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View Resource The Wave Power Group

The Wave Power Group at the University of Edinburgh has produced a site primarily depicting its research into alternative power sources. Visitors will find a short history of the group, formed in 1974 after Steven Slater invented equipment to convert ocean wave energy into electricity. This is followed by descriptions of the group's recent efforts to develop similar technologies, including the...
View Resource Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Initiative

The Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Initiative’s mission is "to actively engage in and facilitate energy technology development, assessments, demonstration projects, and policy guidance based on scientific facts, engineering principles and economic realities." They analyze the national impact of implementing new energy system technology options in relation to the current status of world oil and gas...
View Resource National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) promotes its research to "secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable." The website summaries the Laboratory's variety of research and technology including photovoltaics, wind, biomass, geothermal energy, and hydrogen and fuel cells. Visitors can find out the latest NREL news and events. Visitors can...
View Resource Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States

Energy efficiency is a topic of great concern among a wide range of stakeholders and this 210-page report from the National Research Council delves into some interesting new findings on the subject. Released in December 2009, the report looks into the subject of energy efficiency technologies and their viability in the coming years and decades. The report is divided into five primary chapters...