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Biomass Energy Program: State and Regional Resources
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Energy Program primarily carries out state and regional partnerships through cooperation with the National Biomass State and Regional Partnerships which consists of five Regional Organizations: Coalition of Northeastern Governors Policy Research Center, Council of Great Lakes Governors, Southern States Energy Board, Western Governors Association, and DOE's Western Regional Office. Each Regional Organization provides leadership in its region with regard to policies and technical issues in order to advance the use of biomass.
Source: U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program
Biomass Program: National Energy Security
Abstract: This web page discusses U.S. dependence on oil and the implications of this dependence for the nation?s energy security.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EERE: State Activities and Partnerships
Abstract: The EERE State Activities & Partnerships Web site links to DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) partnerships with and projects in the states. Here you will find: EERE-sponsored projects in the states; EERE's cooperative projects and grants to the states; breaking news about state involvement in energy projects; state energy statistics; state maps of renewable energy resources; and case studies and state publications. Links to state energy offices and state weatherization contacts are also available.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Infrastructure Vulnerability Survey Checklists [PDF]
Abstract: Vulnerability survey for energy infrastructure facilities. Includes critical asset assessment, threat applicability, security program management, physical security, operations security, and infrastructure interdependencies. (PDF Format; Length: 99 pages)
Source: U.S. Office of Energy Assurance
Environmental Security: A Homeland Issue, Part 1
Abstract: Written by Mike Flory, this article is the first part of a two-part article addressing critical environmental issues as they relate to homeland security. Specifically, this article deals with the U.S. EPA strategies pertaining to protection of critical infrastructure and communication of information. Check with your local library for availability of this publication and/or interlibrary loan options. Check the magazine?s web site, http://www.eponline.com/, for subscription information and online availability of articles.
Source: Environmental Protection, Vol. 14, No. 3; Pages 34-36, 60
Ethanol and Energy Security
Abstract: This Renewable Fuels Association fact sheet provides a general overview of how ethanol use relates to U.S. energy security.
Source: Renewable Fuels Association
Geothermal Energy Utilization in the United States:2000 [PDF]
Abstract: Written by John W. Lund, Tonya L. Boyd, Alex Sifford and R. Gordon Bloomquist, this article discusses geothermal energy use in the U.S. and the U.S. Department of Energy ?Geo-Powering the West? initiative. (PDF Format; Length: 7 pages)
Source: Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology
GLRPPR Environmental Security Sector Resource
Abstract: This Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) Sector Resource provides a compilation of annotated regional and national resources focused on pollution prevention as it relates to environmental security. Also provides a list of regional contacts for further information.
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Abstract: NNSA has four missions with regard to National Security: (1) To provide the United States Navy with safe, militarily effective nuclear propulsion plants and to ensure the safe and reliable operation of those plants; (2) to promote international nuclear safety and nonproliferation; (3) to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; and (4) to support United States leadership in science and technology.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Nuclear Security: Security Issues at DOE and its Newly Created National Nuclear Safety Administration [PDF]
Abstract: Statement of Gary L. Jones, Associate Director, Energy, Resources and Science Issues, of the Resources, Community and Economic Development Division before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Oversight and Investigations. (PDF Format; Length: 11 pages)
Source: General Accounting Office
Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP)
Abstract: REPP?s goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs by researching, publishing, and disseminating information, creating policy tools, and hosting highly active, on-line, renewable energy discussion groups. Web site includes information on policy, hydropower, bioenergy, geothermal power, wind power, solar power, hydrogen and energy efficiency.
Source: Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
Safe and Secure: Meeting America's Electricity Needs [PDF]
Abstract: Security has become a key issue in the energy debate in the post-September 11 U.S. There is general agreement that policies encouraging independence from foreign oil are needed, but what domestic energy sources should the United States encourage? This report makes the case for redirecting our energy investment to safer, cleaner resources. Written by Jim Marston, J.D., Dan Kirshner, B.A., Nancy Ryan, Ph.D., Mark MacLeod, M.S., M.A., Elaine Smith, B.S., Audrey Bowers, B.A. Copyright 2002, Environmental Defense. (PDF format; Length: 52 pages)
Source: Environmental Defense
Securing the Energy Future of the United States
Abstract: This combined issue of IEER?s ?Science for Democratic Action? and ?Energy & Security? newsletters focuses on the links between U.S. energy and security policy, and includes a ?roadmap for action? for securing the nation?s energy future plus an analysis of the vulnerabilities to the current U.S. energy system. Also available in HTML format at http://www.ieer.org/sdafiles/vol_10/10-2/index.html. (PDF Format; Length: 16 pages)
Source: Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), Science for Democratic Action Vol. 10 No. 2
Sprawl No Antidote to Terror: Spreading Out Aggravates Underlying Causes of Attack
Abstract: In this article, Keith Schneider discusses reactions to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and how urban sprawl or a move toward less dense centers of population will not increase the security of U.S. cities.
Source: Michigan Land Use Institute
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