Alternative Energy News
A comprehensive set of online resources designed to raise public awareness and encourage debate about renewable energy technologies.
This blog, published by the New York Times, is a news source on green energy and environmental matters. The blog is individually searchable, and provides a newspaper-article-like treatment of current events in the field.
Renewable Energy World
This is a gateway to blogs, podcasts, news and other popular sources on renewable energy. There is also a directory of renewable-energy company information including basic overviews, products, press releases and contact information from the publishers of the journal, Renewable Energy World.
Search by state or federal programs that encourage renewable energy use and sustainable practices. Resources date back to 1995. The database is funded by the US Department of Energy, North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
This non-profit group researches and reports on the alternative energy market. Reports are available back to 2001. Some are free, but you must sign in to access them.
Energy Information Administration
This site has news and reports with statistics on a variety of renewable energy sources from geothermal and biofuels to solar and wind. Reports are available back to 2007. All information is produced by the U.S. government.
International Energy Agency
International organization that focuses on energy and energy research. The site is searchable as a whole or you can narrow by topic or region. Reports range from policy documents to current oil reports. This database holds more than renewable energy resources.
U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The mission of this office is to "strengthen the United States' energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships." This leads to publication of reports and news about renewable and sustainable energy sources. News articles and press releases are searchable and available via free subscription. There is also a popular topics thread.”
Source: "A Field of Green: Renewable Energy Resources on the Web." Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Portland Operations Librarian, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland, Oregon. (See the Web site for full listing of resources, including companies and associations, biofuels, geothermal, photovoltaics, and wind power.)