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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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
Chemical Accidents from Electric Power Outages [PDF]
Abstract: This safety alert describes how power outages and restarts can potentially trigger chemical accidents. Case studies and lessons learned are included, as well as guidelines for hazard identification, tips for risk reduction and resources for further information. (Length: 5 pages)
Source: US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Domestic Preparedness Checklist [PDF]
Abstract: A guide for Governors' staffs and other response authorities to evaluate and enhance state preparedness capabilities. Includes information on bioterrorism preparedness, agroterrorism and cyberterrorism. (PDF Format; Length: 3 pages)
Source: National Governors Association
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
Electric Utilities Topic Hub
Abstract: This primer is intended as a quick guide to the essential pollution prevention information on electric utilities, as well as a compilation of pertinent on-line resources.
Source: Southwest Network for Zero Waste and P2Rx
Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ESISAC)
Abstract: Operated by the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), the ESISAC serves the Electricity Sector by facilitating communications between electric sector participants, federal government and other critical infrastructure industries. It is the job of the ESISAC to promptly disseminate threat indications, analyses, and warnings, together with interpretations, to assist electricity sector participants in taking protective actions. Web site includes a library, assessment methodologies, a calendar, advisories, links, and daily reports from the National Infrastructure Protection Center.
Source: North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC)
Energy Information Sharing & Analysis Center (ISAC)
Abstract: The Energy ISAC is the one-stop clearinghouse for information on threats, vulnerabilities, solutions, and best practices. Your company will better understand the threats and vulnerabilities to your business so that you can take appropriate action. Members can submit information anonymously and receive near-real-time updates.
Source: Energy ISAC
Energy Infrastructure Risk Management Checklists for Small and Medium Sized Energy Facilities [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this document is to provide some general guidance and a starting point so that a smaller energy facility may identify its critical functions and assets, become aware of threats and vulnerabilities, evaluate and rank the threats in terms of the incidents they may cause, and initiate a security enhancement program, if appropriate. (PDF Format; Length: 26 pages)
Source: U.S. Office of Energy Assurance
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
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.
Preventing Toxic Terrorism: How Some Chemical Facilities Are Removing Danger to American Communities
Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security and numerous security experts have warned that terrorists could turn hazardous chemical facilities into improvised weapons of mass destruction. Some of these facilities have replaced acutely hazardous chemicals with safer, readily available alternatives?making themselves less appealing terrorist targets, while also removing the ever-present danger of a serious accident. At these facilities, no failure in safety or security can send a catastrophic gas cloud into a nearby community. The Center for American Progress, with assistance from the National Association of State PIRGs and National Environmental Trust, conducted a survey to identify such facilities and spotlight successful practices that have removed unnecessary chemical dangers from our communities. This survey (which covered facilities that no longer report using extremely hazardous substances under the federal Risk Management Planning program) found that facilities across the country, representing a range of industries, have switched to safer alternatives from a variety of hazardous chemicals, producing dramatic security and safety benefits at a reasonable cost. This report summarizes the results of that survey. The full report, as well as a map of the facilities covered by the report (both in PDF format) are available for download from the URL listed here.
Source: Center for American Progress
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
Wind Energy Projects Throughout the United States of America
Abstract: Click on a state on the U.S. map at this web site to view information on wind energy projects currently underway in that state.
Source: American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)