contractors from retaliating against contractor employees who engage in protected conduct. Protected conduct includes disclosing information that the employee believes reveals a substantial and specific danger to employees (a protected disclosure). If a contractor retaliates against an employee

379

Case No. VBH-0034  

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

4 4 September 29, 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Jennifer S. Gentry Date of Filing: August 24, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0034 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Jennifer S. Gentry, a former employee (hereinafter the employee) of Golder Federal Services Incorporated, formerly Golder Associates, Inc. (Golder). Golder was a subcontractor for EG&G, then the managing and operating contractor at DOE's Rocky Flats site (hereinafter the term "contractors" refers to both Golder and EG&G). The employee alleges that she made protected disclosures concerning health and safety matters, and as a result, the contractors took retaliatory actions against her. For the reasons explained below, I have

380

Case No. VBI-0045  

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

VBI-0045 VBI-0045 June 22, 2000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Decision and Order Name of Case: Joseph P. Carson Date of Filing: March 14, 2000 Case Number: VBI-0045 On March 14, 2000, Joseph P. Carson (Carson) filed a "Whistleblower Reprisal Complaint per section 3164 of the NNSA Authorization Act for FY 2000." Carson is employed by the Department of Energy (DOE) as a Safety Engineer, nominally assigned to the Office of Oversight, Planning and Analysis, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oversight, Office of Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (EH), but he is currently stationed in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In the March 14, 2000 complaint, Carson alleges that in 1999 he made a number of protected disclosures about Glenn Podonsky, a senior

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381

Case No. VBU-0039  

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

39 39 November 30, 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Decision of the Director Name of Case: Edward J. Seawalt Date of Filing: November 2, 1999 Case Number: VBU-0039 Edward J. Seawalt (the complainant) appeals the dismissal of his complaint against Contract Associates, Inc. (the Contractor) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The program prohibits a DOE contractor from retaliating against an employee for disclosing certain information (a protected disclosure). As explained below, I have determined that Mr. Seawalt's appeal should be granted in part and his complaint remanded for further processing. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program is set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The DOE recently

382

Case No. VWZ-0012  

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

2 2 August 6, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Case: Lucy B. Smith Date of Filing: June 30, 1999 Case Number: VWZ-0012 This determination will consider a Motion to Dismiss filed by Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) on June 30, 1999. WSRC seeks dismissal of the underlying complaint filed by Lucy B. Smith under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. I. Background Ms. Smith's Part 708 complaint arises from her employment as a chemist with WSRC at DOE's Savannah River Site. Ms. Smith alleges that she made three protected disclosures involving health and safety concerns to WSRC officials during the last half of 1996. Subsequently, on January 20, 1997, Ms. Smith received a Reduction in Force notice from WSRC. Ms. Smith then filed a complaint with the United

383

EDO: Case Studies  

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

EDO Case Studies EDO Case Studies Technology Transfer / Technology Assistance Technology identifies anomalies in complex financial data Identifying atypical information in financial data early could help determine problematic financial trends such as the systemic risk that recently put the U.S. and global financial systems in a downward fall. Recognizing such anomalous information can also help regulators understand markets, and identify the potential need of new rules and regulations. Additionally, it can help investors and advisors better manage their investment and savings portfolios. The AnomalatorTM software, developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, uses advanced mathematical algorithms to identify unusual trends in complex financial data and graphically show how it compares with

384

Case No. VWA-0040  

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

0 0 December 13, 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Rosie L. Beckham Date of Filing: April 27, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0040 Rosie L. Beckham (hereinafter the complainant) filed a complaint against her former employer, KENROB and Associates, Inc. (hereinafter the contractor) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The program prohibits a DOE contractor from retaliating against an employee for disclosing certain information (a protected disclosure). A DOE office investigated the complaint and issued a report, which concluded that the complainant was not entitled to relief. The complainant requested a hearing, and I was appointed to conduct the hearing and issue an

385

Case No. VBH-0021  

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

21 21 February 7, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Eugene J. Dreger Date of Filing: July 14, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0021 This Initial Agency Decision addresses a whistleblower complaint filed by Eugene J. Dreger (the complainant) against his former employer, Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Co., Inc. (REECO) under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. At the time of the incidents described below, Dreger worked at the DOE's Nevada Test Site as a safety inspector. REECO was a primary contractor at the Test Site until December 31, 1995. Beginning January 1, 1996, Bechtel Nevada assumed this responsibility, and it has also assumed responsibility for litigation relating to

386

Case No. VBZ-0005  

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

05 05 October 4, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Petitioner: Fluor Daniel Fernald Date of Filing: September 7, 1999 Case Number: VBZ-0005 This decision will consider a Motion to Dismiss Fluor Daniel Fernald (FDF) filed on September 7, 1999. FDF moves to dismiss a Complaint filed by Thomas W. Dwyer under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Dwyer's Complaint has been assigned Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Case No. VBH-0005. I. Background The Department of Energy established its Contractor Employee Protection Program to safeguard "public and employee health and safety; ensur[e] compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and prevent[] fraud, mismanagement, waste, and abuse" at DOE's Government-owned or -leased facilities.

387

Case No. VWA-0039  

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

9 9 February 25, 2000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Luis P. Silva Date of Filing: April 27, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0039 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Luis P. Silva, a former employee of the Scientific Ecology Group (SEG) and its successor firm, GTS Duratek (GTS).(1) SEG, and then GTS, were subcontractors to Sandia Corporation at the Radioactive and Mixed Waste Management Facility (RMWMF) where Silva worked before he was laid off by GTS in August 1997. Sandia is a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Company, the management and operating contractor at DOE's Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In March 1998, Roy F. Weston, Inc. replaced GTS as Sandia's subcontractor at the RMWMF. Silva alleges that he made protected disclosures

388

WSH Case Studies 2012  

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

and Health Case Summaries and Health Case Summaries Enforcement Workshop, March 2012 1. Unescorted Entry into Active Laser Area A Facilities electrician received a work order from his work lead to install a switch box and a power cord on a vacuum pump in a Class 4 laser room. He arrived escorted by a laser lab scientist to review the scope of work. After reviewing the work to be performed and inspecting the equipment, the electrician alerted the laser lab scientist that he needed additional tools and materials to complete the task. The scientist informed the electrician that he should not work in a laser lab without an escort. The electrician then informed his work lead that he needed to re- schedule the job. The work lead did not discuss or address the work area hazards and controls

389

Case No. VBA-0055  

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

<BR> Case No. VBA-0055 October 2, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Lucy Smith Date of Filing: July 20, 2000 Case Number: VBA-0055 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on July 11, 2000, involving a Complaint filed by Lucy Smith (Smith or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Smith claims that her former employer, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), a DOE contractor, terminated her employment during a reduction in force (RIF), and then failed to rehire her, in retaliation for making disclosures that are protected under Part 708. In the IAD, however, the Hearing Officer determined that

390

Case No. VBH-0007  

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

7 7 September 27, 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Salvatore Gionfriddo Date of Filing: June 23, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0007 On December 28, 1998, Salvatore Gionfriddo (Complainant) filed a Complaint of Reprisal with the Director of the Federal Energy Technology Center of the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. The Complainant alleged that he made a protected disclosure under Part 708 and his employer, Energy Research Corporation (ERC) retaliated against him by terminating his employment. (1) On July 19, 1999, ERC filed a Motion to Dismiss the complaint. The firm claims that its agreement with the DOE is not covered by Part 708 and that it is not obligated to participate in proceedings

391

Case No. VBH-0035  

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

5 5 September 22, 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Theresa G. Joyner Date of Filing: August 24, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0035 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Theresa G. Joyner, a former employee (hereinafter the employee) of NCI Information Systems, Inc. (NCI) (hereinafter the contractor). As explained below, the employee's request for relief is denied. I. Background The Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program governs this matter. The DOE recently revised the regulations governing this program. See 64 Fed. Reg. 12862 (March 15, 1999) (amending 10 C.F.R. pt. 708) (the whistleblower regulations). Under the regulations, the DOE's Office of

392

Case No. VWJ-0001  

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

VWJ-0001 VWJ-0001 June 29, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Protective Order Name of Petitioner:Nicholas Dominguez Date of Filing: June 25, 1999 Case Number:VWJ-0001 On April 20, 1999, Nicholas Dominguez filed a request for hearing under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Case No. LWA- 0006). Dominguez alleges that his former employer, Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (Lockheed Martin), retaliated against him for disclosing information concerning possible safety issues. Dominguez seeks discovery of Lockheed Martin documents that the firm claims are confidential business documents. Lockheed Martin has agreed to provide these documents pursuant to the attached Protective Order that has been agreed to by counsel for Dominguez. The parties ask that the attached Agreed

393

Product Efficiency Cases  

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

product-efficiency-cases Office of Hearings and product-efficiency-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en EXC-13-0004 - In the Matter of Liebherr Canada Ltd. http://energy.gov/oha/downloads/exc-13-0004-matter-liebherr-canada-ltd EXC-13-0004 - In the Matter of Liebherr Canada Ltd.

