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Alfred University, Center for Environmental and Energy Research
Contains technical papers, reports on projects related to renewable energy, improving materials efficiency, pollutants.
American Association of Drilling Engineers
Provides technical papers for download.
American Coalition for Ethanol
Provides information on uses, production of ethanol fuel; legislative news.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Buildings Program provides summaries and order information for books, papers, reports and guides organized by building type (homes, apartments and commercial buildings) and utility reports; links and guides for residential appliances (including heaters and boilers); Online Guide to Energy-Efficient Commercial Equipment; links to papers on appliance standards and building codes; information about energy efficiency projects. Provides downloadable fact sheets, energy efficiency program information, consumer resources.
American Gas Association
Operations and Engineering provides pipeline safety news; integrity management news; documents on plastic piping data project. Codes and Standards contains downloadable fact sheets and reports on gas piping and equipment building codes, standards; National Fuel Gas Code interpretations, errata, ordering information; code news and updates. Includes natural gas glossary. Buyer's Guide lists vendors by category; can search by company name, location, keyword.
American Petroleum Institute
Links to member companies. Contains summaries and full text of research papers on clean air, energy and fuel issues; information about activities on clean air, water quality, permitting, public and worker health and safety, clean fuels, innovative technologies.
American Public Gas Association
Can view directory of public gas systems by state.
American Public Power Association
Provides electrical power statistics; information about public power utilities; federal legislative news; environmental articles and calendar; restructuring information by state; community broadband information; calendar of public power events and training. Offers "Security Checklist and Guidance Manual," "Safety Manual for Electrical Utility," other safety and technical publications for sale.
American Wind Energy Association
Provides information about standards development, small wind systems by state, utility-scale projects by state; energy policy links. Complimentary Resource Library includes documents, fact sheets and publications. Contains directory of utility, corporate and academic members. Lists wind power plant developers and operators; construction, development and environmental service providers and consultants; wind turbine manufacturers and dealers; and accessory equipment manufacturers and dealers.
Association of Oil Pipe Lines
Publications includes industry reports; position papers; safety initiative reports; "In The Pipe" monthly e-newsletter. Dig Safely provides examples of pipeline markers; online dig safely video; directory of one-call systems by state. Pipeline Safety contains information about safety regulations, state programs, accident prevention, clean-up and response; safety statistics.
Bonneville Power Administration
Can download "Living and Working Safely Around High-Voltage Powerlines," which covers irrigation systems, underground pipes and cables, wire and electric fences, and structures. Provides daily notice and information about hydropower projects.
California: Go Solar (California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission)
Provides information about California Solar Initiative, which offers more than $2 billion in incentives over the next decade for existing homes and existing, new commercial, industrial, agricultural properties, and New Solar Homes Partnership, which manages $350 million program to encourage solar in new home construction. Provides program guidebooks; online calculators and estimators; list of certified retailers and eligible equipment; list of participating builders; FAQs for consumers and builders; application instructions, forms, online status check; information on solar programs for schools, non-profits, commercial and industrial buildings; information about rebates, incentives, tax credits.
Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
Research center for natural resources, energy, and environmental law and policy. Online journal contains archive of articles written since the mid-1990s; book reviews; news on international petroleum law and tax; and reader forum. Provides links to energy, water, mining, economics, statistics, corporate and legal resources.
Daily Infrastructure News from Yahoo
Utilities provides news about electric, natural gas and water utilities. Basic Materials provides news about oil and natural gas operations, services and equipment. Services covers air delivery and freight, airlines, railroads, trucking sectors. Industrial Goods provides waste management news.
Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
Provides rates, terms, eligibility guidelines, policies and application procedures for electric, telecommunications and water infrastructure development programs. Includes RUS notices published in the Federal Register of interest to borrowers; loan regulations. Electric Program lists borrowers by state; provides guide specifications; building plans and drawings; electrical design and construction policies and procedures; electrical standards for materials and construction. Water and Environmental Program contains Environmental Library of statutes, regulations, executive orders and guidance documents; Engineering Library of engineering and construction contracts; technical guides; environmental impact statements and assessments. Telecommunications Program lists materials acceptable for use on telecommunications systems built for Rural Utilities Service borrowers; publications include design and technical bulletins, specifications; seismic safety standards; contractor and consultant services contract forms and agreements.
Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
Provides energy production, cost and use statistics, reports, analyses. Includes annual energy outlook, with projections to 2025; annual historical data since 1949; publications; energy glossary; quick stats by energy source; rankings of energy data by state, by country and by company; contact list for energy specialists by area of expertise; schedule of upcoming reports. International and Country Analysis Briefs contain country-specific information on energy consumption, production/generation, reserves, trade, heat content. Can search by individual country or fuel/energy category. Forecasts includes international energy projections to 2025 by fuel and region.
Department of Energy, Energy Information Portal, Distributed Energy Resources
Provides map of main power grids in the United States; information about DER technologies; overview of issues that should be addressed when installing a distributed power system; database of DER projects; link to DER equipment guide; regulatory and policy information.
Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining
Provides regulatory resources for active mine and abandoned mine reclamation; list of grant and financing programs; regional information; reports; safety information.
Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Pipeline Safety Community
Contains pipeline regulations, advisory bulletins, interpretations, notices and final rules. Online Library includes annual reports from distribution and transmission companies; safety-related condition reports; accident and incident data; compliance reports by region; Guidance Manual for Operators of Small Natural Gas Systems. Also provides underwater abandoned pipeline reports; statutes, regulations and mandates; memorandums of understanding. Includes pipeline statistics; National Pipeline Mapping system; information on integrity management, training; publications.
Distribution Contractors Association
About DCA contains alphabetical member roster. Industry lists infrastructure associations, agencies, publications.
Provides links related to the biodiesel industry, organized by category. Includes associations, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, producers, green investors.
Edison Electric Institute
Provides information about products, services, meetings and electric utility industry restructuring.
Educational Web Site on Biomass and Bioenergy
Provides explanations, diagrams on conversion techniques, technologies. Includes case studies, examples of implementation.
Electricity Forum, Electrical Web Resources
Provides extensive list of links to electric utilities, including local, regional and state companies; power administrations, authorities and commissions; and electric utility cooperatives organized by state.
Electric Power Research Institute
About EPRI contains latest issue of EPRI Journal; sample technical report guidelines; business forms, policies, processes, including contractor forms.
Electric Power Supply Association
Can download "Guidebook on Competitive Power Supply Solicitations"; view policy positions on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filings and white papers.
Searchable database compiled by the Department of Energy of more than 300,000 citations to energy research papers on renewable energy; engineering; nuclear technology; power transmission, distribution; generating plants; environmental sciences; safety and health.
Information portal for the energy industry. Offers industry news; Energy, Power, Facilities e-newsletter; online training courses; energy industry Buyer's Guide; online Career Center; RFPs; energy dictionary; links to trade publications available free to qualified professionals; white papers and case studies; calendar of events worldwide.
Environmental Law and Policy Center, Community Wind Financing Handbook
Details community-based wind power project structuring and financing.
Federal Communications Commission
Can access full text of Telecommunications Act and FCC rules; Daily Digest of orders; news releases; public notices released each business day; Daily Business Files, where copies of all FCC documents posted on the FCC Web site each day are gathered for quick, centralized access; weekly FCC filings releases. Provides FCC fees schedule; Industry Analysis reports. Offers electronic registration and filing systems. Forms includes construction permit applications for broadcast stations.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Online provides access to docket sheets, daily filings and issuances. Commission Issuance Posting System provides access to orders, notices and rulemakings. Offers electronic filing system for many document types; energy infrastructure dockets. Electric includes guidelines, documents, reports and forms. Hydropower includes project listings; licensing notices; filing guidance; documents and information on dam inspections and safety; licensing and compliance checklists, handbooks, guidelines and documents. Oil includes major rulemakings; required forms. Lists oil pipeline companies. Gas provides statutes, regulations, standards, forms; environmental guidelines. Lists natural gas pipeline companies; includes "Guidance on Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Information"; environmental guidance. Natural Gas Regulation contains "Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation," "Handbook for Using Third-Party Contractors to Prepare Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements," "Office of Energy Projects Guidelines for Reporting on Cultural Resources Investigations for Pipeline Projects," "Wetland and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures," and "Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Maintenance Plan."
