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  • Government: Find good sources of information from the government.
  • Energy calculators: Get more insight into your energy use by checking out these energy calculators.
  • Practical tips: Find loads of practical tips on making your home, office and transportation as energy efficient as possible.
  • Organizations: Visit sites of organizations that support energy conservation.

Government

U.S. Department of Energy on efficiency.
www.energy.gov/efficiency/index.html

U.S. Department of Energy's Green Power network. Click on "market profiles" for lists of green pricing and marketing programs:
www.eren.doe.gov/greenpower/home.shtml

Energy Star (a joint Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency program to promote energy efficiency) Home Improvement Toolbox. Compare your home's energy use to that of similar dwellings in your area. Get tips from the Home Energy Advisor. Get advice about specific problems from the Home Doctor. Start plans to improve your home's efficiency with the Home Remodeler. Link at top of page will take you to products and contractors.
www.epa.gov/hhiptool/index.html

"Reducing Home Heating and Cooling Costs" a booklet published by the Energy Information Administration at the Department of Energy.
www.http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/ftproot/service/emeu9401.pdf

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Find out how to improve the efficiency of your existing vehicle through better driving and maintenance habits. Compare the fuel efficiency of different car models, a great start to shopping for a new car.
www.fueleconomy.gov

Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Information Center guide to selecting energy efficient appliances.
www.commerce.state.mn.us/pages/Energy/InfoCenter/pdfs/applianc.pdf


Energy calculators

Safe Climate a project of World Resources Institute. Use their calculator to determine the carbon dioxide footprint for yourself or your organization.
www.safeclimate.net/

Energy Guide- Go to "Analyze Your Use" for calculators that analyze home energy use, and show you how to save energy and money. Separate calculators show how you can save by replacing old appliances with energy efficient models, what size heating and cooling system you need, and how much it will cost to replace your old heating and air conditioning system. Other links from the home page provide information on financial incentives for energy efficiency measures (such as rebates for Energy Star certified appliances), help finding contractors in your area, and information on finding green energy providers.
www.energyguide.com/default.asp

Home Energy Saver, developed by the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Calculate your home's energy use and find out how you can reduce your home's energy use.
HomeEnergySaver.lbl.gov/


Practical tips on saving energy

Christmas in April's Energy Efficiency Guidebook. Christmas in April works on cost-effective home repairs to improve energy efficiency. Great information on how to implement your energy efficiency pledge. Find out what you need to do the job, how to do it, how much it will cost, how long it will take and what you will save.
www.pstvnrg.com/xina/comp.html

The Alliance to Save Energy's consumer tips for saving energy.
www.ase.org/

All you ever wanted to know about home insulation.
www.simplyinsulate.com

DoItYourself.com's tips for weatherizing your home.
doityourself.com/energy/

10 Ways for Businesses to Save Energy, from San Diego Gas & Electric.
www.sdge.com/efficiency/ee_tips.html

Eight steps for window weatherizing.
www.care2.com/channels/solutions/home/268

10 tips for the thermostat: your key to savings.
www.care2.com/channels/solutions/home/295

Install a programmable thermostat
www.care2.com/channels/solutions/home/80

Twelve Laundry Tips for Maximum Energy Savings
www.care2.com/channels/solutions/home/236

Six Energy Saving Tips for the Dishwasher
www.care2.com/channels/solutions/home/225

The Rocky Mountain Institute (a nonprofit research and educational organization whose goal is to foster the efficient and sustainable use of resources as a path to global security) Home Energy Briefs on Lighting, Windows, Refrigerators & Freezers, Water Heating, Cooking Appliances, Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers, Misc. Appliances, Computers & Peripherals, and Home Cooling.
www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid171.php#LibHshldEnEff

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's guide to "green cars".
www.greenercars.com

Information on programmable thermostats from one of the companies that makes them, Honeywell.
content.honeywell.com/yourhome/ptc-thermostats/Therm_Benefits.htm

County of Santa Clara, Energy Update- compiled from the California Energy Commission and California's municipal and investor-owned utilities. How much can you save on lighting, air-conditioning and appliances, water heating, hot water usage, and clothes drying? Find out here.
claraweb.co.santa-clara.ca.us/energy/energy_tips_home.html

The Energy Outlet: Energy Efficiency Information for Homeowners
energyoutlet.com/index.html

Efficient Windows Collaborative- Energy & Cost Savings.
www.efficientwindows.org/energycosts.html

Pacific Gas & Electric Company: Home Energy Checklist. Winter tips, summer tips, anytime tips.
www.pge.com/003_save_energy/003a_res/003a3g_tips.shtml

Eleven Energy Efficiency Myths from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/energy-myths3.html

Clark Public Utilities' in Vancouver, WA has a 10% challenge where they pay utility customers who reduce their energy use by 10%. This page has information on how much energy various efficiency measures save.
64.78.49.91/10_challenge_tips.htm

Home Energy Magazine
www.homeenergy.org/homeenergy.html


Organizations that support energy conservation

The Rainforest Site, a member of The Hunger Site Network, allows Internet users to save endangered rainforest land every day for free, with the click of a button. Site sponsors pay for the land, and funding goes to nonprofit environmental organizations.
http://www.therainforestsite.com

Union of Concerned Scientists' report: US Energy Supplies Vulnerable: Report Says Exposed Infrastructure, Oil Dependence to Blame
www.ucsusa.org

Citizen Works, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, strengthens citizen participation in power. Citizen Works gives people the tools and opportunities to build democracy.
www.citizenworks.org

Greenpeace is the leading organization that uses peaceful and creative activism to protect the global environment. The site offers environmental information, photo and video galleries, press releases and online action items.
www.greenpeaceusa.org

The Center for Environmental Citizenship networks young leaders to protect the environment.
www.envirocitizen.org

Friends of the Earth is a national, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the planet from environmental degradation; preserving biological, cultural, and ethnic diversity; and empowering citizens to have an influential voice in decisions affecting the quality of their environment -- and their lives.
www.foe.org

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), is America's only nonpartisan political organization dedicated to electing a pro-environment Congress.
www.lcv.org

Center for a New American Dream works to help Americans change the way they consume to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice.
www.newdream.org/

SaveaBarrel.org's website was developed by a bipartisan group of concerned citizens who strongly believe that reducing our country's use of oil is essential to our national security.
www.saveabarrel.org

The Greenhouse Network's mission is to educate and unite people, students, government and business in the effort to create the clean energy future that can stop global warming pollution.
www.greenhousenet.org

Powershift's mission is to drive clean energy market breakthroughs and build the grassroots base to phase out fossil fuels and stop global warming.
www.shiftpower.org

The USA Youth Planning Group for Sustainable Development is a network of thousands of students throughout the country organizing around the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in their schools, on their campuses and in their communities.
www.sustainus.org

LeaveItAlone! is a small organization of ordinary concerned citizens who believe our last remaining pristine areas should be protected.
www.arcticwildlife.org

Disclaimer: Please note that this list of sites is for directory purposes only and does not imply endorsement of their views or policies, nor does it guarantee the accuracy of the information the sites might contain.