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Hydro power is the force or energy of moving water. It may be captured for some useful purpose.

California hydropower system: energy and environment: Appendix D 2003 environmental performance report: staff report


An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

California small hydropower and ocean wave energy resources: staff paper /


An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

Climate Change : News, Opinion, and Explanation from around the BBC


BBC news and background reports on global climate change.

Climate change impacts on high-elevation hydropower generation in California's Sierra Nevada: a case study in the upper American River: white paper /


An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.
Coverage: OCLC Digital Archive

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).

International Energy Outlook


"This report presents international energy projections through 2025, prepared by the Energy Information Administration, including outlooks for major energy fuels and issues related to electricity and the environment." Energy sources include nuclear power, natural gas, and coal. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory


The site features updates and publications about research and development programs in areas such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen and fuel cells. Also includes materials about applying technologies in building, transportation, and infrastructure. NREL is "the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D."

Northwest Power Planning Council


"The Northwest Power Planning Council is a four-state compact formed by Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington to oversee electric power system planning and fish and wildlife recovery in the Columbia River Basin. The Council was initiated by Congress through approval of the Northwest Power Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-501). Key to the Council's mandates is the directive to carry out its activities in a public forum."

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

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.

Potential changes in hydropower production from global climate change in California and the western United States /


An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

Renewable Energy Basics


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory offers Renewable Energy Basics, an introduction to renewable energy (sources, technologies) and energy efficiency. Solar energy, wind energy, biomass, geothermal energy, hydrogen, hydropower, and ocean energy are the topics covered.

Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change


"This document provides synopses of frequently used time series of global-change data:

* historical and modern records (from ice cores and current monitoring stations) of atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2)
* isotopic measurements (14C et al.) for atmospheric greenhouse gases
* estimates of global, regional, and national CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, gas flaring, and the production of cement
* global emissions estimates for methane (CH4)
* carbon flux from land-cover change
* long-term temperature records, whose spatial coverage ranges from individual sites to the entire globe and from the Earth's surface to the lower stratosphere
* total cloud amount over China

Data records are presented in multipage formats, each dealing with a specific site, region, or emissions species. The data records include tables; graphs; discussions of methods for collecting, measuring, and reporting the data; trends in the data, and references to literature providing further information. Instructions for citing specific data in Trends Online are provided for each compiled data set. All data appearing in Trends Online are available, on request, on digital media from CDIAC at no cost."

U.S. Department of Energy : Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy : Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program


This program exists to "improve wind energy technology so that it can generate competitive electricity in areas with lower wind resources and to develop new, cost effective advanced hydropower technologies." Provides overviews of how wind power and hydropower works and explores the history and advantages and disadvantage of each. Also features publications, photographs, and related links. From the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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

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

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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