Useful Links

United States:

U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. government renewable energy portal.

U.S. Department of Energy: Maps & Data
Links to select renewable energy resources, fueling station maps, and data resources available throughout the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Web site.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) State Activities & Partnerships
Links to the Department of Energy's Office of EERE partnerships and projects with the states.

Renewable Energy in Your State
Resources related to renewable energy related government policies in each state.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

American Planning Association (APA) Policy Guide on Energy
In order to create the sustainable communities we desire, we must plan to first increase energy conservation and renewable energy production while significantly reducing use of non-renewable energy sources as well.

Planning and Climate Change: Mitigation and Clean Energy Strategies
The American Planning Association (APA) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) have embarked on a three-year research and education project, Planning and Climate Change: Mitigation and Clean Energy Strategies, (previously Planning our Way to a New Energy Future) promoting integration of climate change and energy sustainability issues into local planning practices. While most planners recognize these issues are connected to planning, they are still working to translate this into "on the ground" actions and regulations. Planning can help communities determine where to start, how to evaluate what they've done, or how to take it to the next level.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
EESI educates policymakers, builds coalitions, and develops innovative policies to protect the climate and ensure a healthy, secure, and sustainable future for America.

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS)
CCS is helping many public officials and stakeholders in the United States and other countries respond to the challenges posed by global warming and related opportunities for economic development, clean energy, and a safer environment.

Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
Crop Scientists are at the intersection of plant and soil science and work to improve crops and agricultural productivity while effectively managing pests and weeds. They make this possible through the application of soil and plant sciences to crop production that incorporates the wise use of natural resources and conservation practices to produce food, feed, fuel, fiber, and pharmaceutical crops while maintaining and improving the environment..

Florida:

Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida
Information for consumers, educators, researchers, and industry.

Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center (SESEC), Florida State University
The Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center addresses challenging alternative energy issues through innovative solutions for consumers and industry. The need for energy systems that have lower emissions of CO 2 and other greenhouse materials is of paramount importance.

Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES), Florida State University
IESES performs scholarly basic research and analysis in engineering, science, infrastructure and the social dimensions of the sustainable energy economy.

Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis (CEFA), Florida State University
The FSU Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis (CEFA) specializes in applying advanced, computer-based economic models and techniques to perform economic analyses and to examine public policy issues across a spectrum of research areas.

Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), University of South Florida
CERC's mission is to develop, evaluate and promote commercialization of new environmentally clean energy sources and systems such as hydrogen, fuel cells, solar energy conversion, and biomass utilization.

Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Florida
The Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy's mission is to develop energy efficient and environmentally sustainable technologies and practices, educate the public regarding energy and environmental technologies and trade-offs, and inform the larger policy debate on urgent, global issues of sustainable energy and environment. Improve Florida and U.S. energy security by developing indigenous and environmentally sustainable energy resources while promoting energy policies that have a positive impact on Florida's unique environment.

Center of Excellence in Ocean Energy Technology, Florida Atlantic University
A synergistic partnership among academia, industry and government laboratories combining expertise in ocean engineering and science, fabrication and testing foster the research, design, development, implementation, testing, and commercialization of cutting-edge ocean energy technologies that are cost-competitive with existing fossil-fuel-based power generation.

Oceanographic Center, Nova Southeastern University
Nova’s ocean researchers excel in marine biology and observational and theoretical oceanography, including modeling large-scale ocean circulation, coastal dynamics, ocean-atmosphere coupling, surface gravity waves, biological oceanography, and chemical oceanography. NSU’s area of particular expertise for ocean energy technology R&D is assessing the environment impact of projects.

Applied Research Center, Florida International University
The Applied Research Center's mission is to solve complex issues in environmental stewardship, energy security, and defense technology through innovative cooperative research and entrepreneurship.

Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University
CAPS is a leading research center in the areas of grid reliability, capacity, efficiency, security, and superconductivity for power distribution.

Center for Advanced Turbines and Energy Research (CATER), University of Central Florida
CATER scientists advance energy conversion and power generation technologies including turbines with fuel flexibility/alternative fuels and related systems for higher efficiencies and lower emissions, as well as their usage in centralized power generation, aero-propulsion, and distributed generation.

Florida Power Electronics Center, University of Central Florida
The Center's mission is to develop advanced electronic power conversion technologies for efficient electric energy utilization through multidisciplinary engineering research and education in the field of power electronics.

Power Center for Utility Explorations, University of South Florida
Power Center for Utility Explorations’ scientists work with major utilities to explore and address issues in energy transmission, distribution, and generation systems.

Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory
The Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory (SEECL) was unique in developing practical solar energy devices based on established principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics long before solar energy was considered a serious energy alternative.

Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels (FCRC), University of Florida
FCRC facilitates research and graduate education throughout the State University System in the multi-disciplinary areas of renewable chemicals and fuels. The Center provides a vehicle to solve new technological challenges amongst other activities.

Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida
Analysis of policies and regulations relative to public issues including energy.

University of Florida Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS)
The EDIS system is a publication management system providing a comprehensive, single-source repository of all current UF/IFAS numbered peer-reviewed publications.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Department of Environmental Protection is the lead agency in state government for environmental management and stewardship and is one of the more diverse agencies in state government, protecting our air, water, and land.

U.S. Department of Energy: Florida
Florida is a testing ground for the hydrogen economy offering tax incentives for businesses that invest in hydrogen technologies. The state is also home to three nuclear power plants, and a consortium-led effort to develop the one of the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the world. Includes a list of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects by state.

U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) State Activities and Partnerships: Florida
Here you will find news about advances in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Florida and links to Web sites published by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) that have specific information for Florida.

Florida Farm to Fuel
In 2006, the Farm to Fuel® Initiative was statutorily created to enhance the market for and promote the production and distribution of renewable energy from Florida-grown crops, agricultural wastes and residues, and other biomass and to enhance to value of agriculture products or expand agribusiness in the State.

Florida Renewables Assessment Study
Florida Public Service Commission--Florida Renewables Assessment Study--Technical Potentials and Economic and Performance Characteristics - Final Report - 12/29/2008

International:

Global Energy Network Institute (GENI)
Linking renewable energy resources around the world.

A Global Overview of Renewable Energy Sources (AGORES)
European Commission information centre and knowledge gateway for renewable energy, the structure of contents is very clear and informative.

Reegle: Information Gateway for Renewable energy and Energy Efficiency
A one-stop-shop for high quality up-to-date information on clean energy policy, with a core objective of supporting the global advancement of energy efficiency and renewables.