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              Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program

              Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Committee on Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program

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              This report and the study on which it is based were supported by Contract No. DE-AT01-06NE64158 (Task Order No. 15) from the U.S. Department of Energy --T.p. verso

              ISBN 9780309111249
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2008
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              Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Second Report

              Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Second Report (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 2

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              The FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership is a collaborative effort among the Department of Energy, the US Council for Automotive Research, and 5 energy companies to manage research that enables the vision of a clean and sustainable transportation energy future. This book presents an a...ssessment of the progress in the research program management areas.
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              ISBN 9780309116343
              Released NZ 15 May 2008
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              The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs

              The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs (Paperback)

              By Committee on Alternatives and Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Research Council, National; Academy of Engineering, National

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              The announcement of a hydrogen fuel initiative in the President's 2003 State of the Union speech substantially increased interest in the potential for hydrogen to play a major role in the nation's long-term energy future. This report provides an assessment of hydrogen as a fuel i...n the nation's future energy economy.
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              ISBN 9780309091633
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2004
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              Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies: A Focus on Hydrogen

              Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies: A Focus on Hydrogen (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Committee on Assessment of Resource Needs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

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              Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) could alleviate the nation's dependence on oil and reduce US emissions of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas. This book estimates the resources that will be needed to bring HFCVs to the point of competitive self-sustainability in the mark...etplace.
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              ISBN 9780309121002
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              Review of the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles: Sixth Report

              Review of the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles: Sixth Report (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Research Board, Transportation; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Standing Committee to Review the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles

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              Reviews the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). This title discusses ongoing research on fuels, propulsion engines, and emission controls to meet emission requirements and reviews the USCAR partners' progress on PNGV concept vehicles for 2000.

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              Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
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              Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Third Report

              Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Third Report (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 3

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              The public-private partnership to develop vehicles that require less petroleum-based fuel and emit fewer greenhouse gases should continue to include fuel cells and other hydrogen technologies in its research and development portfolio. The third volume in the FreedomCAR series sta...tes that, although the partnership's recent shift of focus toward technologies that could be ready for use in the nearer term--such as advanced combustion engines and plug-in electric vehicles--is warranted, R&D on hydrogen and fuel cells is also needed given the high costs and challenges that many of the technologies must overcome before widespread use. The FreedomCAR (Cooperative Automotive Research) and Fuel Partnership is a research collaboration among the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States Council for Automotive Research - whose members are the Detroit automakers--five major energy companies, and two electric utility companies. The partnership seeks to advance the technologies essential for components and infrastructure for a full range of affordable, clean, energy efficient cars and light trucks. Until recently, the program primarily focused on developing technologies that would allow U.S. automakers to make production and marketing decisions by 2015 on hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles. These vehicles have the potential to be much more energy-efficient than conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, produce no harmful tailpipe emissions, and significantly reduce petroleum use. In 2009, the partnership changed direction and stepped up efforts to advance, in the shorter term, technologies for reducing petroleum use in combustion engines, including those using biofuels, as well as batteries that could be used in plug-in hybrid-electric or all electric vehicles.
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              Released NZ 15 Dec 2010
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              The National Academies Summit on America's Energy Future: Summary of a Meeting

              The National Academies Summit on America's Energy Future: Summary of a Meeting (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Committee for The National Academies Summit on America's Energy Future

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              On March 13, 2008, the National Academies brought together many of the knowledgeable people working on energy issues to discuss how we can meet the need for energy without damaging Earth's environment or compromising US economic and national security. This title chronicles that 2...-day summit and serves as a foundation for examining energy policy.
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              Released NZ 15 Nov 2008
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              Renewable Fuel Standard: Potential Economic and Environmental Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy

              Renewable Fuel Standard: Potential Economic and Environmental Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

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              In the United States, we have come to depend on plentiful and inexpensive energy to support our economy and lifestyles. In recent years, many questions have been raised regarding the sustainability of our current pattern of high consumption of nonrenewable energy and its environm...ental consequences. Further, because the United States imports about 55 percent of the nation's consumption of crude oil, there are additional concerns about the security of supply. Hence, efforts are being made to find alternatives to our current pathway, including greater energy efficiency and use of energy sources that could lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as nuclear and renewable sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. The United States has a long history with biofuels and the nation is on a course charted to achieve a substantial increase in biofuels. Renewable Fuel Standard evaluates the economic and environmental consequences of increasing biofuels production as a result of Renewable Fuels Standard, as amended by EISA (RFS2). The report describes biofuels produced in 2010 and those projected to be produced and consumed by 2022, reviews model projections and other estimates of the relative impact on the prices of land, and discusses the potential environmental harm and benefits of biofuels production and the barriers to achieving the RFS2 consumption mandate. Policy makers, investors, leaders in the transportation sector, and others with concerns for the environment, economy, and energy security can rely on the recommendations provided in this report.
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              Released NZ 15 Dec 2011
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              Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership

              Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership (Paperback)

              By Committee to Review the 21st Century Truck Partnership; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Research Council, National

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              The 21st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP), a cooperative research and development partnership was launched in the year 2000 with high hopes that it would advance the technologies used in trucks and buses, yielding a cleaner, safer, more efficient generation of vehicles. This boo...k examines the overall adequacy and balance of the 21CTP.
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              Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

              Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (Paperback)

              By Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Research Board, Transportation

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              Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The book al...so recommends approaches that federal agencies could use to regulate these vehicles' fuel consumption. Currently there are no fuel consumption standards for such vehicles, which account for about 26 percent of the transportation fuel used in the U.S. The miles-per-gallon measure used to regulate the fuel economy of passenger cars. is not appropriate for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, which are designed above all to carry loads efficiently. Instead, any regulation of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles should use a metric that reflects the efficiency with which a vehicle moves goods or passengers, such as gallons per ton-mile, a unit that reflects the amount of fuel a vehicle would use to carry a ton of goods one mile. This is called load-specific fuel consumption (LSFC). The book estimates the improvements that various technologies could achieve over the next decade in seven vehicle types. For example, using advanced diesel engines in tractor-trailers could lower their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent by 2020, and improved aerodynamics could yield an 11 percent reduction. Hybrid powertrains could lower the fuel consumption of vehicles that stop frequently, such as garbage trucks and transit buses, by as much 35 percent in the same time frame.
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              Released NZ 15 Jul 2010
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