Florida Solar Energy Center
Includes residential and non-residential energy efficiency resources and publications; information about Florida Energy Code; energy use and code-related information; publications on residential and industrial windows, lighting, daylighting, walls, roofs. Publications includes technical articles; Manual on Designing and Installing Solar Commercial Pool Heating Systems; Energy Notes, Design Notes, Fact Sheets, Home Designs series on the technical aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Gas Technology Institute
Energy Utilization Center provides information about research projects on process heating, steam and power generation, air quality, and commercial and residential appliances. Products and Services provides information about civil and geotechnical engineering research; drilling facilities; trenchless, keyhole, pipe and leak location technology; pipe installation and maintenance technologies; soil and pavement testing facilities; pipe and pipeline product testing; pipeline coating testing facility; well drilling practices; urban energy planning projects.
Geothermal Energy Association
Database lists geothermal vendors, suppliers, contractors, energy producers. Information lists geothermal power plants and projects being developed by state. Geothermal Basics provides power plant cost analysis.
Grids, ISOs, RTOs and Regional Reliability Councils
For information about and links to U.S. electricity grids, ISOs (Independent System Operators), Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), Regional Reliability Councils of the North American Energy Reliability Council, and Department of Energy Power Marketing Associations, click here. ISOs are independent entities intended to ensure equitable and reliable access to electric transmission grids. Members of Regional Reliability Councils in the United States and Canada include investor-owned utilities; federal power agencies; rural electric cooperatives; state, municipal and provincial utilities; independent power producers; power marketers; and customers.
Harvard Electricity Policy Group
Includes research papers, glossary and session summaries.
International Association of Drilling Contractors
Lists member contractors, other member companies and organizations; provides link directory. Can view archival issues of Drilling Contractor Magazine and current issue of Drill Bits monthly newsletter. Includes rig statistics; safety statistics, alerts, posters; catalog of technical, safety, contract, other publications for sale.
International Atomic Energy Agency
Data Centre provides Country Nuclear Power Profiles for 38 countries, which include energy, economic, electricity, fuel consumption data; overviews of energy policy, electricity sector structure, decision making process; list of major power plants, with production figures; overview of nuclear power industry; organizational charts, with list of major agencies, offices, research facilities; power plant status; basic design characteristics; operational details; regulatory background; current public and policy issues; list of agreements; directory of organizations, institutions, companies, with contacts. Publications contains full text of technical publications, design and safety standards, guides, safety reports.
International Telecommunication Union
Provides information about radio communication, standardization and development of the industry; publications for order or download about standards, regulation and technology; searchable databases of subjects relating to telecommunication, including a glossary of terms.
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
Safety provides safety FAQs; information about states' participation in pipeline safety activities; pipeline accident statistics; pipeline security; operator certification; pipeline maintenance, regulation and inspection.
Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust
Construction Marketing lists operating pipeline companies by U.S. region and in Canada. Resources Clearinghouse includes Pipeline Operator Qualification Regulations presentation; Pipeline Construction Marketing Report.
Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Energize Montana
Wind Energy contains information about tax and other incentives; wind energy project RFPs; Wind Energy Permitting guide; lists wind developers in Montana.
Lists renewable energy businesses in the state; provides legislative, environmental, technical, financing information about green power, wind power, solar energy. Financing and Incentives provides Guidebook of Funds and Incentives for Distributed Energy Resources; Borrower's Guide to Financing Solar Energy Systems; Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE); links to resources.
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Includes list of electricity, gas, multi-utility and other publications available to order; glossary of utility terms; and links to programs and activities on energy and environment, clean drinking water, renewable energy and power plant improvements. Includes directory of state public utility and public service commissions.
National Association of Water Companies
Represents private drinking water, wastewater water companies and public-private partnerships. Includes policy discussions; publications; FAQs; glossary; links to utility, water resources.
