is a leader in the successful development of Miscanthus (Flex-E-Grass) as one of the most economical renewable energy crops. Explore this site to find out more about BICAL and about Miscanthus

Bioenergy Information Network (BIN)
A gateway to information about fuels an power produced from biomass: fast growing trees, grasses, residues, & wastes

Biomass Resource Information Clearinghouse
The purpose of this clearinghouse is to provide high-quality biomass resource data for the United States to the energy community. The goal is to create an atlas of U.S. biomass resources by the year 2000.

Biofuels for Sustainable Transportation
U. S. DOE's National Biofuels program site provides information about biofuels, program research and partnerships, resource and market issues, and publications and data.

Biofuel library by "Journey to Forever"

Renewable Fuels
Canada's Greenfuels Home Page





A Hydrogen Powered World
is compiling research into the use of hydrogen as a fuel. It will also compile research on fuelcells and other renewable...

The American Hydrogen Association (AHA)
is a non-profit association of individuals and institutions, technical and non-technical, who are dedicated to the advancement of inexpensive, clean and safe hydrogen energy systems.

Comparative study of fuel cell vehicles and vehicles with internal combustion engines
Don Lancaster's "It's a Gas" Hydrogen Library
This library page holds a collection of hydrogen energy resources.

The Fuel Cell Bus Club
comprises the participants of the fuel cell bus projects who intend to introduce fuel cell transit buses to their fleets and establish a hydrogen refueling infrastructure in their cities


The Fuel Cell Commercialization Group (FCCG)
is an organization of potential utility and industrial buyers of fuel cell power plants. The FCCG's mission is the near-term commercialization of Fuel Cell Engineering Corporation's (FCE) multimegawatt carbonate fuel cell power plant.

Fuel Cell Today
Global internet portal for companies and individuals with an interest in the commercialisation of fuel cells. News, commentary, industry directories and educational resources.


Forum Italiano dell'Idrogeno
The Italian hydrogen Web site (in Italien language)

German Hydrogen Association
The website of the German Hydrogen Association. Offers some items also in English.

(National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy)

National Hydrogen Association (NHA)
The mission of the NHA is to foster the development of hydrogen technologies and their utilization in industrial and commercial applications and promote the transition role of hydrogen in the energy field






The Geothermal Energy Association
is a trade association composed of U.S. companies who support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal resources worldwide for electrical power generation and direct-heat uses.

The Geothermal Energy Technical Site
of the U.S. Department of Energy

Geothermal Heat Pump Bookmarks

Geothermal Resources Association
supports federal legislation aimed at restructuring the electric utility industry and stimulating the application of geothermal and other renewable energy generation technologies.

IEA Heat Pump Centre (HPC)
The International Energy Agency's information centre for heat pumping technologies, applications and markets. The HPC operates worldwide via a network of national teams in its member countries.

Hot Dry Rock (HDR) geothermal energy research in Europe

IGSHPA - International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
IGSHPA is a non-profit group that supports the ground source heat pump industry.






Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA)
This trade association is dedicated to representing the interests of the Canadian hydropower industry. The site shares the history of hydropower, explains how hydropower works, and provides recent news about the industry. It also includes several publications on topics such as the environmental impact of hydropower and its future.


The Hydro-Power Plants Research Group

International Centre for Hydropower
This Norway-based center is an international association of companies and organizations that are active in all aspects of hydropower generation and supply. The site provides industry news, a newsletter archive, and details about the Centre's upcoming conferences.


The International Network On Small Hydro Power (IN-SHP)
is a non-profit organization that promotes the development of Small Hydro Power worldwide as a clean, renewable means of rural electrification.

Scottish Hydro Electric

contains information about Waterpower: Economy, Environment, Future, How it works, History.






Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering

Energy From the Sun - Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaics Program
assists local, state, and federal organizations, utilities, and the U.S. photovoltaic industry by conducting testing, systems engineering, and characterizations of photovoltaic modules and cells.

is an independent site available in 5 languages for all interested in solar energy and a portal to review prices of PV systems from various manufacturers. General solar power info (PV and solar water heaters), systems costs, subsidies, and more.


Solar Cell Efficiency Tables
Consolidated tables showing an extensive listing of the highest independently confirmed efficiencies for solar cells and modules are presented. Guidelines for inclusion of results into these tables are outlined and new entries since January, 2001 are reviewed.


