Energy

The following guide presents general library sources on Energy with a focus on Alternative and Renewable resources.
*See also,  Resources on Sustainability Issues Guide.

About the Industry

Industry Survey Locator

The Locator indexes industry overviews and surveys available through the BU Library. Type ‘energy’ in search box to find related reports from MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor), Mergent, Valueline, and items below.

Plunkett’s Energy Industry Almanac 2008
and Plunkett’s Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Almanac 2008

Pardee Library – Reference Desk
Includes major trends, statistics, associations & contacts, and companies.

Frost & Sullivan

Note: Frost & Sullivan reports cover technology and market trends in various technology, energy and manufacturing related fields. Type keywords into search box in upper right sidebar.

Note: Industry overview and trends for Electric Utilities, Environmental & Waste Management, Natural Gas Distribution, Oil & Gas: Equipment & Services, Oil & Gas: Production & Marketing. Includes industry profile, trends, how the industry operates, ratios, and statistics. Updated twice a year.

World Energy Outlook

Latest Titles from OECD iLibrary, include World Energy Outlook as well as other relevant titles related to energy and climate change.

 

Books and Reports

Boston University Library Search

For books on renewable energy, use key words such as: renewable energy, biofuel, solar energy,wind power, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells, hydro power. For a subject search, through the Advanced Search option, use the terms listed below. (Ask at the Information/Reference Desk for help with additional subject headings and keyword searching.)

Biomass energy
Clean energy
Electric power systems
Energy conservation
Fuel cells
Hydrogen as fuel
Hydroelectric power
Power resources
Renewable energy sources
Solar energy
Wind power
See also:

OECD iLibrary (2000)
Note: The online library of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development includes books, papers, and reports on a variety of energy related topics. Search keywords: energy, renewables, nuclear, solar,etc.

Renewables Information

Latest Titles from OECD iLibrary, include Renewables Information as well as other relevant titles related to energy and sustainability.

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Magazines & Journals

The following databases index articles from thousands of journals and periodicals. Possible subject headings and keywords include: alternative energy, clean energy,  carbon offsets,  electricity,  electric power plants,  electric utilities,  emissions control,  energy consumption,  energy efficiency,  energy industry,  Energy Policy,  environmental policy, public utilities,  renewable energy, sustainable development.

Business Databases

ABI/INFORM GLOBAL

 

Business Source Complete

Factiva (2001)



Science & Engineering Databases

Applied Science and Technology Full Text

 

 

 

Subject Terms: carbon dioxide sequestration, electricity supply, emission reduction credits, energy conservation, energy policy, greenhouse gases emission control, renewable energy.

For further research, see the Science & Engineering Library Website.

Special Titles

Public Utilities Fortnightly

http://www.fortnightly.com/

Monthly, covers the electric and gas utility industry.
For more journals and magazines see eJournal locator, and use keyword search.
Search Terms: clean energy, electric, energy, fuel, hydro, megawatt, power, solar, utility, wind

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Statistics

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

http://www.eia.doe.gov – Operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Includes information on every branch of the industry and links to other energy industry web sites.

Short Term Energy Outlook – U.S. Projections to December 2011

 

Annual Energy Outlook – Projections through 2035

 

International Energy Outlook – Outlook for International Energy Markets

See also,  Industry Overviews, U.S. Government Agencies and Organizations and Associations in this Guide for statistics on energy supply, demand, and prices.

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Organizations & Associations

National Energy Policy Initiative (NEP)

http://www.nepinitiative.org –  Nongovernmental, nonpartisan, foundation funded project designed to support the development of a stakeholder-based national energy policy. Administered by the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Consensus Building Institute.

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

http://www.acore.org –  Nonprofit focused on the adoption of renewable technologies into the mainstream of American society. General information, facts, networking and policy for different types of renewables.

Business Council for Sustainable Energy

http://www.bcse.org – With an interest in the nation’s economic, environmental, and national security, focuses on the promotion of clean energy technologies as a solution to certain environmental challenges. Includes links.

International Energy Agency

Part of the Organization for economic Do-Operation and Development.

Selected IEA publications:

Key World Energy Statistics
World Energy Outlook – List of free publications.
Oil Market Report – Monthly, free to the public two weeks after release.

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

http://www.reeep.org – Global, public-private partnership that structures policy and regulatory initiatives for clean energy, and facilitates financing for energy products. ‘Get Informed’, includes a variety of publications and related sources for clean energy.

Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP)

http://www.crest.org – More information on alternative energy technologies.

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U.S. Government Agencies

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

http://www.eia.doe.gov- Operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Includes information on every branch of the industry and links to other energy industry web sites.

Short Term Energy Outlook – U.S. Projections to December 2011

 

Annual Energy Outlook – Projections through 2035

 

International Energy Outlook – Outlook for International Energy Markets

 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

http://www.ferc.gov –  Regulates and oversees energy industries in the economic, environmental and safety interests of the American public.

Natural Gas pipelines and storage

 

Liquefied Natural Gas

 

Oil Pipelines

 

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

http://www.energy.gov – Information from the U.S. Government regarding its many agencies, bureaus and operations in energy. Includes Annual Energy Outlook, statistics, prices and trends.