Links to Organizations
The following organizations have rich information sources on energy topics: renewable energy, peak oil, consumer technology, coal, fracking, green buildings, distributed energy. We have included two sites, one in the US and one in Canada, that contain information and further references on more conventional thinking about energy.
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, non-partisan nonprofit that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources. Co-founded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, RMI advances market-based solutions, engaging businesses, communities, and institutions to cost-effectively shift to efficiency and renewables.
Post Carbon Institute Founded in 2003 by Bill McKibben, Post Carbon Institute's mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, and ecological crises of the 21st century.
FOR THE MORE CONVENTIONAL INDUSTRY VIEW
Energy Information Administration The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
International Energy Agency The IEA is an autonomous organization which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA's four main areas of focus are: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness, and engagement worldwide.
National Renewable Energy Lab (US) The National (US) Renewable Energy Laboratory develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy and environmental goals. NREL is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Natural Resources Canada - Energy Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada's natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada's natural resources products. NRCan is an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals and uses its expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of Canada's landmass.
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