Energy Efficiency & Alternatives

Local Projects & Programs

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Missouri Groups & Organizations

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General

  • U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) -Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
    The Department of Energy's website for information about all the federal programs on alternative energy sources, emerging and new technologies, consumer information and news updates.
  • Energy Information Administration
    Official energy statistics from the U.S. government including the latest market updates on gasoline and diesel supplies and short-term energy outlook for the United States and different world regions.
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
    The site focuses on the scientific basis of global warming, examines policy initiatives and what individuals can do to save energy, cut pollution and use carbon offsets.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Learn more about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies with links to student resources on biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, solar and wind energy from the national laboratory of the Dept. of Energy.

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Home Efficiency

  • DSIRE: Database
    Search by state to find a listing of all corporate and homeowner energy incentives and rebates.
  • Energy Star
    Find out what products carry the Energy Star label, how they compare to conventional models and where to buy them.
  • Green Building-EPA
    Describes the various components of green building and how these can be applied to different types of structures.
  • Home Energy Saver
    Web-based-do-it-yourself energy audit.
  • Smart Homeowner
    Solutions and ideas for creating energy efficient, healthy and eco-friendly homes from the publishers of Smart Homeowner magazine.
  • U.S. Green Building Council
    Provides information on sustainable building research, training programs and LEED ratings - the accepted benchmark for high performance.

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Auto Efficiency

  • Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center - (DOE)
    The Dept. of Energy's consumer's guide to alternative fuel vehicles, electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles and hybrid vehicles with links to other information on green cars.
  • Fueleconomy.gov
    "Find and compare gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings and safety information for new and used cars and trucks" at this federal site from the DOE and EPA.
  • Greenercars.org
    Sponsored by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) the site provides information on the greenest cars and links to environmental and public interest organizations. Full access to the Green Guide is through a fee based subscription.

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Energy Alternatives

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Databases

  • EBSCO
    Search under energy conservation, fossil fuels, green technology, renewable energy sources, non-renewable natural resources, photovoltaic power generation, solar energy, global warming.
  • General OneFile (Infotrac)
    Search under energy conservation, fossil fuels, green technology, renewable energy sources, non-renewable natural resources, photovoltaic power generation, solar energy, global warming.
  • SIRS
    Click on leading issues Alternative Energy Sources, Nuclear Energy, Global Warming

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