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The links below are excellent resources for general introductory information on energy efficiency.
The Apollo Alliance is a “coalition of labor, business, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs.” This site offers press releases, reports, and programs relating to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The Energy Guide is a resource that will help you make economically sound investments in energy efficient products. This site offers a guide to choosing energy efficient appliances and other house hold items such as light bulbs and rechargeable batteries. It also offers a home analyzer where you can analyze energy use and calculate potential savings if you were to replace your old appliances with more efficient models.
Michigan GREEN is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, increasing the awareness and understanding of these technologies, and providing access to financial institutions that facilitate funding opportunities for energy related projects. This site provides information on energy saving tips, and a multitude of articles related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The MEEA is a collaborative network whose purpose is to advance energy efficiency in the Midwest to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. The site explains the history and workings of various energy efficiency programs related to lighting, refrigerators, clothes washers, and other topics. The Alliance also provides tips on saving energy for consumers and energy professionals.
NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL was established in 1974 and in September 1991, was designated a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This organization’s website is a good source of free published research.
ZWA is an Internet-based environmental research organization specializing in the field of zero waste, where all “waste” becomes food for nature or another marketplace rather than the traditional fate of being incinerated or land-filled. The Alliance also provides information on associated legislative, legal, technical, environmental, health, and consumer issues.