Part 3 of the Energy from the Earth briefing will cover Nuclear Energy: Resources, Geological Hazards, and Waste Management. It will be held Tuesday, 11 March. For more information see the briefing flyer or the event page.
UPDATE: The natural gas export briefing scheduled for 13 February will be POSTPONED. More information will be posted once a new date has been selected.
Energy production and consumption supports modern life in the United States, and is integral to the economy, individual communities, and the environment. Geological resources (oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, thorium, and geothermal) supplied or enabled almost 90 percent of the energy consumed in the United States in 2011.
The briefing series will provide the geoscience underpinning that is essential for effective energy and environmental policy making. This first briefing will provide an overview of the range of energy options available in the United States and the geoscience that underpins those options.
Read more about the Energy from the Earth briefing series.
Presented by American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Geosciences Institute, Association of American State Geologists, Geological Society of America, National Science Foundation—Directorate for Geosciences, and U.S. Geological Survey.