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1996 Baseline Environmental Management Report : DOE Nuclear Waste Management


"During World War II and the Cold War, the United States developed a massive industrial complex to research, produce, and test nuclear weapons. This nuclear weapons complex included nuclear reactors, chemical processing buildings, metal machining plants, laboratories, and maintenance facilities that manufactured tens of thousands of nuclear warheads, and conducted more than one thousand nuclear explosion tests...the Environmental Management program...is responsible for the maintenance and stabilization as well as the environmental restoration and waste management work at virtually the entire nuclear weapons complex not being used for continued weapons activities. ...
"The 1996 Baseline Environmental Management Report provides a total life-cycle cost estimate and anticipated schedule of the projects and activities necessary to carry out the Environmental Management program's missions for environmental remediation, waste management, science and technology development, the transition of operational facilities to safe shutdown status, and the safeguarding and securing of special nuclear materials."

Advanced Building Technologies


This searchable site explores "technologies and practices that improve the energy and resource efficiency of commercial and multi-unit residential buildings." It includes more than ninety environmentally appropriate technologies and practices. Design and construction issues, arranged by building-type, are building structure, finishes and furnishings, heating and cooling, plumbing and water heating, lighting and daylighting, load management, electricity production, ventilation and air quality, site, and motors and equipment. There are descriptions (including definition, building use and type, benefits, limitations, application, experience, and cost) of various building materials. This site is sponsored by a group of Canadian governmental and private organizations.

Air quality emission offsets: constraints and opportunities for power plant development projects


An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

Aladdin Databases


The International Atomic Energy Agency Aladdin database server offers four databases:
  • Collisional Database
  • H Neutral Beam Database
  • Particle-Surface Interactions
  • Elementary Processes in H-He Plasmas
  • "ALADDIN, A Labelled Atomic Data Interface, is a database system developed in order to provide a standard and flexible format and interface for the exchange and management of atomic,molecular and plasma-material interaction data of interest to fusion research. ... It is the system adopted by the IAEA ... for the exchange of data since 1988."

    Alliance to Save Energy : Energy Efficiency Tax Credits


    Introduction to tax credits, and information about eligibility,consumer tax credit information

    ARM : Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Archive


    "The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement(ARM) Program is the largest global change research program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. ARM scientists focus on obtaining field measurements and developing models to better understand the processes that control solar and thermal infrared radiative transfer in the atmosphere (especially in clouds) and at the earth's surface." The ARM Program focuses its data collection and research activities in these six areas: 1) aerosols, 2) clouds, 3) longwave radiation, 4) shortwave radiation, 5) surface energy exchange (or flux), and 6) atmospheric state.

    Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network


    The Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network (BFIN) "is a gateway to a wealth of biomass feedstock information resources from the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and other research organizations.

    California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority /


    An electronic resource of: Legislative Analyst's Office.

    California Department of Water Resources


    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) presents information on California water conditions (water use, water supply, and water resources development ).
    --- Find DWR Info has useful, detailed index and topics directory
    ---Information About DWR includes information about the Department, its mission and its and services; staff and office directories; and connections to California water agencies
    --- Water Conditions contains weather and flood information, data on river flows and reservoir releases, and a map showing California rivers and reservoirs
    ---California Water Information has the California water plan, information about water transfers, a publications catalog, and more
    --- California State Water Project contains: information about the project and its facilities; and daily reports on reservoir storage, water power, water quality,and water-supply.

    California Resources Agency


    "The California Resources Agency is responsible for the conservation, enhancement and management of California's natural and cultural resources." The agency is composed of departments, boards, commissions and programs.

    California riparian systems: ecology, conservation, and productive management


    An electronic resource of: University of California Press.

    CALMAX : California Materials Exchange


    The goal of CALMAX is to conserve energy, resources, and landfill space by helping businesses and organizations find alternatives to the disposal of valuable materials or wastes. Businesses, government agencies, and individuals list items they have for exchange, for sale, or to give away. You may search the catalog of items by class of materials and by area of California. Also available is CAL-MEX, which lists mateirals exchanges in the San Diego/Tijuana border region.

    Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center : CDIAC


    The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (Robert M. Cushman, Director), which includes the World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases, is the primary global-change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). CDIAC responds to data and information requests from users from all over the world who are concerned with the greenhouse effect and global climate change. CDIAC's data holdings include records of the concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radioactively active gases in the atmosphere; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level.

