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Links to Energy Source and Resource Information

  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a great resources for learning about renewable energy sources.

  • The US Geological Service (USGS) has an Energy Resources Program. This is contains loads of information about coal, oil & gas, and other energy sources. Here, for example, you can find the latest assessment of the oil and gas reserves yet to be discovered in the US and the World.

  • The US Department of Energy (DOE) has resources for students, educators, researchers and consumers.

  • The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is an incredible resources for official US government statistics about all things energy related.

  • The Energy Future Coalition is a broad-based, nonpartisan alliance that seeks to bridge the differences among business, labor, and environmental groups and identify energy policy options with broad political support.

  • "25x'25" is a rallying cry for renewable energy and a goal for America - to get 25% of our energy from renewable resources like wind, solar, and biofuels by the year 2025.

  • The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection - a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. Their ultimate aim is to halt global warming. Specifically they are educating people in the US and around the world that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable.

  • The National Petroleum Council (NPC), a federally chartered and privately funded advisory committee, was established by the Secretary of the Interior in 1946. In 1977, the U.S. Department of Energy was established and the NPC's functions were transferred to the new Department. The purpose of the NPC is solely to represent the views of the oil and natural gas industries in advising, informing, and making recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas, or to the oil and gas industries submitted to it or approved by the Secretary.

  • The Oil Drum's mission is to facilitate civil, evidence-based discussions about energy and its impact on our future. We near the point where new oil production cannot keep up with increased energy demand and the depletion of older oil fields, resulting in a decline of total world oil production. Because we are increasingly dependent upon petroleum, declining production has the potential to disrupt our lives through much higher prices and fuel shortages. The extent of the impact of this supply shortfall will depend on its timing, the magnitude of production decline rates, the feasibility of petroleum alternatives, and our ability to curtail energy consumption.
    The goals of The Oil Drum are as follows:
    1. Raise awareness of energy issues
    2. Host a civil discussion
    3. Conduct original research in a transparent manner
    4. Create a global community working toward a common goal

  • The Energy and Resources Institute provides a global view on energy and resources issues developled from the perspective of a developing country. Their mission is to tackle issues of concern to Indian society, and the world at large, and develop innovative and cost effective solutions. To enhance networking for sustainable interventions. To realize potential for national and international leadership as a knowledge based agent of change in the fields of energy, environment, other natural resources and sustainable development.And to inspire and reach out to diverse stakeholders for realising a shared vision of global sustainable development.