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Historical Interest Rates  

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Current and Historical Interest Rates Current and Historical Interest Rates The table lists interest rates, from the project's inception through the present, for all projects with repayment supervised by the CRSP MC. The latest available interest rate is used for all future interest rate calculations. The Amistad-Falcon, Collbran, Provo River, and Rio Grande Projects are all assigned the average daily "Yield Rate" calculated by the U.S. Treasury, on an annual basis, for Treasury bonds having terms of 15 years or more remaining to maturity. The calculated yield rate is rounded to the nearest one-eighth of one percent. The yield rate is based upon the bond's interest rate, as well as its market value. The Colorado River Storage Project and its participating projects, Dolores and Seedskadee, are assigned the average daily "Coupon Rate," annualized for the same U.S. Treasury bonds used in "Yield Rate" calculations. The coupon rate is the interest rate that the bond carries upon its face.

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Energy Efficiency Interest Rate Reduction Program | Department...  

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

Interest Rate Reduction Program Energy Efficiency Interest Rate Reduction Program Eligibility Residential Savings For Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial...

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Resource supply shocks and the interest rate  

SciTech Connect

Using a model of optimal economic growth with exhaustible resources, the author focuses on a real shock as an essential element of a model of ecomomic fluctuations that contributes substantially to variations in the interest rate, and output. When there occurs a sudden negative resource supply shock, the rate of extraction of the resource declines. Along the optimal path with capital stock fixed in the short run, the output-capital ratio and the real interest rate fall instantaneously. The hypothesis is tested with the quarterly US data using estimation techniques of Vector Autoregressions (VARs). Included are five variables in the VAR model: crude oil price, price level, interest rate, industrial production, and copper price. The general vector autoregressive models are estimated with a prior distribution imposed on the parameters of the model. The period of fit is 1958 to 1983. Impulse response functions of the system and historical decompositions of the time series are investigated. Empirical studies support the derived working hypothesis that real interest rate falls instantaneously and then slowly recovers in the long run when there occurs a negative resource supply shock.

Kang, M.S.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design criteria linear power rate-of-rise instrumentation  

SciTech Connect

Studies of reactor safety considerations have demonstrated the need for automatic safety circuit action based on the measured rate of power increase in the power level range from 10{sup {minus}2} to 10 {sup 0} times equilibrium power level. Budget and Preliminary Engineering Studies were performed. This document provides the design criteria for detailed design of the proposed Linear Power Rate-Of-Rise Instrumentation facilities and is applicable to any of the eight IPD reactors.

Herrman, B.W.

1964-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Labor Market Frictions, Interest Rates, and Macroeconomic Policies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Low-Interest Rates Entice...  

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rate. EnergyWorks in Philadelphia is using low-interest loan rates to incentivize homeowners by tying the interest rate to the number of energy efficiency measures incorporated...

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Average Interest Rate for Treasury Securities | Data.gov  

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Average Interest Rate for Treasury Securities Average Interest Rate for Treasury Securities Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov » Communities » Consumer » Data Average Interest Rate for Treasury Securities Dataset Summary Description This dataset shows the average interest rates for U.S Treasury securities for the most recent month compared with the same month of the previous year. The data is broken down by the various marketable and non-marketable securities. The summary page for the data provides links for monthly reports from 2001 through the current year. Average Interest Rates are calculated on the total unmatured interest-bearing debt. The average interest rates for total marketable, total non-marketable and total interest-bearing debt do not include the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

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An Equilibrium Model of "Global Imbalances" and Low Interest Rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

were converted into dollars using daily exchange rates.and Flexible Ex- change Rates, MIT Press, 1982, pp. 116156.Imbalances and Low Interest Rates Ricardo J. Caballero

Caballero, Ricardo J; Farhi, Emmanuel; Gourinchas, Pierre-Olivier

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting the solar maximum with the rising rate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The growth rate of solar activity in the early phase of a solar cycle has been known to be well correlated with the subsequent amplitude (solar maximum). It provides very useful information for a new solar cycle as its variation reflects the temporal evolution of the dynamic process of solar magnetic activities from the initial phase to the peak phase of the cycle. The correlation coefficient between the solar maximum (Rmax) and the rising rate ({\\beta}a) at {\\Delta}m months after the solar minimum (Rmin) is studied and shown to increase as the cycle progresses with an inflection point (r = 0.83) at about {\\Delta}m = 20 months. The prediction error of Rmax based on {\\beta}a is found within estimation at the 90% level of confidence and the relative prediction error will be less than 20% when {\\Delta}m \\geq 20. From the above relationship, the current cycle (24) is preliminarily predicted to peak around October 2013 with a size of Rmax =84 \\pm 33 at the 90% level of confidence.

Du, Z L

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interest and Hazard Rates of Russian Saving Banks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The number of (registered) commercial banks in Russia increased at a fast pace after the 1988 banking reform. Many of these banks lacked supervision and operated with dangerously low funding capital. In this paper we investigate the determinants of the hazard rates of banks active on the Moscovian deposits market during the 1994-97 period. We find that market share and duration have had a negative effect on the hazard rate, while the interest rate offered has had a positive effect. 5001-6182 Business 5546-5548.6 Office Organization and Management Library of Congress Classification (LCC) HG 1855 Saving banks M Business Administration and Business Economics L 20 Firm Objectives, Organization and Behavior: general Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) G 21 P 34 Banks; Other depository institutions Socialist Insitutions and their tranitions; Finance 85 A Business General 270 A 100 G Strategic Management Organizational Growth European Business Schools Library Group (E...

Martin A. Carree; Bedrijfskunde Bedrijfseconomie

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests show ability of vacuum circuit breaker to interrupt fast transient recovery voltage rates of rise of transformer secondary faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A vacuum circuit breaker demonstrated its ability to interrupt short circuits with faster than normal rates of rise of transient recovery voltage (TRV) at levels greater than those produced by most transformer secondary faults. Two recent exploratory test programs evaluated the interrupting ability of a 15kV vacuum circuit breaker containing interrupters of the rotating arc type with contacts made from a chromium-copper powder metal mixture. The interrupting conditions covered a wide range of currents from 10% to 130% of the 28kA rated short circuit current of the tested circuit breaker and a wide range of TRV rates of rise, including the relatively slow rate of rise, normally used in testing and found in most indoor circuit breaker applications, two faster rates of rise equaling and exceeding those found in a known power plant transformer secondary protection application, and the fastest rates of rise possible in the laboratory which exceed the requirements of most transformer secondary faults. These tests showed that the interrupting performance of the tested vacuum circuit breaker was unaffected by the TRV rate of rise to the fastest rates available in the test lab. Such a vacuum circuit breaker can therefore be used without TRV modifying capacitors to slow down the rate of rise provided by the power system. This ability is particularly important if analysis shows that the expected TRV from a transformer secondary fault has a fast rate of rise beyond the recognized ability of an older circuit breaker to acceptably interrupt.

Smith, R.K. [Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Persistent Habits, optimal Monetary Policy Inertia and Interest Rate Smoothing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

supplying the amount of products in demand during period t+k if price is still P optt . It is easy to convert this term into units of an equivalent quantity of the consumption aggregate to obtain the real marginal cost and subsequently to rewrite (15... trade-o between stabilizing the in?ation rate and reducing the output-gap. Following the shock, output falls and in?ation increases initially due to the higher costs of production. However, geometric habits slow down the adjustment of the price level...

Corrado, Luisa; Holly, Sean; Raissi, Mehdi

2012-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Region-of-interest video coding based on rate and distortion variations for H.263+  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Region-of-interest (ROI) is an essential task that one must undertake in low bit-rate multimedia communications because of the limited bandwidth of the channels and the transcoder between different standards. In this paper, an effective ROI determination ... Keywords: H.263+, Rate control, Rate-distortion, Region-of-interest, Videoconference

Ming-Chieh Chi; Mei-Juan Chen; Chia-Hung Yeh; Jyong-An Jhu

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting future economic growth : the term structure of interest rates, volatility and inflation as leading indicators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The broad literature documents the empirical regularity that slope of the term structure of interest rates is a reliable predictor of future real economic activity. Steeper slopes presage increasing growth, and downward ...

Khait, Maria

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Measurement of the Turbulence Dissipation Rate from Rising Balloons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we analyze the feasibility of turbulence measurements below a rising balloon. From a typical case study we show the ability of the helisonde, hung below a large diameter balloon, to resolve the vertical profile of the dissipation ...

J. Barat; C. Cot; C. Sidi

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Changing Expendable Bathythermograph Fall Rates and Their Impact on Estimates of Thermosteric Sea Level Rise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A time-varying warm bias in the global XBT data archive is demonstrated to be largely due to changes in the fall rate of XBT probes likely associated with small manufacturing changes at the factory. Deep-reaching XBTs have a different fall rate ...

Susan E. Wijffels; Josh Willis; Catia M. Domingues; Paul Barker; Neil J. White; Ann Gronell; Ken Ridgway; John A. Church

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bristol BS8 1TNThe Real Interest Rate, the Real Oil Price, and US Unemployment Revisited  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The time series evidence on the relationship between unemployment and the real prices of capital and energy is re-examined for US data. In contrast to previous studies, results indicate that the real interest rate matters little, if at all, for equilibrium unemployment. Using a Markov Switching vector autoregressive method proposed by Psaradakis, Ravn, Sola (2005) [JApplEconometrics 20(5), pp. 665-683] to investigate time-varying Granger causality, the paper shows that the real rate helps forecast unemployment during NBER expansions only. Granger causality from the oil price to unemployment occurs in recessions. The results support the view that the price of crude induces at least some recessions, while not being a regular feature of the US business cycle.

Spyros Andreopoulos; Spyros Andreopoulos

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTEREST RATES FOR STAFFORD AND PLUS LOANS IN THE DIRECT LOAN AND FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

INTEREST RATES FOR STAFFORD AND PLUS LOANS IN THE DIRECT LOAN AND FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN First Disbursed Between July 1, 1998 and June 30, 2006 The variable interest rates for older Stafford to June 30, 2011 For the Period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Chinnam, Ratna Babu

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Proposed changes in interest rate criteria and the amortization method for repayment of federal hydro-power investments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Where review of government policies followed in charging interest on unrepaid investment (32% of total program cost) disclosed those interest rates were less than cost to the US Treasury to borrow funds to finance federal programs, IG recommended consideration of policy changes to recover interest costs on new project more closely to true costs, i.e., perhaps use of a weighted average over entire construction period. Also, a policy to amortize all unrepaid investments on a simultaneous basis should be developed. Comments are appended from the Assistant Secretary for Resource Applications, and from the Director of the Office of Power Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (PSB)

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1981-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground-to-Air Gas Emission Rate Inferred from Measured Concentration Rise within a Disturbed Atmospheric Surface Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In reference to previously observed concentrations of methane released from a source enclosed by a windbreak, this paper examines a refined inverse dispersion approach for estimating the rate of emission Q from a small ground-level source, when ...

J. D. Wilson; T. K. Flesch; P. Bourdin

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New dogs and old tricks: do money and interest rates still provide information content for forecast of output and prices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Out-of-sample forecasting experiments are used as an alternative to looking at F-statistics when examining whether money, interest rates or the commercial paper/T-bill spread provide information content for subsequent movements in output, real and nominal personal income, the CPI and the PPI. Here a variable provides information if it improves the forecast of the explained variable. Employing this procedure we find that the paper-bill spread but not monetary aggregates provide information content for industrial production or real personal income when using data over the 1980-97 period. In contrast, we find that monetary aggregates provide information content for the CPI and nominal personal income but not the PPI.

David C. Black; Paul R. Corrigan; Michael R. Dowd

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertically Rising Microstructure Profiler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The vertically rising microstructure profiler was designed to measure temperature gradient and conductivity gradient microstructure in lakes, reservoirs and coastal seas. The instrument is totally independent of surface craft while collecting ...

G. D. Carter; J. Imberger

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel prices rise slightly  

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

Diesel prices rise slightly The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose slightly to 4.16 a gallon on Monday. That's up 2-tenths of a penny from a week ago, based...

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RATES  

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Planning & Projects Planning & Projects Power Marketing Rates You are here: SN Home page > Power Marketing > RATES Rates and Repayment Services Rates Current Rates Power Revenue Requirement Worksheet (FY 2014) (Oct 2013 - Sep 2014) (PDF - 30K) PRR Notification Letter (Sep 27, 2013) (PDF - 959K) FY 2012 FP% True-Up Calculations(PDF - 387K) Variable Resource Scheduling Charge FY12-FY16 (October 1, 2012) PRR Forecast FY14-FY17 (May 23, 2013) (PDF - 100K) Forecasted Transmission Rates (May 2013) (PDF - 164K) Past Rates 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Historical CVP Transmission Rates (April 2013) (PDF - 287K) Rate Schedules Power - CV-F13 - CPP-2 Transmission - CV-T3 - CV-NWT5 - PACI-T3 - COTP-T3 - CV-TPT7 - CV-UUP1 Ancillary - CV-RFS4 - CV-SPR4 - CV-SUR4 - CV-EID4 - CV-GID1 Federal Register Notices - CVP, COTP and PACI

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RATES  

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Marketing > RATES Marketing > RATES RATES Current Rates Past Rates 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Rates Schedules Power CV-F13 CPP-2 Transmissions CV-T3 CV-NWT5 PACI-T3 COTP-T3 CV-TPT7 CV-UUP1 Ancillary CV-RFS4 CV-SPR4 CV-SUR4 CV-EID4 CV-GID1 Future and Other Rates SNR Variable Resource Scheduling Charge FY12-FY16 (October 1, 2012) SNR Rates Process Calendar (PDF - 171K) Procedures Informal Process Transmission Action Items List (PDF - 144K) Power Action Item List updated on 4-27-10 (PDF - 155K) Power Action Item List (Quick links to relevant documents) Formal Process Rates Brochure (01/11/2011) (PDF - 900K) Appendix A - Federal Register Notice (01/03/2011) (PDF - 8000K) Appendix B - Central Valley Project Power Repayment Study (PDF - 22,322K) Appendix C - Development of the CVP Cost of Service Study (PDF - 2038K)

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RATES  

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RATES RATES Rates Document Library SNR Rates Process Calendar (PDF - 171K) Procedures Informal Process Transmission Action Items List (PDF - 144K) Power Action Item List updated on 4-27-10 (PDF - 155K) Power Action Item List (Quick links to relevant documents) Formal Process Rates Brochure (01/11/2011) (PDF - 900K) Appendix A - Federal Register Notice (01/03/2011) (PDF - 8000K) Appendix B - Central Valley Project Power Repayment Study (PDF - 22,322K) Appendix C - Development of the CVP Cost of Service Study (PDF - 2038K) Appendix D - Western Transmission System Facilities Map (PDF - 274K) Appendix E - Estimated FY12 FP and BR Customer (PDF - 1144K) Appendix F - Forecasted Replacements and Additions FY11 - FY16 (PDF - 491K) Appendix G - Definitions (PDF - 1758K) Appendix H - Acronyms (PDF - 720K)

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Ground potential rise monitor  

SciTech Connect

A device and method for detecting ground potential rise (GPR) comprising positioning a first electrode and a second electrode at a distance from each other into the earth. The voltage of the first electrode and second electrode is attenuated by an attenuation factor creating an attenuated voltage. The true RMS voltage of the attenuated voltage is determined creating an attenuated true RMS voltage. The attenuated true RMS voltage is then multiplied by the attenuation factor creating a calculated true RMS voltage. If the calculated true RMS voltage is greater than a first predetermined voltage threshold, a first alarm is enabled at a local location. If user input is received at a remote location acknowledging the first alarm, a first alarm acknowledgment signal is transmitted. The first alarm acknowledgment signal is then received at which time the first alarm is disabled.

Allen, Zachery W. (Mandan, ND); Zevenbergen, Gary A. (Arvada, CO)

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Student Common Interest Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Students interested in the oils and fats industry make valuable networking connections by joining the AOCS Student Common Interest Group. Student Common Interest Group Student Membership achievement aocs application award awards distinguished divi

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Information, Inflation, and Interest  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a class of discrete-time stochastic models for the pricing of inflation-linked assets. The paper begins with an axiomatic scheme for asset pricing and interest rate theory in a discrete-time setting. The first axiom introduces a "risk-free" asset, and the second axiom determines the intertemporal pricing relations that hold for dividend-paying assets. The nominal and real pricing kernels, in terms of which the price index can be expressed, are then modelled by introducing a Sidrauski-type utility function depending on (a) the aggregate rate of consumption, and (b) the aggregate rate of real liquidity benefit conferred by the money supply. Consumption and money supply policies are chosen such that the expected joint utility obtained over a specified time horizon is maximised subject to a budget constraint that takes into account the "value" of the liquidity benefit associated with the money supply. For any choice of the bivariate utility function, the resulting model determines a relation between th...

Hughston, Lane P

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research interests - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Research interests. My main research interests lie in the areas of algebraic combinatorics, algebraic cryptography and coding theory. My current research...

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City of Rising Sun, Indiana (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rising Sun, Indiana (Utility Company) Rising Sun, Indiana (Utility Company) Jump to: navigation, search Name Rising Sun City of Place Indiana Utility Id 16068 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location RFC NERC RFC 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 Rate A- Residential Residential Rate B- General Power Commercial Average Rates Residential: $0.0792/kWh Commercial: $0.0888/kWh Industrial: $0.1490/kWh References ↑ "EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=City_of_Rising_Sun,_Indiana_(Utility_Company)&oldid=410165

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Exploring interests: are there relationships among general interests, reading interests, and personality dimensions?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study explored the relationships among high school students general interests, reading interests, and personality dimensions. Two hundred and fifty one 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in a rural school district in east central Texas completed three questionnaires. General interests were determined by the Strong Interest Explorer, personality dimensions were determined by the Big Five Inventory, and book reading interests were determined by the Reading Interest Rating Scale. The reading interest scores were adjusted for reading ability based on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) English/Language Arts scale scores. A factor analysis including six general interest variables, five personality variables, and four reading interest variables was conducted. The analysis yielded five factors. Factor 1 had the highest loadings from Hollands general interest types. Factor 2 was dominated by the book categories (Contemporary Fiction, Fact-based Literature, Poetry, and Modern Fantasy). Factors 3, 4, and 5 had the highest loadings from the personality dimensions. Factor 3 included Openness, Factor 4 included Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism, and Factor 5 included Extraversion. Factor 3, which accounted for 11.67% of the variance, was the only factor where a personality variable (Openness), a general interest variable (Artistic), and a reading interest variable (Modern Fantasy) loaded moderately to highly together. In this particular case alone, teachers may help students select materials that match their personal needs and personalities (Lau & Cheung, 1988) by recommending texts in the modern fantasy genre to those who exhibit openness and value artistic expression. With the exception of Openness, none of the Big Five Personality Dimensions loaded with a book category. There was also only one strong book category and general interest loading. Reading interests appear to be exclusive of general life interests and personality dimensions. Based on the findings, it appears that text-based situational interest is evoked by topics or ideas that are universally appealing (Hidi & Anderson, 1992). Since text-based interest can be controlled by teachers to some degree (Krapp, Hidi, & Renninger, 1992; Schraw, Flowerday, & Lehman, 2001), promoting student independence and choice should broaden students interests and help increase intrinsic motivation to read (Deci, 1992).

West, Courtney Ann

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Division/ Interest Area Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Learn more about Divisions and Interest areas. Division/ Interest Area Information Membership Information achievement application award Awards distinguished division Divisions fats job Join lipid lipids Member member get a member Membership memori

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The rise of personal fabrication  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years we have been witnessing the first stages of a democratization of manufacturing, a trend that promises to revolutionize the means of design, production and distribution of material goods and give rise to a new class of creators and producers. ... Keywords: democratizing creativity, democratizing innovation, digital fabrication, distributed production, do-it-yourself

Catarina Mota

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel prices continue to rise  

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

Diesel prices continue to rise The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 4.16 a gallon on Monday. That's up 5.3 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly...

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Impact of Industrial Electric Rate Structure on Energy Conservation - A Utility Viewpiont  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As the price of energy rises, changes in industrial electric rates will have an impact on energy usage and conservation. Utilities interested in reducing system peak demands may reflect this need in the rate structure as an incentive for the industrial customer to alter their present operation. Utilities recognize that industry offers the greatest potential for peak load reduction.

Williams, M. M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leadership Opportunities Interest Form  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Zip/Postal Code: Country: Telephone Number: Email: Interest Areas (Check all that apply). ____Serve on a technical committee. Please identify the committee(s)

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Scientific Interest Groups  

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Catalysis High Pressure LiquidSoft-Matter Surface Scattering Powder Diffraction SAXS Surface & Interface Scattering XAS X-ray Micros.Imaging Scientific Interest Groups...

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Density rise experiment on PLT  

SciTech Connect

The evolution of the density profile in PLT during intense gas puffing is documented and analyzed. Measurements of the spectrum of low energy edge neutrals and of the change in central neutral density indicate that charge-exchange processes alone cannot account for the central density rise. The transient density profile changes can be reproduced numerically by a diffusivity of approx. 10/sup 4/ cm/sup 2//s, and a spatially averaged inward flow of 10/sup 3/ cm/s. These transport coefficients are 10 ..-->.. 10/sup 2/ times larger than neoclassical. The ion energy confinement is reduced, the small scale density fluctuations are increased, and runaway electrons losses are increased during the density rise.

Strachan, J.D.; Bretz, N.; Mazzucato, E.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Links of Interest  

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Links of Interest: EM FY 2014 Budget Priorities EM Site Specific Advisory Board Site Treatment Plan for Mixed Wastes Stewardship URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR)* Wastren...

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The rise of "china threat" arguments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The study seeks to explain the rise of "China threat" arguments in the United States and Japan in the 1990s by using three theories of states behavior- realism, organization theory, and democratic peace theory. The rise ...

Ueki, Chikako

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JEA Letter of Interest 2007  

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3222007 RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST PURPOSE AND SCOPE JEA is requesting Letters of Interest (LOI) from companies interested in providing renewable...

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Salem Electric- Low-Interest Loan Program  

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

Salem Electric residential customers participating in the Bright Way Solar or Photovoltaic programs are eligible for a loan with a 5% interest rate from a local bank. Customers must choose between...

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Energy Rating  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Consistent, accurate, and uniform ratings based on a single statewide rating scale Reasonable estimates of potential utility bill savings and reliable recommendations on cost-effective measures to improve energy efficiency Training and certification procedures for home raters and quality assurance procedures to promote accurate ratings and to protect consumers Labeling procedures that will meet the needs of home buyers, homeowners, renters, the real estate industry, and mortgage lenders with an interest in home energy ratings

Cabec Conference; Rashid Mir P. E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methane level rise blamed in greenhouse effect  

SciTech Connect

As scientists continue to probe effects of global warming trends and the greenhouse effect, increasing attention is being placed on the impact of methane. Last year, scientists at the University of California in Irvine found there were almost 1.7 parts per million of methane in the troposphere- 11% higher that a decade ago and climbing at 1% annually. European scientists came up with similar analyses, and the belief is that methane is currently 2.4 times higher than it has ever been in the last 160,000 years. The big challenge now is to identify the sources of the methane. About 15 to 20% can be traced to oil and gas wells, coal mining and other tapping of the gas trapped in the planet's crust. Other sources are bacteria working in tropical rain forests, burned-off clearings, etc. Cattle figure high on the list of methane generators. When domesticated herds of sheep, goats, pigs, etc. are figured, the total rises to 73 million metric tons per year- a 435% increase since 1890. Rice paddies are also rated a major source of methane. It's estimated that 115 million metric tons rise from rice paddies a year, as much as is coming from natural swamps and wetlands. When scientists added up all the published estimates of methane production, the total ranged from 400 million to 640 million metric tons a year. Estimates of how much methane the atmosphere can handle are similarly uncertain, ranging from 300 million to 650 million metric tons a year.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Upgraded Coal Interest Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Upgraded Coal Interest Group (UCIG) is an EPRI 'users group' that focuses on clean, low-cost options for coal-based power generation. The UCIG covers topics that involve (1) pre-combustion processes, (2) co-firing systems and fuels, and (3) reburn using coal-derived or biomass-derived fuels. The UCIG mission is to preserve and expand the economic use of coal for energy. By reducing the fuel costs and environmental impacts of coal-fired power generation, existing units become more cost effective and thus new units utilizing advanced combustion technologies are more likely to be coal-fired.

Evan Hughes

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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TO: FROM: Interested Parties  

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located near the community of Fellows in Kern County. The project was certified by the Energy Commission on May 14, 1987 and began commercial operation on May 1, 1989. The project uses cogeneration steam to aid in the enhanced oil recovery process. The proposed modifications will allow MSCC to install a new evolution compressor rotor in the Unit A turbine. The addition of the more energy efficient rotor would increase output by 9 percent (approximately 7 megawatts), lower the heat rate, and reduce emission limits for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Carbon Monoxide (CO). Energy Commission staff reviewed the petition and assessed the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, public health and safety, and proposes revisions to existing condition of certification for Air Quality-18. It is staffs opinion that, with the implementation of the revised condition, the project will remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards, and the proposed modifications will not result in a significant adverse direct or cumulative impact to the environment (Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Section 1769). The amendment petition has been posted on the Energy Commissions webpage at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases. Staffs analyses are enclosed for your information and review. Staffs analyses and the order (if the amendment is approved) will also be posted on the webpage. Energy Commission staff intends to recommend approval of

Connie Bruins

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RHIC PRESSURE RISE AND ELECTRON CLOUD.  

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In RHIC high intensity operation, two types of pressure rise are currently of concern. The first type is at the beam injection, which seems to be caused by the electron multipacting, and the second is the one at the beam transition, where the electron cloud is not the dominant cause. The first type of pressure rise is limiting the beam intensity and the second type might affect the experiments background for very high total beam intensity. In this article, the pressure rises at RHIC are described, and preliminary study results are reported. Some of the unsettled issues and questions are raised, and possible counter measures are discussed.

Zhang, S Y; Blaskiewicz, M; Cameron, P; Drees, P; Afischer, W; Gassner, D; Gullotta, J; He, P; Hseuh, H; Chuang, H; Iriso-Aziz, U; Lee, R; Mackay, W; Woerter, B; Ptitsyn, V; Ponnaiyan, V; Roser, T; Satogata, T; Smart, L; Trbojevic, D

2003-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasoline prices continue to rise (long version)  

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Gasoline prices continue to rise (long version) The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to 3.67 a gallon on Monday. That's up 7 cents from a week ago, based on the...

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Sea Level Rise Tool For Sandy Recovery  

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and related professional communities (e.g., local chapters of associations such as ASCE, ASFPM, APA, etc.) 4. What counties are include in this sea level rise tool? Answer In...

51

Rates & Repayment  

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Environmental Review-NEPA Financial Data Operations Planning & Projects Power Marketing Rates Rate Adjustments Transmission Ancillary Services Rates WAPA-137 Rate Order Environmental Review-NEPA Financial Data Operations Planning & Projects Power Marketing Rates Rate Adjustments Transmission Ancillary Services Rates WAPA-137 Rate Order Rates and Repayment Services Rates Current and Historical Rate Information Collbran Power Rates CRSP Power Rates CRSP Transmission System Rates CRSP Management Center interest rates Falcon-Amistad Power Rates Provo River Power Rates Rio Grande Power Rates Seedskadee Power Rates SLCA/IP Power Rates Rate Schedules & Supplemental Rate Information Current Rates for Firm Power, Firm & Non-firm Transmission Service, & Ancillary Services Current Transmission & Ancillary Services Rates Tariffs Components of the SLCA/IP Existing Firm Power Rate Cost Recovery Charge (CRC) Page MOA Concerning the Upper Colorado River Basin

52

Professional Educators Common Interest Group  

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Promoting teaching excellence for those involved in university education and industrial training in lipids and oils. Professional Educators Common Interest Group Professional Educators Common Interest Group aocs awards Educators fats global info

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Is conflict of interest in our best interest?  

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of interest in medical research, education and practice.public funds for medical research. Resources need to beand brightest minds in medical research to the benefit of

Beyer, Thomas; Czernin, Johannes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interests  

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Present Invented and deployed ViAggre, a configuration-only technique to shrink the routing table on routers. ViAggre does not require any changes to router software and routing protocols and can be deployed by any ISP without the cooperation of other ISPs. It can reduce the routing table load on routers by more than an order of magnitude. ViAgree was deployed on a testbed of Cisco hardware routers. I also implemented an open-source configuration tool that can automatically reconfigure status-quo routers for operation according to ViAggre.

Hitesh Ballani

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Term structure of interest rates and monetary policy  

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Maiden 1 MMIFL TALF AIG ABCP PDCF discount swaps CPLF TAC RPFund Liq- uidity Facility; PDCF: loans extended to primary

Wu, Jing Cynthia

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supply Shocks and the "Natural Rate of Interest": an Exploration  

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Chadha, Jagjit S; Nolan, Charles

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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sea level rise | OpenEI Community  

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sea level rise sea level rise Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures Syndicate content

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Short rise time intense electron beam generator  

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A generator for producing an intense relativistic electron beam having a subnanosecond current rise time includes a conventional generator of intense relativistic electrons feeding into a short electrically conductive drift tube including a cavity containing a working gas at a low enough pressure to prevent the input beam from significantly ionizing the working gas. Ionizing means such as a laser simultaneously ionize the entire volume of working gas in the cavity to generate an output beam having a rise time less than one nanosecond.

Olson, Craig L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Biomass Interest Group Results  

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EPRI8217s Biomass Interest Group (BIG) provides topical reviews of major areas of interest in the field of biomass-to-power. Part of that review consists of periodic meetings to review existing EPRI BIG projects, discuss topics of interest or concern, hear from industry experts, and visit sites that highlight significant technical developments. In 2006, the EPRI BIG had three meetings. The first meeting was Thursday, April 6 in Golden, Colorado. The group reviewed ongoing projects and then toured the DO...

2006-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Agricultural Microscopy Division Of Interest  

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Agricultural Microscopy, Reports, Journals, Websites Agricultural Microscopy Division Of Interest Agricultural Microscopy agri-food sector agricultural Agricultural Microscopy analytical aocs articles biotechnology courses detergents division divisions f

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor...  

