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Explore More about energy by checking out these Web links. Remember to keep in mind who the sponsors of these Web sites are and what their interests might be.

By Profile
General
Department of Energy Homepage
One whole section of our government is devoted to energy. Learn what the DOE is responsible for and what it plans on doing in the future.
www.energy.gov/


Energy Information Administration
Source of official energy statistics. Searchable by type of fuel, geography, price, and subject area.
www.eia.doe.gov/

Iowa Energy Center Homepage
See what the IEC is doing to help Iowa bring in the next wave of energy resources.
www.energy.iastate.edu


Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Energy Bureau
The DNR has a lot of important information on energy use within the state of Iowa. Check out the link to the Energy Policy Task Force.
www.state.ia.us/dnr/energy/index.htm
www.state.ia.us/dnr/energy/taskforce/index.htm


California Energy Commission
This Web site provides more background on energy. It covers similar topics to the Explore More site, but focuses on California's perspective.
http://www.energy.ca.gov/education/index.html

Alternative Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
The Department of Energy Web site for all topics on renewable energy. Learn about bio-based chemicals and fuels, the power of the ocean, and how renewable energy helps with energy efficiency.
www.eren.doe.gov

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The NREL Web site provides links to current research, national and international applications of new technology, and educational partnerships.
www.nrel.gov

Biomass
U.S. Department of Energy
What biofuels are. What they can be used for. And their link to ethanol.
http://www.eere.energy.gov/biomass/

The Carbohydrate Economy
Learn why this organization would like the 21st century to become a carbohydrate-based economy. You'll find information on biochemicals, lubricants from biomass, and many other ways carbohydrates might end up helping us reduce our reliance on fossil fuel imports.
www.carbohydrateeconomy.org

Fossil Fuels
Department of Energy
Everything you need to know about petroleum, natural gas, and coal.
http://www.fossil.energy.gov/

National Geographic News
What is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and why are people debating what we should do with it?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/03/0313alaskarefuge.html

Geothermal
Geothermal Education Office
This site lets you look for geothermal energy use by country. You can also look at a slideshow, ask an expert a question, and learn some interesting geothermal facts.
http://geothermal.marin.org/

International Geothermal Association
An interactive map of geothermal sources in the world. Click on a country and see what is going on with geothermal.
www.demon.co.uk/geosci/world.html

Hydrogen
National Hydrogen Association
Information on hydrogen, press releases, and more hydrogen links.
www.hydrogenus.com

United Technologies Company
This is the homepage of a company that produces fuel cells. View an animation of how fuel cells work.
http://www.utcfuelcells.com/fuelcells/index.shtm


Hydropower
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Want to know more about capturing energy from the ocean? Look no further.
www.nrel.gov/otec

Nuclear
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Homepage
The NRC is the regulatory agency responsible for overseeing nuclear energy production in this country.
http://www.nrc.gov/

PBS Frontline: Nuclear Reaction
This site looks at the fears people have with regard to nuclear energy. Includes the stories of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction

Solar
Renewable Energy Policy Project
This site has a little bit of everything.
www.crest.org

Wind
National Wind Technology Center
Learn more about wind turbine research.
www.nrel.gov/wind/

General Electric
GE Wind Energy builds wind turbine generators. Take a look at a big business perspective.
http://www.gepower.com/businesses/ge_wind_energy/en/index.htm

American Wind Energy Association
Follow current projects and read up on the latest in wind energy.
www.awea.org

By Use
Electricity
Tesla: Master of Lightning
Learn all about Nikola Tesla, a genius who designed AC power, the Tesla Coil, and many other extremely important inventions and designs we still use to transport electricity from place to place.
www.pbs.org/tesla

Transportation

Alternative Fuels Data Center
The Department of Energy Office of Transportation Technologies supplies information on alternative fuels and new technology.
http://www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/afdc/

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Program
Office of Transportation Technologies has a site dedicated to teaching you about electric hybrid vehicles.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/technologies/systems/hybrid_electric_vehicles.html

PBS Online NewsHour Extra
Driving into Debt? An article about transportation that will hit you where it hurts — in the pocketbook.
www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june02/cars.html

By Issue
Consumption
Real Goods
Real Goods sells all sorts of consumer items, from photovoltaic solar panels to recycled polar fleece to coconut wood chopsticks. Learn what one company sells for a sustainable future.
www.realgoods.com

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
Get tips from the government on how you can be a smarter energy consumer, including tips of the month.
www.eren.doe.gov/consumerinfo
www.eren.doe.gov/consumerinfo/tip.html

Efficiency
Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program
Learn what the Energy Star program is all about. This site provides the tools to look at how energy efficient your school is.
www.energystar.gov

Infrastructure
The Department of Energy Office of Transportation Technologies
The Department of Energy Office of Transportation Technologies supplies information on alternative fuels and provides a way to check if there are alternative fueling stations in your area.
http://www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/atv/

Environment
Environmental Protection Agency
Make your own energy connections to air, water, human health, wastes and recycling, conservation, and many other topics.
www.epa.gov/students

Environmental Protection Agency
Information on global warming, the greenhouse effect, climate and weather, and more links.
www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids

Environmental Protection Agency
This site focuses on global warming and includes an interactive map that allows you to click on a state and gets statistics on the effects of global warming on particular state.
www.epa.gov/globalwarming/index.html

NOVA and Frontline

What's Up With the Weather: Beyond Fossil Fuel is a online resource from NOVA and Frontline. Read interviews, play some games (Shockwave required), learn what ice cores can tell us about our past and future.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming

Environmental Protection Agency
Learn what happens in an oil spill.
www.epa.gov/oilspill/oilprops.htm

Miscellaneous
United States Department of Energy
A online tutorial on energy transfer. Learn about the difference between radiation, convection, and conduction.

 

 

 

 


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