    Carbon sequestration through changes in land use in Washington: costs and opportunities: PIER collaborative report /


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    Chemical and Biological Weapons : Center for Nonproliferation Studies


    Center for Nonproliferation Studies publications on chemical and biological weapons (CBW) and links to related resources on the web. Includes sources on agriculture-related CBW.

    City of Palm Desert : Energy Management


    Palm Desert residents can take advantage of thousands of dollars in cash incentives by replacing old heating ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration, and pool pumping equipment with new more efficient models. Building permits are waived for installation of photovoltaic solar systems.

    Cleaning up the Nuclear Weapons Complex : Internet Resources


    Resources for the Future links to research, policy analysis, and information about environmental issues at the United States' former nuclear weapons production sites.

    CO2 Capture and Storage : Research, Development and Demonstration Projects Database


    Database of information on carbon dioxide capture and carbon dioxide storage research and demonstration projects.

    Concerned Citizens Resources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


    Here the EPA offers information for the general public about environmental concerns and protection.

    Databases and Sample Archives: Environmental Measurements Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy


    "EML provides access to comprehensive computer databases of published data from its current and historic environmental programs. EML also maintains and provides access to the Department of Energy's Human Subjects Research Database. EML maintains an extensive library of samples associated with its research programs, in some cases going back well over 40 years. Sample types in the archive include: human bone, animal tissue and bone, vegetation, milk and food ash, soil, lake water and sediment, seawater and aerosol filters. Over 70,000 samples, including filters obtained from altitudes ranging from sea level to high in the stratosphere, are presently in this archive.

    Environmental Databases published at EML:
    * Overview of EML's sample archives
    * Surface Air Sampling Program: Radioactivity measurements from 1957-present (air filter samples maintained at EML)
    * Global Fallout Deposition program: 90Sr and other isotope measurements from 1954-present (resin samples maintained at EML)
    * Soil Sampling Database: Soil samples collected from 1953 to present (air dried and pulverized soil samples maintained at EML)
    * Lake Sediment samples: Sediment cores and grab samples collected from 1979 to 1991 (freeze-dried and pulverized sediments are maintained at EML)
    * High-Altitude Sampling Program: Radioactivity and trace gas measurements from 1957-1983 (air filter and gas samples maintained at EML)
    * Project ASHCAN (balloon) high-altitude radioactivity measurements from 1957-1983
    * Project STARDUST (aircraft) high-altitude radioactivity measurements from 1957-1967
    * Project AIRSTREAM (aircraft) high-altitude radioactivity measurements from 1967-1983
    * Atmospheric Radon Measurements at Mauna Loa and Bermuda
    * Diet samples: Food samples collected in three U.S. cities and other locations from 1960-1991
    * Bone samples: Bone samples collected in four U.S. cities from 1961-1988."

    DOE R and D (U.S. Department of Energy Research and Development) Accomplishments


    The Department of Energy (DOE) Research and Development (R&D) Accomplishments is "a central forum for information about the outcomes of past DOE R&D that have had significant economic impact, have improved people's lives, or have been widely recognized as a remarkable advance in science. An R&D accomplishment is the outcome of past research whose benefits are being realized now.

    "The core of this Web site is the DOE R&D Accomplishments Database, containing searchable full-text and bibliographic citations of documents reporting accomplishments from DOE and DOE contractor facilities. Complementing the Database are the Snapshots, which provide quick pictures, introductions, overviews, or synopses of DOE accomplishments. "

    DOE R and D (U.S. Department of Energy Research and Development) Project Summaries Database


    "This searchable database contains over 20,000 descriptions of the Department of Energy's R&D projects. Projects pertaining to DOE activities in basic energy science, physics, biology, fossil energy, environmental management, and energy efficiency and renewable energy are some of the many disciplines covered in these descriptions." Projects are from fiscal year 1995 to present.

    Dynamic Maps and GIS Data: Renewable Resource Data Center


    "This site provides dynamically-generated maps of renewable energy resources that determine which energy technologies are viable solutions in the United States." Here you will find:

    * Maps of Indian Lands: Created in support of the report, Energy Consumption and Renewable Energy Development Potential on Indian Lands by the Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy.
    * Solar Maps: Maps of solar radiation resources available for several photovoltaic collector orientations in the U.S.
    * Transportation Technologies: The first GIS map project in transportation is the Clean Cities Coalition Map.
    * Wind Maps: Maps of gridded wind resource potential are based on wind power density.

