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Provides guide to government energy policy information resources for high school students participating in the Duke Energy Academy June 22-28, 2014.

Duke Energy Academy (2018) Energy Grid, Manufacturing, Drones, & Security

This site provides access to government energy information resources for the Duke Energy Academy hosted at Purdue June 22-28, 2014,  June 21-27, 2015, June 19-25, 2016, June 18-24, 2017, & June 17-23, 2018. 

2018 Academy Resources Energy Grid, Manufacturing, Drones, and Security-Also Energy Policy Cabinet Policymakers Confirmation Hearings

Energy Dept. Smart Grid

Electric Grid Modernization section of 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Public Law 110-140.

Infographic:  Understanding the Grid (DOE)

Energy Dept. Manufacturing Resources

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Electric:  This Energy Dept. agency regulates interstate transmission of electricity, oil, and natural gas.

Energy Information Administration (EIA) Market Finance Reports

EIA Energy Use for Transportation

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2016 Transportation Energy Data Book

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Energy & Environment Resources

DOE Energy Manufacturing

Census Bureau Industry Statistics Portal (Provides industry statistics from 2012 Economic Census using North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) number.   For example NAICS 333414 Heating Equipment (except warm air furnaces) Manufacturing

Energy Security Resources  from the Homeland Security Digital Library which is a collaborative venture between the Dept. of Homeland Security and Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, CA.

Federal Aviation Administration resources on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones).  The FAA is the primary federal agency responsible for regulating these aircraft.

Drone, Counter Drone:  Observations on the Contest Between the United States and Jihadis.  January 2017 article from U.S. Military Academy's Combating Terrorism Center on military uses of drones.

Defeating Small Civilian Unmanned Aerial Systems to Maintain Air Superiority (Summer 2017 article from the Air Force's Air & Space Power Journal)

U.S. Govt. Accounting Office (GAO) reports on drones

Senate Confirmation Hearing for Energy Secretary Rick Perry
. (Transcript from Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee is 166 pages!)  Additional materials including financial disclosure statements.

Senate Confirmation Hearing for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.  (Transcript from Senate Environment & Public Works Committee is 1,040 pages!Additional materials including financial disclosure statements.

Senate Confirmation Hearing for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. (Transcript from Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee is 243 pages!)  Additional materials including financial disclosure statements.

Science & Technology Issues in the 115th Congress (Report by Library of Congress' Congressional Research Service(CRS)).  see pp. 16-19.

21st Century U.S. Energy Resources:  A Primer (CRS report)

Energy Water Nexus:  The Water Sector's Energy Use (CRS report)

2016 Academy Information Resources

An excellent place to find information on energy careers is the annual Occupational Outlook Handbook produced by the U.S. Labor Dept's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  BLS' Career Outlook provides information on various professions.  In addition, cost of living rates vary by different regions of the U.S.  Consult BLS' Regional Offices for information about cost of living and prices in various U.S. regions.  Indiana is part of the Chicago region.

Energy Efficient Cooling Solutions

Heat Pump Systems (Energy Dept)

Home Cooling Systems (Energy Dept.)
Home Heating
(Energy Dept.)

DOE Guide to Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling

Internal Revenue Service information on energy tax credits.  See IRS Form 5695 and the accompanying instructions on the same page.

Consumer Product Energy and Water Use Labeling Regulations (Part of the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 16 Part 305) under the Energy Policy & Conservation Act. (2016 edition) Other Federal Energy Conservation Regulations (Title 10 Parts 400-499) (2016 edition) 987 PAGES!


Nanofibers:  A Novel Approach to Filtration (EPA)

Carbon Nanofiber Supercapacitor (Energy Dept. -Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers (Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) report

Working Safely with Nanomaterials (Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) report)

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