394

Case No. VBU-0047  

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

47 47 April 17, 2000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Decision of the Director Name of Case: Edward J. Seawalt Date of Filing: March 20, 2000 Case Number: VBU-0047 Edward J. Seawalt (the Complainant) appeals the second dismissal of his whistleblower complaint. In a prior decision, I remanded the first dismissal for consideration of whether good reason existed for the Complainant's late filing of his complaint. Edward J. Seawalt, 27 DOE ¶ ____ (1999) (Seawalt). As explained below, I have determined that the Complainant has shown good reason for the late filing of his complaint and, therefore, that the complaint should be remanded for further processing. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program is set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The DOE's new Part

395

Case No. VWD-0007  

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

7 7 August 24, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion for Discovery Name of Petitioner:Linda D. Gass Date of Filing: August 11, 1999 Case Number: VWD-0007 This determination will consider a Motion for Discovery filed with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) by Linda D. Gass. This Motion, dated August 10, 1999, concerns the hearing requested by Ms. Gass under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708). She requested this hearing on January 12, 1999 (Case No. VWA- 0041) in connection with the Part 708 complaint she filed against Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (LMES). I. Background Ms. Gass began working for LMES in March 1982. In her Complaint, Ms. Gass alleged that in 1991 she

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PROBING THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM OF z {approx} 1 ULTRALUMINOUS INFRARED GALAXIES THROUGH INTERFEROMETRIC OBSERVATIONS OF CO AND SPITZER MID-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY  

SciTech Connect

We explore the relationship between gas, dust, and star formation in a sample of 12 ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) at high-redshift compared to a similar sample of local galaxies. We present new CO observations and/or Spitzer mid-IR spectroscopy for six 70 {mu}m selected galaxies at z {approx} 1 in order to quantify the properties of the molecular gas reservoir, the contribution of an active galactic nucleus (AGN) to the mid-IR luminosity, and the star formation efficiency (SFE = L{sub IR}/L{sup '}{sub CO}). The mid-IR spectra show strong polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emission, and our spectral decomposition suggests that the AGN makes a minimal contribution (<25%) to the mid-IR luminosity. The 70 {mu}m selected ULIRGs, which we find to be spectroscopic close pairs, are observed to have high SFE, similar to local ULIRGs and high-redshift submillimeter galaxies, consistent with enhanced IR luminosity due to an ongoing major merger. Combined with existing observations of local and high-redshift ULIRGs, we further compare the PAH, IR, and CO luminosities. We show that the ratio L{sub PAH,6.2}/L{sub IR} decreases with increasing IR luminosity for both local and high-redshift galaxies, but the trend for high-redshift galaxies is shifted to higher IR luminosities; the average L{sub PAH,6.2}/L{sub IR} ratio at a given L{sub IR} is {approx}3 times higher at high-redshift. When we normalize by the molecular gas, we find this trend to be uniform for galaxies at all redshifts and that the molecular gas is correlated with the PAH dust emission. The similar trends seen in the [C II] to molecular gas ratios in other studies suggests that PAH emission, like [C II], continues to be a good tracer of photodissociation regions even at high-redshift. Together the CO, PAH, and far-IR fine structure lines should be useful for constraining the interstellar medium conditions in high-redshift galaxies.

Pope, Alexandra; Kirkpatrick, Allison [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Wagg, Jeff [European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago (Chile); Frayer, David [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box 2, Green Bank, WV 24944 (United States); Armus, Lee; Chary, Ranga-Ram; Desai, Vandana [Spitzer Science Center, MS 220-6, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Daddi, Emanuele; Elbaz, David; Gabor, Jared [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Universite Paris Diderot, DAPNIA/Service d'Astrophysique, CEA Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Dickinson, Mark E., E-mail: pope@astro.umass.edu [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States)

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397

Preparing for climate change: major changes in global climate are virtually certain by the mid-21st century; researchers are beginning to explore ways we can adapt  

SciTech Connect

Major changes in the global climate are virtually certain by the mid-21st century due to the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Researchers are beginning to explore ways we can adopt. Scientist have long known that human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels, are artificially increasing the volume of greenhouse gases in the earth's atmosphere. This increase will eventually make the planet the hottest it has been in history. What remains controversial about the greenhouse effect is the rate of this global warming, its regional distribution, and most of all, what to do about the problem.

Tangley, L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Spectral and angular dependence of mid-infrared diffuse scattering from explosives residues for standoff detection using external cavity quantum cascade lasers  

SciTech Connect

We present a study of the spectral and angular dependence of scattered mid-infrared light from surfaces coated with explosives residues (TNT, RDX, and tetryl) detected at a 2 meter standoff distance. An external cavity quantum cascade laser provided tunable illumination between 7 and 8 m. Important differences were identified in the spectral features between specular reflection and diffuse scattering which will impact most practical testing scenarios and complicate material identification. We discuss some of the factors influencing the dependence of observed spectra on the experimental geometry.

Suter, Jonathan D.; Bernacki, Bruce E.; Phillips, Mark C.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Case No. VBH-0036  

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

6 6 September 23, 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Complainant: XXXXXXX Date of Filing: August 24, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0036 XXXXXXX (the complainant) filed a complaint against his employer, Fluor Daniel, Inc. (FDI), and two other DOE contractors, Duke Engineering & Services (DE&S) and TRW Environmental Safety Systems (TRW), pursuant to the DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In that complaint, the complainant alleges that he suffered reprisals because he had made a disclosure that is protected by Part 708. I. Background The Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to encourage contractor employees to

400

Review of the aquifer seasonal thermal energy storage building HVAC system at the Melville, New York, Mid-Island Mail Facility  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The successful widespread commercialization of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) in the United States will depend on the effectiveness with which the experiences gained from early full-scale systems are used as guides in the design, installation and operation of future projects. One such early system from which both anecdotal and quantitative information is available is the Mid-Island Postal Facility in Melville, New York. At this facility, built in the mid-1980s, an ATES system has been integrated with the building's central heating and cooling plant. Cold'' wells are charged with water that is cooled during the winter by heat pump and closed circuit cooler operation. Water from these cold wells is then used to meet the facility's cooling load during the summer, before being pumped back into the ground at Warm'' wells. Dehumidification during summer operation is accomplished by a liquid desiccant system that uses propane boilers to provide a heat source for desiccant regeneration. This system will also add water to the air during periods of low humidity. This paper provides an overview of the project, and describes the analysis being performed to assess energy and economic merits of this innovative system.

Marseille, T.J.; Wilke, D.A.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the aquifer seasonal thermal energy storage building HVAC system at the Melville, New York, Mid-Island Mail Facility  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The successful widespread commercialization of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) in the United States will depend on the effectiveness with which the experiences gained from early full-scale systems are used as guides in the design, installation and operation of future projects. One such early system from which both anecdotal and quantitative information is available is the Mid-Island Postal Facility in Melville, New York. At this facility, built in the mid-1980s, an ATES system has been integrated with the building`s central heating and cooling plant. ``Cold`` wells are charged with water that is cooled during the winter by heat pump and closed circuit cooler operation. Water from these cold wells is then used to meet the facility`s cooling load during the summer, before being pumped back into the ground at ``Warm`` wells. Dehumidification during summer operation is accomplished by a liquid desiccant system that uses propane boilers to provide a heat source for desiccant regeneration. This system will also add water to the air during periods of low humidity. This paper provides an overview of the project, and describes the analysis being performed to assess energy and economic merits of this innovative system.

Marseille, T.J.; Wilke, D.A.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Impact Analysis of Emergency Event on Stock Market Based on Web Search Data: A Case from 723 Yongwen Railway Accident  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The occurrence of major emergencies would have a certain impact on the production of related enterprises, industry outlook, even on national macroeconomic situation. The impact is presented as price fluctuation of event-related enterprises' stock. Fortunately, ... Keywords: web search data, major emergency, EMU (Electric Multiple Units) accident, railway accident, stock market

Yang Xin; Lv Benfu; Sun Yi; Peng Geng

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NCCoE - Use Case  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Health IT: Mobile Devices Use Case. Energy. ... system for mobile devices server* Mobile device management server* Auditing mobile device ...

