2007 Policy #05 Energy Top Centers

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U.S. Department of Energyexternal link
Official DOE website. Features S&T, energy sources, energy efficiency, environment, prices and trends, national security and safety & healthy pages. 1

U.S. Energy Associationexternal link
USEA is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. USEA represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally. 2

Ethanol.orgexternal link
ACE is the grassroots voice of the ethanol industry, a membership-based association dedicated to the use and production of ethanol. Site features latest news and topics of interest, as well as an “All About Ethanol” link. 3

American Wind Energy Associationexternal link
The mission of the AWEA is to promote wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education. Site features weekly wind energy newsletter. 4

American Solar Energy Associationexternal link
ASES is a national membership organization whose mission is to attain a sustainable U.S. energy economy. ASES strives to accelerate the development and use of solar and other renewable energy resources through advocacy, education, research and collaboration among professionals, policy-makers and the public. 5

Renewable Energy Accessexternal link
RenewableEnergyAccess.com was started in 1998 by a group of Renewable Energy professionals who wanted their work to relate to their passion for renewable energy. With this passion and the desire to create a long term sustainable business, this has become perhaps the single most recognized and trusted source for Renewable Energy News and Information on the Internet. 6

Nuclear Energy Instituteexternal link
Promotes nuclear energy as a cleaner, more reliable and economical energy source. Site addresses safety and security, nuclear waste disposal and transportation safety issues. 7

Yahoo Energy Policy News Coverageexternal link
Yahoo News page dedicated to energy policy, included news stories, featured articles, opinions and editorials, links to related web sites and to Yahoo! Resources. 8

International Energy Agencyexternal link
IEA acts as energy policy advisor to 26 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. Founded during the oil crisis of 1973-74, the IEA’s initial role was to co-ordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies. Its mandate has broadened to incorporate the “Three E’s” of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environmental sustainability. Current work focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration and outreach to the rest of the world, especially major producers and consumers of energy like China, India, Russia and the OPEC countries. 9

OPECexternal link
Official OPEC website. Provides information on the organization’s meetings, publications, and speeches as well as an environmental newsletter. 10

IAEAexternal link
Official IAEA website. Features history of IAEA, details of the organization’s work, news, publications and data. 11

Institute for the Analysis of Global Securityexternal link
IAGS is a non-profit organization which directs attention to the strong link between energy and security and provides a stage for public debate on the various avenues to strengthening the world’s energy security. Site includes energy security initiatives and latest energy security news. 12

Sustainable Energy and Economy Networkexternal link
SEEN is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, DC) and the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam). SEEN works in partnership with citizens groups nationally and globally on environment, human rights and development issues with a particular focus on energy, climate change, environmental justice, gender equity, and economic issues, particularly as these play out in North/South relations. 13

ENERGIAexternal link
International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy – ENERGIA is an international network on gender and sustainable energy which links individuals and groups concerned with energy, sustainable development, and gender. ENERGIA’s goal is to contribute to the empowerment of rural and urban poor women through a specific focus on energy issues. Founded in 1995, ENERGIA is now active in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania, as well as in Europe, North America and Australia. Site includes an extensive links page. 14

Energycrisis.orgexternal link
Promotes conservation of traditional energy sources such as fossile fuel. Site presents editorials and expert’s views, alternative energy information, and references. 15