The following government reports were selected by GovSpot.com editors as meaningful or noteworthy:
The Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy released a report in September 2007 responding to a proposal made by Senator James Inhofe. Inhofe recommended requiring that 25 percent of electricity sales and 25 percent of liquid transportation fuel sales be produced from renewable sources by 2025. The study found that to reach this standard, electricity and motor fuel producers would have to significantly increase their use of technologies that play a small role today. Also, while the project would reduce energy costs in the long run, short-term costs would be considerable.
Energy Policy Act
The Department of Energy celebrated the one year anniversary of its
Energy Policy Act (PDF). The report focuses on implementing a strategy that provides clean energy alternatives and increasing investment in renewable and nuclear energy.
The Department of Energy is required to release an annual review of power sources.
Electric Power Annual 2004 (Nov. 2005) focuses on generating capability, fuel cost and consumption. The report also discusses the effect of deregulation and consolidation in the industry.
Natural Gas Production
Soaring heating bills last winter were one result of the increased demand for natural gas while the supply was dimished. This Department of Energy report, EIA Short-term Outlook for Natural Gas (July 2006), forecast the natural gass supply, demand and markets through 2007. The report estimates the increase in natural gas production due to recent drilling and price trends.
The Department of Energy released the
International Energy Outlook 2008. The report presents an outlook for international energy markets through 2030.