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  1. Capturing the Daylight Dividend

    SciTech Connect

    Peter Boyce; Claudia Hunter; Owen Howlett

    2006-04-30

    Capturing the Daylight Dividend conducted activities to build market demand for daylight as a means of improving indoor environmental quality, overcoming technological barriers to effective daylighting, and informing and assisting state and regional market transformation and resource acquisition program implementation efforts. The program clarified the benefits of daylight by examining whole building systems energy interactions between windows, lighting, heating, and air conditioning in daylit buildings, and daylighting's effect on the human circadian system and productivity. The project undertook work to advance photosensors, dimming systems, and ballasts, and provided technical training in specifying and operating daylighting controls in buildings. Future daylighting work is recommended in metric development, technology development, testing, training, education, and outreach.

  2. Property:Building/FloorAreaUnheatedRentedPremises | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Property Edit with form History Property:BuildingFloorAreaUnheatedRentedPremises Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Number. Floor area for Unheated but...

  3. The U.S. government's $1.6M investment in cybersecurity pays dividends for

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    New Mexico The U.S. government's $1.6M investment in cybersecurity pays dividends for New Mexico The U.S. government's $1.6M investment in cybersecurity pays dividends for New Mexico The grant is part of the larger national CyberCorp scholarship for service initiative, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and is a presidential directive aimed at improving the number and quality of cybersecurity professionals in civil service. The U.S government is investing more than $1.6

  4. Table HC7-6a. Home Office Equipment by Type of Rented Housing Unit,

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    6a. Home Office Equipment by Type of Rented Housing Unit, Million U.S. Households, 2001 Home Office Equipment RSE Column Factor: Total Rented Units Type of Rented Housing Unit RSE Row Factors Single-Family Apartments in Buildings With Mobile Home Two to Four Units Five or More Units 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.9 3.0 Total ............................................... 34.3 10.5 7.4 15.2 1.1 6.9 Households Using Office Equipment .......................... 28.7 9.2 6.5 12.1 0.9 7.5 Personal Computers 1

  5. Financial Conflicts of Interest

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Policies Financial Conflicts of Interest Disclosure of Significant Financial Interests & Management of Financial Conflicts of Interest, Public Health Service Research Awards. ...

  6. Relationship of the percentage depletion allowance and the dividends received deduction: a disagreement with the tax court

    SciTech Connect

    Orbach, K.N.

    1983-09-01

    Arguments against the Tax Court's holding in Lastarmo, Inc. v. Commissioner review the equations for solving the percentage depletion deduction (PD) and dividends received deduction (DRD) interrelationship to determine whether a corporate taxpayer has had a net operating loss (NOL). The Tax Court sought to fill a perceived gap in Internal Revenue Service statutory framework which the author considers invalid because of the calculations used to prove NOL. His calculations show that none existed. 48 references. (DCK)

  7. Conflict of Interest Policy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    conflict of interest Conflict of Interest Policy Conflict of Interest between the NIF Technical Review Committee Member and review of proposal All Conflicts of Interest between a reviewer and the proposals being reviewed should be reported to the Committee Chair and the NIF User Office Director prior to accepting lead reviewer assignments. Conflicts include being formally listed on the proposal, having supervision responsibility for the PI, or in any way receiving significant benefit from the

  8. Letter of Interest Example

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Sample letter of interest describes the FEMP Call for Technical Services for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

  9. Interest & Training Announcements

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Interest-Training-Announcements Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand Projects &...

  10. Upgraded Coal Interest Group

    SciTech Connect

    Evan Hughes

    2009-01-08

    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.

  11. ARM - Arctic Meetings of Interest

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Related Information Collaborations Meetings of Interest Data Sources ARM Data Discovery Browser NSA Data Past ARM NSA campaigns NCARUCAR National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

  12. Interested Parties - MIT | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    56.49 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Morgan Wright Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy Interested Parties - Nextfuels

  13. Interested Parties - Myriant | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    (48.48 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion

  14. Interested Parties - NRG Energy | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    (50.11 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Energy Solutions Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion

  15. Interested Parties - Morgan Wright | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Morgan Wright Interested Parties - Morgan Wright Lobbyist_Disclosure.pdf (24.65 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - MIT Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy Interested Parties - Nextfuels

  16. Interested Parties - Xtreme Power | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Xtreme Power Interested Parties - Xtreme Power (50.34 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - XtremePower Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy

  17. Interested Parties - MEMA | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Interested Parties - MEMA 08-14-10MEMA.pdf (21.72 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Chrystler Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews Interested Parties - ...

  18. Interested Parties - NYU | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    3-30-2010NYU.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - ARPA-E National Association of Manufacturers Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - Dow Chemical

  19. Interested Parties - Myriant | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    06-09-10Myriant.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Dow Chemical Interested Parties - XtremePower Interested Parties - ARPA-E National Association of ...

  20. Communications from Interested Parties | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    September 14, 2010 Interested Parties - Xtreme Power September 3, 2010 Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews August 10, 2010 Interested Parties - MEMA previous 1 2 3 4 5 next

  1. De Minimis Public Interest Waiver

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF ENERGY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY MEMORANDUM OF DECISION SUBJECT: Determination of inapplicability (nationwide limited waiver in the public interest) of section 1605 of the Recovery Act of 2009 (the Buy American provision) to EERE-funded projects for incidental items that comprise in total a de minimis amount of the total cost of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in a project; that is, any such incidental items up to a limit of no more than 5

  2. BooNE: Interesting Facts

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Interesting Facts About the BooNE experiment: BooNE is the only experiment to search the entire range covered by the LSND oscillation signal. First proposed in 1997, BooNE will be ready to collect data in summer, 2002. The BooNE collaboration is small by high energy physics standards, having 65 physicists from 13 instiutions. If BooNE detects a supernova, it will send an automatic signal to telescopes around the world describing its position. BooNE collaboration - click to enlarge About the

  3. Determination of the existence of economic rents accruing in the United States coal industry and implications of increased coal severance taxation

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    Noser, T.C.

    1986-01-01

    To raise necessary revenues, many energy rich states have turned to greater utilization of severance taxation. Increases in oil and gas prices and the decline of nuclear power led to an increase in the competitiveness of coal, and perhaps to the generation of economic rents within the coal industry which state legislatures would hope to reappropriate via severance taxation. The purpose of this research is to determine if economic rents have been generated within the coal industry, and to analyze the implications of increased severance taxation. A mine simulation model was used to estimate the price per ton of coal a typical firm would have to charge in order to cover all operating costs and earn a normal rate or return. Such estimates were made for eleven major coal producing states and compared to actual price data for the years 1978 through 1981. For each year, actual selling prices exceeded the minimum acceptable selling price necessary for firms to earn a normal rate of return, i.e., economic rents were generated in each year, totalling nearly $2.5 billion in 1981. Regarding the implications of increased severance taxation, it was argued that will the exception of a pure profits tax, any tax imposed on a profit-maximizing firm would discourage production and investment.

  4. Interested Parties - Shipp | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    4-5-2010_Shipp.pdf (13.47 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - SEIA Interested Parties - NYU Lobbyist Disclosure Form - AltEn

  5. Ally/Interest Meeting | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Ally/Interest Meeting Ally/Interest Meeting November 17, 2016 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST Ally/Interest Meeting - (For Awareness) The purpose of this meeting is to meet with individuals interested in becoming OneDOE Allies/ Ambassadors. We will briefly discuss the guidance for the role, the FAQ, and answer any other questions

  6. Solar Public Interest Waiver | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solar Public Interest Waiver Solar Public Interest Waiver solar_decision_8-5-11 (91.95 KB) More Documents & Publications Status of Waivers Issued under the Recovery Act: Public Interest Waivers Amended Solar Public Interest Waiver: August 6, 2010 (Amended September 30, 2010) Nationwide Nonavailability Waiver: September 30, 2010

  7. Energy Efficiency Interest Rate Reduction Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    For new and existing home purchases that are rated 6 Star or 5 Star Plus, applicants are eligible for an interest rate reduction for the first $200,000 of the loan amount, with a blended interest...

  8. Interested Parties - Chrystler | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    6-22-10Chrystler.pdf (38.02 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews

  9. Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    S. Harris, Economic Recovery Advisor to Secretary Chu, reported contact with a lobbyists from the Free Flow Power Corporation. 04-24-2009 Registered Lobbyist Contact Disclosure Form (28.27 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Nextfuels Interested Parties - Andrew Lundquist Interested Parties - Morgan Wright

  10. Ethics - Conflicting Financial Interests | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Conflicting Financial Interests Ethics - Conflicting Financial Interests Suppose I don't own any shares of stock. Do I still have to think about financial conflicts of interest? You might. A Federal criminal law (18 USC 208) says that you cannot work on Government matters that will have an effect on your own personal financial interests. Stock in a company that would be affected by your job is only one example of something that could give you such an interest. For instance, you may not act on

  11. Program Evaluation: Independence, Conflict of Interest, Openness

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This page discusses the aspects of independence, conflict of interest, and public vs. closed sessions, in preparation for successful peer reviews.

  12. Home Energy Score: Information for Interested Assessors

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hold a relevant credential. Individuals interested in becoming Assessors must hold a relevant credential from one of the residential trade organizations listed below. The Home Energy Score program...

  13. Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    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...

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    data analysis conducted in its 2006 National Interest Electric Transmission study, ... DOE also highlighted that its approach to defining the geographic boundaries of the ...

  15. Interested Parties - The Moffett Group | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    242.23 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Accord Group Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy

  16. Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1603 Program Discussion Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion (490.35 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy Interested Parties - The Moffett Group

  17. DOE Workshop Gauges Paducah Plant Interest

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    PADUCAH, KY – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) is completing a two-day Industry Interest Workshop today at the Julian Carroll Convention Center.

  18. Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Loans are leveraged by utility incentives as well as federal and state tax credits and deductions. Loans are 4% interest with 5 year terms. Applications are evaluated on the basis of credit; all...

  19. DOE Research and Development Accomplishments Interesting Insights

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  20. DARPA Efforts and Interests in Composites

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Science Office, January,2013 or higher DoD authority DARPA Efforts and Interests in ... Science Office, January,2013 or higher DoD authority 0 400 200 Temp ( o F) Degree of ...

  1. NNSA Supplement for Organizational Conflicts of Interest]

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    505 September 2016 ______________________________________________________________________________ 1 Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest [References: FAR 9.5, DEAR 909.5, DEAR 952.209-8, DEAR 952.209-72, DEAR 970.0905, NNSA Supplement for Organizational Conflicts of Interest] 1.0 Summary of Latest Changes This update: (1) elaborates on existing OCI guidance for Contracting Officers, (2) updates relevant references, and (3) includes administrative changes. 2.0 Discussion This

  2. Interested Parties - Multiple Loan Applications per Developer under Section

    Energy Saver

    BlueGreen Alliance Interested Parties - BlueGreen Alliance 09-25-10_Section_136_ATVM.pdf (111.58 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - MEMA Interested Parties - United Auto Workers Interested Parties - Chrystler

    MEMA Interested Parties - MEMA 08-14-10_MEMA.pdf (21.72 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Chrystler Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews Interested Parties - NYU

    Morgan Wright Interested Parties - Morgan Wright

  3. Interested Parties - XtremePower | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    PDF icon 05-12-10XtremePower.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - Dow Chemical Interested Parties - Shipp

  4. Interested Parties - United Auto Workers | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    (860.95 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - BlueGreen Alliance Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy

  5. Interested Parties - BlueGreen Alliance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Interested Parties - BlueGreen Alliance PDF icon 09-25-10Section136ATVM.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - MEMA Interested Parties - United Auto Workers ...

  6. Drive alignment pays maintenance dividends

    SciTech Connect

    Fedder, R.

    2008-12-15

    Proper alignment of the motor and gear drive on conveying and processing equipment will result in longer bearing and coupling life, along with lower maintenance costs. Selecting an alignment free drive package instead of a traditional foot mounted drive and motor is a major advancement toward these goals. 4 photos.

  7. Power-factor metering gains new interest

    SciTech Connect

    Womack, D.L.

    1980-01-01

    The combined effect of increased energy costs, advances in digital metering techniques, and regulatory pressures is stimulating utility interest in charging smaller customers the full cost of their burden on the electric system, by metering reactive power and billing for poor power factor. Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. adopted the Q-meter method, made practical with the advent of magnetic-tape metering. Digital metering and new techniques now being developed will add more options for utilities interested in metering power factor. There are three commonly used methods of determining power factor, all of which require the use of the standard induction watthour meter, plus at least one other meter, to obtain a second value in the power triangle. In all cases, the third value, if required, is obtained by calculation.

  8. Vehicle for carrying an object of interest

    DOEpatents

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

    1998-10-13

    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.

  9. Vehicle for carrying an object of interest

    DOEpatents

    Zollinger, W. Thor; Ferrante, Todd A.

    1998-01-01

    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.

  10. Memorandum of Decision: Solar Public Interest Waiver

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF ENERGY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY MEMORANDUM OF DECISION SUBJECT: Determination of inapplicability (nationwide limited waiver in the public interest) of section 1605 of the Recovery Act of 2009 (the Buy American provision) to EERE-funded projects for incidental and/or ancillary solar Photovoltaic (PV) equipment, when this equipment is utilized in solar installations containing domestically manufactured PV cells or modules (panels). Under the authority of

  11. DARPA Efforts and Interests in Composites

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Distribution Statement F: Further dissemination only as directed by DARPA Defense Science Office, January,2013 or higher DoD authority DARPA Efforts and Interests in Composites Michael 'Mick' Maher Briefing prepared for DOE Workshop on Low Cost Carbon Fiber January 13, 1014 3 Existing Efforts Advanced Structural Fiber * Precursor development * Process/Material Understanding * Improved properties Open Manufacturing * Technology Insertion Program * Bonded Composite Confidence *

  12. Financial Conflicts of Interest, Public Health Service Research...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 Disclosure of Significant Financial Interests & Management of Financial Conflicts of Interest, Public Health Service Research Awards Effective: 082412 I. SUMMARY PURPOSE, SCOPE ...

  13. Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders PDF icon programupdatewebinar7-23-12.pdf More Documents & ...

  14. Ames Laboratory Conflict of Interest Policy | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Ames Laboratory Conflict of Interest Policy The Ames Laboratory has developed a conflict of interest and consulting policy for Laboratory employees. The Policy is more stringent ...

  15. (Expired) Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED Lighting...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    (Expired) Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED Lighting and HVAC Units: February 11, 2010 (Expired) Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED Lighting and HVAC ...

  16. Osmoregulation in Methanogens (and Other Interesting Organisms)

    SciTech Connect

    Roberts, Mary Fedarko

    2014-12-03

    Our research has been aimed at (i) identifying, (ii) determining mode of regulation, and (iii) understanding how different classes of compatible solutes (also termed osmolytes) affect macromolecular stability in response to osmotic and thermal stress. For solutes we have identified (e.g., di-inositol-1,1’-phosphate (DIP)), we used NMR to elucidate biosynthetic pathways and then cloned suspected enzymes in the pathway to explore how they are regulated. Compatible solutes are thought to protect proteins from thermal and osmotic stresses by being excluded from the surface, allowing critical water molecules to interact with the protein. This implies there are no specific binding interactions between osmolytes and proteins. However, we and others have often observed very specific solute effects for proteins that suggest a more direct interaction between solute and protein is likely can occur. Measuring such a weak interaction is extremely difficult. We have developed a solution NMR method, high-resolution field cycling relaxometry, that can measure spin-lattice relaxation rates as a function of magnetic field from 11.7 (the field of a 500 MHz spectrometer) to 0.003 T. The methodology is ideal for nuclei in small molecules with moderately long relaxation times at high fields – phosphate groups (31P), enriched carbonyls (13C), or methyl groups (1H). The protein of interest is spin-labeled to introduce a large dipole on it that will dominate the relaxation of nuclei on any small molecules that bind transiently. The key is to measure relaxation below 1-2 T (and extract nuclei-spin label distances in the bound complex) where the small molecule relaxation will be dominated by dipolar mechanisms with a correlation time indicative of the large protein complex. Our explorations of an inositol monophosphatase (the last step in DIP generation) localized four discrete binding sides for the thermoprotectant α-glutamate. This is a novel approach, and while the work did not fully

  17. NPS Fact Sheet: Hydro-Related Roles, Interests, Activities |...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Fact Sheet: Hydro-Related Roles, Interests, Activities Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: NPS Fact Sheet: Hydro-Related Roles, Interests,...

  18. Decreasing Interest Paid in Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    interest rate, interest payments over the payment period are less than monthly payments. ... In some cases, finance companies prefer that the annual payment be made on December 1 so ...

  19. Interested Parties - Memo on Halting Title XVII Nuclear Loan...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Interested Parties - Memo on Halting Title XVII Nuclear Loan Guarantees in MD, SC, GA, and TX Interested Parties - Memo on Halting Title XVII Nuclear Loan Guarantees in MD, SC, GA, ...

  20. Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Smith Dawson & Andrews Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews 09-03-10SmithDawsonAndrews.pdf (37.05 KB) More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - ARPA-E National ...

  1. Interested Parties - K&L Group | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    5-26-10KLGates.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - ARPA-E National Association of Manufacturers

  2. DOE Advisory Committee Members' Ethics and Conflict of Interest Guidance |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy DOE Advisory Committee Members' Ethics and Conflict of Interest Guidance DOE Advisory Committee Members' Ethics and Conflict of Interest Guidance DOE Advisory Committee Members' Ethics and Conflict of Interest Guidance, as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy website. Ethics and Conflict of Interest Guidance (18.43 KB) More Documents & Publications GSA Federal Advisory Committee Management; Final Rule -- 41CFR Parts 101-6 and 102-3 DOE Manual - ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  3. Apparatus and method for mapping an area of interest

    DOEpatents

    Staab, Torsten A. Cohen, Daniel L.; Feller, Samuel

    2009-12-01

    An apparatus and method are provided for mapping an area of interest using polar coordinates or Cartesian coordinates. The apparatus includes a range finder, an azimuth angle measuring device to provide a heading and an inclinometer to provide an angle of inclination of the range finder as it relates to primary reference points and points of interest. A computer is provided to receive signals from the range finder, inclinometer and azimuth angle measurer to record location data and calculate relative locations between one or more points of interest and one or more primary reference points. The method includes mapping of an area of interest to locate points of interest relative to one or more primary reference points and to store the information in the desired manner. The device may optionally also include an illuminator which can be utilized to paint the area of interest to indicate both points of interest and primary points of reference during and/or after data acquisition.

  4. Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Program Update for Interested Stakeholders Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders, a presentation by the U.S. Department of Energy, Home Energy Score program, from Joan Glickman, Senior Advisor/Program Manager, July 23, 2012. program_update_webinar7-23-12.pdf (2.63 MB) More Documents & Publications Home Energy Score Program: Update and Overview for Potential Partners Know the Score: Hear the

  5. Interested in joining the Workplace Charging Challenge? | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Interested in joining the Workplace Charging Challenge? Interested in joining the Workplace Charging Challenge? Thinking of joining the Workplace Charging Challenge? Tell us a little more about your organization, industry, and sustainability goals. After receiving your inquiry, one of our account managers will get back to you to discuss your eligibility and provide more information on the Challenge. Thank you for your interest! Your Email * Message Here CAPTCHA This question is for

  6. FY 2013 Conference Waiver - Emergency Management Issues Special Interest

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Group | Department of Energy 3 Conference Waiver - Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group FY 2013 Conference Waiver - Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group FY 2013 Conference Waiver - Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group.pdf (37.35 KB) More Documents & Publications Implementation of Division F, Title I, Title II, and Title III and Division G, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Pub. L. No.113-6 2006 TEPP Annual Report

  7. Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED and HVAC Units |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED and HVAC Units Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED and HVAC Units eere_nationwide_public_interest_waiver (55.98 KB) More Documents & Publications Nationwide Nonavailability Waiver: February 11, 2010 (Please note, the waiver for LED traffic signals has been withdrawn effective December 1, 2010) Nationwide Nonavailability Waiver: November 5, 2010 Amended Nationwide Nonavailability Waiver: November 5

  8. National Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    NISC Formerly Technology Management Services TMS Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: National Interest Security Company (NISC) (Formerly Technology & Management Services (TMS)...

  9. Strategies for Building Contractor Interest in Program Participation...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Strategies for Building Contractor Interest in Program Participation Better Buildings Residential Network Workforce Business Partners Peer Exchange Call: Strategies for Building ...

  10. Integration of Renewables and Efficiency: Leveraging Interest and Funding

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar, held on Feb. 17, 2011, focuses on leveraging interest and funding to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

  11. Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric Materials...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    thermoelectric cooling of high-performance infrared systems for surveillance taylor.pdf (1.18 MB) More Documents & Publications Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric ...

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

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Place: Berkeley, California Zip: 94720 Region: Bay Area Website: www.citris-uc.org Coordinates:...

  13. Credit-Based Interest Rate Spread for Title XVII

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Credit-Based Interest Rate Spread for Title XVII The Loan Programs Office (LPO) is announcing that a credit-based interest rate spread will be added to certain loans that are issued by the Federal Financing Bank (FFB) and backed by a 100 percent loan guarantee issued by the Department of Energy. Loans issued by the FFB will carry an interest rate calculated by the following formula: Interest Rate = Applicable U.S. Treasury Rate for the tenor of the loan + 37.5 basis points (bps) FFB liquidity

  14. Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program (Electric and Gas)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Energize CT offers low interest loans for commercial and industrial customers for investments in energy efficiency improvements. Electric customers of Connecticut Light & Power, United...

  15. Strategies for Building Contractor Interest in Program Participation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Residential Network Workforce / Business Partners Peer Exchange Call: Strategies for Building Contractor Interest in Program Participation, Call Slides and Summary, August 22, 2013, This workforce/business partner peer exchange call discussed strategies for building contractor interest in program participation.

  16. Broad area search for regions and objects of interest

    SciTech Connect

    Skurikhin, Alexei N; Pope, Paul A

    2011-01-12

    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.

  17. Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The maximum total amount of financing for projects under this program is $150 million. Capital costs and project-development costs are eligible. Interest rates are fixed and will be determined at...

  18. Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Entergy Corporation v. EPA; PSEG Fossil ... Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1326(b), authorizes EPA to compare costs and benefits in ...

  19. DOE Advisory Committee Members' Ethics and Conflict of Interest Guidance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ETHICS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST GUIDANCE for Department of Energy Advisory Committee Members The composition of the Department's advisory committees may include both full-time Federal Government employees and individuals who are employed by or represent non- Federal Government entities. Members of a committee who represent interests other than the Federal Government are not Government employees or so-called "special Government employees." For non-Federal advisory committee members, the

  20. Geothermal, the 'undervalued' renewable resource, sees surging interest |

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    Department of Energy Geothermal, the 'undervalued' renewable resource, sees surging interest Geothermal, the 'undervalued' renewable resource, sees surging interest May 21, 2009 - 10:38am Addthis Nearly 200 million acres of public lands, mostly in the West, could become prime generators of emissions-free electricity by extracting steam heat from the earth's core to drive electric turbines. Yet despite a $400 million stimulus bill allocation to spur geothermal energy production in the United

  1. Prediction of interest rate using CKLS model with stochastic parameters

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    Ying, Khor Chia; Hin, Pooi Ah

    2014-06-19

    The Chan, Karolyi, Longstaff and Sanders (CKLS) model is a popular one-factor model for describing the spot interest rates. In this paper, the four parameters in the CKLS model are regarded as stochastic. The parameter vector φ{sup (j)} of four parameters at the (J+n)-th time point is estimated by the j-th window which is defined as the set consisting of the observed interest rates at the j′-th time point where j≤j′≤j+n. To model the variation of φ{sup (j)}, we assume that φ{sup (j)} depends on φ{sup (j−m)}, φ{sup (j−m+1)},…, φ{sup (j−1)} and the interest rate r{sub j+n} at the (j+n)-th time point via a four-dimensional conditional distribution which is derived from a [4(m+1)+1]-dimensional power-normal distribution. Treating the (j+n)-th time point as the present time point, we find a prediction interval for the future value r{sub j+n+1} of the interest rate at the next time point when the value r{sub j+n} of the interest rate is given. From the above four-dimensional conditional distribution, we also find a prediction interval for the future interest rate r{sub j+n+d} at the next d-th (d≥2) time point. The prediction intervals based on the CKLS model with stochastic parameters are found to have better ability of covering the observed future interest rates when compared with those based on the model with fixed parameters.

  2. The conflict of interest problem in EIS preparation

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    Hansen, R.P. [Hansen Environmental Consultants, Englewood, CO (United States); Wolff, T.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); McCold, L.N. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1997-05-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that federal agencies prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) on proposals for major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations require that EISs be prepared directly by the lead agency or a contractor it selects. EIS contractors must execute a disclosure statement specifying that they have ``no financial or other interest`` in the outcome of the project. The intent of the ``conflict of interest`` prohibition is to ensure that the EIS is defensible, free of self-serving bias, and credible to the public. Those coming to the federal government for money, permits, or project approvals must not be placed in the position of analyzing the environmental consequences of their own proposals. This paper analyzes the conflict of interest problem faced by government contractors who maintain and operate government-owned or-controlled facilities for which EISs are required. In the US Department of Energy (DOE) system, these are referred to as ``M and O`` contractors. It also examines organizational conflicts presented by current or prospective government contractors who have a financial or other interest in the outcome of a project or program for which an EIS is prepared. In responding to these and related questions, the paper discusses and interprets the CEQ regulations and guidance on EIS preparation conflict of interest as well as leading federal court opinions. It also distinguishes ``preparers`` from ``participants`` in the EIS preparation process.

  3. Binary classification of items of interest in a repeatable process

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    Abell, Jeffrey A.; Spicer, John Patrick; Wincek, Michael Anthony; Wang, Hui; Chakraborty, Debejyo

    2014-06-24

    A system includes host and learning machines in electrical communication with sensors positioned with respect to an item of interest, e.g., a weld, and memory. The host executes instructions from memory to predict a binary quality status of the item. The learning machine receives signals from the sensor(s), identifies candidate features, and extracts features from the candidates that are more predictive of the binary quality status relative to other candidate features. The learning machine maps the extracted features to a dimensional space that includes most of the items from a passing binary class and excludes all or most of the items from a failing binary class. The host also compares the received signals for a subsequent item of interest to the dimensional space to thereby predict, in real time, the binary quality status of the subsequent item of interest.

  4. Recommending personally interested contents by text mining, filtering, and interfaces

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    Xu, Songhua

    2015-10-27

    A personalized content recommendation system includes a client interface device configured to monitor a user's information data stream. A collaborative filter remote from the client interface device generates automated predictions about the interests of the user. A database server stores personal behavioral profiles and user's preferences based on a plurality of monitored past behaviors and an output of the collaborative user personal interest inference engine. A programmed personal content recommendation server filters items in an incoming information stream with the personal behavioral profile and identifies only those items of the incoming information stream that substantially matches the personal behavioral profile. The identified personally relevant content is then recommended to the user following some priority that may consider the similarity between the personal interest matches, the context of the user information consumption behaviors that may be shown by the user's content consumption mode.

  5. Recommending personally interested contents by text mining, filtering, and interfaces

    DOEpatents

    xu, Songhua

    2015-11-05

    A personalized content recommendation system includes a client interface device configured to monitor a user's information data stream. A collaborative filter remote from the client interface device generates automated predictions about the interests of the user. A database server stores personal behavioral profiles and user's preferences based on a plurality of monitored past behaviors and an output of the collaborative user personal interest inference engine. A programmed personal content recommendation server filters items in an incoming information stream with the personal behavioral profile and identifies only those items of the incoming information stream that substantially matches the personal behavioral profile. The identified personally relevant content is then recommended to the user following some priority that may consider the similarity between the personal interest matches, the context of the user information consumption behaviors that may be shown by the user's content consumption mode.

  6. Calling All Majors: Sparking Clean Energy Interest from Students in

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Washington | Department of Energy Calling All Majors: Sparking Clean Energy Interest from Students in Washington Calling All Majors: Sparking Clean Energy Interest from Students in Washington November 6, 2014 - 3:55pm Addthis Students in Western Washington University’s spring 2013 “Applications in Energy Production” course get an up-close view of how energy is generated. | Photo: Courtesy of Chris Linder, Western Washington University. Students in Western Washington

  7. Dividend Distribution Clause (DDC) (rates/adjustments)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    period, or the last DDC, whichever is later. IOU financial benefit is included. The rebate will take the form of a credit against power bills over a 12-month period. No later...

  8. DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  9. DOE Seeks Expression of Interest for Carlsbad Technical Support Services

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    Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought Synopsis/Expression of Interest seeking small business concerns with the capabilities to provide Technical Support Services to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

  10. DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  11. Binary classification of items of interest in a repeatable process

    DOEpatents

    Abell, Jeffrey A; Spicer, John Patrick; Wincek, Michael Anthony; Wang, Hui; Chakraborty, Debejyo

    2015-01-06

    A system includes host and learning machines. Each machine has a processor in electrical communication with at least one sensor. Instructions for predicting a binary quality status of an item of interest during a repeatable process are recorded in memory. The binary quality status includes passing and failing binary classes. The learning machine receives signals from the at least one sensor and identifies candidate features. Features are extracted from the candidate features, each more predictive of the binary quality status. The extracted features are mapped to a dimensional space having a number of dimensions proportional to the number of extracted features. The dimensional space includes most of the passing class and excludes at least 90 percent of the failing class. Received signals are compared to the boundaries of the recorded dimensional space to predict, in real time, the binary quality status of a subsequent item of interest.