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest...

62

The rising cost of electricity generation  

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Through most of its history, the electric industry has experienced a stable or declining cost structure. Recently, the economic fundamentals have shifted and generating costs are now rising and driving up prices at a time when the industry faces new challenges to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. New plant investment faces the most difficult economic environment in decades. (author)

Winters, Tobey

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

63

The rise and fall of surfactants lore  

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Significant changes have occurred in the surfacThe rise and fall of surfactants lore tants industry in the past 30 years, both in terms of what we consider to be important and in the paradigms that we operate under. The following discussion highlights my v

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The Rising Cost of Electricity Generation  

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Through most of its history, the electric industry has experienced a stable or declining cost structure. Recently, the economic fundamentals have shifted and generating costs are now rising and driving up prices at a time when the industry faces new challenges to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. New plant investment faces the most difficult economic environment in decades.

Tobey Winters

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Interested Parties - MEMA | Department of Energy  

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MEMA Interested Parties - MEMA 08-14-10MEMA.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Chrystler Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews Interested Parties - NYU...

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Interested Parties - NNSA | Department of Energy  

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NNSA Interested Parties - NNSA 06-03-10NNSA.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy Interested Parties - LGPO Interested Parties - Myriant...

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Interested Parties - Dow Chemical | Department of Energy  

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Dow Chemical Interested Parties - Dow Chemical 06-10-10DowChemical.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - XtremePower Interested...

68

Sea Level Rise in the Twenty First Century: A Review  

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The sea level of the worlds oceans has risen over the last century, and its rate of increase is projected to grow during the 21st century with potential adverse consequences. This report, which is based on the recent journal publications and other reports and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), provides background on the causes of sea level rise and outlines the observed and projected changes in sea level both globally and regionally, with an emphasis on ...

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Rising Electricity Costs: A Challenge For Consumers, Regulators...  

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Rising Electricity Costs: A Challenge For Consumers, Regulators, And Utilities Rising Electricity Costs: A Challenge For Consumers, Regulators, And Utilities Presentation covers...

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Development of Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Climate Change Assessments...  

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Development of Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Climate Change Assessments of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Development of Sea Level Rise...

71

European Section Articles of interest.  

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European geographical region. European Section Articles of interest. Sections award awards canadian division fats member membership network oils section European Section aocs awards European Section European Section Awards for Young Lipid Scienti

72

The TICC: parsing interesting text  

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This paper gives an overview of the natural language problems addressed in the Traffic Information Collator/Condenser (TICC) project, and describes in some detail the "interesting-corner parser" used in the TICC's Natural Language Summariser. The TICC ...

David Allport

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomass Interest Group Meetings - 2007  

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The Biomass Interest Group (BIG) provides technology updates and information exchange for funders of EPRI Program 84.005. The group sponsors research projects and technology summaries. This report assembles presentation materials from webcasts and other meetings conducted by the Biomass Interest Group in 2007. Presentations covered several technologies including the prospect of using cellulosic feedstock in the production of ethanol, as well as gasification, the synthesis of biodiesel, and the cofiring o...

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Rising House Prices and Monetary Policy  

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Abstract. It is argued that the recent rise in house prices is the biggest nancial asset price boom in history. In this note, I look at how house prices are determined and how house price bubbles can occur. I discuss whether the recent increase in house prices is a bubble, whether monetary policy can cause a rise in the price of houses relative to other goods and what central banks should do in response to house price bubbles. Finally, I consider how central banks should take account of house prices in the price index used by central banks to measure ination. According to the Economist, the rise in housing prices in developed countries in the last ve years is the biggest bubble in history, with the total value of residential properties increasing by more than $30 trillion: an amount roughly equal to to developed countries combined annual GDPs. 1 This compares with the global stockmarket boom of the late 1990s where the ve-year increase was equal to about 80 percent of annual GDP. 2 1. How are House Prices Determined? Before proceeding with an analysis of the relationship between monetary policy and the house price boom, it is useful to consider how house prices are determined and how a house price bubble might arise. To keep matters simple, I abstract from uncertainty, depreciation and transactions costs. Consider a household deciding whether to rent or to buy a house in period t. If the household rents the house it pays the time-t rent, denoted by Q(t). If it purchases the house it pays the time-t house price, denoted by Ph (t). If it opted to purchase, rather than rent, then at the start of period t + 1 the household owns a house worth Ph (t + 1): The value to the household in period t of an amount Ph (t + 1) received in period t + 1

Anne Sibert

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interested Parties - Eastman Chemical | Department of Energy  

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Eastman Chemical Interested Parties - Eastman Chemical 06-22-10EastmanChemical.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Clean Skies Interested Parties - Myriant...

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Communications from Interested Parties | Department of Energy  

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September 17, 2009 Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment September 16, 2009 Interested Parties - MIT September 8, 2009 Interested Parties - Nuclear Energy...

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Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments | Department  

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Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments October 7, 2013 - 2:23pm Addthis Federal agencies can leverage annual payments to get the best value from utility energy service contracts by decreasing total interest paid. Annual payments allow Federal agencies to pay for an entire fiscal year (12 months) of payments in advance. This method is attractive to finance companies and may also fit Federal budget and funding constraints, saving a substantial amount of interest expense. Savings are generated because financing is amortized faster and less interest accrues over the term of the project funding. It is important to note that the interest rate used for a monthly amortization is lower than that used for an annual amortization

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Paleomagnetism of Igenous Rocks from Shatsky Rise  

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Shatsky Rise is oceanic plateau in the northwest part of the Pacific Ocean, and the formation of Shatsky Rise is poorly known. To get a better understanding of the formation Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 324 drilled five sites: Sites U1347 and U1348 on Tamu Massif, Site U1349 and U1350 on Ori Massif, and Site U1346. Paleomagnetic measurements of the basaltic flows recovered can give insight into the timing and paleolatitude of each site. Relating the change in principle component inclination over depth at each site to the paleosecular variation of the geomagnetic field can better constrain the timing of the eruptions. Measurements were carried out by different sources during IODP Expedition 324 and after. This study is an amalgamation of the results from Sites U1346, U1347, U1349, and U1350. Samples from each site were divided into half and demagnetized using alternating field (AF) demagnetization and thermal (TH) demagnetization. After the drilling overprint was removed most samples displayed univectorial decay in the orthogonal vector plot. AF demagnetized samples displayed a low median destructive field (MDF) behavior, 10-20 mT. Thermal demagnetized samples displayed three behaviors: a rapid decline in magnetic intensity after moderate temperature steps behavior, a linear decline in magnetic intensity behavior, and some samples displayed a small segment of self-reversal at 300-350. Using the Cox and Gordon (1984) method Sites U1346, U1347, and U1349 displayed very little variation in principal component inclinations over depth, implying a relatively rapid lava emplacement of 10^2-10^3 years. Site U1350 display more variation, implying a longer eruptive time frame of 10^4-10^5years. With the assumption of a normal polarity the paleolatitude estimates are -11.0 +22.2/-21.4 for Site U1346, 11.3 27.4/-28.5 for Site U1347, -5.0 +20.8/-20.6 for Site U1349 and 1.6 7.7 for Site U1350. The site paleolatitudes imply that Ori Massif (Sites U1350 and U1349) formed at the equator and Tamu Massif (Site U1347) and Shirshov Massif (Site U1346) formed slightly north and south of the equator respectively. All results are consistent with the interpretation that Shatsky Rise formed near the equator.

Pueringer, Margaret

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collective renovation : case study on the public / private relationship in high-density low-rise residential areas of central Tokyo  

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This thesis starts with the interest in the undefined open spaces of high-density low-rise (HDLR) residential areas in Tokyo. In these spaces, one can witness numerous examples of overlapping public and private uses. For ...

Mizuguchi, Saki

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating the Economic Cost of Sea-Level Rise  

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To improve the estimate of economic costs of future sea-level rise associated with global climate change,

Sugiyama, Masahiro.

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Nano Changes Rise to Macro Importance in a Key Electronics ...  

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Nano Changes Rise to Macro Importance in a Key Electronics Material. From NIST Tech Beat: April 7, 2009. ...

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

APS Research Fuels Engineering Interest  

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5th, 2003 5th, 2003 APS Research Fuels Engineering Interest Award-winning research on the characteristics of fuel sprays from injectors is one of the featured articles in the May 2003 issue of Mechanical Engineering and on the Web site of that magazine. The studies, carried out at APS's X-ray Operation and Research beamline 1-BM and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, revealed startling new information about fuel sprays, including the presence of a shockwave as the spray leaves the injector nozzle. Entitled "Penetrating Vision," the article in Mechanical Engineering, by associate editor John DeGaspari, notes that "an investigative technique using x-rays is causing engine designers to sit up and take notice." In the article, Scott Parrish, General Motors R&D senior research engineer, notes

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INTEREST RATE AND EXCHANGE RATE iN A SMALL OPEN ECONOMY WITh INCREASING CAPITAL MOBILITY  

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The views expressed are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect official positions of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Federal Reserve System, or the Board of Governors. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comment. References in publications to Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Papers (other than an acknowledgment that the writer has had access to unpublished material) should be cleared with the author or authors.

Byung Chan Ahn; Byung Chan Ahn

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Fluid Dynamics of rising droplets  

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The main goal of this study is to perform simulations of droplet dynamics using Truchas, a LANL-developed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, and compare them to a computational study of Hysing et al.[IJNMF, 2009, 60:1259]. Understanding droplet dynamics is of fundamental importance in liquid-liquid extraction, a process used in the nuclear fuel cycle to separate various components. Simulations of a single droplet rising by buoyancy are conducted in two-dimensions. Multiple parametric studies are carried out to ensure the problem set-up is optimized. An Interface Smoothing Length (ISL) study and mesh resolution study are performed to verify convergence of the calculations. ISL is a parameter for the interface curvature calculation. Further, wall effects are investigated and checked against existing correlations. The ISL study found that the optimal ISL value is 2.5{Delta}x, with {Delta}x being the mesh cell spacing. The mesh resolution study found that the optimal mesh resolution is d/h=40, for d=drop diameter and h={Delta}x. In order for wall effects on terminal velocity to be insignificant, a conservative wall width of 9d or a nonconservative wall width of 7d can be used. The percentage difference between Hysing et al.[IJNMF, 2009, 60:1259] and Truchas for the velocity profiles vary from 7.9% to 9.9%. The computed droplet velocity and interface profiles are found in agreement with the study. The CFD calculations are performed on multiple cores, using LANL's Institutional High Performance Computing.

Wagner, Matthew [Lake Superior State University; Francois, Marianne M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor...  

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Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations March 6, 2008 - 11:54am Addthis...

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Review: CO(2) Rising: The World's Greatest Environmental Challenge  

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Challenge By Tyler Volk Reviewed by Byron AndersonIllinois University, USA Volk, Tyler. CO 2 Rising: Theor 130 billion tons. Volk cleverly introduces carbon cycling

Anderson, Byron P.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The rise and fall of presidential power in Iran.  

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??This project explores the power dynamics within the Iranian political system, asking what accounts for the rise and fall of a president's power relative to (more)

Jacobsen, Donavan.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry: Poster, "Rise to the Challenge...  

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business resources State and local government resources ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry: Poster, "Rise to the Challenge" (Version 1) This co-brandable poster (V.1) is for...

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ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry: Poster, "Rise to the Challenge...  

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business resources State and local government resources ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry: Poster, "Rise to the Challenge" (Version 2) This co-brandable poster (V.2) is for...

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ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry: Poster, "Rise to the Challenge...  

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business resources State and local government resources ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry: Poster, "Rise to the Challenge" (Version 3) This poster (V.3) is for industrial...

91

High-Rise Reinforced Concrete Structures: Database-Assisted ...  

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... on low-rise buildings: Databased-assisted design versus ASCE ... on the aerodynamic forces for an oscillating tower through wind tunnel tests ...

2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

92

Crude oil and condensate production rises at Bakken and other ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Liquids production (crude oil and condensate) is rising significantly at several shale plays in the United States as operators increasingly target the liquids-bearing ...

93

Analysis of Voltage Rise Effect on Distribution Network with Distributed  

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appearance of hidden loads and affect the voltage profile of low voltage distribution network. To overcomeAnalysis of Voltage Rise Effect on Distribution Network with Distributed Generation M. A. Mahmud. This paper presents a detail analysis of how does voltage rise on distribution network due to the penetration

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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Argonne OutLoud: Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer | Argonne National  

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Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture 1 of 13 Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture 1 of 13 Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture 2 of 13 Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture 3 of 13 Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture 4 of 13 Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture 5 of 13 Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture 6 of 13 Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer lecture

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2011 Heat Rate Improvement Conference  

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With the rising cost of fuel and the strong possibility of CO2 emissions regulations and limitations in the near future, utilities and power generation companies are focusing on power plant heat rate and performance. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) 17th Heat Rate Improvement Conference is the latest in a series of meetings designed to assist attendees in addressing problems with power plant performance and in identifying cost-effective solutions for achieving and sustaining heat rate improve...

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable  

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Rising Sea Levels Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable Mitigation can slow down but not prevent sea level rise for centuries to come August 5, 2013 Contact: Linda Vu, Lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2402 washington.jpg Because seawater absorbs heat more slowly than the atmosphere above it, our oceans won't feel the full impact of the greenhouse gases already in the air for hundreds of years. Warm water expands, raising sea levels. (Courtesy W. Washington) Select to enlarge. A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions could greatly lessen the impacts of climate change. However, the gases already added to the atmosphere ensure a certain amount of sea level rise to come, even if future emissions are reduced. A study by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Greenhouse effect, sea level rise, and coastal zone management  

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Increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other gases are expected to warm the earth several degrees in the next century by a mechanism known as the greenhouse effect. Such a warming could cause sea level to rise two to five feet by expanding ocean water, melting mountain glaciers, and perhaps eventually causing polar glaciers to melt and slide into the oceans. A rise in sea level of even three feet could cause substantial erosion of beaches and coastal wetlands, increased flooding, and intrusion of salt water into rivers, bays, and aquifer. Fortunately, many of the adverse consequences can be avoided by taking timely measures in anticipation of sea level rise. Nevertheless, many coastal zone managers are reluctant to take these measures until the prospect of sea level rise becomes more certain. This article examines the implications of future sea level rise and identifies anticipatory measures that may be appropriate today in spite of current uncertainties. 46 references, 4 figures, 1 table.

Titus, J.G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Wind Interest Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Interest Group Wind Interest Group Jump to: navigation, search Name Utility Wind Interest Group Place Reston, Virginia Zip VI 20195 Sector Wind energy Product The Utility Wind Interest Group (UWIG) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to accelerate the appropriate integration of wind power into the electric system. References Utility Wind Interest Group[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Wind Interest Group is a company located in Reston, Virginia . References ↑ "Utility Wind Interest Group" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Utility_Wind_Interest_Group&oldid=352690" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars  

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2005). High Interest in Hybrid Cars. SCS Fact Sheet, Vol.May 2005 High Interest in Hybrid Cars I NTRODUCTION PublicThe unique features of a hybrid car mean that it is more

Ong, Paul M.; Haselhoff, Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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90.1 Prototype Building Models High-rise Apartment | Building...  

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Apartment building type. Publication Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 ApartmentHighRise.zip ApartmentHighRiseSTD2004.zip ApartmentHighRiseSTD2007.zip ApartmentHighRiseSTD2010.z...

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Claritas Rise, Mars- Pre-Tharsis Magmatism? | Open Energy Information  

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Claritas Rise, Mars- Pre-Tharsis Magmatism? Claritas Rise, Mars- Pre-Tharsis Magmatism? Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Claritas Rise, Mars- Pre-Tharsis Magmatism? Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Abstract Claritas rise is a prominent ancient (Noachian) center of tectonism identified through investigation of comprehensive paleotectonic information of the western hemisphere of Mars. This center is interpreted to be the result of magmatic-driven activity, including uplift and associated tectonism, as well as possible hydrothermal activity. Coupled with its ancient stratigraphy, high density of impact craters, and complex structure, a possible magnetic signature may indicate that it formed during an ancient period of Mars' evolution, such as when the dynamo

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Economic model for height determination of high-rise buildings  

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At present, no clear concise method of optimal height determination for high-rise buildings is being practiced. The primary scope of this dissertation is to see if a practical model, decision making process and list of ...

Zafiris, Christopher

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail delivery of crude oil and petroleum products rising ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA Survey Forms Facebook Twitter ... carrying about two-thirds of U.S. oil and petroleum products, but rail is on the rise. The Association of American Railroads ...

104

Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable  

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Related to Global Temperature versus Sea Level Rise," Nature Climate Change 2, 576-580 (2012), doi:10.1038nclimate1529. About NERSC and Berkeley Lab The National Energy Research...

105

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #509: March 10, 2008 With Rising...  

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9: March 10, 2008 With Rising Gas Prices, Consumers Indicate only a Limited Willingness to Change Travel Behavior to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact 509:...

106

Estimating the economic cost of sea-level rise  

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(cont.) In the case of a classical linear sea-level rise of one meter per century, the use of DIVA generally decreases the protection fraction of the coastline, and results in a smaller protection cost because of high ...

Sugiyama, Masahiro, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Sun or Moon Rise/Set Table for One Year  

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NEW YORK Astronomical Applications Dept. Location: W072 59, N40 50 Rise and Set for the Sun for 2013 U. S. Naval Observatory Washington, DC 20392-5420 Eastern Standard Time Jan....

108

Heart-shaped bubbles rising in anisotropic liquids  

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This Letter reports on numerical simulations motivated by experimental observations of an unusual inverted-heart shape for bubbles rising in an anisotropicmicellar solution. We explain the bubble shape by assuming that the micelles are aligned into a nematic phase

Chunfeng Zhou; Pengtao Yue; James J. Feng; Chun Liu; Jie Shen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors Conference  

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National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors Conference March 29, 2006 Hilton Garden Hotel Chicago, IL William H. Whitehead General Manager, Transmission Strategy PJM...

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Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Name Aligning Utility...

111

How degeneracies can obscure interesting physics  

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We show how degeneracies, accidental or otherwise, can obscure some interesting physics. We further show how one can get around this problem.

L. Zamick; A. Escuderos

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

112

Microwave Spectra of Molecules of Astrophysical Interest. ...  

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Page 1. Microwave Spectra of Molecules of Astrophysical Interest. XXVI. Acetic Acid CH3COOH ... 100 3. Acetic Acid Spectral Tables. . . . . ...

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

113

Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment...  

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Organization for International Investment Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment PI.pdf More Documents & Publications Financial and Activity Report - June...

114

The Rise and Fall of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves in the SDSS-II Supernova Survey  

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We analyze the rise and fall times of Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) light curves discovered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II (SDSS-II) Supernova Survey. From a set of 391 light curves k-corrected to the rest-frame B and V bands, we find a smaller dispersion in the rising portion of the light curve compared to the decline. This is in qualitative agreement with computer models which predict that variations in radioactive nickel yield have less impact on the rise than on the spread of the decline rates. The differences we find in the rise and fall properties suggest that a single 'stretch' correction to the light curve phase does not properly model the range of SN Ia light curve shapes. We select a subset of 105 light curves well observed in both rise and fall portions of the light curves and develop a '2-stretch' fit algorithm which estimates the rise and fall times independently. We find the average time from explosion to B-band peak brightness is 17.38 {+-} 0.17 days, but with a spread of rise times which range from 13 days to 23 days. Our average rise time is shorter than the 19.5 days found in previous studies; this reflects both the different light curve template used and the application of the 2-stretch algorithm. The SDSS-II supernova set and the local SNe Ia with well-observed early light curves show no significant differences in their average rise-time properties. We find that slow-declining events tend to have fast rise times, but that the distribution of rise minus fall time is broad and single peaked. This distribution is in contrast to the bimodality in this parameter that was first suggested by Strovink (2007) from an analysis of a small set of local SNe Ia. We divide the SDSS-II sample in half based on the rise minus fall value, t{sub r} - t{sub f} {approx} 2 days, to search for differences in their host galaxy properties and Hubble residuals; we find no difference in host galaxy properties or Hubble residuals in our sample.

Hayden, Brian T.; /Notre Dame U.; Garnavich, Peter M.; /Notre Dame U.; Kessler, Richard; /KICP, Chicago /Chicago U., EFI; Frieman, Joshua A.; /KICP, Chicago /Chicago U. /Fermilab; Jha, Saurabh W.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Rutgers U., Piscataway; Bassett, Bruce; /Cape Town U., Dept. Math. /South African Astron. Observ.; Cinabro, David; /Wayne State U.; Dilday, Benjamin; /Rutgers U., Piscataway; Kasen, Daniel; /UC, Santa Cruz; Marriner, John; /Fermilab; Nichol, Robert C.; /Portsmouth U., ICG /Baltimore, Space Telescope Sci. /Johns Hopkins U.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Selective spatio-temporal interest points  

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Recent progress in the field of human action recognition points towards the use of Spatio-Temporal Interest Points (STIPs) for local descriptor-based recognition strategies. In this paper, we present a novel approach for robust and selective STIP detection, ... Keywords: Action recognition, Bag-of-words, Complex scenes, Local descriptors, Multiple actors, Spatio-temporal interest points, Support vector machines

Bhaskar Chakraborty; Michael B. Holte; Thomas B. Moeslund; Jordi Gonzlez

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Monetary Sovereignty, Exchange Rates, and Capital Controls: The Trilemma in the Interwar Period  

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1a - United States' Interest Rate in the Interwar YearsFigure 1c - "Gold Interest Rate" in the Interwar Years GoldUnited Kingdom Interest Rate in the Classical Gold Standard

Obstfeld, Maurice; Shambaugh, Jay C.; Taylor, Alan M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Global sea level rise and the greenhouse effect: might they be connected  

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Secular sea level trends extracted from tide gauge records of appropriately long duration demonstrate that global sea level may be rising at a rate in excess of 1 millimeter per year. However, because global coverage of the oceans by the tide gauge network is highly nonuniform and the tide gauge data reveal considerable spatial variability, there has been a well-founded reluctance to interpret the observed secular sea level rise as representing a signal of global scale that might be related to the greenhouse effect. When the tide gauge data are filtered so as to remove the contribution of ongoing glacial isostatic adjustment to the local sea level trend at each location, then the individual tide gauge records reveal sharply reduced geographic scatter and suggest that there is a globally coherent signal of strength 2.4 {+-} 0.90 millimeters per year that is active in the system. This signal could constitute an indication of global climate warming.

Peltier, W.R.; Tushingham, A.M. (Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A7)

1989-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

118

Rate Schedules  

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

One of the major responsibilities of Southeastern is to design, formulate, and justify rate schedules. Repayment studies prepared by the agency determine revenue requirements and appropriate rate...

119

Rising global temperatures accelerate drought-induced forest mortality  

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Drought-induced forest mortality Drought-induced forest mortality Rising global temperatures accelerate drought-induced forest mortality Many southwestern forests in the United States will disappear or be heavily altered by 2050, according to a series of joint LANL-UNM studies. July 10, 2013 Piñon trees show increased susceptibility to drought when also subjected to rising temperatures. Piñon trees show increased susceptibility to drought when also subjected to rising temperatures. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "Everybody knows trees die when there's a drought, if there's bark beetles or fire, yet nobody in the world can predict it with much accuracy." Research has dire global implications for forests LOS ALAMOS, N. M., July 10, 2013- Many southwestern forests in the United

120

Rising global temperatures accelerate drought-induced forest mortality  

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Drought-induced forest mortality Drought-induced forest mortality Rising global temperatures accelerate drought-induced forest mortality Many southwestern forests in the United States will disappear or be heavily altered by 2050, according to a series of joint LANL-UNM studies. July 10, 2013 Piñon trees show increased susceptibility to drought when also subjected to rising temperatures. Piñon trees show increased susceptibility to drought when also subjected to rising temperatures. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "Everybody knows trees die when there's a drought, if there's bark beetles or fire, yet nobody in the world can predict it with much accuracy." Research has dire global implications for forests LOS ALAMOS, N. M., July 10, 2013- Many southwestern forests in the United

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Weatherization Projects on the Rise in Michigan County | Department of  

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Weatherization Projects on the Rise in Michigan County Weatherization Projects on the Rise in Michigan County Weatherization Projects on the Rise in Michigan County August 12, 2010 - 5:03pm Addthis Kevin Craft Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP) has provided weatherization services to southeastern Michigan residents for over 20 years, and funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 recently allowed this private non-profit to hire more staff and increase the scope of its services. In April 2009, MCOP received $3 million in Recovery Act funds to spend over a three year period. "We initially used the money to hire three office staffers to process weatherization applications and a full-time inspector to conduct pre- and post-inspections on houses that are approved for weatherization," says

122

A Rising Star: Solid-State Lighting | Department of Energy  

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A Rising Star: Solid-State Lighting A Rising Star: Solid-State Lighting A Rising Star: Solid-State Lighting June 16, 2009 - 5:00am Addthis John Lippert Just when consumers started getting familiar with the spiral ice-cream cone-shaped and prong-shaped compact fluorescents (CFLs), along comes LED lighting, a solid-state lighting (SSL) solution. Some experts are predicting that solid-state lighting is set to turn the current lighting industry on its head, and perhaps in the not-too-distant future make the century-old incandescent light bulb go the way of the dinosaur. Many consumers have been saving money and helping the environment for years by using LED lights during the holidays. These light strings use 75% less energy than conventional (i.e., incandescent) light strings. ENERGY STAR decorative light strings are independently tested to meet strict lifetime

123

A Rising Star: Solid-State Lighting | Department of Energy  

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A Rising Star: Solid-State Lighting A Rising Star: Solid-State Lighting A Rising Star: Solid-State Lighting June 16, 2009 - 5:00am Addthis John Lippert Just when consumers started getting familiar with the spiral ice-cream cone-shaped and prong-shaped compact fluorescents (CFLs), along comes LED lighting, a solid-state lighting (SSL) solution. Some experts are predicting that solid-state lighting is set to turn the current lighting industry on its head, and perhaps in the not-too-distant future make the century-old incandescent light bulb go the way of the dinosaur. Many consumers have been saving money and helping the environment for years by using LED lights during the holidays. These light strings use 75% less energy than conventional (i.e., incandescent) light strings. ENERGY STAR decorative light strings are independently tested to meet strict lifetime

124

The legal case against standby rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under rates approved by many state commissions, on-site investments are blocked and/or dis-incentivized by policies that place the interest of utility shareholders before the interests of the public. (author)

Casten, Sean; Karegianes, Myra

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

125

Rise time measurement for ultrafast X-ray pulses  

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A pump-probe scheme measures the rise time of ultrafast x-ray pulses. Conventional high speed x-ray diagnostics (x-ray streak cameras, PIN diodes, diamond PCD devices) do not provide sufficient time resolution to resolve rise times of x-ray pulses on the order of 50 fs or less as they are being produced by modern fast x-ray sources. Here, we are describing a pump-probe technique that can be employed to measure events where detector resolution is insufficient to resolve the event. The scheme utilizes a diamond plate as an x-ray transducer and a p-polarized probe beam.

Celliers, Peter M. (Berkeley, CA); Weber, Franz A. (Oakland, CA); Moon, Stephen J. (Tracy, CA)

2005-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

126

The rising tide: Global warming and world sea levels  

SciTech Connect

The author presents a broad-based and well-written approach to the impacts of sea level rise. Besides chapters on global warming, sources of sea level variability and the future, the effects on coastal nations, the book contains an important action-oriented discussion of proposed legislation and guidelines for planning and management aimed at reducing loss and damage produced by sea-level rise. The list of acknowledgements includes all the leading practitioners in the field. The references and information are current; reports and information from 1989 and 1990 meetings are included.

Edgerton, L.T.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Rise Time Measurement for Ultrafast X-Ray Pulses  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pump-probe scheme measures the rise time of ultrafast x-ray pulses. Conventional high speed x-ray diagnostics (x-ray streak cameras, PIN diodes, diamond PCD devices) do not provide sufficient time resolution to resolve rise times of x-ray pulses on the order of 50 fs or less as they are being produced by modern fast x-ray sources. Here, we are describing a pump-probe technique that can be employed to measure events where detector resolution is insufficient to resolve the event. The scheme utilizes a diamond plate as an x-ray transducer and a p-polarized probe beam.

Celliers, Peter M.; Weber, Franz A.; Moon, Stephen J.

2005-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

128

Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement  

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

Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement This acknowledgement must be completed by individuals prior to receiving applications or other related information pertaining to, and participation in, the merit review process. The acknowledgement provides for each reviewer to understand conflict of interest and nondisclosure requirements associated with their participation in the merit review. Individuals with a conflict of interest may not participate in the merit review process or use or disclose information obtained during the merit review process, unless DOE has decided that there is acceptable mitigation of the identified conflict. In anticipation of my participating as a reviewer for the Department of Energy, I, ______________________________ (Print Name), acknowledge the following:

129

Biomass Interest Group Meeting, March 2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Biomass Interest Group (BIG) meeting was held at EPRI's Washington office on March 24, 2005. For the first time for the BIG, the meeting was "simulcast" -- both as an in-person meeting and via webcast.

2005-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

130

DOE Research and Development Accomplishments Interesting Insights  

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DNA Interesting Insights Atom Neat Stuff a pre-Pong video game (Tennis for Two) Video game why dinosaurs are extinct Alvarez BuckyBall 'optical tweezers' Chu the molecule...

131

Ethics - Conflicting Financial Interests | Department of Energy  

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Learning & Development New Employee Orientation Suppose I don't own any shares of stock. Do I still have to think about financial conflicts of interest? You might. A Federal...

132

Energy Sustainability Interest Group: 2011 Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) Energy Sustainability Interest Group was formed in 2008 to provide a collaborative forum where electric power companies could discuss sustainability issues and gain insights from other participants. With nearly 30 member companies, it is the largest sustainability-focused group of its kind in the electric power industry. This technical update summarizes the 2011 activities of the Energy Sustainability Interest Group. It provides overviews of key projects,...

