Alternative Energy

For a better understanding of alternative energy and how it can benefit the planet, visit these links.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Official energy statistics from the U.S. government

Energy Star

A joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to help us save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices

BP Technology Outlook

Technology choices for a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future

Home Energy Saver

An energy audit tool that calculates your home’s energy consumption and potential energy savings based on your zip code and information you enter about your house

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Advancing national energy goals by developing innovations in the way we power our homes and businesses and fuel our vehicles

The Alternative Energy Store (altE)

A retail store selling renewable energy goods and offering tutorials to help consumers decide which products match their budgets and lifestyles

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities initiative; information and resources about advanced vehicles, idle reduction, fuel economy, and using alternative fuels and fuel blends

Consumer Guide to Home Solar Panels

Find answers to questions like: How much does a solar panel cost? How big will your solar system need to be? What are all the underlying costs involved?