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Case No. VBA-0044  

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

4 4 April 10, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Rosie L. Beckham Date of Filing: December 28, 1999 Case Number: VBA-0044 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision issued on December 13, 1999, involving a complaint filed by Rosie L. Beckham filed against her former employer, KENROB and Associates, Inc. (KENROB) under the DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Rosie L. Beckham, 27 DOE ¶ 87,543 (1999). In her complaint, Ms. Beckham alleges that KENROB, among other things, terminated her employment after she questioned the legality of the company's procurement practices. A Hearing Officer denied relief to Ms. Beckham, finding in the Initial Agency Decision that she had failed to make any disclosures protected under the Part 708 regulations. As set forth in this Decision, I

405

Case No. VBA-0032  

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

2 2 November 26, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Roger H. Hardwick Date of Filing: July 26, 1999 Case Number: VBA-0032 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision issued on July 6, 1999, on a complaint filed by Roger H. Hardwick (Hardwick or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his complaint, Hardwick seeks compensation for alleged retaliatory actions taken against him by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a DOE contractor, and by KenRob and Associates, Inc. (KenRob), his former employer under a subcontract with SAIC, as a result of making an alleged protected disclosure to DOE. In the Initial Agency Decision, however, the Hearing Officer determined that the complainant had failed to

406

Case No. VWA-0032  

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

2 2 July 6, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Roger W. Hardwick Date of Filing: March 8, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0032 This Decision involves a complaint of reprisal filed by Roger W. Hardwick (also referred to as the Complainant) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Hardwick was employed by KenRob and Associates, Inc. and worked as a subcontractor on a contract that the DOE awarded to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Mr. Hardwick contends that in January 1994, he made a protected disclosure to the DOE concerning the manner in which SAIC was performing its DOE contract. Hardwick states that he was terminated from the subcontract two weeks after the disclosure and that KenRob terminated his

407

Case No. VBH-0059  

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

9 9 December 21, 2001 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Hearing Officer Decision Name of Petitioner: Janet L. Westbrook Date of Filing: March 20, 2001 Case Number: VBH-0059 This Decision involves a complaint that Janet L. Westbrook (Westbrook) filed under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program against UT-Batelle, LLC, the contractor that manages the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (the Laboratory). That program is codified at Part 708 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her complaint, Westbrook maintains that she was retaliated against and ultimately discharged for making a series of disclosures about radiation safety at the Laboratory. I. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program

408

Case No. VBA-0011  

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

1 1 July 28, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Names of Petitioner:Diane E. Meier Date of Filing:January 11, 2000 Case Number: VBA-0011 On January 11, 2000, Diane E. Meier (Meier) filed a Notice of Appeal from an Initial Agency Decision by a Hearing Officer from the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The Decision denied the relief which Meier seeks in her complaint against Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under the DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Diane E. Meier, 27 DOE ¶ 87,545 (1999) (Meier). In her Appeal, Meier challenges several aspects of the Initial Agency Decision and requests that her complaint be granted. As set forth in this decision, I have

409

Case No. VBA-0038  

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

8 8 March 28, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Ann Johndro-Collins Date of Filing: October 29, 1999 Case Number: VBA-0038 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision issued on September 27, 1999, on a complaint filed by Ann Johndro-Collins (Johndro-Collins or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her complaint, Johndro- Collins seeks compensation for alleged retaliatory actions taken against her by Fluor Daniel Hanford (FDH), a DOE contractor, as a result of making an alleged protected disclosure to DOE. As set forth in this decision, I have determined that Johndro-Collins's Appeal must be denied. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program

410

Case No. VBH-0014  

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

4 4 December 29, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner:Roy Leonard Moxley Date of Filing:November 7, 1996 Case Number: VBH-0014 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Roy Leonard Moxley against his employer, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. At all times relevant to this proceeding, WSRC was the management and operating contractor at the DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. Mr. Moxley alleges that during a period of at least two years, he made several disclosures to WSRC that its personnel practices were in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According

411

Case No. VWA-0031  

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

1 1 August 6, 1999 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Barbara Nabb Date of Filing: February 25, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0031 I. Introduction This Decision involves a complaint filed by Mrs. Barbara Nabb under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her complaint, Mrs. Nabb contends that reprisals were taken against her after she made certain disclosures concerning possible health and safety violations and mismanagement at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (Rocky Flats). These reprisals allegedly were taken by EG&G Rocky Flats, Inc. (EG&G) and by Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC (Kaiser Hill). EG&G was the managing and operating contractor of Rocky Flats beginning in December

412

Case No. VWR-0003  

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

VWR-0003 VWR-0003 September 20, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion for Reconsideration Name of Petitioner: Linda D. Gass Date of Filing: September 3, 1999 Case Number: VWR-0003 This decision will consider a "Motion to Revive Disclosures Dismissed Prior to the Enactment of Revisions to Part 708" Linda D. Gass filed on March 8, 1999. In her Motion, Ms. Gass requests that I reconsider an order issued on March 12, 1999, in which I dismissed in part her Complaint filed under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, 27 DOE ¶ 87,510 (1999). I. Background The Department of Energy established its Contractor Employee Protection Program to safeguard "public

413

Case No. VBH-0042  

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

42 42 March 1, 2001 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Hearing Officer Decision Name of Petitioner: Richard R. Sena Date of Filing: February 24, 2000 Case Number: VBH-0042 This Decision involves a complaint filed by Richard R. Sena (Sena) against Sandia Corporation under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program. That program is codified at Part 708 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his complaint, Sena maintains that he was retaliated against and ultimately constructively discharged for disclosing that laboratory personnel were using the Internet improperly at Sandia National Laboratories. I. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program The Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard

414

Case No. VBA-0041  

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

1 1 March 13, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: John L. Gretencord Date of Filing: November 26, 1999 Case Number: VBA-0041 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on November 4, 1999, involving a complaint filed by John L. Gretencord (Gretencord or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his complaint, Gretencord claims that West Valley Nuclear Services, Inc.(West Valley), a DOE contractor, terminated his employment in retaliation for his making disclosures that are protected under Part 708. In the IAD, however, the Hearing Officer determined that West Valley had shown that it would have terminated the

415

Case No. VBH-0015  

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

5 5 December 1, 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Morris J. Osborne Date of Filing: June 28, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0015 This Decision involves a complaint filed by Mr. Morris J. Osborne (hereinafter the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant contends that reprisals were taken against him after he made disclosures concerning the lack of electrical inspections at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab (INEEL). These alleged reprisals were taken by Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Lockheed). Lockheed was the managing and operating contractor of INEEL through September 30, 1999. Bechtel assumed Lockheed's

416

Case No. VWA-0014  

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

4 4 February 5, 1997 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner:Charles Barry DeLoach Date of Filing:November 1, 1996 Case Number: VWA-0014 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Charles Barry DeLoach (DeLoach) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. For a four year period, DeLoach was employed by Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), a DOE management and operating contractor, at DOE's Savannah River site (Savannah River). DeLoach alleges that during his tenure at WSRC, he made disclosures regarding health and safety issues to various supervisors or managers at Savannah River. On March 19, 1993, DeLoach was fired after an investigation

417

Case No. VWA-0037  

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

7 7 September 27, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Ann Johndro-Collins Date of Filing: April 27, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0037 This Decision considers a complaint of retaliation and request for relief filed by Ann Johndro-Collins (the Complainant) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The Complainant alleged that her employer, Fluor Daniel Hanford (FDH), retaliated against her for making a protected disclosure as defined in the Part 708 regulations. As explained below, I have concluded that the Complainant's request for relief should be denied. BACKGROUND Procedural Background The Complainant filed a complaint with the DOE's Office of Inspections, Office of the Inspector General,

418

Item Subject FAR Case  

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

Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-53 Item Subject FAR Case I. Equal Opportunity for Veterans 2009-007 II. Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier 2009-023 III. Uniform Suspension and Debarment Requirement 2009-036 IV. Extension of Sunset Date for Protests of Task and 2011-015 Delivery Orders V. Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging 2009-028 While Driving. VI. TINA Interest Calculations 2009-034 Item I--Equal Opportunity for Veterans (FAR 2009-007) The interim rule, published September 29, 2010, is adopted as final with minor changes. A definition from the clause at FAR 52.222-35 for ``executive and senior management'' is added to FAR subpart 22.13. The interim rule implemented Department of

419

Case No. VBH-0028  

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

8 8 April 7, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Dr. Jiunn S. Yu Date of Filing: July 2, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0028 This decision considers a Complaint filed by Dr. Jiunn S. Yu (Dr. Yu) against the Sandia Corporation (Sandia) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. I. Background The Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard "public and employee health and safety; ensur[e] compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and prevent[] fraud, mismanagement, waste and abuse" at DOE's Government-owned or -leased facilities. 57 Fed. Reg. 7533 (March 3, 1992). Its primary purpose is to encourage contractor employees to disclose

420

Case No. VBA-0007  

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

7 7 December 15, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Salvatore Gionfriddo Date of Filing: October 13, 1999 Case Number: VBA-0007 On October 13, 1999, Salvatore Gionfriddo ("Appellant" or "Complainant") filed a Notice of Appeal from an Initial Agency Decision by a Hearing Officer from the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). In the Initial Agency Decision, the Hearing Officer dismissed a complaint filed by Mr. Gionfriddo under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Salvatore Gionfriddo, 27 DOE ¶ 87,528 (1999). I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard "public and employee