  12. Protection and Control of Safeguards and Security Interests

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1994-07-15

    To establish policy, responsibilities, and authorities for the protection and control of safeguards and security interests. Cancels DOE O 5632.1B, DOE O 5632.2A, DOE O 5632.5, DOE O 5632.6, DOE O 5632.9A, DOE O 5632.11, DOE O 5635.1A, DOE O 5635.2B, DOE O 5635.3. Canceled by DOE O 473.1

  13. Hour of Code sparks interest in computer science

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    STEM skills Community Connections: Your link to news and opportunities from Los Alamos National Laboratory Latest Issue:November 2, 2016 all issues All Issues » submit Hour of Code sparks interest in computer science Taking the mystery out of programming February 1, 2016 Hour of Code participants work their way through fun computer programming tutorials. Hour of Code participants work their way through fun computer programming tutorials. Contacts Community Programs Director Kathy Keith Email

  14. Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  15. Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  16. Young Women's Conference cheers on girls interested in STEM | Princeton

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    Plasma Physics Lab Young Women's Conference cheers on girls interested in STEM By Jeanne Jackson DeVoe March 28, 2014 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook PPPL engineer Han Zhang shows off a plasma ball to a few of the 400 young women who attended PPPL's Young Women's Conference on March 21. (Photo by Elle Starkman/ PPPL Office of Communications) PPPL engineer Han Zhang shows off a plasma ball to a few of the 400 young women who attended PPPL's Young Women's Conference on March 21.

  17. The private sector: Cautiously interested in distribution in India

    SciTech Connect

    Banks, J.P.; Bowman, C.D.; Guy, J.; Gross, T.P.

    1998-06-01

    As privatization and liberalization proceed in India--the world`s second largest growth market for electricity--sensible experimentation by the states on the rules of the game is vital. A new joint venture approach in Rajasthan may be a helpful model. This article provides an overview of the principal challenges confronting US utilities interested in investing in distribution in India as well as a summary of two mechanisms developed to facilitate private investment. These challenges also should be considered in view of the changing political conditions in India owing to the recent election of the coalition government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

  18. Pitfalls of preparing deeds conveying oil and gas interests

    SciTech Connect

    Hawkins, E.G.

    1986-01-01

    A sudden increase in legal activity involving the preparation or review of deeds to oil and gas interests is the result of expanded exploration and development activities in Alabama. Because of the complexities of an oil or gas transaction and the presence of title defects, there are legal problems which are unique to these cases. The author highlights some of the more common problems and defects, and recommends ways for lawyers to avoid them. The discussion touches on the mineral deed versus the royalty deed, conflicts over the mineral acre versus the fractional grant, the rule against perpetuities, roadways, and other problems.

  19. Packaging and Transfer of Materials of National Security Interest Manual

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2000-09-29

    This Technical Manual establishes requirements for operational safety controls for onsite operations and provides Department of Energy (DOE) technical safety requirements and policy objectives for development of an Onsite Packaging and Transfer Program, pursuant to DOE O 461.1A, Packaging and Transfer or Transportation of Materials of National Security Interest. The DOE contractor must document this program in its Onsite Packaging and Transfer Manual/Procedures. Admin Chg 1, 7-26-05. Certified 2-2-07. Canceled by DOE O 461.2.

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  1. Adaptive optics images. III. 87 Kepler objects of interest

    SciTech Connect

    Dressing, Courtney D.; Dupree, Andrea K.; Adams, Elisabeth R.; Kulesa, Craig; McCarthy, Don

    2014-11-01

    The Kepler mission has revolutionized our understanding of exoplanets, but some of the planet candidates identified by Kepler may actually be astrophysical false positives or planets whose transit depths are diluted by the presence of another star. Adaptive optics images made with ARIES at the MMT of 87 Kepler Objects of Interest place limits on the presence of fainter stars in or near the Kepler aperture. We detected visual companions within 1'' for 5 stars, between 1'' and 2'' for 7 stars, and between 2'' and 4'' for 15 stars. For those systems, we estimate the brightness of companion stars in the Kepler bandpass and provide approximate corrections to the radii of associated planet candidates due to the extra light in the aperture. For all stars observed, we report detection limits on the presence of nearby stars. ARIES is typically sensitive to stars approximately 5.3 Ks magnitudes fainter than the target star within 1'' and approximately 5.7 Ks magnitudes fainter within 2'', but can detect stars as faint as ΔKs = 7.5 under ideal conditions.

  2. Alaska Oil and Gas Finding of Best Interest | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Oil and Gas Finding of Best Interest Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Alaska Oil and Gas Finding of Best Interest Author Alaska...

  3. WPN 12-10: Guidance for Returning Interest Earned | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    10: Guidance for Returning Interest Earned WPN 12-10: Guidance for Returning Interest Earned Archived, One-Time Occurrence To provide guidance on options available for Grantees and Recipients returning interest earned on advanced federal funds under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). WPN 12-10: Guidance for Returning Interest Earned (123.12 KB) More Documents & Publications State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

  4. Low-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Low-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars Low-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars For many Philadelphia area residents, getting a loan for home energy efficiency improvements is a no brainer when it's offered at a 0.99% fixed interest 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 into the home,

  5. DOE/EERE Conflict-of-Interest Policy and Form Peer Review Guide Appendix F

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    F. DOE/EERE Conflict-of-Interest Policy and Form It is important for programs to be aware of expert reviewers' possible conflicts of interest. Having a conflict of interest in one area does not necessarily exclude a person from serving as a reviewer. This agreement must be completed by individuals prior to their participation in EERE peer reviews. This policy and agreement have been formulated based on advice from the DOE General Counsel's Office and recognize that (1) expert reviewers of

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Electric Transmission Corridors | Department of Energy 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 - 11:12am 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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Electric Transmission Corridors | Department of Energy 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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  9. Acquisition Guide Chapter 9.505- Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Acquisition Guide Chapter 9.505, Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest (formerly Chapter 9.1) is updated to (1) elaborate on existing Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) guidance for Contracting Officers, (2) update relevant references, and (3) include administrative changes.

  10. Are You Interested in a Clean Energy Career? | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Interested in a Clean Energy Career? Are You Interested in a Clean Energy Career? September 15, 2011 - 10:08am Addthis This week, Eric talked about several ways for kids and adults to learn more about clean energy and prepare for a career in this sector. From America's Home Energy Education Challenge to the Industrial Assessment Center program, there are many ways to get excited about a career in clean energy. What do you think? Are you or your children interested in pursuing a clean energy

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

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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,...

  12. CRAD, Packaging and Transfer of Hazardous Materials and Materials of National Security Interest Assessment Plan

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Verify that packaging and transportation safety requirements of hazardous materials and materials of national security interest have been established and are in compliance with DOE Orders 461.1 and 460.1B

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1995-12-01

    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.

  14. Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric Materials and Devices at the Army Research Laboratory

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Army interests in thermoelectrics include integrated TE-hand-held burners for battery-replacement, waste-heat recovery on vehicles, heat-powered mobile units, and for thermoelectric cooling of high-performance infrared systems for surveillance

  15. Licensees and economic interest in minerals after Swank and revenue ruling 83-160

    SciTech Connect

    McMahon, M.J. Jr.

    1983-01-01

    In the three years since the Supreme Court decided in United States v. Swank that a coal operator mining a coal deposit under a written lease terminable without cause on 30 days notice held an economic interest in the mineral in place, tax literature began noting that this decision rejected a long-held position of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The author assesses the impact of Revenue Ruling 83-88, in which the IRS went beyond Swank in concluding that there is no minimum period during which a lessee must have a legal right to extract minerals as a prerequisite to an economic interest. He examines the proposition that, after Swank and Revenue Ruling 83-160, licensees who previously were considered not to have acquired an economic interest, should now be found to have an economic interest in the mineral deposit they are extracting.

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

    Energy.gov [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...

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

    Energy Saver

    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 ...

  18. NREL Fellow Honored for 'Chemistry in the Public Interest' - News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    | NREL Fellow Honored for 'Chemistry in the Public Interest' Groundbreaking solar research garners award from American Chemical Society March 29, 2011 Dr. Arthur J. Nozik, senior research fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will be awarded the Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest, from the American Chemical Society's Northeastern Section at Harvard University on April 14. The Gustavus John Esselen Award for

  19. Interested Parties - Memo on Halting Title XVII Nuclear Loan Guarantees in

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    MD, SC, GA, and TX | Department of Energy Interested Parties - Memo on Halting Title XVII Nuclear Loan Guarantees in MD, SC, GA, and TX Interested Parties - Memo on Halting Title XVII Nuclear Loan Guarantees in MD, SC, GA, and TX Halting_Title_XVII_Nuclear_Loan_Guarantees.pdf (67.7 KB) More Documents & Publications July 2010, Status and Outlook for Nuclear Energy In the United States Quarterly Nuclear Deployment Scorecard - October 2012 Quarterly Nuclear Deployment Scorecard - April 2014

  20. Microsoft Word - IARC_Expression of interest_Rev5_Nov2012.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Rev.01/13/2012 Fermilab Technology Applications Program Expression of Interest Project/Proposal Name: Company/Institution Street Address Phone Company URL City, State, Zip Code Fax Contact Person Name Street Address Phone Title City, State, Zip Code Email Do you wish to have information in this EOI treated as proprietary? Yes No (please circle one) Provide additional comments if desired. Comments: Is your interest in the Fermilab Technology Applications Program "general" in nature or

  1. From: Carl Daffron To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Carl Daffron To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 12:47:15 PM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. First, the easements place an undue burden on landowners on and near the transmission lines. The compensation cannot begin to cover the all of the losses, tangible and intangible that landowners would suffer. Second, I believe that

  2. From: Carol Johnson To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Re: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Johnson To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Re: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:20:41 AM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. First, the easements place an undo burden on landowners on and near the transmission lines. The compensation cannot begin to cover the all of the losses, tangible and intangible that landowners would suffer. I am a landowner in the path

  3. From: Noralie Crow To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Noralie Crow To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC) Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 6:50:56 PM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. First, the easements place an undo burden on landowners on and near the transmission lines. The compensation cannot begin to cover the all of the losses, tangible and intangible that landowners would suffer. Second, I believe

  4. Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report | Department of Energy 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

  5. Status of Waivers Issued under the Recovery Act: Public Interest Waivers |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Public Interest Waivers Status of Waivers Issued under the Recovery Act: Public Interest Waivers This list includes Buy American waivers issued to Recovery Act funded projects administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). December 6, 2011: Waiver for Donated items (570.6 KB) August 1, 2011: Project Specific Waiver for Heartland Community College (1.57 MB) April 15, 2011: Project Specific Waiver from the Mississippi State Energy Office

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

    SciTech Connect

    2009-08-01

    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.

  7. Public goods and private interests: Understanding non-residential demand for green power

    SciTech Connect

    Wiser, Ryan H.; Fowlie, Meredith; Holt, Edward A.

    2001-01-01

    This article presents the results of the first large-scale mail survey of non-residential green power customers in the United States. The survey explored the motivations, attitudes, and experiences of 464 business, non-profit, and public-sector customers that have voluntarily opted to purchase - and frequently pay a premium for - renewable electricity. Results of this study should be of value to marketers interested in targeting these customer segments, to policy makers interested in fostering and understanding non-residential demand for green power, and to academics pondering the motivations for firms to engage in such voluntary environmental initiatives.

  8. Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    H-Prize Competition | Department of Energy Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition March 27, 2014 - 1:52pm Addthis The Energy Department recently released a new video in its popular Energy 101 series showing how fuel cell technology generates clean electricity from hydrogen to power our buildings and transportation-while emitting nothing but

  9. Transit Timing Observations from Kepler: VII. Potentially interesting candidate systems from Fourier-based statistical tests

    SciTech Connect

    Steffen, Jason H.; Ford, Eric B.; Rowe, Jason F.; Fabrycky, Daniel C.; Holman, Matthew J.; Welsh, William F.; Borucki, William J.; Batalha, Natalie M.; Bryson, Steve; Caldwell, Douglas A.; Ciardi, David R.; /Caltech /NASA, Ames /SETI Inst., Mtn. View

    2012-01-01

    We analyze the deviations of transit times from a linear ephemeris for the Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) through Quarter six (Q6) of science data. We conduct two statistical tests for all KOIs and a related statistical test for all pairs of KOIs in multi-transiting systems. These tests identify several systems which show potentially interesting transit timing variations (TTVs). Strong TTV systems have been valuable for the confirmation of planets and their mass measurements. Many of the systems identified in this study should prove fruitful for detailed TTV studies.

  10. Fact #740: August 13, 2012 Interest in Smaller Vehicles is on the Rise |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy 0: August 13, 2012 Interest in Smaller Vehicles is on the Rise Fact #740: August 13, 2012 Interest in Smaller Vehicles is on the Rise Consumer Reports conducted a survey of 1,702 adults in April 2012. Respondents were asked what type of vehicle they currently own and what type of vehicle they plan to buy next. The responses reveal a shift from larger vehicle types including large sedans, minivans and large SUVs, toward smaller cars and SUVs. Of those surveyed, 17% owned

  11. Department of Energy Announces Plans for Additional Comment Period on National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors

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    The Department has decided that, prior to issuing a report that designates any national interest electric transmission corridor, the Department will first issue any designation that it is considering in draft form, so as to allow additional opportunities for review and comment by affected States, regional entities, and the general public.

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

    SciTech Connect

    1995-06-01

    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.

  13. Packaging and Transfer or Transportation of Materials of National Security Interest

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2004-04-26

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for offsite shipments of naval nuclear fuel elements, Category I and Category II special nuclear material, nuclear explosives, nuclear components, special assemblies, and other materials of national security interest. Cancels DOE O 461.1. Canceled by DOE O 461.1B and DOE O 461.2.

  14. Empirical investigation into the tax court assessment of the economic interest concept in natural resource taxation

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    Fenton, E.D. Jr.

    1986-01-01

    Within the natural resource taxation area, the concept of economic interest evolved as a crucial issue. The concept controls the allowance of the depletion deduction and, in some instances the availability for capital gain treatment. Economic interest, however, has become a very confusing issue over the years and is difficult to apply in many circumstances. This research study attempts to provide a better understanding of the economic interest concept by identifying significant factors that have been present in certain tax related court cases. The entire population of Tax Court cases from 1933 through 1984 in which economic interest was the main issue were read to determine the existence of twelve variables. Logit analysis was then used to identify these variables, which were significant. Other parts of the research study include the evaluation of a hold-out sample, determining whether the significant variables have changes over time, and comparing the results of the Tax Court cases with the results developed for Court of Claims cases. The logit model developed using all of the 140 Tax Court observations indicated five significant variables were present. A classification accuracy of 80% was obtained using the model to classify the Tax Court cases.

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

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

    1992-08-01

    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.

  16. Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2016-07-20

    The purpose of this Order is to make clear that the packaging and transportation of all offsite shipments of Materials of National Security Interest (MNSI) for DOE must be conducted in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations that would be applicable to comparable commercial shipments, except where an alternative course of action is identified in this Order.

  17. Packaging and Transfer or Transportation of Materials of National Security Interest

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2000-09-29

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for the Transportation Safeguards System (TSS) packaging and transportation and onsite transfer of nuclear explosives, nuclear components, Naval nuclear fuel elements, Category I and Category II special nuclear materials, special assemblies, and other materials of national security interest. Cancels: DOE 5610.12 and DOE 5610.14.

  18. From: Alex Free To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    05:34 PM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. First, the easements place an undo burden on landowners on and near the transmission lines. The compensation cannot begin to cover the all of the losses, tangible and intangible that landowners would suffer. Second, I believe that condemning private property for transmission lines in one state to transport electricity to another is a violation of property rights

  19. From: Alex Free To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    10:45 PM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. First, the easements place an undo burden on landowners on and near the transmission lines. The compensation cannot begin to cover the all of the losses, tangible and intangible that landowners would suffer. Second, I believe that condemning private property for transmission lines in one state to transport electricity to another is a violation of property rights

  20. Optical vibration detection spectral analysis assembly and method for detecting vibration in an object of interest

    DOEpatents

    Hale, Thomas C. (Los Alamos, NM); Telschow, Kenneth L. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1998-01-01

    A vibration detection assembly is described which includes an emitter of light which has object and reference beams, the object beam reflected off of a vibrating object of interest; and a photorefractive substance having a given response time and which passes the reflected object beam and the reference beam, the reference beam and the object beam interfering within the photorefractive substance to create a space charge field which develops within the response time of the photorefractive substance.

  1. Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2010-12-20

    The purpose of this Order is to make clear that the packaging and transportation of all offsite shipments of materials of national security interest for DOE must be conducted in accordance with DOT and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations that would be applicable to comparable commercial shipments, except where an alternative course of action is identified in this Order. Supersedes DOE O 461.1A.

  2. New report balances environmental interests and power needs for Glen Canyon

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Dam | Argonne National Laboratory You may also like New report balances environmental interests and power needs for Glen Canyon Dam November 17, 2016 Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight September 12, 2016 Argonne technology puts solar power to work all night long September 12, 2016 A new leaf: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into fuel July 29, 2016 Modeling predicts which counties could store more carbon in soil by growing bioenergy crops July 13, 2016 New

  3. Optical vibration detection spectral analysis assembly and method for detecting vibration in an object of interest

    DOEpatents

    Hale, T.C.; Telschow, K.L.

    1998-10-27

    A vibration detection assembly is described which includes an emitter of light which has object and reference beams, the object beam reflected off of a vibrating object of interest; and a photorefractive substance having a given response time and which passes the reflected object beam and the reference beam, the reference beam and the object beam interfering within the photorefractive substance to create a space charge field which develops within the response time of the photorefractive substance. 6 figs.

  4. Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED Lighting and HVAC Units

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6450-01-P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waivers under Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). NOTICE: Buy American Exception under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 SUMMARY: The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) of the U.S. Department of

  5. Quantitative law describing market dynamics before and after interest-rate change

    SciTech Connect

    Petersen, Alexander M.; Wang Fengzhong; Stanley, H. Eugene; Havlin, Shlomo

    2010-06-15

    We study the behavior of U.S. markets both before and after U.S. Federal Open Market Commission meetings and show that the announcement of a U.S. Federal Reserve rate change causes a financial shock, where the dynamics after the announcement is described by an analog of the Omori earthquake law. We quantify the rate n(t) of aftershocks following an interest-rate change at time T and find power-law decay which scales as n(t-T)approx(t-T){sup -O}MEGA, with OMEGA positive. Surprisingly, we find that the same law describes the rate n{sup '}(|t-T|) of 'preshocks' before the interest-rate change at time T. This study quantitatively relates the size of the market response to the news which caused the shock and uncovers the presence of quantifiable preshocks. We demonstrate that the news associated with interest-rate change is responsible for causing both the anticipation before the announcement and the surprise after the announcement. We estimate the magnitude of financial news using the relative difference between the U.S. Treasury Bill and the Federal Funds effective rate. Our results are consistent with the 'sign effect', in which 'bad news' has a larger impact than 'good news'. Furthermore, we observe significant volatility aftershocks, confirming a 'market under-reaction' that lasts at least one trading day.

  6. Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interests

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-09-25

    The Order establishes requirements and responsibilities for ensuring the safety of packaging and transportation for offsite shipments of Materials of National Security Interest. DOE Order 461.1C received a significant number of major and suggested comments the first time it was reviewed in RevCom. As a result of the number of comments received, the OPI have a second RevCom review. This revision of DOE O 461.1C incorporates changes which resulted from the comment resolution process of the initial draft.

  7. Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2016-01-05

    The Order establishes requirements and responsibilities for ensuring the safety of packaging and transportation for offsite shipments of Materials of National Security Interest. DOE Order 461.1C received a significant number of major and suggested comments the first time it was reviewed in RevCom. As a result of the number of comments received, the OPI have a second RevCom review. This revision of DOE O 461.1C incorporates changes which resulted from the comment resolution process of the initial draft.

  8. Porous multi-component material for the capture and separation of species of interest

    DOEpatents

    Addleman, Raymond S.; Chouyyok, Wilaiwan; Li, Xiaohong S.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Gerasimenko, Aleksandr A

    2016-06-21

    A method and porous multi-component material for the capture, separation or chemical reaction of a species of interest is disclosed. The porous multi-component material includes a substrate and a composite thin film. The composite thin film is formed by combining a porous polymer with a nanostructured material. The nanostructured material may include a surface chemistry for the capture of chemicals or particles. The composite thin film is coupled to the support or device surface. The method and material provides a simple, fast, and chemically and physically benign way to integrate nanostructured materials into devices while preserving their chemical activity.

  9. Technical analysis of US Army Weapons Systems and related advanced technologies of military interest. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    1991-06-14

    This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of an US Army technology security project designed to identify and develop effective policy guidelines for militarily critical technologies in specific Army systems and in broad generic technology areas of military interest, Individual systems analyses are documented in separate Weapons Systems Technical Assessments (WSTAs) and the general generic technology areas are evaluated in the Advanced Technology Assessment Reports (ATARs), However, specific details of these assessments are not addressed here, only recommendations regarding aspects of the defined approach, methodology, and format are provided and discussed.

  10. Nationwide Limited Waiver in the Public Interest for Donated Manufactured Goods

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    u ASSISTANT SEC CRETARY O OF ENERG GY FOR R ENERGY EFFICIENC CY AND RE ENEWABLE E ENERGY Y M MEMORAND DUM OF DE ECISION SUBJ JECT: Dete ermination of inapplica ability (natio onwide limi ited waiver in the publi ic interest) o of section 16 605 of the R Recovery Ac ct of 2009 (t the Buy Am merican provision) for do onated man nufactured g goods (prov vided at zer ro cost) utili ized in EER RE-funded p projects. Thi is waiver ex xpires May 1 1, 2012. Unde er the author ity of the Re ecovery Act,

  11. A technique to derive improved proper motions for Kepler objects of interest

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    Benedict, G. Fritz; Tanner, Angelle M.; Cargile, Phillip A.; Ciardi, David R.

    2014-12-01

    We outline an approach yielding proper motions with higher precision than exists in present catalogs for a sample of stars in the Kepler field. To increase proper-motion precision, we combine first-moment centroids of Kepler pixel data from a single season with existing catalog positions and proper motions. We use this astrometry to produce improved reduced-proper-motion diagrams, analogous to a Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram, for stars identified as Kepler objects of interest. The more precise the relative proper motions, the better the discrimination between stellar luminosity classes. Using UCAC4 and PPMXL epoch 2000 positions (and proper motions from those catalogs as quasi-Bayesian priors), astrometry for a single test Channel (21) and Season (0) spanning 2 yr yields proper motions with an average per-coordinate proper-motion error of 1.0 mas yr{sup –1}, which is over a factor of three better than existing catalogs. We apply a mapping between a reduced-proper-motion diagram and an H-R diagram, both constructed using Hubble Space Telescope parallaxes and proper motions, to estimate Kepler object of interest K-band absolute magnitudes. The techniques discussed apply to any future small-field astrometry as well as to the rest of the Kepler field.

  12. Method for accurately positioning a device at a desired area of interest

    DOEpatents

    Jones, Gary D. (Tijeras, NM); Houston, Jack E. (Albuquerque, NM); Gillen, Kenneth T. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2000-01-01

    A method for positioning a first device utilizing a surface having a viewing translation stage, the surface being movable between a first position where the viewing stage is in operational alignment with a first device and a second position where the viewing stage is in operational alignment with a second device. The movable surface is placed in the first position and an image is produced with the first device of an identifiable characteristic of a calibration object on the viewing stage. The moveable surface is then placed in the second position and only the second device is moved until an image of the identifiable characteristic in the second device matches the image from the first device. The calibration object is then replaced on the stage of the surface with a test object, and the viewing translation stage is adjusted until the second device images the area of interest. The surface is then moved to the first position where the test object is scanned with the first device to image the area of interest. An alternative embodiment where the devices move is also disclosed.

  13. DRAFT - DOE O 461.1C, Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    The Order establishes requirements and responsibilities for ensuring the safety of packaging and transportation for offsite shipments of Materials of National Security Interest.

  14. Email Update on the Status of the Section 1222 Review Process Sent to Interested Parties on September 3, 2015

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A brief email update on the status of the Section 1222 review process was sent to interested parties on September 3, 2015.

  15. Predictions of the equation of state of cerium yield interesting insights into experimental results

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    Cherne, Frank J; Jensen, Brian J; Rigg, Paulo A; Elkin, Vyacheslav M

    2009-01-01

    There has been much interest in the past in understanding the dynamic properties of phase changing materials. In this paper we begin to explore the dynamic properties of the complex material of cerium. Cerium metal is a good candidate material to explore capabilities in determining a dynamic phase diagram on account of its low dynamic phase boundaries, namely, the {gamma}-{alpha}, and {alpha}-liquid phase boundaries. Here we present a combination of experimental results with calculated results to try to understand the dynamic behavior of the material. Using the front surface impact technique, we performed a series of experiments which displayed a rarefaction shock upon release. These experiments show that the reversion shock stresses occur at different magnitudes, allowing us to plot out the {gamma}-{alpha} phase boundary. Applying a multiphase equation of state a broader understanding of the experimental results will be discussed.

  16. Interest variability and finding a reliable response level for aquatic bioassays used in compliance testing

    SciTech Connect

    Baird, R.; Gully, J.; Markle, P.

    1995-12-31

    The issue of uncontrolled interest variability in implementing chronic bioassay test results in compliance settings has been contentious. Since it is desirable that only reliable test data be used in determining compliance, a quantitative measure of reliability is needed. This study utilized reference toxicant data from the TOXIS data base to examine interest precision characteristics for Fathead minnow, Ceriodaphnia, kelp, abalone, and sea urchin protocols. Dispersion of response level (RL) data at 1.5, 10, 15, 25, 40, and 50% effect was examined by lab for each protocol. The 95% Cl band about the mean dose-response curve typically shows greater dispersion at lower doses and effects, with up to 10% effect being included for zero dose of toxicant. On a relative basis (CV), each protocol exhibited high variability at low RL, followed by a flattening of the CV-RL relationship at some characteristic RL. From this point, CV becomes approximately constant, and this point is termed the Reliable Response Level, RLL. For most tests, RRL occurred between 15--40% effect, with 30--40% CV values. Interlab comparisons demonstrated obvious differences in lab performance with any given protocol, suggesting a basis for lab performance goals. Study results indicate that each protocol has an RRL above which the reliability of test data is constant and may be predicted; variability increases markedly below the RRL represents the point where determinate and indeterminate errors are small or controlled, such that test performance is predictable. The RRL/point estimation models allow setting of lab performance criteria, comparison of multiple sample test results, comparisons of lab performance, and setting of toxicity objectives based on test reliability criteria.

  17. Process for the reconstruction of three-dimensional images of an area of interest of an object comprising the combination of measurements over the entire object with measurements of an area of interest of said object, and appropriate installation

    DOEpatents

    Azevedo, Stephen; Grangeat, Pierre; Rizo, Philippe

    1995-01-01

    Process and installation making it possible to reconstitute precise images of an area of interest (2) of an object (1) by reducing the errors produced by the contribution of the compliment of the object. A first series of measurements is carried out, where a conical beam (10) only takes in the area of interest of the object (2) and this is followed by a second series of measurements in which the beam takes in the entire object. A combination of the measurements of the two series is carried out in order to make them compatible and obtain a more accurate image of the area of interest (2).

  18. Detection of stars within ?0.8 in of Kepler objects of interest

    SciTech Connect

    Kolbl, Rea; Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Isaacson, Howard; Howard, Andrew W.

    2015-01-01

    We present an algorithm to search for the faint spectrum of a second star mixed with the spectrum of a brighter star in high resolution spectra. We model optical stellar spectra as the sum of two input spectra drawn from a vast library of stars throughout the H-R diagram. From typical spectra having a resolution of R = 60,000, we are able to detect companions as faint as 1% relative to the primary star in approximately the V and R bandpasses of photometry. We are also able to find evidence for triple and quadruple systems, given that any additional companions are sufficiently bright. The precise threshold percentage depends on the signal-to-noise of the spectrum and the properties of the two stars. For cases of non-detection, we place a limit on the brightness of any potential companions. This algorithm is useful for detecting faint orbiting companions and background stars that are angularly close to a foreground target star. The size of the entrance slit to the spectrometer, 0.87 3 arcsec (typically), sets the angular domain within which the second star can be detected. We analyzed Keck-HIRES spectra of 1160 California Kepler Survey objects of interest (KOI) searching for the secondary spectra, with the two goals of alerting the community to two possible host stars of the transiting planet and to dilution of the light curve. We report 63 California KOI showing spectroscopic evidence of a secondary star.

  19. Advancing sustainable bioenergy: Evolving stakeholder interests and the relevance of research

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, Timothy L [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Raleigh, North Carolina; Bielicki, Dr Jeffrey M [University of Minnesota; Dodder, Rebecca [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Hilliard, Michael R [ORNL; Kaplan, Ozge [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Miller, C. Andy [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    2013-01-01

    The sustainability of future bioenergy production rests on more than continual improvements in its environmental, economic, and social impacts. The emergence of new biomass feedstocks, an expanding array of conversion pathways, and expected increases in overall bioenergy production are connecting diverse technical, social, and policy communities. These stakeholder groups have different and potentially conflicting values and cultures, and therefore different goals and decision making processes. Our aim is to discuss the implications of this diversity for bioenergy researchers. The paper begins with a discussion of bioenergy stakeholder groups and their varied interests, and illustrates how this diversity complicates efforts to define and promote sustainable bioenergy production. We then discuss what this diversity means for research practice. Researchers, we note, should be aware of stakeholder values, information needs, and the factors affecting stakeholder decision making if the knowledge they generate is to reach its widest potential use. We point out how stakeholder participation in research can increase the relevance of its products, and argue that stakeholder values should inform research questions and the choice of analytical assumptions. Finally, we make the case that additional natural science and technical research alone will not advance sustainable bioenergy production, and that important research gaps relate to understanding stakeholder decision making and the need, from a broader social science perspective, to develop processes to identify and accommodate different value systems. While sustainability requires more than improved scientific and technical understanding, the need to understand stakeholder values and manage diversity presents important research opportunities.

  20. Renewed interest in prop supports as a replacement for wood cribs

    SciTech Connect

    Barczak, T.M.; Gearhart, D.F.