2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

133

Rates - WAPA-137 Rate Order  

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WAPA-137 Rate Order WAPA-137 Rate Order 2009 CRSP Management Center Customer Rates Second Step Presentation from the June 25, 2009, Customer Meeting Handout Materials from the June 25, 2009, Customer Meeting Customer Comment Letters ATEA CREDA Farmington ITCA AMPUA Rate Adjustment Information The second step of WAPA-137 SLCA/IP Firm Power, CRSP Transmission and Ancillary Services rate adjustment. FERC Approval of Rate Order No. WAPA-137 Notice Of Filing for Rate Order No. WAPA-137 Published Final FRN for Rate Order No. WAPA-137 Letter to Customers regarding the published Notice of Extension of Public Process for Rate Order No. WAPA-137 Published Extension of Public Process for Rate Order No. WAPA-137 FRN Follow-up Public Information and Comment Forum Flier WAPA-137 Customer Meetings and Rate Adjustment Schedule

134

Rise of the Expert Amateur: DIY Projects, Communities, and Cultures  

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Rise of the Expert Amateur: DIY Projects, Communities, and Cultures Stacey Kuznetsov & Eric Paulos, paulos}@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents a large-scale study of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) communities and makers. Our survey of over 2600 individuals across a range of DIY communities (Instructables, Dorkbot

Paulos, Eric

135

SC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY  

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SC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY Sustainable Energy Opportunities, Options are being developed including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar electric, solar thermal, and wind. However, such aspects as low energy density, siting, and temporal

136

Analysis of Plume Rise Data from Five TVA Steam Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A large data set containing the measurements of the rise of plumes emitted by five TVA steam plants was examined. Particular attention was paid to the problem of the merging of the plumes emitted by adjacent stacks and to the role played by the ...

Domenico Anfossi

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Tidal Energetics over the Chatham Rise, New Zealand  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Separate one-month current meter deployments in 1996 and 1997 over the Chatham Rise, east of New Zealand, show that tidal phases are both stable in time and close to those derived from a barotropic tidal model, while amplitudes show coefficients ...

Stephen M. Chiswell

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Exchange Rates and Fundamentals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show analytically that in a rational expectations present-value model, an asset price manifests nearrandom walk behavior if fundamentals are I(1) and the factor for discounting future fundamentals is near one. We argue that this result helps explain the well-known puzzle that fundamental variables such as relative money supplies, outputs, inflation, and interest rates provide little help in predicting changes in floating exchange rates. As well, we show that the data do exhibit a related link suggested by standard modelsthat the exchange rate helps predict these fundamentals. The implication is that exchange rates and fundamentals are linked in a way that is broadly consistent with asset-pricing models of the exchange rate. I.

Charles Engel; Kenneth D. West

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Insertion Rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HOME > Insertion Rates. TECH HEADLINES. Research Explores a New Layer in Additive Manufacturin... Grand Opening Slated for Electron Microscopy Facility.

140

QUESTIONS BY AREA OF INTEREST : AOI #4  

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QUESTIONS BY AREA OF INTEREST : AOI #4 QUESTIONS BY AREA OF INTEREST : AOI #4 Q4. How does the application process work? We are getting conflicting information with the Federal Stimulus money that we need to go through the Clean Cities Coalitions. Do they need to be the applicants? Or can they just be partners in our project? Same with the Transit Authorities..originally we did not need them to be a partner; however, new information states we need to have both the Clean Cities Coalitions and local Transit Authority as participants/applicants? A. For Areas of Interest #1-3, there are no restrictions to eligibility for apply for funds. While it is not mandatory that the applicant be a Clean Cities coalition (designated or non-designated), it is strongly encouraged that teams include one or more Clean Cities

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141

Compressing tags to find interesting media groups  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On photo sharing websites like Flickr and Zooomr, users are offered the possibility to assign tags to their uploaded pictures. Using these tags to find interesting groups of semantically related pictures in the result set of a given query is a problem ... Keywords: compression, tags

Matthijs van Leeuwen; Francesco Bonchi; Brkur Sigurbjrnsson; Arno Siebes

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Biomass Interest Group: Technical Report for 2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the meetings and projects of the EPRI Biomass Interest Group (BIG) from October 2001 through September 2002. The report also presents analysis by EPRI concerning several subjects that were addressed by BIG and the EPRI biomass research program.

2002-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

143

2003 Biomass Interest Group Annual Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Biomass Interest Group (BIG) provides a special focus for biomass energy research through EPRI. This annual summary provides a description of BIG meetings and projects in 2003, research results on several key BIG topics (including gasification, digestion, and cofiring studies), and an overview of EPRI's biomass research program.

2004-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

144

Finding Regions of Interest on Toroidal Meshes  

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Fusion promises to provide clean and safe energy, and a considerable amount of research effort is underway to turn this aspiration intoreality. This work focuses on a building block for analyzing data produced from the simulation of microturbulence in magnetic confinementfusion devices: the task of efficiently extracting regions of interest. Like many other simulations where a large amount of data are produced,the careful study of ``interesting'' parts of the data is critical to gain understanding. In this paper, we present an efficient approach forfinding these regions of interest. Our approach takes full advantage of the underlying mesh structure in magnetic coordinates to produce acompact representation of the mesh points inside the regions and an efficient connected component labeling algorithm for constructingregions from points. This approach scales linearly with the surface area of the regions of interest instead of the volume as shown with bothcomputational complexity analysis and experimental measurements. Furthermore, this new approach is 100s of times faster than a recentlypublished method based on Cartesian coordinates.

Wu, Kesheng; Sinha, Rishi R; Jones, Chad; Ethier, Stephane; Klasky, Scott; Ma, Kwan-Liu; Shoshani, Arie; Winslett, Marianne

2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

145

Finding Interesting Correlations with Conditional Heavy Hitters  

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Finding Interesting Correlations with Conditional Heavy Hitters Katsiaryna Mirylenka, Themis Srivastava AT&T Labs, Florham Park, NJ, USA {graham, divesh}@research.att.com Abstract-- The notion of heavy of Conditional Heavy Hitters to identify such items, with applications in network monitoring, and Markov chain

Palpanas, Themis

146

EPRI Biomass Interest Group European Technology Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Members of EPRI's Biomass Interest Group and made a 14 day tour of key European Biomass-to-Power installations in the fall of 2005. The group visited a variety of technologies, including gasification, co-firing, direct combustion, and combined heat and power facilities.

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

147

. ^ ^ L c O / ^ -Rise-R-497 Energy Systems Group  

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for the Ministry of Energy 7 2.2. Security of supply 11 2.3. Effects of energy system changes on the emissions2 otSMooiaji é. ^ ^ L c O / ^ - Rise-R-497 t x Energy Systems Group Annual Progress Report 1 Januar Roskilde, Denmark March 1984 r #12;RIS?-R-497 ENERGY SYSTEMS GROUP Annual Progress Report 1 January - 31

148

Rate schedule  

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Firm Power Service Provided by Rate/Charges Firm Power Service Provided by Rate/Charges Rate/Charges Effective Through (or until superceded) Firm Sales (SLIP-F9) Composite Rate SLIP 29.62 mills/kWh 9/30/2015 Demand Charge SLIP $5.18/kW-month 9/30/2015 Energy Charge SLIP 12.19 mills/kWh 9/30/2015 Cost Recovery Charge (CRC) SLIP 0 mills/kWh 9/30/2015 Transmission Service Provided by Current Rates effective10/12 - 9/15 (or until superceded) Rate Schedule Effective Through Firm Point-to-Point Transmission (SP-PTP7) CRSP $1.14 per kW-month $13.69/kW-year $0.00156/kW-hour $0.04/kW-day $0.26/kW-week 10/1/2008-9/30/2015 Network Integration Transmission (SP-NW3) CRSP see rate schedule 10/1/2008-9/30/2015 Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission (SP-NFT6) CRSP see rate schedule 10/1/2008-9/30/2015 Ancillary Services Provided by Rate Rate Schedule

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Monetary Policy and Household Mobility: The Effects of Mortgage Interest Rats.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Homeowner Mobility and Mortgage Interest Rates: New Evidencenew mortgages. Table 2 Basic Hazard Models of Household Mobility (mobility decisions are related to increases in family size, the existence of a new

Quigley, John M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement  

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

Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement In anticipation of my participating in providing advisory and support services for the Department of Energy under Contract Number [INSERT LABORATORY CONTRACT NUMBER], I, ______________________________ (Print Name), acknowledge the following: (a) I understand that during the course of performing merit and/or peer review services under this contract, I may obtain access to confidential or proprietary business, technical, or financial information belonging to the Government or other entities, including but not limited to Department plans, policies, reports, studies, financial plans, internal data protected by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), data which has not been released or otherwise made available to the public,

151

Signature Region of Interest using Auto cropping  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new approach for signature region of interest pre-processing was presented. It used new auto cropping preparation on the basis of the image content, where the intensity value of pixel is the source of cropping. This approach provides both the possibility of improving the performance of security systems based on signature images, and also the ability to use only the region of interest of the used image to suit layout design of biometric systems. Underlying the approach is a novel segmentation method which identifies the exact region of foreground of signature for feature extraction usage. Evaluation results of this approach shows encouraging prospects by eliminating the need for false region isolating, reduces the time cost associated with signature false points detection, and addresses enhancement issues. A further contribution of this paper is an automated cropping stage in bio-secure based systems.

Al-Mahadeen, Bassam; AlTarawneh, Islam H

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Biomass Interest Group Meeting Summary, June 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's Biomass Interest Group (BIG) met June 29 and 30, 2004, at the offices of We Energies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This report summarizes the meeting, which included presentations on such topics as gasification, cofiring, waste digestion, and state legislation affecting the biomass energy industry. The BIG meets three times per year and its purpose is to evaluate, fund, discuss, and identify projects that produce power from biomass sources.

2004-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

153

Biomass Interest Group Meeting Minutes March 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the Spring 2004 meeting of the Biomass Interest Group (BIG). The meeting was held in Washington, D.C. at the EPRI office. The meeting featured presentations on the following topics: State Environmental Legislation - Implications for Biomass Update on Cofiring at Southern Company's Generating Plants: Plant Gadsden and Mitchell Updates EERC Program on Testing Biomass Impact on Catalyst Performance Summary and Conclusions from Allegheny Energy's Cofiring Pr...

2004-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

154

EPRI Biomass Interest Group Meeting, November 2003  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the winter 2003 meeting of the Biomass Interest Group (BIG). The meeting was held in Chino, California at Inland Empire Utility Agency's (IEAU) office. The meeting featured presentations on the following general topics: Biomass Cofiring -- Presentations were made on the European experience, with particular emphasis on the United Kingdom, firing biomass/coal pellets at Allegheny Energy's R. Paul Smith station, and firing sawdust at AEP's Picway plant. Biomass Gasificat...

2004-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

155

Vehicle for carrying an object of interest  

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A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface.

Zollinger, W. Thor (Idaho Falls, ID); Ferrante, Todd A. (Westerville, OH)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle for carrying an object of interest  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface. 8 figs.

Zollinger, W.T.; Ferrante, T.A.

1998-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

157

Proceedings 2013 Heat Rate Improvement Conference  

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With the rising cost of fuel and the strong possibility of CO2 emissions regulations and limitations in the near future, utilities and power generation companies are focusing on power plant heat rate and performance. The 18th Heat Rate Improvement Conference is the latest in a series of meetings designed to assist attendees in addressing problems with power plant performance and identifying cost-effective solutions for achieving and sustaining heat rate ...

2013-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

158

2007 EPRI Heat Rate Improvement Conference Proceedings  

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Due to the rising cost of fuel and the growing possibility of carbon taxes in the not-too-distant future, utilities are once again focusing on the heat rate and performance of coal-fired power plants. The fifteenth Heat Rate Improvement Conference is the latest in this series of meetings designed to assist utilities in addressing problems with power plant performance and in identifying cost-effective solutions for achieving and maintaining heat rate improvement.

2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

159

Shifting Interest Regimes of the Working Classes in Latin America  

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although Mexico and Venezuela were exceptions. More8 in Peru, and 12 in Venezuela. 8 This rise in the informalin Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Venezuela . Findings reported

Berins Collier, Ruth; Handlin, Samuel P.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Rates and Repayment Services  

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Tariff Rates FY 2014 Rates and Rate Schedules FY 2013 Rates and Rate Schedules FY 2012 Rates and Rate Schedules FY 2011 Rates and Rate Schedules FY 2010 Rates and Rate Schedules FY...

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MEAN TEMPERATURE RISE IN A TARGET Keith Symon LS-99  

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KS (7 -24-87) KS (7 -24-87) MEAN TEMPERATURE RISE IN A TARGET Keith Symon LS-99 July 1987 The equation which determines the equilibrium temperature distribution in a cylindrically symmetrical target, if we deposit an average power J(r) inside radius r, is ) = dT J(r -2'ITrtK Or' where K is the thermal conductivity and t is the length of the target. The temperature is then T = T - 1 J J(r)dr o 2'ITKt 0 r If we deposit power uniformly in a cylinder of radius a, then where J o is the total T J 0 r2 I a 2 , r .;; a , J (r) = J o r ) a, power del i vered. The temperature is J r2 T - 0 0 2 , r .;; a, 4'ITda = T - J o (1 + 2 tn ria), r ) a. 0 4'ITKt then If the target boundary at r = b is held at a temperature Tb' then the temperature rise at the center is (1) (2 ) (3)

162

AN ESTIMATE OF THE DETECTABILITY OF RISING FLUX TUBES  

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The physics of the formation of magnetic active regions (ARs) is one of the most important problems in solar physics. One main class of theories suggests that ARs are the result of magnetic flux that rises from the tachocline. Time-distance helioseismology, which is based on measurements of wave propagation, promises to allow the study of the subsurface behavior of this magnetic flux. Here, we use a model for a buoyant magnetic flux concentration together with the ray approximation to show that the dominant effect on the wave propagation is expected to be from the roughly 100 m s{sup -1} retrograde flow associated with the rising flux. Using a B-spline-based method for carrying out inversions of wave travel times for flows in spherical geometry, we show that at 3 days before emergence the detection of this retrograde flow at a depth of 30 Mm should be possible with a signal-to-noise level of about 8 with a sample of 150 emerging ARs.

Birch, A. C.; Braun, D. C. [NWRA, CoRA Division, 3380 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301 (United States); Fan, Y., E-mail: aaronb@cora.nwra.co [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 (United States)

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

163

Global sea level rise and the greenhouse effect: Might they be connected  

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Secular sea level trends extracted from tide gauge records of appropriately long duration demonstrate that global sea level may be rising at a rate in excess of 1 millimeter per year. However, because global coverage of the oceans by the tide gauge network is highly nonuniform and the tide gauge data reveal considerable spatial variability, there has been a well-founded reluctance to interpret the observed secular sea level rise as representing a signal of global scale that might be related to the greenhouse effect. When the tide gauge data are filtered so as to remove the contribution of ongoing glacial isostatic adjustement to the local sea level trend at each location, then the individual tide gauge records reveal sharply reduced geographic scatter and suggest that there is a globally coherent signal of strength 2.4 {plus minus} 0.90 millimeters per year that is active in the system. This signal could constitute an indication of global climate warming. 15 refs., 8 figs.

Peltier, W.R.; Tushingham, A.M. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada))

1989-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

164

Looking Back with Interest (Rates): Merger Retrospectives in the U.S. Banking Industry  

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transmission of competitive forces enumerated in the Orders include population density, worker commuting patterns, and the usage and availability

Palmer, Joshua Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Why Real Interest Rates, Cost of Capital and Price/Earnings Ratios Vary Across Countries  

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G ?(0,1) measures the capital intensity of the production ofthat assume different capital intensities of the productionfunction). These capital intensities are assumed to range

Chowdhry, Bhagwan; Titman, Sheridan

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Monetary Policy, Nominal Interest Rates, and Long-horizon Inflation Uncertainty  

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in seminars at Exeter University, Birkbeck College London, Yale, the Boston Fed, the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, and the 1997 Royal Economic Society and Money, Macro and Finance Conferences. 1I INTRODUCTION Empirical evidence presented... at similar times in the early and late 1970s, and downward shocks in the mid-1980s. This is of course unsurprising given what we know about the history of oil and other commodity prices. (iii) Whilst the impulses were similar in all countries, the responses...

Wright, Stephen M

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

167

Questions Rise about Seeding For Ocean C02 Sequestration  

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X-ray Method Shows How Frog Embryos Could Help Thwart Disease X-ray Method Shows How Frog Embryos Could Help Thwart Disease Nanocrystals Grow from Liquid Interface Eleventh Arthur H. Compton Award Announced Borland Awarded ACFA-IPAC'13 Prize for Accelerator Science President Obama at the Advanced Photon Source APS News Archives: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 2000 Subscribe to APS News rss feed Questions Rise about Seeding For Ocean C02 Sequestration JUNE 12, 2013 Bookmark and Share X-ray fluorescence micrographs of silicon (Si) and iron (Fe) content in the siliceous phytoplankton specimen Corethron. The number in the lower left corner of each image is the maximum elemental content (μg cm-2) represented by white (elemental content scales linearly, with black as zero). From E.D. Ingall et al., Nat. Comm. 4, Article number: 1981 (10 June

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3D printing rises to the occasion | ornl.gov  

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Features Features 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 News Home | ORNL | News | Features | 2013 SHARE 3D printing rises to the occasion ORNL group shows how it's done, one layer at a time A perforated metal box produced by an Arcam 3D printer. This detailed A perforated metal box produced by an Arcam 3D printer. This detailed "calibration" part illustrates some of the versatility of 3D printing. Photo: Jason Richards (hi-res image) Things have come a long way since the mid-1980s when 3D Systems cofounder Chuck Hull worked out the technology to print objects in three dimensions, one very thin layer at a time. Hull called his new technology "stereolithography." In it, a guided beam of ultraviolet light is focused on a vat of liquid polymer, solidifying areas where it hits. When one layer is complete, the

169

RISE: a fast-readout imager for exoplanet transit timing  

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By the precise timing of the low amplitude (0.005 - 0.02 magnitude) transits of exoplanets around their parent star it should be possible to infer the presence of other planetary bodies in the system down to Earth-like masses. We describe the design and construction of RISE, a fast-readout frame transfer camera for the Liverpool Telescope designed to carry out this experiment. The results of our commissioning tests are described as well as the data reduction procedure necessary. We present light curves of two objects, showing that the desired timing and photometric accuracy can be obtained providing that autoguiding is used to keep the target on the same detector pixel for the entire (typically 4 hour) observing run.

I. A. Steele; S. D. Bates; N. Gibson; F. Keenan; J. Meaburn; C. J. Mottram; D. Pollacco; I. Todd

2008-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

170

An Adaptive Interest Management Scheme for Distributed Virtual Environments  

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Traditionally Interest Management (IM) in distributed environments has been performed through a top-down expression of interest patterns in the model. For many models the interest patterns are complicated or highly dynamic and are not suitable for ...

Rob Minson; Georgios Theodoropoulos

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

U.S. oil imports to decline with rising oil production through...  

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oil imports to decline with rising oil production through 2014 The United States will need fewer oil imports over the next two years because of rising U.S. oil production. The new...

172

The grand strategies of rising powers: reassurance, coercion, and balancing responses  

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This dissertation asks: what explains variation in how other great powers respond to rising powers? It tries to explain why the emergence of a rising power sometimes leads to tension, rivalry, and war, and other times leads ...

Glosny, Michael A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

CloudEnvironment Interface Instability: Rising Thermal Calculations in Two Spatial Dimensions  

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High resolution two-dimensional numerical experiments of rising thermals in a stably stratified environment were performed to study the cloud boundary instability. Unstable modes develop on the leading edge of the rising thermal, which are driven ...

Wojciech W. Grabowski; Terry L. Clark

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Plume Rise from Stacks with Scrubbers: A State-of-the-Art Review  

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The state of the art of predicting plume rise from stacks with scrubbers is evaluated critically. The significant moisture content of the scrubbed plume upon exit leads to important thermodynamic effects during plume rise that are unaccounted for ...

Michael Schatzman; Anthony J. Policastro

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission...  

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DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations U.S....

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FACT SHEET: Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission...  

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FACT SHEET: Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors,As Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 FACT SHEET: Designation of National Interest Electric...

177

Between Profit and Principle: The Private Public Interest Firm  

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focus has reflected the public-private divide within theattorneys fees, 13 some private public interest lawyershas also protected private public interest lawyers against

Cummings, Scott L; Southworth, Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

REVIEW OF ALLEGED CONFLICTS OF INTEREST INVOLVING A LEGAL SERVICES  

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planned financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests relating to the performance of the statement of work. For contractual interests, such statement must include...

179

LLNL: Science and Technology in the National Interest  

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Adobe Flash Player Science and Technology in the National Interest - FY2012 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Science and Technology in the National Interest - FY2012 PDF...

180

UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest...  

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Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society...

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181

High Rise Fire Study Provides Insight Into Deadly Wind-Driven ...  

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High Rise Fire Study Provides Insight Into Deadly Wind-Driven Fires. From NIST Tech Beat: May 5, 2009. ...

2011-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

182

An analysis of influence factors in choosing high-rise residential in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  

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Living in Kuala Lumpuras city centre of Malaysia, leads shortage of choice for residents in choosing type of house. In this study, fuzzy conjoint model was used, in discussing the result of high-rise residential schemes in Kuala Lumpur. This study purposely ... Keywords: fuzzy conjoint model, fuzzy linguistic, high-rise housing management, high-rise residential, management corporation

N. Mohd-Tawil; A. Ramly; Md-N. Daud; A. I. Che-Ani; I. M. S. Usman; A. Zaharim

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders  

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Home Energy Score: Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders Joan Glickman Senior Advisor/Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy July 23, 2012 1 eere.energy.gov DOE's objectives for the Home Energy Score Program * Strengthen the home energy improvement market * Provide an affordable and credible means for homeowners to understand - their home's energy performance, - how their home compares to others in their area, and - how to improve its efficiency. * Build on and complement existing home energy improvement efforts * Help trained workers enter the private sector energy improvement market, as Weatherization work funded by the Recovery Act ramps down 2 eere.energy.gov Better Information: Home Energy Score * Voluntary MPG rating for homes and

184

LINEAR COUNT-RATE METER  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A linear count-rate meter is designed to provide a highly linear output while receiving counting rates from one cycle per second to 100,000 cycles per second. Input pulses enter a linear discriminator and then are fed to a trigger circuit which produces positive pulses of uniform width and amplitude. The trigger circuit is connected to a one-shot multivibrator. The multivibrator output pulses have a selected width. Feedback means are provided for preventing transistor saturation in the multivibrator which improves the rise and decay times of the output pulses. The multivibrator is connected to a diode-switched, constant current metering circuit. A selected constant current is switched to an averaging circuit for each pulse received, and for a time determined by the received pulse width. The average output meter current is proportional to the product of the counting rate, the constant current, and the multivibrator output pulse width.

Henry, J.J.

1961-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Rates and Repayment Services  

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Customer Letter - Preliminary Review of Drought Adder Component for 2011 Firm Power Rates 2010 Rates and Rate Schedule - Current * 2009 Rates and Rate Schedule 2008 Rates and...

186

A System for Understanding Retail Electric Rate Structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due in part to rising concerns about global climate change and energy sustainability, there is renewed interest in the role that more efficient pricing can play in improving overall efficiency in the consumption and production of electricity. This increased interest is also related to the potential opportunities that investments in Smart Grid and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) would enable. A Smart Grid enables suppliers to offer dynamic pricing as part of a comprehensive portfolio of ways for co...

2011-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

187

Interested in discussing the commercialization of the SPARK ...  

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188

A Regenerative High-Rise Tower in Shreveport, Louisiana  

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Zero Net Energy Buildings are increasingly being designed and constructed in response to the demand for sustainable buildings. But, we must now go beyond merely sustaining our environment for future generations we must provide regenerative designs that restore our natural environment. This paper will document the design of a regenerative high-rise tower in Shreveport, Louisiana, which will serve as a facility to train individuals in a non-profit organizations renewal strategies and demonstrate by example the pedagogy of regenerative design. The 16-story structure built in the 1950s and named the Petroleum Tower, reflecting the commodity that then ruled the local economy was vacant and asbestos-laden when given to the non-profit Community Renewal International (CRI) in 2001. In 2006, funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, workers removed the asbestos. Through a follow up grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the design process of a new CRI headquarters building, the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture completed architectural design studies for the building renewal. The principles of this new design include: day lighting, envelope configuration, building integrated photovoltaic systems, green surfaces, ventilation strategies, advanced mechanical cooling systems, regenerative elevator systems, energy management systems, water harvesting, grey water systems, trigeneration systems and a combined heating, hot water and power biodiesel plant.

Garrison, M.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

OPEC Middle East plans for rising world demand amid uncertainty  

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The Middle Eastern members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries must plan for huge increases in oil production capacity yet wonder whether markets for the new output will develop as expected. With worldwide oil consumption rising and non-OPEC output likely to reach its resource limits soon, OPEC member countries face major gains in demand for their crude oil. To meet the demand growth, those with untapped resources will have to invest heavily in production capacity. Most OPEC members with such resources are in the Middle East. But financing the capacity investments remains a challenge. Some OPEC members have opened up to foreign equity participation in production projects, and others may eventually do so as financial pressures grow. That means additions to the opportunities now available to international companies in the Middle East. Uncertainties, however, hamper planning and worry OPEC. Chief among them are taxation and environmental policies of consuming-nation governments. This paper reviews these concerns and provides data on production, pricing, capital investment histories and revenues.

Ismail, I.A.H. [Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna (Austria)

1996-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

190

Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest  

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Decreasing Utility Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations |  

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Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today denied requests for rehearing of the Mid-Atlantic and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (National Corridors) designated by DOE in October 2007 as areas of significant electricity congestion and constraint. The designation of national corridors was made in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations More Documents & Publications DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest

192

Falling House Prices and Rising Time on the Market  

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Much of the current trouble in the housing market has been attributed to the fact that house price appreciationstrong for many yearsis finally slowing; indeed, in many markets now, house prices are falling.The mere fact that falling house prices are considered newsworthy is interesting in its own right. In other asset markets, such as the stock and bond markets, prices routinely fluctuate up and down every day. In this Economic Letter I argue that the main reason for this difference reflects differences in the liquidity of houses and financial assets as investments. I review the ways in which residential real estate prices and liquidity vary over time and over different states of the economy, discuss the implications of this price and liquidity behavior

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2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Rising Electricity Costs: A Challenge For Consumers, Regulators, And Utilities  

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Update Update Steve Kiesner Director, National Customer Markets FUPWG Spring 2010 Meeting April 14, 2010 What's On the Minds of Your Utilities?  Transformation of the Electricity Industry  Emerging smart technology  Financial reform  Reliability  Major initiatives to address climate change  Gaps / Lack of Clarity in Federal / State Decisions on Infrastructure and Market Issues  Operating in a carbon constrained world EEI  Our members serve 95% of the ultimate customers in the shareholder-owned segment of the industry,  and represent approximately 70% of the U.S. electric power industry.  We also have more than 80 international electric companies as Affiliate Members  Organized in 1933, EEI works closely with all of its members, representing their interests and

194

Rates and Repayment Services  

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Rates Loveland Area Project Firm Power Rates Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates 2012 Rate Adjustment-Transmission and Ancillary Services 2010 Rate Adjustment-Firm Power 2009...

195

Rates and Repayment Services  

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Rates and Repayment Services Consolidated Rate Schedules FY 2014 Rates BCP Annual Rate Process Central Arizona Project Transmission Rate Process DSW Multiple System Transmission...

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Distributed Generation Study/Sea Rise 2 | Open Energy Information  

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Distributed Generation Study Distributed Generation Study Jump to: navigation, search Study Location Brooklyn, New York Site Description Residential-Multifamily-Single Building Study Type Long-term Monitoring Technology Internal Combustion Engine Prime Mover Coast Intelligen CI60 Heat Recovery Systems Built-in Fuel Natural Gas System Installer Grenadier Realty System Enclosure Indoor System Application Combined Heat and Power Number of Prime Movers 2 Stand-alone Capability None Power Rating 120 kW0.12 MW 120,000 W 120,000,000 mW 1.2e-4 GW 1.2e-7 TW Nominal Voltage (V) 480 Heat Recovery Rating (BTU/hr) 1300000 Cooling Capacity (Refrig/Tons) Origin of Controller Manufacturer-Integrated Component Integration Factory Integrated Start Date 2006/08/30 Monitoring Termination Date 1969/12/31

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Distributed Generation Study/Sea Rise 1 | Open Energy Information  

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Distributed Generation Study Distributed Generation Study Jump to: navigation, search Study Location Brooklyn, New York Site Description Residential-Multifamily-Single Building Study Type Long-term Monitoring Technology Internal Combustion Engine Prime Mover Coast Intelligen CI60 Heat Recovery Systems Built-in Fuel Natural Gas System Installer Grenadier Realty System Enclosure Indoor System Application Combined Heat and Power Number of Prime Movers 2 Stand-alone Capability None Power Rating 120 kW0.12 MW 120,000 W 120,000,000 mW 1.2e-4 GW 1.2e-7 TW Nominal Voltage (V) 480 Heat Recovery Rating (BTU/hr) 1300000 Cooling Capacity (Refrig/Tons) Origin of Controller Manufacturer-Integrated Component Integration Factory Integrated Start Date 2006/08/30 Monitoring Termination Date 1969/12/31

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Science Behind the Fiction: The Dark Knight Rises [2012] | Argonne National  

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It makes for good drama, but the "fusion reactor" bomb (above) in The Dark Knight Rises fizzles in the face of physics. It makes for good drama, but the "fusion reactor" bomb (above) in The Dark Knight Rises fizzles in the face of physics. It makes for good drama, but the "fusion reactor" bomb (above) in The Dark Knight Rises fizzles in the face of physics. Science Behind the Fiction: The Dark Knight Rises [2012] Science Behind the Fiction: The Dark Knight Rises [2012] By Louise Lerner * September 13, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint Science Behind the Fiction critiques the science portrayed in popular films and literature. In this issue, Argonne nuclear scientist Keith Bradley debunks the "fusion" bomb in The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. "Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated,"

199

Utility Rate Design Revision - A Frisbee Full of Boomerangs  

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Rising electricity prices have prompted investigation of utility rates and proposals for changed in their design. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the current design of electric rates, changes proposed, actual trends, and predictable results of the proposals and trends.