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Case No. VBH-0056  

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

6 6 March 6, 2001 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner:Jean G. Rouse Date of Filing:November 7, 2000 Case Number: VBH-0056 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Jean G. Rouse (the Complainant) against her current employer, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. WSRC is the management and operating contractor at the DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. The Complainant alleges that in June 2000, WSRC changed her job classification in retaliation for her having filed a whistleblower complaint against the company in 1998. As discussed below, I have determined that

422

Case No. VWA-0017  

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

7 7 April 13, 1998 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Timothy E. Barton Date of Filing: June 27, 1994 Case Number: VWA-0017 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Timothy E. Barton under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. From June to September 1994, Barton was employed as a Quality Assurance/Safety Manager by R.E. Schweitzer Construction Company (RESCC), which was awarded a contract by the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation (FERMCO) to perform construction work on the Vitrification Pilot Plant at the DOE's Fernald site. Barton alleges that RESCC retaliated against him by terminating his employment for taking certain actions and

423

Case No. VBU-0077  

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

77 77 October 25, 2001 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: Ronald E. Timm Date of Filing: September 25, 2001 Case Number: VBU-0077 Ronald E. Timm (the Complainant), the President of RETA Security, a Department of Energy (DOE) subcontractor, appeals the dismissal of his whistleblower complaint filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. On September 10, 2001, the Employee Concerns Program Manager at the DOE's Albuquerque Operations Office dismissed the Complainant's complaint for lack of jurisdiction. As explained below, I uphold the dismissal of the subject complaint. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program The regulations governing the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program are set forth at 10 C.F.R.

424

Case No. VBH-0005  

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

5 5 May 2, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Thomas Dwyer Date of Filing: June 23, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0005 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Thomas Dwyer under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. From January 1996 to October 1997, Mr. Dwyer was employed as a pipefitter by Fluor Daniel Fernald (FDF), a DOE contractor responsible for the cleanup of the Fernald Environmental Management Project, a former DOE uranium production facility located about 18 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Dwyer alleges that FDF first suspended him and then terminated him in retaliation for taking certain actions and making health and safety disclosures.

425

Case No. VBZ-0003  

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

3 3 June 21, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion to Dismiss Name of Petitioner:Carl J. Blier Date of Filing:May 11, 1999 Case Number: VBZ-0003 This determination will consider a request to dismiss filed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) on May 11, 1999. ORAU seeks dismissal of the underlying complaint filed by Carl J. Blier under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. This matter is before me as the investigator assigned to investigate Mr. Blier's complaint. I. Background Mr. Blier's Part 708 complaint arises from his employment with ORAU. In his complaint, Mr. Blier alleges that in April 1996 he became aware of possible irregularities regarding the approval of higher cost air-

426

Case No. VBH-0002  

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

2 2 November 2, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner:Don W. Beckwith Date of Filing:February 2, 1998 Case Number: VBH-0002 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Don W. Beckwith (the Complainant) against his former employer, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. At all times relevant to this proceeding, WSRC was the management and operating contractor at the DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. The Complainant alleges that in December 1997, he disclosed to WSRC that a WSRC management official had engaged in improper conduct. According to the Complainant, WSRC terminated him in January 1998 as a consequence of his disclosure. As discussed

427

Case No. VWA-0005  

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

05 05 * The original of this document contains information which is subject to withholding from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552. Such material has been deleted from this copy and replaced with XXXXX's. DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Names of Petitioners:Daniel L. Holsinger K-Ray Security, Inc. Date of Filing:December 6, 1995 Case Numbers: VWA-0005 VWA-0009 I. Introduction This Decision involves a complaint filed by Daniel L. Holsinger (Holsinger) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his complaint, Holsinger contends that certain reprisals were taken against him after he raised concerns relating to the possible theft of government property from the DOE's Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC). These reprisals

428

Case No. VWA-0041  

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

1 1 July 11, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Lucy B. Smith Date of Filing: May 5, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0041 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Lucy B. Smith (Smith) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. From September 1973 to March 1997, Smith was employed as a chemist at the DOE's Savannah River Site (SRS) by various contractors, the most recent of which was Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC). At the time of her termination, Smith worked at WSRC's Waste Management Laboratory. Smith alleges that in retaliation for making a number of health and safety disclosures WSRC terminated her pursuant to a January 1997 Reduction-in-

429

Case No. VWA-0021  

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

21 21 June 1, 1998 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Carlos M. Castillo Date of Filing: February 2, 1998 Case Number: VWA-0021 This Decision involves a complaint filed by Carlos M. Castillo (Castillo or "the complainant") under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Castillo is the former employee of a DOE contractor, Kiewit Construction Company (Kiewit), and alleges in his complaint that during that employment certain reprisals were taken against him by Kiewit as a result of his raising a concern related to safety. These alleged reprisals include the complainant's wrongful termination from employment and, after he had been rehired, being improperly selected for a company layoff. After a

430

Case No. VBA-0005  

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

5 5 July 24, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Thomas Dwyer Date of Filing: May 23, 2000 Case Number: VBA-0005 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on May 2, 2000, involving a complaint filed by Thomas Dwyer (Dwyer or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his complaint, Dwyer claims that Fluor Daniel Fernald (FDF), a DOE contractor, suspended and then terminated his employment in retaliation for his making disclosures that are protected under Part 708. In the IAD, however, the Hearing Officer determined that FDF had shown that it would have terminated the complainant for his misconduct, even in the absence of the protected disclosures. As set forth in this decision, I have determined that Dwyer's

431

Case No. VBH-0060  

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

60 60 November 1, 2001 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner:Robert Burd Date of Filing:March 27, 2001 Case Number: VBH-0060 This Decision addresses the complaint filed by Robert Burd (Complainant) against his former employer, Mason and Hangar Corporation (the employer), pursuant to the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Complainant alleges that the employer wrongfully terminated him for raising safety concerns. For the reasons set forth below, the complaint will be granted. I. Procedural History Complainant filed his Part 708 complaint on October 13, 2000 with the DOE Albuquerque Operations Office (DOE/AOO). At all times relevant to the complaint, the employer was the primary management and

432

Case No. VWA-0026  

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

6 6 February 17, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Hearing Officer Decision Name of Petitioner: Joseph Carson Date of Filing: October 26, 1998 Case Number: VWA-0026 This Decision involves the referral of a whistleblower matter involving Joseph Carson (Carson), a Department of Energy (DOE) employee. Pursuant to an order of an administrative judge of the United States Merit Systems Protection Board (http://www.mspb.gov) (MSPB) that implemented a settlement agreement between the DOE and Carson, Carson was permitted to submit documents to the Office of Hearings and Appeals regarding six instances of retaliation that he claims occurred because of certain protected disclosures that he made. The DOE was also permitted to submit documents at the same time.

433

Case No. VWA-0036  

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

6 6 November 8, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Robert Gardner Date of Filing: April 20, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0036 This Decision involves a complaint filed by Robert Gardner (Gardner or "Complainant") under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Gardner is a former employee of a DOE contractor, Rust GeoTech (Rust). He alleges that certain reprisals were taken against him by Rust, including denial of a merit pay increase in 1996 and interference with his prospects for future employment in retaliation for his protected disclosures to DOE management and public officials. On the basis of the hearing that was conducted and the record before me, I have concluded

434

Case No. VWA-0033  

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

3 3 November 4, 1999 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioners:Gretencord v. West Valley Nuclear Services Co., Inc. Date of Filing: March 19, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0033 This decision considers a Complaint filed by John L. Gretencord (Gretencord) against West Valley Nuclear Services, Inc. (West Valley) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Gretencord requested a hearing on his Complaint under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 on March 19, 1999. I. Background The Department of Energy established its Contractor Employee Protection Program to safeguard "public and employee health and safety; ensur[e] compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and

435

Case No. VBH-0010  

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

0 0 September 1, 2000 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Jagdish C. Laul Date of Filing: December 3, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0010 This Decision involves a complaint filed by Dr. Jagdish C. Laul (hereinafter the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant contends that his dismissal by his employer, Excalibur Associates, Inc. (Excalibur) was a reprisal for his participation in a prior Part 708 proceeding. Excalibur is a subcontractor of Kaiser Hill Company (Kaiser) who is the managing and operating contractor of DOE's Rocky Flats Field Office (Rocky Flats). I. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program A. Regulatory Background

436

Case No. VWA-0018  

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

8 8 May 21, 1998 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner:Thomas T. Tiller Date of Filing:November 17, 1997 Case Number: VWA-0018 This Decision concerns two whistleblower complaints filed by Thomas T. Tiller (Tiller) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. At all times relevant to this proceeding, Tiller was employed by Wackenhut Services, Incorporated (Wackenhut), a DOE contractor that provides paramilitary security support services at the DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. Tiller contends in his first complaint that Wackenhut demoted him after he alleged that a senior level manager at Wackenhut had engaged in unethical and possible criminal conduct. In his

