Energy

In the past 50 years, global demand for energy grew twice as fast as population as
industrial nations burned coal, oil, and natural gas to fuel their economies.
Over the next 50 years, world energy demands are projected to continue expanding
beyond population growth as developing nations industrialize and electricity reaches
the 2 billion people who currently live off the grid. The production and use of fossil
fuels accounts for roughly three quarters of world carbon emissions and has led to the
pollution of the world's air, water and land. As the demand for energy increases,
global emissions of greenhouse gases will increase as well. Growing climate concerns
require massive reductions in fossil fuel use at a time when demand for energy is
soaring. A shift to renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind power,
in addition to continued efficiency gains for power plants, cars, and appliances, holds
great promise for meeting future energy demands without adverse environmental consequences.

International
Asia/South Pacific
Latin America/Caribbean
Europe
North America
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International
International Solar Energy Society
www.ises.org

The Society has been active in advancing the cause of renewable energy since
1954. A scientific society, ISES nonetheless attracts members from all walks of life
- and from all over the world.
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Asia/South Pacific
Alternative Technology Association (Australia)
suburbia.net/~ata

Established in 1980, the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a non-profit
community group that aims to use and promote environmentally friendly technology.
We are interested in renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind and water;
building with natural materials and conserving energy. The ATA has around one
thousand members across Australia, conducts regular meetings, workshops and
courses, and produces a range of educational publications.
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Latin America/Caribbean

Center for Sustainable Development Studies (Mexico)
www.cespedes.org.mx
El CESPEDES tendrá como misión la de investigar y difundir la
información sobre el desarrollo sostenible, a fin de promover entre el
empresariado mexicano sus acciones a favor de este esquema, para beneficio
de las propias empresas y de la sociedad en general. El CESPEDES
tiene como compromiso el de abordar las cuestiones conceptuales, filosóficas,
básicas o esenciales del desarrollo sostenible. Trabajará sobre temáticas globales
y nacionales que sean comunes al sector empresarial, que rebasen las esferas
de interés de cualquiera de sus subsectores por separado. Serán temáticas que
les afecten a todos, (habrá lógicamente grados y diferencias) pero al fin de
cuentas, son problemáticas compartidas
Enersol Associates (Honduras)sdnhon!honduras%enersol@sdnhq.undp.org
PROLENA (Honduras)jflores%prolena@sdnhon.org.hn

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Europe

British Wind Energy Association
www.bwea.com

The British Wind Energy Association was established in 1979 as a professional
association for those involved in wind energy research and development.
Its mission is to promote the use of wind power - an abundant, clean and
sustainable source of energy - in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.
Its membership includes individuals and companies involved in wind energy
research, consultancy, manufacture, development, operation and associated services.

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Centre for Research, Education and Training in Energy (CREATE)
www.create.org.uk

CREATE is the leading organization for co-ordinating and promoting
energy education at all levels in the UK. Established in 1988 by the then
Department of Energy, the Institute of Energy and industry, we are a focus
of expertise for people who want to know about energy matters.

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Danish Wind Turbine Manufacturer's Association
www.windpower.dk

The Danish Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association publishes information
about wind energy. We are also engaged in energy policy issues, economics,
standardization, and research and development issues at home and abroad.

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European Association for Solar Energy
www.eurosolar.org
Eurosolar was founded in 1988, and is a non-partisan European Energy Organization
that is independent of industry, political institutions, and special interest groups;
has as its goal the replacement of nuclear and fossil fuels and their sources
with environmentally sound energy sources, using both direct and indirect sources
of a solar energy, such as solar energy, wind energy, biomass, hydropower, and the
ocean energies.

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North America
Alliance to Save Energy
www.ase.org

The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit coalition of prominent business, government,
environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of
energy worldwide to benefit the environment, the economy, and national security.
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Energy Information Administration
www.eia.doe.gov

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is a statistical agency in the U.S.
Department of Energy created by Congress in 1977. EIA's mission is to develop
energy data and analyses that help enhance the understanding of energy issues
on the part of business, government, and the general public. EIA has legal
authority to survey energy companies and individuals in the United States.
EIA regularly reports data about the supply, consumption, distribution, and
price of energy in the United States. The statistics cover petroleum, natural gas,
coal, electricity, and various forms of renewable energy (solar, wood, wind, etc.).

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Energy Star
www.energystar.gov

ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department
of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, product manufacturers,
local utilities, and retailers. Partners help promote efficient products by labeling
with the ENERGY STAR® logo and educating consumers about the benefits of
energy efficiency. On this website, there are lists of ENERGY STAR® qualified
products, and a store locator to help you find qualified products at a
retailer near you. ENERGY STAR® products are made by all major
manufacturers and are available at stores everywhere.

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Greenlights
www.epa.gov/greenlights.html

Green Lights is an innovative, voluntary pollution prevention program
sponsored by EPA. By joining Green Lights, partners agree to install energy
efficient lighting where profitable as long as lighting quality is maintained or
improved. The primary purpose of the Green Lights Program is to encourage
U.S. organizations to install energy-efficient lighting, in order to prevent the
creation of air pollution (including greenhouse gases, acid rain emissions,
air toxics, and tropospheric ozone), solid waste, and other environmental
impacts of electricity generation.

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Green-e Energy Certification
www.green-e.org

The Green-e logo is a way for customers to easily identify "green"
electricity products. The project is the nation's first voluntary certification
and verification program for "green" electricity products. We strive to inform
consumers, so that they may easily identify certified "green" electricity
products and make responsible choices about the power they purchase.
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New Energy (Canada)
www.newenergy.org

This is the Canadian Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy Internet Site.
You can find information here to help you produce and/or use energy in the
most intelligent and environmentally-friendly ways possible.
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Rocky Mountain Institute
www.rmi.org

Rocky Mountain Institute is a nonprofit research and educational foundation with a
vision across boundaries. Its mission is to foster the efficient and sustainable use of
resources as a path to global security. The Institute creates, and helps individuals
and the private sector to practice, new solutions to old problems - mainly by
harnessing the problem-solving power of market economics and of advanced
techniques for resource efficiency.

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Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
www.eren.doe.gov

The mission of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is to lead the
Nation to a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and a more secure
future through development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies.

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