Natural resources that are used for heat and power generation, including oil, natural gas, coal, and geothermal energy.
Coal-bed gas resources of the Rocky Mountain region [ More info] Summary of the technically recoverable coal-bed gas resources of the Rocky Mountain region.
Coal-bed methane: potential and concerns [ More info] Fact sheet in PDF format on occurrence and recoverability of coalbed methane in the U.S. and related environmental concerns.
Coalbed methane studies [ More info] Methane (natural gas), while frequently developed with petroleum, also occurs in association with coal and accounts for about 7.5 percent of U.S. natural gas production. Links to digital publications on coalbed methane.
Development of an assessment methodology for hydrocarbon recovery potential using carbon dioxide and associated carbon sequestration-Workshop findings [ More info] Geologic CO2 sequestration with enhanced oil recovery in existing hydrocarbon reservoirs can increase the U.S. hydrocarbon recoverable resource volume and prevent CO2 release to the atmosphere.
Distribution of high-temperature (>150 °C) geothermal resources in California [ More info] Description and map of geothermal resources in California.
Eastern Energy Resources Team (EERT) [ More info] Links to overview, major programs, products and publications on coal, oil & gas, environment & human health, and resource economics, and special applications
Economics of undiscovered oil in the federal lands of the National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska [ More info] Online report summarizing the economic analysis of the U.S. Geological Survey's 2002 petroleum assessment of the Federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA) study area.
Emissions from Coal Fires and Their Impact on the Environment [ More info] Reviews how coal fires occur, how they can be detected by airborne and remote surveys, and, most importantly, the impact coal-fire emissions may have on the environment and human health, especially mercury, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane.
Energy Resources Program [ More info] Research program conducting basic and applied research on geologic energy resources and on the environmental, economic, and human health impacts of their production and use.
Energy Resources Program - Western Region [ More info] Home page for the Western Region Energy Resources Program with links to Alaska petroleum studies project, coal, oil and gas, other energy sources, environment and human health, and publications.
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