National Biodiesel Board
Provides frequently requested information on biodiesel research and development. Includes definitions, fact sheets, FAQs, guidelines, industry news. Users can view recent and archived issues of biodiesel bulletins and newsletters. Contains guide to buying biodiesel; membership list; database of links, organized by category.
National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
Provides resources for ethanol suppliers, including handbook forhandling, storing, dispensing E85; technical references; includes information on ethanol uses, technology.
National Hydropower Association
Includes legislative and regulatory information; list of generators, providers of services and equipment; research and development documents.
National Pipeline Mapping System
Pipeline Integrity Management Mapping Application was created by the Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety for use by pipeline operators and federal, state and local government officials. Includes information about national submissions repository; operator submission standards, requirements and forms; operator statistics. Contains nationwide directory of pipeline operators searchable by state, county or ZIP code.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Provides links to member cooperatives by state and comparative statistics for electric utilities.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Includes news, research and information.
National Wind Coordinating Collaborative
Collaborative of local, state and federal economic development organizations and industry representatives that supports activities promoting the development of wind power technologies. Includes issue papers, fact sheets on state siting guidelines, "Handbook on Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities."
Natural Gas Supply Association
Industry Portal provides links to industry associations, government agencies and top producers. Includes archive of news releases; white papers on energy issues; policy, regulatory documents and resources; data and statistics; archive of FERC filings and congressional testimony.
North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Provides information about compliance enforcement and certification program; critical infrastructure protection program; planning standards and operating policies; status update on electric system reliability legislation; and downloadable reliability assessments. Regions provides maps of U.S. and Canadian Regional Reliability Councils and sub-regions; profiles each council and provides contact information; includes statistics on high-voltage transmission lines. Contains full text of Reliability Standards for Bulk Electric Systems of North America; Facilities Design, Connections and Maintenance standards; other standards; standards under development; compliance and assessment documents.
Nuclear Energy Institute
Financial Center includes list of U.S. commercial nuclear power plants, with their owners, operators, holding companies; financial statistics and reports.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Reactors includes new reactor licensing information and applications; standard specifications; operating regulations; standard plan review and guidance documents. Public Meetings and Involvement includes fact sheets on nuclear plant designs, reactor pressure vessels, steam generators, other technical issues; inspection manual and technical guidance that includes code chapters and specifications. Electronic Reading Room includes nuclear glossary.
Ohio University, Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology
Provides reports on corrosion of pipelines; information on current projects; information on corrosion prediction software.
Oil and Gas Regulators
Provides links to state oil and gas boards, commissions and divisions; state geological surveys; related agencies.
OilOnline, Industry Info
Lists oil - and gas-related associations; academic and research institutions; international, federal, state and local government agencies; industry reports and publications available by subscription; and events calendar. Market Overview provides country background information; oil and gas industry facts and figures for almost 50 countries that are major players in the industry. Provide glossary of oilfield terms.
Pipeline Pigging Association
Contains international Pigging Products and Services Buyers' Guide.
Platts Global Energy
Provides article archive; guides; links to government agencies, industry organizations, exchanges, companies for infrastructure-related commodities, including oil, natural gas, electric power, nuclear power and petrochemicals. Overseas links are organized by country.
Web site for Power Engineering, Power Engineering International, Middle East Energy and Potencia (in Spanish) periodicals. Includes industry news; company news and releases; project and contract announcements and updates; and deregulation and environmental information. Can browse Buyer's Guide by product or service, alphabetically by company name. Includes job listings; event listings; publication archive; and links to related publications.
Power Marketing Association's OnLine Power Report
Informational portal for the power marketing industry. Includes news updates; job postings; event listings; power, natural gas and electricity price updates; top 100 power marketer ratings; latest issue of online magazine; energy industry directories; archive of the Bulk Power Highlights monthly report; electricity glossary; and bookstore.
Power Transmission Distributors Association
Provides market trends, industry standards, calendar. Can search for distributors, manufacturers by name, location, product line.
