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Air Toxics Website, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Unified Air Toxics Website aims to be a central clearinghouse and repository for air toxics information from EPA and other federal, state, tribal and local entities. The website offers:

--- Taking Toxics Out of the Air with information on air toxics and air pollution control
---information on regulation and control of air pollutants, health effects of air pollutants, and environmental effects of hazardous air pollutants
---Clean Air Act list of hazardous air pollutants
---information on sources of pollutants
---Air toxics rules for specific industries and industrial processes
---National Emmissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS)
---technical reports on air quality standards and monitoring
---descriptions of EPA air toxics programs and directories of contacts
---links to state, local, and tribal air resources programs web sites

Alternative Fuels : PBS NewsHour

From PBS's NewsHour, background reports on search for "alternative fuels such as ethanol, natural gas and hydrogen to improve fuel economy, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and transition from foreign to domestically produced fuels." Includes "How Does Your Car Stack Up?" with data on car models' fuel costs per year and tons of CO2 tailpipe emissions per year.

Annual Energy Review

The Annual Energy Review presents historical (1949 to present) energy statistics. United States energy consumption, production, trade, and prices are included. Data are presented as statistical tables, as spreadsheets, and as graphs.

California Energy Commission

This site is the home page for the California Energy Commission. It contains information about energy production and use in California as well as information about the California Energy Commission and its activities.

Characterization of particulate emissions from gasoline-fueled vehicles

An electronic resource of: State of California.

Congressional Research Service Reports on the Environment : National Council for Science and the Environment

Full-text of more than 2,200 Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports (from 1996 to present) on environmental policy, agriculture, and natural resources.

Energy Information Sheets

Fact sheets on energy: coal, electricity, natural gas, nuclear power, petroleum, propane and renewable resources. Each topic offers basic information, statistics and links to related Energy Information Administration publications.

Energy Sites to Visit on the Internet : California Energy Commission

Links to energy related sites and information. The bias is towards California state government and U.S. federal government sites, but more general web sites are included as well.

Energy.gov : Transportation

Info on U.S. Department of Energy's on development of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and alternative fuel infrastructure.

ETDEWEB: ETDE World Energy Base

"ETDEWEB includes information on the environmental impact of energy production and use, including climate change; energy R&D; energy policy; nuclear, coal, hydrocarbon and renewable energy technologies and much, much more.

Explore the growing collection (early 1995 forward) of over 847,700 bibliographic records with more than 4.2 million downloadable full text pages now available at your fingertips...When you use ETDEWEB, you can search either just documents with full text or the collection of full text and bibliographic data."

Advance registration is required. See the web site for registration form and for who may register.

Forecasts, U.S. Energy Information Administration

The U.S. Energy Information Administration offers United States and world forecasts for the energy industry and of energy consumption. There are data, analyses, and reports by fuel (petroleum, natural gas, electricity, coal, nuclear, renewables, alternative fuels) and by sector (residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, electric power, all fuels). The most recent issues of International Energy Outlook (IEO), Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), and Short-term Energy Outlook (STEO) are included.

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

Weekly data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on gasoline and diesel fuel prices. Includes charts, graphs, regional prices, cost breakdown and historical data.

Highway Statistics

The annual United States Highway Statistics presents statistical tables relating to highway transportation in three major areas:
(1) highway use--the ownership and operation of motor vehicles (driver licensing, registrations, etc.)
(2) highway finance--the receipts and expenditures for highways by public agencies
(3) the highway plant--the extent, characteristics, and performance of the public highways, roads, and streets
Some international comparison data are presented.
Issues from 1945 to most recent are posted online.

Infrastructure and Transportation : Congressional Budget Office

Selected Congressional Budget Office publications on the budgetary and economic aspects of U.S. federal government transportation and other public infrastructure programs, policies, and legislation.
Coverage: 1977 to present.

International Energy Annual

The International Energy Annual presents statistical data (as tables and in spreadsheet format) on world energy production and consumption for petroleum, natural gas, coal, and electricity.

Issues Related to Gasoline Prices : U.S. Government Accountability Office Topic Collection

Selection of Government Accountability Office (formerly General Accounting Office) reports and testimonies issued since 2000 related to gasoline prices.

Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends 1975 Through 2006

"This report provides data on the fuel economy and technology characteristics of new light-duty vehicles (cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and pickup trucks) for model years 1975 through 2006." Report is provided as a 100 page PDF, with additional executive summary and appendices.