Dannenmaier, J. H.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management...  

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windex.php?titleNationalInterestSecurityCompanyNISCFormerlyTechnologyManagementServicesTMSInc&oldid349069" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies...

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201

Parametric System Curves: Correlations Between Fan Pressure Rise and Flow for Large Commercial Buildings  

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distribution, duct design, system curve, fans, leakage iiifan pressure rise and flow measurements over a range of operating conditions. During design,

Sherman, Max

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Ground water of Yucca Mountain: How high can it rise?; Final report  

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This report describes the geology, hydrology, and possible rise of the water tables at Yucca Mountain. The possibilities of rainfall and earthquakes causing flooding is discussed.

NONE

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

203

Contemporary cowboy culture and the rise of American postmodern solidarity  

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In this dissertation, I build on contemporary theoretical perspectives to interpret characteristics of contemporary cowboy culture. Specifically, I target the image of the cowboy in relation to solidarity. I assume that contemporary cowboy culture is an illusion or simulacra of something, something maybe once authentic. Now, it is built around language games, illusion, image and many other postmodern phenomena. Even so, in this work I explore how postmodernism is useful, which many are hesitant to do. This is a new twist or at least an interesting study in contrast to the enlightenment project. I rely heavily on theoretical discussion, qualitative analysis, participant observation and interpretive interactionism to accomplish this study and engage this culture. I integrate this approach into the continuing question about progress and the relationship between postmodernism and modernism, which is characterized here by McDonaldization. I find contemporary society provides opportunities to celebrate the benefits and development of postmodern social bonding. As a result, postmodernism, characterized by chaos, contradiction, and especially illusion is found to actually create solidarity and allow for Jungian rebirth of something authentic.

Homann, Ronnie Dean

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

What Is the New Normal Unemployment Rate?  

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Recent labor markets developments, including mismatches in the skills of workers and jobs, extended unemployment benefits, and very high rates of long-term joblessness, may be impeding the return to normal unemployment rates of around 5%. An examination of alternative measures of labor market conditions suggests that the normal unemployment rate may have risen as much as 1.7 percentage points to about 6.7%, although much of this increase is likely to prove temporary. Even with such an increase, sizable labor market slack is expected to persist for years. In the past, the U.S. labor market has proven to be very flexible and recessions have not usually been followed by long-lasting increases in the unemployment rate. But, in the wake of the most recent recession, many economists are concerned that developments such as mismatches in the skills of workers and jobs, extended unemployment benefits, and a rise in long-term joblessness may have raised the normal or natural rate of unemployment above the 5 % level that was thought to be typical before the downturn. Indeed, a few economists have gone so far as to argue that the rise in the unemployment rate to its current level of 9 % primarily reflects an increase in the natural rate, implying there is little slack in labor markets and therefore little downward pressure on inflation. This Economic Letter

Weidner; John C. Williams

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

A Habit-Based Explanation of the Exchange Rate Risk Premium  

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This paper presents a model that reproduces the uncovered interest rate parity puzzle. Investors have preferences with external habits. Countercyclical risk premia and procyclical real interest rates arise endogenously. ...

Verdelhan, Adrien Frederic

206

Initial Public Offerings with Strong and Weak Premarket Interests  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We revisit IPO underpricing and long-run performance conditioned on premarket interest. Using 4,260 non-financial IPOs during 1990-2004, we find that even IPOs faced with weak premarket interest (and consequently priced lower) are underpriced on average by 4.3 percent, which is mostly unpredicted by previous studies. In the long run, we find that low-interest IPOs have much less underperformance than high-interest IPOs over the four years after IPO. Furthermore, after controlling for size, we find little evidence for longrun underperformance in low-interest IPOs.

Sangkyoo (s. Q. Kang; Joseph P. Ogden

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB)  

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

Summary of Comments Summary of Comments Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB) Summary of Comments The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Federal Register Notice of Inquiry [FR doc. 04-16724] on July 22, 2004, which solicited comments related to the Designation of National Interest Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB). The 60-day comment period ended on September 21, 2004. Forty-seven comments were received in response to the Notice of Inquiry. Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB) Summary of Comments More Documents & Publications Comments to the Designation of National Interest Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB) Notice of Inquiry Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB)

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Native American Wind Interest Group  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Wind Interest Group Newsletter Wind Interest Group Newsletter Wind Powering America initiated a quarterly Native American Wind Interest Group (NAWIG) Newsletter that was published from 2003 to 2009 as part of its Native American outreach plan. It presented Native American wind information, including projects, interviews with pioneers, issues, Wind Powering America activities, and related events. It was Wind Powering America's hope that this newsletter would both inform and elicit comments and input on wind development in Indian Country. Due to funding cutbacks, the newsletter is no longer in production. Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter, Fall 2009. Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter Fall 2009 Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter, Spring 2009. Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter

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ESTIMATION OF THE TEMPERATURE RISE OF A MCU ACID STREAM PIPE IN NEAR PROXIMITY TO A SLUDGE STREAM PIPE  

SciTech Connect

Effluent streams from the Modular Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) will transfer to the tank farms and to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). These streams will contain entrained solvent. A significant portion of the Strip Effluent (SE) pipeline (i.e., acid stream containing Isopar{reg_sign} L residues) length is within one inch of a sludge stream. Personnel envisioned the sludge stream temperature may reach 100 C during operation. The nearby SE stream may receive heat from the sludge stream and reach temperatures that may lead to flammability issues once the contents of the SE stream discharge into a larger reservoir. To this end, personnel used correlations from the literature to estimate the maximum temperature rise the SE stream may experience if the nearby sludge stream reaches boiling temperature. Several calculation methods were used to determine the temperature rise of the SE stream. One method considered a heat balance equation under steady state that employed correlation functions to estimate heat transfer rate. This method showed the maximum temperature of the acid stream (SE) may exceed 45 C when the nearby sludge stream is 80 C or higher. A second method used an effectiveness calculation used to predict the heat transfer rate in single pass heat exchanger. By envisioning the acid and sludge pipes as a parallel flow pipe-to-pipe heat exchanger, this method provides a conservative estimation of the maximum temperature rise. Assuming the contact area (i.e., the area over which the heat transfer occurs) is the whole pipe area, the results found by this method nearly matched the results found with the previous calculation method. It is recommended that the sludge stream be maintained below 80 C to minimize a flammable vapor hazard from occurring.

Fondeur, F; Michael Poirier, M; Samuel Fink, S

2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Marine construction is on the rise but prices remain low  

SciTech Connect

The offshore construction industry is coming out of the worldwide depression. The North Sea is coming back, the Gulf Mexico is making a comeback, there is work offshore India, development offshore California is helping, and Pemex is again ordering platforms. The best market in the world is still the Gulf of Mexico, and as the rig count increases, construction contractors will begin to feel the upswing. Derrick barges are finding a moderate amount of work; however, the rates are still depressed. The new source of business for the Gulf of Mexico will be oil discoveries in water depths of 1000-1500 ft. The fabrication of these platforms will be limited to the larger fabricators, but the structures are of such size they will take up capacity, and this will help the smaller fabricators as well.

Crews, R.N.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

BioTurku: "Newly" innovative? The rise of bio-pharmaceuticals and the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

BioTurku: "Newly" innovative? The rise of bio-pharmaceuticals and the biotech concentration in southwest Finland Smita Srinivas and Kimmo Viljamaa MIT-IPC-03-004 September 2003 #12;BioTurku: "Newly" innovative? The rise of bio-pharmaceuticals and the biotech concentration in southwest Finland Smita Srinivas

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Ellipsoidal model of the rise of a Taylor bubble in a round tube T. Funada a  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

November 2004 Abstract The rise velocity of long gas bubbles (Taylor bubbles) in round tubes is modeled in Eo; the composition of these separate power laws emerge as 0301-9322/$ - see front matter ? 2005 rising steadily in a li- quid is in a balance of buoyant weight and drag. It is natural to think

Joseph, Daniel D.

213

A comparative study of evacuation strategies for people with disabilities in high-rise building evacuation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents new evacuation strategies for a heterogeneous population in high-rise building environments and compares them with traditional simultaneous evacuation strategy. To do so, we first define the maximum comfortable structural capacity ... Keywords: Agent-based simulation, Emergency elevator evacuation, High-rise building evacuation, Phased evacuation

Jeongin Koo; Yong Seog Kim; Byung-In Kim; Keith M. Christensen

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated assessment of sea-level rise adaptation strategies using a Bayesian decision network approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The exposure to sea-level rise (SLR) risks emerges as a challenging issue in the broader debate about the possible consequences of global environmental change for at least four reasons: the potentially serious impacts, the very high uncertainty regarding ... Keywords: Adaptation, Bayesian decision network, Global change, Sea-level rise, Uncertainty

Michela Catenacci, Carlo Giupponi

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

China: A Rising Scientific (Super-)Power & a Node Embedded in the Global Scientific  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

China: A Rising Scientific (Super-)Power & a Node Embedded in the Global Scientific Network Cong Cao, Ph.D. University of Nottingham Cong.cao@nottingham.ac.uk #12;· China as a Rising Scientific) #12;The Global Scientific Network (25 nations, 2004) #12;· China as a Node Embedded in the Global

Rambaut, Andrew

216

Study on structure heat capacity of high-rise residences: (part 2) comparison by insulation methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper follows the paper of Part 1. Here we examined Air-Conditioning loads (hereinafter referred to as AC loads) impact in several deferent cases of insulation methods in interior of super high-rise residences by using the dynamic simulation software ... Keywords: AC load, heat capacity, heat insulation method, high-rise residences, simulation

Yupeng Wang; Hiroatsu Fukuda; Akihiro Mitsumoto; Akihito Ozaki; Yuko Kuma

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

A Model of Sea Level Rise Caused by Ocean Thermal Expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Warming of the atmosphere as a result of an increased concentration of greenhouse gases is expected to lead to a significant rise is global sea level. We present estimates of the component of this sea level rise caused by thermal expansion of the ...

John A. Church; J. Stuart Godfrey; David R. Jackett; Trevor J. McDougall

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cycling on the Rise: Public Bicycles and other European Experiences | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cycling on the Rise: Public Bicycles and other European Experiences Cycling on the Rise: Public Bicycles and other European Experiences Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Cycling on the Rise: Public Bicycles and other European Experiences Agency/Company /Organization: SpiCycles Focus Area: Transportation Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices User Interface: Website Website: spicycles.velo.info/Portals/0/Deliverables/SpicyclesFinal_Booklet_smal Cost: Free Cycling on the Rise: Public Bicycles and other European Experiences Screenshot References: Cycling on the Rise: Public Bicycles and other European Experiences[1] "When the Spicycles project was launched in 2006, cycling was not the "hot" mode of transport that it has become today. As project partners, we wanted to gather experience related to specific areas of cycling policy.

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DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations  

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

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced the issuance of two draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (National Corridor)...

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Comments to the Designation of National Interest Transmission...  

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

of National Interest Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB) Notice of Inquiry The Energy Internet, Part 2 Dan Hebert, PE, Senior Technical Editor Last month we looked at how electric...

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221

Spatio-temporal interest points for video analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we discuss the need for an effective representation of video data to aid analysis of large datasets of video clips and describe a prototype developed to explore the use of spatio-temporal interest points for action recognition. Our focus ... Keywords: action recognition, sparse action shapes, spatio-temporal interest points, video analysis, video coding

Ramsin Khoshabeh; James D. Hollan

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Integrated Energy Policy Report Subsidiary Volume: PUBLIC INTEREST  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Integrated Energy Policy Report Subsidiary Volume: PUBLIC INTEREST Energy Policy Report Cheri Davis Gerald Pine Jennifer Williams Mike Messenger Pamela Doughman Sylvia Interest Energy Strategies Report was completed under the auspices of the Ad Hoc Integrated Energy Policy

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Context-based distribution of points of interest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Location Based Services are a wide spread service family available at each mobile platform. One occurrence comprise services that allows users to find restaurants, hotels, sights, ATMs, gas stations, etc., i.e. points of interest (POIs). The next generation ... Keywords: authorization management, context-awareness, information sharing, location based services (lbs), points of interest (poi), user empowerment, user managed access

Mario Hoffmann; Alam Mohammad; Suleman Khan

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Description of interest regions with local binary patterns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel method for interest region description. We adopted the idea that the appearance of an interest region can be well characterized by the distribution of its local features. The most well-known descriptor built on this idea is ... Keywords: Image matching, Local binary patterns, Object recognition, Region description, Region detection, SIFT

Marko Heikkil; Matti Pietikinen; Cordelia Schmid

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Anomalous ring-down effects and breakdown of the decay rate concept in optical cavities with negative group delay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Propagation of light pulses through negative group velocity media is known to give rise to a number of paradoxical situations that seem to violate causality. The solution of these paradoxes has triggered the investigation of a number of interesting and unexpected features of light propagation. Here we report a combined theoretical and experimental study of the ring-down oscillations in optical cavities filled with a medium with such a strongly negative frequency dispersion to give a negative round-trip group delay time. We theoretically anticipate that causality imposes the existence of additional resonance peaks in the cavity transmission, resulting in a non-exponential decay of the cavity field and in a breakdown of the cavity decay rate concept. Our predictions are validated by simulations and by an experiment using a room-temperature gas of metastable helium atoms in the detuned electromagnetically induced transparency regime as the cavity medium.

T. Lauprtre; S. Schwartz; R. Ghosh; I. Carusotto; F. Goldfarb; F. Bretenaker

2011-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations |  

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

Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations March 6, 2008 - 11:54am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today denied requests for rehearing of the Mid-Atlantic and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (National Corridors) designated by DOE in October 2007 as areas of significant electricity congestion and constraint. The designation of national corridors was made in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). In affirming the National Corridor designations today, DOE dismissed as being without merit challenges raised by the applicants for rehearing, citing extensive data analysis conducted in its 2006 National Interest Electric Transmission

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest | Department of Energy  

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

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall. Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall.

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest | Department of Energy  

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

Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall. Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall. A group of Texas A&M University nuclear engineering students shows enthusiasm for WIPP’s underground operations in May 2013.

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Home Energy Score: Information for Interested Organizations | Department of  

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

Information for Interested Organizations Information for Interested Organizations Home Energy Score: Information for Interested Organizations DOE is recruiting Partners, which are commonly state and local governments, utilities, and energy efficiency non-profits, to implement the Home Energy Score as part of their existing residential programs. Partners must be able to score a minimum of 200 homes in 12 months and fulfill quality assurance requirements. If your organization is interested in becoming a Home Energy Score Partner, contact us via email at homeenergyscore@ee.doe.gov. You can find more information for partners on the Frequently Asked Questions for Partners page or in this separate printable document. See also: Information for Homeowners Information for Interested Assessors Highlights Home Energy Scoring Tool Updated

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Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources | Department of  

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

Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Commercial Heating & Cooling Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Solar Wind Program Info Start Date 7/21/2005 State Connecticut Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Banc of America Long-term financing is available to retail end-use customers for the installation of customer-side distributed resources. Customer-side distributed resources are defined by Conn. Gen. Stat. § 16-1 as "(A) the generation of electricity from a unit with a rating of not more than

231

Billiards with polynomial mixing rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

While many dynamical systems of mechanical origin, in particular billiards, are strongly chaotic -- enjoy exponential mixing, the rates of mixing in many other models are slow (algebraic, or polynomial). The dynamics in the latter are intermittent between regular and chaotic, which makes them particularly interesting in physical studies. However, mathematical methods for the analysis of systems with slow mixing rates were developed just recently and are still difficult to apply to realistic models. Here we reduce those methods to a practical scheme that allows us to obtain a nearly optimal bound on mixing rates. We demonstrate how the method works by applying it to several classes of chaotic billiards with slow mixing as well as discuss a few examples where the method, in its present form, fails.

Nikolai Chernov; Hong-Kun Zhang

2004-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings  

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

Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings October 8, 2013 - 1:57pm Addthis DOE recently updated the requirements for energy efficiency in newly constructed federal buildings. The new rule, 10 CFR 435, Subpart A: Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings, applies to residential buildings (one- and two-family dwellings as well as multifamily buildings three stories or less in height) for which design for construction began on or after August 10, 2012. The rule updates the baseline standard in 10 CFR 435, Subpart A to the 2009 IECC. New federal residential buildings are required (effective August 10, 2012) to achieve the 2009 IECC level of energy efficiency or 30% greater

233

Tall buildings in Asia : a critique on the high-rise building in Colombo, Shri Lanka  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The recent generation of tall buildings in Asia have been appropriated from the West with little adaptation. With no understanding of the forces that have generated this building form, Asia embraces the high-rise as an ...

Pieris, Anoma D. (Anoma Darshani)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

The Rising Level of the Great Salt Lake: Impacts and Adjustments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Societal responses to climatic fluctuations can be difficult and costly. The recent case of the rising level of the Great Salt Lake indicates that resource managers are often unprepared to respond to climate related impacts, except in an ad hoe ...

Peter M. Morrisette

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

A Single Continuous Function as a Model for Fast Rise Exponential Decay Gamma-Ray Bursts.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A quantitative analysis was performed on a sample of Fast-Rise Exponential-Decay gamma-ray bursts using a continuous fitting function. The data were obtained from the Large (more)

Logue, Daniel B

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. coal production rises slightly in 2011 amid lower ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. coal production increased slightly during 2011 for the second year in a row, rising about 0.4% from from its 2010 level, after falling sharply during 2009 ...

237

A Cumulus Parameterization Based on a Cloud Model of Intermittently Rising Thermals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The author presents a cumulus parameterization that uses a cloud model that describes atmospheric convection as consisting of a sequence of intermittently rising thermals. The total mass of thermals in a convection event is determined by the ...

Qi Hu

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

"Shelter within my reach" : medium rise apartment housing for the middle income group in Karachi, Pakistan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis identifies the project development processes of medium rise (five storied or less) apartment housing built by the private formal sector, catering to the middle income groups in Karachi, Pakistan. Middle income ...

Mahmood, Saman, 1972-

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Spatial Variability of Sea Level Rise in Twenty-First Century Projections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A set of state-of-the-science climate models are used to investigate global sea level rise (SLR) patterns induced by ocean dynamics in twenty-first-century climate projections. The identified robust features include bipolar and bihemisphere ...

Jianjun Yin; Stephen M. Griffies; Ronald J. Stouffer

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Marginal Thermobaric Stability in the Ice-Covered Upper Ocean over Maud Rise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temperature (T) and salinity (S) profiles from the central Weddell Sea near the Maud Rise seamount measured during the 1994 Antarctic Zone Flux Experiment (ANZFLUX) have been analyzed for stability with respect to the thermobaricity, that is, the ...

Miles G. McPhee

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Structural performance of early 20th century masonry high rise buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Early generation high rise buildings built between 1890 and World War 11 represent a technical transition between traditional load bearing masonry construction and modern curtain wall systems, and are typically referred ...

Buntrock, Rebecca (Rebecca Miriam)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Investigation of shear lag effect in high-rise buildings with diagrid system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the recent years, there have been many new skyscrapers built which soar into new heights. The most efficient building system for high-rises has been the framed tube system. However, the framed tube building suffers from ...

Leonard, Johan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Influence of the SST Rise on Baroclinic Instability Wave Activity under an Aquaplanet Condition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of the sea surface temperature (SST) rise on extratropical baroclinic instability wave activity is investigated using an aquaplanet general circulation model (GCM). Two types of runs were performed: the High+3 run, in which the SST ...

Chihiro Kodama; Toshiki Iwasaki

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

A Study on the Temperature Variation of Rise Velocity for Large Clean Bubbles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of microphysical laboratory experiments studying the hydrodynamics of single bubbles were conducted to measure the variation of rise velocity, VB, with temperature, T, and radius, r. Bubbles with an equivalent spherical radius between ...

Ira Leifer; Ranjan K. Patro; Peter Bowyer

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Organ Trade : sea level rise adaptation strategies for the San Francisco Bay Area  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is not only coastal conditions, but inland ones, that can inform an approach to and process of wetland adaptation in the face of sea level rise. A particular watershed clip in Alameda County, located in South San Francisco ...

Ungureanu, Cristina

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

East Boston buffer : a transferable urban framework for adapting to sea rise  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Urban vulnerability to climate change is constantly increasing. Many coastal cities will need to begin sea rise mitigation efforts soon, and now is a critical time for architects to intervene in this process with good ...

Jenkins, Carolyn (Carolyn Hiller)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Cost-Effective Methods for Accurate Determination of Sea Level Rise Vulnerability: A Solomon Islands Example  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For millions of people living along the coastal fringe, sea level rise is perhaps the greatest threat to livelihoods over the coming century. With the refinement and downscaling of global climate models and increasing availability of airborne-...

Simon Albert; Kirsten Abernethy; Badin Gibbes; Alistair Grinham; Nixon Tooler; Shankar Aswani

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Regionalism and the design of low-rise building envelope systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This investigation proposes the use of a three-pronged approach to evaluating building envelopes for low-rise affordable housing in urban contexts: construction cost estimating, building performance modeling, and cradle ...

Tapia, Jason W. (Jason Wilfredo)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Cost-Effective Methods for Accurate Determination of Sea Level Rise Vulnerability: A Solomon Islands Example  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For millions of people living along the coastal fringe, sea level rise is perhaps the greatest threat to livelihoods over the coming century. With the refinement and downscaling of global climate models and increasing availability of airborne ...

Simon Albert; Kirsten Abernethy; Badin Gibbes; Alistair Grinham; Nixon Tooler; Shankar Aswani

250

Broad area search for regions and objects of interest  

SciTech Connect

A quad chart provides an overview on the on-going project 'Broad Area Search for Regions and Objects of Interest' funded by the DOE Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development. Specifically, the quad chart shows: (1) Project title 'Broad Area Search for Regions and Objects of Interest'; (2) PI and Co-investigators; (3) Concept Panel outlining the project's approach built upon front-end scale-space image analysis; (4) Technical Challenges posed by the project, such as robustness, non-conformities, disparate spatial configuration and weak correlation between presence of objects of interest and low-level description of the surrounding geospatial background; and (5) Planned Accomplishment.

Skurikhin, Alexei N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Pope, Paul A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

251

DOE National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest |  

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

National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest DOE National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Hnin Khaing focuses on her work at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Hnin Khaing focuses on her work at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Corey White works at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Corey White works at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Hnin Khaing focuses on her work at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Corey White works at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico CARLSBAD, N.M. - The National Analytical Management Program (NAMP), which coordinates analytical services and capabilities throughout DOE, has garnered global interest. "NAMP is addressing a vital need to attain the most effective use of

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DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor  

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

Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations April 26, 2007 - 10:58am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced the issuance of two draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (National Corridor) designations. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the Secretary, based on the findings of DOE's National Electric Transmission Congestion Study (Congestion Study), to designate National Corridors. "These draft designations set us on the path to modernize our constrained and congested electric power infrastructure. They are a crucial step toward realizing President Bush's goal of a modern, more efficient electric

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Gainesville Regional Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program  

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

Gainesville Regional Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Gainesville Regional Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program Gainesville Regional Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Commercial Weatherization Ventilation Insulation Water Heating Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $10,000 per customer within a 5 year period Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount up to $10,000 Provider Gainesville Regional Utilities Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers a six percent annual interest loan for pre-approved items including the ENERGY STAR refrigerators, high

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Commission DC Direct Current DUA Distributed Utility Associates EPRI Electric Public ResearchPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT SITRAS® STATIC ENERGY STORAGE (SES) SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY ZERO ENERGY NEW HOMES Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Global Global Green USA Santa Monica, CA 90405 Contract Number: 500-04-023 Prepared for: California Energy

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Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, - Utility Topics: Policy Impacts Website: www.aceee.org/sites/default/files/publications/researchreports/u061.pd Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/aligning-utility-interests-energy-eff Language: English Policies: "Financial Incentives,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. Regulations: Utility/Electricity Service Costs

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group: First Quarter 2012 Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) Energy Sustainability Interest Group was formed in 2008 to provide a collaborative forum for electric power companies to discuss sustainability issues and gain insights from other participants. With over 30 member companies, it is the largest sustainability-focused group of its kind in the electric power industry. This Technical Update describes the activities of EPRI's Energy Sustainability Interest Group in the first quarter of 2012, covering the time p...

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group: Third Quarter 2012 Summary  

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This Technical Update is a summary of the activities of the Energy Sustainability Interest Group from July 1 September 30, 2012. The Interest Group provides a collaborative forum for electric power companies to discuss sustainability issues and gain insights from other participants, and is the largest sustainability-focused group of its kind in the electric power industry.This Technical Update is the third quarterly summary produced in 2012, and describes the activities of ...

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group: Second Quarter 2012 Summary  

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This Technical Update is a summary of the activities of the Energy Sustainability Interest Group from April 1June 30, 2012. The Interest Group provides a collaborative forum for electric power companies to discuss sustainability issues and gain insights from other participants. It is the largest sustainability-focused group of its kind in the electric power industry. This report provides an overview of the group's strategic direction and membership. It also includes summaries of the two documents publis...

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure dependence of the relativistic rise in neon and highest attainable ionization sampling resolution in neon, argon, ethylene and propane  

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Pressure dependence of the relativistic rise in neon and highest attainable ionization sampling resolution in neon, argon, ethylene and propane

Lehraus, Ivan; Tejessy, W

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phoenix rising  

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Phoenix Coal currently operates 3 surface coal mines in Western Kentucky and have recently obtained the permits to construct their first underground mine. The expansion of the Phoenix Coal company since its formation in July 2004 is described. 4 photos.

Buchsbaum, L.

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sources of information utilized by California agricultural interest groups  

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Existing interest group theory describes legislative decision-making as a communication process whereby interest groups research information on issues, combine this information with constituent opinions, and present the resulting information to legislators. Legislators then use this information in developing legislation. The original source of information used by lobbyists greatly impacts the interest groupâ??s ability to effectively represent its policy objectives in the decision-making process. The purpose of this study was to identify and evaluate sources of information utilized by selected California agricultural interest groups. This study determined common sources used among selected California agricultural interest groups, how and why groups choose their sources, the role of trust in information source selection, and what purposes interest groups have for using the information. Data from this study suggest lobbyists of California agricultural interest groups are primarily researching for lobbying purposes. Lobbyists acknowledged the importance of research in their lobbying work. Specifically, two main themes developed from the intervieweesâ?? responses: 1) lobbyists gather the political and technical information needed to thoroughly understand an issue before lobbying on it, and 2) lobbyists find the appropriate information to support their organizationâ??s policy objectives. The purpose of their research and the type of information needed drive how lobbyists research an issue and what information sources they utilize. Lobbyists rely on their previous experiences to determine which sources will provide them with the necessary information. Data from this study suggest four main factors that impact which information sources lobbyists choose to utilize: 1) what information is needed, 2) who their contacts and personal relationships are with, 3) how much they trust potential sources, and 4) other characteristics of the sources such as accessibility, quality and accuracy, brevity and readability, experience of source, current information, scientifically-based, sincere, and/or a source that provides needed pictures or graphics.

Noble, Elisa Lynn

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! September 27, 2012 - 5:25pm Addthis U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Watch the Datapalooza live at WhiteHouse.gov/live. On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using

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Collaborative research helps Alexis Kaplan pursue her interest in nuclear  

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Collaborative research helps Alexis Kaplan pursue her interest in Collaborative research helps Alexis Kaplan pursue her interest in nuclear engineering Collaborative research helps Alexis Kaplan pursue her interest in nuclear engineering Nuclear Engineering graduate research assistant designs a prototype for a system that will measure the used fuel that comes out of nuclear reactors. August 22, 2013 Alexis Kaplan Alexis Kaplan, a graduate research assistant, relocates to the small town of Los Alamos to finish her PhD thesis research with the Safeguards Science and Technology group. Alexis and her team of nuclear, mechanical, and electrical engineers are designing and building a prototype for a system that will measure the used fuel that comes out of nuclear reactors. "I feel like I have 4 or 5 mentors. That is one of my favorite things

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! September 27, 2012 - 5:25pm Addthis U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Watch the Datapalooza live at WhiteHouse.gov/live. On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using

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National Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management  

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Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management Services TMS Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name National Interest Security Company (NISC) (Formerly Technology & Management Services (TMS) Inc.) Place Gaithersburg, Maryland Zip 20879 Product TMS provides technical and engineering analyses Coordinates 39.139866°, -77.193829° 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":39.139866,"lon":-77.193829,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Energy Data Apps Maps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Energy Beta You are here Data.gov » Communities » Energy » Blogs Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Submitted by Matthew Loveless on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:28pm Log in to vote 14 On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using freely available data from the government and other sources to build products, services and apps that advance a secure and clean energy future. As a part of the Energy Data Initiative, the Datapalooza will also feature new datasets, application programming interfaces (APIs), and

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Argonne Transportation - Clean Cities Area of Interest 4: Alternative Fuel,  

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Clean Cities Area of Interest 4: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool Download Clean Cities Area of Interest 4 Emissions Benefit Tool (Excel 57 KB) This tool has been created for the Clean Cities Funding Opportunity Announcement for Area of Interest 4: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program. The tool is based off the AirCRED model's methodology using EPA's MOBILE6 model and light duty vehicle and heavy duty engine certification data to generate criteria air pollutant emission credits. However, for this tool, the GREET model is also used to generate data for vehicles not certified and well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions. This tool requires the user to input: The number of vehicles planned to be purchased

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Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results  

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Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results May 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - New Mexico State University"s Low Background Radiation Experiment (LBRE), which takes place 2,150 feet below the earth"s surface at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, recently released some results about the project"s first two years of experimentation. The March 2011 edition of Health Physics printed an article titled "Exploring Biological Effects of Low Level Radiation from the Other Side of Background," summarizing some initial data taken from LBRE and from a sister experiment conducted at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

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Anaheim Public Utilities - Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program |  

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Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program Anaheim Public Utilities - Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Maximum Rebate $350,000 or ten times the amount of estimated savings Program Info State California Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount up to $350,000 or ten times the amount of estimated savings, whichever is less Provider Income-Qualified Assistance Programs Anaheim Public Utilities offers low-cost financing for energy efficiency

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Data Center Rating Infrastructure Rating Development  

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in Portfolio Manager on June 7, 2010. The questions below are designed to help data center owners and operators better understand the rating and benchmark their buildings in...