    1995-11-01

    Wood cribs have been the dominant form of supplemental support in coal mining for many years. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in prop supports as a replacement for wood cribbing due to the increasing cost of mine timber and engineering advancements in prop design to improve their stability and yield capability. Prop supports generally consume less material, can be installed in less time with less labor, and provide less restriction to mine ventilation than wood crib supports. Several prop supports are now available or under development. These include: (1) Strata Products Propsetter{trademark} Support System, (2) Heintzmann ACS and Super Prop; (3) MBK-Hydraulik MEGA prop; (4) Advanced Mining Technology Inc. (AMTI) BTS Mortar prop; (5) Dywidag Coal Post; (6) Western Support Systems YIPPI support; and (7) ``The Can`` support by Burrell Mining Products. A comparison of the performance and cost of these support systems to wood cribs is made to provide mine operators with information needed to underground installations are discussed. Included in this assessment are full scale tests of these supports conducted in the US Bureau of Mines` Mine Roof Stimulator.

  1. Commercial nuclear power and the national interest. [Necessity of developing domestic energy sources for electric generation

    SciTech Connect

    Ebinger, C.K.; Brown, R.J.; Cooper, R.C.; Mills, M.

    1987-08-01

    The US is becoming increasingly dependent on imported oil. By the mid-1990s imports are likely to reach 11 million barrels per day, almost twice the current level of 6 million barrels per day. A major share of these imports is likely to be coming from insecure Middle East sources. When this situation materializes, the US will find itself more vulnerable to economic disruption than in any prior period in its history. The consequences are ominous. Ironically, a significant component (nearly half) of this increase in oil import dependency will be attributable to the electric utility sector. This is ironic because there are clear alternatives to oil use in the electricity sector. These alternatives, coal and nuclear power, have serious institutional, financial, and regulatory problems which are preventing their use for future electric generation requirements. For reasons of national security, the resolution of these problems should be made a matter of national priority. The policy choices before the United States are stark. Either we take the actions necessary to fully utilize all of our domestic energy resources, including nuclear power, while we continue to take measures necessary to secure access to our vital foreign oil supplies; or we remain at the mercy of parochial interests and risk losing control of our economic, political and strategic destiny.

  2. Emergence of interest groups on hazardous waste siting: how do they form and survive

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, R.G.; Payne, B.A.

    1985-10-30

    This paper discusses the two components of the facilitative setting that are important for group formation. The first component, the ideological component, provides the basic ideas that are adopted by the emerging group. The ideological setting for group formation is produced by such things as antinuclear news coverage and concentration of news stories on hazardous waste problems, on ideas concerning the credibility of the federal government, and on the pervasivensee of ideas about general environmental problems. The organizational component of the facilitative setting provides such things as leadership ability, flexible time, resources, and experience. These are important for providing people, organization, and money to achieve group goals. By and large, the conditions conducive to group formation, growth, and survival are outside the control of decision-makers. Agencies and project sponsors are currently caught in a paradox. Actively involving the public in the decision-making process tends to contribute to the growth and survival of various interest groups. Not involving the public means damage to credibility and conflict with values concerning participatory democracy. Resolution in this area can only be achieved when a comprehensive, coordinated national approach to hazardous waste management emerges. 26 refs.

  3. Radiation doses in volume-of-interest breast computed tomography—A Monte Carlo simulation study

    SciTech Connect

    Lai, Chao-Jen Zhong, Yuncheng; Yi, Ying; Wang, Tianpeng; Shaw, Chris C.

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: Cone beam breast computed tomography (breast CT) with true three-dimensional, nearly isotropic spatial resolution has been developed and investigated over the past decade to overcome the problem of lesions overlapping with breast anatomical structures on two-dimensional mammographic images. However, the ability of breast CT to detect small objects, such as tissue structure edges and small calcifications, is limited. To resolve this problem, the authors proposed and developed a volume-of-interest (VOI) breast CT technique to image a small VOI using a higher radiation dose to improve that region’s visibility. In this study, the authors performed Monte Carlo simulations to estimate average breast dose and average glandular dose (AGD) for the VOI breast CT technique. Methods: Electron–Gamma-Shower system code-based Monte Carlo codes were used to simulate breast CT. The Monte Carlo codes estimated were validated using physical measurements of air kerma ratios and point doses in phantoms with an ion chamber and optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters. The validated full cone x-ray source was then collimated to simulate half cone beam x-rays to image digital pendant-geometry, hemi-ellipsoidal, homogeneous breast phantoms and to estimate breast doses with full field scans. 13-cm in diameter, 10-cm long hemi-ellipsoidal homogeneous phantoms were used to simulate median breasts. Breast compositions of 25% and 50% volumetric glandular fractions (VGFs) were used to investigate the influence on breast dose. The simulated half cone beam x-rays were then collimated to a narrow x-ray beam with an area of 2.5 × 2.5 cm{sup 2} field of view at the isocenter plane and to perform VOI field scans. The Monte Carlo results for the full field scans and the VOI field scans were then used to estimate the AGD for the VOI breast CT technique. Results: The ratios of air kerma ratios and dose measurement results from the Monte Carlo simulation to those from the physical

  4. The Preston Geothermal Resources; Renewed Interest in a Known Geothermal Resource Area

    SciTech Connect

    Wood, Thomas R.; Worthing, Wade; Cannon, Cody; Palmer, Carl; Neupane, Ghanashyam; McLing, Travis L; Mattson, Earl; Dobson, Patric; Conrad, Mark

    2015-01-01

    The Preston Geothermal prospect is located in northern Cache Valley approximately 8 kilometers north of the city of Preston, in southeast Idaho. The Cache Valley is a structural graben of the northern portion of the Basin and Range Province, just south of the border with the Eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP). This is a known geothermal resource area (KGRA) that was evaluated in the 1970's by the State of Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) and by exploratory wells drilled by Sunedco Energy Development. The resource is poorly defined but current interpretations suggest that it is associated with the Cache Valley structural graben. Thermal waters moving upward along steeply dipping northwest trending basin and range faults emanate in numerous hot springs in the area. Springs reach temperatures as hot as 84 C. Traditional geothermometry models estimated reservoir temperatures of approximately 125 C in the 1970s study. In January of 2014, interest was renewed in the areas when a water well drilled to 79 m (260 ft) yielded a bottom hole temperature of 104 C (217 F). The well was sampled in June of 2014 to investigate the chemical composition of the water for modeling geothermometry reservoir temperature. Traditional magnesium corrected Na-K-Ca geothermometry estimates this new well to be tapping water from a thermal reservoir of 227 C (440 F). Even without the application of improved predictive methods, the results indicate much higher temperatures present at much shallower depths than previously thought. This new data provides strong support for further investigation and sampling of wells and springs in the Northern Cache Valley, proposed for the summer of 2015. The results of the water will be analyzed utilizing a new multicomponent equilibrium geothermometry (MEG) tool called Reservoir Temperature Estimate (RTEst) to obtain an improved estimate of the reservoir temperature. The new data suggest that other KGRAs and overlooked areas may need to be

  5. CBCT with specification of imaging dose and CNR by anatomical volume of interest

    SciTech Connect

    Leary, Del; Robar, James L.

    2014-01-15

    Purpose: A novel method has been developed for volume of interest (VOI) cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging using a 2.35 MV/Carbon target linac imaging beam line combined with dynamic multileaf collimator sequences. Methods: The authors demonstrate the concept of acquisition of multiple, separate imaging volumes, where volumes can be either completely separated or nested, and are associated with predetermined imaging dose and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) characteristics. Two individual MLC sequences were established in the planning system (Eclipse, Varian Medical) to collimate the beam according to a defined inner VOI (e.g., containing a target volume under image guidance) and an outer VOI (e.g., including surrounding landmarks or organs-at-risk). MLC sequences were interleaved as a function of gantry angle to produce a reconstructed CBCT image with nested VOIs. By controlling the ratio of inner-to-outer ratio of MLC segments (and thus Monitor Units) during acquisition, the relative dose and CNR in the two volumes can be controlled. Inner-to-outer ratios of 2:1 to 6:1 were examined. Results: The concept was explored using an anatomical head phantom to assess image quality. A geometric phantom was used to quantify absolute dose and CNR values for the various sequences. The authors found that the dose in the outer VOI decreased by a functional relationship dependent on the inner-to-outer sequence ratio, while the CNR varied by the square root of dose, as expected. Conclusions: In this study the authors demonstrate flexibility in VOI CBCT by tailoring the imaging dose and CNR distribution in separate volumes within the patient anatomy. This would allow for high quality imaging of a target volume for alignment purposes, with simultaneous low dose imaging of the surrounding anatomy (e.g., for coregistration)

  6. From: Austin Bird To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Citizen Comment: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC"s)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Austin Bird To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Citizen Comment: National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC"s) Date: Monday, October 06, 2014 10:00:01 AM To Whomever It May Concern; I am writing in support of the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETCs). The establishment of these corridors would further the progress of the budding alternative energy sector in the Midwest, particularly in my state, Iowa. I am a resident of Davenport, Iowa, and

  7. From: Katie McKay To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Opposition to National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Katie McKay To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: Opposition to National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 11:09:23 AM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. First, the easements place an undue burden on landowners on and near the transmission lines. The compensation cannot begin to cover the all of the losses, tangible and intangible that landowners would suffer. Second, I

  8. From: Martin Meyer To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETC"s)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Martin Meyer To: Congestion Study Comments Subject: National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETC"s) Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 2:10:18 PM I am opposed to the establishment of National Interest Energy Transmission Corridors (NIETC's) for the following reasons. Current public easements already exist. ROW for transportation and easements for other publically regulated utilities could be made to cooperate on placement of their infrastructure within these existing routes before

  9. Interesting features in the combined Galex and Sloan color diagrams of solar-like galactic populations

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, Myron A.; Shiao, Bernard; Bianchi, Luciana E-mail: shiao@stsci.edu

    2014-06-01

    We report on intriguing photometric properties of Galactic stars observed in the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite's far-UV (FUV) and near-UV (NUV) bandpasses, as well as from the ground-based Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Kepler Input Catalog. The first property is that the (FUV NUV) color distribution of stars in the Kepler field consists of two well-separated peaks. A second and more perplexing property is that for stars with spectral types G or later the mean (FUV NUV) color becomes much bluer, contrary to expectation. Investigating this tendency further, we found in two samples of mid-F through K type stars that 17%-22% of them exhibit FUV excesses relative to their NUV fluxes and spectral types. A correction for FUV incompleteness of the FUV magnitude-limited star sample brings this ratio to 14%-18%. Nearly the same fractions are also discovered among members of the Kepler Eclipsing Binary Catalog and in the published list of Kepler Objects of Interest. These UV-excess ('UVe') colors are confirmed by the negative UV continuum slopes in GALEX spectra of members of the population. The SDSS spectra of some UVe stars exhibit metallic line weakening, especially in the blue. This suggests an enhanced contribution of UV flux relative to photospheric flux of a solar-type single star. We consider the possibility that the UV excesses originate from various types of hot stars, including white dwarf DA and sdB stars, binaries, and strong chromosphere stars that are young or in active binaries. The space density of compact stars is too low to explain the observed frequency of the UVe stars. Our model atmosphere-derived simulations of colors for binaries with main-sequence pairs with a hot secondary demonstrate that the color loci conflict with the observed sequence. As a preferred alternative we are left with the active chromospheres explanation, whether in active close binaries or young single stars, despite the expected paucity of young

  10. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS OF THE IRIS PROJECT OF INTEREST FOR LATIN AMERICA

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    Carelli, M.D.; Petrovic, B.

    2004-10-03

    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

  11. Levies on US coal production

    SciTech Connect

    Gordon, R.L.

    1985-01-01

    This paper describes and critically analyzes the programs undertaken to effect rent transfer in the coal industry in the US. The author's close involvement in US coal-leasing policy debates convinces him that the long-standing belief in rent taxation is invalid. The traditional case for rent collection employs unrealistic assumptions about the costs of identifying and taxing economic rents. Under actual conditions, rent taxes cannot be administered in a fashion that produces the benefits claimed in standard arguments for rent taxation. After an overview of the case against rent taxation, the author examines the two main US transfer systems: federal coal-leasing sales and state taxes. Other charges are also noted. Little attention is given to fiscal regimes in other countries because they appear less interesting. 10 references.

  12. California's electricity system of the future scenario analysis in support of public-interest transmission system R&D planning

    SciTech Connect

    Eto, Joseph; Stovall, John P.

    2003-04-01

    The California Energy Commission directed the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions to analyze possible future scenarios for the California electricity system and assess transmission research and development (R&D) needs, with special emphasis on prioritizing public-interest R&D needs, using criteria developed by the Energy Commission. The scenarios analyzed in this report are not predictions, nor do they express policy preferences of the project participants or the Energy Commission. The public-interest R&D needs that are identified as a result of the analysis are one input that will be considered by the Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research staff in preparing a transmission R&D plan.

  13. Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTONToday, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

  14. Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

  15. California Energy Commission Public Interest EnergyResearch/Energy System Integration -- Transmission-Planning Research&Development Scoping Project

    SciTech Connect

    Eto, Joseph H.; Lesieutre, Bernard; Widergren, Steven

    2004-07-01

    The objective of this Public Interest Energy Research (PIER)scoping project is to identify options for public-interest research and development (R&D) to improve transmission-planning tools, techniques, and methods. The information presented was gathered through a review of current California utility, California Independent System Operator (ISO), and related western states electricity transmission-planning activities and emerging needs. This report presents the project teams findings organized under six topic areas and identifies 17 distinct R&D activities to improve transmission-planning in California and the West. The findings in this report are intended for use, along with other materials, by PIER staff, to facilitate discussions with stakeholders that will ultimately lead to development of a portfolio of transmission-planning R&D activities for the PIER program.

  16. Identification of types of businesses with potential interest in operating and/or exporting ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1982-09-01

    This study describes the characteristics of three selected Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)-based lines of business, examines other lines of business and identifies those with similar characteristics, and indicates the types of businesses/corporations that could be expected to have potential interest in operating and/or exporting OTEC plants. An OTEC line of business model is developed to assist companies in making an internal corporate assessment as to whether OTEC should be in their business plan.

  17. Factors that Determine Academic Versus Private Practice Career Interest in Radiation Oncology Residents in the United States: Results of a Nationwide Survey

    SciTech Connect

    Chang, Daniel T.; Shaffer, Jenny L.; Haffty, Bruce G.; Wilson, Lynn D.

    2013-11-01

    Purpose: To determine what factors US radiation oncology residents consider when choosing academic or nonacademic careers. Methods and Materials: A 20-question online survey was developed and sent to all US radiation oncology residents to assess factors that influence their career interest. Residents were asked to rate their interest in academics (A) versus private practice (PP) on a 0 (strong interest in A) to 100 (strong interest in PP) scale. Responses were classified as A (0-30), undecided (40-60), and PP (70-100). Residents were also asked to rank 10 factors that most strongly influenced their career interest. Results: Three hundred thirty-one responses were collected, of which 264 were complete and form the basis for this analysis. Factors that correlated with interest in A included having a PhD (P=.018), postgraduate year level (P=.0006), research elective time (P=.0003), obtaining grant funding during residency (P=.012), and number of publications before residency (P=.0001), but not number of abstracts accepted in the past year (P=.65) or publications during residency (P=.67). The 3 most influential factors for residents interested in A were: (1) baseline interest before residency; (2) academic role models; and (3) research opportunities during residency. The 3 most influential factors for residents interested in PP were: (1) baseline interest before residency; (2) academic role models; and (3) academic pressure and obligations. Conclusions: Interest in A correlated with postgraduate year level, degree, and research time during residency. Publications before but not during residency correlated with academic interest, and baseline interest was the most influential factor. These data can be used by residency program directors to better understand what influences residents' career interest.

  18. Dear Interested Party,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    as part of the NEPA process, after a 121-day public comment period; comments submitted ... Reliability U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585

  19. Environmental/Interest Groups

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    Road Springboro, OH 45066 (937) 748-4757 No email address available Mound Museum Association Dr. Don Sullenger President Mound Advanced Technology Center 720 Mound Road ...

  20. Interested Parties- Nextfuels

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, reporting has contact with a lobbyist from DLA Piper US LLP.

  1. Notice of Interest

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Power Transmission Services (BPA) and California Independent System Operator (CAISO) are evaluating the use of intra-hour scheduling on the California- Oregon Intertie...

  2. Interested Parties- LGPO

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Jonathan Silver, Executive Director of the Loan Program Office, reporting has contact with lobbyists from the American Wind Energy Association, Geothermal Energy Association, Solar Energy...

  3. Selected text of Atomic Energy Act, Executive Orders and other laws of general interest to safeguards and security executives

    SciTech Connect

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

    1995-12-01

    This document is one of a three report set, BNL 52201 contains detailed information for use by executives. BNL 52202 is titled, U.S. Statutes of General Interest to Safeguards and Security Officers, and contains less detail than BNL 52201. It is intended for use by officers. BNL 52203 is titled, U.S.Statutes for Enforcement by Security Inspectors, and only contains statutes to be applied by uniformed security inspectors. These are a newly updated version of a set of documents of similar titles published in September 1988, which were an updated version of an original set of documents published in November 1983.

  4. Second Draft - DOE O 461.1C, Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interests

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    The Order establishes requirements and responsibilities for ensuring the safety of packaging and transportation for offsite shipments of Materials of National Security Interest. DOE Order 461.1C received a significant number of major and suggested comments the first time it was reviewed in RevCom. As a result of the number of comments received, the OPI have a second RevCom review. This revision of DOE O 461.1C incorporates changes which resulted from the comment resolution process of the initial draft.

  5. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory interests and capabilities for research on the ecological effects of global climatic and atmospheric change

    SciTech Connect

    Amthor, J.S.; Houpis, J.L.; Kercher, J.R.; Ledebuhr, A.; Miller, N.L.; Penner, J.E.; Robison, W.L.; Taylor, K.E.

    1994-09-01

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has interests and capabilities in all three types of research that must be conducted in order to understand and predict effects of global atmospheric and climatic (i.e., environmental) changes on ecological systems and their functions (ecosystem function is perhaps most conveniently defined as mass and energy exchange and storage). These three types of research are: (1) manipulative experiments with plants and ecosystems; (2) monitoring of present ecosystem, landscape, and global exchanges and pools of energy, elements, and compounds that play important roles in ecosystem function or the physical climate system, and (3) mechanistic (i.e., hierarchic and explanatory) modeling of plant and ecosystem responses to global environmental change. Specific experimental programs, monitoring plans, and modeling activities related to evaluation of ecological effects of global environmental change that are of interest to, and that can be carried out by LLNL scientists are outlined. Several projects have the distinction of integrating modeling with empirical studies resulting in an Integrated Product (a model or set of models) that DOE or any federal policy maker could use to assess ecological effects. The authors note that any scheme for evaluating ecological effects of atmospheric and climatic change should take into account exceptional or sensitive species, in particular, rare, threatened, or endangered species.

  6. Total quality management (TQM) and the future of the environmental industry: Integration of quality tools and techniques among competing interests

    SciTech Connect

    Bicknell, B.A.; Bicknell, K.D. )

    1993-01-01

    One of the most difficult problems facing industry, regulators, consultants and attorneys involved in the environmental arena is the lack of a functional method of prioritization of the seemingly unreconcilable interests of the varying entities involved in waste reduction, elimination and cleanup. This paper and presentation will address this problem by presenting methodology for problem solving that can be adopted by the competing interests to form a unified systems analysis that has enjoyed widespread use and success in both commercial business and industry, and other regulated government industries such as defense, aerospace and communication. The authors will employ specific examples of case studies with focus on hazardous waste reduction and how the quality tools and techniques commonly referred to as Total Quality Management (such as Quality Function Deployment, Experimental Design, Statistical Process Control and Functional Analysis) are and can be utilized in the process. The authors will illustrate the application of TQM techniques to areas such as process integration (e.g. implementation of the NEPA decision-making), as well as functional implementation in risk assessment, cost analysis and concurrent engineering (in the case of waste minimization technology development).

  7. Oil and power: an analysis of United States economic interests and strategies in the Middle East. Study project

    SciTech Connect

    Poche, C.D.

    1988-05-31

    The United States met virtually all of its oil needs from domestic sources until the early 1970s. This self-sufficiency gradually eroded as our internal production failed to keep pace with rising levels of energy consumption. As a result, our new energy needs have been satisfied primarily by petroleum imports. The 1973 Arab oil embargo and supply curtailments associated with the Iranian Revolution in 1979 were painful experiences for the nation. By 1980, the United States was importing 8.5 million barrels of oil per day at a cost many times higher than the going rate in earlier years. Dependence on Middle East oil had become a frightening reality. During the same period, trade deficits, inflation, interest rates, and balance of payment problems were increasing at an alarming rate. Since that point in time, the United States has made progress in building a strong foundation for energy security. Despite these gains the United States is rapidly approaching another critical juncture in its battle to reduce dependency on imported oil. It also suggests national economic strategies that could be employed to improve America's energy prospects for the future.

  8. Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in the Selection of Subcontractors for NEUP Research and Development Funds

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  9. Definition and visualisation of regions of interest in post-prostatectomy image-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy

    SciTech Connect

    Bell, Linda J Cox, Jennifer; Eade, Thomas; Rinks, Marianne; Kneebone, Andrew

    2014-09-15

    Standard post-prostatectomy radiotherapy (PPRT) image verification uses bony anatomy alignment. However, the prostate bed (PB) moves independently of bony anatomy. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) can be used to soft tissue match, so radiation therapists (RTs) must understand pelvic anatomy and PPRT clinical target volumes (CTV). The aims of this study are to define regions of interest (ROI) to be used in soft tissue matching image guidance and determine their visibility on planning CT (PCT) and CBCT. Published CTV guidelines were used to select ROIs. The PCT scans (n = 23) and CBCT scans (n = 105) of 23 post-prostatectomy patients were reviewed. Details on ROI identification were recorded. Eighteen patients had surgical clips. All ROIs were identified on PCTs at least 90% of the time apart from mesorectal fascia (MF) (87%) due to superior image quality. When surgical clips are present, the seminal vesicle bed (SVB) was only seen in 2.3% of CBCTs and MF was unidentifiable. Most other structures were well identified on CBCT. The anterior rectal wall (ARW) was identified in 81.4% of images and penile bulb (PB) in 68.6%. In the absence of surgical clips, the MF and SVB were always identified; the ARW was identified in 89.5% of CBCTs and PB in 73.7%. Surgical clips should be used as ROIs when present to define SVB and MF. In the absence of clips, SVB, MF and ARW can be used. RTs must have a strong knowledge of soft tissue anatomy and PPRT CTV to ensure coverage and enable soft tissue matching.

  10. Interest-free loans used by the Saudi government as a transfer mechanism of oil revenue to the private sector

    SciTech Connect

    Fozan, M.N.

    1986-01-01

    Prior to 1970 the Saudi Government faced severe socioeconomic problems two of which were: (1) the contribution of the private sector to the gross domestic product was low, and (2) the oil revenues were the main source of the national income. As the oil revenues rapidly increased between 1972 and 1981, the government used every means at its disposal to encourage the private sector. The goal was to diversify the sources of national income in order to decrease the dependency on oil revenues as the main source of national income. To achieve this the government has provided interest-free loans to the private sector which, along with the demand, increased the gross domestic fixed-capital formation of the private sector. This study theoretically explains the phenomenal expansion of the private sector. Three models were developed from the least to the most difficult. The main principle of the models is that the expansion of the private sector is stimulated because of the low cost of capital in Saudi Arabia. Since oil revenues (the main source of government expenditures) have decreased in recent years, questions have been raised concerning the ability of the private sector to support the economy. It is argued that the demand of national and international markets will increase in the future, thus allowing the private sector to expand further. Even though the cost of capital will increase, Saudi companies will be able to compete either nationally or internationally. In addition, the competitiveness of the Saudi capital market may increase which will, in turn, benefit the Saudi economy.

  11. Blue Lake Rancheria's Bold Action on the Climate Front Pays Dividends...

    Energy Saver

    ... Current initiatives include a biodiesel project that converts waste oil from the Tribe's ... for the casino and hotel. blue-lakebiodieselbus.jpg In addition to forming ...

  12. Blue Lake Rancheria’s Bold Action on the Climate Front Pays Dividends

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Nestled in Northern California’s Mad River Valley between the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the Blue Lake Rancheria is bordered by great forests and the California Redwood trees. It’s a...

  13. Patient-bounded extrapolation using low-dose priors for volume-of-interest imaging in C-arm CT

    SciTech Connect

    Xia, Y.; Maier, A.; Berger, M.; Hornegger, J.; Bauer, S.

    2015-04-15

    Purpose: Three-dimensional (3D) volume-of-interest (VOI) imaging with C-arm systems provides anatomical information in a predefined 3D target region at a considerably low x-ray dose. However, VOI imaging involves laterally truncated projections from which conventional reconstruction algorithms generally yield images with severe truncation artifacts. Heuristic based extrapolation methods, e.g., water cylinder extrapolation, typically rely on techniques that complete the truncated data by means of a continuity assumption and thus appear to be ad-hoc. It is our goal to improve the image quality of VOI imaging by exploiting existing patient-specific prior information in the workflow. Methods: A necessary initial step prior to a 3D acquisition is to isocenter the patient with respect to the target to be scanned. To this end, low-dose fluoroscopic x-ray acquisitions are usually applied from anterior–posterior (AP) and medio-lateral (ML) views. Based on this, the patient is isocentered by repositioning the table. In this work, we present a patient-bounded extrapolation method that makes use of these noncollimated fluoroscopic images to improve image quality in 3D VOI reconstruction. The algorithm first extracts the 2D patient contours from the noncollimated AP and ML fluoroscopic images. These 2D contours are then combined to estimate a volumetric model of the patient. Forward-projecting the shape of the model at the eventually acquired C-arm rotation views gives the patient boundary information in the projection domain. In this manner, we are in the position to substantially improve image quality by enforcing the extrapolated line profiles to end at the known patient boundaries, derived from the 3D shape model estimate. Results: The proposed method was evaluated on eight clinical datasets with different degrees of truncation. The proposed algorithm achieved a relative root mean square error (rRMSE) of about 1.0% with respect to the reference reconstruction on

  14. End-user tax survey: Government displacement of economic rent on gasoline

    SciTech Connect

    1995-04-30

    Taxes on motor fuels have continued to climb over the past two years as oil producers and oil consumers continue to help fill government coffers. Governments claim the taxes lead to fuel conservation, promote {open_quotes}alternative fuels,{close_quotes} and provide revenue that would need to be provided by some other tax if not for the fuel tax. In this issue, Energy Detente examines the level of taxation on gasoline in selected countries and how it has changed over the past two years.

  15. Mineral resources: Timely processing can increase rent revenue from certain oil/gas leases

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1987-01-01

    Federal regulations require that onshore oil and gas leases that are subsequently determined to overlie a known geologic structure are to have their rental rates increased. The Bureau of Land Management does not have internal controls that ensure that such rental increases are processed consistently and in a timely manner. Although BLM'S state offices in Colorado and Wyoming generally increased rental rates for leases determined to overlie known geologic structures, these increases were not made in a timely manner during calendar years 1984 and 1985. These delays resulted in lost revenue of $552,614. There were also a few instances in the two states in which the rental rates had not been increased at all, causing an additional revenue loss of at least $15,123.

  16. Notice of Intent to Revise Department of Energy Order 461.1B, Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-01-15

    The purpose of this memorandum is to provide justification for the proposed revision of DOE O 461.1B, Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest, dated 12-16-2010, as part of the the quadrennial review and recertification as required by DOE O 251.1C, Departmental Directives Program.

  17. Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Vinicius, Quatchi, and You: Using Power Words and Branding to Increase Interest and Participation (301)

    Energy Saver

    Vinicius, Quatchi, and You: Using Power Words and Branding to Increase Interest and Participation (301) August 18, 2016 Call Slides and Discussion Summary Agenda  Agenda Review and Ground Rules  Opening Polls  Brief Residential Network Overview  Featured Speakers  Dennis Rominger, Market Manager, Customer Solutions Puget Sound Energy  Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 

  18. PROJECT PROFILE: Aligning Utility and Solar Interests: Utility Regulation and Planning for a SunShot Future (SuNLaMP)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This project assesses emerging and innovative options for aligning high distributed photovoltaic (PV) deployment with utility shareholder and ratepayer interests. The team is evaluating the potential for bankable demand charge savings and identifying best practices for incorporating solar into resource planning studies. Through this combination of targeted analyses and stakeholder engagement, the project empowers key decision-makers to alleviate market barriers in order to increase deployment and lower business risks and market inefficiencies that inflate soft costs.

  19. Interest in coal chemistry intensifies

    SciTech Connect

    Haggin, J.

    1982-08-09

    Research on coal structure has increased greatly in recent years as the future role of coal as a source of gaseous and liquid fuels, as well as chemicals, becomes more apparent. This paper reviews in some detail work being carried out in the US, particularly in the laboratories of Mobil and Exxon, and in the universities. New ideas on the chemical and physical structure of coal are put forward, and a proposal for a new classification system based on the fundamental properties of the vitrinite macerals is introduced.

  20. Challenging/interesting lignin times

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Ragauskas, Arthur J.

