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AGORES, The Official European Commission for Renewable Energy
This site is the European information center for renewable energy. Their web site goal is to allow fast and efficient access to an extensive range of information and connecting all renewable energy players. It features, publications, news, and links with a European focus.

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
The AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world. This web site contains wind energy education, technical information and wind-related power legislation.

Bioenergy Information Network
A sub-section of the Department of Energy, this web site provides information about fast growing trees, grasses, and residues for converting into fuels and chemicals. Also provided is a searchable database of articles, reports, and conference papers related to biomass legislation.

California Energy Commission
The CEC is California’s primary energy policy and planning agency. Their web site features press releases and reports on California’s energy concerns, as well as a complete list of the CEC funded programs.

Center for Energy and Environmental Education
The CEEE is located on the University of Northern Iowa campus, is an organization that covers a range of energy and environmental education programs including the Iowa Festival Recycling Project and the Iowa Energy Summit.

Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research
The University of Iowa’s CGRER promotes research efforts that focus on the multiple aspects of global environmental change. Their web site outlines CGRER goals and offers links to research and reports done by the group on amultitude of environmental issues.

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Econet Energy Resource – Wind
This web site provides links and summaries of all web sites by members of the American Wind Energy Association. Beyond the AWEA information, there are also links and summaries to global wind energy concerned web sites.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
EPRI is a non-profit organization committed to providing science and technology-based solutions to global energy customers. The EPRI site shares its wealth of scientific research, technology development, and product implementation to commercial and residential sectors.

EPRI Energysearch Search Engine
A search engine for the Electric Power Research Institute

Energy Center of Wisconsin
A well-organized site that supplies research reports, case studies, fact sheets, videos, software, and other tools. Also on this large site is an updated listing of ECW projects, programs and conferences.

Export Council For Energy Efficiency
The Export Council for Energy Efficiency’s (ECEE) mission is to promote the global use of energy efficiency products and services, in partnership with US companies and state officials, by increasing the awareness of their economic and environmental benefits. Their web site offers publications and information on regional energy activities.

Energy Ideas Clearinghouse (EIC)
Funded by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and operated by the Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program, this site contains energy efficiency and renewable energy tools, information and links. A database of technical data offers on line factsheets, publications, Q & A from engineers and software.

Florida Solar Energy Center
A research institute of the University of Central Florida, the FSEC and this web site provide a wide variety of technical articles, research reports, newsletters and public information documents on solar energy. Also presented is a searchable research library that contains one of the nations largest collections of solar energy and renewable energy resource materials.

Geothermal Energy Association
The Geothermal Energy Association is a trade association composed of U.S. companies who support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal resources worldwide for electrical power generation and direct-heat use. Their web site is mostly comprised of membership information but there are also statistics and articles on geothermal energy.

Greentie Environmental Information
IEA (International Energy Association) GREENTIE is an international information network that distributes details on companies that distribute products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The searchable GREENTIE Directory database contains details of almost 8,000 technology suppliers and information organizations. Also provided is an updated news and links section.

Home Energy Magazine on the Web
Home Energy magazine is published by a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide objective and practical information on all aspects of home performance, from residential energy conservation to indoor air quality to building more energy efficient homes. You can find selected articles from the magazine on this site.

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International Space Environment Service
ISES provides information to the world community to assist in the planning, coordination and conduct of scientific work affected by the sun-earth environment. Their web site features information and research on many solar aspects including the solar cycle and the geophysical calendar.

Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-RENEW)
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of renewable energy and energy conservation in Iowa. I-RENEW provides legislative issues on their web site important to the future of renewable energy sources in the state.

Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN)
ICAN is Iowa’s largest grassroots consumer and environmental watchdog organization. Their web site provides a “How to Lobby” section that gives detailed information on how to build relationships with state legislators. There are tips on writing letters, making calls, attending public hearings and other important tools of grassroots organizing.