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

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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

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Experimental Endeavour on a Pillar of Flame: Space Shuttle Rises with  

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Experimental Endeavour on a Pillar of Flame: Space Shuttle Rises Experimental Endeavour on a Pillar of Flame: Space Shuttle Rises with Ambitious Technology Aboard Experimental Endeavour on a Pillar of Flame: Space Shuttle Rises with Ambitious Technology Aboard May 17, 2011 - 5:15pm Addthis Smoke cloud from Endeavour's Final Launge | Photo: NASA, Troy Cryder Smoke cloud from Endeavour's Final Launge | Photo: NASA, Troy Cryder Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What are the key facts? Space Shuttle Endeavour, which lifted off on its final mission Monday, carrying the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment. In addition to measuring how cosmic rays flow and what they are made of, the AMS will also search for cosmic rays made of a special form of matter known as antimatter. By looking for new particles in space via the AMS, scientists might

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NAS-NAE National Convocation on "Rising Above the Gathering Storm Two Years  

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NAS-NAE National Convocation on "Rising Above the Gathering Storm NAS-NAE National Convocation on "Rising Above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later: Accelerating Progress toward a Brighter Economic Future" NAS-NAE National Convocation on "Rising Above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later: Accelerating Progress toward a Brighter Economic Future" April 29, 2008 - 11:31am Addthis Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Secretary Bodman Thank you, Tom for that kind introduction. And I want to commend you, Norm Augustine and Chuck Vest for your continued leadership on these issues. You are powerful voices for urgent and sustained action to preserve this nation's technological preeminence - and our economic competitiveness. It's a pleasure to be here with you all, and with my good friends Margaret and Carlos. It strikes me that we are in the fortunate position of

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Rising Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Rising Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd Rising Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Rising Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd Place Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, China Zip 66600 Sector Solar Product Chinese solar module laminator manufacturer Coordinates 39.931011°, 119.597221° 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":39.931011,"lon":119.597221,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Experimental Endeavour on a Pillar of Flame: Space Shuttle Rises with  

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Experimental Endeavour on a Pillar of Flame: Space Shuttle Rises Experimental Endeavour on a Pillar of Flame: Space Shuttle Rises with Ambitious Technology Aboard Experimental Endeavour on a Pillar of Flame: Space Shuttle Rises with Ambitious Technology Aboard May 17, 2011 - 5:15pm Addthis Smoke cloud from Endeavour's Final Launge | Photo: NASA, Troy Cryder Smoke cloud from Endeavour's Final Launge | Photo: NASA, Troy Cryder Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What are the key facts? Space Shuttle Endeavour, which lifted off on its final mission Monday, carrying the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment. In addition to measuring how cosmic rays flow and what they are made of, the AMS will also search for cosmic rays made of a special form of matter known as antimatter. By looking for new particles in space via the AMS, scientists might

277

Geothermal Business on the Rise for Kansas Company | Department of Energy  

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Geothermal Business on the Rise for Kansas Company Geothermal Business on the Rise for Kansas Company Geothermal Business on the Rise for Kansas Company April 16, 2010 - 4:43pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy America's clean energy economy is expanding, and small businesses such as Evans Energy Development of Paola, Kansas, are reaping the benefits as companies and homeowners switch to geothermal energy. Last year, 80 percent of Evans Energy Development's revenue came from installing geothermal loop systems, which cool and heat buildings by using the Earth's stable temperature. Geothermal loop systems consist of pipes buried just below the ground that contain liquid. During winter, the liquid absorbs the Earth's heat and pumps it to a unit located inside the building. In summer, the process

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Fun Fact Friday: U.S. Renewables on the Rise | Department of Energy  

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Fun Fact Friday: U.S. Renewables on the Rise Fun Fact Friday: U.S. Renewables on the Rise Fun Fact Friday: U.S. Renewables on the Rise November 8, 2013 - 3:00pm Addthis Hydropower is a major source of renewable energy in the United States. | Photo of Wanapum Dam in Washington courtesy of Grant County Public Utility District Hydropower is a major source of renewable energy in the United States. | Photo of Wanapum Dam in Washington courtesy of Grant County Public Utility District Steve Lindenberg Senior Advisor, Renewable Energy Greetings, EERE blog readers! In our inaugural edition of Fun Fact Friday, we compared the ranges of several plug-in hybrid vehicles. Today, we take a quick look at the nation's sources of electricity. In 2012, 12% of our electricity came from U.S. power plants using renewable

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Third-Party Finance for Commercial Photovoltaic Systems: The Rise of the PPA  

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higher or lower than utility rates over what is typically acompetitiveness with utility rates (in the absence of highless competitive with utility rates. To try and address this

Bolinger, Mark A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking the Libor Rate  

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Investigating the Libor Rate, mimeo. Abrantes-Metz, R. ,Libor data: Historial 1 month Libor rates, British Bankers1108R) Tracking the Libor Rate Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz , Sofia

Abrantes-Metz, Rosa; Villas-Boas, Sofia B.; Judge, George G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Third-Party Finance for Commercial Photovoltaic Systems: The Rise of the PPA  

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Installations of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States have increased dramatically in recent years, growing from less than 20 MW in 2000 to nearly 500 MW at the end of 2007, a compound average annual growth rate of 59%. Of particular note is the increasing contribution of 'non-residential' grid-connected PV systems--defined here as those systems installed on the customer (rather than utility) side of the meter at commercial, institutional, non-profit, or governmental properties--to the overall growth trend. Although there is some uncertainty in the numbers, non-residential PV capacity grew from less than half of aggregate annual capacity installations in 2000-2002 to nearly two-thirds in 2007. This relative growth trend is expected to have continued through 2008. This article, which is excerpted from a longer report, focuses specifically on just one subset of the non-residential PV market: systems hosted (and perhaps owned) by commercial, tax-paying entities. Tax-exempt entities (e.g., non-profits or municipalities) face unique issues and have different financing options at their disposal; readers interested in PV financing options for tax-exempt entities can find more information in the Bolinger report.

Bolinger, Mark A

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

282

Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

figure data Figure 7 shows the percent change in average real rates for those state-to-state ... Estimated transportation rates for coal delivered to electric ...

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2012 Rate Adjustments  

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Register Notices Meetings Brochure Brochure Addendum Customer Comment Letter Approved Rate Order FERC Confirmation If you have questions, call Rates and Repayment, 800-472-2306...

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Effective Rate Period  

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10012012 - 09302013 Mid-Year Changes (if applicable) 10012012 - 09302013 Power Rates Annual Revenue Requirement Rate Schedule Power Revenue Requirement 73,381,487...

285

Classification of user interest patterns using a virtual folksonomy  

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User interest in topics and resources is known to be recurrent and to follow specific patterns, depending on the type of topic or resource. Traditional methods for predicting reoccurring patterns are based on ranking and associative models. In this paper ... Keywords: navigation support, recommendation, revisitation

Ricardo Kawase; Eelco Herder

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Request for Expression of Interest Infrastructure Construction Package  

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.S. Department of Energy's NNSA 1 of 5 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking Expressions of Interest Employer / Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's NNSA 2 of 5.S. Department of Energy's NNSA 3 of 5 Phasing of the Work will be required. SUBCONTRACTOR shall provide

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper  

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper CLIMATE VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center JULY 2012 CEC DISCLAIMER This paper was prepared as the result of work sponsored by the California Energy Commission

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper  

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper COASTAL FLOODINGPOTENTIAL PROJECTIONS: 2000­2100 A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate This paper was prepared as the result of work sponsored by the California Energy Commission. It does

Bromirski, Peter D.

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT  

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT SOLAR REFLECTANCES OF ROOFS/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation Solar Reflectances of solar energy that is reflected by the roof. Reflectance tests were conducted following American

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT  

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's natural gas supply is conveyed through a robust system of pipelines that run throughout the statePublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT MEMS Sensor Designs for Natural Gas for Natural Gas Pipelines is the interim report for the Natural Gas Pipeline Sensors project (contract number

291

California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program  

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, or a selected time period, are useful and essential for analyzing energy usage history. Most Utility EISCalifornia Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program LBNL No. 49977 (HPCBS No. E5P2.2T1b4) Web-based Energy Information Systems for Large Commercial Buildings Element 5 - Integrated

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COG - Special Features of Interest to Criticality Safety Practitioners  

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COG is a modern, general-purpose, high fidelity, multi-particle transport code developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory specifically for use in deep penetration (shielding) and criticality safety calculations. This paper describes some features in COG of special interest to criticality safety practitioners.

Buck, R M; Heinrichs, D P; Krass, A W; Lent, E M

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH GRANTS  

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH GRANTS AWARD # PIR-09-0xx #12;i TERMS............................................................................................3 1 #12;PON 09-002 Terms and Cond-attch N (12-30-09 jm).doc 1 TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Grant

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The Shadow of the comet : divine patronage in the rise of Augustus by Dora Y. Gao.  

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This thesis explores the appearance alleged by ancient sources of a comet over Rome in 44 B.C. and its role in the use and abuse of divine patronage in the rise of the young Octavian between 44 and 27 B.C. The comet was ...

Gao, Dora Y

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Our winters of discontent: Addressing the problem of rising home-heating costs1  

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on fossil fuels by using solar energy, reducing residential energy demand, and promoting district heating. 1ERG/200602 Our winters of discontent: Addressing the problem of rising home-heating costs1 Larry Residential space heating is a necessity in northern countries such as Canada. With over 70 percent

Hughes, Larry

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Compatibility with Killer Explains the Rise of RNAi-Deficient Fungi  

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, ultimately giving rise to S. cerevisiae and other sensu stricto species. To test whether our model could been reported in extant descendants, might have succeeded for other reasons. Alternatively, killer might have been acquired but then lost, just as some descendants of the sensu stricto radiation

Bartel, David

297

Sustainable management fund system for high rise residential management, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia  

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Urbanisation begin in early 60's in Kuala Lumpur, city centre of Malaysia. More job opportunities increase employee and indicate the needs of living. Since population parallel with job opportunities, implies to escalate land area. The escalating of land ... Keywords: facilities management, high-rise residential, management corporation, self funded, sustainable

N. M. Tawil; A. I. Che-Ani; N. A. G. Abdullah; A. Zaharim; I. M. S. Usman

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Discount rates and demand-side management  

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The standard economic analysis of of implied discount rates for energy-efficiency investment is wrong. First, consumers are not profit maximizing or economic optimizing agents with respect to energy. To the extent consumers make tradeoffs on some criteria other than energy costs, implied discount rates measure that other tradeoff, not the energy cost tradeoff. Second, to the extent that product pricing does not reflect tradeoffs between first cost and energy cost, there is no meaning to implied market discount rates based on these factors. Related to this misinterpretation of consumer and market discount rates is the issue of consumer and utility self-interest. To the extent that utilities can capitalize on the energy-inefficient investment behavior of individuals through DSM programs, it is in their interest and the ratepayer's interest to do so. Considerable evidence suggests that implied discount rates convey extremely misleading information about the level of this underinvestment. Drawing inferences about the value of DSM programs from this information is similarly misleading. An economic explanation of consumer and marker behavior suggests that such underinvestment is both rational and common and that large gains may be achieved through DSM. Societal welfare would be improved if utilities aggressively capitalized on the widespread consumer underinvestment in energy efficiency by incorporating DSM in their resource planning processes.

Chernoff, H.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

NETL Crosscutting: Instrumentation, Controls & Automation Interest Group  

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Advanced Research Advanced Research 2012 Conference Proceedings Instrumentation, Controls & Automation Interest Group Meeting June 6-7, 2012 The Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Crosscutting Research program and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) together hosted the Instrumentation, Controls, and Automation Interest Group Meeting to address sensors and controls research for the power industry. This meeting was held in conjunction with the 2012 ISA POWID Conference on June 6-7, 2012. The goal was to share ongoing research activities, exchange ideas and collect information from power industry to identify potential future topics that can be used in new solicitation. Several topics were covered to stimulate discussion in areas that included wireless technologies, fiber optic sensors, model based control, cyber security and advances in sensors. The interactive discussions were captured, and can be accessed in the meeting notes [PDF-149KB].

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HVDC Cables Interest Group: Summary of 2012 Activities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diverse international group of participants has been assembled, with special knowledge and interests in high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) cable technology applications. A forum has been developed for the free exchange of technical information between leading power utility engineers and researchers who are actively engaged in the practical world of HVDC system applications as well as those planning future R&D activities. This report describes results of the first year of the HVDC Cables ...

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Interest/Users Group Meeting Proceedings and Key Findings, 2011  

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This technical update is the summary of the meeting proceedings and key findings for the Fossil Operations and Maintenance Program Area Interest/Users Groups meetings held during 2011. The report represents a culmination of numerous meetings, conferences, users groups, and workshops conducted throughout the year. The document incorporates the meeting logistics and objectives; names of keynote speaker, attendees, and host utility; presentation location, and key findings and recommendations from each meeti...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group 2013: Mid-Year Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric power companies face unique challenges and tradeoffs. They are expected to manage financial, environmental and social performance, while providing safe, clean, reliable, and affordable power. Electric power companies can achieve enduring growth, superior long-term financial performance, and improved risk management by thoughtfully addressing sustainability issues. The EPRI Energy Sustainability Interest Group was formed in 2008 and provides a collaborative forum for electric power company ...

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Oil and natural gas drilling in Ohio on the rise - Today in Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Escalating industry interest in the Utica Shale, which lies under the more familiar Marcellus shale and covers a wider geographic area, may boost Ohio into the ranks ...

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rates | OpenEI  

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rates rates Dataset Summary Description This dataset, compiled by NREL and Ventyx, provides average residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates by zip code for both investor owned utilities (IOU) and non-investor owned utilities. Note: the file includes average rates for each utility, but not the detailed rate structure data found in the database available via the zip-code look-up feature on the OpenEI Utilities page (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities). The data was released by NREL/Ventyx in February 2011. Source NREL and Ventyx Date Released February 24th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords electric rates rates US utilities Data text/csv icon IOU rates by zipcode (csv, 1.7 MiB) text/csv icon Non-IOU rates by zipcode (csv, 2.1 MiB)

305

Approximating the Seismic Amplification Effects Experienced by Solar Towers Mounted on the Rooftops of Low-Rise Industrial Buildings.  

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?? This thesis investigates the acceleration amplification experienced by solar towers mounted on the rooftops of low-rise industrial buildings during a seismic event. Specifically, this (more)

Balla, Peter Luiz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Resolving discrepancies in predicting critical rates in low pressure stripper gas wells.  

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??The minimum gas rate for unloading liquids from a gas well has been the subject of much interest, especially in old gas producing fields with (more)

Awolusi, Olufemi S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Optimal Waterflood Management under Geologic Uncertainty Using Rate Control: Theory and Field Applications.  

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??Waterflood optimization via rate control is receiving increased interest because of rapid developments in the smart well completions and I-field technology. The use of inflow (more)

Alhuthali, Ahmed Humaid H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Hardness across the Multi-Scales of Structure and Loading Rate  

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It will also include loading rate considerations from essentially static to dynamic impact conditions. Experimental results are of interest relating to the full range of ...

309

Tracking the Libor Rate  

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Paper 1108R2 Paper 1108R) Tracking the Libor Rate Rosa M.revision 2013 by author(s). Tracking the Libor Rate Rosa M.providing a methodology for tracking the dynamic integrity

Abrantes-Metz, Rosa; Villas-Boas, Sofia B.; Judge, George G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

2009 Rate Adjustments  

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provisional rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirms and approves them on a final basis or until they are replaced by other rates....

311

Mouse heart rate  

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Mouse heart rate Name: amj Status: NA Age: NA Location: NA Country: NA Date: Around 1993 Question: Is it possible to get the heart rate of a mouse without special equipment?...

312

Dynamics of heart rate  

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Heart rate oscillates on several different time scales and has long?term variability in the form of 1/fnoise. The physiological control of heart rate is briefly reviewed

Daniel T. Kaplan; Mario Talajic

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Chevron-notched toughness of materials with rising fracture resistance curves  

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The effect of rising resistance curves on the fracture toughness determined from chevron-notched beam tests is estimated via a set of simple numerical calculations. It is shown that for materials with a rising resistance curve, the toughnesses determined by the peak load method and by the work of fracture method are both higher than the initiation toughness, and both depend on the sample size relative to the length over which the resistance curve increases. It is also found that the toughness based on the work of fracture is higher than that based on the peak load. Fracture toughness data obtained from tests of a nickel-alumina composite are discussed in light of the results of the numerical calculation.

Zehnder, A.T.; Hui, C.Y.; Rodeghiero, E.D. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Sea Level Rise at Sites in UK: 1850 - 2008 | OpenEI  

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13 13 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142263513 Varnish cache server Sea Level Rise at Sites in UK: 1850 - 2008 Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), shows sea level rise for the period as early as 1834 through 2008 for the following UK sites: Aberdeen, Liverpool, Newlyn, North Shields, and Sheerness. Data is from the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory. Earliest year of available data varies by site, beginning between 1834 and 1916. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change

315

Third-Party Finance for Commercial Photovoltaic Systems: The Rise of the PPA  

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advantageous energy-only electricity rates for commercial$0.18/kWh in 2007 (electricity rates may have risen or

Bolinger, Mark A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Farber Merlin expands Thai oil shale and tin interests  

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The Hong Kong-based Farber Merlin group is negotiating with Australian mining interests to form a joint venture to develop Thailand's extensive oil shale deposits as an energy source. Thailand's Department of Mineral Resources estimates oil shale reserves in the northern provinces of Lanphun and Tak at 2515 million metric tons, of which 15 million metric tons in Lanphun is termed high-grade or capable of producing 15 gal/metric ton. The 2500 million metric tons in Tak is low-grade, capable of producing about 1.5 gal/metric ton.

1974-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

EPRI Biomass Interest Group Meeting 3 Results--2005  

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The EPRI Biomass Interest Group meets three times per year to exchange information on projects, explore new technologies, and to set the research agenda for the group. In 2005, the first meeting was held in March in Washington, DC, the second meeting was a tour of biomass facilities in Europe, and the third meeting was December 6, 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa. This report summarizes the results of that meeting, including a tour of the switchgrass cofiring facility at the nearby Ottumwa Generating Station.

2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

318

The 'Muslim Threat' and the Bharatiya Janata Party's Rise to Power  

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of political strength because Muslims tended to vote as a single entity; their common religion served to supersede issues such as class and region. Paul Brass labelled this phenomenon the critical importance of the Muslim vote32 as he argued... , claimed the constituency.36 31 Yogendra K. Malik and V. B. Singh, Hindu Nationalists in India the Rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Boulder, Westview Press, 1994. 32 Paul R. Brass, "Caste, Class...

Nadadur, Anuj

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Moving Character Observation of Bubble Rising in Vertical Gas?Liquid Two?Phase Flow  

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The study of bubble motion in water is a basic subject in gas?liquid two?phase flow research. A suit of visualized experimental device was designed and set up. Bubble rising in stagnant liquid in a vertical translucent rectangular tank was studied using the high?speed video system combined with digital image process methods. Several bubble parameters were calculated base on the processed images. Bubble track

H. Y. Wang; F. Dong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Draft Environmental Assessment for Direct Final Rule, 10 CFR 434, "Energy Standards for New Federal Commercial and High-Rise High-Rise Multi-FamilyResidential Buildings" and 10 CFR 435, "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Re  

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"Energy "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and High-Rise Multi-Family Residential Buildings" and 10 CFR 435, "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Residential Buildings" Baseline Standards Update (DOE/EA-1871) March 16, 2011 2 Environmental Assessment for Final Rule, 10 CFR 433, "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and High-Rise Multi-Family Residential Buildings" and 10 CFR 435, "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Residential Buildings" Baseline Standards Update

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Development of Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Climate Change Assessments of  

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322

Ground potential rise characteristics of urban step-down substations fed by power cables - A practical example  

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This paper shows some special ground potential rise characteristics of substations fed by power cables. These characteristics were detected during the study of the interconnected ground system of 14 step-down urban substations fed by the 138 kV underground cable network serving the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro city in Brazil. As this type of system is very common in large cities, the subject can be of general interest for the industry. It was verified that when a fault occurs at a ''cable substation'' (a substation fed exclusively by power cables), almost no ground potential effects were detected at the faulted substation or at the other ''cable substations'' of the 138 kV network. However, high values of ground potential occurred at the ''transition substations'' (substations in which the power cables are connected to overhead 138 kV transmission lines, with steel groundwires). That ground potential was enough to produce shocks and equipment damage in certain ''transition substations''. It was verified that this problem has no relation with potential transfer. The paper shows also that the utilization of overhead lines with ACSR groundwires on the initial spans closer to the ''transition substation'' would be enough to avoid the problem. Even if the ACSR conductor is used only at the initial section of one of the lines, a reduction of the problem would be obtained. The paper shows also that the utilization of ACSR ground-wires near the ''transition substations'' contributes to reduce the amount of the copper necessary to control step, touch and mess potentials in these substations. Additional mitigation procedures are also examined in the paper.

Sobral, S.T. (IESA - Internacional de Engenharia S.A. (BR)); Barbosa, J.O.; Numes, J.V.C.; Chinelli, E.; Netto, A.F. (Light - Servicos de Eletricidade S.A. (BR)); Costa, V.S.; Campos, J.H. (Eletrobras - Centrais Eletricas, Brasileiras (BR))

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT  

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108 Volts (dc) open circuit 600 Volts (dc) max 540 Volts (dc) open circuit Energy Capacity 50 k discharged for nearly 4 hours and achieved energy output in excess of the 500 kWh (dc) rating. Voltage are shown in Figure 7. The unit achieved greater that 500 kWh (dc) total energy output during each

324

Electron attachment fo halocarbons of interest in gaseous dielectrics  

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Total electron attachment rate constants and cross sections for halomethane and haloethane (freon) compounds are summarized and new results are reported for haloethylenes. The relationship between the electron attachment cross section and the breakdown strength of dielectric gases reported earlier is further discussed.

McCorkle, D.L.; Christodoulides, A.A.; Christophorou, L.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron attachment to halocarbons of environmental interest: Chloroethanes  

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Electron attachment to the chlorofluoroethanes 1,1-C/sub 2/Cl/sub 2/F/sub 4/, 1,2-C/sub 2/Cl/sub 2/F/sub 4/, 1,1,1-C/sub 2/Cl/sub 3/F/sub 3/, and 1,1,2-C/sub 2/Cl/sub 3/F/sub 3/ was investigated in dilute mixtures with nitrogen and argon using the electron swarm method. The 1,1,1-C/sub 2/Cl/sub 3/F/sub 3/ molecule has a very large electron attachment rate constant at thermal energy (2.8 x 10/sup -7/ cm/sup 3/ s/sup -1/); the rate constant for this molecule decreases monotonically with increasing electron energy above thermal. The other chlorofluoroethanes investigated attach electrons less strongly and show maxima in the rate constant vs mean electron energy at approx.0.5 eV. For all four compounds, the measured rate constants are due primarily to dissociative electron attachment producing Cl/sup -/. Electron attachment cross sections were determined for these halocarbons which showed the existence of several negative ion states below approx.2 eV. Additionally, the temperature dependence of electron attachment to 1,1-C/sub 2/Cl/sub 2/H/sub 4/ was investigated from 323--473 K. The measured rate constants and unfolded cross sections indicated electron attachment to a repulsive negative ion state from the v = 0 and v = 1 levels of the neutral molecule.

McCorkle, D.L.; Szamrej, I.; Christophorou, L.G.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

About the Ratings  

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2008 Ratings Changes 2008 Ratings Changes EPA's "New" Fuel Economy Ratings Video about EPA's New Fuel Economy Ratings Windows Media Video (6.8 MB) Quicktime Video (7.8 MB) Text Version EPA changed the way it estimates fuel economy starting with the 2008 model year. This "new" way of estimating fuel economy supplements the previous method by incorporating the effects of Faster speeds and acceleration Air conditioner use Colder outside temperatures What else do I need to know about the "new" ratings? The tests lower MPG estimates for most vehicles. View old/new MPG ratings for a specific vehicle The actual mileage you get will still vary based on your driving habits, traffic conditions, and other factors. All MPG estimates in Find-a-Car have been converted to the new

327

Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE  

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2008 2008 Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Entergy Corporation v. EPA; PSEG Fossil LLC v. Riverkeeper, Inc.; Utility Water Group v. Riverkeeper, Inc., S. Ct. Nos. 07-588, 07-589, and 07-597. The question presented in this litigation is whether Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1326(b), authorizes EPA to compare costs and benefits in determining the "best technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact" at cooling water intake structures. The Second Circuit held that EPA may not engage in cost-benefit analysis in determining the "best technology available," and that consideration of cost is limited to choosing "a less expensive technology that achieves essentially the same results" as the best technology that industry can reasonably bear. EPA did

328

Pemex to acquire interest in Shell Texas refinery  

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This paper reports that Petroleos Mexicanos and Shell Oil Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint refining venture involving Shell's 225,000 b/d Deer Park, Tex., refinery. Under the agreement, Mexico's state owned oil company is to purchase a 50% interest in the refinery, and Shell is to sell Pemex unleaded gasoline on a long term basis. Under the venture, Shell and Pemex plan to add undisclosed conversion and upgrading units tailored to process heavy Mexican crude. The revamp will allow Pemex to place more than 100,000 b/d of Mayan heavy crude on the U.S. market. Mayan accounts for 70% of Mexico's crude oil exports. In turn, Shell will sell Pemex as much as 45,000 b/d of unleaded gasoline to help meet Mexico's rapidly growing demand.

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1992-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

329

Effective Rate Period  

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Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2014 Effective Rate Period As of Beginning of the FY 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014 Mid-Year Changes (if applicable) 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014 Power Rates Annual Revenue Requirement Rate Schedule Power Revenue Requirement $73,441,557 CV-F13 Base Resource Revenue Requirement $69,585,875 First Preference Revenue Requirement $3,855,682

330

High Redshift Supernova Rates  

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We use a sample of 42 supernovae detected with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on-board the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey to measure the rate of core collapse supernovae to z~0.7 and type Ia supernovae to z~1.6. This significantly increases the redshift range where supernova rates have been estimated from observations. The rate of core collapse supernovae can be used as an independent probe of the cosmic star formation rate. Based on the observations of 17 core collapse supernovae, we measure an increase in the core collapse supernova rate by a factor of 1.6 in the range 0.3rate. The increase in the rate in this redshift range in consistent with recent measurements of the star formation rate derived from UV-luminosity densities and IR datasets. Based on 25 type Ia supernovae, we find a SN Ia rate that is a factor 3-5 higher at z~1 compared to earlier estimates at lower redshifts (zrate traces a higher star formation rate at redshifts z>1 compared to low redshift. At higher redshift (z>1), we find a suggested decrease in the type Ia rate with redshift. This evolution of the Ia rate with redshift is consistent with a type Ia progenitor model where there is a substantial delay between the formation of the progenitor star and the explosion of the supernova. Assuming that the type Ia progenitor stars have initial main sequence masses 3-8 M_Sun, we find that 5-7% of the available progenitors explode as type Ia supernovae.

Tomas Dahlen; Louis-Gregory Strolger; Adam G. Riess; Bahram Mobasher; Ranga-Ram Chary; Christopher J. Conselice; Henry C. Ferguson; Andrew S. Fruchter; Mauro Giavalisco; Mario Livio; Piero Madau; Nino Panagia; John L. Tonry

2004-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

331

Rate Schedule CPP-2  

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or rate schedule accepted or approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) or other regulatory bodies will be passed on to each relevant customer. The FERC's or...

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Very preliminary. Please do not quote. EXCHANGE RATES AND FUNDAMENTALS  

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Standard economic models hold that exchange rates are influenced by fundamental variables such as relative money supplies, outputs, inflation rates and interest rates. Nonetheless, it has been well documented that such variables little help predict changes in floating exchange rates that is, exchange rates follow a random walk. We show that the data do exhibit a related link suggested by standard models that the exchange rate helps predict fundamentals. We also show analytically that in a rational expectations present value model, an asset price manifests near random walk behavior if fundamentals are I(1) and the factor for discounting future fundamentals is near one. We suggest that this may apply to exchange rates. We thank Shiu-Sheng Chen and Akito Matsumoto for research assistance, and the National Science Foundation for financial support. A longstanding puzzle in international economics is the difficulty of tying floating exchange rates to macroeconomic fundamentals such as money supplies, outputs, and interest rates. Our theories state that the exchange rate is determined by such fundamental variables, but floating exchange rates between countries with roughly similar inflation rates are in fact well-approximated as random walks. Fundamental variables do not help predict future changes in exchange rates.

Charles Engel; Kenneth D. West

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Greenhouse effect and sea level rise: a challenge for this generation  

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These papers elaborate on how to deal with a catastrophic result of the ''greenhouse effect'' -- a global warming that could raise the sea level several feet by the end of the century. Topics of discussion include: physical impact of sea level rise, coastal geomorphic responses, climate sensitivity to increasing greenhouse gases and control of erosion. Inundation and salinity intrusion is reviewed, as well as economic analysis and planning for coastal disasters. There is a section which reviews implications for hazardous waste sites and siting in coastal floorplains.

Barth, M.C.; Titus, J.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Constraining the origin of the rising cosmic ray positron fraction with the boron-to-carbon ratio  

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The rapid rise in the cosmic ray positron fraction above 10 GeV, as measured by PAMELA and AMS, suggests the existence of nearby primary sources of high energy positrons, such as pulsars or annihilating/decaying dark matter. In contrast, the spectrum of secondary positrons produced through the collisions of cosmic rays in the interstellar medium is predicted to fall rapidly with energy, and thus is unable to account for the observed rise. It has been proposed, however, that secondary positrons could be produced and then accelerated in nearby supernova remnants, potentially explaining the observed rise, without the need of primary positron sources. Yet, if secondary positrons are accelerated in such shocks, other secondary cosmic ray species (such as boron nuclei, and antiprotons) will also be accelerated, leading to rises in the boron-to-carbon and antiproton-to-proton ratios. The measurements of the boron-to-carbon ratio by the PAMELA and AMS collaborations, however, show no sign of such a rise. With this new data in hand, we revisit the secondary acceleration scenario for the rising positron fraction. Assuming that the same supernova remnants accelerate both light nuclei (protons, helium) and heavier cosmic ray species, we find that no more than ~25% of the observed rise in the positron fraction can result from this mechanism (at the 95% confidence level)

Ilias Cholis; Dan Hooper

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global...  

