Measuring Time


  1. Renewable Energy Resources – General Resources
  2. Bioenergy
  3. Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  4. Geothermal Energy
  5. Global Warming
  6. Green Power
  7. Kyoto Protocol
  8. Solar Energy
  9. Water Power or Hydropower
  10. Wave, Tidal, or Ocean Energy
  11. Wind Energy

Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

by Lester R. Brown

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook. Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies & Sustainable Living

Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies & Sustainable Living

Renewable Energy 3rd ed.

Renewable Energy 3rd ed.

by Bent Sorensen

Renewable Energy Resources – General Resources Renewable Energy. Links to renewable energy resources.

Alternative Energy: News. Consolidated News Links: Alternative Energy News and Renewable Energy News: Latest News.

Canadian Solar Energy Society Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention: Energy. Links to major Energy sites, e.g. Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, Office of Energy Efficiency, CREST – Center for Renewable Energy Sustainable Technology, IPPSO – Independent Power Producers’ Society of Ontario, and others. See also Government of Canada – What is Sustainable Development?

Clean Air & Energy: Energy, Global Warming, Clean Water & Oceans, Toxic Chemicals & Health, Nuclear Weapons & Waste, Cities & Green Living, U.S. Law & Policy, International Issues, and other topics from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Clean Energy Basics from NREL – National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Provides answers to these questions: What is renewable energy? Why is it important? Why is energy efficiency important? (Environmental benefits, jobs and the economy). What does clean energy have to do with me as a homeowner, a small business owner, a student, a teacher, an inventor?

Climate Change – New Scientist Special Report.

Current Situation & 2005 Projections by Dale Allen Pfeiffer. “Find some place or some way to grow as much of your own food as you can, where your neighbors are supportive. Plan to do without gas or electricity. Rediscover the old ways. Dust off those back copies of Mother Earth News stacked in the attic.

DSIRE – Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy. A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. Contents include: State Incentives for Renewable Energy – Click to choose a State on the map, or search by Federal Incentives for Renewable Energy, US Territory Incentives for Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico & Guam.

Energy Quest. Colorful, award winning educational site from California Energy Commission for K-12. Includes: Ask Professor Quester (energy Q&A), Devoured by the Dark (energy “horror” story), Energy Story (what is energy), Games, puzzles and jokes, Glossary, How Things Work, Saving Energy (tips), Science Projects, Super Scientists (biographices), Time Line of Energy History, and Transportation Energy (how energy is used by vehicles). (Slow loading).

Environmental History Timeline is partly based on original archival research in U.S. federal and industrial archives as well as the generally untapped mass media record.

Fossil Energy: Learning About Fossil Fuels. Learn all about Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas.

Joseph Gonyeau’s Virtual Nuclear Tourist! Nuclear Plants Around the World. Contents include: FAQs – Why is nuclear power used? How does nuclear power compare to other ways of generating electricity? Where are nuclear power plants located in the United States and in the world? How is nuclear power regulated? What types of nuclear waste are generated? What are the environmental effects of nuclear power? What about radiation safety? What is a meltdown? Terrorism and Security, Effects of Low Levels of Radiation Exposure, Transportation of Nuclear Waste, Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants, Operating a Nuclear Power Plant, Inside the Nuclear Power Plant, View a video, and much more.

Major Environmental Laws. Laws and Regulations from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Including: Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and more.

National Renewal Energy Laboratory (NREL) – U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable. Research and developments areas: Solar, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Advanced Vehicles & Fuels, Energy Analysis, and Basic Sciences – The science behind renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.

Nuclear Age Timeline from U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management. Historical timeline traces the nuclear age from 1895-1993, from discovery of x-rays and radioactivity to the explosion of the first atomic bomb and subsequent clean up of the contamination from the last 50 years of the nuclear age.

Nuclear Power: News. Consolidated News: Nuclear Power, Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Electricity.

Odysen Renewable Energy Portal. Renewable energy calculators, directory, events, games, news archive, and location specific information for U.S. as well as International locations in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, and South America. Use the calculators to estimate a renewable energy system.

Peak Oil News. Consolidated News: Production Theory about the Peak Oil Crisis and Peak Oil Survival. Includes links to numerous articles from past months, e.g. :



Renewable Energy from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Renewable Energy Fact Sheets from Texas State Energy Conservation Office. Potential and benefits of renewable energy e.g. solar, wind, and biomass power.

