The hands-on journal of home-made power. Surf here to find out how some people are living a more energy conservation-minded lifestyle "Off the Grid".
Humboldt State University's Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
This site features an on-line tour of a campus building designed with energy efficiency in mind, from solar hot water heaters to organic gardens.
US Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) Programs
This website has links to a variety of other websites for a diversity of organizations and agencies that specialize in energy efficiency. You may also email an energy expert here about specific questions that you may have.
"Access Energy, the Internet information service of the California Energy Commission."
At this site you can take an energy education tutorial ("Energy Quest"), or learn about energy efficiency. California has made the greatest strides of all the fifty states in promoting energy efficiency and alternative sources of energy. Over the next 20 years, California's population is expected to increase from nearly 30 million in 1990 to more than 43 million in 2011. As a result of this addition of nearly 4 million households, energy demand will increase by 29 percent. Energy efficiency is expected to provide three-quarters of the increased electricity needs. Since 1977, building and appliance efficiency programs administered by the California Energy Commission have saved more than $11 billion in energy costs. By 2011, savings in the electricity supply system, natural gas market competition and new construction and transportation sectors, can grow to more than $43 billion - a significant source of funds for other economic activities within the state.
US Department of Energy Report on Compact Fluorescent Lighting Technology
Potential Residential Energy Savings Substantial With Compact Fluorescent Lighting Technology. Read about how much energy and money you can save with compact fluorescent bulbs.
American Sun Co, Inc
Solar Energy Research Development and Consulting company. These people manufacture the SunTracker 8 system of moving photovoltaic panels for more efficient solar electric energy production.
The Hard and Soft Energy Paths -- according to Amory Lovins
Lovins is a physicist who came up with the terms hard and soft paths. This is an online graphic version of his explanation of the choice in energy policy that we must make.
Also check out his keynote address to the Green Energy Conference in Montreal 1989: "The Negawatt Revolution" reproduced in full text online here.
EPA's Energy Star Homes Program
Energy efficient homes that save the earth and save you money.
Home Energy Saver (US EPA Sponsored)
The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the national ENERGY STAR Program for improving energy efficiency in homes. Utilizes homeowner zip code to provide charts showing energy costs for average house and energy efficient.
United States Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Website
The U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research, development and deployment. Site includes: news & events, opportunities, data and documents, clean energy basics, national & international initiatives.
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
The Department of Energy's EIA has information on energy outlooks, consumption, and conservation for the U.S. and the world.
U.S. Department of Energy
A great source of information on all aspects of energy in the U.S.