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Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Initiative DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy...

336

FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST TRAINING What is the purpose of the ...  

... stock, stock option, or other ownership interest); or Intellectual property rights and interests (e.g., patents, copyrights), upon receipt of income ...

337

MHD (magnetohydrodynamic) undersea propulsion: A novel concept with renewed interest  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper discusses the reasons for the national and international renewed interest in the concept of MHD seawater propulsion. The main advantages of this concept are presented, together with some of the technical challenges that need to be overcome to achieve reliability, performance, and stealth. The paper discusses in more detail some of the technical issues and loss mechanisms influencing the thruster performance in terms of its electrical efficiency. Among the issues discussed are the jet losses and nozzle efficiency. Ohmic losses and frictional losses inside the thruster. Also discussed are the electrical end losses caused by the fringing magnetic field near the end of the electrodes. It has been shown that the frictional and end losses can have strong adverse effects on the thruster performance. Furthermore, a parametric study has been performed to investigate the effects of several parameters on the performance of the MHD thrusters. Those parameters include the magnetic field, thruster diameter, all roughness, flow velocity, and electrical load factor. The results of the parametric study indicate that the thruster efficiency increases with the strength of the magnetic field and thruster diameter, and decreases with the wall roughness and the flow velocity. 8 refs., 8 figs.

Doss, E.D.; Geyer, H.K. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Roy, G.D. (Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Neutrinos from Stored Muons nuSTORM: Expression of Interest  

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The nuSTORM facility has been designed to deliver beams of electron and muon neutrinos from the decay of a stored muon beam with a central momentum of 3.8 GeV/c and a momentum spread of 10%. The facility is unique in that it will: serve the future long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation programmes by providing definitive measurements of electron-neutrino- and muon-neutrino-nucleus cross sections with percent-level precision; allow searches for sterile neutrinos of exquisite sensitivity to be carried out; and constitute the essential first step in the incremental development of muon accelerators as a powerful new technique for particle physics. Of the world's proton-accelerator laboratories, only CERN and FNAL have the infrastructure required to mount nuSTORM. Since no siting decision has yet been taken, the purpose of this Expression of Interest (EoI) is to request the resources required to: investigate in detail how nuSTORM could be implemented at CERN; and develop options for decisive European contributions to the nuSTORM facility and experimental programme wherever the facility is sited. The EoI defines a two-year programme culminating in the delivery of a Technical Design Report.

D. Adey; S. K. Agarwalla; C. M. Ankenbrandt; R. Asfandiyarov; J. J. Back; G. Barker; E. Baussan; R. Bayes; S. Bhadra; V. Blackmore; A. Blondel; S. A. Bogacz; C. Booth; S. B. Boyd; A. Bravar; S. J. Brice; A. D. Bross; F. Cadoux; H. Cease; A. Cervera; J. Cobb; D. Colling; L. Coney; A. Dobbs; J. Dobson; A. Donini; P. J. Dornan; M. Dracos; F. Dufour; R. Edgecock; J. Evans; M. A. George; T. Ghosh; A. deGouvea; J. J. Gomez-Cadenas; A. Haesler; G. Hanson; M. Geelhoed; P. F. Harrison; M. Hartz; P. Hernandez; J. A. Hernando-Morata; P. J. Hodgson; P. Huber; A. Izmaylov; Y. Karadhzov; T. Kobilarcik; J. Kopp; L. Kormos; A. Korzenev; A. Kurup; Y. Kuno; P. Kyberd; J. P. Lagrange; A. M. Laing; J. Link; A. Liu; K. R. Long; N. McCauley; K. T. McDonald; K. Mahn; C. Martin; J. Martin; O. Mena; S. R. Mishra; N. Mokhov; J. Morfin; Y. Mori; W. Murray; D. Neuffer; R. Nichol; E. Noah; M. A. Palmer; S. Parke; S. Pascoli; J. Pasternak; M. Popovic; P. Ratoff; M. Ravonel; M. Rayner; S. Ricciardi; C. Rogers; P. Rubinov; E. Santos; A. Sato; E. Scantamburlo; J. K. Sedgbeer; D. R. Smith; P. J. Smith; J. T. Sobczyk; S. Soldner-Rembold; F. J. P. Soler; M. Sorel; A. Stahl; L. Stanco; P. Stamoulis; S. Striganov; H. Tanaka; I. J. Taylor; C. Touramanis; C. D. Tunnel; Y. Uchida; N. Vassilopoulos; M. O. Wascko; A. Weber; E. Wildner; M. J. Wilking; W. Winter; U. K. Yang

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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THE RISE AND FALL OF OPEN SOLAR FLUX DURING THE CURRENT GRAND SOLAR MAXIMUM  

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We use geomagnetic activity data to study the rise and fall over the past century of the solar wind flow speed V{sub SW}, the interplanetary magnetic field strength B, and the open solar flux F {sub S}. Our estimates include allowance for the kinematic effect of longitudinal structure in the solar wind flow speed. As well as solar cycle variations, all three parameters show a long-term rise during the first half of the 20th century followed by peaks around 1955 and 1986 and then a recent decline. Cosmogenic isotope data reveal that this constitutes a grand maximum of solar activity which began in 1920, using the definition that such grand maxima are when 25-year averages of the heliospheric modulation potential exceeds 600 MV. Extrapolating the linear declines seen in all three parameters since 1985, yields predictions that the grand maximum will end in the years 2013, 2014, or 2027 using V{sub SW}, F{sub S}, or B, respectively. These estimates are consistent with predictions based on the probability distribution of the durations of past grand solar maxima seen in cosmogenic isotope data. The data contradict any suggestions of a floor to the open solar flux: we show that the solar minimum open solar flux, kinematically corrected to allow for the excess flux effect, has halved over the past two solar cycles.

Lockwood, M.; Rouillard, A. P. [Space Environment Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Southampton University, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Finch, I. D. [Space Science and Technology Department, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)], E-mail: mike.lockwood@stfc.ac.uk

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenEI - rates  

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U.S. Electric Utility U.S. Electric Utility Companies and Rates: Look-up by Zipcode (Feb 2011) http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/899 This dataset, compiled by NREL and Ventyx, provides average residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates by zip code for both investor owned utilities (IOU) and non-investor owned utilities. Note: the file includes average rates for each utility, but not the detailed rate structure data found in the database available via the zip-code look-up feature on the OpenEI Utilities page (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities). The data was released by NREL/Ventyx in February 2011.

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Rates MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Power Supply Report June 2013 (53kb pdf) May 2013 (53kb pdf) April 2013 (52kb pdf) March 2013 (54kb pdf) February 2013 (54kb pdf) January 2013 (54kb...

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Heat Rate Program Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power plant facilities with performance or heat rate improvement programs perform better than those that do not have those programs. A heat rate improvement program typically provides sufficient information for decision making with respect to timely maintenance actions and/or operational adjustments. Monitoring the performance of any power plant component includes the trending of parameters that also describe the performance of other plant components, providing insight and information on improving ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Cat Heart Rate Monitoring  

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Cat Heart Rate Monitoring Cat Heart Rate Monitoring Name: Shakti Status: student Grade: 9-12 Location: TX Country: USA Date: Summer 2010 Question: What is the best way to find a cat's heart rate using a stethoscope? Because I have tried to hear their heart beat but their purring is all I can hear. If I shouldn't use a stethoscope, then what should I use? Replies: Hi Shakti! If you want to use a stethoscope, the trick is to get your cat to stop purring. Two good ways that I have found to help stop the purring 1. Cover their nose (generally cats don't like this and will stop purring) or 2. Put on the tap to drip or lightly stream water (also, they generally don't like this and will stop purring). Alternatively, you can get their heart rate from feeling their pulse. A good place to try to feel a pulse is right where the leg attaches to the abdomen - in an area called the inguinal region. Now granted there are some heart conditions that will cause an animals pulse and their heart rates don't match up, and it's hard to feel if you have a fat cat, but it's a good place to try if you are really trying to get a heart rate in a healthy kitty!

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Visualization of gasliquid mass transfer and wake structure of rising bubbles using pH-sensitive PLIF  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) technique for visualizing gasliquid mass transfer and wake structure of rising gas bubbles is described. The method uses an aqueous solution of the pH-sensitive dye Naphthofluorescein ...

Stohr, M.

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Horizontal Scales of Variability over the Middle Atlantic Bight Shelf Break and Continental Rise from Finescale Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations with fine horizontal resolution are used to identify the horizontal scales of variability over the Middle Atlantic Bight (MAB) shelf break and continental rise. Spray gliders collected observations along two alongshelf transects over ...

Robert E. Todd; Glen G. Gawarkiewicz; W. Brechner Owens

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Impulse Voltage Polarity, Peak Amplitude, and Rise Time on Streamers Initiated From a Needle Electrode in Transformer Oil  

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An electrothermal hydrodynamic model is presented to evaluate effects of the applied lightning impulse voltage parameters such as polarity, magnitude, and rise time on the initiation and propagation of the streamers formed ...

Jadidian, Jouya

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Twentieth-Century Global-Mean Sea Level Rise: Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Confidence in projections of global-mean sea level rise (GMSLR) depends on an ability to account for GMSLR during the twentieth century. There are contributions from ocean thermal expansion, mass loss from glaciers and ice sheets, groundwater ...

J. M. Gregory; N. J. White; J. A. Church; M. F. P. Bierkens; J. E. Box; M. R. van den Broeke; J. G. Cogley; X. Fettweis; E. Hanna; P. Huybrechts; L. F. Konikow; P. W. Leclercq; B. Marzeion; J. Oerlemans; M. E. Tamisiea; Y. Wada; L. M. Wake; R. S. W. van de Wal

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evening Temperature Rises on Valley Floors and Slopes: Their Causes and Their Relationship to the Thermally Driven Wind System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At slope and valley floor sites in the Owens Valley of California, the late afternoon near-surface air temperature decline is often followed by a temporary temperature rise before the expected nighttime cooling resumes. The spatial and temporal ...

C. David Whiteman; Sebastian W. Hoch; Gregory S. Poulos

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biotic and abiotic interactions of deep-sea hydrothermal vent-endemic fish on the East Pacific Rise  

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A study of the ecology of fish endemic to hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise was undertaken utilizing a variety of techniques, focusing on the bythitid Thermichthys hollisi. Stable isotope and gut content analyses ...

Buckman, Kate Lynn

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Trade, Interdependence and Exchange Rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

period is 1971-2000. All inflation rates and predictions areof Goods and Real Exchange Rate Fluc- tuations, mimeo [5]Between Trade and Exchange Rate Volatility, mimeo [6

Fitzgerald, Doireann

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exchange Rates, Information, and Crises  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

3 Intervention and Exchange Rate Misalignment 4 Conclusion 5explain the exchange rate determination puzzle? Americanrisk to defend the exchange rate. Universitat Trier Working

Fernholz, Ricardo Turrin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Mythology of rate design  

SciTech Connect

If power rates are determined by marginal costs with clear signals to the consumer, then the load curve will regulate itself without burdening the public with ethical and patriotic issues. Manipulation of the load factor will only cause hardship and inconvenience, but a choice of rates will allow consumers to determine their own balance between rates and convenience. It makes sense to charge consumers the true cost rather than having the same rate apply during a 24-hour period when costs are not uniform. Discussions of how to determine equitable rate structures flounder because we cannot define equity. Economists, who base their recommendations on the assumption that income distribution is reasonable, believe marginal-cost pricing allows the customer to save whatever the utility is saving. Such a system is economically efficient in that the utility charges 100 percent-load-factor consumers according to a base load plant, while charging peak and offpeak consumers what it costs to add them to the system. Adjustment of prices to cause a minimal distortion of the market is the economists' general rule for handling the balancing of cost increases and regulated profits. (DCK)

Streiter, S.H.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydronic Controls Retrofits for Low-Rise Multi-Famiy Buildings  

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

Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Building America Stakeholder Meeting Austin, Texas February 29 to March 2, 2012 Hugh Henderson, CDH Energy Corp. Jordan Dentz, The Levy Partnership, Inc. Hydronic Controls Retrofits for Low-Rise Multi-Family Buildings Research Objective * Determine the impact of control strategies that use apartment temperatures for central boiler control on energy consumption, comfort and cost. * Compare energy performance, comfort and cost to individual radiator valve controls in each apartment. Background * Most multi-family boiler systems have: - No zone/apartment level control, or - Non-electric thermostats on radiator valves * Central boiler system resets hot water based on outdoor temperature * Problem: - apartments are often too hot or too cold.

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Strategy Guideline: Energy Retrofits for Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings in Cold Climates  

SciTech Connect

This Strategy Guideline explains the benefits of evaluating and identifying energy efficiency retrofit measures that could be made during renovation and maintenance of multifamily buildings. It focuses on low-rise multifamily structures (three or fewer stories) in a cold climate. These benefits lie primarily in reduced energy use, lower operating and maintenance costs, improved durability of the structure, and increased occupant comfort. This guideline focuses on retrofit measures for roof repair or replacement, exterior wall repair or gut rehab, and eating system maintenance. All buildings are assumed to have a flat ceiling and a trussed roof, wood- or steel-framed exterior walls, and one or more single or staged boilers. Estimated energy savings realized from the retrofits will vary, depending on the size and condition of the building, the extent of efficiency improvements, the efficiency of the heating equipment, the cost and type of fuel, and the climate location.

Frozyna, K.; Badger, L.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appropriate Response to Rising Fuel Prices Citizens Should Demand, Raise My Prices Now!  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper evaluates policy options for responding to rising fuel prices. There is popular support for policies that minimize fuel prices through subsidies and tax reductions, but such policies harm consumers and the economy overall because they increase total fuel consumption and vehicle travel, and therefore associated costs such as traffic and parking congestion, infrastructure costs, traffic crashes, trade imbalances and pollution emissions. Fuel price reductions are an inefficient way to help low-income households; other strategies do more to increase affordability and provide other benefits. Because many transport decisions are durable, low fuel price policies are particularly harmful over the long term. This report identifies responses that maximize total benefits, including mobility management strategies that increase transport system efficiency, incentives to choose fuel efficient vehicles, and revenue-neutral tax shifts. With these policies fuel prices can significantly increase without harming consumers or the economy, while helping to achieve other planning objectives.

Todd Litman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Land-Ice Retreat and Sea-Level Rise with the Community Earth System Model  

SciTech Connect

Coastal stakeholders need defensible predictions of 21st century sea-level rise (SLR). IPCC assessments suggest 21st century SLR of {approx}0.5 m under aggressive emission scenarios. Semi-empirical models project SLR of {approx}1 m or more by 2100. Although some sea-level contributions are fairly well constrained by models, others are highly uncertain. Recent studies suggest a potential large contribution ({approx}0.5 m/century) from the marine-based West Antarctic Ice Sheet, linked to changes in Southern Ocean wind stress. To assess the likelihood of fast retreat of marine ice sheets, we need coupled ice-sheet/ocean models that do not yet exist (but are well under way). CESM is uniquely positioned to provide integrated, physics based sea-level predictions.

Lipscomb, William [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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establishing the Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE) to:  

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Train electrical technicians, end users, college students, and the public about solar energy concepts, installations, maintenance, and operations. Demonstrate and assess new technologies, and help end users identify the best applications of solar energy to their needs. Conduct research in collaboration with government agencies and industry to advance the state of technology in photovoltaic electricity and other renewable energy concepts. Because of its nature and scope, SC-RISE will be the first of its kind and it will establish alliances with complementary institutions to enhance credibility and avoid redundancy. This initiative will fill a critically needed role as a trusted resource for information on the state of solar technology, the technical and economic feasibility of solar installations, and the benefits (Figure 1). We propose to

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Draft Environmental Assessment for Direct Final Rule, 10 CFR 434, Energy Standards for New Federal Commercial and High-Rise High-Rise Multi-FamilyResidential BuildingsŽ and 10 CFR 435, Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Re  

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

7 7 Environmental Assessment for Final Rule, 10 CFR 433, "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and High-Rise Multi-Family Residential Buildings" and 10 CFR 435, "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Residential Buildings" (DOE/EA-1463) Environmental Assessment for Final Rule, 10 CFR 433, "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and High-Rise Multi-Family Residential Buildings" and 10 CFR 435, "Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Residential Buildings" (DOE/EA-1463) SUMMARY The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) for DOE's Final Rule, 10 CFR 433, "Energy Efficiency Standards for

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BCP Annual Rate Process  

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2013 BCP Annual Rate Process 2013 BCP Annual Rate Process Informal Process Rate Activity Schedule (doc) Informal Customer Meeting Thursday March 6, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. Conf Rms 3&4 Informal Customer Meeting Presentation (Pdf) PRS Executive Summary (Mar 07, 2013) (Pdf) FY2014 Final Ten Year Operating Plan PRS Executive Summary (PDF) FORM for Foreign Visits (doc) Formal Process Initial Federal Register Notice (pdf) Public Information Forum March 27,2013 at 10:30 A.M. Conf Rms3&4 Customer Meeting Presentation PIF Presentation (PPT) Presentation Details (pdf) Reclamation Fund Status Report PIF PRS Executive Summary (pdf) PIF Transcripts (PDF) Visitor Center Cost Analysis Questions - Responses Public Comment Forum April 10, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. Conf Rms3&4 PCF Transcripts Customer Letters

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Multiple System Rate Process  

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DSW Multiple System Transmission Rate Process DSW Multiple System Transmission Rate Process Federal Register Notice Withdrawing Rate Proposal (PDF) Formal Process Extension Federal Register Notice (PDF) Customer Savings Under Various MSTR (XLS) Public Information Forum March 29, 2005 Customer Meeting Overview (Power Point) Customer Meeting Overview (PDF) Customer Meeting Transcript (PDF) Public Comment Forum April 6, 2005 Customer Meeting Transcript (PDF) Response Letter 5-17-05 (PDF) Customer Letters Tonopah ID-5/25/05 (PDF) APS-5/26/05 (PDF) SRP-5/27/05 (PDF) RSLynch-6/1/05 (PDF) KRSaline-6/1/05 (PDF) Formal Process Federal Register Notice (Word) Federal Register Notice (PDF) Brochure (Word) Appendices to Brochure: A B C D E1 E2 F1 F2 GH Public Information Forum July 14, 2004 Customer Meeting Overview (Power Point)

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Upper Great Plains Rates information  

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Rates and Repayment Services Rates and Repayment Services Rates 2010 Firm Power Rate (effective January 1, 2010) Rate Adjustments 2010 Firm Power Rate Adjustment 2009 Firm Power Rate Adjustment IS Rate Adjustments Rate Adjustment Process Rate Orders Signed, December 23, 2009 (16kb pdf) Announcements Firm Electric Service Customer Letter - Preliminary Review of Drought Adder Component, June 27, 2013 (74kb pdf) Customer Letter - Final Notice of Drought Adder Component, October 2, 2013 (68kb pdf) Integrated System (IS) Rates 2014 IS Rates Customer Information Meeting Presentation, October 15, 2013 (611kb pdf) Customer Letter - Notification of 2014 Rates, September 13, 2013 (160kb pdf) 2014 Transmission and Ancillary Services Rate Calculation and 2012 Rate True-up Calculation (4.9mb pdf) 2013 IS Rates

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Natural Gas Conveyance and Rates  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Natural gas transportation market; Competition vs. market power; Rate structures Cost-of-service Performance based rates

Information Center

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LAP Transmission Rate  

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LAP Transmission Rate 4.50 4.00 3.82 3.50 3.00 of 2.50 c 0 2.I2 2.68 I 3: 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.00 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012...

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Drainage, sediment transport, and denudation rates on the Nanga Parbat Himalaya, Pakistan  

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Drainage, sediment transport, and denudation rates on the Nanga Parbat Himalaya, Pakistan Kevin: Sediment transport; Pakistan; Mountain denudation 1. Introduction The Nanga Parbat massif is one of the largest topographic features in the western Himalaya of northern Pakistan with its main summit rising

Marston, Richard A.

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Nano-Bio-Genesis: Tracing the rise of nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology as 'big science'  

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for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering Cambridge University, Cambridge CB2 1RX, UK Email: Rajan P Kulkarni* - R.Kulkarni.06@cantab.net * Corresponding author Abstract Nanotechnology research has lately been of intense interest because of its perceived... This article is available from: http://www.j-biomed-discovery.com/content/2/1/3 2007 Kulkarni; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http...

Kulkarni, Rajan P

2007-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

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

reports reports Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector With Data through 2010 | Release Date: November 16, 2012 | Next Release Date: December 2013 | Correction Previous editions Year: 2011 2004 Go Figure 1. Deliveries from major coal basins to electric power plants by rail, 2010 Background In this latest release of Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) significantly expands upon prior versions of this report with the incorporation of new EIA survey data. Figure 1. Percent of total U.S. rail shipments represented in data figure data Previously, EIA relied solely on data from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), specifically their confidential Carload Waybill Sample. While valuable, due to the statistical nature of the Waybill data,

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Plant Tumor Growth Rates  

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Plant Tumor Growth Rates Plant Tumor Growth Rates Name: Gina and Maria Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: We are doing a science fair project on if B. Carotene, Green tea, and Grape Seed Extract helps plants against the crown gall disease. We injected sunflowers with agrobacterium tum. one week ago (Sun. Feb. 27, 2000). Our questions is how long will it take for the tumors to grow? We scratched the surface of the stems and injected the agrobacterium in the wound. Also which do you think, in your opinion, will do the best, if any? Our science fair is April 13, do you think we'll have growth before then, atleast enough time to do our conclusion and results? Thank you, any information you forward will be very helpful. Replies: Sunflowers form galls relatively quickly. I usually get them in two weeks at least. Good luck.

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Adjusted Growth Rates*  

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

Jan. '99 to Feb. '99: -1.7% Feb. '98 to Feb. '99: +19.8% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +15.0% 4,100 4,400 4,700 5,000 5,300 5,600 5,900 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons U.S. Distillate Fuel Sales 2011 2012 2013 Adjusted Growth Rates* Jul '13 to Aug '13: 2.5% Aug '12 to Aug '13: -1.3% YTD '12 to YTD '13: 1.5% 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons U.S. Residual Fuel Sales 2011 2012 2013 Adjusted Growth Rates* Jul '13 to Aug '13: -0.8%

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Adjusted Growth Rates* Jan.  

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

Adjusted Adjusted Growth Rates* Jan. '99 to Feb. '99: -1.7% Feb. '98 to Feb. '99: +19.8% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +15.0% U.S. Distillate Fuel Sales 3,000 3,500 4,000 4,500 5,000 5,500 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1998 1999 2000 Adjusted Growth Rates* Dec '99 to Jan '00: -7.4% Jan '99 to Jan '00: -0.1% YTD '99 to YTD '00: -0.1% U.S. Motor Gasoline Sales 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1998 1999 2000 Adjusted Growth Rates* Dec '99 to Jan '00: -16.8% Jan '99 to Jan '00: -3.2% YTD '99 to YTD '00: -3.2% U.S. Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Sales 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1998 1999 2000 Adjusted Growth Rates* Dec '99 to Jan '00: -9.3% Jan '99 to Jan '00: +3.5% YTD '99 to YTD '00: +3.5% U.S. Propane Sales 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul

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Adjusted Growth Rates*  

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

Nov '99 to Dec '99: +5.3% Nov '99 to Dec '99: +5.3% Dec '98 to Dec '99: +8.7% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +5.0% U.S. Motor Gasoline Sales 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Nov '99 to Dec '99: +6.0% Dec '98 to Dec '99: +4.5% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +1.3% U.S. Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Sales 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Nov '99 to Dec '99: +2.4% Dec '98 to Dec '99: +3.0% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +0.9% U.S. Propane Sales 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Nov '99 to Dec '99: +32.3% Dec '98 to Dec '99: +2.0% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +5.5%

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Adjusted Growth Rates*  

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

July '99 to Aug. '99: +4.7% July '99 to Aug. '99: +4.7% Aug. '98 to Aug. '99: +1.3% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +4.7% U.S. Motor Gasoline Sales 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* July '99 to Aug. '99: -1.9% Aug. '98 to Aug. '99: -0.4% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +0.9% U.S. Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Sales 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* July '99 to Aug. '99: -0.1% Aug. '98 to Aug. '99: -1.4% YTD '98 to YTD '99: -0.7% U.S. Propane Sales 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* July '99 to Aug. '99: +22.3% Aug. '98 to Aug. '99: +21.1%

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Adjusted Growth Rates*  

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

Aug '99 to Sep '99: +4.9% Aug '99 to Sep '99: +4.9% Sep '98 to Sep '99: +4.7% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +4.7% U.S. Motor Gasoline Sales 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Aug '99 to Sep '99: -2.4% Sep '98 to Sep '99: +0.4% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +1.3% U.S. Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Sales 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Aug '99 to Sep '99: -2.1% Sep '98 to Sep '99: +4.6% YTD '98 to YTD '99: 0.0% U.S. Propane Sales 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Aug '99 to Sep '99: +7.3% Sep '98 to Sep '99: +8.4% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +8.3%

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Adjusted Growth Rates*  

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

Oct '99 to Nov '99: +0.1% Oct '99 to Nov '99: +0.1% Nov '98 to Nov '99: +5.5% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +4.5% U.S. Motor Gasoline Sales 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Oct '99 to Nov '99: -0.7% Nov '98 to Nov '99: +1.7% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +1.1% U.S. Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Sales 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Oct '99 to Nov '99: +2.5% Nov '98 to Nov '99: +6.0% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +0.8% U.S. Propane Sales 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Oct '99 to Nov '99: +9.7% Nov '98 to Nov '99: +2.2% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +6.2%

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Adjusted Growth Rates*  

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

June '99 to July '99: -5.4% June '99 to July '99: -5.4% July '98 to July '99: +3.3% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +6.3% U.S. Motor Gasoline Sales 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* June '99 to July '99: -0.5% July '98 to July '99: -0.4% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +1.1% U.S. Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Sales 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* June '99 to July '99: +0.5% July '98 to July '99: +1.0% YTD '98 to YTD '99: -0.3% U.S. Propane Sales 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* June '99 to July '99: +1.5% July '98 to July '99: +10.2% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +7.2%

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Adjusted Growth Rates*  

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

Sep '99 to Oct '99: +3.9% Sep '99 to Oct '99: +3.9% Oct '98 to Oct '99: +2.3% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +4.4% U.S. Motor Gasoline Sales 8,000 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Sep '99 to Oct '99: -0.2% Oct '98 to Oct '99: -0.9% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +1.0% U.S. Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Sales 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Sep '99 to Oct '99: -1.9% Oct '98 to Oct '99: -0.7% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +0.4% U.S. Propane Sales 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Millions of Gallons 1997 1998 1999 Adjusted Growth Rates* Sep '99 to Oct '99: -2.1% Oct '98 to Oct '99: -6.4% YTD '98 to YTD '99: +6.6%

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Microsoft Word - 101st-AOCS-Annual-Meeting-interest-areas.doc  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Annual Meeting Interest Areas The AOCS Divisions focus on specific technical areas, giving members with similar interests a forum to exchange professional information, develop programs, and maintain open lines of communication with peers. The Annual

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Broadening Accessibility Through Special Interests: A New Approach for Software Customization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often fixate on narrow, restricted interests. These interests can be highly motivating, but they can also create attentional myopia, preventing individuals from ...

Morris, Robert Randall

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans to someone by E-mail Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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Rate Adjustments and Public Involvement  

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Rate Adjustments and Public Involvement Documents Rate Adjustments and Public Involvement Documents CRSP Transmission 9/16/2013 WAPA-161 FRN, CRSP transmission and ancillary services rates extension Letter announcing two-year extension to CRSP transmission and ancillary services rates Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2014 Accompanying calculation table for FY 2014 CRSP transmission rate letter Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2013 Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2012 Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2011 Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2010 SLCA/IP 9/16/2013 WAPA-161 FRN, SLCA/IP firm power rate extension Letter announcing two-year extension to SLCA/IP firm power rate SLCA/IP Tentative Rate Adjustment Schedule

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Analysis of the Benefits of Photovoltaic in High Rise Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy efficient glazing is necessary to reduce heat gains or losses that contribute to the high-energy use of buildings. However, high-rise commercial buildings that use energy efficient glazing are still consumptive. To reduce their energy use further, recent studies have integrated photovoltaic glazed window systems into the building shell. To understand the relationship between photovoltaic windows, energy use and human satisfaction, this paper presents a study of the effects of photovoltaic glazed windows on the energy use of large commercial buildings and includes an assessment of the overall human satisfaction of the workers within photovoltaic glazed office spaces. A prototypical building was used to develop the base case simulations for the DOE-2 energy simulation program and the PV F-Chart photovoltaic analysis program. By substituting the appropriate variables in the base case simulation for each site, the building was simulated to evaluate the impact of the PV glazing on the building's heat loss/gain as well as the amount of electricity that could be expected from the PV. To test for human satisfaction, a survey was performed to assess the overall preference of the subjects to the office spaces using the photovoltaic glazed windows. Finally, an overall assessment of the economic and non-economic impacts is also discussed.

Sylvester, K. E.; Haberl, J. S.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Parametric System Curves: Correlations Between Fan Pressure Rise and Flow for Large Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect

A substantial fraction of HVAC energy use in large commercial buildings is due to fan operation. Fan energy use depends in part on the relationship between system pressure drop and flow through the fan, which is commonly called a "system curve." As a step toward enabling better selections of air-handling system components and analyses of common energy efficiency measures such as duct static pressure reset and duct leakage sealing, this paper shows that a simple four-parameter physical model can be used to define system curves. Our model depends on the square of the fan flow, as is commonly considered. It also includes terms that account for linear-like flow resistances such as filters and coils, and for supply duct leakage when damper positions are fixed or are changed independently of static pressure or fan flow. Only two parameters are needed for systems with variable-position supply dampers (e.g., VAV box dampers modulating to control flow). For these systems, reducing or eliminating supply duct leakage does not change the system curve. The parametric system curve may be most useful when applied to field data. Non-linear techniques could be used to fit the curve to fan pressure rise and flow measurements over a range of operating conditions. During design, when measurements are unavailable, one could use duct design calculation tools instead to determine the coefficients.

