Reshaping the future takes the work of many people and organizations. Here we list links to just some of the many great organizations and resources on the web that we find useful in our daily work.
Links to clean energy organizations:
Since 1974 AWEA has advocated the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world.
CEERT is a nonprofit whose mission is to promote public awareness and attainment of the air quality improvement and other public benefits available through increased utilization of energy conservation and nonpolluting electricity generation and transportation technologies.
Climate Solutions mission is to stop global warming at the earliest point possible by helping the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia become world leaders in practical and profitable solutions.
The Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) is an intergovernmental association, comprised of counties, business and other organizations. CREA is dedicated to promoting favorable state and federal policy for all community renewables recognized in Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, ocean thermal, solar, tidal, wave, wind and hydrogen).
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.
The Energy Trust is a public-purpose organization dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. The ETO helps Oregonians save energy, increase the comfort of their homes and businesses, and move toward energy self-reliance.
This site was created to provide well-organized and streamlined information, and serve as a clearinghouse for making energy projects happen in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho.
MEIC is a member-supported statewide advocacy and public education organization founded by concerned Montanans in 1973 to protect and restore Montana's natural environment.
Montana Wind Group (MWG)
The Montana Wind Group is an outgrowth of Renewable Northwest Project. In our work in Montana, RNP recognized the need to help wind developers and renewable advocates with specific interests in the state to form a coalition and speak with a unified voice. The group's stated mission is to secure supportive policies for project siting, transmission and business development to realize Montana’s wind energy potential.
NRDC uses law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
Northwest Energy Coalition (NWEC)
The NW Energy Coalition is an alliance of more than 100 environmental, civic, and human service organizations, progressive utilities, and businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. We promote development of renewable energy and energy conservation, consumer protection, low-income energy assistance, and fish and wildlife restoration on the Columbia and Snake rivers.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is a non-profit corporation supported by electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives. These entities work together to make affordable, energy-efficient products and services available in the marketplace.
NW SEED is building partnerships to mobilize consumers and maximize local benefits from harvesting "home grown" energy resources - wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, low-impact hydro, conservation, and bio-based products - while maintaining reliable electric service and creating new revenue streams and high quality jobs throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) is a non-profit organization consisting of contractors, architects, engineers, utilities, consultants, students, non-profit organizations, and the Oregon Department of Energy. OSEIA is dedicated to promoting the benefits of renewable energy and to developing a strong local industry able to offer high quality installation and professional services to homeowners and businesses.
When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, OSPIRG speaks up and takes action. OSPIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects our environment, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government.
The transfer of technological information to consultants, developers, potential users, and the general public is an important element in the development of direct heat utilization of geothermal energy. Information developed through firsthand experience with hundreds of projects and through extensive research is provided to individuals, organizations or companies involved in geothermal development.
Since 1980, PECI has assisted organizations such as the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Energy Trust of Oregon, and the California Energy Commission in promoting energy-efficient practices and technologies that benefit both businesses and individual consumers.
REPP's goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs by researching, publishing, and disseminating information, creating policy tools, and hosting highly active, on-line, renewable energy discussion groups.
The Solar Oregon is dedicated to increasing the use of solar energy in Oregon. Founded as the Solar Energy Association of Oregon in 1979, Solar Oregon is the state's only chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.
The WSU Energy Program is a self-supported department within the university's Extension Service. They receive project funding from federal government agencies, federal power marketing agencies, the nonprofit Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, and several other sources.
Founded in 1989, Western Resource Advocates is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the natural environment of the Interior American West.
Other Renewable Interest Web Sites:
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. DESIRE is an ongoing project of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the North Carolina Solar Center.
Since 1990 the EnergyIdeas Clearinghouse has been the most comprehensive, technical resource that Pacific Northwest business, industry, government and utilities use to implement energy technologies and practices. EnergyIdeas is operated and managed by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program in Olympia, Washington. Funding is provided by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (Alliance).
A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy
The Source for Renewable Energy is a comprehensive online buyer's guide and business directory to more than 9000 renewable energy businesses and organizations worldwide. You can locate renewable energy businesses by geographic location, by product type, by business type and by name, or search for renewable energy businesses using keywords.
In 2006, Kevin Holmes, a ninth grader at Skyview Junior High in Bothell, WA, decided to build a web site wth information on "Green Energy" for his year-long "breakout" project. We just couldn't resist supporting the efforts of this budding activist and agreed to post a link to his site to help him spread the word. If we could get everyone to have just a fraction of Kevin's energy on this issue we could solve a lot of today's energy problems. Go, Kevin!
The Sustainable Oregon website, inspired by the Sustainability Executive Order of 2000, is a project of the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department with support from the Governor's Office, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Ecotrust, and Sustainable Northwest. SustainableOregon.net is an online resource that provides tools for individuals interested in sustainability to connect with resources, organizations, agencies and other inspiring individuals who are putting progressive ideas into action.
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new approach to a complex and often controversial issue. Our approach is based on sound science, straight talk, and a belief that we can work together to protect the climate while sustaining economic growth.