|Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects.''|
|North American Electric Reliability Corporation's mission is to ensure the reliability of the bulk power system in North America. They develop and enforce reliability standards; assess reliability annually via 10-year and seasonal forecasts; monitor the bulk power system; evaluate users, owners, and operators for preparedness; and educate, train, and certify industry personnel. NERC is a self-regulatory organization, subject to oversight by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and governmental authorities in Canada.|
|Reegle, up-to-date information on clean energy policy, with a core objective of supporting the global advancement of energy efficiency and renewables. The website facilitates fast access to constantly updated information for politicians, project developers, companies, municipalities, banks, credit institutes and for all those interested in this issue.|
|Introduction to Energy Regulation and the Environment. Lecture UC Berkeley- January 17, 2008. An introduction to the course, including the history of energy, the relationship between energy and development, environmental and environmental justice impacts of energy generation, and an introduction to current energy issues. Lecture includes an introduction to the basics of electricity generation, transmission and distribution, efficiency, reliability, and ancillary services. 156 minutes.|
|2005 Energy Act
First major energy legislation enacted by Congress in a decade:
$13.1 billion for oil, gas and coal,
$12 billion for nuclear energy and
$7.7 billion divided up among all the rest...
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Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
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Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
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