Sherman, Max; Wray, Craig

2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

382

Identification of Market Requirements of Smart Buildings Technologies for High Rise Office Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reports the findings on the identification of market requirements of smart buildings technologies for high rise office buildings in Saudi Arabia including: levels of importance of smart building technologies for office buildings, current practices of utilizing hi-tech smart building technologies in office buildings, required additional features of smart building technologies for office buildings, challenges for integrating smart building technologies for office buildings, major benefits of hi-tech smart buildings technologies for office buildings, and priorities of smart building technologies based on current usage. The paper also reports on key parameters of the comparison of smart office building technologies between Saudi Arabia and developed countries which are based on the survey results for the former and literature review for the latter. This comparison provides in a nutshell a conclusion of the complete survey analysis conducted in this research and at the same time provides an indication on the utilization level of smart office buildings in Saudi Arabia compared to the current practices in developed countries.

Reffat, R. M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Method for providing variable output gas-fired furnace with a constant temperature rise and efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is described for providing a variable output gas-fired furnace means with a constant temperature rise and efficiency where the furnace means includes burners, a blower, a thermostat and a delay timer, the method comprising the steps of: sensing the temperature in an area to be conditioned; comparing the sensed temperature to a predetermined set point; if the sensed temperature deviates from the predetermined set point by more than a predetermined amount, gas is supplied to the burners and the blower is started; determining the reference revolution per minute of the blower; determining the reference cubic feet per minute delivered by the blower; determining the manifold pressure; determining whether the furnace is in a high heat or a low heat mode of operation; determining the desired cubic feet per minute delivered by the blower for the current mode of operation; reading the actual revolution per minute of the blower; adjusting the speed of the blower motor if the actual and desired revolution per minute of the blower are not the same; determining whether the thermostat is satisfied; if the thermostat is not satisfied, returning to the step of determining the manifold pressure; and if the thermostat is satisfied, shutting off the gas and starting the delay timer.

Ballard, G.W.; Thompson, K.D.

1987-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

384

Energy Performance and Comfort Level in High Rise and Highly Glazed Office Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermal and visual comfort in buildings play a significant role on occupants' performance but on the other hand achieving energy savings and high comfort levels can be a quite difficult task especially in high rise buildings with highly glazed facades. Many studies suggest that the energy needed to keep the interior conditions at required comfort levels in buildings depends on several factors such as physical and optical properties of building elements, indoor and outdoor climate and behaviour of the occupants, etc. Moreover depending on the different orientation of building facade, the impact of these parameters might vary. The buildings are usually designed without paying much attention to this fact. The needs of each building zone might differ greatly and in order to achieve better indoor environment, different actions might be needed to taken considering the individual characteristics of each zone. In the proposed research the possibilities of evaluating building energy and comfort performance simultaneously taking into account the impact of facade orientation with use of whole building energy simulation tools are investigated through a case study.

Bayraktar, M.; Perino, M.; Yilmaz, A. Z.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

The Rise and Fall of German Productivity Software Investment as the Decisive Driver *  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Investments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are the source of the global growth resurgence that commenced in the mid 1990s. Most studies focus on broad ICT measures, or on computer hardware; here we examine the contributions of software intensive industries to productivity growth. The price of prepackaged software has been falling exponentially since the 1960s, which has led to substitutions towards software investments, and to reductions in the total cost of ICT hardware investments. We use novel German ICT investment data to show that software intensive industries have been the crucial determinant of German productivity growth since 1995. Not only did these industries contribute strongly to productivity growth, but they offset declining investments and productivities in other industries. Post 1995 other industries investments in new equipment per worker collapsed, while software intensive industries capital investments rose steadily to generate over half of Germanys productivity growth by 20002004. We document sharply diverging productivity paths for software intensive and other industries. Post 1991, total factor productivity (TFP) declined secularly in other industries to generate a 15 % drag on German labor productivity, while TFP in software intensive industries rose steadily to contribute 35 % to German labor productivity growth by 20002004. Overall the results combine to paint a stark picture of rising capital per worker and TFP growth in software intensive sectors, contrasting with falling capital per worker and increasingly negative TFP growth in non software

Theo S. Eicher; Thomas Strobel

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Being bored? Recognising natural interest by extensive audiovisual integration for real-life application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic detection of the level of human interest is of high relevance for many technical applications, such as automatic customer care or tutoring systems. However, the recognition of spontaneous interest in natural conversations independently of the ... Keywords: Affective computing, Audiovisual processing, Interest recognition

Bjrn Schuller; Ronald Mller; Florian Eyben; Jrgen Gast; Benedikt Hrnler; Martin Wllmer; Gerhard Rigoll; Anja Hthker; Hitoshi Konosu

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Extracting multilayered Communities of Interest from semantic user profiles: Application to group modeling and hybrid recommendations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Community of Interest is a specific type of Community of Practice. It is formed by a group of individuals who share a common interest or passion. These people exchange ideas and thoughts about the given passion. However, they are often not aware of ... Keywords: Communities of Interest, Communities of Practice, Content-based collaborative filtering, Group modeling, Ontology, User profile

Ivn Cantador; Pablo Castells

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Measurement and evaluation of high-rise building response to ground motion generated by underground nuclear explosions  

SciTech Connect

As part of the structural response research program being conducted for ERDA, the response behavior of high-rise buildings in Las Vegas, Nevada, due to ground motion caused by underground nuclear explosions (UNEs) at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) has been measured for the past 12 years. Results obtained include variation in dynamic response properties as a function of amplitude of motion, influence of nonstructural partitions in the building response, and comparison of calculated and measured response. These data for three reinforced concrete high- rise buildings, all designed as moment-resisting space frames are presented. (auth)

Honda, K.K.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

PULSE RATE DIVIDER  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact pulse-rate divider circuit affording low impedance output and high input pulse repetition rates is described. The circuit features a single secondary emission tube having a capacitor interposed between its dynode and its control grid. An output pulse is produced at the anode of the tube each time an incoming pulse at the control grid drives the tube above cutoff and the duration of each output pulse corresponds to the charging time of the capacitor. Pulses incoming during the time the grid bias established by the discharging capacitor is sufficiently negative that the pulses are unable to drive the tube above cutoff do not produce output pulses at the anode; these pulses are lost and a dividing action is thus produced by the circuit. The time constant of the discharge path may be vanied to vary in turn the division ratio of the circuit; the time constant of the charging circuit may be varied to vary the width of the output pulses. (AEC)

McDonald, H.C. Jr.

1962-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

390

Bayesian sample-size determination for two independent Poisson rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract: Because of the high cost and time constraints for clinical trials, researchers often need to determine the smallest sample size that provides accurate inferences for a parameter of interest. Although most experimenters have employed frequentist ... Keywords: Average length criterion, Average power, Bayesian sample-size determination, Comparison of two Poisson rates

Austin L. Hand; James D. Stamey; Dean M. Young

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Survey of innovative rates, 1991  

SciTech Connect

Current innovative rate data from 135 major utilities throughout the United States were gathered and analyzed. Over 1000 innovative rates that were in use by the utilities in 1990 and 1991 were identified, abstracted and entered into a database. Survey results indicate that over 616 million MWh were sold to the nearly five million customers using the innovative rates offered. From an annual sales perspective, the most widely used rates are demand-side management rates -- rates intended to change customer energy use -- and rates that are market-driven.'' The survey identified 525 demand-side management rates serving our four million customers with reported sales of approximately 520 million MWh. These rates serve over 80% of the total innovative rate customers and account for 84% of the total MWh sales. Also important in terms of MWh sales they represent are market-driven rates, which accounted for sales of 48 million MWh in 1990. Both demand-side management and market-driven rates show a 20% customer growth rate between 1988 and 1990. Other innovative rates examined in the survey included: prepaid service; load retention incentive rates; technology specific rates; and those rates related expressly to non-utility generators -- namely buy-back and standby rates.

White, L.J.; Wakefield, R.A.; McVicker, C.M.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Survey of innovative rates, 1991  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current innovative rate data from 135 major utilities throughout the United States were gathered and analyzed. Over 1000 innovative rates that were in use by the utilities in 1990 and 1991 were identified, abstracted and entered into a database. Survey results indicate that over 616 million MWh were sold to the nearly five million customers using the innovative rates offered. From an annual sales perspective, the most widely used rates are demand-side management rates -- rates intended to change customer energy use -- and rates that are market-driven.'' The survey identified 525 demand-side management rates serving our four million customers with reported sales of approximately 520 million MWh. These rates serve over 80% of the total innovative rate customers and account for 84% of the total MWh sales. Also important in terms of the MWh sales they represent are market-driven rates, which accounted for sales of 48 million MWh in 1990. Both demand-side management and market-driven rates show a 20% customer growth rate between 1988 and 1990. Other innovative rates examined in the survey included: prepaid service; load retention incentive rates; technology specific rates; and those rates related expressly to non-utility generators -- namely buy-back and standby rates.

White, L.J.; Wakefield, R.A.; McVicker, C.M.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in  

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

3: October 10, 3: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on AddThis.com... Fact #393: October 10, 2005

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Microsoft Word - Notice - Rate Order Signed.docx  

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

December 23, 2009 December 23, 2009 Notice - Rate Orders Signed The Deputy Secretary of Energy has signed Rate Orders 144 and 148, Orders Confirming, Approving, and Placing the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program - Eastern Division Transmission and Ancillary Services and Transmission Service Penalty for Unreserved Use Formula Rates into effect on an interim basis on January 1, 2010. The Federal Register notice announcing these rates is expected to be published during the week of December 28-31, 2009. Once the Federal Register notice is published, a letter will be sent to our transmission customers and other interested parties providing rate information and a copy of the Federal Register notice. The rate announcement letter and Federal Register notice will also be posted to this web site and

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EA-1926: Energy Efficiency Design Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings (RIN# 1904-AC61)  

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

This EA will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of implementing the provisions in the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) that require DOE to update the baseline Federal energy efficiency performance standards for the construction of new Federal buildings, including low-rise residential buildings.

396

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

397

Spatial variability of sea level rise due to water impoundment behind dams  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

; Church and White, 2006]. This rate may be currently accelerating due to an increased influence of climate reservoirs (based on the work by Vorosmarty et al. [1997]), which are used in this paper's calculations. (b 1a), and added six additional post1997 dams from Chao et al. [2008] (specifically, the Three Gorges

Conrad, Clint

398

Effective sea-level rise and deltas: Causes of change and human dimension implications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

deltas are the site of significant oil and gas accumulations and extraction as in the Niger, Magdalena rates of wetland loss resulting from ESLR are as high as 100 km2 /yr in the delta. Day et al., 2000 construction on the Volta River. Subsidence in the delta is attributed to the extraction of oil, which provides

New Hampshire, University of

399

electric rates | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

electric rates electric rates Dataset Summary Description This dataset, compiled by NREL and Ventyx, provides average residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates by zip code for both investor owned utilities (IOU) and non-investor owned utilities. Note: the file includes average rates for each utility, but not the detailed rate structure data found in the database available via the zip-code look-up feature on the OpenEI Utilities page (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities). The data was released by NREL/Ventyx in February 2011. Source NREL and Ventyx Date Released February 24th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords electric rates rates US utilities Data text/csv icon IOU rates by zipcode (csv, 1.7 MiB) text/csv icon Non-IOU rates by zipcode (csv, 2.1 MiB)

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Rate Schedules | Department of Energy  

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

Rate Schedules Rate Schedules Rate Schedules One of the major responsibilities of Southeastern is to design, formulate, and justify rate schedules. Repayment studies prepared by the agency determine revenue requirements and appropriate rate levels and these studies for each of Southeastern's four power marketing systems are updated annually. They demonstrate the adequacy of the rates for each system. Rates are considered to be adequate when revenues are sufficient to repay all costs associated with power production and transmission costs, which include the amortization of the Federal investment allocated to power. Latest Rate Schedules October 1, 2012 ALA-1-N Wholesale Power Rate Schedule Area: PowerSouth Energy Cooperative System: Georgia-Alabama-South Carolina October 1, 2012

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Interesting Electronic and Dynamic Properties of Quantum Dot Quantum Wells and other Semiconductor Nanocrystal Heterostructures .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Some interesting electronic and dynamic properties of semiconductor nanocrystal heterostructures have been investigated using various spectroscopic methods. Semiconductor nanocrystal heterostructures were prepared using colloidal synthesis (more)

Schill, Alexander Wilhem

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Thakur elected at-large member of ACM Special Interest Group...  

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has been elected a member-at-large of the ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC). SIGHPC's mission is to disseminate research and experiences in...

403

Letters of Interest PRICE/COST Estimate Sheet for [Insert LOI...  

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

(Typed Name) NREL Form (10-5-2000) Letters of Interest PRICECOST Estimate Sheet for Description Base Year Phase Option Year I Phase Option Year...

404

National Utility Rate Database: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

When modeling solar energy technologies and other distributed energy systems, using high-quality expansive electricity rates is essential. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a utility rate platform for entering, storing, updating, and accessing a large collection of utility rates from around the United States. This utility rate platform lives on the Open Energy Information (OpenEI) website, OpenEI.org, allowing the data to be programmatically accessed from a web browser, using an application programming interface (API). The semantic-based utility rate platform currently has record of 1,885 utility rates and covers over 85% of the electricity consumption in the United States.

Ong, S.; McKeel, R.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Partial fuel stratification to control HCCI heat release rates : fuel composition and other factors affecting pre-ignition reactions of two-stage ignition fuels.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion with fully premixed charge is severely limited at high-load operation due to the rapid pressure-rise rates (PRR) which can lead to engine knock and potential engine damage. Recent studies have shown that two-stage ignition fuels possess a significant potential to reduce the combustion heat release rate, thus enabling higher load without knock.

Dec, John E.; Sjoberg, Carl-Magnus G.; Cannella, William (Chevron USA Inc.); Yang, Yi; Dronniou, Nicolas

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Rise in gas-fired power generation tracks gains in turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect

Natural gas-fueled gas turbines--in both simple and combined-cycle configurations--will account for most power generation capacity additions through 2000. It is widely agreed that gas turbines will remain the dominant form of technology for power generation for the next decade or two, making them the power generation technology of choice for today and the future. The pre-eminent stature of gas turbines can be attributed to their low capital costs, high efficiency, low emissions, short permitting and construction lead times, and proven reliability. The versatility of gas turbines also makes them unique among power generation technologies, as they can economically serve a wide spectrum of applications and sizes--from distributed generation to industrial cogeneration and central station generation. Three primary factors contribute to the growing interest in gas turbine-based power generation and the role gas turbines will play in the future power generation market: An optimistic outlook for the supply and price of natural gas; technology advances that have produced substantial improvements in efficiency and emissions; and emissions regulations that may favor the use of gas turbines over traditional fossil-fueled steam turbines. These three factors are discussed.

Bautista, P. [Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States)

1996-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

407

Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings  

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

Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings in India Speaker(s): Saket Sarraf Date: May 4, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Girish Ghatikar The Indian building sector has witnessed huge surge in interest in energy performance in the last decade. The 'intention' based codes like the national Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and green building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED-India) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) have been the prime mechanisms to design and assess energy efficient buildings. However, they do not rate the 'achieved' energy performance of buildings over time or reward their performance through a continuous evaluation process.

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under a Creative Commons License. The Cryosphere Reconstructing the glacier contribution to sea-level rise back to 1850  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. We present a method to estimate the glacier contribution to sea-level rise from glacier length records. These records form the only direct evidence of glacier changes prior to 1946, when the first continuous mass-balance observations began. A globally representative length signal is calculated from 197 length records from all continents by normalisation and averaging of 14 different regions. Next, the resulting signal is calibrated with mass-balance observations for the period 19612000. We find that the glacier contribution to sea level rise was 5.51.0 cm during the period 18502000 and 4.50.7 cm during the period 19002000. 1

J. Oerlemans; M. Dyurgerov

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Operational dose rate visualization techniques  

SciTech Connect

The analysis of the gamma ray dose rate in the vicinity of a radiation source can be greatly aided by the use of recent state-of-the-art visualization techniques. The method involves calculating dose rates at thousands of locations within a complex geometry system. This information is then processed to create contour plots of the dose rate. Additionally, when these contour plots are created, animations can be created that dynamically display the dose rate as the shields or sources are moved.

Schwarz, R.A.; Morford, R.J.; Carter, L.L.; Jones, G.B.; Greenborg, J.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

DOE Guidance-Category Rating  

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

This memorandum is to establish the Department of Energy's (DOE's) policy for the use of Category Rating.

411

ARCS Access Rate Control System  

protected steel housing. ... Access Rate Control System This rugged, maintenance- ... Y-12 is seeking an industry partner to fully com-

412

The current interest and future prospect of nuclear energy in Mongolia  

SciTech Connect

The interest in small reactor is growing in US. The construction cost of small reactor depends on the size of the market because one way of the cost reduction will be obtained by the mass production in general. Mongolia, which is one of the potential market of small reactor, is interesting in the utilization of nuclear energy, such as district heating.

Minato, Akio [Center for Research into Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems (CRINES), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550 (Japan)

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

413

Evaluation of Interest Point Detectors and Feature Descriptors for Visual Tracking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Applications for real-time visual tracking can be found in many areas, including visual odometry and augmented reality. Interest point detection and feature description form the basis of feature-based tracking, and a variety of algorithms for these tasks ... Keywords: Dataset, Evaluation, Feature descriptors, Interest point detectors, Visual tracking

Steffen Gauglitz; Tobias Hllerer; Matthew Turk

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Diversifying landmark image search results by learning interested views from community photos  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we demonstrate a novel landmark photo search and browsing system: Agate, which ranks landmark image search results considering their relevance, diversity and quality. Agate learns from community photos the most interested aspects and related ... Keywords: landmark image search, set-based ranking, user interest modeling

Yuheng Ren; Mo Yu; Xin-Jing Wang; Lei Zhang; Wei-Ying Ma

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

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

416

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

417

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

418

An Estimate of Increases in Storm Surge Risk to Property from Sea Level Rise in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea level is rising as the World Ocean warms and ice caps and glaciers melt. Published estimates based on data from satellite altimeters, beginning in late 1992, suggest that the global mean sea level has been rising on the order of 3 mm yr?1. ...

Ross N. Hoffman; Peter Dailey; Susanna Hopsch; Rui M. Ponte; Katherine Quinn; Emma M. Hill; Brian Zachry

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Asymptotic Cellular Growth Rate as the Effective Information Utilization Rate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the average asymptotic growth rate of cells in randomly fluctuating environments. Using a game-theoretic perspective, we show that any response strategy has an asymptotic growth rate, which is the sum of: (i) the maximal growth rate at the worst possible distribution of environments, (ii) relative information between the actual distribution of environments to the worst one, and (iii) information utilization rate which is the information rate of the sensory devices minus the "information dissipation rate", the amount of information not utilized by the cell for growth. In non-stationary environments, the optimal strategy is the time average of the instantaneous optimal strategy and the optimal switching times are evenly spaced in the statistical (Fisher) metric.

Pugatch, Rami; Tlusty, Tsvi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Predicted Versus Actual Savings for a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, Colorado  

SciTech Connect

To determine the most cost-effective methods of improving buildings, accurate analysis and prediction of the energy use of existing buildings is essential. However, multiple studies confirm that analysis methods tend to over-predict energy use in poorly insulated, leaky homes and thus, the savings associated with improving those homes. In NREL's report titled 'Assessing and Improving the Accuracy of Energy Analysis of Residential Buildings,' researchers propose a method for improving the accuracy of residential energy analysis methods. A key step in this process involves the comparisons of predicted versus metered energy use and savings. In support of this research need, CARB evaluated the retrofit of a multifamily building in Boulder, CO. The updated property is a 37 unit, 2 story apartment complex built in 1950, which underwent renovations in early 2009 to bring it into compliance with Boulder, CO's SmartRegs ordinance. Goals of the study were to: 1) evaluate predicted versus actual savings due to the improvements, 2) identify areas where the modeling assumptions may need to be changed, and 3) determine common changes made by renters that would negatively impact energy savings. In this study, CARB seeks to improve the accuracy of modeling software while assessing retrofit measures to specifically determine which are most effective for large multifamily complexes in the cold climate region. Other issues that were investigated include the effects of improving building efficiency on tenant comfort, the impact on tenant turnover rates, and the potential market barriers for this type of community scale project.

Arena, L.; Williamson, J.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical transformed harmonic oscillator basis for three-body nuclei of astrophysical interest: Application to 6He  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently, a square-integrable discrete basis, obtained performing a simple analytical local scale transformation to the harmonic oscillator basis, has been proposed and successfully applied to study the properties of two-body systems. Here, the method is generalized to study three-body systems. To test the goodness of the formalism and establish its applicability and limitations, the capture reaction rate for the nucleosynthesis of the Borromean nucleus 6He (4He + n + n) is addressed. Results are compared with previous publications and with calculations based on actual three-body continuum wave functions, which can be generated for this simple case. The obtained results encourage the application to other Borromean nuclei of astrophysical interest such as 9Be and 12C, for which actual three-body continuum calculations are very involved.

J. Casal; M. Rodrguez-Gallardo; J. M. Arias

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

422

Achieving the Gaussian Rate-Distortion Function by Prediction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The "water-filling" solution for the quadratic rate-distortion function of a stationary Gaussian source is given in terms of its power spectrum. This formula naturally lends itself to a frequency domain "test-channel" realization. We provide an alternative time-domain realization for the rate-distortion function, based on linear prediction. This solution has some interesting implications, including the optimality at all distortion levels of pre/post filtered vector-quantized differential pulse code modulation (DPCM), and a duality relationship with decision-feedback equalization (DFE) for inter-symbol interference (ISI) channels.

Zamir, Ram; Erez, Uri

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to offer information that could be used to compare and contrast sustainable building rating systems.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Search Results for 'Credit Rating'  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

The rating agency says it expects the banks asset quality to remain weak over the next 12-18 months

425

June 1 Government Rate $137  

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& Fitness Center The Jewelry Box & Gift Shoppe 24 Hour Front Desk Service, Sundry Shop, ATM Wireless Internet Always Complimentary 112 per night room rate effective thru April...

426

Exchange rate determination in Indonesia.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis examines the options for adopting normative and prescriptive models of exchange rate determination suitable for developed and developing countries. It also develops a (more)

Rusydi, Mohammad

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Definition: Rating | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

power, such as transformers, or transport it from one location to another, such as transmission lines, the power rating almost always refers to the maximum power flow...

428

The Contribution of Economic Fundamentals to Movements in Exchange Rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A puzzle in the international finance literature has been that fundamental variables do not help forecast the future exchange rate change better than the random walk benchmark. Recently Engel and West (2005, 2006) show that such a result can be explained by the present value model of the exchange rate if the discount factor for the expectation of future fundamental variables is close to one and the fundamental variables are I(1). The approach we take in this paper allows us not only to directly estimate the discount factor but also to study the expectation dynamics that are important in evaluating these exchange rate models. Our estimates are based on a century of data for the US and UK. We employ a Bayesian approach to account for both uncertainty about the specification of the underlying state space model as well as parameter uncertainty. First, we show that the degree of model uncertainty is great and that the implied contribution of observed monetary fundamentals is imprecisely estimated. Second, we deal with the weak identification by bringing additional information to bear on the analysis. This additional information comes in the form of data on interest rate and price differentials and prior information about PPP half-lives and the semi-elasticity of money demand. In general, we find that monetary fundamentals (money and output differentials) and money demand shifters contribute most to movements in exchange rates while uncovered interest parity risk premium

Nathan S. Balke; Jun Ma; Mark E. Wohar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Paper on "Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE"  

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

NOTE TO: Cynthia L. Quarterman NOTE TO: Cynthia L. Quarterman Department of Energy Agency Review Team FROM: Janet Z. Barsy Qi Special AssistantO ffice of the General Counsel SUBJECT: Paper on "Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE" DATE: December 5, 2008 At our meeting on November 24, 2008, you expressed an interest in major litigation of direct interest to the Department where DOE has an interest in the outcome of the suit although it is not a party to the litigation. Attached is a paper prepared by the Office of the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation that summarizes such cases. The claims in one of the cases, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Stanton, are briefly discussed in the Transition Paper entitled Pending Significant Litigation Matters under the section "Alleged Exposures to Radioactive and/or Toxic

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Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in  

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

Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in the Selection of Subcontractors for NEUP Research and Development Funds Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in the Selection of Subcontractors for NEUP Research and Development Funds The Department of Energy has a policy that individuals with a conflict of interest cannot participate in the technical review of procurement proposals. This certification must be completed by individuals prior to their participation in the pre-application and/or proposal review processes. 1. I will not participate in the review of any pre-application or proposal involving a particular matter that would have a direct and predictable effect on any person, company or organization with which I have a

431

DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear  

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

Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Initiative DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Initiative March 17, 2006 - 3:46pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking expressions of interest from the public and private sectors by March 31, 2006, to propose and evaluate sites suitable for demonstrating advanced recycling technologies under the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP). "The successful demonstration of GNEP recycling technologies will enable the U.S. and our international partners to substantially change the way that spent nuclear fuel is managed, assuring a safe, long-term, and

432

Revenue Costs and Incentive Effects of the Mortgage Interest Deduction for Owner-Occupied Housing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We draw on household-level data from the 2004 Survey of Consumer Finances to analyze how changes in the income tax deduction for mortgage interest would affect the distribution of income tax liabilities and the consumption ...

Poterba, James M.

433

The business of broadband and the public interest : media policy for the network society  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Media policy in the United States has, since its inception, been governed by the principle that infrastructure providers should serve "the public interest." The Federal Communications Commission has traditionally been ...

Schultze, Stephen James

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric)- Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program  

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

Interstate Power and Light (Alliant Energy), in conjunction with Wells Fargo Bank, offers a low-interest loan for residential, commercial and agricultural customers who purchase and install energy...

435

US statutes of general interest to safeguards and security officers. Revision 12/95  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document is one of a three volume set. This document, BNL 52202, it titled, ``US Statutes of General Interest to Safeguards and Security Officers``, and is intended for use by officers.

Cadwell, J.J.; Ruger, C.J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Is the Atmosphere Interesting? A Projection Pursuit Study of the Circulation in the Northern Hemisphere Winter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Northern Hemisphere winter circulation is probed for deviations from Gaussianity. A projection pursuit approach is applied that searches for directions in phase space that maximize an index of interest. Different indices gauging different ...

Bo Christiansen

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Is region-of-interest overlap comparison a reliable measure of category specificity?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analysis of the degree of overlap between functional magnetic resonance imaging--derived regions of interest (ROIs) has been used to assess the functional convergence and/or segregation of category-selective brain areas. An examination of the extant ...

Chun-Chia Kung; Jessie J. Peissig; Michael J. Tarr

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lipids in NanotechnologyChapter 1 Nanotechnology: Emerging Interest, Opportunities, and Challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lipids in Nanotechnology Chapter 1 Nanotechnology: Emerging Interest, Opportunities, and Challenges Food Science Health Nutrition Processing eChapters Food Science & Technology Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry Processing 67B35EFEC17

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Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric)- Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program  

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

Alliant Energy (Interstate Power and Light - IP&L) offers low-interest financing program for the installation of energy efficient improvements. Businesses, Residences, farms or ag-related...

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What Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? | Department of Energy  

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

Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? What Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? July 29, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Monday, Amy told you about some resources to help you learn about and find green jobs. "Green jobs" is a broad term, and there are opportunities for people with all types of skills. What kind of green jobs most interest you? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov. Addthis Related Articles What Kind of Energy Widgets Would Be Useful to You? Visit the Home Energy Saver website to learn energy-saving specifics about your home.

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS OF THE IRIS PROJECT OF INTEREST FOR LATIN AMERICA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The IRIS (International Reactor Innovative and Secure) reactor design is being developed by an international consortium of 21 organizations from ten countries, including three members from Brazil and one from Mexico. This reflects the interest that Latin America has for a project which addresses the energy needs of the region. Presented here are some of the most recent developments in the IRIS project. The project's highest priority is the current pre-application licensing with the US NRC, which has required an investigation of the major accident sequences and a preliminary probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). The results of the accident analyses confirmed the outstanding inherent safety of the IRIS configuration and the PRA analyses indicated a core damage frequency due to internal events of the order of 2E-8. This not only highlights the enhanced safety characteristic of IRIS which should enhance its public acceptance, but it has also prompted IRIS to consider the possibility of being licensed without the need for off-site emergency response planning which would have a very positive economic implication. The modular IRIS, with each module rated at {approx} 335 MWe, is of course an ideal size for developing countries as it allows to easily introduce a moderate amount of power on limited electric grids. IRIS can be deployed in single modules in regions only requiring a few hundred MWs or in multiple modules deployed successively at time intervals in large urban areas requiring a larger amount of power increasing with time. IRIS is designed to operate ''hands-off'' as much as possible, with a small crew, having in mind deployment in areas with limited infrastructure. Thus IRIS has a 48-months maintenance interval, long refueling cycles in excess of three years, and is designed to increase as much as possible operational reliability. For example, the project has recently adopted internal control rod drive mechanisms to eliminate vessel head penetrations and the possibility of corrosion cracking as in Davis-Besse and other plants. Latin America, as many other regions on the earth, needs water as much as electricity. IRIS has developed a water desalination co-generation design which can employ a variety of processes as dictated by local and economic conditions. Applications to the arid Brazilian Nord-Este and Mexican Nord-Oeste are being considered.

Carelli, M.D.; Petrovic, B.