Renewable Energy in Australia. Includes: Bioenergy, Enabling, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Solar, Water, Wind.

Renewable Energy News from Latest renewable energy news from over 4000 news sources worldwide.

Renewable Energy Source from Brief information on various topics: Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Hydropower, Wave Power, Tidal Power, Biofuel, Salinity Gradient Power, Geothermal Power, Fuel Cell, Energy Conservation, Green Energy, plus Article: Affordable Renewable Energy for Everyone.

Residential Energy Factsheets. Includes Fuel Calculators, Energy Solutions, and more.

The Source for Renewable Energy. A comprehensive online buyer’s guide and business directory to more than 10,000 renewable energy businesses and organizations worldwide.

U.S. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Site map. Information on Renewable Energy sources include: Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Hydropower, Ocean, Solar, and Wind.

Why is Fuel Economy Important? Topics: Protect the Environment, Global Warming, Oil Spills, Air Pollution, Conserve Resources for Future Generations, Reduce Oil Imports, from U.S. Department of Energy.



Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network (BFIN). Gateway to a wealth of biomass feedstock information resources from the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and other research organizations.

Biodiesel Fuel: News. Consolidated News about Biodiesel, Biofuel, Biomass and Biodiesel Production.

IEA Bioenergy. An organisation set up in 1978 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment.

Planet Power: Energy and the Environment. Biomass Energy: A research commitment on Global Warming, Renewable Energy, and Reforestation by using Nature’s own “power plants”… Trees! Brief discussion on: Biomass Energy & Air Pollution, Biomass Energy & Agriculture, Biomass Energy Engineering, and Biomass Energy & Native Habitats. See also Quick Facts on Biomass Energy Crops.


Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Fuel Cell Vehicles, Advanced Technologies & Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficient Technologies, Why Is Fuel Economy Important? from United States Department of Energy.

Alternative Fuels from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See also Fuel Cells & Vehicles, Basic Information on Fuel Cells Vehicles, Clean Fuels: An Overview (in PDF), Fuels and Fuel Additives. EPA establishes fuel quality standards to help protect public health and the environment from harmful gas and particulate matter emissions from motor vehicles and engines. Gasoline Fuels, Diesel Fuel.

Alternative Fuels Data Center. Informative site with over 3000 documents.

American Hydrogen Association (AHA). The goal of AHA is to stimulate interest and help establish the renewable hydrogen energy economy by the year 2010.

Fuel Cell Facts. What Is a Fuel Cell? How Does a Fuel Cell Work? How Are Fuel Cells Classified? Benefits. Fuel Cell Applications.

Fuel Cells 2000. An educational organization formed to promote the development and early commercialization of fuel cells and related pollution-free, efficient energy generation, storage and utilization technologies and fuels. Fuel Cells Basics – How They Work: Types, Applications, Benefits, FAQs. Types of Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Basics – Fuel cells run on hydrogen, the simplest element and most plentiful gas in the universe.

Hybrid Cars: News. Consolidated News: Hybrid Cars, Hybrid Vehicles and Hybrid Technologies.

Hydrogen Fuel: News. Consolidated News: Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy Cells.

Glossary. From


Geothermal Energy

Basics on Geothermal. Article: What is geothermal energy?

Geothermal Energy for Kids

Geothermal Energy Slide Show from Geothermal Education Office, Tiburon, CA.

Geothermal Energy Topics from U.S. Department of Energy.

Geothermal Power: News. Consolidated News: Geothermal Power and Geothermal Energy.

What is geothermal energy? from International Geothermal Association.


Global Warming

Global Warming. Consequences of Global Warming from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Global Warming Kids Site from EPA – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. What is Global Warming, Climate & Weather, Greenhouse Effect, Glossary, Links, and more.

Hurricanes and Global Warming – Is There a Connection? by Stefan Rahmstorf, Michael Mann, Rasmus Benestad, Gavin Schmidt, and William Connolley, from


Green Power

Definitions of Green Power on the Web from Google.

Green Energy News. Covering Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy, Technology, Issues, Policy, Business … Since 1996.

Green Power. What is global warming? What is renewable energy? What are solar and wind power? What is Biomass? What is Green Power? What is SEDA? and other questions and answers.

Green Power Network.


