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Renewable Energy: Web Sites

Links to U.S., Nevada, and International web sites that cover renewable energy as well as useful database and video links.

Renewable Energy

solar panelsAlternative Energy News

Alternative energy news, and information about renewable energy technologies.

American Wind Energy Association

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy 

"A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy."

Jeda Villa Bali, photographer, Creative Commons.

 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 

"A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy," including information about buildings, transportation, industry, bioenergy, hydrogen, solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, and geothermal." Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy - Check fuel economy for hybrid and electric vehicles as well as all others. Includes a list of the most fuel efficient vehicles for the current year.

USGS Energy Resource Program:  Geothermal   USGS Geothermal Energy research activities and reports.

Provides current news and information on renewable energy with separate sections on solar, wind,geothermal,  bio,  and hydro energy.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory is a laboratory of the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. NREL's main focus is research and development in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Renewable Fuels Association 

"Established in 1981, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is the national trade association for the domestic ethanol industry."

Renewable Resource Data Center 

This U.S. Dept. of Energy-sponsored resource contains data relating to natural energy sources such as solar radiation, biomass, geothermal, and wind power. "

 * Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation   Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

This is a comprehensive summary of the technology and application of renewable energy with a specific focus on applications to avoid greenhouse gas emissions. The book starts with an excellent overview, "Summary for Policymakers"; the following "Technical Summary" compares the different technologies, their costs, and their technical potential. (Outstanding Title, Choice 2012)

What You Need to Know About Energy: Renewable Sources Produced by the National Academy of Sciences for the general public.

* Recommended by Choice, a publication of the American Library Assoc.

International Energy Use/Analysis

This site examines global and local energy use and outlooks. (Recommended by the American Library Association's Choice magazine.)

The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond. The IEA's four main areas of focus are: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness, and engagement worldwide. Examples of data provided include country inventories, imports/exports of oil, oil-related products, and natural gas and its related products. (Recommended by the American Library Association's Choice magazine.)

Nevada Renewable Energy

Nevada Governor's Office of Energy  includes some information on renewable energy.

Nevada Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Projections, 1990-2020  published in 2008

Nevada Spirit Magazine Spring 2008 issue devoted to renewable energy; produced by NV Commission on Economic Development

Geothermal Resource Development in Nevada - 2006

Nevada Geothermal Power Plants

Renewable Energy in Nevada 2014 published by ACORE, the American Council on Renewable Energy , a non-profit organization "dedicated to building a more secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy."

Natural Resources Defense Council - Nevada section

Web Sites on ALL forms of Energy

Energy in Brief is a series of Web-based fact sheets about energy resources and use, written in plain language for the layperson or nonspecialist.
Provides statistics and analyses of all energy sources including petroleum, natural gas, electricity, coal, and nuclear, and renewable and alternative fuels.

 Ranked as an "outstanding web site" by the American Library Association's Choice magazine, the USGS Energy Resources Program includes a variety of energy sources from fossil fuels to geothermal including: Oil and Gas, Coal, Other Energy, Health and Environment, Geochemistry and Geophysics, and General Information.

A product of the Energy Information Administration  of the US Department of Energy.The site contains fairly basic, short, attractively presented articles on a wide range of energy topics including definitions for common terms (including "energy") and units, explanations of energy production methods, examinations of major energy issues, and statistics on production and use. All common forms of energy production are covered. The site, like the agency, asserts a "policy-neutral" approach to its topic.

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