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The Arid Lands Newsletter is published semiannually for an international readership by The Office of Arid Land Studies at The University of Arizona. The printed version, a four page abstract summary with instructions on receiving full-text articles by email or on the web, is distributed worldwide without charge (by surface mail) to arid lands researchers, natural resource managers, policy makers, relief and development agencies or organizations, and libraries. The electronic version contains the full text of each issue.

Building Energy Simulation USER NEWS is a quarterly newsletter from the Simulation Research Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, containing topics of interest for users of DOE-2, PowerDOE, SPARK and BLAST Programs.

This newsletter directs attention to sustainable development and sustainable design: green building, storm water pollution prevention, urban heat islands, green building products, soft energy, distributed generation, micro-girds, heat stacks, sunlight hitting the street in cities, building shadows causing cooling, interoperability. It focuses on news for architects, designers, contractors, bridging the gap between their disciplines.

Here you will find an ever growing database of environment articles. These articles cover many topics including the use of solar, wind and geothermal energy.

This publication covers energy efficiency and renewable energy developments throughout the four-state Pacific Northwest area (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Western Montana). Topics of coverage include policy development, energy-saving technologies, case studies, financing, conservation statistics, utility and government programs, and more. Con.WEB is the on-line successor to Conservation Monitor, a monthly print publication that began in 1991. Conservation Monitor switched to Con.WEB as of January 1996.

CARBNews is a monthly bulletin for CARB team members, consultants, and other supporting groups and individuals, that presents brief up-dates on the Building America program and its sponsors, CARB and its members, and progress reports on the various CARB initiatives underway around the country. Click on the 'News Center' button in the left navigation.

With an extensive international contact network and a staff of expert reporters, analysts, scientists, and consultants, Cutter has earned a reputation as the key provider of information in a wide range of fields, including:Indoor air quality; Residential energy and design; Demand side management; Global environmental change; and Business and the environment. Products and services, available in print and/or online, include: newsletters, directories, databases, reports, and research studies—all designed to deliver the objective, practical information that professionals, corporations, government agencies, NGOs, and research institutes require.

Get the latest inside news on energy-efficiency research, policy, and events with e-fficiency News, an electronic newsletter published by the Alliance to Save Energy, a Washington DC based nonprofit organization. e-fficiency News will alert you to newly published reports, invaluable web sites, and eye-opening facts about energy efficiency and beltway.

Earth Platform is an informative website about nature and environmental issues, including a powerful Environmental Search Engine.

The Energy website is for everyone interested in making smart choices about our energy future—choices that are both economically and ecologically intelligent. incorporates other topic-focused sites covering the most important subjects in understanding and managing the coming transition to sustainability. It is also the hub of the Eco Family of websites.

A quarterly news magazine reporting on the research conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, whose mission is to perform research and development leading to better energy technologies that reduce adverse energy-related environmental impacts. (Back copies of their former publication, the CBS Newsletter, are also available at this site.)

EERE Network News is a weekly newsletter covering energy efficiency and renewable energy news and events, new sites on EERE, and energy facts and tips.

The Energy Efficient Home Article site is an environmentally conscious information resource article directory focused on energy efficient homes. It is filled with practical information about home heating, home cooling, solar energy, wind power, energy savings, healthy living, alternative energy, solar panels, solar power, energy star, utility bills, global warming energy efficiency, energy efficient home construction, energy efficient materials, green building, home mortgages, sustainability, tax credits, home improvements and more.

Energy Futures is published twice a year by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) to provide readers with in-depth information about energy research and other energy activities at the Institute.

Web site for the discussion of energy efficiency issues such as definition and measurement. Includes energy-efficiency reports, data, energy savings links, and discussion listserv sign-up area.

BCC (Business Communications Company, Inc.) has published Energy Magazine, an important journal of record and an interdisciplinary magazine that reports and analyzes major energy developments. ENERGY subscribers rely on the invaluable and unique compilation of energy thinking and analysis found in each issue.

Energy Matters is a quarterly newsletter from Fresh Energy, a nonprofit organization leading the transition to a clean, efficient and fair energy system.

A monthly publication for commercial and industrial end users.

This site offers thousands of information resources selected by Librarians and Professional Engineers while responding to technical questions from businesses in Western states. Events calendar, Q&amp;As, publications and more.

This is the World Wide Web home page for ENEWS—an International Newsletter on Energy Efficiency Issues in the Developing Countries. ENEWS aims to inform people in the developing countries of on-going projects, to share brief analyses of important energy-related issues, and to disseminate information on potential sources of funding and interesting publications.

This publication communicates research and news of windows and glazings research at Berkeley Lab, the work of International Energy Agency (IEA) technical committees, and other DOE/OBT windows and glazing funded activities, including the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Fenestration R&D informs colleagues working in the energy efficiency building fields, federal and state government departments and agencies, window industry professionals, architecture and engineering educators, and building industry press.