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


    The U.S. Energy Information Administration offers information, statistics, databases, and reports about the electric power industry and electricity use in the United States and in individual states. Included are:
    ---Statistics and information on electric utilities, electric power production, electric power-plants, fuel consumption of electric power-plants, finances of electric power-plants, electricity rates, and costs and quality of fuels used to generate electricity
    ---Inventory of power plants in the United States
    ---Publications about the environmental effects of electric power production
    ---A downloadable version of the Clean Air Act Browser, which displays information about electricity generators who must comply with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 due to their sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.

    Electronic Environmental Resources Library


    Directory of environmental science and technology web resources. Topics include air quality, climate, construction, energy, regulations, pollution prevention, sustainability, and waste management.

    Energy and Environment Research Center


    "The EERC is recognized internationally as an expert in scientifically advanced energy systems and the prevention and cleanup of air, water, and soil pollution.

    Established as a federal research and development facility in 1951, the EERC has been a part of the University of North Dakota (UND) since 1983. With a staff of more than 180 talented scientists, engineers, and support personnel, the EERC is one of the leading developers of energy and environmental technologies in the world."

    The site contains current news in the areas of energy and the environment, a list of all publications from the Center since 1980, and links to other related research centers.

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network


    A comprehensive resource from the U.S. Department of Energy. Articles and data about what is new in the energy fields of building technologies, energy management, solar energy technologies as well as wind, hydropower, geothermal, hydrogen, fuel cells and infrastructure technologies.

    Energy management handbook


    This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

    Energy management systems and direct digital control


    This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

    Energy Star


    A government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency." Offers advice to homeowners and consumers about products, new homes, and home improvement.

    Environment Theme Page, U.S. Geological Survey


    The U.S. Geological Survey Environment theme page directs you to major U.S. Geological Survey Internet resources on:
    • ecosystems and ecosystem management
    • anthropogenic and natural contaminants
    • global climate change
    • energy and environment
    • environment and human health
    • environmental policy

    Environmental Management Office, U.S. Department of Energy


    The Environmental Management (EM) Office web site provides information about the U.S. Department of Energy compliance with environmental regulations.

    The Public Information Resources section has issues of EM newsletters, reports, fact sheets, transcriptions of speeches, announcements of conferences and meetings, and job listings.

    The Regulatory Information section has DOE regulations, DOE and Council on Environmental Quality regulations on NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act), DOE directives, and selected environmental management cleanup and compliance agreements.

    The Waste Management section has information on reducing waste and pollution, low-level radioactive waste disposal, radioactive waste disposal from federal sites, and hazardous wastes disposal.

    The Environmental Restoration section presents information on cleanup of contaminated sites of the Department of Energy and its predecessor agences and decommissioning of DOE facilities.

    The Nuclear Material and Facility section has a facility deactivation handbook as well as statements on control of nuclear weapons material and nuclear nonproliferation.

    Some links may be made only by authorized users; for example, you may not connect to Commerce Business Daily or the Federal Register.

    Environmental management technology-development program at the Department of Energy: 1995 review /


    An electronic resource of: National Academy Press.

    EPA Mixed Waste Team Home Page


    The U.S. EPA's Mixed Waste Team Home Page "is intended to be a one stop shop of information on mixed waste. It has been written for three groups: the regulated community, students, and the general public."

    EPA Technical Information Packages


    EPA's Technical Information Packages (TIPs) are prepared specifically for the international community. Each package focuses on a key environmental and public health issue. Packages consist of a cover brochure and technical documents (some technical documents are online; others must be ordered). "The products highlighted within these packages provide a sound technical basis for decisions regarding the development of environmental policy, abatement activities, and pollution prevention."

    Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable


    The Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR) consists of senior executives of eight federal agencies that have an interest in site remediation technology. Included at the FRTR web site are:

    --- Publications with comprehensive information on innovative technologies and on technical solutions to common contamination problems. Some publications are available online; others are listed and may be ordered from NTIS.

