Description of NPC Topic Papers
On July 18, 2007, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) in approving its report, Facing the Hard Truths about Energy, also approved the making available of certain materials used in the study process, including detailed, specific subject matter papers prepared by the Task Groups and their Subgroups.  These Topic Papers were part of the analyses that led to development of the summary results presented in the report’s Executive Summary and Chapters.  The final report's CD includes final versions of these papers.

These Topic Papers represent the views and conclusions of the authors. The National Petroleum Council has not endorsed or approved the statements and conclusions contained in these documents but approved the publication of these materials as part of the study process.

The NPC believes that these papers will be of interest to the readers of the report and will help them better understand the study results.  These materials are being made available in the interest of transparency.

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