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MAY 1, 2008


EIA Launches Plain Language Series to Explain Energy Topics

Energy in Brief, released today, is a new series from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that  explains important energy topics using plain language.

As the source of official energy statistics from the U.S. Government, EIA provides the most accurate, policy-neutral energy data and analysis available.

The new Energy in Brief series strives to make EIA information more accessible to energy novices. 

“Energy education is a critical part of EIA’s mission.  At a time when American consumers face many energy-related challenges, it is more important than ever to provide the public with reliable energy information in a format that is useful and accessible by the widest possible audience,” said EIA Administrator Guy Caruso.

Each Energy in Brief concisely answers a question of importance to the public.  The goal is not to be exhaustive but to clearly cover the main points.  The Briefs are designed to be visually-engaging web pages that are also printer-friendly. 

The articles released today address the following:

  •  How dependent are we on foreign oil?
  • What are greenhouse gases and how much do we emit?
  •  How much renewable energy do we use?
  • What is liquefied natural gas and what is its role as an energy source?

The Energy in Brief series is available on EIA’s web site at: http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/energy_in_brief/. 

Email delivery and RSS feed options are also available to receive the latest Briefs as they are released.

The information described in this press release was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The information and the press release should be attributed to the Energy Information Administration and should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy position of the Department of Energy or any other organization.

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