437

Case No. VBH-0024  

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

4 4 March 1, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Matthew J. Rooks Date of Filing: July 6, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0024 This Initial Agency Decision considers a complaint filed by Matthew J. Rooks under the whistleblower protection program of the Department of Energy, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. As explained below, Rooks' complaint is denied. Background Rooks filed this complaint under the Part 708 regulations on November 17, 1998, and the Department's Office of the Inspector General began an investigation. While the investigation was pending, responsibility for conducting investigations of Part 708 complaints was transferred to the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). 64 Fed. Reg. 12826 (March 15, 1999). The OHA issued a Report of Investigation on July 6, 1999. The Report, which I will discuss further below,

438

Case No. VBH-0017  

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

7 7 July 18, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Jimmie L. Russell Date of Filing: October 12, 1999 Case Number: VBH-0017 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Jimmie L. Russell under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his complaint, Mr. Russell contends that reprisals were taken against him after he made certain disclosures concerning mismanagement, breaches in security procedures and safety violations at the DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). LANL is managed and operated by the University of California (the UC). At the time that he made the alleged disclosures, Mr. Russell worked at LANL for managers who

439

Toward Engineered, Useful Use Cases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We explore common problems that exist in the practice of use case modeling: lack of consistency in defining use cases, misalignment between the UML metamodel and the textual representations of use cases expounded in the literature, and the lack of a semantics that allows use cases to be executable and analyzable. We propose an engineering approach to the issues that can provide a precise foundation for use case development. We next discuss four potential uses of such a foundation and identify the research problems that must be addressed to support these applications.

Clay Williams; Matthew Kaplan; Tim Klinger; Amit Paradkar

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Winter Forecast Problems Associated with Light to Moderate Snow Events in the Mid-Atlantic States on 14 and 22 February 1986  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two cases of light and moderate snow events over the Washington, DC area are presented for 14 and 22 February 1986. These cases were selected since the upper-tropospheric and surface features were quite similar, yet significantly different ...

Jeffrey Homan; Louis W. Uccellini

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

A GCM Parameterization of Ice Particle Mean Effective Sizes for High Latitude Cirrus Clouds and It's Comparison with Mid-Latitude Parmaterization  

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GCM Parameterization of Ice Particle Mean Effective GCM Parameterization of Ice Particle Mean Effective Sizes for High Latitude Cirrus Clouds and It's Comparison with Mid-Latitude Parameterization F. S. Boudala Department of Oceanography Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Q. Fu Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Washington Seattle, Washington G. A. Issac Meteorological Service of Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada Introduction Single-scattering properties of ice clouds depend on both ice water content (IWC) and effective size of cloud particles (Fu 1996; Fu et al. 1998). However, only the IWC information is provided in numerical models. Stephens et al. (1990) showed that the ice cloud feedback on a CO 2 warming simulation could be either positive or negative depending on the value of the ice particle size assumed. Parameterizations

442

Band gap tuning and optical absorption in type-II InAs/GaSb mid infrared short period superlattices: 14 bands K Dot-Operator p study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The MBE growth of short-period InAs/GaSb type-II superlattice structures, varied around 20.5 A InAs/24 A GaSb were [J. Applied physics, 96, 2580 (2004)] carried out by Haugan et al. These SLs were designed to produce devices with an optimum mid-infrared photoresponse and a sharpest photoresponse cutoff. We have used a realistic and reliable 14-band k.p formalism description of the superlattice electronic band structure to calculate the absorption coefficient in such short-period InAs/GaSb type-II superlattices. The parameters for this formalism are known from fitting to independent experiments for the bulk materials. The band-gap energies are obtained without any fitting parameters, and are in good agreement with experimental data.

AbuEl-Rub, Khaled M. [Department of Applied Physical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid, 21141 (Jordan)

2012-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

443

The origin of the infrared emission in radio galaxies II: analysis of mid- to far-infrared Spitzer observations of the 2Jy sample  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an analysis of deep mid- to far-infrared (MFIR) Spitzer photometric observations of the southern 2Jy sample of powerful radio sources (0.05 links between radio jet, AGN, starburst activity and MFIR properties. This is part of an ongoing extensive study of powerful radio galaxies that benefits from both complete optical emission line information and a uniquely high detection rate in the far-infrared (far-IR). We find tight correlations between the MFIR and [OIII] emission luminosities, which are significantly better than those between MFIR and extended radio luminosities, or between radio and [OIII] luminosities. Since [OIII] is a known indicator of intrinsic AGN power, these correlations confirm AGN illumination of the circum-nuclear dust as the primary heating mechanism for the dust producing thermal MFIR emission at both 24 and 70 microns. We demonstrate that AGN heating is energetically feasible, and identify the narrow line region ...

Dicken, D; Axon, D; Morganti, R; Inskip, K J; Holt, J; Delgado, R Gonzalez; Groves, B

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Case No. VBA-0033  

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

3 3 April 5, 2000 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Names of Petitioners:Kaiser-Hill Company, L.L.C. EG&G Rocky Flats, Inc. Dates of Filing:August 26, 1999 August 27, 1999 Case Number: VBA-0033 On August 26 and 27, 1999, Kaiser-Hill Company, L.L.C. (K-H) and EG&G Rocky Flats, Inc. (EG&G) respectively filed Notices of Appeal from an Initial Agency Decision by a Hearing Officer from the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). In the Initial Agency Decision, the Hearing Officer granted relief to Barbara Nabb on the basis of her complaint under the DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Barbara Nabb, 27 DOE ¶ 87,519 (1999). In their Appeals, K-H and EG&G challenge several aspects of the Initial Agency Decision and request that Ms.

445

Lead Defendant Cases Filed  

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3 3 0 Judgment for defendant 77 Navy 1 3 Adverse dispositions: 73 NRC 3 0 TRO 0 DOI - BLM 14 3 Preliminary Injunction 6 - FWS 6 0 Permanent Injunction 10 - BuRec 1 0 Remand 19 - NPS 6 1 Dismissal w/ settlement 26 - BIA/NIGC 3 0 Dismissal w/o settlement 12 - MMS 0 2 Case pending, NEPA 233 - OSM 1 0 USDA - FS 46 13 - APHIS 3 5 DOC - NOAA 8 0 Army - COE 15 5 Gov't Agency Army 2 0 Jurisdictional - P prevailed 1 DOT - FHWA 9 1 Jurisdictional - D prevailed 27 - FTA 1 0 NEPA - Not required 3 - FAA 0 0 NEPA - Is required 0 DOE 6 0 CE - Adequate 5 EPA 1 0 CE - Not Adequate 3 HUD 1 0 EA - Adequate* 14 Air Force 0 0 EA - Not Adequate* 9 TVA 1 1 EIS - Adequate* 21 FCC 0 1 EIS - Not Adequate* 15 GSA 1 0 SEIS - Needed* 1 Ex-Im Bank (OPEC) 0 0 SEIS -Not Needed* 8 USPS 0 0 HHS-FDA 0 0 -NIH 0 0 VA Pending

446

Explosively separable casing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An explosively separable casing including a cylindrical afterbody and a circular cover for one end of the afterbody is disclosed. The afterbody has a cylindrical tongue extending longitudinally from one end which is matingly received in a corresponding groove in the cover. The groove is sized to provide a pocket between the end of the tongue and the remainder of the groove so that an explosive can be located therein. A seal is also provided between the tongue and the groove for sealing the pocket from the atmosphere. A frangible holding device is utilized to hold the cover to the afterbody. When the explosive is ignited, the increase in pressure in the pocket causes the cover to be accelerated away from the afterbody. Preferably, the inner wall of the afterbody is in the same plane as the inner wall of the tongue to provide a maximum space for storage in the afterbody and the side wall of the cover is thicker than the side wall of the afterbody so as to provide a sufficiently strong surrounding portion for the pocket in which the explosion takes place. The detonator for the explosive is also located on the cover and is carried away with the cover during separation. The seal is preferably located at the longitudinal end of the tongue and has a chevron cross section.

Jacobson, Albin K. (Albuquerque, NM); Rychnovsky, Raymond E. (Livermore, CA); Visbeck, Cornelius N. (Livermore, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Better Building Case Competition: 2012  

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of California, Irvine, presents his team's HEI Hotel case. Image of student presenting Noah Walker, a first year MBA-Master of Environmental Management joint degree student at...

448

FAQ for Case Study Authors  

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About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Network Requirements...

449

Dataplot Commands for Alaska Pipeline Case Study  

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Dataplot Commands for Alaska Pipeline Case Study. Set Software Options and Get Started, . . Starting Alaska Pipeline Calibration Case Study . . ...

