Energy policy of the United States
The energy policy of the United States is determined by federal, state and local entities in the United States, which address issues of energy production, distribution, and consumption, such as buildi...
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Trump signs executive order on offshore drilling
The order could roll back some of former President Obama's attempts to ban offshore oil and gas drilling along parts of the Outer Continental Shelf. Learn mo...
History of the petroleum industry in the United States
The history of the petroleum industry in the United States goes back to the early 19th century, although the indigenous peoples, like many ancient societies, have used petroleum seeps since prehistori...
History of the petroleum industry in the United States - Wikipedia
1973 oil crisis
The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of the OPEC plus Egypt, Syria and Tunisia) p...
1973 oil crisis - Wikipedia
U.S. Energy Independence
U.S. energy independence relates to the goal of reducing the U.S. imports of oil and other foreign sources of energy. If total energy is looked at, the U.S. is over 70% self-sufficient. Energy indepe...
Coal power in the United States
Coal power in the United States accounted for 39% of the country's electricity production in 2013. Coal supplied 16.5 quadrillion BTUs of energy to electric power plants in 2013, which made up nearly ...
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Shale gas in the United States
Shale gas in the United States is rapidly increasing as an available source of natural gas. Led by new applications of hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal drilling, development of new sourc...
Shale gas in the United States - Wikipedia
Nuclear power in the United States
Nuclear power in the United States is provided by 100 commercial reactors (65 pressurized water reactors and 35 boiling water reactors) licensed to operate at 62 nuclear power plants, producing a tota...
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Biofuel in the United States
The United States produces mainly biodiesel and ethanol fuel, which uses corn as the main feedstock. Since 2005 the US overtook Brazil as the world's largest ethanol producer. In 2006 the US produced ...
Biofuel in the United States - Wikipedia
Food vs. fuel
Food versus fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply. The biofuel and food price debate involves wide-ranging v...
Food vs. fuel - Wikipedia
Sustainable biofuel
Biofuels, in the form of liquid fuels derived from plant materials, are entering the market, driven by factors such as oil price spikes and the need for increased energy security. However, many of the...
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Efficient energy use
Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building ...
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USDOE
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear ma...
Greenhouse gas emissions by the United States
Until 2006, the United States was the largest emitter of carbon dioxide emissions. In 2006, China overtook the US.As of 2012 the Department of Energy projected United States' greenhouse gas (GHG) emis...
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Kyoto Protocol
The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty, which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commits State Parties to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, b...
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Electricity distribution
An electric power distribution system is the final stage in the delivery of electric power; it carries electricity from the transmission system to individual consumers. Distribution substations connec...
Electricity distribution - Wikipedia
V2G
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) describes a system in which plug-in electric vehicles, such as electric cars (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), communicate with the power grid to sell demand response services ...
Winning the Oil Endgame
Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security is a 2005 book by Amory B. Lovins, E. Kyle Datta, Odd-Even Bustnes, Jonathan G. Koomey, and Nathan J. Glasgow, published by the Rocky...
Winning the Oil Endgame - Wikipedia
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an office within the United States Department of Energy that invests in high-risk, high-value research and development in the fields of e...
Sustainable energy
Sustainable energy is the form of energy obtained from non-exhaustible resources, such that the provision of this form of energy serves the needs of the present without compromising the ability of fut...
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Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
The Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 (H.R. 1582) is a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to submit reports to both the United States Congress and the United States De...
PacifiCorp
PacifiCorp is an electric power company in the northwestern United States.PacifiCorp has three primary subsidiaries:In 2001, PacifiCorp was purchased by Scottish Power. Since 2006, PacifiCorp has been...
North American energy independence
North American energy independence is a stated goal of those who believe that the North American nations - the United States, Canada and Mexico - must eliminate their reliance on oil purchased fro...
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New Manhattan Project for Energy Independence
On June 12, 2008, Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia introduced H.R. 6260, New Manhattan Project for Energy Independence. In this bill Forbes outlines a series of prizes, similar to the X-PRIZE, which woul...
Biofuel
A biofuel is a fuel that is derived from biological materials, such as plants and animals. Also biofuel can still be seen as fuel derived from organic matter (obtained directly from plants, or indirec...
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Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program
Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program is a $25 billion direct loan program funded by Congress in fall 2008 to provide debt capital to the U.S. automotive industry for the purp...
Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program - Wikipedia
Offshore oil spill prevention and response
Offshore oil spill prevention and response is the study and practice of reducing the number of offshore incidents that release oil or hazardous substances into the environment and limiting the amount ...
Offshore oil spill prevention and response - Wikipedia
2010 United States deepwater drilling moratorium
On May 30, 2010 a 6 month moratorium on all deepwater offshore drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf was declared by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The limitation was in response to the...
Energy in Vermont
Vermont energy needs are served by over twenty utilities. The largest is Green Mountain Power, a subsidiary of Gaz Metro which recently also took over Central Vermont Public Service. Together this sin...