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National Library Week 2013

Energy in the Library

This year we celebrate National Library Week by highlighting energy research resources. This is a timely topic, as the College of Law is preparing to launch the new Center for the Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies on April 25th.


During Library Week we will be holding an Energy Research Resources Contest. Using some of the resources highlighted this week, answer the questions below. Submit your responses to by noon on Friday, April 19th in order to be entered into a prize drawing.

  1. Using the Alternative Fuels Data Center (, find out how many alternative fuel stations there are in Wyoming. Tip: Choose Wyoming in the drop down Find State Information box.
  2. Using Wind Powering America ( find out 2012 Year End Wind Power Capacity for Wyoming. Tip: Find the Installed Wind Capacity graphic on the home page.
  3. In EnergyWire (a library database), do a search on the keyword Wyoming. Write down the title of an article that comes up in the results.


Energy Research Resources

The library currently subscribes to two energy-related databases. The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library & EnergyWire are both accessible through the library's list of databases.

There are also many government web sites that contain energy information. A few are listed below.

U.S. DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center:

Energy Citations Database:

U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:

U.S. Energy Information Administration:

National Renewable Energy Laboratory:

USGS Energy Resources Program:

Wind Powering America:








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