Energy and Environment


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal and State Energy Sites

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network    Information on energy conservation and renewable energy sources for consumers, teachers and children from the U.S. Department of Energy.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EnergyStar Products and Programs    Standards and product lists of high efficiency equipment, appliances and lighting.

Energy Information Administration   Reports and statistics on nuclear, fossil fuel and renewable energy sources and use from the U.S. Department of Energy.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory   Research and information on new energy technologies to benefit both the environment and the economy.

Wisconsin Energy Bureau   Energy information and calendar of events from the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

Energy Center of Wisconsin   The Energy Center of Wisconsin is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving energy efficiency in Wisconsin. The Center provides energy-efficiency programs, research, and education to residents, businesses, and government.

Energy and the Environment   The UK Government's Energy and the Environment home page.

General Energy Information Sites

Madison Gas and Electric Company    A wide range of energy brochures and tips provided online (or request hard copy versions).

South Central Library System (SCLS)LINKcat Online Catalog   SCLS includes public libraries from Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk and Wood counties. Many of these libraries belong to the Library Interchange Network (LINK) which maintains an online catalog allowing you to search the system for keywords and even reserve resources over your computer. Libraries in Dane County have purchased additional energy resource materials recently through funds from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and from Madison Gas and Electric.

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

Seasonal Tips to Heat and Cool Your Home Efficiently From Del Mar Fans, tips broken down by season. Additional energy information, too!

Energy Crossroads    A wide array of pointers to energy-efficiency resources on the World Wide Web maintained by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

Energy Links   Links to energy resources maintained by the Electric Power Research Institute

Home Energy Saver   Analyze your home and find out how to save brought to you by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy

Efficient Windows   This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Sponsored by the Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Windows and Glazings Program and the participation of industry

Home Energy Magazine   The magazine emphasizes a whole-building approach--comfort, health and safety, energy efficiency, durability, and affordability--in its coverage of heating and cooling systems, appliances, the building envelope, materials, new technologies, and best practices.

Solstice   Online center for sustainable energy information including energy efficiency and renewable energy resources.

Rocky Mountain Institute   Rocky Mountain Institute is a nonprofit research and educational foundation whose mission is to foster the efficient and sustainable wise use of resources as a path to global security.

Home Power Magazine   Hands on journal of home-made power including wind and solar energy.

Online Sales of Energy Efficient Products

Energy Federation Inc. (EFI)   EFI offers a wide variety of resource conservation-related items. These environmentally-friendly products will help you use energy and water resources in a sustainable manner - benefitting you....the community... the economy... and the environment.

The EnergyPlace   Information to help you learn about and evaluate energy efficiency options and purchase products online.

Environmental Connections

Friends of Monona Bay   FOMB works to improve the health and enjoyment of Monona Bay through monitoring, education, stewardship and advocacy.

EcoTeams   EcoTeams are groups of households in a neighborhood which come together to explore and commit to actions leading to a more Earth-friendly lifestyle. Bay Creek has had several EcoTeams.

Environmental Protection Agency   The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment air, water, and land upon which life depends.

Global Action Plan   Empowering Americans to live environmentally sustainable lives.

Links and Resources for Energy and the Environment

The Center for Sustainable Communities

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