Public Utility, Public Service Commissions by State
For a 50-state listing of state Public Utility, Public Service, Regulatory, Commerce and Corporation commissions, click here.
Renewable Energy Policy Project
Can search Global Energy Marketplace database for sustainable energy information by particular energy technology, policy or country/region. Locates links, documents, case studies and other resources. Provides information on hydro, bio, geothermal, wind, solar, hydrogen power; energy efficiency; policy issues.
Renewable Fuels Association
Contains reports, studies, Plant Development Handbook; plant safety information; links to federal legislation, position papers, issue briefs, official statements. Provides Ethanol Industry Outlook annual report; list of ethanol plants by company.
Solar Electric Power Association
Provides reports on the state of the photovoltaics market, including case studies, applications, financing and regulations; Consumer's Guide to Buying a Solar Electric System. Commercial Solar Electric Installation Inventory provides data on commercial, industrial, institutional and utility owned or sited solar electric systems; residential and large system cost reports; performance report; Building Integrated Photovoltaics report; and links.
Solar Energy Industries Association
Provides industry news, solar energy information, information on purchasing solar energy equipment, calendar, and listing of solar contractors and manufacturers.
Provides information on the uses and production of biodiesel fuels. Includes data on biodiesel emissions; energy equivalents; environmental and safety information; specifications and standards. Provides online calculator for blending and pricing data.
Telecommunications Industry Association
Can download TIA Engineering Manual and standards catalog; purchase standards online, including Commercial Building Standards for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces; Structural Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures; Residential Telecommunications Cabling Standard; Commercial Building Grounding (Earthing) and Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications.
Tennessee Valley Authority
Provides information about power generation, power transmission, operation of the river system, investor relations. Under Economic Development, Energy Information Library contains technical information organized by building type, technology and building design, with an alphabetical index of all subjects. Online Business Resource Center lists financing organizations by state; provides information about loan programs; lists economic development organizations by state.
Texas Railroad Commission
Pipeline Safety provides bulletins; standards for data submission; construction and permit forms; and plastic pipe reporting documents. Environmental Protection provides site remediation and clean-up resources; Well Plugging Primer.
The Infrastructure Security Partnership
Publications contains links to guides and reports on infrastructure, building risk assessment, disaster preparedness; building system, bridge, tunnel security; critical infrastructure protection; drinking water system security; Defense Department Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings; FEMA Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings.
Web site for Underground Construction, Pipeline and Gas Journal, Power and Gas Marketing, and Pipeline News. Can view articles from latest issues; International Pipeline Construction Report, which covers activities by global region.
United States Clean Heat and Power Association
CHP Basics provides overview of clean heat and power technologies, applications; links to databases of distributed energy emissions regulations, siting regulations, regulatory codes, economic incentives.
United States Energy Association
U.S. member of the World Energy Council. Publications include energy policy bulletins and "USEA/USAID Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation Options for Developing Country Utilities and Regulatory Agencies." Provides links to programs.
University of California Energy Institute
Multi-campus research center for the study of energy markets and issues. Provides information about research programs; research and working papers for download; and California electricity market data.
Utility Connection, The
Provides links to more than 4,000 electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities (investor-owned, municipal, cooperative and international); state and federal utility agencies; associations and organizations; news and magazines; utility financial resources; regulatory and information sites.
Contains searchable database of FCC and FERC regulatory decisions and of FCC, FERC and state public utility commission reports on regulatory issues.
Wireless Infrastructure Association
Represents companies that develop, own, manage and operate tower, commercial rooftop and other wireless, telecommunication and broadcasting facilities. Provides frequency coordination service forms and fee schedule; news. Offers Zoning Field Guide for sale online.
World Energy Council
Activities span the energy spectrum (oil, natural gas, hydro, coal, nuclear and renewables) and focus on market restructuring; energy efficiency; energy and the environment; financing energy systems; new technologies; energy pricing and subsidies; energy poverty; standards and benchmarking; and energy issues in developed, transitional and developing countries. Survey of Energy Resources contains extensive data on each energy source; Energy Efficiency Policies and Indicators survey of 50 countries; Global Energy Reports; other publications.