- James Dulley Advice Column
- The Washington State University Energy Program
- The Electrical Safety Foundation International
- Electric Power Research Institute
- The Cold Climate Housing Research Center
- National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association
- The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
- The Our Energy, Our Future site of NRECA
- The Alliance to Save Energy (Interactive Home Energy Checkup)
- Northwest Water Heaters (Heat pumps in residential water heating by GenerateAir)
- I Love Water Heaters (Educational resource for Marathon water heaters)
- The California Energy Commission’s (Games, information and teaching resources)
- Fuel Cells 2000 (Education site of Breakthrough Technologies Institute)
- EnergyGUIDE by Aclara Software
- Northwest Requirements Utilities Association
- Northwest River Partners
- The Public Power Council (Rate and transmission issues and legislative updates)
- Northwest Power and Conservation Council
- Energy Star (Products and efficiency improvements)
- U.S. Energy Information Administration
- The Department of Energy (Vehicle fuel comparisons and gas mileage tips)
- The Federal Citizen InfoAdministration (U.S. energy statistics and reports)
- Bonneville Power Administration
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Western Area Power Administration
- General Pacific Conservation Products
- PNGC Power
- Energy Experts
TRANSMISSION IS VITAL:
To further research the smart grid and what it means for electric customers, a number of facts and links are available on the U.S. Department of Energy website.
THINK SMALL (SMALL GENERATION):
Thinking even smaller can contribute to the country’s energy goals, while at the same time saving you money. Residential wind, solar and geothermal energy systems installed on primary residences and second homes qualify for a 30-percent federal tax credit, with no upper cost limit, until December 31, 2016.
GROWTH POTENTIAL (BIOMASS):
Learn more about the federal government’s research and development of biomass resources in the United States.
POWER FROM WAVES:
Summer is a good time to buy inexpensive energy-saving tools and equipment, such as new air conditioner filters. In hot weather climates, you can save up to 2 percent of your energy bill just by replacing air conditioner filters monthly.
ADMINISTRATION TIES CLEAN ENERGY TO JOBS:
For more details about the administration’s position on energy and the environment, see www.whitehouse.gov/issues/energy-and-environment. To support members of Congress who are seeking nonregulatory solutions to climate change issues, join the nationwide Our Energy, Our Future grassroots campaign.
THE FUTURE FOR COAL:
How does your state measure up with its average retail price for power? What are the major generating sources for electricity in your state’s portfolio, and how dependent is your state on coal?