Since the mid 1970s, DOE has invested some $70 million in research and development at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for development of advanced energy-efficient building technologies, software, and standards. That investment has helped spawn a $2.4-billion U.S. market for key products—energy-efficient lighting and advanced window coating—and efficiency standards for residential equipment and computerized tools for more efficient building design. By 1993 DOE's initial investment had reduced consumers' energy bills by an estimated $5 billion ($1.3 billion in 1993 alone). By 2015 we estimate that the products of that investment will save consumers $16 billion annually.

Home Energy Magazine, the magazine of home performance, provides energy professionals with reliable reporting on the latest energy-efficient technologies for single family and multi-family dwellings. Home Energy's mission is identifying and selecting technologies and strategies to makes residences energy efficient, comfortable, safe and affordable. By providing the best up-to-date information, home performance professionals can make recommendations leading to reduced energy usage, operating costs and improving the environment. Home Energy Magazine is published by Energy Auditor & Retrofitter, Inc., a non-profit organization. The magazine publishes six times per year and has been reporting for more than 25 years.

Oikos is a World Wide Web site devoted to serving professionals whose work promotes sustainable design and construction. You'll find information on green building products and materials along with techniques for sustainable design and construction.

Established in 1896, Power Engineering magazine is the comprehensive voice of the power generation industry that provides readers with the critical information needed to remain efficient and competitive in today's market. Power Engineering Online provides up-to-the-minute energy news, stock quotes, five years of searchable editorial archives, power generation conference schedule and details, and an industry product and services guide.

Rocky Mountain Institute's Knowledge Center is a collection of over 25 years of applied research related to our work solving complex energy challenges. The Knowledge Center is a rich and robust set of materials—a library consisting of hundreds of papers, a selection of the key Reinventing Fire supporting data in a visual format, RMI TV (our video library), and our current and previous Solutions Journals. We are sharing this wealth of knowledge so that others can learn from it and help amplify our efforts to drive a future powered by efficiency and renewables.

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). More than two million people around the globe read our publications, in five languages and on a variety of digital and print platforms. Technology Review identifies emerging technologies and analyzes their impact for technology and business leaders—the senior executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, engineers, developers, and researchers who create and fund the innovations that drive the global economy. As the authority on the future of technology, Technology Review is also an invaluable resource for early adopters, the media, those in government, and anyone who needs to understand trends in technology.

The Energy Resource database contains information on Texas energy related web sites, such as state and federal agencies, service providers, conservation and environmental interests, product suppliers, utility companies, general energy information, and much more. The public will be able to use search capabilities to help fulfill their energy information needs concerning deregulation, contacts within state agencies, Texas energy legislation, where to buy energy efficient products, or any other available energy information on the Internet. Each entry in the data base will be alphabetized by entity, categorized, and will include summaries of the page with hyperlinks to the web site and the contact person for that site.

TopTen USA ranks the ten most energy efficient products in a range of categories, from refrigerators to laptops, and provides consumers with pricing, retailer, and eco-rebate information.

The Virginia Alternative and Renewable Energy Association newsletter promotes the development, commercialization and use of alternative and renewable energy to foster business and legislative climates where renewable and alternative forms of energy are utilized to meet the Commonwealth's growing energy demands. is positioned to be the largest social network for the wind turbine community where the public and the wind energy profession can come together to get advice, share ideas and network for career advancement.

Other Information Sources

Information on district heating, cooling, and cogeneration.

This site points to a wide variety of sites related to electric vehicles (EVs): Academic EV Related sites, Commercial and Non-Profit EV Related Sites, Miscellaneous EV Related Sites, U.S. Government EV Related Sites, Other Transportation EV Related Sites.

The Energy Ideas Clearinghouse is an energy information service for energy decision-makers in the Pacific Northwest. The Clearinghouse offers timely information on energy products and technologies; energy efficiency programs; and the environmental aspects of energy use. Topics include HVAC, building efficiency, lighting, life cycle cost analysis, procurement, renewable energy, agricultural energy issues, cogeneration, and more. The EIC website includes the Energy Solutions Database, where you can search by topic for technical information, energy news, and responses to questions that the EIC engineers, librarians, and energy specialists have answered for others. The website also includes an energy jobs database, a calendar of energy events, and library resources.

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is The Voice of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry in the United States. As a non-profit trade association, we promote the manufacture, design and installation of GeoExchange® systems—the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology in the world. Our mission is to support our members' business objectives while promoting maximum, sustainable growth of the geothermal heat pump industry through Advocacy, Partnerships, Public Outreach, and Promotion of Quality Standards.

This collection consists of photographs of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The collection was developed and is maintained for the Department of Energy (DOE) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.