Renewable Energy

Why should you choose to use renewable energy? Well, for one, these resources will never run out, making prices stable. In addition, precious natural resources will not be wasted. Surf our wind energy page to find out more about wind energy and local initiatives.

U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

An excellent website for hundreds of links to energy sites, detailing information about renewable energy, information for consumers, kids and states, energy efficiency and for education and financing. There is also information about the Geothermal Technologies Program, the Federal Energy Management Program, FreedomCAR and Biomass Program, and Building Technologies Program. These are different options for energy sources for consumers and businesses. Other information is also available.

Zilkha Biomass Energy

Zikha Biomass Energy is a privately held company that is dedicated to innovative sustainable energy solutions. They create power out of woody biomass and produce baseload natural renewable fuel.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

This is the official government website for energy efficiency, where you can find tons of information about organizations, both national and international, recent research and technology, and all the different energy source possibilities under the sun. This site offers information about solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and hydrogen and fuel cells energy options. There is information for buildings, advanced vehicles and fuels, electric infrastructure systems, and basic sciences.


This new environmentally friendly energy gathering technology has brought about great changes to how the U.S. has started becoming passionate about harvesting energy in this ecologically friendly method. Informatino is available about wind energy works, what the benefits are to this alternative energy source and where in the U.S. wind farms can be found.

Renewable Energy

Started in 1998 by a group of renewable energy professionals, this website as a source for renewable energy news and information on the internet.

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

On July 19, 2005 the Illinois Commerce Commission adopted Governor Blagojevich’s Sustainable Energy Plan. The plan, which calls for an 8% Renewable Portfolio Standard to be met by 2013 and an Energy Efficiency Standard to be met by 2015, will greatly increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Environmental Law and Policy Center

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) is a Midwest public interest environmental advocacy organization working to achieve cleaner energy resources and implement sustainable energy strategies, promote innovative and efficient transportation and land use approaches that produce cleaner air and more jobs, and develop sound environmental management practices that conserve natural resources and improve the quality of life in our communities.

Other Energy Resources

Alliance to Save Energy

This site has many different ideas on how to save energy and the environment. Included is information on how to conserve energy in your home and historical facts on how energy conservation has evolved over the years. Information on energy use in other countries is also available, along with a listing of programs around the world that have been established in the goal of eliminating energy waste. News and events are also available, along with various topics pertaining to energy use.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

This website contains crucial and up-to-date information on the energy crisis in America. Press releases about political decisions affecting all Americans are available, as well as information on where to obtain equipment for both home and office that has better energy efficiency. There are also tips on driving green, along with a “Checklist for Action” for in the home.

Citizen’s Utility Board

The CUB provides up to date information on what is happening with our utilities and the companies that control them. Recent financial decisions concerning Illinois residents, especially those who use Ameren Comed or SBC services are also listed. Political information concerning government officials fighting for environmental protection is also available.

Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

This site contains many helpful tips on how to reduce energy use in both houses and apartments. There are tips for remodeling, energy reduction, appliances and other products, energy audits and insulation and air sealing.

Environmental Design + Construction

This site contains information on environmentally friendly design and building methods. There are examples posted of buildings in the U.S. that follow these conservation techniques and the benefits they have gained.

Green Spec / EBN

The BuildingGreen Suite is an informational website that educates people on the benefits of building in sustainable fashions to help preserve natural resources. There are stories about sustainable building opportunities around the United States, like in New Orleans, after the August 2005 hurricane devastated the city. There are also various books recommended on sustainable living and building. Various Green help topics are also listed.

James Dulley Energy Tips

James Dully is committed to conserving energy. He has made vast energy saving improvement in his home and has saved himself a lot of money. Check out his site for energy saving tips and examples of the changes he’s made in his own home.

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