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1999 electricity generation emissions report: a report to the Legislature, as directed by SB 1305 (Statutes of 1997)

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

Biofuels for Sustainable Transportation

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Biofuels Program presents information on biofuels. Included are:
---Introductory essays on biofuels (biomass energy, bioethanol, biodiesel)
---Essays on biofuels and the economy, biofuels and energy security, biofuels and the environment, and biofuels and legislation
---Descriptions of DOE biofuels research and activities
---Descriptions of DOE/industry partnerships related to biofuels

The Biofuels Information Center maintains technical information on biofuels conversion research conducted under U.S. DOE supervision from 1980 to the present. Included are:
---information on research on biomass energy, use of ethanol as a fuel, biodiesel and biogas energy, microalgae, microbial fermentation, anaerobic bacteria, and effects of biofuel use on global warming
--- Biofuels Update newsletter
---calendar of workshops, conferences, and seminars on biofuels

California Public Interest Energy Research: Independent PIER Review Panel final report /

An electronic resource of: California Council on Science and Technology.

California Senate Office of Research

The Senate Office of Research posts its:
---reports and briefings on public policy issues facing California and the California Legislature
---annual summaries of legislative accomplishments from 1991-2007

Energy and Natural Resources : Congressional Budget Office

Full-texts of selected Congressional Budget Office publications on the budgetary and economic aspects of U.S. federal government energy and natural resources programs, policies, and legislation.
Coverage: 1977 to present

EnergyFiles : Energy Science and Technology Virtual Library

"At this site you will find over 500 databases and Web sites containing information and resources pertaining to science and technology of interest to the Department of Energy, with an emphasis on the physical sciences."
Includes Subject Pathways. By subject category: federated search of databases and web sites for the subject; links to resources and web sites for the subject; and, links to related resources (funding, organizations, conferences, reference materials).


More than 100 agencies of the United States federal government produce statistics of interest to the public. FedStats provides easy access to the full range of publicly available statistics produced by these agencies.
(1)---Connects to statistics by subject; use the A to Z index
(2)---Connects to major federal government statistical compendia
(3)---Allows you to search for statistics by keyword
(4)---Connects to statistics-producing agencies by agency name and by broad subject category
(5)---Connects to Data Access Tools
("Many text and numeric databases are available from Federal agencies for policy analysis and general research. Web-based tools allow you to use your browser to view predefined reports and generate your own tables with data obtained through searches and queries of summary and microdata files.")
(6)---Offers statistical profiles for each United States state, county, congressional district, and federal judicial district (MapStats)
(7)---Presents publications on statistical programs and statistical policies of the U.S. federal government

Future of Freedom Foundation

Here are issues of Freedom Daily . Freedom Daily is published by The Future of Freedom Foundation, a foundation that presents an uncompromising moral, philosophical, and economic case for individual freedom, private property, and limited government.

Intelligent software agents for control and scheduling of distributed generation: consultant report /

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

Local Government Commission Free Resources

The Local Government Commission provides a list of free resources that deal with financing, project assistance in buildings at the federal,state,and local level. Also provides for grants, renewable energy, incentives and education.

LUPIN : California Land Use Planning Information Network

LUPIN strives to give planners, land-use professionals, resource managers, and citizens quick, easy access to general plans, land-use documents, and other publications related to city, county, and regional planning in California. Also provides connections to Internet sites of planning organizations, councils of governments, Local agency formation commissions, special districts, cities, counties, and federal and California state agencies concerned with planning and land use.

National Energy Policy : Report of the National Energy Policy Development Group

This report states the Obama Administration's proposed national energy policy.
The National Energy Policy report is also posted on the National Energy Technology Laboratory web site.

Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Office

The EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) presents information on air quality and air quality management in the United States. Included are reports, databases, models, and other publications about urban air quality, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, air pollution from motor vehicles and engines, air pollutants, indoor air quality, visibility, air quality monitoring data, the Clean Air act, and air quality and pollution laws and regulations.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is responsible for disseminating scientific and technical information from Department of Energy (DOE) research. OSTI is organized under the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (OASCR) in the DOE Office of Science. OSTI offers many information-products relating to energy, science, and technology.

This home-page is a web-portal to information produced by (or about) OSTI.


The OpenNet Database "provides easy, timely access to recently declassified [U.S. Department of Energy] information, including information declassified in response to Freedom of Information Act requests." The searchable database includes references to documents declassified and made publicly available after October 1, 1994 and to older document collections from several DOE sources. Full-texts available for some documents.

Reducing California's petroleum dependence: joint agency report

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission, Air Resources Board.

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

The "Jurisdiction of the Full Committee includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for: National Energy Policy, including international energy affairs and emergency preparedness; nuclear waste policy; privatization of federal assets; territorial policy (including changes in status and issues affecting Antarctica); Native Hawaiian matters." Additionally, subcommittees review legislation on energy, national parks, public lands, forests, water, and power.

Shaping a California distributed energy resources procurement: draft PIER consultant report /

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

State alternative fuels plan: Commission report /

An electronic resource of: California Air Resources Board :.

State Public Utilities Regulatory Agencies;The Utility Connection

This directory lists and connects to the web sites of the public utilities regulating agencies of each of the states of the United States. "The Utility Connection provides links to 4,032 electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities, utility associations, organizations, news, magazines, utility financial resources, and related state & federal regulatory and information sites".

U. S. Department of Energy: Solar Powering You Community, a Guide for Local Governemnts

A guide for local governments encouraging solar energy and green building

U.S. Department of Energy : Energy.gov

The United States Department of Energy web site:
---presents information about the Department of Energy (DOE)
---connects to web sites of DOE laboratories and offices
---connects to DOE research publications, databases, and statistics about power resources and energy

U.S. Government RSS Library : USA.gov

RSS feeds available from United States federal government departments and agencies.

WorldWideScience.org : the Global Science Gateway

Global science gateway allowing one-stop searching of national and international science databases and portals.
Databases and portals are maintained by national government agencies and national libraries.


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