2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

450

Sandy Hill Case Study Packet 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sandy Hill Case Study Packet 2004. The Baldrige Case Study Packet is composed of documents used to train Baldrige ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

451

reference case | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

reference case reference case Dataset Summary Description This dataset comes from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and is part of the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook Report (AEO2011). This dataset is table 1, and contains only the reference case. The dataset uses quadrillion BTUs, and quantifies the energy prices using U.S. dollars. The data is broken down into total production, imports, exports, consumption, and prices for energy types. Source EIA Date Released April 26th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords 2011 AEO consumption EIA export import production reference case total energy Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon AEO2011: Total Energy Supply, Disposition, and Price Summary - Reference Case (xls, 112.8 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed

452

case studies | OpenEI  

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case studies case studies Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Three case studies in (1) Solar market electrification, (2) Wind-solar hybrid system in Kuakata Sea Beach and (3) Micro hydro power plant of Aung Thuwi Khoi. (Purpose): SWERA Documentation Source Renewable Energy Research Centre Date Released December 02nd, 2003 (10 years ago) Date Updated October 20th, 2007 (7 years ago) Keywords Bangladesh case studies documentation GEF renewable energy small hydro solar SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Document (pdf, 566.4 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2002 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Please cite publication as follows: RERC,2003. Utilization of Renewables in Bangladesh: Case Studies. Renewable Energy Research Centre, Dhaka University, Bangladesh. GEF UNEP SWERA. Available from http://swera.unep.net on 2 December 2003.

453

Analysis of Restricted Natural Gas Supply Cases  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The four cases examined in this study have progressively greater impacts on overall natural gas consumption, prices, and supply. Compared to the Annual Energy Outlook 2004 reference case, the no Alaska pipeline case has the least impact; the low liquefied natural gas case has more impact; the low unconventional gas recovery case has even more impact; and the combined case has the most impact.

James Kendell

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Electromagnetic fields in cased borehole  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Borehole electromagnetic (EM) measurements, using fiberglass-cased boreholes, have proven useful in oil field reservoir characterization and process monitoring (Wilt et al., 1995). It has been presumed that these measurements would be impossible in steel-cased wells due to the very large EM attenuation and phase shifts. Recent laboratory and field studies have indicated that detection of EM signals through steel casing should be possible at low frequencies, and that these data provide a reasonable conductivity image at a useful scale. Thus, we see an increased application of this technique to mature oilfields, and an immediate extension to geothermal industry as well. Along with the field experiments numerical model studies have been carried out for analyzing the effect of steel casing to the EM fields. The model used to be an infinitely long uniform casing embedded in a homogeneous whole space. Nevertheless, the results indicated that the formation signal could be accurately recovered if the casing characteristics were independently known (Becker et al., 1998; Lee el al., 1998). Real steel-cased wells are much more complex than the simple laboratory models used in work to date. The purpose of this study is to develop efficient numerical methods for analyzing EM fields in realistic settings, and to evaluate the potential application of EM technologies to cross-borehole and single-hole environment for reservoir characterization and monitoring.

Lee, Ki Ha; Kim, Hee Joon; Uchida, Toshihiro

2001-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

455

Identifying and controlling casing corrosion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A survey of 73 wells in California's vintage South Belridge field indicated numerous casing leaks concentrated at 200-ft and 400- to 500-ft depths. Cathodic protection methods could not be used, and it was necessary to establish the precise causes of corrosion in order to develop techniques to control it. Casing was retrieved from two wells and, after thorough lab analysis, it was concluded that shallow-zone corrosion was triggered by oxygen in surrounding soil and that deep-zone corrosion was the result of CO/sub 2/ in formation water. Prevention depends upon more reliable isolation of casing from the formation with better cementing methods and longer conductor pipe.

Gordon, B.A.; Grimes, W.D.; Treseder, R.S.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

The Compelling Case for NGVs  

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

Compelling Case for NGVs Compelling Case for NGVs Utilities and Federal Agencies Working Together to Make the Most of The Opportunity Stephe Yborra Director of Market Analysis, Education & Communications Clean Vehicle Education Foundation Director of Market Development NGVAmerica A Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles * Natural gas is America's fuel: America's resource, America's jobs. Reduced reliance on volatile foreign oil supplies = Energy Security. * A wide variety of NGVs are available from OEMs and SVMs. Natural gas engines emit far less emissions than diesel or gasoline and their performance now match/exceed diesel, gasoline * Significantly lower fuel / O&M costs generate substantial life-cycle savings and, in many cases, provide fast payback of initial purchase

457

OHA EIA CASES ARCHIVE FILE  

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458

OHA Whistleblower Cases Archive File  

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459

OHA Security Cases Archive File  

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460

OHA FOIA Cases Archive File  

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461

OHA Misc Cases Archive File  

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462

A new generic method for the semi-automatic extraction of river and road networks in low and mid-resolution satellite images  

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This paper addresses the problem of semi-automatic extraction of road or hydrographic networks in satellite images. For that purpose, we propose an approach combining concepts arising from mathematical morphology and hydrology. The method exploits both geometrical and topological characteristics of rivers/roads and their tributaries in order to reconstruct the complete networks. It assumes that the images satisfy the following two general assumptions, which are the minimum conditions for a road/river network to be identifiable and are usually verified in low- to mid-resolution satellite images: (i) visual constraint: most pixels composing the network have similar spectral signature that is distinguishable from most of the surrounding areas; (ii) geometric constraint: a line is a region that is relatively long and narrow, compared with other objects in the image. While this approach fully exploits local (roads/rivers are modeled as elongated regions with a smooth spectral signature in the image and a maximum width) and global (they are structured like a tree) characteristics of the networks, further directional information about the image structures is incorporated. Namely, an appropriate anisotropic metric is designed by using both the characteristic features of the target network and the eigen-decomposition of the gradient structure tensor of the image. Following, the geodesic propagation from a given network seed with this metric is combined with hydrological operators for overland flow simulation to extract the paths which contain most line evidence and identify them with the target network.

Grazzini, Jacopo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dillard, Scott [PNNL; Soille, Pierre [EC JRC

2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

463

Dust and molecular shells in asymptotic giant branch stars - Mid-infrared interferometric observations of R Aql, R Aqr, R Hya, W Hya and V Hya  

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Mid-IR (8 - 13 micron) interferometric data of four oxygen-rich AGB stars (R Aql, R Aqr, R Hya, and W Hya) and one carbon-rich AGB star (V Hya) were obtained with MIDI/VLTI between April 2007 and September 2009. The spectrally dispersed visibility data are analyzed by fitting a circular fully limb-darkened disk (FDD). Results. The FDD diameter as function of wavelength is similar for all oxygen-rich stars. The apparent size is almost constant between 8 and 10 micron and gradually increases at wavelengths longer than 10 micron. The apparent FDD diameter in the carbon-rich star V Hya essentially decreases from 8 to 12 micron. The FDD diameters are about 2.2 times larger than the photospheric diameters estimated from K-band observations found in the literature. The silicate dust shells of R Aql, R Hya and W Hya are located fairly far away from the star, while the silicate dust shell of R Aqr and the amorphous carbon (AMC) and SiC dust shell of V Hya are found to be closer to the star at around 8 photospheric rad...

Zhao-Geisler, R; Koehler, R; Lopez, B

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Absence of Magnetic-Field-Induced Effects in the Mid-infrared Transmission of La2?xSrxCuO4 Thin Films  

SciTech Connect

We report magnetotransmission measurements on a series of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} thin films. The measurements were performed in magnetic fields of 18 T, on films with doping levels of x = 0, 0.01, 0.03, 0.045, 0.06, 0.08, and 0.10. In addition, an optimally doped film (x = 0.16) was studied in magnetic fields up to 33 T, both above and below its superconducting critical temperature T{sub c} = 41 K. A combination of Gaussian and wavelet filtering was employed to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the data. However, even after this procedure, we could not detect any field-induced changes of transmission in any of the studied samples. Our results therefore rule out a direct relation between intensity changes in mid-infrared charge excitations and a bosonic mode in the far infrared. We discuss these observations in the context of existing proposals regarding the nature of medium energy range excitations in the cuprates.

