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The non-profit Advanced Energy focuses on energy-efficiency in industrial process technologies, motors and drives testing, and applied building science, with state-of-the-art laboratories in which to do testing and applied research. Advanced Energy offers consulting, testing, and training.

It is the purpose of Affordable Comfort, Inc. to promote resource efficiency, comfort, and affordability in buildings. This will be done particularly through educational, training, and charitable activities aimed at the use of energy in the residential sector, including the Affordable Comfort Conference. It will promote the general health and welfare of society.

The Alliance is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and national security.

ACEEE explores the frontiers of energy policy and energy efficiency by listing various ACEEE publications, research reports, and providing descriptions and access for ordering copies. Includes legislative alerts, conference information, press releases and access to information about ACEEE (mission statement, descriptions of program areas, etc.) and has links to other energy-efficiency related sites.

An innovative University of California partnership of energy agencies, utilities, building industry, non-profits, and research entities designed to advance energy efficiency science and technology for the benefit of California and other energy consumers and the environment. CIEE is a branch of the University of California Energy Institute.

A project of the Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation, this site provides links to information regarding energy efficiency as it relates to buildings, appliances and lighting. Also has information on case studies, energy audits for school, financial information on investing in energy efficiency, and provides links to other, related resources.

CRBT is a project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology, NCAT. CRBT is dedicated to promoting environmentally responsible practices in construction. It works to serve as both catalyst and facilitator in encouraging building technologies which realize a sustainable and efficient use of resources.

CERF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, created by ASCE, focused on advancing the design and construction industry through innovation. In collaboration with the construction, engineering, design and environmental industries, CERF promotes and facilitates the advancement of innovation to improve productivity. In particular, CERF operates innovative technology programs to speed the use of innovation into practice in the areas of transportation, public works, infrastructure security, energy systems and applications, materials, IT and the environment. CERF is headquartered in Washington, DC.

CEE, a national, non-profit public benefits corporation, promotes the manufacture and purchase of energy-efficient products and services. Our goal is to induce lasting structural and behavioral changes in the marketplace, resulting in the increased adoption of energy-efficient technologies.

EEBA is an international non-profit group dedicated to fostering energy efficient design and construction, and environmentally responsible development practices that provide quality living environments. EEBA promotes environmentally respectful development through dissemination of information, conducting training and providing "Criteria" for use by the housing industry, consumers and governmental agencies.

"A Revolution in Domestic Refrigeration". This site contains background information about Greenpeace's campaign to counter the misinformation of the chemical industry, and to inform developing countries about the availability and the merits of hydrocarbon based 'Greenfreeze' technology. Greenpeace, along with an increasing number of engineers and scientists, maintains that the future of environmentally safer refrigeration lies with natural substances, such as hydrocarbons, CO2, ammonia, water, air. Read about it here. Also contains links to the Greenpeace Ozone Homepage and the Greenpeace International Homepage.

We hold that it is possible to build peace, create security, and restore sustainability for all people in our time. To this end, we convene a community of scholars and practitioners who conduct research on strategies to solve interconnected global problems. With networks of partners, we develop and apply these strategies to the linked threats of nuclear war, urban and energy insecurity, and climate change in the Asia Pacific region. We encourage civil society to strengthen regional governance of these common problems and shared solutions.

The NW Energy Coalition is an alliance of nonprofit organizations, utilities, and businesses from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. The site features numerous articles and fact sheets on energy conservation and renewable energy resources, affordable energy, and fish and wildlife restoration on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Rocky Mountain Institute is a nonprofit research and educational foundation which conducts research and publishes reports on a wide variety of topics, such as Energy, Water, Economic Renewal, Agriculture, Global Security, Green Development, Transportation and Hypercars.

The Sierra Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, working to promote solutions to global warming using current and cutting-edge technology that will reduce our use of fossil fuels. By switching to energy efficient cars and trucks, and clean, renewable energy, we can curb global warming pollution, save consumers money and curtail our reliance on oil.

This international institute for environmental technology and management was established by the Swedish Parliament in 1989 as an independent Foundation for the purpose of carrying out global and regional environmental research. SEI is active in international initiatives on environment and development issues. There's a world of information here on their various centers, their research programs, publications, etc.

Tellus Institute is a non-profit research and consulting organization that promotes rational, equitable and sustainable resource management. The Institute conducts studies on environment, resource, and development issues at the global, national, state, local and enterprise levels. The Institute develops and applies analytical methods, works to strengthen human and institutional capacity, and provides support to government, multi-lateral, and non-governmental institutions and businesses.

The United States Energy Association (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.

A non-profit national bipartisan group with more than half-a-million members. WIPP is the collective voice in Washington, DC, for 48 national women and small business organizations. WIPP advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations. WIPP's policy agenda, the Economic Blueprint, the Women Business Owners' Platform for Growth, is found on the WIPP Web site.

A non-partisan policy-neutral organization that focuses on women, energy, and the environment. WCEE's mission is to provide consistently high-quality, non-partisan and policy-neutral forums for dialogue on cutting-edge energy and environmental issues, and to foster the personal and professional growth and leadership abilities of its members.

The World Energy Council (WEC) is the foremost global multi-energy organization in the world today. WEC has Member Committees in over 90 countries, including most of the largest energy-producing and energy consuming countries. The 81-year-old organization covers all types of energy, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, and renewables, and is UN-accredited, non-governmental, non-commercial and non-aligned. WEC is a UK-registered charity headquartered in London. WEC Services Limited was established in 2001 as the incorporated trading subsidiary of WEC.