    --- Case studies, cost and performance case study reports

    --- Site Remediation Technology InfoBase lists and describes federal cleanup programs, federal site remediation technology development assistance programs, federal remediation technology electronic databases and resources, and federal publications on remediation technologies.

    ---Materials on Remedial process optimization and remedial system evaluation

    ---Technology demonstration and development links

    --- Remediation Technologies Screening Matrix and Reference Guide and Field Sampling and Analysis Technologies Matrix
    ---Information about FRTR meetings

    Geologic Studies of Deep Natural Gas Resources


    "This report summaries major conclusions of ongoing USGS work on deep gas resources."
    U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-67

    Global Fallout Program Database : Environmental Measurements Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy


    "The Global Fallout Program database provides information on EML's archived deposition samples and sample measurements. In 1958, the laboratory instituted a global network of sampling sites to determine the global transport and fate of radionuclides released into the atmosphere during the testing of nuclear weapons. A single fission product, strontium-90, was measured in the samples collected during the first 32 years of the program. Strontium-89 was also measured on selected samples. In recent years, the program focused on the global deposition of the naturally occurring radionuclides, beryllium-7 and lead-210. The resulting database is the most comprehensive and extensive record of its kind in the world."

    GreenFILE


    Bibliographic database with nearly 300,000 abstracts and 4,600 full text open access resources on ecology, environmental management and natural resources.

    Groundwater & soil cleanup: improving management of persistent contaminants /


    An electronic resource of: National Academy Press.

    Guide to energy management


    This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

    Guide to preparing feasibility studies for energy efficiency projects


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    Hazardous Waste : Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Subtitle C


    The EPA presents information on regulation of hazardous wastes under RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act). By topic (such as Air Emissions, Industrial Wastes, and Land Disposal Restrictions), the web page links to standards, rules, permitting information, policy interpretations, risk assessments, forms, strategy documents, RCRA hotline specialist training modules, and more.

    Healthy School Environments, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


    The EPA's "Healthy School Environments Web pages are intended to serve as a gateway to on-line resources to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff address environmental health issues in schools." There are resources on planning and maintaining environmentally-safe school facilities, indoor and outdoor air quality, drinking water safety, emergency preparedness, and more.

    Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory


    The mission of the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory is to conduct nationally orientated basic and applied research on water resources and remote sensing concerns related to the production of food and fiber and the conservation of natural resources. It is one of 14 laboratories in the Animal and Natural Resources Institute at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and was established in 1961. There are currently 7 research scientists and 4 support scientists who are involved in one or more of the following major research areas: 1) Quantifying Environmental Hydrology to Mitigate Detrimental Chemical Fluxes; 2) Spectral and spatial measurements and modeling to improve nutrient management and environmental quality; 3) Integrating Remote Sensing, Climate and Hydrology for Evaluating Water, Energy and Carbon Cycles; and 4) Development and evaluation of new remote sensing technologies to assess food and fiber production.

    Implementing California's loading order for electricity resources /


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    Improving the characterization and treatment of radioactive wastes for the Department of Energy's accelerated site cleanup program


    An electronic resource of: National Academies Press.

    Improving the environment: an evaluation of DOE's environmental management program /


    An electronic resource of: National Academy Press.

    Improving the scientific basis for managing DOE's excess nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel


    An electronic resource of: National Academies Press.

    Infrastructure and Transportation : RAND Corporation


    RAND posts reports of its public policy research on energy, transportation, water, communications, and other critical infrastructure.

    InSITES


    InSites is a quarterly newsletter that highlights the personalities and projects of the Waste Management Research and Education Institute (WMREI) of The University of Tennessee. WMREI is an affiliate of the EERC.

    Intelligent sustainment and renewal of Department of Energy facilities and infrastructure


    An electronic resource of: National Academy Press.

    International and national efforts to address the safety and security risks of importing liquefied natural gas: a compendium /


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    International Atomic Energy Agency


    Established in 1957, the IAEA provides advice to member states about all issues related to the development of nuclear power.

    The IAEA web pagecontains the full text of the Agency's 1980-1995 cumulative and 1996 publications catalogs. In addition, the site includes full text of the IAEA Bulletin, IAEA Newsbriefs, and several press release series. Users can connect to several IAEA-related databases from the web page.