Dordevic, S.V.; Gozar, A.; Kohlman, L.W.; Tung, L.C.; Wang, Y.-J.; Logvenov, G.; Bozovic, I.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Monitoring and repairing geothermal casing cement: a case history  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A manmade geothermal reservoir has been created by drilling a deep hole into relatively impermeable hot rocks, creating a large surface area for heat transfer by hydraulic fracturing, then drilling a second hole to intersect the fracture to complete the closed circulation loop. A second generation system, presently being drilled, will entail creating multiple, parallel, vertical fractures between a pair of inclined boreholes. The original completion of injection Hole EE-1, consisting of a conventional high-temperature formulation of Class B portland cement, stabilized with 40% silica sand, did not withstand the cyclic stresses, and rapid deterioration of casing-to-cement and cement-to-formation bonds occurred, which allowed significant flow in the resulting microannulus. The performance history of the casing cement for the existing HDR EE-1 injection well, the subsequent remedial cementing program, the cement bond logs, and the radioactive isotope tracer injections tests, used to monitor the condition of the casing cement is described. (MHR)

Pettitt, R.A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Tools & Resources: Case Studies  

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Case Studies Case Studies Find out more about how energy efficiency upgrade programs across the United States are using innovative financing mechanisms, high-demand promotions, tailored contractor training, and more to drive the number of building upgrades through a holistic, whole-home approach. Use the lessons they learned to accelerate your own program's journey to success. The case studies below provide extensive, beneficial insight from Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners and others on the topics of: Driving Demand Financing Service Delivery Workforce Development. Topic Title Description Program Featured Sector Source Year Service Delivery Best Offer Ever Produces Upgrades in Record Time Provides examples of lessons learned through the implementation and monitoring of Austin Energy's Best Offer Ever promotion. The promotional offer generated a record number of home upgrades in just six months.

467

Enforcement Cases | Department of Energy  

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Enforcement Cases Enforcement Cases Enforcement Cases RSS December 20, 2013 AeroSys: Order (2011-SCE-1624) DOE ordered AeroSys, Inc. (AeroSys) to pay a $100,000 civil penalty after finding AeroSys had (1) failed to certify that certain models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards; and (2) manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. units of noncompliant models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps. November 15, 2013 Sylvane: Order (2013-CE-36005) DOE ordered Sylvane, Inc. to pay a $4,000 civil penalty after finding Sylvane had failed to certify that certain models of dehumidifiers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

468

EIA Cases | Department of Energy  

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EIA Cases EIA Cases EIA Cases RSS February 14, 2011 TEE-0073 - In the Matter of Cole Distributing, Inc. On December 13, 2010, Cole Distributing, Inc. (Cole) filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The firm requests that it be permanently relieved of the requirement to prepare and file the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Form EIA-782B, entitled "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report." As explained below, we have determined that Cole's request should be denied. February 14, 2011 TEE-0076 - In the Matter of Brodeur's Oil Service, Inc. On February 18, 2011, Brodeur's Oil Service, Inc. (Brodeur's) filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of

469

Security Cases | Department of Energy  

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Security Cases Security Cases Security Cases RSS December 23, 2013 PSH-13-0103 - In the Matter of Personnel Security On January 29, 2013, the Individual completed and submitted a Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP) to a Local Security Office (LSO). In this QNSP, the Individual admitted that he had used a neighbor's internet connection without permission on several occasions in 2010 and 2011, and had downloaded copyrighted software and media to his computer without permission from the copyright holders from 2000 through 2006. Exhibit 7 at 18-19. December 20, 2013 PSH-13-0102 - In the Matter of Personnel Security On December 20, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual's security clearance should be restored. In reaching this determination, the

470

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Avian Predation on Salmonid Smolts in the Lower and Mid-Columbia River, 2006 Final Season Summary.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study investigates predation by piscivorous waterbirds on juvenile salmonids (Oncorhynchus spp.) from throughout the Columbia River Basin. During 2006, study objectives in the Columbia River estuary, work funded by the Bonneville Power Administration, were to (1) monitor and evaluate previous management initiatives to reduce Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) predation on juvenile salmonids (smolts); (2) measure the impact of double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) predation on smolt survival, and assess potential management options to reduce cormorant predation; and (3) monitor large colonies of other piscivorous waterbirds in the estuary (i.e., glaucous-winged/western gulls [Larus glaucescens/occidentalis]) to determine the potential impacts on smolt survival. Study objectives on the mid-Columbia River, work funded by the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were to (1) measure the impact of predation by Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants on smolt survival; and (2) monitor large nesting colonies of other piscivorous waterbirds (i.e., California gulls [L. californicus], ring-billed gulls [L. delawarensis], American white pelicans [Pelecanus erythrorhynchos]) on the mid-Columbia River to determine the potential for significant impacts on smolt survival. Our efforts to evaluate system-wide losses of juvenile salmonids to avian predation indicated that Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants were responsible for the vast majority of smolt losses to avian predators in the Columbia Basin, with most losses occurring in the Columbia River estuary. In 2006, East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary supported the largest known breeding colonies of Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants in the world. The Caspian tern colony on East Sand Island consisted of about 9,200 breeding pairs in 2006, up slightly (but not significantly so) from the estimate of colony size in 2005 (8,820 pairs). There has not been a statistically significant change in the size of the Caspian tern colony on East Sand Island since 2000. Tern nesting success averaged 0.72 fledglings per breeding pair in 2006, significantly higher than in 2005 (0.37 fledglings per breeding pair), a year of poor ocean conditions. Despite the presumably higher availability of marine forage fishes in 2006, the proportion of juvenile salmonids in diets of Caspian terns (32% of prey items) averaged higher than in 2005 (23% of prey items) and 2004 (18% of prey items). Steelhead smolts were particular vulnerable to predation by East Sand Island terns in 2006, with predation rates as high as 20% on particular groups of PIT-tagged fish reaching the estuary. Consumption of juvenile salmonids by terns nesting at the East Sand Island colony in 2006 was approximately 5.3 million smolts (95% c.i. = 4.4-6.2 million), significantly higher than the estimated 3.6 million smolts consumed in 2005, but still roughly 7 million fewer smolts consumed compared to 1998 (when all terns nested on Rice Island in the upper estuary). Caspian terns nesting on East Sand Island continue to rely primarily on marine forage fishes as a food supply, even in 2005 when availability of marine forage fishes declined due to poor ocean conditions. Further management of Caspian terns to reduce losses of juvenile salmonids would be implemented under the Caspian Tern Management Plan for the Columbia River Estuary; the Records of Decision (RODs) authorizing implementation of the plan were signed in November 2006. The ROD lists as the management goal the redistribution of approximately half of the East Sand Island Caspian tern colony to alternative colony sites in interior Oregon and San Francisco Bay, California (USFWS 2006). Implementation of the management plan is stalled, however, because of the lack of appropriated funds.

Roby, Daniel D. [USGS - Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oregon State University; Collis, Ken [Real Time Research, Inc.; Lyons, Donald E. [USGS - Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oregon State University

2009-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

471

LIFTING THE DUSTY VEIL WITH NEAR- AND MID-INFRARED PHOTOMETRY. II. A LARGE-SCALE STUDY OF THE GALACTIC INFRARED EXTINCTION LAW  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We combine near-infrared (Two Micron All Sky Survey) and mid-infrared (Spitzer-IRAC) photometry to characterize the IR extinction law (1.2-8 mum) over nearly 150 deg. of contiguous Milky Way midplane longitude. The relative extinctions in five passbands across these wavelength and longitude ranges are derived by calculating color excess ratios for G and K giant red clump stars in contiguous midplane regions and deriving the wavelength dependence of extinction in each one. Strong, monotonic variations in the extinction law shape are found as a function of angle from the Galactic center, symmetric on either side of it. These longitudinal variations persist even when dense interstellar regions, known a priori to have a shallower extinction curve, are removed. The increasingly steep extinction curves toward the outer Galaxy indicate a steady decrease in the absolute-to-selective extinction ratio (R{sub V} ) and in the mean dust grain size at greater Galactocentric angles. We note an increasing strength of the 8 mum extinction inflection at high Galactocentric angles and, using theoretical dust models, show that this behavior is consistent with the trend in R{sub V} . Along several lines of sight where the solution is most feasible, A {sub l}ambda/A{sub K{sub s}} as a function of Galactic radius (R {sub GC}) is estimated and shown to have a Galactic radial dependence. Our analyses suggest that the observed relationship between extinction curve shape and Galactic longitude is due to an intrinsic dependence of the extinction law on Galactocentric radius.