    2016-08-31

    Anyone who is working in the fuels industry knows that we are living in challenging times. On a personal note, I recall that ~5 years ago, some of my children's friends headed out into the petroleum industry to start their careers and several have now returned because of the retrenching work force. Despite these challenging times, the cellulosic ethanol industry continues to develop commercial operations, but with today's cost structure, biofuels production facilities have certainly slowed their pace of development and roll-out. Furthermore, the biological technology platform for biorefining plant polysaccharides to biofuels has been reported to have an intrinsicmore » advantage, if it can convert its waste lignin stream to value-added components.[1]« less

  1. Heterocyclic anions of astrobiological interest

    SciTech Connect

    Cole, Callie A.; Demarais, Nicholas J.; Bierbaum, Veronica M. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 215 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Yang, Zhibo [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States); Snow, Theodore P., E-mail: Callie.Cole@colorado.edu, E-mail: Nicholas.Demarais@colorado.edu, E-mail: Veronica.Bierbaum@colorado.edu, E-mail: Zhibo.Yang@ou.edu, E-mail: Theodore.Snow@colorado.edu [Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, 391 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)

    2013-12-20

    As more complex organic molecules are detected in the interstellar medium, the importance of heterocyclic molecules to astrobiology and the origin of life has become evident. 2-Aminothiazole and 2-aminooxazole have recently been suggested as important nucleotide precursors, highlighting azoles as potential prebiotic molecules. This study explores the gas-phase chemistry of three deprotonated azoles: oxazole, thiazole, and isothiazole. For the first time, their gas-phase acidities are experimentally determined with bracketing and H/D exchange techniques, and their reactivity is characterized with several detected interstellar neutral molecules (N{sub 2}O, O{sub 2}, CO, OCS, CO{sub 2}, and SO{sub 2}) and other reactive species (CS{sub 2}, CH{sub 3}Cl, (CH{sub 3}){sub 3}CCl, and (CH{sub 3}){sub 3}CBr). Rate constants and branching fractions for these reactions are experimentally measured using a modified commercial ion trap mass spectrometer whose kinetic data are in good accord with those of a flowing afterglow apparatus reported here. Last, we have examined the fragmentation patterns of these deprotonated azoles to elucidate their destruction mechanisms in high-energy environments. All experimental data are supported and complemented by electronic structure calculations at the B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) and MP2(full)/aug-cc-pVDZ levels of theory.

  2. Interested Parties- WAPA Public Comment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Comments Received in Response to Western Area Power Administration's Federal Register Notice Titled 'Notice of Proposed Program and Request for Public Comments.'

  3. Valuation of Indonesian catastrophic earthquake bonds with generalized extreme value (GEV) distribution and Cox-Ingersoll-Ross (CIR) interest rate model

    SciTech Connect

    Gunardi,; Setiawan, Ezra Putranda

    2015-12-22

    Indonesia is a country with high risk of earthquake, because of its position in the border of earth’s tectonic plate. An earthquake could raise very high amount of damage, loss, and other economic impacts. So, Indonesia needs a mechanism for transferring the risk of earthquake from the government or the (reinsurance) company, as it could collect enough money for implementing the rehabilitation and reconstruction program. One of the mechanisms is by issuing catastrophe bond, ‘act-of-God bond’, or simply CAT bond. A catastrophe bond issued by a special-purpose-vehicle (SPV) company, and then sold to the investor. The revenue from this transaction is joined with the money (premium) from the sponsor company and then invested in other product. If a catastrophe happened before the time-of-maturity, cash flow from the SPV to the investor will discounted or stopped, and the cash flow is paid to the sponsor company to compensate their loss because of this catastrophe event. When we consider the earthquake only, the amount of discounted cash flow could determine based on the earthquake’s magnitude. A case study with Indonesian earthquake magnitude data show that the probability of maximum magnitude can model by generalized extreme value (GEV) distribution. In pricing this catastrophe bond, we assumed stochastic interest rate that following the Cox-Ingersoll-Ross (CIR) interest rate model. We develop formulas for pricing three types of catastrophe bond, namely zero coupon bonds, ‘coupon only at risk’ bond, and ‘principal and coupon at risk’ bond. Relationship between price of the catastrophe bond and CIR model’s parameter, GEV’s parameter, percentage of coupon, and discounted cash flow rule then explained via Monte Carlo simulation.

  4. Laboratory and Field Testing of Commercially Available Detectors for the Identification of Chemicals of Interest in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle for the Detection of Undeclared Activities

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    Carla Miller; Mary Adamic; Stacey Barker; Barry Siskind; Joe Brady; Warren Stern; Heidi Smartt; Mike McDaniel; Mike Stern; Rollin Lakis

    2014-07-01

    Traditionally, IAEA inspectors have focused on the detection of nuclear indicators as part of infield inspection activities. The ability to rapidly detect and identify chemical as well as nuclear signatures can increase the ability of IAEA inspectors to detect undeclared activities at a site. Identification of chemical indicators have been limited to use in the analysis of environmental samples. Although IAEA analytical laboratories are highly effective, environmental sample processing does not allow for immediate or real-time results to an IAEA inspector at a facility. During a complementary access inspection, under the Additional Protocol, the use of fieldable technologies that can quickly provide accurate information on chemicals that may be indicative of undeclared activities can increase the ability of IAEA to effectively and efficiently complete their mission. The Complementary Access Working Group (CAWG) is a multi-laboratory team with members from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory. The team identified chemicals at each stage of the nuclear fuel cycle that may provide IAEA inspectors with indications that proliferation activities may be occurring. The group eliminated all indicators related to equipment, technology and training, developing a list of by-products/effluents, non-nuclear materials, nuclear materials, and other observables. These proliferation indicators were prioritized based on detectability from a conduct of operations (CONOPS) perspective of a CA inspection (for example, whether an inspector actually can access the S&O or whether it is in process with no physical access), and the IAEA’s interest in the detection technology in conjunction with radiation detectors. The list was consolidated to general categories (nuclear materials from a chemical detection technique, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, halogens, and miscellaneous materials). The team

  5. CHARACTERIZING THE COOL KEPLER OBJECTS OF INTERESTS. NEW EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURES, METALLICITIES, MASSES, AND RADII OF LOW-MASS KEPLER PLANET-CANDIDATE HOST STARS

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    Muirhead, Philip S.; Hamren, Katherine; Schlawin, Everett; Lloyd, James P.; Rojas-Ayala, Barbara; Covey, Kevin R.

    2012-05-10

    We report stellar parameters for late-K and M-type planet-candidate host stars announced by the Kepler Mission. We obtained medium-resolution, K-band spectra of 84 cool (T{sub eff} {approx}< 4400 K) Kepler Objects of Interest (KOIs) from Borucki et al. We identified one object as a giant (KOI 977); for the remaining dwarfs, we measured effective temperatures (T{sub eff}) and metallicities [M/H] using the K-band spectral indices of Rojas-Ayala et al. We determine the masses (M{sub *}) and radii (R{sub *}) of the cool KOIs by interpolation onto the Dartmouth evolutionary isochrones. The resultant stellar radii are significantly less than the values reported in the Kepler Input Catalog and, by construction, correlate better with T{sub eff}. Applying the published KOI transit parameters to our stellar radius measurements, we report new physical radii for the planet candidates. Recalculating the equilibrium temperatures of the planet-candidates assuming Earth's albedo and re-radiation fraction, we find that three of the planet-candidates are terrestrial sized with orbital semimajor axes that lie within the habitable zones of their host stars (KOI 463.01, KOI 812.03, and KOI 854.01). The stellar parameters presented in this Letter serve as a resource for prioritization of future follow-up efforts to validate and characterize the cool KOI planet candidates.

  6. FPDS-NG National Interest Action (NIA) Code to Track Procurement Actions Made in Support of the Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami

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    The purpose of this Policy Flash is to advise Contracting Officers of the establishment of a new National Interest Action (NIA) Code to track procurement actions made in support of the Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami. As explained below, this action does not trigger or otherwise authorize agencies to use any Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 18.2. Effective immediately, procurement actions in direct response to the Pacific earthquake and tsunami should be reported in FPDS-NG using the NIA code "Pacific Earthquake/Tsunami 2011." The NIA value for Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami is currently valid from March 11, 2011, to September 12, 2011. Since responses to this incident may be conducted inside or outside the United States, Contracting Officers should ensure that "Place of Performance" data accurately reflects where the work will be performed. Note: This NIA Code should be used only to facilitate cost collection and reporting. Use of this NIA Code does not authorize or justify use of any Emergency Acquisition Flexibilities in FAR 18.2. However, the acquisition flexibilities described in FAR 18.1 may be available, as well as others in agency acquisition supplements, to support the response to the Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami.

  7. SU-E-CAMPUS-I-04: Automatic Skin-Dose Mapping for An Angiographic System with a Region-Of-Interest, High-Resolution Detector

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    Vijayan, S; Rana, V; Setlur Nagesh, S; Ionita, C; Rudin, S; Bednarek, D

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: Our real-time skin dose tracking system (DTS) has been upgraded to monitor dose for the micro-angiographic fluoroscope (MAF), a high-resolution, small field-of-view x-ray detector. Methods: The MAF has been mounted on a changer on a clinical C-Arm gantry so it can be used interchangeably with the standard flat-panel detector (FPD) during neuro-interventional procedures when high resolution is needed in a region-of-interest. To monitor patient skin dose when using the MAF, our DTS has been modified to automatically account for the change in scatter for the very small MAF FOV and to provide separated dose distributions for each detector. The DTS is able to provide a color-coded mapping of the cumulative skin dose on a 3D graphic model of the patient. To determine the correct entrance skin exposure to be applied by the DTS, a correction factor was determined by measuring the exposure at the entrance surface of a skull phantom with an ionization chamber as a function of entrance beam size for various beam filters and kVps. Entrance exposure measurements included primary radiation, patient backscatter and table forward scatter. To allow separation of the dose from each detector, a parameter log is kept that allows a replay of the procedure exposure events and recalculation of the dose components.The graphic display can then be constructed showing the dose distribution from the MAF and FPD separately or together. Results: The DTS is able to provide separate displays of dose for the MAF and FPD with field-size specific scatter corrections. These measured corrections change from about 49% down to 10% when changing from the FPD to the MAF. Conclusion: The upgraded DTS allows identification of the patient skin dose delivered when using each detector in order to achieve improved dose management as well as to facilitate peak skin-dose reduction through dose spreading. Research supported in part by Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation and NIH Grants R43FD0158401, R44FD

  8. SU-E-J-32: Dosimetric Evaluation Based On Pre-Treatment Cone Beam CT for Spine Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: Does Region of Interest Focus Matter?

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    Magnelli, A; Xia, P

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: Spine stereotactic body radiotherapy requires very conformal dose distributions and precise delivery. Prior to treatment, a KV cone-beam CT (KV-CBCT) is registered to the planning CT to provide image-guided positional corrections, which depend on selection of the region of interest (ROI) because of imperfect patient positioning and anatomical deformation. Our objective is to determine the dosimetric impact of ROI selections. Methods: Twelve patients were selected for this study with the treatment regions varied from C-spine to T-spine. For each patient, the KV-CBCT was registered to the planning CT three times using distinct ROIs: one encompassing the entire patient, a large ROI containing large bony anatomy, and a small target-focused ROI. Each registered CBCT volume, saved as an aligned dataset, was then sent to the planning system. The treated plan was applied to each dataset and dose was recalculated. The tumor dose coverage (percentage of target volume receiving prescription dose), maximum point dose to 0.03 cc of the spinal cord, and dose to 10% of the spinal cord volume (V10) for each alignment were compared to the original plan. Results: The average magnitude of tumor coverage deviation was 3.9%±5.8% with external contour, 1.5%±1.1% with large ROI, 1.3%±1.1% with small ROI. Spinal cord V10 deviation from plan was 6.6%±6.6% with external contour, 3.5%±3.1% with large ROI, and 1.2%±1.0% with small ROI. Spinal cord max point dose deviation from plan was: 12.2%±13.3% with external contour, 8.5%±8.4% with large ROI, and 3.7%±2.8% with small ROI. Conclusion: A small ROI focused on the target results in the smallest deviation from planned dose to target and cord although rotations at large distances from the targets were observed. It is recommended that image fusion during CBCT focus narrowly on the target volume to minimize dosimetric error. Improvement in patient setups may further reduce residual errors.

  9. Home Energy Score: Information for Interested Organizations

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    Home Energy Score Partners include various types of organizations (e.g., utilities, state agencies, local governments, non-profits, contractor associations) that administer the delivery of the...

  10. An interesting finding in sup 229 Th

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    Reich, C.W.

    1990-01-01

    Work at INEL has recently established that the first excited states of {sup 229}Th forms a closely spaced doublet with the ground state, the separation being 1 {plus minus} 4 electron volts. A discussion of the data and the reasoning supporting this unprecedented finding is given. Some potential applications are briefly mentioned. 27 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. LLNL: Science in the National Interest

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    George Miller

    2010-09-01

    This is Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. located in the Livermore Valley about 50 miles east of San Francisco, the Lab is where the nations topmost science, engineering and technology come together. National security, counter-terrorism, medical technologies, energy, climate change our researchers are working to develop solutions to these challenges. For more than 50 years, we have been keeping America strong.

  12. WIPP Attracts International Interest | Department of Energy

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    ... salt taken from the Morsleben mine in Germany. WIPP Shares Expertise with Salt Club Members Participants in the workshops in Germany toured Asse II, one of Germany's two ...

  13. Parties interested in BPA's Financial Plan update

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    project and identified four major areas to be addressed: access to capital, financial risk metrics, cost recovery policy, and planning for good and bad years. BPA will host...

  14. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    and the third turbine five diameters downwind (the turbines form a three, five-, six- diameter-length triangle). Two turbines are funded by the DOE's Office of Energy...

  15. Public Interest Waivers | Department of Energy

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    donateditemsdecision.pdf solardecision8-5-11.pdf ilsigned.pdf eerebademinimispublicinterestwaiver.pdf msdecision.pdf eerenationwidepublicinterestwaiver.pdf...

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    We play the lead role in evaluating the safety and ... and the Red Sky computing platform provide unique ... improving energy storage performance, economics, and safety. ...

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    ... Biofilm imaging: Epifluorescent microscopy Confocal microscopy Hyperspectral imaging with multivariate curve analysis * Biofilm cryosectioning * Cross-flow ...

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    Medicine on the Move nuclear medicine, including radiation and cancer therapy Cancer Therapy what drives muscle and nerve activity MacKinnon water channels Agre ...

  19. Thermoelectrics Interests and Research: ARL and TARDEC

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    Discusses US Army Applications of Thermoelectrics, including accurate measurements of TE coefficients, device parasitic and field emissions and ARL role.

  20. Area of Interest 4.Technical Interest to Electric Infrastructure Planners on Other Subjects

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    Eto, Joseph H.

    2015-07-01

    In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided $60M in funding to five regional entities to conduct interregional transmission planning activities: the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC); the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC); the Transmission Expansion Planning and Policy Committee (TEPPC); the State Provincial Steering Committee (SPSC);and the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). DOE also provided funding to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to support aspects of these interregional transmission planning activities. LBNL’s support involved both technical assistance to DOE in its oversight of the activities conducted by the five regional entities and the preparation of six, standalone technical studies that were conducted in direct support for specific entities. This is the final report on LBNL’s activities. It consists of summaries of each activity; references are provided to each of the stand-alone studies.

  1. SU-E-J-100: The Combination of Deformable Image Registration and Regions-Of-Interest Mapping Technique to Accomplish Accurate Dose Calculation On Cone Beam Computed Tomography for Esophageal Cancer

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    Huang, B-T; Lu, J-Y

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: We introduce a new method combined with the deformable image registration (DIR) and regions-of-interest mapping (ROIM) technique to accurately calculate dose on daily CBCT for esophageal cancer. Methods: Patients suffered from esophageal cancer were enrolled in the study. Prescription was set to 66 Gy/30 F and 54 Gy/30 F to the primary tumor (PTV66) and subclinical disease (PTV54) . Planning CT (pCT) were segmented into 8 substructures in terms of their differences in physical density, such as gross target volume (GTV), venae cava superior (SVC), aorta, heart, spinal cord, lung, muscle and bones. The pCT and its substructures were transferred to the MIM software to readout their mean HU values. Afterwards, a deformable planning CT to daily KV-CBCT image registration method was then utilized to acquire a new structure set on CBCT. The newly generated structures on CBCT were then transferred back to the treatment planning system (TPS) and its HU information were overridden manually with mean HU values obtained from pCT. Finally, the treatment plan was projected onto the CBCT images with the same beam arrangements and monitor units (MUs) to accomplish dose calculation. Planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OARs) from both of the pCT and CBCT were compared to evaluate the dose calculation accuracy. Results: It was found that the dose distribution in the CBCT showed little differences compared to the pCT, regardless of whether PTV or OARs were concerned. Specifically, dose variation in GTV, PTV54, PTV66, SVC, lung and heart were within 0.1%. The maximum dose variation was presented in the spinal cord, which was up to 2.7% dose difference. Conclusion: The proposed method combined with DIR and ROIM technique to accurately calculate dose distribution on CBCT for esophageal cancer is feasible.

  2. SU-E-I-37: Low-Dose Real-Time Region-Of-Interest X-Ray Fluoroscopic Imaging with a GPU-Accelerated Spatially Different Bilateral Filtering

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    Chung, H; Lee, J; Pua, R; Cho, S; Jung, W

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: The purpose of our study is to reduce imaging radiation dose while maintaining image quality of region of interest (ROI) in X-ray fluoroscopy. A low-dose real-time ROI fluoroscopic imaging technique which includes graphics-processing-unit- (GPU-) accelerated image processing for brightness compensation and noise filtering was developed in this study. Methods: In our ROI fluoroscopic imaging, a copper filter is placed in front of the X-ray tube. The filter contains a round aperture to reduce radiation dose to outside of the aperture. To equalize the brightness difference between inner and outer ROI regions, brightness compensation was performed by use of a simple weighting method that applies selectively to the inner ROI, the outer ROI, and the boundary zone. A bilateral filtering was applied to the images to reduce relatively high noise in the outer ROI images. To speed up the calculation of our technique for real-time application, the GPU-acceleration was applied to the image processing algorithm. We performed a dosimetric measurement using an ion-chamber dosimeter to evaluate the amount of radiation dose reduction. The reduction of calculation time compared to a CPU-only computation was also measured, and the assessment of image quality in terms of image noise and spatial resolution was conducted. Results: More than 80% of dose was reduced by use of the ROI filter. The reduction rate depended on the thickness of the filter and the size of ROI aperture. The image noise outside the ROI was remarkably reduced by the bilateral filtering technique. The computation time for processing each frame image was reduced from 3.43 seconds with single CPU to 9.85 milliseconds with GPU-acceleration. Conclusion: The proposed technique for X-ray fluoroscopy can substantially reduce imaging radiation dose to the patient while maintaining image quality particularly in the ROI region in real-time.

  3. S. 2779: a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to impose a fee on the importation of crude oil and refined petroleum products to protect the national and energy security interests of the United States. Introduced in the Senate of the United States, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session, August 15, 1986

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    Not Available

    1986-01-01

    The Energy Security Act of 1986 amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to impose a fee on petroleum and petroleum product imports. The purpose is to protect the US national and energy security interests. The general tax rate shall be $4 per barrel, with a formula for reduction when the price is $18 or more. Exemptions include petroleum intended for export.

  4. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    GaN for LED Lighting Displays and High Power Electronics The LED market is one of the fastest growing worldwide, driven by demand for clean solid state lighting, LED displays, and ...

  5. Calling All Majors: Sparking Clean Energy Interest from Students...

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    ... policy or to pursue an energy concentration within the electrical engineering program. ... Pascrell, John Lushetsky and other officials at the ribbon cutting. Largest Solar Panel ...

  6. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    that remains in the steam after it leaves the turbine must be rejected from the fluid to turn it back into liquid water that can be recompressed and sent through the cycle again. ...

  7. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    grid. Renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, coupled with smart grid and microgrid technologies, energy storage, and energy efficiency are viable options to address...

  8. Enlightened self-interest key to pollution prevention

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    Quinn, B.

    1995-03-01

    A decade ago, pollution prevention was introduced by environmental policy-makers as an alternative to traditional end-of-pipe waste treatment. Even then, the concept was not new. Among corporate efforts, 3M`s well-publicized Pollution Prevention Pays program already had set the stage for viewing pollution prevention as an environmental and financial tool. What was new, though, was the integration of pollution prevention into the fabric of national law. The most blatant example of pollution prevention`s evolution from good idea to enforceable requirement is found in the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. But some less-visible efforts may have an even more profound effect on the business community. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking for ways to incorporate pollution prevention into Title V permits under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA). And, more than 29 states have enacted environmental protection legislation that imposes specific planning requirements on the regulated community.

  9. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    While hybrid and full vehicle electrification improves efficiency, current battery technology imposes rangemobility limitations consumers are reluctant to accept. Battery safety ...

  10. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    Consistent and Sustainable Delivery of Resources Drought, famine, poverty, terrorism, disease, conflict, social unrest, and overall state failure are just a few of the challenges ...

  11. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    been built with sensing, communications, or local closed-loop controls that can perform more advanced functions such as demand response to balance load to PV power availability. ...

  12. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    unaffected by the impinging airflow generated by the fan. ... to a rotating (ccw) structure that combines the ... This direct drive approach, in which relative motion between ...

  13. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    ... Sandia technical capabilities address emerging issues by providing the expertise supporting the revision and development of NRC Regulatory Guides (RGs), NUREG reports and responses ...

  14. To Persons Interested in the BPA 2008 Resource Program

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    the BPA Resource Program. We will keep in touch with you as we analyze BPA's future resource needs. Sincerely, s Suzanne B. Cooper April 3, 2008 Manager, Power Policy and Rates...

  15. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    the presence of fire and intense heat during an accident involving nuclear material. ... Sandia has performed safety and risk analyses for several fire-related accident scenarios ...

  16. Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG)

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    & Products page. DOE News Information from DOENA-41 FAQs on DOE O 151.1 Emergency Management Updates Emergency Management Guides Emergency Management Accreditation Guide...

  17. Heritage Is a Part of DOE Advisory Board Secretary's Interest...

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    Hagy is a native of South Carolina growing up in Beaufort. The family moved to the Florida ... She had been active in Florida in the Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Business and ...

  18. The research data alliance photon and neutron science interest group

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    Boehnlein, Amber; Matthews, Brian; Proffen, Thomas; Schluenzen, Frank

    2015-04-01

    Scientific research data provides unique challenges that are distinct from classic “Big Data” sources. One common element in research data is that the experiment, observations, or simulation were designed, and data were specifically acquired, to shed light on an open scientific question. The data and methods are usually “owned” by the researcher(s) and the data itself might not be viewed to have long-term scientific significance after the results have been published. Often, the data volume was relatively low, with data sometimes easier to reproduce than to catalog and store. Some data and meta-data were not collected in a digital form,more » or were stored on antiquated or obsolete media. Generally speaking, policies, tools, and management of digital research data have reflected an ad hoc approach that varies domain by domain and research group by research group. This model, which treats research data as disposable, is proving to be a serious limitation as the volume and complexity of research data explodes. Changes are required at every level of scientific research: within the individual groups, and across scientific domains and interdisciplinary collaborations. Enabling researchers to learn about available tools, processes, and procedures should encourage a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, allowing researchers to come together for the common good. In conclusion, these community-oriented efforts provide the potential for targeted projects with high impact.« less

  19. The research data alliance photon and neutron science interest group

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    Boehnlein, Amber; Matthews, Brian; Proffen, Thomas; Schluenzen, Frank

    2015-04-01

    Scientific research data provides unique challenges that are distinct from classic “Big Data” sources. One common element in research data is that the experiment, observations, or simulation were designed, and data were specifically acquired, to shed light on an open scientific question. The data and methods are usually “owned” by the researcher(s) and the data itself might not be viewed to have long-term scientific significance after the results have been published. Often, the data volume was relatively low, with data sometimes easier to reproduce than to catalog and store. Some data and meta-data were not collected in a digital form, or were stored on antiquated or obsolete media. Generally speaking, policies, tools, and management of digital research data have reflected an ad hoc approach that varies domain by domain and research group by research group. This model, which treats research data as disposable, is proving to be a serious limitation as the volume and complexity of research data explodes. Changes are required at every level of scientific research: within the individual groups, and across scientific domains and interdisciplinary collaborations. Enabling researchers to learn about available tools, processes, and procedures should encourage a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, allowing researchers to come together for the common good. In conclusion, these community-oriented efforts provide the potential for targeted projects with high impact.

  20. BNL Gas Storage Achievements, Research Capabilities, Interests, and Project Team

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    Presentation from the Hydrogen Storage Pre-Solicitation Meeting held June 19, 2003 in Washington, DC.

  1. Shull Fellows now launched on interesting and fulfilling careers...

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    Subject: spallation neutron source; high flux isotope reactor; neutron scattering; diffraction; Clifford Shull; Shull fellowship Word Cloud More Like This Full Text Journal ...

  2. Interest grows in African oil and gas opportunities

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    Knott, D.

    1997-05-12

    As African countries continue a slow drift towards democratic government and market economics, the continent is increasingly attractive to international oil and gas companies. Though Africa remains politically diverse, and its volatile politics remains a major barrier to petroleum companies, a number of recent developments reflect its growing significance for the industry. Among recent projects and events reflecting changes in Africa: oil and gas exporter Algeria has invited foreign oil companies to help develop major gas discoveries, with a view to boosting exports to Europe; oil and gas producer Egypt invited foreign companies to explore in the Nile Delta region, and the result appears to be a flowering world scale gas play; west African offshore exploration has entered deep water and new areas, and a number of major projects are expected in years to come; Nigeria`s reputation as a difficult place to operate has been justified by recent political and civil events, but a long-planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant is being built there; South Africa, which has returned to the international scene after years of trade isolation because of apartheid, is emerging as a potential driver for energy industry schemes throughout the continent. Activities are discussed.

  3. JBEI Research Receives Strong Industry Interest in DOE Technology...

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    Transportation Energy Consortiums Engine Combustion ... News Search Publications Popular Publications Factsheets Press Releases Energy Research Highlights Multimedia & Software ...

  4. Interested Parties - ARPA-E / National Association of Manufacturers |

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    Finalist | Department of Energy RICHLAND, Wash. - The Project Management Institute (PMI) honored Hanford Site contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) as a finalist for the international Project of the Year Award. WCH and the River Corridor team were recognized for their cleanup progress in this PMI-produced video. "This was a very special honor for me to attend the PMI Global Congress award ceremony on behalf of our amazing team at Washington Closure Hanford," said Scott Sax,

  5. Applicable Interest Rates for Slice Product (contracts/slice...

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    is the Prime Rate for Large Banks (the base rate on corporate loans posted by at least 75% of the nation's 30 largest Banks) as reported in the Wall Street Journal on the first...

  6. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    0987P Uncertainty in Complex Systems Important questions must be answered about the nature, quality, and significance of calculated results. Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis...

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

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    ... the only domestic entity that enriches uranium, and the only facility in the world that ... as a matter of law to claims under the Price-Anderson Act, which provides the exclusive ...

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    Renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, coupled with smart grid and microgrid ... solar forecasting, small-scale fuel cells, and the Japanese NEDO Microgrid Demonstration. ...

  9. Young Women's Conference cheers on girls interested in STEM ...

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    ... characters, including a soldier in Iraq and a pregnant woman with a small business ... Another chose the military clothing and the invisibility cloak for the soldier in Iraq. ...

  10. Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live!

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    On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. You can watch live, or join us on Twitter.

  11. DOE Advisory Committee Members' Ethics and Conflict of Interest...

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    More Documents & Publications GSA Federal Advisory Committee Management; Final Rule -- 41CFR Parts 101-6 and 102-3 DOE Manual - ADVISORY COMMITTEE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Policies and ...

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    include thermal-hydraulic response; core heat-up, degradation, and relocation; hydrogen production; transportation; combustion; and fission product release and transport behavior. ...

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    electrical device characterization, numerical modeling, optical spectroscopy, and atomic-force microscopy, the properties of surface and bulk defects in high- voltage HEMTs...

  14. NREL: Technology Transfer - Kuwait Visitors Interested in NREL...

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    to improve energy efficiency in their refining operations. KOC may also apply concentrated solar power technology to produce some of the steam needed in the company's operations...

  15. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    824P Improving Interconnection Performance As integrated circuit chips now incorporate ... Silicon photonics offers a potential breakthrough in data interconnection performance, not ...

  16. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    and improving the design and implementation of these systems. The assessment methodology has been developed at Sandia and is used to determine the risk associated with the...

  17. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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    By identifying and developing materials and manufacturing processes that advance the performance and reliability of both wave and current tidal power devices, Sandia advances the ...

  18. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    include The Rocket Sled Track for testing ... Albuquerque, NM: Sandia National Laboratories. ... corrosion workshop: Final summary and recommendation report (SAND2010-8718). ...

  19. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    It is the only institution in the U.S. capable of testing air transportation packages. Using either the Rocket Sled Track to accelerate the package into a target or the Aerial ...

  20. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Unlike other institutions, Sandia performs failure tests in extreme environments through physical testing. Using facilities such as the Rocket Sled Track (a controlled environment ...

  1. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sandia has over 30 years of experience developing and applying PRA methods to civilian nuclear power applications, dating from the Three Mile Island event in 1979. This history ...

  2. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Development of MELCOR was motivated by Wash1400, a reactor safety study produced for the NRC, and the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident. Since the project began in ...

  3. PRB Coal Users' Group enjoys growing interest in its concerns

    SciTech Connect

    Rahm, R.

    2008-07-15

    A review is given of some of the topics discussed at the PRB Coal Users' Group annual meeting, including combustion dusts and a new session on conveyor belts. 7 figs.

  4. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    light energy they receive; for example, concentrating 100 times the amount of light on a solar panel makes it possible to generate 100 times the electricity. Unfortunately, PV...

  5. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technologies offer great benefits in vehicle electrification, ... Abuse Testing To ensure the safety and reliability of battery systems, components must be ...

  6. Onsite Packaging and Transfer of Materials of National Security Interest

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2010-11-01

    The order prescribes requirements and responsibilities for identifying and mitigating undue risk of onsite transfers that are non compliant with U.S. Department of Transportation and Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations. Supersedes DOE O 461.1A and DOE M 461.1-1, Admin Chg 1.

