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Guide of the Week: Energy

Since energy policy has been in the news most of this year, it seems like a good time to highlight this guide from the ALA GODORT Handout Exchange:

Energy (Ed Herman, University of Buffalo, 2007)

Ed has produced an annotated listing of web resources to these aspects of energy:

  • National Policy Issues
  • US Statistics
  • Technical Information
  • Nuclear Energy
  • New York State
  • International Data
  • Additional Information

Some of the specific resources he includes are:

  • The Energy Source (U.S. Congress. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)
    http://energy.senate.gov/
    The hearings and news room sections are the most informative parts of this site. These abbreviated hearings reproduce testimonies of witnesses before the full committee and the subcommittees, but exclude dialogs among the witnesses and the Committee members. The Business and Government Documents Reference Center maintains the complete hearings in paper format. The news room includes two sets of press releases issued by the Committee Chair and the ranking minority member.

  • States (U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Information Administration)
    http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/_seds.html
    Presents energy statistics pertaining to the 50 states.

  • Building Energy Codes (U.S. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy)
    http://www.energycodes.gov/
    Attempts to promote improved energy codes for buildings by working with government agencies, national code organizations, and industry. It also hopes to develop and distribute compliance tools; and provide financial and technical assistance to states.

  • Nuclear Power Information Tracker (Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS))
    http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/nuclear_safety/reactor-map/embedded-flash-map.html
    Select power plants from a map or a list to view a brief box that describes safety issues and a detailed statement that cites the reactor’s owners, locations, populations within a 10-mile radius, and safety issues. Links lead to more detailed documentation.

  • International Energy Annual (U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Information Administration)
    http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/iea/contents.html
    Provides information and trends on world energy production and consumption for petroleum; natural gas; coal; and electricity. Statistics measuring population and GDP put the data in context. View information in PDF format or download Excel files that offer longer time series.

Check out the rest of the guide. Then see what other topics are available. And if you are a documents librarian with a guide, please add your guide to the wiki!

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