Energy Agencies
This site truly is a tool for the renewable energy enthusiast.  Funded by the
Department of Energy it is also supported by the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory, Electric and Hydrogen Systems Center and the National Center for
Photovoltaics.  Featuring links for kids, glossary of terms, conversion tables
and a plethora of links to detailed and technical sites this site is a great
place to start research.

            This website by the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency (EERE) and Renewable Energy educates an audience of all ages about the thirteen alternative energy programs that have been developed, as well as many other topics supporting environmental health and longevity through the use of renewable energy.  This site also connects to a collection of links and informs the reader of recent news and advances pertaining to renewable energy.   EERE information is continually updated therefore providing current research and development of renewable technologies.  Overall this website is very informative and comprehendible. MT

U.S. Department of Energy:  Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Updated: 10/25/2002

Me:  Pack your bags, folks!  In visiting this site, you are entering a portal to the world of energy efficiency and renewable energy!  This site has links to Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Hydropower, Ocean, Solar, and Wind sites.  It is extremely useful because it links you directly to sites  from a huge variety of sources that provide detailed information and facts

about all aspects of a given topic.  It also has direct access to DOE projects, research, and information.  For example, you can learn about what biopower is doing for America, or details on zero energy buildings.Visit this site's A-Z listing of links or view by specific subject.

Them: This site serves a dual purpose, directing you to detailed information about EERE, its programs, and the technologies that it is developing, while also providing a portal to worldwide information about energy efficiency and renewable energy.  But don't forget: Neither the

United States Government nor any agency thereof, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.  (Visit the disclaimer section to find out more exciting details!)

Green Power Network:

Green Power Network is published by the US department of Energy.  It offers greenpower marketing information, price alternatives to conventional non-renewable energy.  State by state policy and incentives. As well as, a library on US documents and research, and lots of links.  Up dated weekly.

            This website by the US Department of Energy's Premier Laboratory for Renewable Energy Research and Development and Lead Lab for Energy Efficiency is to educate others about the various options available on alternative energy.  This site explains the development and continued research of many types of renewable energy including: bio-energy, solar & geothermal, hydrogen fuel cell, hydropower, photovoltaic, wind, alternative fuels and many other topics.  The US Department of Energy promotes the use of these new energy technologies for the betterment of the environment and the economy by educating others about how renewable energies work and the positive and negative impacts of their uses.  It also covers current news and events pertaining to energy.  Overall this website is very beneficial.  It is comprehensive, factual and easy to understand.  Have fun exploring the portal of renewable energy!  MT

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

            This website is produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which is the Department of Energy’s state-of-the-art research and development center.  The content in this website is basic but thorough.  Some of the main areas covered are: what renewable energy is, why renewable energy is important, why energy efficiency is important and what clean energy has to do with you and me.  Teachers, students, homeowners, ranchers, farmers, business owners, and government officials will all find useful information that applies to their corresponding needs at this site. Department of Energy Web site

You can’t get any more official than this: The U.S. Department of Energy’s official web site, with a resource index that can pretty much direct you to many legitimate sites related to energy.  This site is probably a good way to get a start on things.

            The Energy Information Administration developed this website to provide a vast amount of information pertaining to the different fuels being used, which includes: oil, natural gas, electric, coal, nuclear, renewable energy and alternative fuels.  One can learn of the current production, consumption and price of these fuels by state, region or country.  This site also educates about the negative impacts to the environment caused by the extraction, manufacturing, transportation and use of these fuels.  Overall this website if very informative, factual and current.  One can even contact experts on this website to answer further questions. Information Administration

This is the site with official energy statistics from the U.S. Government. This just happens to be a well of information for anybody looking to back up their ideas with official data. The “Energy A-Z” link will give you access to all the topics you can think of with a well of data to pool from. The “Publications” l ink will take you to the current EIA publications regarding various sources of energy like coal, nuclear energy, and even multifuels.

            This site is the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) It educates others about the many options available for state and federal incentives.  These financial incentives include loans, tax-deductions, grants and rebates.  DSIRE is promoting the use of renewable energy by making this information so easily accessible. This site links to government agencies, non-profit organizations, schools and other organizations that also supply sustainable energy information.  The data this web site is comprehensive and very enlightening. 


Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy  (DSIRE)

Established in 1995, Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a project that was started by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Power Technologies and managed by the North Carolina Solar Center.  Their website is a comprehensive source of information links on a state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. Each state map lists financial incentives, outreach and voluntary programs, and rules, regulations, and policy links for the desired geographic area. Their site also provides information of state homeowner incentives for renewable energies. This website provides current and documented information.

This is the European Commission’s “Energy” website.  The site is part of a portal created by the European Union (Europa). The website has information on both conventional energy sources and new and renewable energy sources.  Europa gives good descriptions and visuals on various types of equipment.  There are links to other energy-related websites as well.  This website is linked to the “Managenergy” website (, also created by Europa.  This very nice site educates its visitors about energy consumption and promotes ‘good practice’ by giving ways for consumers to cut back their energy consumption.  Contact information is available for both sites.  Europa’s energy website was last updated December 16, 2002.

Tennessee Valley Authority

Clear concise information is available at this website.  The main topics are solar and wind energy, and methane gas.  Answers are provided for commonly asked questions on these subjects.  This site is geared around “Green Power Switch”, which is an initiative for renewable energy use in the Tennessee Valley.  BB

This government web page focuses on the different renewable energies used in Hawaii.  These renewable energies include: wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, wave and alternative fuels.  It discusses the different wind farms currently running in Hawaii, the advantages, disadvantages and how alternative energies operate.  In addition, there are many online books and reports on the research and development in Hawaii.  This site also discusses the state's energy strategies promoting the environment and human health.  Overall this site is very detailed and very inspiring to read of a state that is advancing in a positive direction and supporting alternative energies for future use.

The United Nations Development Program works on sustainable development issues around the world.  Information on energy can be found either by searching the site from the home page or by going to the Energy and Environment link.  Publications by the UN can be downloaded and there is information on projects by region. AW

Energy Citation Database

This website is for finding energy information, published by the Department of Energy and their predecessors.  This is a great resource for anyone looking to do more research on energy topics.  The database draws materials from 1948 through the present. BB

Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

Wonder what energy research is taking place in our region?  Then this is the site to visit.  Most of the topics are related to energy technology.  They offer a wide variety of information, including fuel cell and geo-thermal technology.  There are also many useful links and resources.  This site is quite easy to navigate through. BB