    International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) Database


    The International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) database, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a comprehensive resource database for safety analysis and risk evaluation of nuclear power plants and facilities. Alhough the scope of the database is world-wide, the current focus is on Soviet-designed nuclear power plants in Russia and Eastern Europe, and on reactor types in China and India.

    Joint appendices for the 2005 building energy efficiency standards for residential and nonresidential buildings: standards/regulations /


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    A low NOx porous ceramics burner performance study: independent assessment report /


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    Management of the California State water project


    An electronic journal of: State of California, Resources Agency, Dept. of Water Resources.
    Coverage: 1995-

    More than information: what California's coastal managers need to plan for climate change: PIER project report /


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    National GIS Programs and Data Websites


    List of GIS programs and databases available at a national level. The list is categorized by programs, national data websites, and coastal data websites. The page is hosted by the Great Lakes Coastal Planning Resource website.

    National Transportation Library


    "The National Transportation Library (NTL) is a repository of materials from public and private organizations around the country." Materials deal with all aspects of transportation and transportation planning.
    The NTL website offers: an extensive digital collection, a digital reference shelf, answers to frequently-asked transportation questions, TransCat, and information about the NTL.

    TransCat, Transportation Libraries Catalog, "searches multiple transportation library catalogs at one time using OCLC's FirstSearch."

    Documents in the Digital Collection are in these categories:
  • Aviation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Energy and Environment
  • Freight
  • Geographic Information Services
  • Highway/Road transportation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Law and regulations
  • Maritime/Waterways
  • Operations and Traffic Control
  • Pedestrians and Bicycles
  • Planning and Policy
  • Public Transportation
  • Rail Transportation
  • References and Directories
  • Safety and Security
  • Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank


    The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a semi-autonomous body within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD...Its goal is "to be the international centre of reference for its Member countries with respect to basic nuclear tools, such as validated computer codes and nuclear data, and to provide a direct service to its users by developing, improving and validating these tools and making them available as requested."

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Review : ORNL Review


    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Review is a quarterly magazine highlighting research and development activities at the Laboratory.
    Coverage: v.25, no.1 (1992) to date

    Oceans and Coastal Resources : A Briefing Book


    "The Congressional Research Service prepared this Oceans and Coastal Resources Briefing Book for use by members of the congressional community with interests in oceans and coastal resources issues. The book contains short papers on selected ocean and coastal resource issues. Each paper contains an issue definition, background and analysis, status of the issue, continuing concerns, and references. The papers are arranged under major subject headings: Ocean Science; Living Marine Resources; the Coastal Environment; Law of the Sea; Mineral and Energy Resources; and Antarctica."

    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.

    Office of Solid Waste, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


    EPA's Office of Solid Waste (OSW) works to protect human health and the environment through regulation of hazardous and nonhazardous waste management waste cleanup, and promotion of resource conservation , waste reduction, and safe waste management. The OSW web pages offer:
    ---basic information about solid waste and solid waste management
    ---OSW regulations, rules, policies, guidance documents and more concerning RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act), hazardous waste management and municipal waste management
    ---sections on reducing, reusing, and recycling waste; generating and transporting waste; treating, storing, and disposing of watste; and waste cleanup
    ---many OSW online publications (listed by title and by topic)
    ---information about the Office of Solid Waste and its programs

    OpenNet


    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.

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) "conducts research in nearly every field of basic science to solve problems in the areas of the environment, energy, health and national security. ... The Laboratory focuses on research and development related to waste management, environmental restoration, global environmental change, energy and national security." PNNL staff "are engaged in nearly 2,500 research projects for the U.S. Department of Energy, other federal agencies and private clients."

    The PNNL web sites offers:
    ---information about the Laboratory's research areas
    ---Laboratory staff directory
    ---press releases, newsletters, tipsheets for reporters

    Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Region


    The Pacific OCS Region of the U.S. Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) offers information about oil and gas production and environmental protection in the federal offshore lands off California, Oregon, and Washington. Included are:
    ---Reports, statistics, and maps on Pacific Coast oil and gas exploration, production, and royalty revenues
    ---Pacific Coast outer continental shelf oil and gas lease sale and status information
    ---Connections to Pacific Coast physical oceanographic data
    ---Environmental information on marine mammals (whales, pinnipeds, sea otters) seabirds, and fisheries on the Pacific Coast
    ---Pacific Region press releases

    Radiation Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


    EPA's Radiation Protection Division presents information and publications about EPA's programs to protect the people and the environment of the United States from harmful exposure to radiation.