  7. Interested Parties - Allowing Multiple Projects per Application for Section

    Energy Saver

    Support Form | Department of Energy Interagency Agreement for U.S. Department of Energy Project Facilitator Support Form Interagency Agreement for U.S. Department of Energy Project Facilitator Support Form Form authorizes the requesting agency to provide funds to the U.S. Department of Energy (servicing agency) for the purpose of obtaining project facilitator services in support of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) project. Download the project facilitator support form. (81 KB)

  8. Manual for Protection and Control of Safeguards and Security Interests

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1996-04-10

    This Manual provides detailed requirements to supplement DOE O 5632.1C, which establishes policy for the protection and control of special nuclear material, Vital Equipment, classified matter, Departmental property and facilities, and unclassifed irradiated reactor fuel in transit. Chapter XI canceled by DOE O 470.1. Chapter III, paragraphs 1, 2, and 4 through 9 canceled by DOE O 471.2. DOE M 473.1-1 cancels the rest of this directive.

  9. China shows increasing interest in heavy oil and oil sands

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1986-12-01

    China and Canadian and US groups are cooperating in several areas to develop the heavy oil, asphalt, and oil sand deposits of China. The agreements dealing with exploration and upgrading are briefly described. The majority of the paper describes the occurrences of heavy oil, asphalt, and oil sands in China. 1 figure.

  10. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3432P Electricity Generation, Transmission and Energy Storage Systems Utilities and other electricity and transmission providers and regulators often require that equipment be ...

  11. Anaheim Public Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Anaheim Public Utilities offers low-cost financing for energy efficiency measures through State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO). Under...

  12. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    The contemporary grid limits renewable energy and other distributed energy sources from being economically and reliably integrated into the grid. While a national renewable energy ...

  13. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    846P Custom Training Sandia provides training to enhance the use and application of many of its tools and capabilities within the area of nuclear energy. Sandia recognizes that ...

  14. DOE National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Last year, NAMP took its latest education and training initiative online. Through a series of webinars, the program provides networking and educational advancement opportunities ...

  15. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Application for Water Desalination Biomimetic membranes possess the potential to create a significant beneficial impact on the worldwide water purification market. The improved ...

  16. Young Women's Conference cheers on girls interested in STEM ...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... to recruit new participants for the New Jersey Regional Science Bowl to undergraduate ... water filter, inexpensive and tiny solar panels and fuel cells based on nanotechnology. ...

  17. Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    CARLSBAD, N.M., May 18, 2011 – 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.

  18. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    502P Energy Storage System Safety Research The Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory (BATLab) at Sandia is an internationally recognized leader in energy storage system safety research. ...

  19. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    A 1% improvement in efficiency reduces greenhouse gas ... improves and fewer natural resources are consumed. The Approach: Use thermodynamic laws to determine the best fluid ...

  20. Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    The Energy Department recently released a new video in its popular Energy 101 series showing how fuel cell technology generates clean electricity from hydrogen to power our ...

  1. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... applied to SCADA, to cryptographic security, system ... Integration is key to exploiting nanomaterials, and the ... storage, and load management at the component and ...

  2. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    and experience supporting regulatory problems involving risk, safety, and security. ... DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND2012-1846P Emergency Planning - Sandia's experience in emergency ...

  3. DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... of all options available to meet local, regional and national demand, which includes more local generation, transmission capacity, demand response, and energy efficiency measures. ...

  4. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Excellence in Quality Assurance MIDAS performs in compliance with the highest level of quality assurance, ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities. ...

  5. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Compliant with the highest level of QA, ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, Sandia's test facilities and data collection tools are calibrated ...

  6. Interested Parties - Memo on Halting Title XVII Nuclear Loan...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    eXVIINuclearLoanGuarantees.pdf More Documents & Publications July 2010, Status and Outlook for Nuclear Energy In the United States Quarterly Nuclear Deployment Scorecard -...

  7. Heritage Is a Part of DOE Advisory Board Secretary's Interest...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    One of the hospital trustees was a bank president, and he offered her a job as the bank's marketing director. She later took a job at another bank doing merchant services. But...

  8. Electric restructuring: Observations about what is in the public interest

    SciTech Connect

    Hoecker, J.

    1996-12-31

    Opinions regarding restructuring of the U.S. electric utility industry are presented in the paper. A brief assessment is made of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission orders requiring open access transmission services and open access same-time information systems. Three subtopics are pursued in some detail: competition between renewables and conservation, the role of government, and the impact of government on the market for renewables. It is concluded that renewable programs can be incorporated into competitive markets through regulatory agencies.

  9. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    components and subsystems will behave in different environments. The ability to test these individual parts serves as an important element of total system integrity and...

  10. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    April 11, 2012 Federal Energy Management Program femp.energy.gov 2 1. Status of Federal Goals 2. Presidential Memo * Key provisions * Role of UESCs * Agency commitments 3. Meeting Memo's Goals * New Programs * Financing * Reporting and Resources 4. FEMP Update 5. Mark Your Calendar: GovEnergy 2012 Agenda Federal Energy Management Program femp.energy.gov 3 $169 $181 $291 $281 $335 $469 $1,081 $3,544 $2,565 $122 $54 $92 $70 $139 $110 $142 $64 $165 $429 $36 $123 $314 $166 $356 $457 $563 $369 $0

  11. Converting Interest into Action … Partnering with the National...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Ideate, design and engineer products collaboratively. Prototype, test and make products locally. Open Innovation Platform: Powered by BOTH co-creation and distributed ...

  12. Packaging and Transfer of Materials of National Security Interest Manual

    Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2000-09-29

    The purpose of this Technical Manual is to establish requirements for operational safety controls for onsite operations. This Technical Manual provides Department of Energy (DOE) technical safety requirements and policy objectives for development of an onsite packaging and transfer program, pursuant to DOE O 461.1; the DOE contractor must document this program in its onsite packaging and transfer manual/procedures. Does not cancel other directives.

  13. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    the impact of severe accidents at nuclear power plants on the surrounding environment. ... sample annual weather data and generate statistics that describe the effects of weather ...

  14. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    This model can be used to look at risk and uncertainty associated with events such as standard air pollution, economic modeling, and loss of lead shielding in the absence of a loss ...

  15. file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\VM3\My%20Documents\hc6-6a_

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    6a. Usage Indicators by Type of Rented Housing Unit, Million U.S. Households, 2001 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | Type of Rented Housing Unit | | |_______________________________________________________| | | | | | | | | Apartments in Buildings | | | | | With | | | | |___________________________| | | Total | | | | | | Rented | | Two to Four | Five or More| | Usage Indicators | Units |Single-Family| Units |

  16. Microsoft Word - final financial plan v4 edits accepted.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Clauses (CRAC) and the Dividend Distribution Clause (DDC), the rate adjustment and rebate mechanisms used since the 2002 Power Rate Case. Conditions that affect BPA's...

  17. Draft BPA financial plan - June 2008

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Clauses (CRAC) and the Dividend Distribution Clause (DDC), the rate adjustment and rebate mechanisms used since the 2002 Power Rate Case. Conditions that affect BPA's...

  18. ACRF Data Collection and Processing Infrastructure

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... This, in turn, reduces downtime and instrument outages. Centralizing the monitoring ... 2004, ARM TR-046 engineering design, review, and testing will have long-term dividends. ...

  19. Oversight of Performance-based Contracts

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE's use of performance-based approaches in acquiring everything from routine services to construction of complex research facilities to environmental clean-up has yielded impressive dividends...

  20. 2013 Financial Review

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    contributed to reduced profitability for these companies compared to previous years. * Free cash flow remained low compared to previous years. Share repurchases and dividends were...

  1. This Week In Petroleum Summary Printer-Friendly Version

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    The difference between cash from operations and capital expenditures, known as free cash flow, is the cash a company can use to service debt payments, pay dividends to...

  2. ,"Housing Units1","Average Square Footage Per Housing Unit",...

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    ... U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy and Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). 5Rented includes households that occupy their primary housing unit without payment of rent. ...

  3. Application of Nonlinear Elastic Resonance Spectroscopy For Damage Detection In Concrete: An Interesting Story

    SciTech Connect

    Byers, Loren W.; Ten Cate, James A.; Johnson, Paul A.

    2012-06-28

    Nonlinear resonance ultrasound spectroscopy experiments conducted on concrete cores, one chemically and mechanically damaged by alkali-silica reactivity, and one undamaged, show that this material displays highly nonlinear wave behavior, similar to many other damaged materials. They find that the damaged sample responds more nonlinearly, manifested by a larger resonant peak and modulus shift as a function of strain amplitude. The nonlinear response indicates that there is a hysteretic influence in the stress-strain equation of state. Further, as in some other materials, slow dynamics are present. The nonlinear response they observe in concrete is an extremely sensitive indicator of damage. Ultimately, nonlinear wave methods applied to concrete may be used to guide mixing, curing, or other production techniques, in order to develop materials with particular desired qualities such as enhanced strength or chemical resistance, and to be used for damage inspection.

  4. Method of recommending items to a user based on user interest

    DOEpatents

    Bollen, John; Van De Sompel, Herbert

    2013-11-05

    Although recording of usage data is common in scholarly information services, its exploitation for the creation of value-added services remains limited due to concerns regarding, among others, user privacy, data validity, and the lack of accepted standards for the representation, sharing and aggregation of usage data. A technical, standards-based architecture for sharing usage information is presented. In this architecture, OpenURL-compliant linking servers aggregate usage information of a specific user community as it navigates the distributed information environment that it has access to. This usage information is made OAI-PMH harvestable so that usage information exposed by many linking servers can be aggregated to facilitate the creation of value-added services with a reach beyond that of a single community or a single information service.

  5. Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Learn how the Energy Department is investing in the next generation of workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math on Twitter this Thursday at 4:00pm ET.

  6. Interest of Electrostimulation of Peripheral Motor Nerves during Percutaneous Thermal Ablation

    SciTech Connect

    Tsoumakidou, Georgia Garnon, Julien Ramamurthy, Nitin Buy, Xavier Gangi, Afshin

    2013-12-15

    Purpose: We present our experience of utilizing peripheral nerve electrostimulation as a complementary monitoring technique during percutaneous thermal ablation procedures; and we highlight its utility and feasibility in the prevention of iatrogenic neurologic thermal injury. Methods: Peripheral motor nerve electrostimulation was performed in 12 patients undergoing percutaneous image-guided thermal ablations of spinal/pelvic lesions in close proximity to the spinal cord and nerve roots. Electrostimulation was used in addition to existing insulation (active warming/cooling with hydrodissection, passive insulation with CO{sub 2} insufflation) and temperature monitoring (thermocouples) techniques. Impending neurologic deficit was defined as a visual reduction of muscle response or need for a stronger electric current to evoke muscle contraction, compared with baseline. Results: Significant reduction of the muscle response to electrostimulation was observed in three patients during the ablation, necessitating temporary interruption, followed by injection of warm/cool saline. This resulted in complete recovery of the muscle response in two cases, while for the third patient the response did not improve and the procedure was terminated. No patient experienced postoperative motor deficit. Conclusion: Peripheral motor nerve electrostimulation is a simple, easily accessible technique allowing early detection of impending neurologic injury during percutaneous image-guided thermal ablation. It complements existing monitoring techniques and provides a functional assessment along the whole length of the nerve.

  7. NAWIG News: The Quarterly Newsletter of the Native American Wind Interest Group; Summer 2005

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2005-09-01

    The United States is home to more than 700 American Indian tribes and Native Alaska villages and corporations located on 96 million acres. Many of these tribes and villages have excellent wind resources that could be commercially developed to meet their electricity needs or for electricity export. The Wind Powering America program engages Native Americans in wind energy development, and as part of that effort, the NAWIG newsletter informs readers of events in the Native American/wind energy community.

  8. Microsoft PowerPoint - HAB1111-Conflict of Interest-Marla final.pptx

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Marla Marvin, RL Office of Chief Counsel Marla Marvin, RL Office of Chief Counsel Hanford Progress Update - Page 1 November 2011 RL Office of Chief Counsel RL Office of Chief Counsel Purpose of this Presentation Purpose of this Presentation Educate the Board on existing rules applicable to HAB from * HAB Operating Ground Rules http://www hanford gov/?page=449 HAB Operating Ground Rules http://www.hanford.gov/?page=449 * DOE Manual 515.1-1 on the Advisory Committee Management Program // / / / /

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Form (10-19-2000) Estimated Budget Form Offeror's Name And Address: Principal Investigator Name: Telephone Number: Project Title: Proposed Lower-Tier Subcontractor(s) Organization's Name and Address: Telephone Number: Type of Business: Approval Signatures: _____________________________ ___________ (Signature) Date _________________________________________ (Typed Name) _____________________________ ___________ (Signature) Date _________________________________________ (Typed Name) NREL Form

  10. November 8, 2005 Letter to People Interested in BPA's 2007-2009...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Dec. 7, 2005 Sheraton, Ballroom Doubletree Hotel, Mt. St. Helens room 1320 Broadway Plaza 1000 NE Multnomah St Tacoma, WA 98402 Portland, OR 97232 (800) 325-3535 (503) 281-6111...

  11. Heritage Is a Part of DOE Advisory Board Secretary's Interest in

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Science Bowl | Department of Energy

    Henderson County North Middle School wins 2015 DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl Henderson County North Middle School wins 2015 DOE West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl February 6, 2015 - 12:08pm Addthis 1st Place Henderson County North Middle School, from left: (Top) Deegan Lawrence, Coach Chris Fifer and D.J. Banks. (Bottom) Luke Payne, Alex Chandler and Nick Cissell (not pictured). 1st Place Henderson County North Middle School, from left:

  12. Low-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    For example, "Gold Star" projects, which are guided by an energy assessment and consist of ... As an alternative to the Gold Star level, the Silver Star allows homeowners to initiate ...

  13. Debt-for-nature swaps: A new strategy for protecting environmental interests in developing nations

    SciTech Connect

    Hamlin, T.B. )

    1989-01-01

    Nature swaps are a generally well-conceived approach to mitigating the destruction of environmentally sensitive areas in developing nations while remaining sensitive to the economic needs of developing countries. They allow developing countries to dedicate some of their debt repayment to local projects, thus benefiting both their economies and the environment. Swaps also help them obtain assistance from environmental organizations in developed nations to manage their own natural resources. Environmentalists, through the purchase of steeply discounted debt, maximize their investment in tropical forest preservation. In addition they can strengthen environmental organizations in developing nations by including local environmentalists in both policy decisionmaking and the implementation of conservation projects. Debt-for-nature swaps also keep the subject of tropical deforestation on the agenda of the international community and offer small international lending institutions a socially redeeming means of removing bad loans from their ledgers. Finally, each government's authority to choose its own development objectives is only slightly encumbered by sharing decisionmaking authority with the environmentalists. Essentially, the swapping governments have agreed to cooperate. consequently, tropical forests only have as much protection as the tropical states desire. This does not mean that swaps are of little moment. Hopefully, collaboration between conservationists in the developed world and leaders of the developing nations will contribute to a constructive framework for future efforts to preserve the earth's tropical forests.

  14. LRL interest in U-233 (Technical Report) | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    This document is a two-page trip report of Hanford personnel to Lawrence Livermore in ... HISTORICAL ASPECTS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABORATORY; NUCLEAR WEAPONS Word Cloud ...

  15. The Public Utility Holding Company Act: Is reform or repeal in the public interest?

    SciTech Connect

    Penn, D.W.

    1996-11-01

    One of the dangers in policy debates, especially those involving many complex and interrelated subjects, is that the debate will plunge into the depths of details to the exclusion of firmly establishing overarching logic and principles. Sometimes this is because it is extremely difficult for the human brain simultaneously to think of many things at many levels. Sometimes it is because that central logic is forgotten along the way or, worse, never in place to begin with. The policy debate on electricity industry restructuring is no exception. This danger of concentrating on the details and obscuring the central principles permeates the wide-ranging restructuring debates, and certainly has contaminated questions about the subissue of the Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA).

  16. Heritage Is a Part of DOE Advisory Board Secretary’s Interest in Environmental Cleanup

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board secretary Lisa Hagy says the board is an important link between the community and the DOE Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program.

  17. New MIT design revives interest in high-field approach to fusion

    SciTech Connect

    Kramer, David

    2015-10-15

    Tokamaks made with high-temperature superconductors may offer a less expensive, more compact route to fusion power, if their coils can withstand the tremendous forces.

  18. U. S. statutes of general interest to safeguards and security officers

    SciTech Connect

    Cadwell, J.J.

    1988-01-01

    A handbook of enforcement provisions of Federal law and regulations was prepared for use by U.S. DOE Security Inspectors. This handbook provides security inspectors for the U.S. Department of Energy, security officers at Nuclear Regulatory Licensee facilities, and others with a single document containing most of the Federal law provisions available to assist them in enforcing agency regulations. The handbook contains selected enforcement provisions of Titles 18, 42 and 50 of the United States Code (USC). Topical coverage of Title 18 includes Espionage and Misrepresentation or Impersonation; Theft and Embezzlement; Malicious Mischief; Conspiracy; Search and Seizure. A miscellaneous section deals with explosives, blackmail, firearms, and other subjects. Certain enforcement sections of Title 42 of the USC (The Atomic Energy Act) and of the Internal Security Act of the United States Code (Title 50) are also provided. Finally, relevant parts of the Federal Property Management Regulations of Title 50, Chapter 101 of the Code of Federal Regulations are presented. A comprehensive index is provided based on key words.

  19. NAWIG News: The Quarterly Newsletter of the Native American Wind Interest Group, Fall 2009

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2009-09-01

    As part of its Native American outreach, DOE's Wind Powering America program has initiated a NAWIG newsletter to present Native American wind information, including projects, interviews with pioneers, issues, WPA activities, and related events. It is our hope that this newsletter will both inform and elicit comments and input on wind development in Indian Country. This issue profiles the Campo Band Wind Project in California and a feature on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's plans for a 100- to 125-MW project.

  20. Area of Interest 1. Interregional Electricity Reliability Issue and Assessment Analysis

    SciTech Connect

    Eto, Joseph H.

    2015-07-01

    In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) tasked Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in separate contracts, to provide coordinated technical support to the electricity industry for two national electricity reliability initiatives. The first initiative focused on improving the frequency response of each of the three North American interconnections. The second initiative focused on improving industry understanding of the causes and consequences of fault-induced delayed voltage recovery, which has been observed in all three interconnections. Both initiatives were conducted in close coordination with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Western Electric Coordination Council (WECC) and involved the participation of leading utilities from across the United States. This is the final report on LBNL’s activities. It consists of summaries of each activity, including references to published documents that were prepared through the course of the project. (Activities under taken by PNNL are reported on in a separate report.)

  1. OM 14-66; Board's Interest Rate Remains 3 Percent for the Fourth...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    However, no case may be in the program for more than 60 days. * The preferred method of conducting settlement conferences is to have the parties or their representatives attend in ...

  2. Spatial mapping of greenhouse gases using laser absorption spectrometers at local scales of interest

    SciTech Connect

    Dobler, Jeremy

    2015-09-22

    This presentation provides and overview of the development off the GreenLITE system for spatial mapping of atmospheric CO2. The original system was developed for supporting MRV activities for ground carbon storage facilities and has since been expanded to cover larger areas and other applications.

  3. CONTROLLED DOCUMENT OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST (OPI): AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT: Weapon Quality Division

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    ON-LINE AT: Weapon Quality Division http://www.nnsa.energy.gov printed copies are uncontrolled NNSA POLICY LETTER Approved: 11-24-15 WEAPON QUALITY POLICY NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Office of Defense Programs NAP-24A THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK NAP-24A 1 11-24-15 WEAPON QUALITY POLICY 1. PURPOSE. The purpose of this document, NAP-24A, Weapon Quality Policy, is to identify the quality requirements applicable to weapon activities of the NNSA Federal personnel, contractors and

  4. CONTROLLED DOCUMENT OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST (OPI): AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: Office of Defense Nuclear Security

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Nuclear Security http://nnsa.energy.gov Printed Copies are Uncontrolled SUPPLEMENTAL DIRECTIVE Approved: 4-1-16 DEFENSE NUCLEAR SECURITY FEDERAL OVERSIGHT PROCESS NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Office of Defense Nuclear Security NNSA SD 470.4-1 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK NNSA SD 470.4-1 1 4-1-16 DEFENSE NUCLEAR SECURITY FEDERAL OVERSIGHT PROCESS 1. PURPOSE. This National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Supplemental Directive (SD) prescribes the Defense Nuclear Security

  5. Are you an HR Professional or are you interested in the HR career...

    Energy Saver

    You will be prompted to click on the special link. Then follow the prompts to complete your profile, this will include setting up a password and answering security questions. If ...

  6. National Utility Financial Statement model (NUFS). Volume I of III: Model overview and description. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-10-29

    The National Utility Financial Statement (NUFS) model which takes the output for the electric utility sector from the Midterm Energy Forecasting System (MEFS) model and forecasts electric utility financial statements is described. NUFS forecasts separately for public and investor owned utilities, the following tables for each region on an annual basis: income statement; balance sheet; sources and uses of funds; development of revenue requirement on an annual basis; reconciliation of tax expenses, current taxes and income taxes at a 46% statutory rate; interest coverage; external financing as a percent of total uses of funds; AFUDC as a percentage of total uses of funds; book value and market to book rate; dividends per share; and actual return on equity. In addition, NUFS has been designed to supply inputs to the MEFS iterative solution process. The first such input is the fixed charge rates for each plant type. This quantity is used to form the objective function for the MEFS electric utility model. The second set of inputs are for the existing MEFS electricity price forecasting module. These inputs are referred to as pricing coefficients and old money revenue requirements.

  7. The use of artificially intelligent agents with bounded rationality in the study of economic markets

    SciTech Connect

    Rajan, V.; Slagle, J.R.

    1996-12-31

    The concepts of {open_quote}knowledge{close_quote} and {open_quote}rationality{close_quote} are of central importance to fields of science that are interested in human behavior and learning, such as artificial intelligence, economics, and psychology. The similarity between artificial intelligence and economics - both are concerned with intelligent thought, rational behavior, and the use and acquisition of knowledge - has led to the use of economic models as a paradigm for solving problems in distributed artificial intelligence (DAI) and multi agent systems (MAS). What we propose is the opposite; the use of artificial intelligence in the study of economic markets. Over the centuries various theories of market behavior have been advanced. The prevailing theory holds that an asset`s current price converges to the risk adjusted value of the rationally expected dividend stream. While this rational expectations model holds in equilibrium or near-equilibrium conditions, it does not sufficiently explain conditions of market disequilibrium. An example of market disequilibrium is the phenomenon of a speculative bubble. We present an example of using artificially intelligent agents with bounded rationality in the study of speculative bubbles.

  8. Low Temperature Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. A Strategy for the Direct Observation of Quadrupolar Nuclides of Biological Interest.

    SciTech Connect

    Ellis, Paul D.; Lipton, Andrew S.

    2007-01-01

    This review presents a self-contained summary of the experimental methods necessary to perform a low temperature solid-state NMR experiment. Specific references are made for Zn? and Mg?. However, this is not a comprehensive review of the NMR literature of these nuclides. As the review is concerned with solid-state NMR spectroscopy of quadrupolar nuclides, we limit the discussions to odd-half-integral spin systems, i.e. 3/2, 5/2, 7/2, and 9/2 spins. The reason for the limitation is due to the relative ease of observing the central transition, which is common to all of these nuclides. The review is divided into two major sections; the first dealing with experimental methods, e.g. use of low temperature, magnetization transfer, spin echo methods, and questions dealing with nonspecific binding. Following those discussions we turn to the introduction of structure into the experiment, i.e. the use triple resonance experiments to selectively introduce dipolar interactions and the use of molecular theory.

  9. Natural gas based energy systems - how New Zealand decided not to act in its own best interest

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    Jawetz, P.

    1983-01-01

    New Zealand's gas reserves in the Taranaki province could be used as a basis to replace a petroleum-energy-fueled transportation system by a methanol and compressed natural gas (CNG) transportation system leading to future introduction of methanol, ethanol, and fuel gases, produced from other sources e.g. biomass, coal, and peat. Instead, New Zealand seems to opt temporarily for a wasteful use of the natural gas in order to produce a gasoline-like fuel in a methanol-to-synthetic gasoline (MTG) process. The product will then be incorporated with streams from imported petroleum at the petroleum refinery. This route leads to a 25 percent utilization, approximately, of potential transportation fuel use of the gas while still perpetuating New Zealand's dependency on imported crude.

  10. Expectations for {sup 12}C and {sup 16}O induced fusion cross sections at energies of astrophysical interest.

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    Jiang, C. L.; Rehm, K. E.; Back, B. B.; Janssens, R.V.F; Physics

    2007-01-12

    The extrapolations of cross sections for fusion reactions involving {sup 12}C and {sup 16}O nuclei down to energies relevant for explosive stellar burning have been reexamined. Based on a systematic study of fusion in heavier systems, it is expected that a suppression of the fusion process will also be present in these light heavy-ion systems at extreme sub-barrier energies due to the saturation properties of nuclear matter. Previous phenomenological extrapolations of the S factor for light heavy-ion fusion based on optical model calculations may therefore have overestimated the corresponding reaction rates. A new 'recipe' is proposed to extrapolate S factors for light heavy-ion reactions to low energies taking the hindrance behavior into account. It is based on a fit to the logarithmic derivative of the experimental cross section which is much less sensitive to overall normalization discrepancies between different data sets than other approaches. This method, therefore, represents a significant improvement over other extrapolations. The impact on the astrophysical reaction rates is discussed.

  11. Expectations for {sup 12}C and {sup 16}O induced fusion cross sections at energies of astrophysical interest

    SciTech Connect

    Jiang, C. L.; Rehm, K. E.; Back, B. B.; Janssens, R. V. F. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    2007-01-15

    The extrapolations of cross sections for fusion reactions involving {sup 12}C and {sup 16}O nuclei down to energies relevant for explosive stellar burning have been reexamined. Based on a systematic study of fusion in heavier systems, it is expected that a suppression of the fusion process will also be present in these light heavy-ion systems at extreme sub-barrier energies due to the saturation properties of nuclear matter. Previous phenomenological extrapolations of the S factor for light heavy-ion fusion based on optical model calculations may therefore have overestimated the corresponding reaction rates. A new ''recipe'' is proposed to extrapolate S factors for light heavy-ion reactions to low energies taking the hindrance behavior into account. It is based on a fit to the logarithmic derivative of the experimental cross section which is much less sensitive to overall normalization discrepancies between different data sets than other approaches. This method, therefore, represents a significant improvement over other extrapolations. The impact on the astrophysical reaction rates is discussed.

  12. CONTROLLED DOCUMENT OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST (OPI): AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: Office of Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation

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    Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation http://nnsa.energy.gov printed copies are uncontrolled NNSA POLICY LETTER Approved: 2-24-16 Responsibilities for Independent Cost Estimates NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Office of Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation NAP-28 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK NAP-28 1 2-24-16 RESPONSIBILITIES FOR INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATES 1. PURPOSE. To establish policy and responsibilities for conducting Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs) and Independent Cost

  13. Web Resources | Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center

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    Useful Links * American Society of Plant Biologists * Arizona State University Center for Bioenergy & Photosynthesis * Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels * Center ...

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    ... power of cur- rent supercomputers now makes possible the exploration of complex problems in many scientific fields, from genomic analysis to computational fluid dynamics. ...

  15. char_household2001.pdf

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    6a. Household Characteristics by Type of Rented Housing Unit, Million U.S. Households, 2001 Household Characteristics RSE Column Factor: Total Rented Units Type of Rented Housing Unit RSE Row Factors Single-Family Apartments in Buildings With Mobile Home Two to Four Units Five or More Units 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.9 2.5 Total Rented Units ........................ 34.3 10.5 7.4 15.2 1.1 6.9 Household Size 1 Person ....................................... 12.3 2.5 2.6 7.0 0.3 10.0 2 Persons

  16. PROJECT PROFILE: Solstice Initiative (SEEDS2-SES) | Department...

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    should be used to qualify customers for community solar. Using customer data on income, FICO score, and utility, rent, and cell phone repayment history, the project tests whether ...

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  1. Complete genome sequence of the facultatively chemolithoautotrophic and methylotrophic alpha Proteobacterium Starkeya novella type strain (ATCC 8093T)

    SciTech Connect

    Kappler, Ulrike; Davenport, Karen W.; Beatson, Scott; Lucas, Susan; Lapidus, Alla L.; Copeland, A; Berry, Kerrie W.; Glavina Del Rio, Tijana; Hammon, Nancy; Dalin, Eileen; Tice, Hope; Pitluck, Sam; Richardson, P M; Bruce, David; Goodwin, Lynne A.; Han, Cliff; Tapia, Roxanne; Detter, J. Chris; Chang, Yun-Juan; Jeffries, Cynthia; Land, Miriam L; Hauser, Loren John; Kyrpides, Nikos C; Goker, Markus; Ivanova, N; Klenk, Hans-Peter; Woyke, Tanja

    2012-01-01

    Starkeya novella (Starkey 1934) Kelly et al. 2000 is a member of the family Xanthobacteraceae in the order Rhizobiales , which is thus far poorly characterized at the genome level. Cultures from this spe- cies are most interesting due to their facultatively chemolithoautotrophic lifestyle, which allows them to both consume carbon dioxide and to produce it. This feature makes S. novella an interesting model or- ganism for studying the genomic basis of regulatory networks required for the switch between con- sumption and production of carbon dioxide, a key component of the global carbon cycle. In addition, S. novella is of interest for its ability to grow on various inorganic sulfur compounds and several C1- compounds such as methanol. Besides Azorhizobium caulinodans, S. novella is only the second spe- cies in the family Xanthobacteraceae with a completely sequenced genome of a type strain. The cur- rent taxonomic classification of this group is in significant conflict with the 16S rRNA data. The ge- nomic data indicate that the physiological capabilities of the organism might have been underestimat- ed. The 4,765,023 bp long chromosome with its 4,511 protein-coding and 52 RNA genes was se- quenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute Community Sequencing Program (CSP) 2008.

  2. Psychologically Healthy Workplace Practices = Good Business

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Creating a psychologically healthy workplace is not just the right thing to do for employees; it’s also the smart thing to do for an organization’s financial well being and productivity. A small investment in psychologically healthy work practices can pay big dividends in years to come.