John Deere Credit’s Wind Development
A business unit focused on development and investment in community-based wind energy projects. Users learn more about wind energy and John Deere Credit’s involvement. In addition, the site provides resources for suggested project development steps and frequently asked questions.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Energy and Environment division)
This is an immense web site that contains detailed information on the research at the LBNL. The focus of the research is developing technology that uses, converts and stores energy more efficiently and with less environmental impact. They also study and offer reports on energy use and the environment.

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National BioEnergy Board

NBB has developed minimum quality standards and a system to register fuel suppliers assuring a high quality fuel supply and consumer confidence. This site facilitates in the exchange of information for the commercialization effort, which includes all feedstock providers, government agencies, customers, engine manufacturers, fuel providers, and other interested parties.

National BioEnergy Industries Association
This site offers links and information from a variety of national bioenergy sources such as federal agencies, industry associations and commissions. Some facets of the web site are currently under construction.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
NREL works toward a sustainable energy future by developing renewable energy technologies, improving energy efficiency, advancing related science, engineering and facilitating commercialization. Their large web site contains a detailed listing of NREL research that offers a spectrum of global marketing techniques and alternative fueling resources.

National Wind Coordinating Committee
A U.S. consensus-based collaborative, the NWCC identifies issues that affect wind power. Though this site concerns itself mostly with communication between NWCC members, the web site also features reports and publications related to the development of wind power available for downloading.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Energy division)
One of the 15 research divisions out of Oak Ridge, the Energy division provides solutions to energy and related issues of importance through research, development, and use. Here you will find the site divided into four “centers”: The Center for Transportation Analysis, The Center for Energy and Environmental Analysis, The Building Technology Center and The Emergency Management Center. Each provides its own reports, energy solutions and links.

Office of Biorenewable Programs (ISU)
The Iowa State Univesity Bioeconomy Initiative develops cross-disciplinary research, education, and extension programs that promote the greater and more efficient use of biorenewable resources, and more generally, support the emergence of Iowa and Iowa State University (ISU) as leaders in the new bioeconomy.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy, The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory web site delivers environmental science and technology in the form of an extensive list of reports and publications. The Lab reports focus on nuclear technology, health and energy efficiency.

Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center
The Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC) provides access to pollution prevention resources and articles, in particular those that relate to the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. This web site is very large and easy to search and navigate due to its well organized search engine.

Renewable Fuels Association
As the national trade association for the U.S. fuel ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been working on behalf of the industry to secure a strong marketplace for ethanol. Their web site contains ethanol-related statistics as well as legislation and news that affect the ethanol market.

Repowering the Midwest: The Clean Energy Development Plan
Repowering the Midwest: The Clean Energy Development Plan for the Midwest is a blueprint for harnessing clean, affordable energy efficiency and renewable energy in the Midwest. This web site divides its information by state so that they may address best how to shift the region’s electricity source mix from a reliance on coal and nuclear power to cleaner fuels.

The Solar Guide
The Solar Guide is an independent information site that is written, edited and maintained by industry professionals. Our objective is to provide factual, up-to-date information and advice to consumers about solar and renewable energy.

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U.S. Department of Energy
The government agency’s site is the most complete and accurate source of renewable energy information on the web. Found here are studies and reports on the full spectrum of renewable energy sources. The federal site is a very good starting point.

U.S. DOE – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
Offering even greater detail on renewable energy, EREN provides 600 links and 80,000 documents on bioenergy, hydrogen, ocean, wind, geothermal, hydro and solar power.

United States Energy Association
As a member of the World Energy Council, this group, made up of public and private energy related organizations, corporations and government agencies, focuses on all types of energy including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro and renewables. (See World Energy Council).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Programs
Though they concern themselves with much more than renewable energy, this federal web site offers a large amount of information on renewable energy and its uses for around your home or business. Since the EPA is a regulatory agency there are also a large amount of information given on standards and laws for energy use.

World Energy Council
The World Energy Council is a global multi-energy organization, covering all types of energy, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro and renewables. (See United States Energy Association).

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