The Solar Electric Light Fund, Inc. (SELF)
is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1990 to promote, develop, and facilitate solar rural electrification and energy self- sufficiency in developing countries.





A simple Solar Collector
Details for building a simple DIY Solar Collector to heat water....

The Solar Cooking Archive
News, Plans, Documents, Multimedia, Resoures, Discussions.

IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme
This web site is designed to describe the activities of the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme to web users. It also serves as a central information server for the researchers involved in various Annexes to the Implementing Agreement for the IEA Solar Programme. Participating countries carry out a variety of projects intended to advance active solar, passive solar, and solar photovoltaic technologies for building applications.

is the IEA Program for Solar Thermal Power and Chemical Energy Systems. Technologies include all technologies which use the thermal heat from concentrated solar radiation to produce electricity, or drive chemical processes such as chemical production of detoxification.







American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA)
Acting to promote the use of wind power - an abundant, clean and sustainable source of energy - in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.


The Canadian Wind Energy Association

Colorado Wind Power Hompage

Danish Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association
offers more than 100 animated pages on wind resources, wind turbine technology, economics, and environmental aspects of wind energy and many other information. Four languages: danish, german, english, spanish

Information database for members of Germany's commercial wind industry from the German Wind Energy Institute. Status and development of wind energy, regional resource distribution, development tendencies by unit size, market shares, and export activities.

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
The EWEA's mission is to promote actively the utilisation of wind power generation within the European Union and beyond.

European Wind/Solar Energy Information Resources
Mostly European list of associations, companies, and universities in the sustainable energy field.

The Finnish Wind Power Association
Includes a list of Finnish wind equipment manufacturers, links to other sites.

NWTC National Wind Technology Center
is operated by the The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Tour of Windfarms in California, Europe and India
Take a tour of selected wind farms around the world. The wind power plants in the tour are located in California, India, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.

Wind Energy Bibliography
Very comprehensive bibliography of books, articles, documents and other literature on wind energy - compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy (93KB).

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States

A Danish project to promote small windturbines for third world production and home building.
International Wind Energy Marketplace, International Portal for the Wind Energy Industry


A comprehensive source of information on wind energy in Holland.






The AGORES website
is designed to be the official European Commission Renewable Energy information centre and knowledge gateway allowing fast and effiecient access to a range of information on renewable energy sources. It is also the main promotional vehicle and virtual backbone of the European Commission's Campaign for Take-Off, helping to promote the European Union's strategy to achieve 12% of RES by 2010.

AlternateFuels.Com & .Net
Bringing you the flexable fuel automobiles and the home based filling stations of tomorrow!


Alternative Energy Institute, Inc.
Helping create a new energy future through education, political action and assistance.


Anglian Centre for Renewable Energy
This site is being developed to promote the study, development and dissemination of renewable energy policies and technologies.


American Solar Energy Society
The American Solar Energy Society is the national society for professionals and others involved in the fields of solar energy.

Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES)
promotes solar energy applications and the development of solar industries in Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian Renewable Energy Website
This site is published by the Australian Greenhouse Office to promote the use of renewable energy and develop the Australian Renewable Energy...

Bureau for Renewable Energy
The address for information on Renewable Energy in The Netherlands (in Dutch)

CADDET Renewable Energy
a unique source of global information on proven, commercial applications covering the full range of renewable energy technologies.

Canadian Association for Renewable Energies
A federal non-profit association, incorporated to promote feasible applications of renewable energies


The Canadian Sustainable Energy Web Site
You can find information here to help you produce and/or use energy in the most intelligent and environmentally-friendly ways possible.

Centre for Alternativ Technology

The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT)

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST UK)
The CREST aims to advance renewable energy technology so as to provide substantial and benign energy options for present and future generations.

Clean Energy for the 21st Century
On this DOE EREN site you'll find information on clean energy technologies and Energy Awareness Month activities; you'll be able to download or request copies of Clean Energy publications; you'll find information about Clean Energy supporting events and activities; and you'll find links to other "clean energy" related sites.

Climate Ark
The Premier Climate Change & Renewable Energy Portal

The Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
EE/RE news from the DOE's national labs. Broad and complete.