    Research needs in subsurface science: U.S. Department of Energy's Environmental Management Science Program /


    An electronic resource of: National Academy Press.

    The state of development of waste forms for mixed wastes: U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management /


    An electronic resource of: National Academy Press.

    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".

    Statewide energy efficiency potential estimates and targets for California utilities: draft staff report /


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    Status of cost-shifting strategies for the biomass-to-energy industry: a report to the Legislature /


    An electronic resource of: California Environmental Protection Agency, Integrated Waste Management Board.

    The Summer 2001 conservation report


    An electronic resource of: California State and Consumer Services Agency.

    SustainLane Government


    Database of sustainable development and environmental management reports from city, state, and local government. Everyone is able to search and browse the reports; free registration is required for full texts. A directory of government officials and private sector consultants is only available to registered government professionals.

    Technologies for environmental management: the Department of Energy's Office of Science and Technology /


    An electronic resource of: National Academy Press.

    U.S. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board


    The Defense Nuclear Facilties Safety Board (DNFSB) "is responsible for independent, external oversight of all activities in DOE's nuclear weapons complex affecting nuclear health and safety. The Board reviews operations, practices, and occurrences at DOE's defense nuclear facilities and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Energy that are necessary to protect public health and safety." The DNFSB web pages offer DNFSB recommendations, trip reports, technical reports, weekly reports, and annual reports as well as information about the DNFSB.

    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.

    U.S. Nuclear Accidents


    This site provides information about nuclear accidents involving research facilities, power plants, bombs and bombers, submarines and ships, nuclear bomb tests and testing facilities as well as processing and storage.

    U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board


    "The NWTRB is an independent agency of the U.S. Government. Its sole purpose is to provide independent scientific and technical oversight of the U.S. program for management and disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants."

    Union of Concerned Scientists


    The Union of Concerned Scientists is dedicated to advancing responsible public policies in areas where science and technology play a critical role. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) "is citizens and scientists working together for a common goal: a healthy environment and a safe world, for today and for the next century."

    United States Wind Maps


    The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory--NREL --sponsors the National Wind and Technology Center and identifies and gathers data for wind resource maps of the United States and foreign countries. These maps help developers or users find areas worthy of detailed wind resource monitoring. The National Wind Technology Center--NWTC--Wind Database Maps include: 1. U.S. Annual Wind Power Resource; 2. Annual Wind Power Resource Alaska and Hawaii; 3. Percent U.S. Land Area with Wind Resource Class 3 or Above (Annual). The U.S. Annual Wind Windpower Resource map shows annual average wind resources using the 7 wind power classes, which are ranges used to describe the energy contained in the wind.

    Water-energy relationship: in support of the 2005 integrated energy policy report /


    An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

    Western Area Power Administration


    The Western Area Power Administration website presents:
    ---Information about the Administration (annual reports, statistics, performance and strategic plans, factsheets, newsletters, regulations)
    ---Information on contacting the Administration (regional office directories, FOIA requests, procurement, jobs)
    ---Listings of and information about individual energy and power projects

    The World Environment Library


    "The World Environment Library 1.0 was developed in December 1999 by GTZ and the Humanity Libraries Project. It contains 400 publications (45,000 pages) of ideas and solutions in the fields of Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Assessment, Energy, Health, Natural Resources, Policy, Sustainable Development, Waste Management and Water."

    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.

    Yucca Mountain Project


    Note: Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, content has been removed from this "Internet site to minimize the risk of providing potentially sensitive information that could result in adverse impacts to national security."

    The Yucca Mountain Project is studying the feasibility of establishing a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Offered are:
    ---descriptions of the project, information about project opeations, and budget and funding information
    ---information about tours, speakers, exhibits, and educational programs
    ---general information about nuclear waste disposal issues
    ---photographs of the Yucca Mountain area and a map of Nevada
    ---lists of government agencies and subcontractors involved in the Yucca Mountain Project
    ---environmental impact statements/reports
    --- technical library of publications about and from the Project, information about federal legislation and federal regulations concerning nuclear waste disposal, performance and environmental assessments, technical reports, and an extensive, searchable database of abstracts of technical reports.

     

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