  3. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE LEADS TO EARLY DETECTION AT WIPP SITE

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Carlsbad, NM - The effectiveness of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) preventive maintenance program paid huge dividends late last month when an issue with a steel rope on the project’s waste conveyance was identified during a routine inspection.

  4. Criteria for determining the effectiveness of utility-initiated energy assistance

    SciTech Connect

    Costello, Ken

    2010-04-15

    The affordability of electricity and natural gas to all households requires some form of energy assistance, funded by utilities and their customers. Good regulation demands that EA initiatives have favorable benefit-cost ratios. Regulators should strive to assure that each dollar expended returns the highest possible dividend and that EA initiatives do not seriously impede other regulatory objectives. (author)

  5. NGS: Possible Applications for Forensic DNA Analysis, What does the Person of Interest look like? ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)

    ScienceCinema

    Callaghan, Thomas [FBI Laboratory

    2016-07-12

    Thomas Callaghan on "NGS: Possible Applications for Forensic DNA Analysis" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  6. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. Final Project Report. California Energy Balance Update and Decomposition Analysis for the Industry and Building Sectors

    SciTech Connect

    de la Rue du Can, Stephane; Hasanbeigi, Ali; Sathaye, Jayant

    2010-12-01

    This report on the California Energy Balance version 2 (CALEB v2) database documents the latest update and improvements to CALEB version 1 (CALEB v1) and provides a complete picture of how energy is supplied and consumed in the State of California. The CALEB research team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) performed the research and analysis described in this report. CALEB manages highly disaggregated data on energy supply, transformation, and end-use consumption for about 40 different energy commodities, from 1990 to 2008. This report describes in detail California's energy use from supply through end-use consumption as well as the data sources used. The report also analyzes trends in energy demand for the "Manufacturing" and "Building" sectors. Decomposition analysis of energy consumption combined with measures of the activity driving that consumption quantifies the effects of factors that shape energy consumption trends. The study finds that a decrease in energy intensity has had a very significant impact on reducing energy demand over the past 20 years. The largest impact can be observed in the industry sector where energy demand would have had increased by 358 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) if subsectoral energy intensities had remained at 1997 levels. Instead, energy demand actually decreased by 70 TBtu. In the "Building" sector, combined results from the "Service" and "Residential" subsectors suggest that energy demand would have increased by 264 TBtu (121 TBtu in the "Services" sector and 143 TBtu in the "Residential" sector) during the same period, 1997 to 2008. However, energy demand increased at a lesser rate, by only 162 TBtu (92 TBtu in the "Services" sector and 70 TBtu in the "Residential" sector). These energy intensity reductions can be indicative of energyefficiency improvements during the past 10 years. The research presented in this report provides a basis for developing an energy-efficiency performance index to measure progress over time in the State of California.

  7. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program Development of a Computer-based Benchmarking and Analytical Tool. Benchmarking and Energy & Water Savings Tool in Dairy Plants (BEST-Dairy)

    SciTech Connect

    Xu, Tengfang; Flapper, Joris; Ke, Jing; Kramer, Klaas; Sathaye, Jayant

    2012-02-01

    The overall goal of the project is to develop a computer-based benchmarking and energy and water savings tool (BEST-Dairy) for use in the California dairy industry - including four dairy processes - cheese, fluid milk, butter, and milk powder. BEST-Dairy tool developed in this project provides three options for the user to benchmark each of the dairy product included in the tool, with each option differentiated based on specific detail level of process or plant, i.e., 1) plant level; 2) process-group level, and 3) process-step level. For each detail level, the tool accounts for differences in production and other variables affecting energy use in dairy processes. The dairy products include cheese, fluid milk, butter, milk powder, etc. The BEST-Dairy tool can be applied to a wide range of dairy facilities to provide energy and water savings estimates, which are based upon the comparisons with the best available reference cases that were established through reviewing information from international and national samples. We have performed and completed alpha- and beta-testing (field testing) of the BEST-Dairy tool, through which feedback from voluntary users in the U.S. dairy industry was gathered to validate and improve the tool's functionality. BEST-Dairy v1.2 was formally published in May 2011, and has been made available for free downloads from the internet (i.e., http://best-dairy.lbl.gov). A user's manual has been developed and published as the companion documentation for use with the BEST-Dairy tool. In addition, we also carried out technology transfer activities by engaging the dairy industry in the process of tool development and testing, including field testing, technical presentations, and technical assistance throughout the project. To date, users from more than ten countries in addition to those in the U.S. have downloaded the BEST-Dairy from the LBNL website. It is expected that the use of BEST-Dairy tool will advance understanding of energy and water usage in individual dairy plants, augment benchmarking activities in the market places, and facilitate implementation of efficiency measures and strategies to save energy and water usage in the dairy industry. Industrial adoption of this emerging tool and technology in the market is expected to benefit dairy plants, which are important customers of California utilities. Further demonstration of this benchmarking tool is recommended, for facilitating its commercialization and expansion in functions of the tool. Wider use of this BEST-Dairy tool and its continuous expansion (in functionality) will help to reduce the actual consumption of energy and water in the dairy industry sector. The outcomes comply very well with the goals set by the AB 1250 for PIER program.

  8. NGS: Possible Applications for Forensic DNA Analysis, What does the Person of Interest look like? ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)

    SciTech Connect

    Callaghan, Thomas

    2012-06-01

    Thomas Callaghan on "NGS: Possible Applications for Forensic DNA Analysis" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  9. Promoter sequence of 3-phosphoglycerate kinase gene 1 of lactic acid-producing fungus rhizopus oryzae and a method of expressing a gene of interest in fungal species

    DOEpatents

    Gao, Johnway [Richland, WA; Skeen, Rodney S [Pendleton, OR

    2002-10-15

    The present invention provides the promoter clone discovery of phosphoglycerate kinase gene 1 of a lactic acid-producing filamentous fungal strain, Rhizopus oryzae. The isolated promoter can constitutively regulate gene expression under various carbohydrate conditions. In addition, the present invention also provides a design of an integration vector for the transformation of a foreign gene in Rhizopus oryzae.

  10. Promoter sequence of 3-phosphoglycerate kinase gene 2 of lactic acid-producing fungus rhizopus oryzae and a method of expressing a gene of interest in fungal species

    DOEpatents

    Gao, Johnway [Richland, WA; Skeen, Rodney S [Pendleton, OR

    2003-03-04

    The present invention provides the promoter clone discovery of phosphoglycerate kinase gene 2 of a lactic acid-producing filamentous fungal strain, Rhizopus oryzae. The isolated promoter can constitutively regulate gene expression under various carbohydrate conditions. In addition, the present invention also provides a design of an integration vector for the transformation of a foreign gene in Rhizopus oryzae.

  11. Area of Interest 1, CO2 at the Interface. Nature and Dynamics of the Reservoir/Caprock Contact and Implications for Carbon Storage Performance

    SciTech Connect

    Mozley, Peter; Evans, James; Dewers, Thomas

    2014-10-31

    We examined the influence of geologic features present at the reservoir/caprock interface on the transmission of supercritical CO2 into and through caprock. We focused on the case of deformation-band faults in reservoir lithologies that intersect the interface and transition to opening-mode fractures in caprock lithologies. Deformation-band faults are exceeding common in potential CO2 injection units and our fieldwork in Utah indicates that this sort of transition is common. To quantify the impact of these interface features on flow and transport we first described the sedimentology and permeability characteristics of selected sites along the Navajo Sandstone (reservoir lithology) and Carmel Formation (caprock lithology) interface, and along the Slickrock Member (reservoir lithology) and Earthy Member (caprock lithology) of the Entrada Sandstone interface, and used this information to construct conceptual permeability models for numerical analysis. We then examined the impact of these structures on flow using single-phase and multiphase numerical flow models for these study sites. Key findings include: (1) Deformation-band faults strongly compartmentalize the reservoir and largely block cross-fault flow of supercritical CO2. (2) Significant flow of CO2 through the fractures is possible, however, the magnitude is dependent on the small-scale geometry of the contact between the opening-mode fracture and the deformation band fault. (3) Due to the presence of permeable units in the caprock, caprock units are capable of storing significant volumes of CO2, particularly when the fracture network does not extend all the way through the caprock. The large-scale distribution of these deformation-bandfault-to-opening-mode-fractures is related to the curvature of the beds, with greater densities of fractures in high curvature regions. We also examined core and outcrops from the Mount Simon Sandstone and Eau Claire Formation reservoir/caprock interface in order to extend our work to a reservoir/caprock pair this is currently being assessed for long-term carbon storage. These analyses indicate that interface features similar to those observed at the Utah sites 3 were not observed. Although not directly related to our main study topic, one byproduct of our investigation is documentation of exceptionally high degrees of heterogeneity in the pore-size distribution of the Mount Simon Sandstone. This suggests that the unit has a greater-than-normal potential for residual trapping of supercritical CO2.

  12. Quantifying the impact of material-model error on macroscale quantities-of-interest using multiscale a posteriori error-estimation techniques

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Brown, Judith A.; Bishop, Joseph E.

    2016-07-20

    An a posteriori error-estimation framework is introduced to quantify and reduce modeling errors resulting from approximating complex mesoscale material behavior with a simpler macroscale model. Such errors may be prevalent when modeling welds and additively manufactured structures, where spatial variations and material textures may be present in the microstructure. We consider a case where a <100> fiber texture develops in the longitudinal scanning direction of a weld. Transversely isotropic elastic properties are obtained through homogenization of a microstructural model with this texture and are considered the reference weld properties within the error-estimation framework. Conversely, isotropic elastic properties are considered approximatemore » weld properties since they contain no representation of texture. Errors introduced by using isotropic material properties to represent a weld are assessed through a quantified error bound in the elastic regime. Lastly, an adaptive error reduction scheme is used to determine the optimal spatial variation of the isotropic weld properties to reduce the error bound.« less

  13. appl_household2001.pdf

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    6a. Appliances by Type of Rented Housing Unit, Million U.S. Households, 2001 Appliance Types and Characteristics RSE Column Factor: Total Rented Units Type of Rented Housing Unit RSE Row Factors Single-Family Apartments in Buildings With Mobile Home Two to Four Units Five or More Units 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.9 2.5 Total ............................................... 34.3 10.5 7.4 15.2 1.1 6.9 Kitchen Appliances Cooking Appliances Oven ........................................... 33.4 10.1 7.3 14.9 1.1

  14. spaceheat_household2001.pdf

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    6a. Space Heating by Type of Rented Housing Unit, Million U.S. Households, 2001 Space Heating Characteristics RSE Column Factor: Total Rented Units Type of Rented Housing Unit RSE Row Factors Single-Family Apartments in Buildings With Mobile Home Two to Four Units Five or More Units 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.9 2.5 Total ............................................... 34.3 10.5 7.4 15.2 1.1 6.9 Heat Home ..................................... 33.7 10.4 7.4 14.8 1.1 6.9 Do Not Heat Home

  15. DOE/SC-ARM/P-07-002.7 ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... 18 2.36 W-band (95 GHz) Atmospheric ... and to eliminate the need to rent a crane to install it. ... Ratio Station Mentor: David Cook, Argonne National ...

  16. ARM TR-008

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    ... 17 2.35 W-band (95 GHz) Atmospheric ... and to eliminate the need to rent a crane to install it. ... Station (EBBR) Mentor: David Cook, Argonne National ...

  17. From:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    technology such as HVDC Light Line, following the best practices in Canada and Europe. ... The States will not receive existing corridor rents. The cost of HVDC Light Line burial is ...

  18. TableHC11.3.xls

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Payment Method for Utility Bills Some Paid by Household...... 97.5 16.1 11.6 4.4 Some Paid, Some in Rent...... 4.7 ...

  19. TableHC14.3.xls

    Annual Energy Outlook

    Payment Method for Utility Bills Some Paid by Household...... 97.5 21.1 6.9 14.3 Some Paid, Some in Rent...... 4.7 ...

  20. TableHC12.3.xls

    Annual Energy Outlook

    Payment Method for Utility Bills Some Paid by Household...... 97.5 22.8 15.7 7.1 Some Paid, Some in Rent...... 4.7 ...

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    Elizabeth Kellogg Toni Kutchan Blake Meyers Todd Mockler Dmitri Nusinow Sona Pandey Dilip Shah Nigel Taylor Chris Topp James Umen Sam Wang Research Institutes Enterprise Rent-A-Car ...

  2. Annual Report: EPAct Complementary Program's Ultra-Deepwater...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Title IX, Subtitle J, Section 999A(d) of EPAct 2005 authorizes 50 million per year of federal oil and gas royalties, rents and bonus payments for an oil and natural gas research ...

  3. The original of this document contains information which is subject...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    ... When a friend of his step-son found himself addicted to drugs and homeless, the individual paid his rent and provided other financial support until the young man died. Ex. 9 at ...

  4. Type A Investigation- Subcontractor Fatality at the Savannah River Site Pond B Dam Upgrade Project, July 26, 2004

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    On July 26, 2004, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a truck driver (driver) was critically injured at the Savannah River Site, while loading a rented excavator onto a lowboy trailer for return to the rental company.

  5. Alternative Fuels Data Center

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center

    ... This program provides visitors the opportunity to rent PEVs at a discount and receive a tutorial on how to operate the vehicle as well as where and how to find charging stations in ...

  6. Lost Economies of Integration and the Costs of Creating Markets in Electricity Restructuring: Evidence from Ontario

    SciTech Connect

    Houldin, Russell William

    2005-10-01

    The public good nature of bulk grid electricity leads to a twist on the economic debate about oligopoly and economies of scale and scope. In contestability theory, the introduction of 'competitive conditions' aims to reduce oligopoly rents; in the case of Ontario, it seems that the attempt to create a 'competitive market' has created new opportunities for rent accrual. That suggests that a return to a more integrated system might be the best course of action.

  7. OSTI, IAEA collaboration yields increase in web access to DOE research |

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    OSTI, US Dept of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information OSTI, IAEA collaboration yields increase in web access to DOE research Back to the OSTI News Listing for 2008 Collaboration is paying dividends for researchers and the American public, as U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research reports previously unavailable on the World Wide Web become digitized and readily accessible. OSTI, through its longstanding participation in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  8. Energy Savings Week: Lowering Energy Bills with Efficient Home Heating

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    With winter in full swing in many parts of the U.S., your thermostat may be getting more attention than usual. Whether you have a furnace, boiler, or heat pump system, you want to make sure your home stays warm—especially as holiday guests arrive. Fortunately, the Energy Department’s efforts to improve efficiency standards is paying dividends with energy bills associated with heating and appliances lower compared to past holiday seasons.

  9. COLLOQUIUM: Atomic Tracings: The History of Radioisotopes in Science and

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Medicine | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab 14, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm MBG AUDITORIUM COLLOQUIUM: Atomic Tracings: The History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine Professor Angela N. H. Creager Princeton University After detonating the first nuclear weapons in Japan, to devastating effects, the U.S. government turned swiftly to promoting the peaceable dividends of atomic energy. The first such benefit took the form of radioactive isotopes, produced in a former Manhattan Project reactor and

  10. MW and FTFIR transitions of {sup 13}CH{sub 3}OH revisited and review of MW spectra of CH{sub 3}OH and {sup 13}CH{sub 3}OH of astrophysical interest

    SciTech Connect

    Xu, Li-Hong; Walsh, M.S.; Lees, R.M.

    1996-12-31

    Microwave (MW), millimeter-wave (MMW) and Fourier-transform far-infrared (FTFIR) transitions in the first two torsional states (v{sub t} = 0 below the barrier and v{sub t} = 1 straddling the barrier) of the ground vibrational state of C-13 methanol have been globally treated and successfully fitted to within assigned measurement uncertainties using a program (I. Kleiner and M. Godefroid private communication) originally designed for acetaldehyde (CH{sub 3}CHO) based on the formalism of Herbst et al. The {sup 13}CH{sub 3}OH data set (v {sub t} {le} 1, J {le} 20, K{sub max} {le} 14) contains 725 MW and MMW lines, assigned a {+-}50 kHz measurement uncertainty apart from a few K-doublet lines, and 6283 FTFIR lines each assigned an uncertainty of {+-}0.0002 cm{sup -1} = {+-}6 MHz. A very satisfactory convergent fit has been achieved using 55 adjustable and 2 fixed parameters, yielding an overall weighted standard deviation of 0.962. Calculations employing the parameters from the final fit reveal possible C-13 assignments for 28 lines appearing in natural abundance in the newly-measured methanol microwave atlas from 7 to 200 GHz compiled by the group of K. Takagi at Toyama University.

  11. Energy and water development appropriations for 1983. Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session. Part 7. Testimony of members of Congress and other interested individuals and organizations

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1982-01-01

    This volume contains justification material submitted in support of portions of the FY 83 budget for the Department of Energy under jurisdiction of the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee.

  12. DENSE PHASE REBURN COMBUSTION SYSTEM (DPRCS) DEMONSTRATION ON A 154 MWE TANGENTIAL FURNACE: ADDITIONAL AREA OF INTEREST-TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE AN IN-FURNACE MULTI-POLLUTANT REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE NOx, SO2 & Hg

    SciTech Connect

    Allen C. Wiley; Steven Castagnero; Geoff Green; Kevin Davis; David White

    2004-03-01

    Semi-dense phase pneumatic delivery and injection of calcium and sodium sorbents, and microfine powdered coal, at various sidewall elevations of an online operating coal-fired power plant, was investigated for the express purpose of developing an in-furnace, economic multi-pollutant reduction methodology for NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2} & Hg. The 154 MWe tangentially-fired furnace that was selected for a full-scale demonstration, was recently retrofitted for NO{sub x} reduction with a high velocity rotating-opposed over-fire air system. The ROFA system, a Mobotec USA technology, has a proven track record of breaking up laminar flow along furnace walls, thereby enhancing the mix of all constituents of combustion. The knowledge gained from injecting sorbents and micronized coal into well mixed combustion gases with significant improvement in particulate retention time, should serve well the goals of an in-furnace multi-pollutant reduction technology; that of reducing back-end cleanup costs on a wide variety of pollutants, on a cost per ton basis, by first accomplishing significant in-furnace reductions of all pollutants.

  13. ac_household2001.pdf

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    6a. Air Conditioning by Type of Rented Housing Unit, Million U.S. Households, 2001 Air Conditioning Characteristics RSE Column Factor: Total Rented Units Type of Rented Housing Unit RSE Row Factors Single-Family Apartments in Buildings With Mobile Home Two to Four Units Five or More Units 0.8 0.5 1.4 1.2 1.6 Households With Electric Air-Conditioning Equipment ........ 23.4 58.7 6.5 12.4 5.3 6.1 Air Conditioners Not Used ............ 0.9 1.1 Q 0.6 Q 23.0 Households Using Electric Air-Conditioning

  14. Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Rental car customers may be able to breathe a little easier during their next trip to the airport. Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National Car Rental, all brands operated by the subsidiaries of Enterprise Holdings, are converting their airport shuttle buses to run on biodiesel fuel. The move is a good one for the environment, and will ultimately reduce the company’s carbon emissions. “We are saving 420,000 gallons of petroleum diesel,”  says Lee Broughton, director of corporate identity and sustainability for Enterprise Holdings.    

  15. Petroleum taxation and efficiency: the Canadian system in question

    SciTech Connect

    Wahby, M.J.

    1983-08-01

    The question considered in this article is whether it is possible to have a tax that appropriates resource rents without imposing a penalty on potential petroleum production. It is submitted that a system of income taxes exists which partially fulfills the above requirements. The Canadian government has been moving towards this system of taxation since 1962 but its historical development has been slow. Topics discussed include: the efficient taxation of resource rents, a history of Canadian petroleum taxation, and the efficiency of the present petroleum tax system.

  16. Buildings Energy Data Book: 8.2 Residential Sector Water Consumption

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    3 2004 Water Use in Multi-Family Housing Units, In-Rent and Submetered Billing (Gallons per Unit per Day) In-Rent Indoor Water Use 143 121 15.3% Note(s): Source(s): Based on a regression analysis on a sample of 7,942 properties at 13 sample locations. Results are significant at the 95th percentile. Aquacraft, Inc./East Bay Municipal Utility District W, National Multiple Family Submetering and Allocation Billing Program Study, 2004. Estimated Savings Estimated Potential Range of Submetering from

  17. Calculating fairness. [Estimating fair return on equity for public utilities

    SciTech Connect

    Makholm, J.D.; Sander, D.O. )

    1993-11-15

    Despite the recent restructuring, unbundling, competition, and incentive regulation that has complicated the utility business, estimating the fair rate of return on equity (ROE) remains an important part of public utility base rate cases. For the past two decades, the two most popular methods that regulatory commissions have used for estimating the cost of equity capital for regulated utilities have been the dividend discount method (known as the Discounted Cash Flow model of DCF) and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (or CAPM). Both models use common stock price behavior to draw inferences about the cost of equity. The DCF combines a stock's dividend yield and its predicted dividend growth rate. The CAPM relates changes in a stock's price to changes in the overall market for security prices. These methods have come into question, however, as utilities have increasingly diversified into unregulated activities. When a utility's regulated activities account for 95 to 99 percent of its revenues, there is little practical need to question that its company-specific cost-of-equity capital is overwhelmingly dominated by its regulated activities. But as this percentage continues to decrease, a company's specific cost of equity, as calculated by the DCF or CAPM, is influenced to a larger degree by its unregulated subsidiaries. Two general remedies are available to resolve the problem of setting the fair ROE when the company has substantial holdings in unregulated subsidiaries. One is to abandon (either partially or fully) the practice of using company-specific market information and use a proxy group of comparable utilities instead. The other is to continue using company-specific data, but to adjust the resulting estimates to account for the utility's diversification activity.

  18. Setup reduction approaches for machining

    SciTech Connect

    Gillespie, L.K.

    1997-04-01

    Rapid setup is a common improvement approach in press working operations such as blanking and shearing. It has paid major dividends in the sheet metal industry. It also has been a major improvement thrust for high-production machining operations. However, the literature does not well cover all the setup operations and constraints for job shop work. This review provides some insight into the issues involved. It highlights the floor problems and provides insights for further improvement. The report is designed to provide a quick understanding of the issues.

  19. RESULTS OF THE EXTRACTION-SCRUB-STRIP TESTING USING AN IMPROVED SOLVENT FORMULATION AND SALT WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY SIMULATED WASTE

    SciTech Connect

    Peters, T.; Washington, A.; Fink, S.

    2012-01-09

    construction, will use the same process chemistry. The Office of Waste Processing (EM-31) expressed an interest in investigating the further optimization of the organic solvent by replacing the BoBCalixC6 extractant with a more efficient extractant. This replacement should yield dividends in improving cesium removal from the caustic waste stream, and in the rate at which the caustic waste can be processed. To that end, EM-31 provided funding for both the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). SRNL wrote a Task Technical Quality and Assurance Plan for this work. As part of the envisioned testing regime, it was decided to perform an ESS test using a simulated waste that simulated a typical envisioned SWPF feed, but with added potassium to make the waste more challenging. Potassium interferes in the cesium removal, and its concentration is limited in the feed to <1950 mg/L. The feed to MCU has typically contained <500 mg/L of potassium.

  20. COMPNAME","COMPID","YEAR","PLANTNAME","KIND","CONSTRUC","INSTALLED","MAXCAP","NE

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    RESERV","EQUIP","ROADS","TOTCOST","COSTCAP","GROSSEXP","OPERENG","WATER","HYDRAULIC","ELECTRIC","MISCHYDR","RENTS","MAINSUP","MAINSTRUC","MAINRES","MAINELEC","MAINMISC","TOTPROD","EXPKWH" "Anchorage City

  1. CERES: Cultivating Innovation

    ScienceCinema

    Hamilton, Richard (CERES, President and CEO)

    2014-04-11

    CERES, with the help of ARPA-E funding, has rethought biofuels from the ground up. Their forward thinking approach to overcoming the traditional barriers for biofuels has resulted in creating high biomass feedstocks for switchgrass, sorghum, and miscanthus varietals. These new breeds grow taller and thicker on traditionally low rent farmland that doesn't compete with corn or other food crops.

  2. CERES: Cultivating Innovation

    SciTech Connect

    Hamilton, Richard

    2014-03-06

    CERES, with the help of ARPA-E funding, has rethought biofuels from the ground up. Their forward thinking approach to overcoming the traditional barriers for biofuels has resulted in creating high biomass feedstocks for switchgrass, sorghum, and miscanthus varietals. These new breeds grow taller and thicker on traditionally low rent farmland that doesn't compete with corn or other food crops.

  3. NREL: Geothermal Technologies - Subscribe to Geothermal News Updates

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Subscribe to Geothermal News Updates Subscribe to receive email updates about geothermal technology activities. Subscribe Please provide and submit the following information to subscribe to updates about geothermal technology activities. The mailing list addresses are never sold, rented, distributed, or disclosed in any way. Name (first & last): Organization/Affiliation: Email Address: Submit Clear Form Unsubscribe Please enter your email address to unsubscribe from our mailing list. Email

  4. NREL: Technology Deployment - Subscribe to DGIC Updates

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Subscribe to DGIC Updates Subscribe or unsubscribe to receive DGIC Updates to learn about upcoming webinars and other announcements from the Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative. Subscribe Please provide and submit the following information to subscribe. The mailing list addresses are never sold, rented, distributed, or disclosed in any way. Email Address: Name (first & last): Organization/Affiliation: Submit Clear Form Unsubscribe Please enter your email address to

  5. Community Shared Solar: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR POLICY AND REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS ABSTRACT Shared solar, also called community solar, is an increasingly popular business model for deploying distributed solar technology. Shared solar projects allow customers that do not have suffcient solar resource, that rent their homes, or that are otherwise unable or unwilling to install solar on their residences, to buy or lease a portion of a shared solar system. The participant's share of the electricity generated is credited

  6. County, LANL consider colocation space

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    County, LANL consider colocation space County, LANL consider colocation space The space will be geared toward a wide range of users: entrepreneurs, freelances, young professionals, small business, visiting corporate employees, LANL staff, LANL strategic partners and youth. April 24, 2016 Y project logo The 2,400-square-foot facility at 150 Central Park Square will include a large open collaborative space, a private meeting room available for rent, a kitchen and "phone booths" for

  7. Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit , Kent, Washington (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit Kent, Washington PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Retrofit Type: Multifamily, affordable Builder: King County Housing Authority, Kent, Washington http://www.kcha.org/ Size: 108 units in 27 four-plexes Rent: 30% of household income Date completed: 2010 Climate Zone: Marine PERFORMANCE DATA State low-income weatherization investment: $385,850 for all 108 units $15,850 per 4-plex $3,858 per unit Site savings per unit: Billing analysis:

  8. Geothermal Mill Redevelopment Project in Massachusetts

    SciTech Connect

    Vale, A.Q.

    2009-03-17

    Anwelt Heritage Apartments, LLC redeveloped a 120-year old mill complex into a mixed-use development in a lower-income neighborhood in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Construction included 84 residential apartments rented as affordable housing to persons aged 62 and older. The Department of Energy (“DOE”) award was used as an essential component of financing the project to include the design and installation of a 200 ton geothermal system for space heating and cooling.

  9. Alternative Fuels Data Center

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center

    Idle Reduction Requirement A vehicle may not idle for more than five minutes from April through October in cities and counties where the local government has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Exemptions apply for the following: vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 14,000 pounds (lbs.) or less; emergency or law enforcement vehicles; airport ground support vehicles; rented/leased vehicles; to perform needed work, including

  10. Subcribe to @NWTC Newsletter | Wind | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Subscribe to the @NWTC Newsletter Subscribe or unsubscribe to @NWTC, the newsletter of the National Wind Technology Center. Subscribe Please provide and submit the following information to subscribe to the @NWTC newsletter. The mailing list addresses are never sold, rented, distributed, or disclosed in any way. Name (first & last): Organization/Affiliation: Email Address: Submit Clear Form Unsubscribe Please enter your email address to unsubscribe from the @NWTC mailing list. Email Address:

  11. Community impact documents

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Community and Shared Solar Community and Shared Solar Community and Shared Solar As the solar energy market rapidly expands, more people are exploring the possibility of going solar. While not everyone is able to install panels on their roofs, due to unsuitable roof space, living in a large condo building, or renting living space, alternative business models like community solar and shared solar are gaining popularity and increasing access to clean solar energy. Community solar business models

  12. Community and Shared Solar | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Community and Shared Solar Community and Shared Solar Community and Shared Solar As the solar energy market rapidly expands, more people are exploring the possibility of going solar. While not everyone is able to install panels on their roofs, due to unsuitable roof space, living in a large condo building, or renting living space, alternative business models like community solar and shared solar are gaining popularity and increasing access to clean solar energy. Community solar business models

  13. Evaluating Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes

    SciTech Connect

    Aldrich, Robb; Arena, Lois

    2013-02-01

    In an effort to improve housing options near Las Vegas, Nevada, the Clark County Community Resources Division (CCCRD) performs substantial renovations to foreclosed homes. After dramatic energy, aesthetic, and health and safety improvements are made, homes are rented or sold to qualified residents. This report describes the evaluation and selection of ventilation systems for these homes, including key considerations when selecting an ideal system. The report then describes CCCRD’s decision process with respect to ventilation.

  14. Accounting for Depletion of Oil and Gas Resources in Malaysia

    SciTech Connect

    Othman, Jamal Jafari, Yaghoob

    2012-12-15

    Since oil and gas are non-renewable resources, it is important to identify the extent to which they have been depleted. Such information will contribute to the formulation and evaluation of appropriate sustainable development policies. This paper provides an assessment of the changes in the availability of oil and gas resources in Malaysia by first compiling the physical balance sheet for the period 2000-2007, and then assessing the monetary balance sheets for the said resource by using the Net Present Value method. Our findings show serious reduction in the value of oil reserves from 2001 to 2005, due to changes in crude oil prices, and thereafter the depletion rates decreased. In the context of sustainable development planning, albeit in the weak sustainability sense, it will be important to ascertain if sufficient reinvestments of the estimated resource rents in related or alternative capitals are being attempted by Malaysia. For the study period, the cumulative resource rents were to the tune of RM61 billion. Through a depletion or resource rents policy, the estimated quantum may guide the identification of a reinvestment threshold (after considering needed capital investment for future development of the industry) in light of ensuring the future productive capacity of the economy at the time when the resource is exhausted.