ECN - The Netherlands Energy Research Foundation
the leading institute for energy research in the Netherlands. Research at ECN is carried out under contract from the government and from national and foreign organisations and industries.
ECN's activities are concentrated in six priority areas: solar energy, wind energy, biomass, clean fossil, energy efficiency, and policy studies. (english and Dutch language).

Energy Top Links
Complete directory listing about Energy

EPA Solar Site
This site focuses on EPA's solar-related activities.

ESES - European Solar Engineering School
Program and courses 2000 - 2001

the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources

EUREC Agency, the European Renewable Energy Centres Agency
To accelarate the progress by an increased European co-operation, the most prominent research and development groups have founded an association in 1991 : EUREC Agency, the European Renewable Energy Centres Agency. In the meantime, EUREC has grown to more than 40 members, from almost all EU member States. Areas of expertise are : photovoltaics, biomass, ocean energy, solar buildings, small hydro, solar thermal power stations, solar chemistry, wind energy, hybrid systems and integration of renewables into the existing energy infrastructure.

EuroREX (European Renewable Energy Exchange)
is an on-line commercial information service and newsletter created by a network of energy experts from 30 European countries. It provides up-to-date information on renewables in Europe directly from professionals working in the sector.

European Regions Network for Renewable Energies (EURENET)
Network of European Regions Aiming at the Accelerated Integration of Renewable Energies at Regional Scale.

European Wind/Solar Energy Information Resources
Mostly European list of associations, companies, and universities in the sustainable energy field.

European Solar Energy Association. Towards the Solar Age: Promoting Solar Energy (Renewable Energies) in society, its culture, politics and economy (english + deutsch).

GEM - Global Energy Marketplace
This powerful, on-line, searchable database of more than 2500 energy efficiency and renewable energy annotated Web links has been sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency and created by CREST to promote a more sustainable energy future and mitigate global climate change that results from energy use. You will find highly useful case studies, reports, publications, economic analyses, product directories, discussion groups, country profiles, mitigation assessments, and other beneficial resources.

Green Energy Australia
Australian Businesses in Sustainable Energy, Monthly News and Information,  Links to Worldwide Green Energy Resources

Green Power
This comprehensive forum covers green power resources, consumer issues, and green power marketing.

GreenPrices - Green Energy in Europe
Greenprices is an independent website on green energy in Europe (information on products, prices, news. Current country sections: Germany, The Netherlands

Gridwise: Power Guide
Directory of renewable energy companies, trade associations, research organizations, educational programs and publications.

HYDROGEIT - Alternative Antriebe & Erneuerbare Energien
bietet vor allem Infos zu Wasserstoff und alternative Antriebe.


ISC International SolarCenter
Contains addresses about solar energy, one of the most famous Solar Address Databases on the WWW, Irradiance Data, Schedule of solar relevant events, Solar Energy on the WWW, and others.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
The ISE conducts research on the technology needed to supply energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialised and developing countries.

Industry Links - Renewable Energy & Clean Energy Industry Sector
Learn more about investment in the power and energy sector including hydrogen fuel cell research, solar energy & alternative energy in newsletters, news sources and research sites. Read our research presented by J. Peter Lynch on alternative energy in our monthly newsletter published by ECON...


ISES Home page
WWW home page of The International Solar Energy Society. International organization devoted to advancement of solar and renewable energy.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Odysen Renewable Energy Inforamtion
Odyssey of sustainability, energy, and the environment. A renewable energy and sustainability portal.

Planetary Renewable Energy Links
Renewable energy links around the world - ordered by countries.

REMS - Renewable Energy Multimedia System
the EUREC Multimedia Guide to Renewable Energy
This guide to Renewable Energies has been developed to provide information required by different categories of decision makers, namely End Users, Vendors, System Designers, Researchers, Funding Agencies. The areas of Renewable Energy covered are: Photovoltaics, Biomass, Wind Energy, Solar Thermal.


Renewable Energy Advocates
Large resource for information on renewables.

Renewable Energy in the European Union

Renewable Energy Info Source
The Discussion and Educational Resource for Renewable, Sustainable Home Built Energy Production. A DIY Guide for building your own Solar, PV, Hydro, Biofuel (Biodiesel, Ethanol, Etc.) Steam, Etc. Energy Solutions.

The Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP)
supports the advancement of renewable energy through policy research. We seek to define and promote growth strategies for renewables that respond to competitive energy markets and environmental needs.

The Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC)
rovides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States, in the form of publications, data, and maps. An extensive dictionary of renewable energy related terms is also provided. The News section announces new products on the RReDC.

Renewable Energy Technologies
The purpose of the Renewable Energy Technologies Division at Sandia National Laboratory is to develop commercially viable energy technologies based on solar, wind, and geothermal resources that become significant domestic and international energy supplies, with a primary focus on the utility sector.
offers Investors a Global News Portal & Research Resources to Track Renewable, Sustainable and Alternative Energy Stocks. Research Tools  for  Investing in a Green Future...

RSVP Renewables for Sustainable Village
Another program of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL. The goal is to facilitate the information transfer necessary for sustainable village power projects. It provides access to seven databases of information useful to the village power community.

Sfinxx Renewable Energy Community
Information about renewable energy and the environment, especially about the situation in the Netherlands (in Dutch language), Products Shop and Info, News, Links, ... - Solar and Renewable Energy
Another on-line resource for renewable energy. Whether it is finding a company or product, getting an education or job, purchasing products or services via our live auction or bookstore, financing your project or designing a system.

Renewable energy and environmental education.

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Find Solar Products and Services - Learn about Solar - Join SEIA - Order publications about solar - Get answers for solar related questions!

Solar Energy International - Renewable Energy Education & Sustainable Development:
teaches people the practical use of renewable energy technologies. Learn how to produce your own reliable electricity from sun, wind or water.


Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc.
A Voice of Conservation and Renewable Energy in Canada available in french and english.

Solstice: Sustainable Energy and Development Online!
Internet Information Service of the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST, USA)

The Source for Renewable Energy
Directory of businesses who manufacture, distribute or service renewable energy products, organized by geographic location, by business type, and by product type.

Steve's Renewable Energy Musings:
The Discussion and Educational Resource for Renewable,  Sustainable Home Built Energy Production.  A DIY Guide for building your own Solar,  PV, Hydro, Biofuel (Biodiesel, Ethanol, Etc.)  Steam, and other Renewable Energy Solutions.

Sun At Work In Europe
Sun At Work In Europe (SAWIE) is a quarterly publication which aims to provide an overview of the development and applications of renewable energy technology, particularly solar energy, in a European context.

Technology Transition Corporation (TTC)
Developing Markets for Clean and Renewable Energy
Since 1986, TTC has been a catalyst in uniting diverse energy industry groups to develop business opportunities for clean and renewable energy technologies.

The UCS offers information about renewable energy and related subjects.

Who's Who In Renewable Energy

The World Directory of Renewable Energy Suppliers and Services (WDRESS)
Provides part of the printed WDRESS listing containing the organisation entries and the subject areas photovoltaics and now also wind energy.

World Sustainable Energy Coalition (CMDC-WSEC)






Danish wave energy site

European Heat Pump Network

Heat Pumps Directories at the Building Industry Exchange

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
OTEC technology converts solar radiation to electric power using the natural temperature differences in sea water to drive power-producing cycles.

Ocean Energy Resources
This website serves as the only comprehensive on-line source of information on the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations which affect the licensing and siting of ocean energy projects in the United States as well as the sale of power from those projects to electric utilities and consumers.






Alliance to Save Energy
is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient an clean use of energy worldwide to benefit the environment, economy, and national security

American Green Network
is a sustainable energy advocacy organization dedicated to promoting America's cleanest energy choices. We work to keep America's public policy makers, the news media and the general public informed about the many benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

is the Building Energy Efficiency Research project at the Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong. The objective of this research study is to formulate effective strategies for achieving energy efficient design in architecture and buildings.

CADDET Energy Efficiency
collects, analyses and enhances international exchange of impartial information on new, cost-effective, energy-saving technologies that have been demonstrated in applications in industry, buildings, transport, utilities and agriculture. To date, details on over 1,600 new, energy-saving technology applications have been published.

The Cleaner and Greener Program
is a service of Leonardo Academy Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing environmental pollution. The Cleaner and Greener Environment Program of Leonardo Academy helps individuals, organizations, and businesses have a direct impact on reducing environmental emissions.

e5 - Climate is Business
European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future.

Earth Talk
is a new Environmental Sustainability Discussion Community which seeks to contribute to global ecological sustainability by enabling communication connections between those working on behalf of forests, water and climate.

