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View Resource Energy Efficiency and Electric Motors

Electric motors account for about half of all energy consumption in the US. They can be found just about everywhere; in fact, motors control the majority of moving parts in machines. Being so widespread, it is possible to see substantial energy savings with just a small improvement in efficiency. A very comprehensive overview of electric motors can be found on the Machine Design Web site (1). It...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/0816
View Resource Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NSEA), a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, is an organization for northeastern United States focused on "promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies." NSEA promotes the use of electricity produced through sustainable and non-polluting methods, as well as green...

http://nesea.org/about
View Resource High Performance Buildings Research Building Projects: Zion Visitor and Transportation Center

This site from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) High Performance Building Research division showcases recent improvements in energy efficiency of high-use structures in southern Utah's National Parks. The Zion National Park Visitor Center, one of the Park Service's most efficient complexes, is furnished with Trombe walls for passive solar heating, a passive downdraft cooltower,...

https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy02osti/32157.pdf
View Resource Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program

This informative Web site of the US Department of Energy has a tremendous amount of content related to the development of fuel cells. The main sections of the site provide a general introduction to the future hydrogen economy, including explanations of the importance of fuel cells, their potential for raising energy efficiency and reducing emissions, and current application areas. Safety issues...

https://www.energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/fuel-cell-technologies...
View Resource EERE: Inventions and Innovations

The US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Inventions and Innovation (I&I) website is a resource for inventors interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The Inventions and Innovation (I&I) offers "financial and technical support to inventors and businesses for promising energy-saving concepts and technologies." Grant application information is available from this website along...

https://www.energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewab...
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...

http://www.energy.gatech.edu/
View Resource University of Wisconsin Energy Institute

The University of Wisconsin consistently ranks among the top university recipients of Department of Energy research funding, and their interdisciplinary work brings together faculty researchers and other scientists from engineering, chemistry, life sciences, and other related disciplines. Their Energy Institute website provides timely and compelling information about some of their work, along with...

https://energy.wisc.edu/
View Resource U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

For some, the thought of geothermal energy might bring up the nation of Iceland, which has successfully harnessed this form of energy for many years. The United States Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program is interested in such technologies as well, and their splendid site will be of great use to scientists, policy types, and others. The first thing new visitors will want to do is...

https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/geothermal-energy-us-...
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...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/12621/real-prospects-for-energy-...