Web sites relating to Energy Technologies
There are more web sites than can be tabulated in a single source. These sites
provide many links to some other very good resources.
This page hasn't been maintained for quite some time, so beware of broken links.
Still, there may be something of use here.
- U. S. Department of Energy
- This web site is the official propaganda page
for the Department of Energy. It provides links to the various offices in the
Department such as those responsible for research, policy, and public
education. There are links to the various National Laboratories (Los
Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, etc.) with details about the types
of research that they are performing. In addition, there is a link (OpenNet)
to the new program which involves declassification of secret experiments
that the government performed on people in the past (no mention of current
experiments on the population!).
- California Energy Commission
- This organization is the state's agency that
deals with energy policy and planning. This site is slick and has a lot of
information on different projects in California. Especially interesting are
links to some of the renewable energy resources and alternative vehicles.
Also, there is information about the deregulation of the electrical utility
industry in California. There are links to providers of "renewable" energy
that consumers can choose as their utility company
- California Public Utilities Commission
- This is mostly a "nuts and bolts"
agency that controls how utility companies can deal with the public -- i.e.,
rates, complaints, etc. However, there is some information about energy
supply and deregulation.
- Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project
- Public Citizen is a large
private "government watch-dog" organization. This web site deals
specifically with energy and related issues such as nuclear waster disposal.
In addition, it provides a lot of links to other similar organizations and
sites that deal with specific topics such as renewable energy, nuclear
waste, energy efficiency, and transportation.
Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
- This is a
private organization devoted to energy policy and issues. It also deals with
some issues of international importance. There are many links to other
sites. This is a decidedly "liberal" site.
- Energy and the Environment webpage
from the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon
- This site provides a lot of information
about the basics of energy resources and electricity. An excellent site!
- Pacific Gas and Electric
- This is the corporate (public relations) webpage.
It provides information on the company as well as the sources of electricity
within its grid. In addition, it provides information on specific plants such
as Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and the Geysers Geothermal Power
- Yahoo's Energy Links
- This page in the popular Web search engine Yahoo! has a list of energy
websites dealing with everything from alternative fuels to fusion power to
- Rocky Mountain Institute
- Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is a nonprofit research and educational foundation
whose stated mission is to foster the efficient and sustainable use of resources
as a path to global security. RMI was established in 1982 by resource analysts
Hunter and Amory Lovins (proponents of "soft" energy).
- Let's Go Solar
- An educational resource provided for free to help homeowners make the best evaluation of whether solar is a good choice for them.