A directory of Energy Resources

Eco-Portal - The EnvironmentalSustainability.Info Source
Providing Full Text Searches of Reviewed Environmental Internet Content, News, Links & More - Over 3,000 Sites Made Fully Searchable .

Ecosustainable Hub - Ecology Environment Sustainability
One-stop connection to resources and tools on ecology, environment and sustainability. Facilitating co-operation, networking and ethical developments.

is creating the first online source of complete data on the species and ecosystems of the world. It is also reporting on projects everywhere to preserve and restore species and ecosystems.

ENDS Environment Daily
a daily environmental news briefing on policy, regulation and other important issues for professionals.


Energy & Environment Search Engines

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
from the US Departement of Energy (DOE). One of the most informative adress around energy themes. Many facts about the US and worldwide energy situation and research. Downloadable Publications und databases. Mailing lists and WWW links are also available.

Energy Information on Internet
The Energy Information on Internet (EII) database comprises more than 400 detailed descriptions and characterizations of energy-related information sources that can be accessed through Internet.

The Energy OutletTM Homepage
A resource center promoting electrical energy conservation.

Energy Outlook
This article from the leading online media on European Union policies compares some of the different energy scenarios that various Outlooks provide, with a focus on the estimated impact of climate change policies on the development of the global energy situation and CO2 emissions in the first third of this century.

Energy Research & Development
The Energy Trends site examines trends in energy research, development, and investment around the world.

Energy Saving Now



Promote, inform and educate professionals and common people about energy saving.



Energy Sector Homepage of the World Bank Group

EnergyWeb: The Energy Sector's Global Information Source.

An online environmental information resource.

Environmental is a web-based Information Marketplace, committed to provide Professionals with high quality Environmental Expertise & Information and is managed by experienced environmental consultants from different nationalities.

Environmental Networking Facilities ENF
database for environmental experts and organizations

Enviromental News Network's
One place on the Internet for timely news and information on the environment.

Environmental Organization WebDirectory
Environment Search Engine. Contains tens of thousands of web sites from over 100 countries.

Environmental RouteNet

European Electric Road Vehicle Association (AVERE)
The AVERE site features a database of European electric vehicles that is searchable by vehicle type and that provides a complete set of specifications for each entry.

European Energy Network (EnR)
A voluntary association of European organisations having a responsibility for the planning, management or review of national research, development, demonstration or dissemination programmes in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The Forest Conservation Portal
Vast Rainforest, Forest and Biodiversity Conservation News & Information


GREEN AFRICA Network Networking Rural Africa Communities in in Sustainable Development Programs

GREENTIE (Greenhouse Gas Technology Information Exchange)
is an international information network that distributes details of suppliers whose technologies help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. GREENTIE also provides information on leading international organisations and IEA programmes whose RD&D and information activities centre around clean energy technologies. The GREENTIE Directory database contains details of almost 8,000 technology suppliers and information organisations from all over the world.

Greenpeace International

Health and Energy Homepage

is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and help them find the resources to make the savings happen.

IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG)
You will find here an introduction to climate change as well as information on technical solutions. There are also copies of reports and regular newsletter, details of forthcoming conferences and links to other sites.


New Mexico Energy and Conservation Management Division
Encouraging efficient energy use in New Mexico by offering programs and information for state agencies, companies and individuals.

Office of Sustainable Energy in Queensland Australia
The Office of Sustainable Energy is Queensland's lead agency to promote energy efficiency and renewble power and other initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. - Your source for Everything Environmental
Environmental directory with natural products, services and organizations. Links to recycled, organic, solar, cruelty-free, healthy, socially conscious, and environmentally friendly products

The Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN),
a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, DC) and the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam), works in partnership with citizens groups globally on environment and development issues with a particular focus on climate change, energy, gender equity, and economic issues.

The Sustainable Building Sourcebook
is a resource for alternative builders and homeowners around the world to get access to detailed guidelines and resources on topics that can otherwise be hard to find.

Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI)
is a non-profit, scientific and policy research organization, working in India and globally in the fields of energy, environment and a whole range of sustainable development issues.


Union of Concerned Scientists
A non-profit alliance of scientists and citizens working for a healthy environment and a safe world, UCS researches and advocates on behalf of sustainable agriculture, and clean energy and transportation technologies. UCS is also working to prevent environmental and human harm from global warming, air pollution, and nuclear weapons.

World Radiation Data Centre






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