2004-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Volunteering as Performance: The Dynamic between Self-Interest and Selflessness within the Volunteer Industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis investigates volunteering as performance. In exploring this topic I discuss a dynamic between self-interest and selflessness in the observable performance of service through the social mechanisms of volunteerism. I argue that self-interest is a prominent motivation for volunteering, but its overt performance is kept in check by norms that emphasize selflessness. My argument centers on addressing this lack of acknowledgement toward self-interest within vernacular culture. My research draws examples from an individual, organizational, and global volunteer perspective. Ethnographic research was conducted for this study with a student group that organizes one of the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life fundraisers. Within this organization, I conceptualize volunteering as a performance that requires a social actor to not just do service, but also show do and/or explain show do their behavior in front of an audience. This presentation culminates in a cultural performance where participants at Relay For Life perform a narrative of selflessness. Expanding my discussion of volunteering to a global perspective, my last chapter addresses volunteer tourism. I argue that the self-interest of both volunteers and volunteer travel companies reduces the recipients of volunteer tourism to essentialized and exociticized cultural "Others." I advocate for the overt acknowledgement of self-interest not only because self-interest is present, but also because it is a central dynamic that constructs volunteerism as performance.

Bernstein, Joshua D

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Server efficiency rating tool (SERT)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) [1] has been developed by Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) [2] at the request of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [3], prompted by concerns that US datacenters consumed almost 3% ... Keywords: benchmark, datacenter, energy efficiency, energy star, environmental protection agency, epa, power, rating tool, sert, server, spec

Klaus-Dieter Lange; Mike G. Tricker; Jeremy A. Arnold; Hansfried Block; Sanjay Sharma

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ten Ways to Lower Perceived Risk and Finance Rates within Utility Contract  

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

Ten Ways to Lower Perceived Risk and Finance Rates within Utility Ten Ways to Lower Perceived Risk and Finance Rates within Utility Contract Ten Ways to Lower Perceived Risk and Finance Rates within Utility Contract October 7, 2013 - 2:29pm Addthis Federal agencies can use the following 10 methods during project negotiations to lower perceived project risk and finance rates to get the best value from utility energy service contracts (UESCs). 1. Time is Money Money can be saved anywhere you reduce processing time and facilitate quick closure of your deal. A short turnaround reduces the administrative cost for the utility and subcontractor teams. Delays also impact the interest rate especially as finance companies lose the ability to hold interest rates during grace periods. The sooner the project is implemented, the sooner it begins saving energy and money for your facility. Every delay is

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Commercial Building Asset Rating Program  

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

1 eere.energy.gov 1 eere.energy.gov Commercial Building Asset Rating Program August 23, 2011 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT Presenter: Cody Taylor PRE-DECISIONAL Information included in this document is for discussion purposes and does not constitute the final program design. FOR INFORMATION ONLY 2 eere.energy.gov Outline * Goals * Scope & schedule * Guiding principles * Program design issues - Metrics - Rating method - Rating scale - Opportunities for efficiency improvement - Quality assurance Please submit clarifying questions during today's webinar via the Q&A function of Live Meeting. 3 eere.energy.gov National Building Rating Program Goals * Facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency and reduce energy use in the commercial building sector * Establish a national standard for voluntary commercial building asset rating

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The intensity contrast of solar photospheric faculae and network elements II. Evolution over the rising phase of solar cycle 23  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We studied the radiative properties of small magnetic elements (active region faculae and the network) during the rising phase of solar cycle 23 from 1996 to 2001, determining their contrasts as a function of heliocentric angle, magnetogram signal, and the solar cycle phase. We combined near-simultaneous full disk images of the line-of-sight magnetic field and photospheric continuum intensity provided by the MDI instrument on board the SOHO spacecraft. Sorting the magnetogram signal into different ranges allowed us to distinguish between the contrast of different magnetic structures. We find that the contrast center-to-limb variation (CLV) of these small magnetic elements is independent of time with a 10% precision, when measured during the rising phase of solar cycle 23. A 2-dimensional empirical expression for the contrast of photospheric features as a function of both the position on the disk and the averaged magnetic field strength was determined, showing its validity through the studied time period. A study of the relationship between magnetogram signal and the peak contrasts shows that the intrinsic contrast (maximum contrast per unit of magnetic flux) of network flux tubes is higher than that of active region faculae during the solar cycle.

Ada Ortiz; Vicente Domingo; Blai Sanahuja

2006-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

447

Supernova rates and stellar populations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss the results about the nature of type Ia Supernovae that can be derived by studying their rates in different stellar populations. While the evolution of SN photometry and spectra can constrain the explosion mechanism, the SN rate depends on the progenitor system. We review the current available data on rates as a function of parent galaxy color, morphology, star formation rate, radio luminosity and environment. By studying the variation of the rates with the color of the parent galaxy, a strong evidence was established that type Ia SNe come from both young and old stars. The dependence of the rates with the radio power of the parent galaxy is best reproduced by a bimodal distribution of delay time between the formation of the progenitor and its explosion as a SN. Cluster early-type galaxies show higher type Ia SN rate with respect to field galaxies, and this effect can be due either to traces of young stars or to differences in the delay time distribution.

F. Mannucci

2007-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

448

DOE Guidance-Category Rating  

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

2010 2010 MEMORANDUM FOR HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORS FROM: SARA"iJ. Boku1, DIRECToR OF HUMAN C~TAL MANAGEMENT SUBJECT: GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #10 CATEGORY RATING The purpose of this memorandum is to establish the Department of Energy's (DOE's) policy for the use of Category Rating. Authorities: Public Law 107-296; Title 5 USC 3319; 5 CFR, Part 337, Subpart C., Presidential Memorandum of May 11, 2010 This guidance is established in accordance with 5 USC 3319, which authorizes Federal Agencies to use alternative rating proced.ures in assessing applicants for employment using category rating and selection procedures, and to ensure consistency in complying with federal regulations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of

449

ARM - Measurement - Radiative heating rate  

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govMeasurementsRadiative heating rate govMeasurementsRadiative heating rate ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Radiative heating rate The heating rate due to the divergence of long and shortwave radiative flux. Categories Radiometric, Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. External Instruments MOLTS : Model Output Location Time Series Datastreams MOLTS : Model Output Location Time Series Datastreams MOLTSEDASSNDCLASS1 : Model Output Loc. Time Ser. (MOLTS): EDAS

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OpenEI - electric rates  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

U.S. Electric Utility U.S. Electric Utility Companies and Rates: Look-up by Zipcode (Feb 2011) http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/899 This dataset, compiled by NREL and Ventyx, provides average residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates by zip code for both investor owned utilities (IOU) and non-investor owned utilities. Note: the file includes average rates for each utility, but not the detailed rate structure data found in the database available via the zip-code look-up feature on the OpenEI Utilities page (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities). The data was released by NREL/Ventyx in February 2011.

451

Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI)  

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

The Office of Environmental Management (EM) Project Definition Rating Index (EM-PDRI) is a modification of a commercially developed planning tool that has been tested by an EM team specifically for...

452

Heat Rate Improvement Reference Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Performance optimization of fossil power plants is a high priority within the electric utilities in the new competitive environment. This manual can help utility engineers establish a heat rate improvement program.

1998-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

453

Exchange Rates, Information, and Crises  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

equation (5.4). Standard Bayesian inference implies that theAs before, standard Bayesian inference implies that Var 1 [f so that standard Bayesian inference both exchange rate is

Fernholz, Ricardo Turrin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

High compression rate text summarization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focuses on methods for condensing large documents into highly concise summaries, achieving compression rates on par with human writers. While the need for such summaries in the current age of information overload ...

Branavan, Satchuthananthavale Rasiah Kuhan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Dynamic and Double-Diffusive Instabilities in a Weak Pycnocline: Part I: Observations of heat flux and diffusivity in the vicinity of Maud Rise, Weddell Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An expedition to study the stability of the weakly stratified water column in the eastern Weddell Sea was undertaken in the austral winter of 2005. A regional CTD survey around Maud Rise delineated water mass boundaries associated with flow around ...

William J. Shaw; Timothy P. Stanton

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Conflict of Interest | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Conflict of Interest Conflict of Interest High Energy Physics (HEP) HEP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of HEP Funding Opportunities Closed Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) Closed Lab Announcements Award Search Peer Merit / Review Policies Early Career Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics Graduate Fellows in High Energy Theory Guidelines Advisory Committees News & Resources Contact Information High Energy Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-25/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3624 F: (301) 903-2597 E: sc.hep@science.doe.gov More Information » Peer Merit / Review Policies Conflict of Interest Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page If you have any affiliation with, or any personal or financial connection

457

Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE | Department of Energy  

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

Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Entergy Corporation v. EPA; PSEG Fossil LLC v. Riverkeeper, Inc.; Utility Water Group v. Riverkeeper, Inc., S. Ct. Nos. 07-588, 07-589, and 07-597. The question presented in this litigation is whether Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1326(b), authorizes EPA to compare costs and benefits in determining the "best technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact" at cooling water intake structures. The Second Circuit held that EPA may not engage in cost-benefit analysis in determining the "best technology available," and that consideration of cost is limited to choosing "a less expensive technology that achieves essentially the same results" as the best technology that

458

Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest  

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

Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report This work described in this report was coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution under Contract No. DE AC03-76SF00098. Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report More Documents & Publications THE VALUE OF ECONOMIC DISPATCH A REPORT TO CONGRESS PURSUANT TO SECTION 1234 OF THE ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005 2006 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study and Related Materials

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Special Report on "Allegations of Conflict of Interest Regarding Licensing of PROTECT by Argonne National Laboratory"  

SciTech Connect

In February 2009, the Office of Inspector General received a letter from Congressman Mark Steven Kirk of Illinois, which included constituent allegations that an exclusive technology licensing agreement by Argonne National Laboratory was tainted by inadequate competition, conflicts of interest, and other improprieties. The technology in question was for the Program for Response Options and Technology Enhancements for Chemical/Biological Terrorism, commonly referred to as PROTECT. Because of the importance of the Department of Energy's technology transfer program, especially as implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act matures, we reviewed selected aspects of the licensing process for PROTECT to determine whether the allegations had merit. In summary, under the facts developed during our review, it was understandable that interested parties concluded that there was a conflict of interest in this matter and that Argonne may have provided the successful licensee with an unfair advantage. In part, this was consistent with aspects of the complaint from Congressman Kirk's constituent.

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2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

A Successful Cool Storage Rate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Houston Lighting & Power (HL&P) initiated design and development of its commercial cool storage program as part of an integrated resource planning process with a targeted 225 MW of demand reduction through DSM. Houston's extensive commercial air conditioning load, which is highly coincident with HL&P's system peak, provided a large market for cool storage technologies. Initial market research made it very clear that a special cool storage rate was required to successfully market the technology. Development of the rate required an integrated, multidepartment effort and extensive use of DSManager, an integrated resource planning model. An experimental version of the rate was initially implemented as part of the initial phase of the cool storage program. A permanent rate, incorporating lessons learned from the experimental rate, was then developed for the long term implementation of the program. The permanent rate went through a lengthy regulatory approval process which included intervention by a local natural gas distribution company. The end result is a very successful cool storage program with 52 projects and 31 megawatts of demand reduction in the first three and one-half years of program implementation.

Ahrens, A. C.; Sobey, T. M.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of loading rate on crack bridging processes in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}  

SciTech Connect

Commercially available alumina of 94% nominal purity was used to examine the influence of loading rate on toughening mechanisms. For fine-grained alumina, the crack resistance, K{sub R}, was found to be independent of crack length and loading rate. Coarse-grained alumina exhibited strongly rising R-curves where the initial fracture toughness, K{sub 0}, was found to be independent of the loading rate. The net toughening, {Delta}K{sub ss} in coarse-grained alumina was found to decrease with increasing loading rate. Loading rate effects were independent of testing environment. A rate dependent coefficient of friction was incorporated into a crack bridging model to describe the effect of loading rate on toughness in this system. Predictions based on the bridging models, using the measured coefficients of friction for this material system, are in good agreement with the observed phenomenon.

Tandon, S.; Faber, K.T. [Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)

1998-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

462

NAWIG News: The Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter, Spring 2007  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

TDX Power and St. Paul Island: Lessons Learned TDX Power and St. Paul Island: Lessons Learned Interview with Nicholas Goodman, Project Coordinator, TDX Power Corporation (conducted for NAWIG News in winter 2006/2007). Tell us how TDX became interested in wind energy. TDX's chairman, Ron Philemonoff, became interested in windpower during one of his annual trips to visit family in California. With all due respect to our brethren in California, the St. Paul Island wind resource has no equal in California, and he knew the technology had real poten-

463

Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Interest  

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

Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Local Government Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Water Heating Home Weatherization Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate $25,000 Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount $1,500 - $25,000 Provider Customer Service Interstate Power and Light (Alliant Energy), in conjunction with Wells

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Standard Rates, Budget Office, Brookhaven National Laboratory...  

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

Standard Rates Standard Rates for Brookhaven National Laboratory is available in PDF file formats. This file contains rates for Distributed Technical Services, Scientific Devices...

465

UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Technology Research in the Interest of Society Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Name UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Place Berkeley, California Zip 94720 Region Bay Area Coordinates 37.873706°, -122.2512089° 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":37.873706,"lon":-122.2512089,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Exploring the evolution of digital television in China: An interplay between economic and political interests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper argues that the primary obstacles facing the transition to digital TV involve: (1) administrative infighting, (2) heavy-handed policymaking processes, and (3) the pursuit of self-interest and centralized control by the state network. After ... Keywords: Broadcasting, Digital, Political and Economic Progress, Telematics, Television

Charles G. C. Feng; T. Y. Lau; David J. Atkin; Carolyn A. Lin

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

NASA Research Areas of Interest Released by NASA HQ April 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NASA Research Areas of Interest Released by NASA HQ April 2013 NASA EPSCoR research priorities - studies and comparisons of responses of whole organisms and their systems; and · Developmental Biology-cellular organisms, as described in NASA's > Fundamental Space Biology Science Plan (PDF, 7.4 MB). Further details

Maxwell, Bruce D.

468

Report to Congress: Expressions of interest in commercial clean coal technology projects in foreign countries  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared in response to the guidance provided by the Congress in the course of the Fiscal Year 1995 appropriations process for the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). As described in detail below, DOE was directed to make the international dissemination of Clean Coal Technologies (CCTs) an integral part of its policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. Congress directed DOE to solicit ``Statements of Interest`` in commercial projects employing CCTs in countries projected to have significant growth in greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, DOE was asked to submit to the Congress a report that analyzes the information contained in the Statements of Interest, and that identifies the extent to which various types of Federal incentives would accelerate the commercial availability of these technologies in an international context. In response to DOE`s solicitation of 18 November 1994, 77 Statements of Interest were received from 33 companies, as well as five additional materials. The contents of these submittals, including the requested Federal incentives, the CCTs proposed, the possible host countries, and the environmental aspects of the Statements of Interest, are described and analyzed in the chapters that follow.

NONE

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Detection of Materials of Interest to NonProliferation: A Novel Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose the development of a novel detector that can locate and identify materials of interest to Nuclear Arms Non Proliferation. The device will combine nuclear acoustic resonance (NAR) with superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) widely used in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

Frederic Ze; Bernhard R. Tittmann; P. M. Lenahan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

An update on environmental, health and safety issues of interest to the photovoltaic industry  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is growing interest in the environmental, health, and safety issues related to new photovoltaic technologies as they approach commercialization. Such issues include potential toxicity of II--VI compounds; the impacts of new environmental regulations on module manufacturers; and, the need for recycling of spent modules and manufacturing wastes. This paper will review these topics. 20 refs.

Moskowitz, P.D.; Viren, J.; Fthenakis, V.M.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Pulverizer Interest Group Interim Report: Research Activities January 2000 to October 2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI formed the Pulverizer Interest Group in 1996 to support utility efforts to optimize pulverizer performance. This report summarizes group activities from January 2000 through October 2000, including shallow bowl mill testing, computational fluid dynamics modeling, and development of a numerical grinding model.

2000-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

472

ASHRAE Transactions: Symposia 1107 The interest in both modular simulation and alternative  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ASHRAE Transactions: Symposia 1107 ABSTRACT The interest in both modular simulation and alternative Building Energy Simulation Program Richard K. Strand, Ph.D. Daniel E. Fisher, Ph.D., P.E. Member ASHRAE Member ASHRAE Richard J. Liesen, Ph.D. Curtis O. Pedersen, Ph.D. Associate Member

473

Exploiting Multi-Evidence from Multiple User's Interests to Personalizing Information Retrieval  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Exploiting Multi-Evidence from Multiple User's Interests to Personalizing Information Retrieval The goal of personalization in information retrieval is to tailor the search engine results to the specific- tive. 1 Introduction Numerous theoretical and empirical works [3, 4] suggest that information retrieval

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

474

An Interested-based Architecture for Peer-to-Peer Network Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Improving search performance is an important issue in peer-to-peer (P2P) network systems. Although Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) route queries more efficiently than flooding does, it's complicated for DHTs to support keyword-based searches. Emerging ... Keywords: overlay networks, peer-to-peer networks,Interest groups

Wen-Tsuen Chen; Chi-Hong Chao; Jeng-Long Chiang

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

SIGEVOlutionnewsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Volume 1 Issue 1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SIGEVOlutionnewsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation of SIGEVOlution, the newsletter of the ACM Special Inter- est Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation of evolutionary compu- tation developed at American Air Liquide. In his position paper, Jon McCormack discusses

McCormack, Jon

476

Elastic, excitation, ionization and charge transfer cross sections of current interest in fusion energy research  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Due to the present interest in modeling and diagnosing the edge and divertor plasma regions in magnetically confined fusion devices, we have sought to provide new calculations regarding the elastic, excitation, ionization, and charge transfer cross sections in collisions among relevant ions, neutrals, and isotopes in the low- to intermediate-energy regime. We summarize here some of our recent work.

Schultz, D.R.; Krstic, P.S.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

477

An update on environmental, health and safety issues of interest to the photovoltaic industry  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is growing interest in the environmental, health, and safety issues related to new photovoltaic technologies as they approach commercialization. Such issues include potential toxicity of II--VI compounds; the impacts of new environmental regulations on module manufacturers; and, the need for recycling of spent modules and manufacturing wastes. This paper will review these topics. 20 refs.

Moskowitz, P.D.; Viren, J.; Fthenakis, V.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Thank you for your interest in Fire Prevention! Burning Ban Flags  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thank you for your interest in Fire Prevention! Burning Ban Flags Texas A&M Forest Service image to the public, a signal to stop outdoor burning and begin conserving water. They are sold on outdoor burning as a wildfire prevention tool. To support this prevention effort, TFS posts a list

479

Finding twitter communities with common interests using following links of celebrities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One important problem in target advertising and viral marketing on online social networking sites is the efficient identification of communities with common interests in large social networks. Existing methods involve large scale community detection ... Keywords: community detection, graph mining, social networks, twitter

Kwan Hui Lim; Amitava Datta

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Geo topic model: joint modeling of user's activity area and interests for location recommendation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a method that analyzes the location log data of multiple users to recommend locations to be visited. The method uses our new topic model, called Geo Topic Model, that can jointly estimate both the user's interests and activity area ... Keywords: location recommendation, topic model

Takeshi Kurashima; Tomoharu Iwata; Takahide Hoshide; Noriko Takaya; Ko Fujimura

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Analyzing inter-organizational systems from a power and interest perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inter-organizational systems (IOS) are Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based systems that enable organizations to share information and to electronically conduct business across organizational boundaries. Especially since the increasing ... Keywords: Inter-organizational systems (IOS), Interests from IOS, Organizational barriers, Power division

Albert Boonstra; Jan De Vries

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Coal Transportation Rate Sensitivity Analysis  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

On December 21, 2004, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) requested that the Energy Information Administration (EIA) analyze the impact of changes in coal transportation rates on projected levels of electric power sector energy use and emissions.Specifically, the STB requested an analysis of changes in national and regional coalconsumption and emissions resulting from adjustments in railroad transportation rates for Wyoming's Powder River Basin (PRB) coal using the National Energy Modeling System(NEMS). However, because NEMS operates at a relatively aggregate regional level and does not represent the costs of transporting coal over specific rail lines, this analysis reports on the impacts of interregional changes in transportation rates from those used in the Annual Energy Outlook 2005 (AEO2005) reference case.

John Conti

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

GILLNETPROBLEMS ON THE RISE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, 39 striped dolphins and 20 unidentified cetaceans.Thesurveywaslimited to only a small part solely on such data."...'IManagement strategies must takeintoaccountthat fishing

484

The impact of ventilation rate on the emission rates of volatile...  

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impact of ventilation rate on the emission rates of volatile organic compounds in residences Title The impact of ventilation rate on the emission rates of volatile organic...

485

Hardware implementation of wireless bit rate adaptation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents a hardware implementation of the SoftRate bit-rate adaptation protocol. SoftRate is a new bit-rate adaptation protocol, which uses per-bit confidence hints generated by the convolutional decoder to ...

Gross, Samuel A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Building Energy Performance Certificate. Asset Rating.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: LCEA029636 Keywords: Energy Performance Certificate ...

487

Property:OpenEI/UtilityRate/DemandRateStructure/Tier4Rate | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rate" Rate" Showing 13 pages using this property. 4 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 5 +, 6 +, 3 +, ... 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 6 + 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 3 + 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 7 + 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 5 + 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 8 + 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 5 + 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 5 + 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 6 + 4b524791-bef2-49b1-850b-458730755203 + 6 + E E40880ac-c27b-4cbf-a011-b0d7d6e10fe9 + 1 + E40880ac-c27b-4cbf-a011-b0d7d6e10fe9 + 1 + E40880ac-c27b-4cbf-a011-b0d7d6e10fe9 + 1 + Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Property:OpenEI/UtilityRate/DemandRateStructure/Tier4Rate&oldid=53975

488

SIL rating fire protection equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SIL's (Safety Integrity Levels) are used by IEC 61508:1998 [1] to characterise the required functional safety of computer control systems. For example, SIL 4, the highest rating is for fly by wire aircraft and weapons systems and track circuited train ... Keywords: SIL, fire control panels, fire systems

Richard M. Robinson; Kevin J. Anderson

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Fast repetition rate (FRR) flasher  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fast repetition rate (FRR) flasher is described suitable for high flash photolysis including kinetic chemical and biological analysis. The flasher includes a power supply, a discharge capacitor operably connected to be charged by the power supply, and a flash lamp for producing a series of flashes in response to discharge of the discharge capacitor. A triggering circuit operably connected to the flash lamp initially ionizes the flash lamp. A current switch is operably connected between the flash lamp and the discharge capacitor. The current switch has at least one insulated gate bipolar transistor for switching current that is operable to initiate a controllable discharge of the discharge capacitor through the flash lamp. Control means connected to the current switch for controlling the rate of discharge of the discharge capacitor thereby to effectively keep the flash lamp in an ionized state between successive discharges of the discharge capacitor. Advantageously, the control means is operable to discharge the discharge capacitor at a rate greater than 10,000 Hz and even up to a rate greater than about 250,000 Hz. 14 figs.

Kolber, Z.; Falkowski, P.

1997-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

490

Electric Rate Alternatives to Cogeneration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper discusses electric rate alternatives to cogeneration for the industrial customer and attempts to identify the effects on the utility company, the industrial customer as well as remaining customers. It is written from the perspective of one company and its exposure to cogenerstion within its service territory.

Sandberg, K. R. Jr.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Instability statistics and mixing rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We claim that looking at probability distributions of \\emph{finite time} largest Lyapunov exponents, and more precisely studying their large deviation properties, yields an extremely powerful technique to get quantitative estimates of polynomial decay rates of time correlations and Poincar\\'e recurrences in the -quite delicate- case of dynamical systems with weak chaotic properties.

Roberto Artuso; Cesar Manchein

2009-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

492

2010FirmRateAdj  

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Firm Peaking Revenue Requirement 320.2 million P-SMPB--ED Composite Rate 33.25 millskWh Firm Demand 7.65kWmo Firm Energy 19.05 millskWh Firm Peaking Demand 6.90kWmo Firm...

493

Energy Management Through Innovative Rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Increased costs and a continuing dependence on uncertain supplies of domestic and foreign energy resources have prompted many companies to focus their attention on energy management. The author explores the potential for achieving a greater measure of energy efficiency in the industrial sector and specific rate design alternatives for doing so.

Williams, M. L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Rare is interesting: connecting spatio-temporal behavior patterns with subjective image appeal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We analyze behavior patterns and photographic habits of the Nokia Mobile Data Challenge (NMDC) participants using GPS and time-stamp data. We show that these patterns and habits can be used to estimate image appeal ratings of geotagged Flickr images. ... Keywords: geo-tagging, image appeal rating, spatio-temporal behavior patterns, time- and location-based events

Gkhan Yildirim, Sabine Ssstrunk

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Region-of-Interest Video Compression with a Composite and a Long-Term Frame  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Pamela C. Cosman Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, San Diego predictor that captures motion history from the short term past. Experimental re- sults show that we can rates. Applications include rate-constrained coding for (un- manned) aerial vehicles (UAV), lossy

Cosman, Pamela C.

496

Studies of human mutation rates  

SciTech Connect

November 1989, marked the beginning of a new three-year cycle of DOE grant support, in connection with which the program underwent a major reorganization. This document presents the progress on the three objectives of the present program which are: to isolate by the technique of two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE), proteins of special interest because of the relative mutability of the corresponding gene, establish the identity of the protein, and, for selected proteins, move to a characterization of the corresponding gene; to develop a more efficient approach, based on 2-D PAGE, for the detection of variants in DNA, with special reference to the identification of mutations in the parents of the individual whose DNA is being examined; and, to continue an effective interface with the genetic studies on the children of atomic bomb survivors in Japan, with reference to both the planning and implementation of new studies at the molecular level.

Neel, J.V.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Final Report on "Rising CO2 and Long-term Carbon Storage in Terrestrial Ecosystems: An Empirical Carbon Budget Validation"  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary goal of this report is to report the results of Grant DE-FG02-97ER62458, which began in 1997 as Grant DOE-98-59-MP-4 funded through the TECO program. However, this project has a longer history because DOE also funded this study from its inception in 1985 through 1997. The original grant was focused on plant responses to elevated CO2 in an intact ecosystem, while the latter grant was focused on belowground responses. Here we summarize the major findings across the 25 years this study has operated, and note that the experiment will continue to run through 2020 with NSF support. The major conclusions of the study to date are: (1 Elevated CO2 stimulated plant productivity in the C3 plant community by ~30% during the 25 year study. The magnitude of the increase in productivity varied interannually and was sometime absent altogether. There is some evidence of down-regulation at the ecosystem level across the 25 year record that may be due to interactions with other factors such as sea-level rise or long-term changes in N supply; (2) Elevated CO2 stimulated C4 productivity by CO2 did not displace C4 plants as predicted; (3) Increased primary production caused a general stimulation of microbial processes, but there were both increases and decreases in activity depending on the specific organisms considered. An increase in methanogenesis and methane emissions implies elevated CO2 may amplify radiative forcing in the case of wetland ecosystems; (4) Elevated CO2 stimulated soil carbon sequestration in the form of an increase in elevation. The increase in elevation is 50-100% of the increase in net ecosystem production caused by elevated CO2 (still under analysis). The increase in soil elevation suggests the elevated CO2 may have a positive outcome for the ability of coastal wetlands to persist despite accelerated sea level rise; (5) Crossing elevated CO2 with elevated N causes the elevated CO2 effect to diminish, with consequences for change in soil elevation.

J. Patrick Megonigal; Bert G. Drake

2010-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

498

Final Report on "Rising CO2 and Long-term Carbon Storage in Terrestrial Ecosystems: An Empirical Carbon Budget Validation"  

SciTech Connect

The primary goal of this report is to report the results of Grant DE-FG02-97ER62458, which began in 1997 as Grant DOE-98-59-MP-4 funded through the TECO program. However, this project has a longer history because DOE also funded this study from its inception in 1985 through 1997. The original grant was focused on plant responses to elevated CO2 in an intact ecosystem, while the latter grant was focused on belowground responses. Here we summarize the major findings across the 25 years this study has operated, and note that the experiment will continue to run through 2020 with NSF support. The major conclusions of the study to date are: (1 Elevated CO2 stimulated plant productivity in the C3 plant community by ~30% during the 25 year study. The magnitude of the increase in productivity varied interannually and was sometime absent altogether. There is some evidence of down-regulation at the ecosystem level across the 25 year record that may be due to interactions with other factors such as sea-level rise or long-term changes in N supply; (2) Elevated CO2 stimulated C4 productivity by <10%, perhaps due to more efficient water use, but C3 plants at elevated CO2 did not displace C4 plants as predicted; (3) Increased primary production caused a general stimulation of microbial processes, but there were both increases and decreases in activity depending on the specific organisms considered. An increase in methanogenesis and methane emissions implies elevated CO2 may amplify radiative forcing in the case of wetland ecosystems; (4) Elevated CO2 stimulated soil carbon sequestration in the form of an increase in elevation. The increase in elevation is 50-100% of the increase in net ecosystem production caused by elevated CO2 (still under analysis). The increase in soil elevation suggests the elevated CO2 may have a positive outcome for the ability of coastal wetlands to persist despite accelerated sea level rise; (5) Crossing elevated CO2 with elevated N causes the elevated CO2 effect to diminish, with consequences for change in soil elevation.

J. Patrick Megonigal; Bert G. Drake

2010-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

499

Airflow Management and Micro-Servers: Technical Assessments for the Data Center Interest Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This white paper describes two efficient technologies that were presented to the Data Center Interest Group, which meets monthly to explore emerging technologies that improve the efficiency of data centers. The first topic covered in this white paper, airflowmanagement techniques, includes a suite of techniques used to improve the efficiency of systems used to cool data centers by optimizing the flow of conditioned air. These proven techniques are commercially available and ready for deployment in ...

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

500

The use of intelligence information to identify the foreign interests of entities involved with DOE programs  

SciTech Connect

This report investigates whether DOE activities could benefit from greater and more consistent access to intelligence information on selected entities with foreign interests. It does not cover dual-use and munition commodities. The investigation determined what information was available from the national intelligence community and law enforcement agencies that would have prevented DOE contracts with selected entities if the information had been available and regulations regarding contracts with selected entities had been enforced.

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1993-10-22T23:59:59.000Z