The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an
independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural
gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Photovoltaic
(PV) research is focused on decreasing the nation's reliance on
fossil-fuel generated electricity by lowering the cost of delivered
electricity and improving the efficiency of PV modules and systems.
NREL's PV research contributes to these goals through fundamental
research, advanced materials and devices, and technology development.
Formerly known as the Alternative Fuels Data Center, the
Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) is a
comprehensive clearinghouse of data, publications, tools, and
information related to advanced transportation technologies.
Clean Cities strives to advance the nation's economic,
environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to
adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum
consumption. Clean Cities has a network of approximately 90 volunteer
coalitions, which develop public/private partnerships to promote
alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy,
hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction.
The Green Power Network (GPN) provides news and information on
green power markets and related activities. The site provides up-to-date
information on green power providers, product offerings, consumer
protection issues, and policies affecting green power markets. It also
includes a reference library of relevant papers, articles and reports.
The Green Power Network is operated and maintained by the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Solar America Initiative is a U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE) effort to make solar electricity from photovoltaics (PV)
cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity from the utility
grid by 2015. The strategy pursues complementary activities in research
and development (R&D) and in market transformation. The goals are
to reduce costs through R&D and to eliminate market barriers through
EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research,
education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental
Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since
1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the
EPA’s Clean Energy Programs are working with state policy
makers, electric and gas utilities, energy customers, and other key
stakeholders to identify, design and implement clean energy policy and
technology solutions. These programs provide useful, objective
information and technical assistance for available clean energy
technologies. Stakeholders can find relevant policy information and
receive valuable recognition for meeting specific requirements under
each program area.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save
money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and
practices.Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of
ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2007 alone to avoid greenhouse gas
emissions equivalent to those from 27 million cars — all while saving
$16 billion on their utility bills.