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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

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 hydropower projects.

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) - Energy Publications

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D).

NREL - National Center for Photovoltaics

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.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. DOE - Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC)

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.

U.S. DOE - Clean Cities

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.

U.S. DOE - Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. DOE - Green Power Network

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.

U.S. DOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The EERE mission is to strengthen America's energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships.

U.S. DOE - Solar America Initiative (SAI)

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 deployment.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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 American people.

U.S. EPA - Clean Energy

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.

U.S. EPA - Energy Star

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.

U.S. EPA - Green Power Partnership