Adaptations of CSIPS for Multistory Construction

The Building Technologies Program has just released a new report titled “Adaptations of Cementitious Structural Insulated Panels for Multistory Construction“.  Written for the Charles Pankow Foundation, this document explores…

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Further Declassification of Reagan-Era Directives

One of the minor offenses of the Obama White House is its inexplicable failure to publish presidential directives — now dubbed Presidential Policy Directives — even when they are unclassified.  But presidential directives from prior administrations continue to enter the public domain following repeated declassification reviews. Several National Security Decision Directives (NSDDs) issued by President [...] The post Further Declassification of Reagan-Era Directives appears on Secrecy News from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy.

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Further Declassification of Reagan-Era Directives

One of the minor offenses of the Obama White House is its inexplicable failure to publish presidential directives — now dubbed Presidential Policy Directives — even when they are unclassified.  But presidential directives from prior administrations continue to enter the public domain following repeated declassification reviews. Several National Security Decision Directives (NSDDs) issued by President [...] The post Further Declassification of Reagan-Era Directives appears on Secrecy News from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy.

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ACEEE’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings – A Recap

With energy and environmental problems growing more daunting, the need for intelligent solutions is becoming more and more significant. Every two years, a diverse gang of engineers, architects, technicians and true believers gather at the Asilomar Conference Center for the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy' Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.  I recently returned from the 14th Summer Study, held on Aug. 17-22. My fondest memories of the Summer Study are from the Reagan years when the dwindling energy efficiency crowd huddled together for mutual therapy, shared exchanges on survivor strategies, and rekindled their commitments to stay the course.  I've missed the recent Summer Studies, but returned this year to indulge my own obsession and measure the changes aroused by rising energy prices and publicity about Climate Change.

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Curious Omission in a Congressional Budget Office Report on Plutonium Reprocessing

On 14 November, Peter Orszag, Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about the relative costs of plutonium reprocessing and direct disposal of used nuclear fuel. The oral testimony was quite brief and, unless otherwise noted, my comments are based primarily on the longer and presumably [...] The post Curious Omission in a Congressional Budget Office Report on Plutonium Reprocessing appears on the FAS Strategic Security Blog.

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Report: Chinese Nuclear Forces

Hans M. Kristensen and two analysts from the Natural Resources Defense Council examine the debate over China’s modernization of its nuclear forces, review the composition and possible future development of…

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