  15. Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.9 Low-Income Housing

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    9 2005 Housing Unit Ownership, by Income Level and Weatherization Eligibility (Millions) Single-Family Multi-Family Unit Mobile Home 2005 Household Income Own Rent Own Rent Own Rent Less than $15,000 6.1 2.4 0.3 7.1 1.6 N.A. $15,000 to $30,000 11.0 3.0 0.4 5.8 2.2 0.3 $30,000 to $49,999 15.7 2.5 N.A 3.9 1.2 N.A. All Households 68.2 10.7 4.2 20.1 5.7 1.0 Federally Eligible 10.9 4.5 1.1 9.4 2.5 0.6 Federally Ineligible 57.3 6.2 3.1 10.7 3.2 0.4 Below 100% Poverty Line 5.3 2.4 0.7 6.1 1.5 0.3

  16. Access Framework: Model Text (November 2011): An Act to Establish a Framework for Development of Offshore Wind Power

    SciTech Connect

    Jeremy Firestone; Dawn Kurtz Crompton

    2011-10-22

    The model offshore wind power legislation focused on two aspects: compensation for use of ocean space and environmental assessment. In particular, the model legislation recommends the adoption of a rent and royalty scheme that is premised on high rent and low royalties in order to stimulate qualified bids from developers who are motivated to begin production as early as possible and to discourage sham bidding. The model legislation also includes a provision that sets royalties at a lower rate in the early years of project operation, and that provides states with the discretion to waive or defer rent and/or royalties for a period of time to meet the goals and objectives of energy independence, job creation, reduced emissions of conventional pollutants and greenhouse gases and increased state requirements for electricity from renewable sources. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) is structured to provide a systematic and interdisciplinary evaluation of the potential positive and negative life-cycle effects of a proposed offshore wind project on the physical, biological, cultural and socio-economic attributes of the project.

  17. Energy from garbage loses promise as wave of future

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-07-01

    A front-page article in The Wall Street Journal (June 16, 1988) reports on the rising troubles of waste-to-energy projects. The garbage crisis has promoted the construction of 73 waste-to-energy plants around the country, with hundreds more planned at a combined cost of more than $18 billion, writes Bill Richards. Critics profess to feel an eerie sense of deja vu in the trend toward burning. In the 1990s, they say, this could become for municipalities what the nuclear plant building binge was to electric utilities in the 1970s. It plunged many into an economic and environmental swamp in which a few are still mired, their huge cost over-runs unrecoverable from customers, their shareholder dividends shrunken or ended.

  18. Revenue and earnings performance masked continuing investor-owned utility problems

    SciTech Connect

    Lincicome, R.A.

    1983-06-01

    The 1982 increase in revenues and net income for the top 100 electric utilities is misleading because the figure is distorted by the allowance for funds used during construction (AFUDC), which overstates the real dollar strength of most investor-owned utilities. A random sampling of profit and loss statements shows that companies heavily involved in plant construction can have AFUDC over 100% of net income. The average is 50% of utility earnings, while cash dividends run 75% of earnings. The problem is short-term, however, and will diminish as construction is completed. A summary of utility performance presents earnings growth statistics, sales data and comparisons, financial statistics, and income statistics and comparisons. A summary financial table lists the 100 utilities in alphabetical order. 7 tables. (DCK)

  19. Synthesis and structure of [Ce{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}](C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2.5}(H{sub 3}C{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and Ce{sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4})(H{sub 3}C{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub 4}: The latter structure presents an interesting new framework, with 2-fold interpenetration

    SciTech Connect

    Trombe, J.C.

    2005-04-15

    Single crystals of two cerium complexes, with mixed-ligands oxalate and glycolate, have been prepared in a closed system, at 200{sup o}C for one month: [Ce{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}](C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2.5}(H{sub 3}C{sub 2}O{sub 3}) 1 and Ce{sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4})(H{sub 3}C{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub 4}2. 1 crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, space group Pbca, with a=13.0090(13)A, b=10.3870(8)A, and a=22.102(3)A while 2 crystallizes in the tetragonal system, space group P4{sub 2}/nbc, with a=11.7030(4)A, c=13.2570(2)A. For both complexes, the three-dimensional framework structure is built up by the linkages of the cerium and all the oxygen atoms of oxalate and glycolate ligands. For 2, its structure presents a nice case of two 3D identical sub-lattices, with 2-fold interpenetration. The only link between these two sub-lattices is assumed by strong hydrogen bonds between the hydroxyl function of the glycolate and the oxygen atoms of the oxalate. The schematized framework of 2, including only the cerium atoms, can be compared to that of cooperite (PtS). For 1, the two independent cerium have 9- or 10-fold coordination, forming a distorted monocapped or bicapped square antiprism polyhedron while for 2, the two independent cerium present 8-fold coordination, forming an almost regular dodecahedron. A quite relevant feature of 2 is the complete absence of water. 2 has been extended to other lanthanides (Ln=Ce...Lu, yttrium included) leading to a family, which has been characterized by infra-red and thermal analysis.

  20. Peoria Tribal Housing Authority: Weatherization Training Project

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Program 2009 Program Review Denver Colorado  Jason Dollarhide, Second Chief  Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma  Deputy Director, Housing Authority of the Peoria Tribe  The Peoria Tribe is located in Miami, Oklahoma  We currently have an enrollment of 2,900 Tribal members  The Peoria Tribal operations and Housing Authority employ 39 persons.  The Peoria Tribe and Housing Authority work in partnership with the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma. We manage 127 low-rent units in various

  1. Generation, deregulation, and market power? Will antitrust laws fill the void?

    SciTech Connect

    Teichler, S.L.

    1996-10-15

    Monopoly rents? Not in the short run. The real enemy is a price war, fueled by indifference to stranded costs. And when that happens, antitrust laws won`t offer much help. The electric industry displays attributes that encourage predatory pricing. Competition has formally begun in the electric service industry. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued Order 888, giving generators access to wholesale loads throughout the nation. California`s investor-owned utilities have filed applications with the FERC to establish an independent system operator and a Power Exchange, through which generators will receive market-based prices for their dispatched generation.

  2. Options for developing countries in mining development

    SciTech Connect

    Walrond, G.W.; Kumar, R.

    1985-01-01

    This book is a study of the issues that developing countries face in planning and implementing mineral development, taking as case studies Botswana, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Tanzania, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the developed states of Quebec and Western Australia. The authors consider the major aspects of the matter including organization and administration; regulation; taxation and surplus distribution; the dynamics of such instruments as royalty, rent resource tax and capital allowances under various cost/price scenarios; and selected mining agreements and their key provisions. They stress throughout the need for foreign investment while maximizing the economic benefits reaped from exhaustible resources.

  3. Land use and value after reclamation

    SciTech Connect

    Phelps, W.R.

    1998-12-31

    This presentation discusses the process of analyzing the size and condition of producing land parcels concerning management and income relationships, tract location, and soil and water conservation structures. It reviews production schemes for crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa hay, and warm season grasses, as well as use for recreation. Management of tenants and leases is discussed concerning evaluation of crop share leases, cash renting, custom farming, and tenant selection. Factors involving subsidence due to underground mining by longwall or room and pillar extraction are discussed. Issues related to planning for and management of taxes, long-term improvements, and other land costs are presented.

  4. Doyle Conservation Center (DCC)

    Building Catalog

    Leominster, MA Built on a 50-acre reservation in Leominster, the Doyle Conservation Center (DCC) houses core Trustees staff and serves as a central training facility that showcases the organization's conservation activities. The DCC's LEED Gold rating reflects the mission of the Trustees of Reservations, which is "To preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts." The DCC is accessible to the public and is often rented out by various groups and organizations. 11/19/2014 - 17:58

  5. Tips for Renters and Property Owners | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Homes » Tips for Renters and Property Owners Tips for Renters and Property Owners Tips for Renters and Property Owners If you rent, or if you own a rental unit, you can use many of the tips throughout this guide to save money and energy. Renters You can reduce your utility bills by following the tips in these sections: Lighting Heating and cooling Appliances Home office and home electronics Windows Transportation Encourage your landlord to follow these tips as well. He or she will save energy

  6. Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.1 Residential Sector Energy Consumption

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    4 Ownership (1) Owned 54.9 104.5 40.3 78% Rented 77.4 71.7 28.4 22% Public Housing 75.7 62.7 28.7 2% Not Public Housing 77.7 73.0 28.4 19% 100% Note(s): Source(s): 1) Energy consumption per square foot was calculated using estimates of average heated floor space per household. According to the 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), the average heated floor space per household in the U.S. was 1,618 square feet. Average total floor space, which includes garages, attics and unfinished

  7. Hawai'i's EVolution: Hawai'i Powered. Technology Driven. (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2013-05-01

    This Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) brochure outlines Hawaii's energy and transportation goals and the implementation of electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle infrastructure since HCEI began in 2008. It includes information about Hawaii's role in leading the nation in available EV charging infrastructure per capita; challenges for continuing to implement EV technology; features on various successful EV users, including the Hawaiian Electric Company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Senator Mike Gabbard; how EVs can integrate into and help propel Hawaii's evolving smart grid; and much more.

  8. Canadian oil and gas taxation

    SciTech Connect

    Watkins, C.; Scarfe, B.

    1985-01-01

    The taxation of Canadian oil and gas production has occasioned significant conflict between the federal government and the provinces, which own most of the petroleum resources. During the upheaval of the world oil market in the 1970s, such conflict became overt, with claims and counterclaims on perceived economic rents. In contrast, the 1950s and 1960s had been relatively quiet, with quite straightforward taxation regimes requiring only a little federal-provincial policy coordination. Federal policies were then preoccupied with encouraging market growth, with scant attention to pricing and revenue shares, the issues that have dominated federal and provincial energy policy in the 1970s and the 1980s. The authors begin by outlining the tax and royalty systems imposed by the federal government and by the government of Alberta, which accounts for some 85% of Canadian oil and gas output. They use the term system here in a broad sense to include all revenue-collecting devices and direct subsidies. Then they analyze the nature, problems, and efficiency of these regimes, especially as devices to collect economic rent. A final section speculates about the future evolution of Canadian oil and gas taxation. 13 references, 4 tables.

  9. Big Thinking: The Power of Nanoscience (LBNL Science at the Theater)

    SciTech Connect

    Milliron, Delia; Sanili, Babak; Weber-Bargioni, Alex; Xu, Ting

    2011-06-06

    Science at the Theater, June 6th, 2011: Berkeley Lab scientists reveal how nanoscience will bring us cleaner energy, faster computers, and improved medicine. Alex Weber-Bargioni: How can we see things at the nanoscale? Alex is pioneering new methods that provide unprecedented insight into nanoscale materials and molecular interactions. The goal is to create rules for building nanoscale materials. Babak Sanii: Nature is an expert at making nanoscale devices such as proteins. Babak is developing ways to see these biological widgets, which could help scientists develop synthetic devices that mimic the best that nature has to offer. Ting Xu: How are we going to make nanoscale devices? A future in which materials and devices are able to assemble themselves may not be that far down the road. Ting is finding ways to induce a wide range of nanoscopic building blocks to assemble into complex structures. Delia Milliron: The dividends of nanoscience could reshape the way we live, from smart windows and solar cells to artificial photosynthesis and improved medical diagnosis. Delia is at the forefront of converting fundamental research into nanotechnology. Moderated by Jim DeYoreo, interim director of the Molecular Foundry, a facility located at Berkeley Lab where scientists from around the world address the myriad challenges in nanoscience.

  10. Today's utility business (or, Boy Scouts in the Temple of Mammon)

    SciTech Connect

    Hyman, L.S.

    1993-06-01

    In the good old days of monopoly, it didn't matter so much how assets or liabilities were carried on the books. Today it matters very much. But in today's competitive environment it is even more important that utilities have a corporate strategy that takes advantage of their assets and is sensitive to both their customers and their competitors. In the good old days, electric utilities were natural monopolies. Regulators substituted their judgments for those of the marketplace, the utility's engineers managed the production process, its lawyers managed the regulators, and nobody managed the utility as a business. The utility was not a business. It was a quasi-governmental public service institution that - incidentally - threw off an ever-increasing dividend stream to shareholders who thought that they had purchased the equivalent of a bond that had an attached inflation hedge. The good old days are gone. The business is becoming a real one. Customers have choices. Yet the utility's accounting, managerial, and regulatory policies are rooted in the precepts of the old natural monopoly: the utility will always be the cheapest source of electricity, and customers will always need electricity.

  11. Plutonium distribution: Summary of public and governmental support issues

    SciTech Connect

    Pasternak, A.

    1995-03-31

    Obtaining strong public and governmental support for the plutonium disposition program and for the projects comprising the selected disposition options will be essential to the success of the program in meeting non-proliferation goals established as national policy. This paper summarizes issues related to public and governmental support for plutonium disposition. Recommendations are offered which rest on two fundamental assumptions: (1) public and political support derive from public trust and confidence, and (2) despite widespread support for U.S. non-proliferation goals, establishing and operating facilities to carry out the program will entail controversy. Documentation for the Administration`s policy on non-proliferation as it relates to plutonium disposition is cited and summarized as background for ongoing planning efforts by the Department of Energy (DOE). Consensus is a reasonable goal for efforts to secure public and governmental support for the plutonium disposition program and its elements; unanimity is very unlikely. The program will be aided by the popular recognition of the importance of the nation`s non-proliferation goals, the potential for an energy dividend if an energy production option is selected ({open_quotes}Swords to Plowshares{close_quotes} metaphor), the possibility of influencing disposition decisions in other countries, and the clear need to do something with the excess material ({open_quotes}the no action alternative{close_quotes} will not suffice).

  12. Special Issue on University Nonproliferation Education and Training Introduction.

    SciTech Connect

    Leek, K. M.

    2006-07-31

    Nonproliferation, like many aspects of security, has not played out as many expected following the end of the cold war. The peace dividend has been elusive in many countries. The notion that the world would become a safer and more secure place as nuclear weapons stockpiles were reduced has been trumped by the rise in international terrorism. Hopes that nuclear weapons would lose their salience as markers of elite status among nations along with pressures to acquire them have been dashed. The drive by some countries and terrorist groups to acquire nuclear weapons has not diminished, and the threat of proliferation has increased. At the level of the nation state, the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) itself is under pressure as more nations acquire nuclear weapons, de facto weapons states fail to join, and nations that want to acquire them leave or threaten to leave. At the sub-state level, the convergence of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has introduced an element of uncertainty into nonproliferation that is unprecedented. Another feature of the post-cold war era that has taken many by surprise is the continued, and growing need for trained specialists in nonproliferation and nuclear materials management. Contained within the notion of disarmament and reduced strategic importance of nuclear weapons was the expectation of a diminishing workforce of trained nonproliferation and nuclear materials specialists. Events have overtaken this assumption.

  13. Myths and Misconceptions Revisited - What are the (Statistically Significant) methods to prevent employee injuries

    SciTech Connect

    Potts, T.T.; Hylko, J.M.; Almond, D.

    2007-07-01

    A company's overall safety program becomes an important consideration to continue performing work and for procuring future contract awards. When injuries or accidents occur, the employer ultimately loses on two counts - increased medical costs and employee absences. This paper summarizes the human and organizational components that contributed to successful safety programs implemented by WESKEM, LLC's Environmental, Safety, and Health Departments located in Paducah, Kentucky, and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The philosophy of 'safety, compliance, and then production' and programmatic components implemented at the start of the contracts were qualitatively identified as contributing factors resulting in a significant accumulation of safe work hours and an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of <1.0. Furthermore, a study by the Associated General Contractors of America quantitatively validated components, already found in the WESKEM, LLC programs, as contributing factors to prevent employee accidents and injuries. Therefore, an investment in the human and organizational components now can pay dividends later by reducing the EMR, which is the key to reducing Workers' Compensation premiums. Also, knowing your employees' demographics and taking an active approach to evaluate and prevent fatigue may help employees balance work and non-work responsibilities. In turn, this approach can assist employers in maintaining a healthy and productive workforce. For these reasons, it is essential that safety needs be considered as the starting point when performing work. (authors)

  14. Novel Energy Sources -Material Architecture and Charge Transport in Solid State Ionic Materials for Rechargeable Li ion Batteries

    SciTech Connect

    Katiyar, Ram S; Gómez, M; Majumder, S B; Morell, G; Tomar, M S; Smotkin, E; Bhattacharya, P; Ishikawa, Y

    2009-01-19

    Since its introduction in the consumer market at the beginning of 1990s by Sony Corporation ‘Li-ion rechargeable battery’ and ‘LiCoO2 cathode’ is an inseparable couple for highly reliable practical applications. However, a separation is inevitable as Li-ion rechargeable battery industry demand more and more from this well serving cathode. Spinel-type lithium manganate (e.g., LiMn2O4), lithium-based layered oxide materials (e.g., LiNiO2) and lithium-based olivine-type compounds (e.g., LiFePO4) are nowadays being extensively studied for application as alternate cathode materials in Li-ion rechargeable batteries. Primary goal of this project was the advancement of Li-ion rechargeable battery to meet the future demands of the energy sector. Major part of the research emphasized on the investigation of electrodes and solid electrolyte materials for improving the charge transport properties in Li-ion rechargeable batteries. Theoretical computational methods were used to select electrodes and electrolyte material with enhanced structural and physical properties. The effect of nano-particles on enhancing the battery performance was also examined. Satisfactory progress has been made in the bulk form and our efforts on realizing micro-battery based on thin films is close to give dividend and work is progressing well in this direction.

  15. 2007 LDRD ANNUAL REPORT

    SciTech Connect

    French, T

    2008-12-16

    I am pleased to present the fiscal year 2007 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) annual report. This represents the first year that SRNL has been eligible for LDRD participation and our results to date demonstrate we are off to an excellent start. SRNL became a National Laboratory in 2004, and was designated the 'Corporate Laboratory' for the DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) in 2006. As you will see, we have made great progress since these designations. The LDRD program is one of the tools SRNL is using to enable achievement of our strategic goals for the DOE. The LDRD program allows the laboratory to blend a strong basic science component into our applied technical portfolio. This blending of science with applied technology provides opportunities for our scientists to strengthen our capabilities and delivery. The LDRD program is vital to help SRNL attract and retain leading scientists and engineers who will help build SRNL's future and achieve DOE mission objectives. This program has stimulated our research staff creativity, while realizing benefits from their participation. This investment will yield long term dividends to the DOE in its Environmental Management, Energy, and National Security missions.

  16. Andrew A. Chien | Argonne National Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    broad interests in systems spanning applications, system software, networking, and architecture. Research Interests Programming and computer architecture for exascale computers...

  17. The economics of biomass production in the United States

    SciTech Connect

    Graham, R.L.; Walsh, M.E.; Lichtenberg, E.; Roningen, V.O.; Shapouri, H.

    1995-12-31

    Biomass crops (e.g. poplar, willow, switchgrass) could become important feedstocks for power, liquid fuel, and chemical production. This paper presents estimates of the potential production of biomass in the US under a range of assumptions. Estimates of potential biomass crop yields and production costs from the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) are combined with measures of land rents from USDA`s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), to estimate a competitive supply of biomass wood and grass crops. Estimates are made for one potential biomass use--electric power production--where future costs of electricity production from competing fossil fuels set the demand price. The paper outlines the methodology used and limitations of the analysis.

  18. Switchgrass Demonstration Project

    SciTech Connect

    De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel; English, Burton C.

    2012-04-05

    Develop a pilot study that establishes up to 120 acres of cropland in switchgrass and 20 acres on a TN Experiment Station Farm. This subtask would assess production of switchgrass within the state of Tennessee under a variety of conditions and topography through on-farm production totaling 120 acres. Farms would be selected to participate through a bid process. Costs of establishment and maintenance of the switchgrass would be covered. In addition, allowances would be made for covering land rent and providing a yield incentive. An information and education program would be provided to producers prior to the bid process to assist producers in their bid decision. Agronomic, logistic, energy conversion and farming system issues associated with commercialization of a biomass energy industry are evaluated. Information on the opportunities for producing switchgrass as an energy feedstock are extended

  19. Final SEAB September 13 Meeting Minutes[2]

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Page 1 o f 3 Summary M inutes o f t he U.S. D epartment o f E nergy ( DOE) Secretary o f E nergy A dvisory B oard Public M eeting Committee M embers: J ohn D eutch, C o---Chair; P ersis D rell, C o---Chair; B rent S cowcroft; R am S henoy; Cherry M urray; S hirley J ackson; D an R eicher; M artha S chlicher; R afael B ras; Albert C arnesale; S teve K oonin; D an Y ergin; C armichael R oberts; D eborah J in; Paul J oskow; R ichard M eserve Date a nd T ime: 8:00 A M--- 1 2:00 P M, S eptember 1 3,

  20. Market power and foreign involvement by US multinationals

    SciTech Connect

    Hirschey, M.

    1982-05-01

    This study considers the relationship between market power and multinational involvement through use of a market-valuation approach. Estimation results for a sample of large US multinationals reveal superior valuation effects due to returns from foreign as opposed to domestic operations. This finding is consistent with the hypothesis that returns from the US market tend to be less secure, and therefore less valued, than are returns from foreign markets due to both real (market size, entry barriers, etc.) and institutional (antitrust policies, etc.) differences in competitive environments. Such findings are also consistent with previous suggestions that firms develop markets abroad in order to exploit economic-rent opportunities. These findings remain tentative, however, and await verification in future studies of data from both the United States and abroad. 13 references, 1 table.

  1. CHARACTERISTICS OF RANGE HOODS IN CALIFORNIA HOMES DATA COLLECTED FROM A REAL ESTATE WEB SITE

    SciTech Connect

    Klug, Victoria; Singer, Brett; Bedrosian, Tod; DCruz, Chris

    2011-09-02

    Venting range hoods are important residential ventilation components that remove pollutants generated by cooking activities and natural gas cooking burners. To address the lack of data on range hood installations in California, we conducted a survey by examining photographs of homes for sale or rent listed on a popular real estate web site. The survey was conducted in November 2010 and AprilMay 2011. Posted photos of the homes were reviewed to determine if a hood was installed, the type of hood, and two installation details that can impact performance, namely the height above the cooktop and the degree to which the hood covers the cooktop burners. We additionally collected information about the homes, including asking price for purchase or rent, type of building (e.g. detached house, townhouse or apartment), building age, floor area, and cooktop fuel type. Listings were first sampled to focus on homes built since 2005, then randomly sampled to include varied prices and locations around the state. Data were obtained for 1002 homes built between 1865 and 2011 (median year built 1989). Homes for sale varied in asking price from $16,000 to $16,500,000 (median $353,000) and homes for rent varied from $500 to $25,000 (median $2125) per month. Approximately 74% of the sample had natural gas cooktops. In this sample, natural gas cooktops were more prevalent in more expensive homes than in less expensive homes. Across the entire sample, 7.4 % appeared to have no hood installed, 33% had a short hood, 13% had a deep hood and 47% had a microwave over the range. The percentage of these hoods that vent to the outdoors could not be determined. Hood type was related to coverage of the cooktop. For deep hoods, 76% appeared to cover most or all of the cooktop burners. For short hoods, 70% covered about three quarters of the cooktop. And for microwaves the vast majority (96%) covered the back burners but not the front burners. Hood type was also correlated with asking price or

  2. Meeting Jentschke

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2016-07-12

    Après une introduction des dernières recherches et nouvelles au Cern, le DG W.Jentschke parle du futur management du Cern avec deux nouv directeurs générales, responsables pour les 5 ans prochains: le Dr.J.B.Adams qui s'occupera de l'administration du Cern et aussi de la construction des bâtiments et équipements et Le Dr.L.van Hove qui sera responsable pour les activités de la recherche. Le DG parle des changes et structures prévus, des services communs, des différentes divisions et leurs chefs etc...

  3. Combination induction plasma tube and current concentrator for introducing a sample into a plasma

    DOEpatents

    Hull, Donald E.; Bieniewski, Thomas M.

    1988-01-01

    An induction plasma tube in combination with a current concentrator. The rent concentrator has a substantially cylindrical body having an open end and a partially closed end which defines an aperture. A first slot extends the longitudinal length of the cylindrical body and a second slot extends radially outward from the aperture. Together the first and second slots form a single L-shaped slot. The current concentrator is disposed within a volume bounded by an induction coil substantially along the axis thereof, and when power is applied to the induction coil a concentrated current is induced within the current concentrator aperture. The concentrator is moveable relative to the coil along the longitudinal axis of the coil to control the amount of current which is concentrated at the aperture.

  4. Quantitative analysis of the taxation of uranium mines in Australia and Canada

    SciTech Connect

    Barnett, D.W.; Anderson, D.L.

    1984-01-01

    The degree of neutrality of a tax policy is a gauge of how willing a government is to share in the risk of mineral development. This paper analyzes the practical characteristics of the uranium taxation policies of the Northern Territory in Australia and Saskatchewan in Canada. It superimposes these two policies on a large Australian uranium mine, based on the Ranger mine, and on a slightly larger Canadian mine, based on the Key Lake mine. The analysis focuses on the impact on the net-present-value of the producers' returns, the sharing of economic rent between the arms of government and the producer, and on the apparent neutrality of the tax policies. 24 references, 6 figures.

  5. The case against environmental taxes for sustainable forestry

    SciTech Connect

    Paris, R. ); Ruzicka, I. )

    1993-04-01

    A current argument related to causes of deforestation and environmental problems theorizes that the government owner practice of selling timber resources too cheaply creates many of the problems. Recommendations to stop forest depletion included economic rent and/or auctioning harvesting rights. The authors dispute the validity of insufficient taxation analysis on both theoretical and practical grounds. They propose that, under existing tenurial arrangements, increasing levies on timber extraction is more likely to aggrevate than mitigate forest depletion. The article uses a forest that is ecologically suitable for timber production and unsuitable for agriculture, and omits the value of nontimber products, to illustrate their position. Continuity of ownership and associated responsibilities throughout the production cycle are important to the authors presentation.

  6. Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.2 Residential Sector Characteristics

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    2 Share of Households, by Housing Type and Type of Ownership, as of 2005 (Percent) Housing Type Owned Rented Total Single-Family: 61.5% 10.3% 71.7% Detached 57.7% 7.2% 64.9% Attached 3.8% 3.1% 6.8% Multi-Family: 3.7% 18.3% 22.0% 2 to 4 units 1.6% 5.3% 6.9% 5 or more units 2.1% 13.0% 15.0% Mobile Homes 5.1% 1.1% 6.2% Total 70.3% 29.6% 100% Source(s): EIA, 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, Oct. 2008, Table HC3-1 and HC4

  7. Large-bore pipe decontamination

    SciTech Connect

    Ebadian, M.A.

    1998-01-01

    The decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) of 1200 buildings within the US Department of Energy-Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) Complex will require the disposition of miles of pipe. The disposition of large-bore pipe, in particular, presents difficulties in the area of decontamination and characterization. The pipe is potentially contaminated internally as well as externally. This situation requires a system capable of decontaminating and characterizing both the inside and outside of the pipe. Current decontamination and characterization systems are not designed for application to this geometry, making the direct disposal of piping systems necessary in many cases. The pipe often creates voids in the disposal cell, which requires the pipe to be cut in half or filled with a grout material. These methods are labor intensive and costly to perform on large volumes of pipe. Direct disposal does not take advantage of recycling, which could provide monetary dividends. To facilitate the decontamination and characterization of large-bore piping and thereby reduce the volume of piping required for disposal, a detailed analysis will be conducted to document the pipe remediation problem set; determine potential technologies to solve this remediation problem set; design and laboratory test potential decontamination and characterization technologies; fabricate a prototype system; provide a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed system; and transfer the technology to industry. This report summarizes the activities performed during fiscal year 1997 and describes the planned activities for fiscal year 1998. Accomplishments for FY97 include the development of the applicable and relevant and appropriate regulations, the screening of decontamination and characterization technologies, and the selection and initial design of the decontamination system.

  8. Investments in fossil energy technology: How the government's fossil energy R&D program has made a difference

    SciTech Connect

    None, None

    1997-03-01

    America has the technological capacity to change its energy future. There is no reason, for example, why our nation must continue following a path of rising oil imports when billions of barrels of crude oil remain in domestic oil fields. There is no reason why we cannot continue to use our abundant supplies of high-value, low-cost coal when we have the scientific know-how to remove virtually all of its pollutants and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There is no reason why we cannot turn increasingly to clean-burning natural gas and tap the huge supplies we know exist within our borders. We remain a nation rich in the fuels that have powered economic growth. Today 85 percent of the energy we use to heat our homes and businesses, generate our electricity, and fuel our vehicles comes from coal, petroleum and natural gas. As we move toward a new century, the contributions of these fuels will grow. By 2015, the United States is likely to require nearly 20 percent more energy than it uses today, and fossil fuels are projected to supply almost 88 percent of the energy Americans will consume. We have the scientific know-how to continue using our fossil fuel wealth without fear of environmental damage or skyrocketing costs. The key is technology - developing cutting edge concepts that are beyond the private sector's current capabilities. Some of the most important innovations in America's energy industry are the results of investments in the Federal government's fossil energy research and development programs. Today, our air and water are cleaner, our economy is stronger, and our industries are more competitive in the global market because these programs have produced results. This booklet summarizes many of these achievements. It is not a comprehensive list by any means. Still, it provides solid evidence that the taxpayers' investment in government fossil energy research has paid real and measurable dividends.

  9. Financial trends of leading US oil companies: 1968-1985: Discussion paper No. 017R

    SciTech Connect

    Sowell, E.