Kyoto Protocol

Climate Change Information Kit in PDF, 64 pages, 3.86 MB. Contents: Understanding the climate system, Facing the consequences, The Climate Change Convention (Information Sheet 21: The Kyoto Protocol), Limiting greenhouse gas emissions, and Facts & Figures.

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Articles 1-28. Convention adopted in New York on 9 May 1992.


Solar Energy

Facts About Solar What is solar energy? Discover solar power: How it works. Interesting facts about solar energy. Pros and cons – Advantages and disadvantages of solar energy. Solar energy history. Build your own solar energy system. Solar energy cost. Solar energy for homes.

How does solar energy work? from CODESO Corporation for Sostainable Development.

Robert English’s Solar Energy Home. Take a tour of this solar home designed and built by Robert who studied electrical engineering at the University of Massachusetts. Electric power for this house is generated primarily by photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. Other information provided includes: Solar Greenhouse, Solar Heating, Solar Hot Water, and Passive Ice Box.

Solar Cooking from EPSEA (El Paso Solar Energy Association). Other topics include: Energy Efficiency Tips, Adobe Home Construction, Passive Solar Design – Thermal Mass, Straw Bale Construction, Solar Water Distillation – Stills, Solar Food Drying, Passive Solar Water Heating and SEED – School Energy Project.

Solar Energy from Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a Research Institute of the University of Central Florida. Contents: Applications, Testing & Certification, Capabilities, Projects, Solar Q&A, Installations, Links.

Canadian Energy Society image Solar Energy Society of Canada. Provides information on the three main ways to use direct solar energy: Electricity, Heating, and Drying.

Solar Energy Technologies Program. Contents: Concentrating Solar Power, Photovoltaics, Solar Heating, Solar Lighting.

Solar Power Answers. A comprehensive guide to designing and installing solar electric power systems by Richard Stubbs. Includes: Basics of Solar Power. What is a solar cell and how does solar power work? Energy Efficiency, System Design, Wiring Tips.

Solar Technology from Arizona Solar Center. Contents include: Passive Solar Energy, Solar Cooking, Solar Hot Water, Photovoltaics (PV), Solar Architecture in Arizona, Quick Facts: Solar Hot Water Economics, and Quick Facts: Solar Electric Economics.

Solar Power: FAQs, Basic Facts: Solar Thermal Costs, and other solar energy links from REPP (Renewable Energy Policy Project).

Solar Power: News. Consolidated News: Solar Power, Solar Energy and Solar Electric Power.


Water Power or Hydropower

Hydropower or Hydroelectic Power Topics. Types of Hydropower, Sizes of Hydropower Plants, Turbine Technologies, and Issues (environmental, legal, institutional issues).


Wave, Tidal, or Ocean Energy

About Wave Energy. Waves are a free and sustainable energy resource created as wind blows over the ocean surface.

Ocean Energy Topics from U.S. Department of Energy. Includes info on tidal and wave power.

Tidal Power: News. Consolidated News: Tidal Power, Tidal Energy, Tidal Wave Energy and Wave Power.

Wave Energy. Overview and Detailed Information on Wave Energy.



Wind Energy

Blowing Out to Sea. Article on wind energy from Scientific American, 24 March 2002 issue.

Harnessing the Wind by Lester R. Brown, Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble, Chapter 9. Cutting Carbon Emissions in Half.

Canadian Energy Society Wind Energy from Canadian Wind Energy Association. Contents include: How Wind Energy Works, Benefits of Wind Energy, FAQs, Quick Facts, Canadian Wind Farms, Small-scale Wind Energy.

Some Basic Energy Information. Energy: Fuel for Thought. An Educational Resource from BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Includes classroom activities It’s a Gas, Blowin’ in the Wind, WaterWorks, Let the Sun Shine In, An Energy Profile, Energy for the Future, and An Energy Budget.

Wind Energy Association Directory – National and International Wind Energy Associations.



Wind Energy Topics from U.S. Dept. of Energy: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Wind Power FAQs from Renewable Energy Systems, UK. How efficient are wind turbines? Will wind farms make one jot of difference to global warming? But what happens when the wind stops blowing? Are wind turbines noisy? Do wind turbines affect property prices? Is wind power expensive? Are there any health implications of living near to a wind farm? What is the lifetime of wind turbines? Who decides how many turbines are erected, and how large they are?

Wind Power: News. Consolidated News: Wind Power, Wind Energy and Wind Farms Generation.