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Thermal Energy

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE)

Searchable comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Demand shifting with thermal mass in large commercial buildings: field tests, simulations and audits: PIER final project report /

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network

A comprehensive resource from the U.S. Department of Energy. Articles and data about what is new in the energy fields of building technologies, energy management, solar energy technologies as well as wind, hydropower, geothermal, hydrogen, fuel cells and infrastructure technologies.

Energy Resources: Nuclear power

Site describes the nature of power, advantages and disadvantages of each type of power, how it works and discusses if it is renewable.

Energy Savers : A Consumer's Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network presents extensive information for the consumer on energy use, energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy sources.

Government actions and innovation in clean energy technologies: the cases of photovoltaic cells, solar thermal electric power, and solar water heating: PIER project report /

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The site features updates and publications about research and development programs in areas such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen and fuel cells. Also includes materials about applying technologies in building, transportation, and infrastructure. NREL is "the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D."

The Nuclear Tourist: Why Nuclear Power?

Every form of energy generation has advantages and disadvatages. This site compares them all.

PowerTherm: a photovoltaic-thermal hybrid commercial roofing system

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

Solar Energy : Library of Congress Science Tracer Bullet

Library of Congress research guide helps you locate information on solar energy, particularly solar heating and cooling, solar thermal energy, and photovoltaic power generation. Includes brief introduction, lists of resources, and strategies for finding additional resources. (Published 2006).
Also see: Solar Energy Update (2011)

Source energy and environmental impacts of thermal energy storage

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission, Research & Development Office.

Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings /

An electronic resource of: California Energy Commission.

U.S. Department of Energy : Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy : Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program

This program exists to "improve wind energy technology so that it can generate competitive electricity in areas with lower wind resources and to develop new, cost effective advanced hydropower technologies." Provides overviews of how wind power and hydropower works and explores the history and advantages and disadvantage of each. Also features publications, photographs, and related links. From the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE).

U.S. Department of Energy : Energy.gov

The United States Department of Energy web site:
---presents information about the Department of Energy (DOE)
---connects to web sites of DOE laboratories and offices
---connects to DOE research publications, databases, and statistics about power resources and energy

U.S. Energy Information Administration

A primary source for energy statistics. Provides data and analyses about the supply, consumption, distribution, and price of energy in the United States. The weekly, monthly, and annual reports cover petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and various forms of renewable energy. Also contains historical data, forecasts (both U.S. and international), and country-specific analyses

U.S. Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission

The Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission has "reviewed water resources problems in the nineteen Western States, existing institutional arrangements, the legal regime, and the responsibilities, authorities, and programs of Federal agencies with direct water resources management responsibility. ...It has conducted case studies of selected river basins in the Western States as well as several special studies."

The Commission's web site offers the final report of the Commission, other Commission reports and studies, and information about the Commission (directory of Commissioners, authorizing Act, charter). The reports and studies are:

  • Final Report: Water in the West : the challenge for the next century
  • Aquatic Ecosystems Symposium
  • Budgeting for federal water projects
  • Climate variability, climate change, and western water
  • Improving drought management in the West
  • Indian Water - 1997
  • Patterns of demographic, economic and value change in the Western United States : implications for water use and management
  • Resource management at the watershed level
  • Seeking solutions : alternative dispute resolution and Western water issues
  • The Upper Basin's political conundrum
  • Water in the West today : a states' perspective
  • Water quality in the West
  • Western hydropower
  • Western land use trends and policy
River Basin reports are of the Columbia River Basin, Colorado River Basin, Platte River Basin, Truckee-Carson River Basin, Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basin, and Upper Rio Grande River Basin.

United States Energy Data (from the U.S. Energy Information Administration)

"Energy Information Administration (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Library/Archives Page"


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