    1986-10-01

    This study presents a compilation of principal categories of financial data for a sample of leading US based oil companies for the years 1968 through 1985. The categories contained in the compilation are annual financial inflows and outflows, profitability measures and financial position. The period selected exhibits trends prior to and since the Arab oil embargo of 1973/1974. The study is organized into two sections. The first contains a discussion of: (1) the major components of the companies' aggregate primary financial statements; (2) period and subperiod trends of selected items (e.g., revenues, net income, cash flow, capital expenditures); and (3) analytical relationships among financial items, as well as their trends (e.g., various measures of profitability, proportion of cash flow allocated to capital expenditures, liquidity ratios, dividend payout ratios). Because of the interrelationship of the primary financial statements, discussion of some items may be subsumed under more than one content heading; thus, net income is covered not only under that heading, but also in connection with profitability, sources of funds and capital expenditures. Where appropriate, data for the sample of companies under study are compared to oil company aggregates developed by other organizations. Similarly, selected comparisons are made in financial data between oil and non-oil companies. The second section of the paper contains comprehensive tables setting forth the data and ratios on which the discussion is based. The purposes of this paper are: (1) to serve as a financial reference source for the API sample of companies (see Appendix A); (2) to present this material for a meaningful historical period; and (3) to elucidate key aspects of oil company financial performance. 6 figs., 6 tabs.

  10. Walk the Talk. Integrated Sustainability Initiative

    SciTech Connect

    Sagebiel, John

    2014-09-30

    The overall objective of this project was to demonstrate, through a series of real-world applications of existing technology, the benefits to the University of Nevada, Reno and the community, of various sustainability efforts. The project was very successful and has stimulated the Campus to take on more projects after seeing the successes of those initial ones funded through this project. The three areas of this work could broadly be described as energy efficiency, renewable energy and recycling. Under the first project, the campus did several projects replacing or changing heating and cooling systems, using state funding. The DOE funding initially funded the replacement of lights in one campus parking garage with LED lights. Subsequently, the campus facilities group recognized how effective this was and leveraged funds to do the other two garages. Similarly with the renewable energy project, once the first system was installed and working well, the campus committed funds to more than double that system. Lastly, the recycling efforts expanded the use and awareness on campus and led the campus to begin using a single-stream recycling program once it became available in this area, hopefully leading to more participation by the campus community. Thus, overall the project areas each did what they were intended to do, which was to demonstrate the usefulness of these sustainability programs and thus encourage the campus to do more. All this great work helps the campus’ goals overall, but without additional effort would not reach beyond the campus. This was the objective of the education and outreach effort. The combination of events, websites, and videos enabled us to reach many key decision makers and at the same time provide a long-term presence on the web that we can use to further educate people. The overall goals were met or exceeded and will continue to pay dividends into the future.

  11. Kyoto and liberalization ongoing transformation of the energy market

    SciTech Connect

    Minett, S.

    1998-07-01

    COGEN Europe believes that the single most important influence on the electricity sector in the future will be the policy response to climate change and that cogeneration offers one of the very best, prospects for cutting emissions in the power sector. In the EU, cogeneration was put at the head of the list of Policies and Measures laid down before Kyoto as the means of achieving its then progressive target of a 15% reduction in emissions by 2010 over 1990. COGEN Europe has estimated that EU-15 as a whole could reach a 30% cogeneration share of total electricity production by 2010. Indeed, three of the 15 countries have already reached 30% (Denmark, The Netherlands and Finland). On a conservative basis this would save 221 Mt of CO{sub 2}/yr by 2010, or 46% of the EU 15% negotiating target agreed in 1997. This also represents 30% of the 'gap' between the achievement of the 15% target and the 8% increase in emissions anticipated for 2010 in the absence of abatement measures. Most, if not all, of these savings would be based on zero or negative cost investments. COGEN Europe supports the trend towards liberalization and the European Commission's efforts to introduce competition into electricity and gas markets for the simple reason that they provide the best means to remove market and monopoly barriers to the development of high efficiency cogeneration. This paper presents a COGEN Europe vision for meeting and overcoming the challenges of global climate change - and some suggestions for governments which can help them achieve that elusive double dividend: environmental improvement and economic competitiveness. Governments should: where possible use the market to achieve your environmental objectives; avoid detailed regulation; avoid subsidizing pollution; set clear and ambitious CO{sub 2} objectives; redouble political pressure to achieve international consensus on internalization of environmental costs.

  12. Investments in Fossil Energy Technology: How the Government's Fossil Energy R&D Program Has Made a Difference

    DOE R&D Accomplishments

    1997-03-01

    America has the technological capacity to change its energy future. There is no reason, for example, why our nation must continue following a path of rising oil imports when billions of barrels of crude oil remain in domestic oil fields. There is no reason why we cannot continue to use our abundant supplies of high-value, low-cost coal when we have the scientific know-how to remove virtually all of its pollutants and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There is no reason why we cannot turn increasingly to clean-burning natural gas and tap the huge supplies we know exist within our borders. We remain a nation rich in the fuels that have powered economic growth. Today 85 percent of the energy we use to heat our homes and businesses, generate our electricity, and fuel our vehicles comes from coal, petroleum and natural gas. As we move toward a new century, the contributions of these fuels will grow. By 2015, the United States is likely to require nearly 20 percent more energy than it uses today, and fossil fuels are projected to supply almost 88 percent of the energy Americans will consume. We have the scientific know-how to continue using our fossil fuel wealth without fear of environmental damage or skyrocketing costs. The key is technology - developing cutting edge concepts that are beyond the private sector's current capabilities. Some of the most important innovations in America's energy industry are the results of investments in the Federal government's fossil energy research and development programs. Today, our air and water are cleaner, our economy is stronger, and our industries are more competitive in the global market because these programs have produced results. This booklet summarizes many of these achievements. It is not a comprehensive list by any means. Still, it provides solid evidence that the taxpayers' investment in government fossil energy research has paid real and measurable dividends.

  13. Microsoft Word - Appendix R.doc

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    execute a disclosure specifying that they have no financial or other interest in the outcome of the project. The term "financial interest or other interest in the outcome of the ...

  14. Microsoft Word - MPUR_Jul2012_final.docx

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    ... Open interest: The net open interest in WTI futures contracts held by money managers, ... During that time, WTI prices fell by 18 percent and net open interest held by money ...

  15. Southwest Area Corridor Map | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 FACT SHEET: Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors,As Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005

  16. Dec

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    ... Temporal regions of interest are also defined in the reconstruction software to ... regions of interest In order to avoid the risk of missing a neutron event in coincidence ...

  17. Dr. Laura Biven | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

    Office of Science (SC)

    scientific research interests focused on the study of wave turbulence while her science policy interests have included areas of invasion biology, risk analysis and climate change. ...

  18. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Workforce Peer Exchange...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Topics of Interest * Austin * Chicago * Cincinnati * Fayette County * LincolnOmaha * Maryland * Michigan * North Babylon * Phoenix * Wisconsin * Topics of Interest: ...

  19. Microsoft Word - MPUR_Jan2013_final.docx

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    ... Outlook January 2013 3 Open Interest: Money manager net open interest on WTI crude oil ... The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) also releases data on money manager ...

  20. RAPID/Geothermal/Environment/Washington | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    seeking comments from interested and potentially interested persons. WAC 173-216-090(1). Air Quality Assessment Process In Washington, developers may be required to obtain...

  1. Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission ...

  2. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric)- Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program Alliant Energy (Interstate Power and Light - IP&L) offers low-interest...

  3. Geothermal, the 'undervalued' renewable resource, sees surging...

    Energy Saver

    Geothermal, the 'undervalued' renewable resource, sees surging interest Geothermal, the 'undervalued' renewable resource, sees surging interest May 21, 2009 - 10:38am Addthis ...

  4. BPA-2013-01651-FOIA Response

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    information because it does not shed any light on how BPA has performed its statutory duties. Therefore, the individual privacy interest outweighs the public interest in the...

  5. BPA-2013-01712-FOIA Response

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    information because it does not shed any light on how BPA has performed its statutory duties. Therefore, the individual privacy interest outweighs the public interest in the...

  6. Portland HQ Letterhead

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    information because it does not shed any light on how BPA has performed its statutory duties. Therefore, the individual privacy interest outweighs the public interest in the...

  7. BPA-2013-01352-FOIA Response

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    information because it does not shed any light on how BPA has performed its statutory duties. Therefore, the individual privacy interest outweighs the public interest in the...

  8. Slide 1

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... HVPS 0.2-5 cm PSD SPL Extinctiometer Extinction SPL Nevzorov Total water mass SPL Rosemont icing probe SPL Science DeliverablesInterests. Mace: * Science Interests: Developing ...

  9. Part VII: Section J - List of Documents, Exhibits, and Other...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    R DE-AC36-08GO28308 Modification M1033 Attachment R Organizational Conflict Of Interest Implementation Program Organizational Conflicts of Interest Management Plan and ...

  10. Part VII: Section J - List of Documents, Exhibits, and Other...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Q DE-AC36-08GO28308 Modification M1033 Attachment Q Organizational Conflict Of Interest Management Plan Organizational Conflicts of Interest Management Plan and Implementation ...

  11. Chapter 12, Survey Design and Implementation Cross-Cutting Protocols...

    Energy Saver

    ... (the total survey error) can be minimized for estimates developed from survey data. ... of interest, rather than from conducting a census of the entire population of interest. ...

  12. Managements Discussion and Analysis

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    interest rate credits based on the weighted average interest rate of BPA's outstanding bonds issued to the U.S. Treasury. Liquidity and Capital Resources Net Revenues and...

  13. ORGANIZATION/GROUP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ...GROUP PRIMARY MEMBER ALTERNATE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL INTERESTS (1) Richland Rod & Gun Club Gene Van Liew Paul Kison REGIONAL CITIZEN, ENVIRONMENTAL & PUBLIC INTEREST ...

  14. Laura Berstis | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Photo of Laura Berstis Laura Berstis Postdoctoral Researcher Laura.Berstis@nrel.gov | 303-384-6221 Research Interests Berstis's research interests focus on the computational design ...

  15. Nicholas J. Nagle | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Nicholas J. Nagle Nicholas J. Nagle Bioprocessing Engineer Nick.Nagle@nrel.gov | 303-384-6184 Research Interests Nick is interested in understanding how advanced feedstocks perform ...

  16. University of Delaware | CCEI Principal Investigators

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Principal Investigators Image Name - Affiliation Title Email Phone: Phone Research Interests: ResearchInterests Profile ResearchGroupWebsite BACK TO TOP

  17. Registered_Lobbyist_Contact_Disclosure_Form.pdf | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    (32.32 KB) More Documents & Publications Lobbyist Disclosure Form - AltEn Interested Parties - Shipp Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews

  18. Phase I Water Rental Pilot Project : Snake River Resident Fish and Wildlife Resources and Management Recommendations.

    SciTech Connect

    Riggin, Stacey H.; Hansen, H. Jerome

    1992-10-01

    The Idaho Water Rental Pilot Project was implemented as a part of the Non-Treaty Storage Fish and Wildlife Agreement (NTSA) between Bonneville Power Administration and the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. The goal of the project is to improve juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead passage in the lower Snake River with the use of rented water for flow augmentation. The primary purpose of this project is to summarize existing resource information and provide recommendations to protect or enhance resident fish and wildlife resources in Idaho with actions achieving flow augmentation for anadromous fish. Potential impacts of an annual flow augmentation program on Idaho reservoirs and streams are modeled. Potential sources of water for flow augmentation and operational or institutional constraints to the use of that water are identified. This report does not advocate flow augmentation as the preferred long-term recovery action for salmon. The state of Idaho strongly believes that annual drawdown of the four lower Snake reservoirs is critical to the long-term enhancement and recovery of salmon (Andrus 1990). Existing water level management includes balancing the needs of hydropower production, irrigated agriculture, municipalities and industries with fish, wildlife and recreation. Reservoir minimum pool maintenance, water quality and instream flows are issues of public concern that will be directly affected by the timing and quantity of water rental releases for salmon flow augmentation, The potential of renting water from Idaho rental pools for salmon flow augmentation is complicated by institutional impediments, competition from other water users, and dry year shortages. Water rental will contribute to a reduction in carryover storage in a series of dry years when salmon flow augmentation is most critical. Such a reduction in carryover can have negative impacts on reservoir fisheries by eliminating shoreline spawning beds, reducing available fish habitat

  19. Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Conversion of biomass into biobased industrial products offers outstanding potential for benefit to the national interest.

  20. _PART I - THE SCHEDULE

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    ... OF INTEREST COMPLIANCE AND MANAGEMENT PLAN......26 H-16 SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PLAN ......

  1. CoServ- Solar Energy Rebate

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Interested customers are encouraged to contact the utility for more details before making investment decisions.

  2. Obama Administration Announces Major Step Forward for the American Centrifuge Plant

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    New research, development and demonstration partnership to advance critical national security interests, protect taxpayer investment

  3. What's New: 2005 Spring Update

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2005-06-01

    Newsletter features various articles of interest to state and alternative fuel provider fleets covered under EPAct.

  4. What's New: Fall 2006 Update

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2006-10-01

    Newsletter details items of interest to state and alternative fuel provider fleets covered under EPAct.

  5. What's New: Fall 2005 Update. EPAct Fleet Information and Regulations, State and Alternative Fuel Provider Rule Newsletter

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2005-10-01

    Newsletter features various articles of interest to state and alternative fuel provider fleets covered under EPAct.

  6. PowerPoint Presentation

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Roles & Responsibilities September 2016 Who makes up the Board? * Local governmental interest (7) * Business interest from Tri-Cities Area (1) * Hanford workforce (5) * Local environmental interest (1) * Regional citizen, environmental, & public interest organizations (5) * Local and regional public health concerns (2) * Tribal government (3) * State of Oregon (2) * University (2) * Public-at-Large (4) Member and alternate for each of the 32 seats representing diverse, affected interests

  7. Future Transient Testing of Advanced Fuels

    SciTech Connect

    Jon Carmack

    2009-09-01

    The transient in-reactor fuels testing workshop was held on May 4–5, 2009 at Idaho National Laboratory. The purpose of this meeting was to provide a forum where technical experts in transient testing of nuclear fuels could meet directly with technical instrumentation experts and nuclear fuel modeling and simulation experts to discuss needed advancements in transient testing to support a basic understanding of nuclear fuel behavior under off-normal conditions. The workshop was attended by representatives from Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique CEA, Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Department of Energy (DOE), AREVA, General Electric – Global Nuclear Fuels (GE-GNF), Westinghouse, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), universities, and several DOE national laboratories. Transient testing of fuels and materials generates information required for advanced fuels in future nuclear power plants. Future nuclear power plants will rely heavily on advanced computer modeling and simulation that describes fuel behavior under off-normal conditions. TREAT is an ideal facility for this testing because of its flexibility, proven operation and material condition. The opportunity exists to develop advanced instrumentation and data collection that can support modeling and simulation needs much better than was possible in the past. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, test programs must be carefully designed to yield basic information to support modeling before conducting integral performance tests. An early start of TREAT and operation at low power would provide significant dividends in training, development of instrumentation, and checkout of reactor systems. Early start of TREAT (2015) is needed to support the requirements of potential users of TREAT and include the testing of full length fuel irradiated in the FFTF reactor. The capabilities provided by TREAT are needed for the development of nuclear power and the following benefits will be realized by the

  8. FY07 LDRD Final Report Synthesis under High Pressure and Temperature of New Metal Nitrides

    SciTech Connect

    Crowhurst, J C; Sadigh, B; Aberg, D; Zaug, J M; Goncharov, A F

    2008-09-23

    materials. Although the purely scientific dividends of this project have been substantial, there remains the possibility of a technological application--now that nitrides with likely desirable properties have been shown to exist, large-scale synthesis techniques can be considered.

  9. Geologic Controls of Hydrocarbon Occurrence in the Appalachian Basin in Eastern Tennessee, Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, and Southern West Virginia

    SciTech Connect

    Hatcher, Robert D

    2005-11-30

    This report summarizes the accomplishments of a three-year program to investigate the geologic controls of hydrocarbon occurrence in the southern Appalachian basin in eastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southern West Virginia. The project: (1) employed the petroleum system approach to understand the geologic controls of hydrocarbons; (2) attempted to characterize the P-T parameters driving petroleum evolution; (3) attempted to obtain more quantitative definitions of reservoir architecture and identify new traps; (4) is worked with USGS and industry partners to develop new play concepts and geophysical log standards for subsurface correlation; and (5) geochemically characterized the hydrocarbons (cooperatively with USGS). Third-year results include: All project milestones have been met and addressed. We also have disseminated this research and related information through presentations at professional meetings, convening a major workshop in August 2003, and the publication of results. Our work in geophysical log correlation in the Middle Ordovician units is bearing fruit in recognition that the criteria developed locally in Tennessee and southern Kentucky are more extendible than anticipated earlier. We have identified a major 60 mi-long structure in the western part of the Valley and Ridge thrust belt that has been successfully tested by a local independent and is now producing commercial amounts of hydrocarbons. If this structure is productive along strike, it will be one of the largest producing structures in the Appalachians. We are completing a more quantitative structural reconstruction of the Valley and Ridge and Cumberland Plateau than has been made before. This should yield major dividends in future exploration in the southern Appalachian basin. Our work in mapping, retrodeformation, and modeling of the Sevier basin is a major component of the understanding of the Ordovician petroleum system in this region. Prior to our

  10. Hydrogen storage for vehicular applications: Technology status and key development areas

    SciTech Connect

    Robinson, S.L.; Handrock, J.L.

    1994-04-01

    The state-of-the-art of hydrogen storage technology is reviewed, including gaseous, liquid, hydride, surface adsorbed media, glass microsphere, chemical reaction, and liquid chemical technologies. The review of each technology includes a discussion of advantages, disadvantages, likelihood of success, and key research and development activities. A preferred technological path for the development of effective near-term hydrogen storage includes both cur-rent DOT qualified and advanced compressed storage for down-sized highly efficient but moderate range vehicles, and liquid storage for fleet vehicle applications. Adsorbate media are also suitable for fleet applications but not for intermittent uses. Volume-optimized transition metal hydride beds are also viable for short range applications. Long-term development of coated nanoparticulate or metal matrix high conductivity magnesium alloy, is recommended. In addition, a room temperature adsorbate medium should be developed to avoid cryogenic storage requirements. Chemical storage and oxidative schemes present serious obstacles which must be addressed for these technologies to have a future role.

  11. Potential producers and their attitudes toward adoption of biomass crops in central Florida

    SciTech Connect

    Rahmani, M.; Hodges, A.W.; Stricker, J.A.

    1996-12-31

    A recent study by the University of Florida, Center for Biomass Programs (1996) showed that biomass crops have potential as a new agricultural commodity in central Florida. Both herbaceous and woody biomass crops have high yields, and weather and soil conditions are favorable. In the Polk County area over 40,371 ha (100,000 A) of phosphate-mined land and about 161,486 ha (400,000 A) of pastureland may be available for biomass production at low opportunity cost. Phosphate land is owned by a few mining companies while pastureland is owned by or rented to cattlemen. Infrastructure for large-scale crop production, such as in the Midwest United States, does not presently exist in central Florida. Personal interviews were conducted with phosphate company managers and a mail survey was conducted with 940 landowners, with at least 16 ha (40 A) of agricultural land. Data were gathered related to decision making factors in growing biomass and other new crops. Results suggested that economic factors, particularly availability of an established market and an assured high return per acre were considered the most important factors. Lack of familiarity with new crops was an important barrier to their adoption. Potential net returns and production costs were considered the most important information needed to make decisions about growing biomass crops.

  12. Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Sparn, B.; Hudon, K.; Earle, L.; Booten, C.; Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Barker, G.; Hancock, C. E.

    2014-06-01

    The Greenbuilt house is a 1980's era house in the Sacramento area that was a prominent part of Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration Program. The house underwent an extensive remodel, aimed at improving overall energy efficiency with a goal of reducing the home's energy use by 50%. NREL researchers performed a number of tests on the major systems touched by the retrofit to ensure they were working as planned. Additionally, SMUD rented the house from Greenbuilt Construction for a year to allow NREL to perform a number of tests on the cooling system and the water heating system. The goal of the space conditioning tests was to find the best ways to cut cooling loads and shift the summer peak. The water heating system, comprised of an add-on heat pump water heater and an integrated collector-storage solar water heater, was operated with a number of different draw profiles to see how varying hot water draw volume and schedule affected the performance of the system as a whole. All the experiments were performed with the house empty, with a simulated occupancy schedule running in the house to mimic the load imposed by real occupants.

  13. The diseconomics of long-haul LNG trading

    SciTech Connect

    Stauffer, T.R.

    1995-12-31

    Long-haul liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports yield little or no economic rent. Trades, such as Borneo to Japan, are economical, but government takes otherwise are minimal. Today, the price of LNG is capped by the technical option of modifying gas turbines to bum liquid fuels. The maximum premium for LNG is less than 50 cents per thousand cubic feet (/Mcf), and buyers are resisting any price above oil parity. Costs of LNG are high and increase with distance. The netback value is zero or even negative for the longer-distance trades. The value of extracted co-products (natural gas liquids) is 50 cents to $1/Mcf. These credits are the principal source of profit, especially for foreign partners because natural gas liquids are taxed at low {open_quotes}industrial{close_quotes} rates. Returns are even less when the gas supply is nonassociated so that the project must {open_quotes}pay{close_quotes} the production costs as well. Some exporting countries profit; but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as a whole looses because low-revenue LNG energy displaces at the margin fully taxed oil.

  14. Pattern of state coal taxation. [Review

    SciTech Connect

    Gulley, D.A.

    1981-01-01

    This paper reviews the recent history of state coal taxation and reports an empirically-based effort at defining the key determinants of state and local coal taxation. A pattern emerges but the analysis is complicated by the empirical and conceptual difficulties typical of such studies. Perhaps as important a result as the detection of a pattern is the recognition that many seemingly important variables do not appear to have consistently influenced tax levels. For policy makers and for industry, it appears that the present concern over a coal-states cartel is excessive. One can speculate that draconian tax adjustments on the basis of a crude-indicator-like reserve base will ultimately transfer less wealth than would skillful preemption of rent. It is also noteworthy that the sign of the tax effort variable is positive, indicating that coal tax rates are consistent with other tax efforts, not a substitute for them. Accepting impacts and general tax effort variables as the best explanations of interstate variations in tax effort is a somewhat different matter than determining what any given state's tax rate ought to be; such a question lies beyond the scope of this paper. This tax-determinant study can not define the right level of coal taxation, but it can suggest that no trend is yet evident toward entrepreneurial tax rates. 20 references, 4 figures.

  15. HPC s Pivot to Data

    SciTech Connect

    Hill, Jason J; Caldwell, Blake A; Layton, Chris; Pelfrey, Daniel S; Nam, Hai Ah; Shipman, Galen M; Wells, Jack C; Skinner, David; Hick, Jason; Canon, Richard Shane; Dart, Eli; Zurawski, Jason

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Computer centers such as NERSC and OLCF have traditionally focused on delivering computational capa- bility that enables breakthrough innovation in a wide range of science domains. Accessing that computational power has required services and tools to move the data from input and output to computation and storage. A pivot to data is occurring in HPC. Data transfer tools and services that were previously peripheral are becoming integral to scientific workflows. Emerging requirements from high-bandwidth de- tectors, high-throughput screening techniques, highly concur- rent simulations, increased focus on uncertainty quantification, and an emerging open-data policy posture toward published research are among the data-drivers shaping the networks, file systems, databases, and overall compute and data environment. In this paper we explain the pivot to data in HPC through user requirements and the changing resources provided by HPC with particular focus on data movement. For WAN data transfers we present the results of a study of network performance between centers.

  16. Les vies de Galilée

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2016-07-12

    Qu'est-ce que l'astronomie? A quoi sert-elle ? Qui était Galilée ? Une soirée avec Fiami, auteur et dessinateur autour des vies de Galilée, titre de son nouvel ouvrage. Galilée y joue le protagoniste ou le complice de grandes découvertes à différentes époques et sous divers profils : Galilée à Babylone (-568) | Galilée à Alexandrie (-197) | Galilée en Inde (499) | Galilée à Venise (1609) | Galilée et Halley (1705) | Galilée revient (2009) Dans le cadre de l'année mondiale de l'astronomie. » Tout public » Entrée libre » Réservation groupes au +41 (0)22 767 76 76

  17. Revolutionary Method for Increasing the Efficiency of White Light Quantum Dot LEDs

    SciTech Connect

    Duty, Chad E [ORNL; Bennett, Charlee J C [ORNL; Sabau, Adrian S [ORNL; Jellison Jr, Gerald Earle [ORNL; Boudreaux, Philip R [ORNL; Walker, Steven C [ORNL; Ott, Ronald D [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    Covering a light-emitting diode (LED) with quantum dots (QDs) can produce a broad spectrum of white light. However, current techniques for applying QDs to LEDs suffer from a high density of defects and a non-uniform distribution of QDs, which respec-tively diminish the efficiency and quality of emitted light. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has the unique capability to thermally anneal QD structures at extremely high power densities for very short durations. This process, called pulse thermal proc-essing (PTP), reduces the number of point defects while main-taining the size and shape of the original QD nanostructure. Therefore, the efficiency of the QD wavelength conversion layer is improved without altering the emission spectrum defined by the size distribution of the quantum dot nanoparticles. The cur-rent research uses a thermal model to predict annealing tempera-tures during PTP and demonstrates up to a 300% increase in pho-toluminescence for QDs on passive substrates

  18. Alternative Fuels Data Center

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans Oklahoma has a private loan program with a 3% interest rate for the cost of converting private fleets to operate on alternative fuels and for the ...

  19. Appendix F of EERE Peer Review Guide

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Conflict of interest policy and agreement recognize that 1) expert reviewers of in-progress programs do not make funding decisions, and 2) programs must often balanced perceived conflict of interest & need expert advice from small community of experts.

  20. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Cells using Renewable Fuels Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs The Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources (OER) State Energy Loan Program offers low-interest loans to make...

  1. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Whole Building, Wind (Small) Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs The Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources (OER) State Energy Loan Program offers low-interest loans to make...

  2. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    pending approval, Wind (Small) Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs The Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources (OER) State Energy Loan Program offers low-interest loans to make...

  3. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Roofs, Other EE, Wind (Small) Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs The Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources (OER) State Energy Loan Program offers low-interest loans to make...

  4. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    (Small), Geothermal Direct-Use Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs The Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources (OER) State Energy Loan Program offers low-interest loans to make...

  5. Paul W. King, Ph.D., M.S. | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Paul W. King Paul W. King, Ph.D., M.S. Scientist VI - Supervisor, Photobiology Group Paul.King@nrel.gov | 303-384-6277 Research Interests Paul King's research interests are broadly ...

  6. David W. Mulder, Ph.D. | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    W. Mulder David W. Mulder, Ph.D. Research Scientist, Scientist III David.Mulder@nrel.gov | 303-384-7486 Research Interests David W. Mulder's research interests revolve around ...

  7. Microsoft Office Outlook - Memo Style

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    I'm interested in a several areas of potential impacts. 1. I'd like to be added to the public contact list for NEPA. 2. I'm interested in knowing the studies and findings of the ...

  8. Frequently Asked Questions | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

    Office of Science (SC)

    ... Choose a laboratory based on the type of research and the subject matter that interests you. If you are interested in biology, for example, choose a site that has research projects ...

  9. Haywood EMC- Residential Heat Pump and Weatherization Loan Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Haywood EMC offers a low interest loan to residential customers to finance the purchase of an energy efficient heat pump and certain weatherization measures. The current interest rate is 5% and the...

  10. Microsoft Word - Policy Flash 2010-78 Attachment 3 Conflicts...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Conflicts of Interest Cert- template-Final 8-17-10 Microsoft Word - Policy Flash 2010-78 Attachment 3 Conflicts of Interest Cert- template-Final 8-17-10 Microsoft Word -...

  11. Microsoft Word - MPUR_Dec2011_final.docx

    Annual Energy Outlook

    ... Following the price of WTI higher, positions by market participants included in the money ... in the total open interest for the market and the net open interest for money managers. ...

  12. Microsoft Word - MPUR_May2012_final.docx

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    Open Interest: The net open interest for traders identified as money managers in the ... On May 1, money managers held 186 thousand WTI contracts, an increase of 22 thousand ...

  13. Women @ Energy: Wendy Shaw | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    which made me appreciate the value of passionate interest. My mom was interested in nature and gave me a love of plants and spending time outdoors. This turned into a strong...

  14. 02-2016 | netl.doe.gov

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Kutchko's interest in science stretches back to when she was a young girl. "I'm one of ... had with me," she said. "If a young girl shows an interest in science, then that ...

  15. Search for: All records | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    quality status of an item of interest during a repeatable process are recorded in memory. ... with sensors positioned with respect to an item of interest, e.g., a weld, and memory. ...

  16. Farm and Aquaculture Alternative Energy Loan

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    These renewable energy loans fall into class "H" which carries a 3% interest rate for agriculture. The interest rate for aquaculture projects is 5%. If the money loaned is borrowed by the...

  17. Lead Hero Limited | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Hero Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name: Lead Hero Limited Place: China Product: China-based company that holds a 100% interest in XiAn Lv Jing and a 15.05% interest in...

  18. Announcement letter on FY 2010 Resource Amounts

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 17, 2008 In reply refer to: PS-6 To Parties Interested in the Long-Term Regional Dialogue: On June 6, 2008, BPA sent a letter to interested parties regarding BPA's...

  19. Union Power Cooperative- Residential Energy Efficient Heat Pump Loan Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Union Power Cooperative offers low interest loans to help its qualifying residential customers finance new, energy-efficient heat pumps. Interest rates, currently at 9%, will be fixed for the term...

  20. Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Successful applicants receive a low-interest loan that consists of a combination of AERLP and lender-provided funds. The AERLP provides 50% of the total loan at 0% interest rate up to a maximum o...