A collection of useful informational links that I visit regularly.
Send suggestions for additions to this list to lougrinzo [at-sign] rochester.rr.com.
- US Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration
The home page of the DOE’s statistical arm, a treasure trove of energy stats for the US and the world. Links of particular interest within the EIA site include:
- Annual Energy Review
The “bible” of US energy, currently over 400 pages in length, which is released every June. You can download the entire document or individual chapters in PDF format, as well as Excel spreadsheets with all data from the report.
- TWIP Report
The home for the report on oil, gasoline, distillate, and propane, called This Week in Petroleum. The report is typically updated every Wednesday around mid-day. You can also get a text-only version around 10:30AM here.
- Short-Term Energy Outlook
A monthly update on US energy, including the latest price projections for oil and natural gas.
- Annual Energy Outlook
The EIA’s long-term projections for everything energy related. Should be read only under the influence of recreational chemistry and/or for shock value.
- Presentations & Testimony
Public presentations given by the EIA (typically by the director), in PDF and/or PowerPoint format.
- Energy prices
More historical pricing data than you can wave a computer mouse at.
- Annual Energy Review
- IEA Statistics home page
The main page for accessing the IEA (International Energy Agency) statistical resources. The site has a wealth of nation-level detailed information, much of it free, some for a fee.
- BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2007
BP’s own “energy bible”. (Please note: This link will likely break when the next edition of the report is released. If this link fails to work for you, please drop me a line at lougrinzo [at-sign] rochester.rr.com.
- Matt Simmons’ presentations
Here be truth. Go read.
- Statistics Canada
Canada has stats geeks, too. See the site for demographic, energy, environmental, etc. information for Canada.
- Biomass Energy Data Book
“The Biomass Energy Data Book is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under contract with the Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program of the Department of Energy (DOE). Designed for use as a convenient reference, the book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize the biomass industry, from the production of biomass feedstocks to their end use.”
- Buildings Energy Data Book
“The 2006 Buildings Energy Data Book includes statistics on residential and commercial building energy consumption. Data tables contain statistics related to construction, building technologies, energy consumption, and building characteristics.”
- Power Technologies Data Book
“The main purpose of the data book is to compile, in one central document, a comprehensive set of data about power technologies from diverse sources. The need for policy makers and analysts to be well-informed about power technologies suggests the need for a publication that includes a diverse, yet focused, set of data about power technologies.”
- Transportation Energy Data Book
“The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 26 is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under contract with the Office of planning, Budget Formulation, and Analysis, under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program in the Department of Energy (DOE). Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. The latest editions of the Data Book are available to a larger audience via the Internet (cta.ornl.gov/data).”
See also the TEDB page of useful links.
- Hydrogen Data Book
This first version of the hydrogen data book is not a single, downloadable PDF like the others listed above, but a series of web pages and links to other sites.
- Transportation Statistics Annual Report
One of two “bibles” of US transportation stats published by the US Dept. of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Published yearly.
- National Transportation Statistics
The other yearly bible of US transportation stats.