Zasowski, G.; Majewski, S. R.; Indebetouw, R., E-mail: gailis@virginia.ed, E-mail: srm4n@virginia.ed, E-mail: remy@virginia.ed [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States)

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

472

LIFTING THE DUSTY VEIL WITH NEAR- AND MID-INFRARED PHOTOMETRY. I. DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATIONS OF THE RAYLEIGH-JEANS COLOR EXCESS METHOD  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Milky Way (MW) remains a primary laboratory for understanding the structure and evolution of spiral galaxies, but typically we are denied clear views of MW stellar populations at low Galactic latitudes because of extinction by interstellar dust. However, the combination of Two Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS) near-infrared (NIR) and Spitzer-IRAC mid-infrared (MIR) photometry enables a powerful method for determining the line-of-sight reddening to any star: the sampled wavelengths lie in the Rayleigh-Jeans part of the spectral energy distribution of most stars, where, to first order, all stars have essentially the same intrinsic color. Thus, changes in stellar NIR-MIR colors due to interstellar reddening are readily apparent, and (under an assumed extinction law) the observed colors and magnitudes of stars can be easily and accurately restored to their intrinsic values, greatly increasing their usefulness for Galactic structure studies. In this paper, we explore this 'Rayleigh-Jeans Color Excess' (RJCE) method and demonstrate that use of even a simple variant of the RJCE method based on a single reference color, (H -[4.5{mu}]), can rather accurately remove dust effects from previously uninterpretable 2MASS color-magnitude diagrams of stars in fields along the heavily reddened Galactic midplane, with results far superior to those derived from application of other dereddening methods. We also show that 'total' Galactic midplane extinction looks rather different from that predicted using 100{mu} emission maps from the IRAS/ISSA and COBE/DIRBE instruments as presented by Schlegel et al. Instead, the Galactic midplane extinction strongly resembles the distribution of {sup 13}CO (J = 1{yields}0) emission. Future papers will focus on refining the RJCE method and applying the technique to understand better not only dust and its distribution but also the distribution of stars intermixed with the dust in the low-latitude Galaxy.

Majewski, Steven R.; Zasowski, Gail; Nidever, David L., E-mail: srm4n@virginia.edu, E-mail: gz2n@virginia.edu, E-mail: dln5q@virginia.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States)

2011-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

473

The origin of the infrared emission in radio galaxies II: analysis of mid- to far-infrared Spitzer observations of the 2Jy sample  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an analysis of deep mid- to far-infrared (MFIR) Spitzer photometric observations of the southern 2Jy sample of powerful radio sources (0.05 links between radio jet, AGN, starburst activity and MFIR properties. This is part of an ongoing extensive study of powerful radio galaxies that benefits from both complete optical emission line information and a uniquely high detection rate in the far-infrared (far-IR). We find tight correlations between the MFIR and [OIII] emission luminosities, which are significantly better than those between MFIR and extended radio luminosities, or between radio and [OIII] luminosities. Since [OIII] is a known indicator of intrinsic AGN power, these correlations confirm AGN illumination of the circum-nuclear dust as the primary heating mechanism for the dust producing thermal MFIR emission at both 24 and 70 microns. We demonstrate that AGN heating is energetically feasible, and identify the narrow line region clouds as the most likely location of the cool, far-IR emitting dust. Starbursts make a major contribution to the heating of the cool dust in only 15-28% of our targets. We also investigate the orientation dependence of the continuum properties, finding that the broad- and narrow-line objects in our sample with strong emission lines have similar distributions of MFIR luminosities and colours. Therefore our results are entirely consistent with the orientation-based unified schemes for powerful radio galaxies. However, the weak line radio galaxies (WLRG) form a separate class of objects with intrinsically low luminosity AGN in which both the optical emission lines and the MFIR continuum are weak.

D. Dicken; C. Tadhunter; D. Axon; R. Morganti; K. J. Inskip; J. Holt; R. Gonzalez Delgado; B. Groves

2008-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

474

Health IT Mobile Device Use Case Meeting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Health IT Mobile Device Use Case Meeting. Purpose: ... This meeting will address the Health IT project's first use case, Mobile Devices. ...

2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

475

Renewable Energy Case Studies | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Renewable Energy Case Studies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Renewable Energy Case Studies AgencyCompany Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

476

Fossil Generating Station Case Histories  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This annual EPRI Technical Update is a compilation of several case histories of events and activities that occurred at member fossil generating stations in 2007. The purpose of this report is to share this operating experience with other member utilities so that lessons can be learned and an opportunity provided to improve overall performance across the generation fleet.

2008-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

477

NEPA Cases Filed in 2010 2010 NEPA Case Dispositions  

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

Filed in 2010 2010 NEPA Case Dispositions Filed in 2010 2010 NEPA Case Dispositions Lead Defendant Cases Filed Injunctions - Remands Judgment for defendant 46 ARMY-USACE 6 3 Dismissal w/o settlement 11 DHS-USCG 0 0 Settlement 8 DOD 1 0 Adverse dispositions: 17 DOE-Energy 0 0 TRO 0 DOE-FERC 0 0 Preliminary Injunction 5 DOE-NNSA 1 0 Permanent Injunction 4 DOI-BIA 1 0 Remand 8 DOI-BLM 17 5 DOI-BOEM 5 0 Basis for 2010 NEPA Dispositions DOI-BOR 0 0 Jurisdictional - P prevailed 0 DOI-FWS 6 1 Jurisdictional - D prevailed 12 DOI-OSM 0 1 NEPA - Not required 1 DOI-NPS 2 2 NEPA - Is required 2 DOJ 0 0 CE - Adequate 4 DOS 0 0 CE - Not Adequate 1 DOT-FAA 3 0 EA - Adequate* 11 DOT-FHWA 10 1 EA - Not Adequate* 5 DOT-FTA 2 0 EIS - Adequate* 17 EPA 1 0 EIS - Not Adequate* 5

478

Base case and perturbation scenarios  

SciTech Connect

This report describes fourteen energy factors that could affect electricity markets in the future (demand, process, source mix, etc.). These fourteen factors are believed to have the most influence on the State? s energy environment. A base case, or most probable, characterization is given for each of these fourteen factors over a twenty year time horizon. The base case characterization is derived from quantitative and qualitative information provided by State of California government agencies, where possible. Federal government databases are nsed where needed to supplement the California data. It is envisioned that a initial selection of issue areas will be based upon an evaluation of them under base case conditions. For most of the fourteen factors, the report identities possible perturbations from base case values or assumptions that may be used to construct additional scenarios. Only those perturbations that are plausible and would have a significant effect on energy markets are included in the table. The fourteen factors and potential perturbations of the factors are listed in Table 1.1. These perturbations can be combined to generate internally consist.ent. combinations of perturbations relative to the base case. For example, a low natural gas price perturbation should be combined with a high natural gas demand perturbation. The factor perturbations are based upon alternative quantitative forecasts provided by other institutions (the Department of Energy - Energy Information Administration in some cases), changes in assumptions that drive the quantitative forecasts, or changes in assumptions about the structure of the California energy markets. The perturbations are intended to be used for a qualitative reexamination of issue areas after an initial evaluation under the base case. The perturbation information would be used as a ?tiebreaker;? to make decisions regarding those issue areas that were marginally accepted or rejected under the base case. Hf a quantitative scoring system for issue areas were applied under the base case, a tractable quantitative decision model incorporating scenarios and their likelihoods could be developed and appli& in the decision process. LLNL has developed four perturbation scenarios that address the following issues: l} low economic growth, 2) high natural gas prices, 3) dysfunctional markets, and 4) a preference for green power. We have proposed a plausible scenario that addresses each issue for discussion and consideration by the CEC. In addition, we have provided an example application of the four perturbation scenarios in a qualitative framework for evaluation of issue areas developed for the PIEPC program. A description of each of the perturbation scenarios and a discussion of how they could effect decisions about today? s R&D funding is included. The scenarios attempt to cover a broad spectrum of plausible outcomes in a deregulated market environment. Nowever, Vhey are not a comprehensive and rigorously defined list of the most probable scenarios, but rather a qualitative inference based upon knowledge and expertise in the energy field.

Edmunds, T

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Mining Test Cases To Improve Software Maintenance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Finding TestTracing Features to Test Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.4.2 Finding Test Intents Using

Ziftci, Celal

480

Supporting use case based requirements engineering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Use Cases that describe possible interactions involving a system and its environment are increasingly being accepted as effective means for functional requirements elicitation and analysis. In the current practice, informal definitions of use cases are used and the analysis process is manual. In this paper, we present an approach supported by a tool for use cases based requirements engineering. Our approach includes use cases formalization, a restricted form of natural language for use cases description, and the derivation of an executable specification as well as a simulation environment from use cases. Key words: Use cases, domain modeling, UML, requirements engineering, prototyping

Stphane S. Som

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Case Studies  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Case Studies to Case Studies to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Case Studies on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Case Studies on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Case Studies on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Case Studies on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Case Studies on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Case Studies on AddThis.com... Case Studies Find case studies and success stories about alternative transportation technologies and alternative fuels. A Chevy Volt sedan is plugged into a charging station in a parking area outside the City of Fort Collins fleet facility. Fort Collins: A Multi-Fuel Approach to Sustainable Fleet Operations A diversity of fuels and technologies offers flexibility in reaching energy

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MARKAL-MACRO: A methodology for informed energy, economy and environmental decision making. Informal report  

SciTech Connect

Since the mid-1970`s, energy system analysts have been using models to represent the complexities of interactions in energy systems to help shape policy. Since the mid-1980`s, heightened awareness has made it necessary also to consider the environmental impacts of