Monthly Energy Review

The Monthly Energy Review presents recent monthly energy statistics and historical (1973 to present) monthly energy statistics covering United States production, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Data are presented as statistical tables, as spreadsheets, and as graphs.

The Nuclear Tourist: Why Nuclear Power?

Every form of energy generation has advantages and disadvatages. This site compares them all.

Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is responsible for carrying out laws to control air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and their fuels. Mobile sources include: cars and light trucks, large trucks and buses, farm and construction equipment, lawn and garden equipment, marine engines, aircraft, and locomotives."

The OTAQ web site offers consumer factsheets, emissions standards, regulations and rules, reports, modeling software, test procedures, laboratory methods, and other publications on automobiles and light trucks, trucks and buses, nonroad engines and vehicles (farm, construction, mining; lawn and garden equipment, generators, and other small engines), marine engines, and aviation), and motor fuels.

OTAQ was formerly the Office of Mobile Sources.

Office of Underground Storage Tanks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides information about federal regulation of underground storage tanks. The EPA "estimates that there are about 1.1 million federally regulated USTs buried at over 400,000 sites nationwide." EPA regulations require owners and operators of new tanks and tanks already in the ground to prevent, detect, and clean up releases from the tanks into the ground. The OUST web site presents:
---text of regulations relevant to underground storage tanks
---information (texts, publications, diagrams, answsers to frequently asked questions) for those replacing, upgrading, or closing underground storage tanks
---information on soil and groundwater remediation methods related to underground storage tank leaks (use the Index to find this information)
---links to information about and contacts for state and tribal programs and program approvals

Oil and Gas Industry Initiatives, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

FTC reports (found in the competition policy section of the web site), testimony, and information on FTC enforcement activities regarding competition in the petroleum industry (mergers, anticompetitive nonmerger activity, etc.) and gasoline prices. Use search box/

Oil and Petroleum in California

The California Energy Commission presents information and statistics on California oil and petroleum oil sales, consumption, production, prices, and supply. Also available are Weekly Fuels Watch Report, reports about petroleum industry and trade, statistics on refinery production, list (with capacities) of California oil refineries, and oil price forecasts.

Petroleum (Information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration offers information and statistics about petroleum supply and use in the United States. Included are:
---Statistics and information on marketing, consumption, supply, reserves, and prices of oil, gas, natural gas, propane, ethane, diesel, kerosene, and other petroleum products
---Information on oil and gas development and oil and gas productive capacity
---Oil and Gas Field Code Master List, a comprehensive listing of U.S. oil and gas field names
---Cost and Indices for Domestic Oil and Gas Field Equipment and Production Operations (database)
Many of the publications require use of Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

Regulatory Analysis : Congressional Budget Office

Selected U.S. Congressional Budget Office publications on the budgetary and economic aspects of U.S. federal government regulatory programs, policies and legislation.
Coverage: 1978 to present.

Report on gasoline pricing in California

An electronic resource of: s.n.

SITE : Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA's Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) demononstration program "encourages the development and implementation of (1) innovative treatment technologies for hazardous waste site remediation and (2) monitoring and measurement. In the SITE Demonstration Program, the technology is field-tested on hazardous waste materials." The SITE web pages present:
---information about the SITE demonstration program
---SITE technology profiles (with descriptions of completed demonstration projects)
---SITE documents and reports
---solicitations for host sites

This Week In Petroleum

Weekly statistics on crude oil, gasoline, distillate and propane including retail prices, supply, imports, production and demand. A feature article archive is also provided.

Transportation Fuels : Gasoline, Diesel, Ethanol

The California Energy Commission presents information and statistics on California fuel sales, consumption, production, prices, and supply. In addition it presents information, by county, on gasoline stations and gasoline consumption. For each county, there is a directory (addresses) of gasoline stations plus a statistical table showing number of gasoline stations, population, number of automobiles, miles of roads, and gallons of gasoline consumed.

U.S. Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers information about its activities. Included are:
---Information about personal information privacy and the Internet
---Information for consumers about fraud, telemarketing, and scholarship scams
---Information for businesses about business fraud, complying with FTC rules, credit reports
---Information about antitrust issues, mergers, pyramid schemes, consumer credit, franchises
---FTC advisory opinions, orders, and decisions
---FTC press releases and speeches, information about FTC commissioners, notices of FTC meetings and conferences
---a directory of FTC regional offices
---information about and texts of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Act, and the Premerger/Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

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