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Green Energy Advisory Task Force Report Released

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The BC Ministry of Energy,  Mines and Petroleum released the Green Energy Advisory Task Force Report on Wednesday.  The province also passed the Clean Energy Act (Bill 17) on the same day.  According to the BC News Release the Act builds on a number of recommendations from the task force, including: Confirming our commitment to […]

New report: Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

From National Academies Press website: “Hidden Costs of Energy defines and evaluates key external costs and benefits that are associated with the production, distribution, and use of energy, but not reflected in market prices. In aggregate, the damage estimates presented here are substantial, and reflect damages from air pollution associated with electricity generation, motor vehicle […]

New site from the Energy Information Assn (EIA)

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

The EIA has just launched a new consumer information site called “Energy Explained, Your Guide to Understanding Energy.”  The site provides a wealth of information on energy: consumption and production statistics, energy units and conversion calculators, energy and the environment, and renewable/non-renewable energy sources.  Also provides some information/statistics on international oil production, consumption and reserves.  […]

Social Science Data Search at Berkeley

Friday, August 14th, 2009

The Doe & Moffitt Libraries at the University of California, Berkeley have recently launched a Google Custom Search engine on site that “targets 800+ academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets. Emphasis is on data pertaining to the social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, […]

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