Organizations and Associations
|Power Online is a source of technical, operational, product, management, and regulatory information and analysis for the global power generation industry. News.|
|Electric Power Research Institute, Inc conducts research and development for the global electricity sector. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together experts from academia and industry as well as its own scientists and engineers to help address challenges in electricity generation, delivery and use, including health, safety and the environment.|
|Power Marketing Association Sector news, publications, jobs, conferences. Basic site.|
|Clean Energy Group is a coalition of electric generating and electric distribution companies that share a commitment to responsible environmental stewardship. The mission of CEG is to support and enhance the efforts of its members in understanding state and federal legislative, regulatory, and policy developments in the environmental and energy areas.|
|Energy Industry Reports:|
|"The U.S. Electric Power Sector and Climate Change Mitigation" Detail Challenges and Opportunities for Climate Change and Buildings, Electricity Sectors-Pew Center.|
|North American Regional Report. The aim of this regional report was to discuss avenues for advancing North American cooperation and coordination on a range of energy issues. With an additional objective to develop policy recommendations that will facilitate effective development and use of the region’s energy resources. World Energy Council. Nov 2007. PDF.|
|"Deciding the Future: Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050" World Energy Council. Promoting the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all. This major WEC study is a bottom-up regional view of our energy future focusing on policies to ensure energy sustainability. Introductory video. Nov 2007. PDF.|
|"Survey of Energy Resources 2007" This World Energy Council study is a unique comprehensive compilation of global energy resources. Complementing the BP Statistical Review and the World Energy Outlook, it details 16 key energy resources with the latest data provided by 96 WEC Member Committees worldwide.|
|"Making the most of the world's energy resources" New research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) reveals that global energy demand is on a path to grow by 2.2 percent a year over the next 15 years. MGI's analysis also highlights a number of substantial, economically viable, and technologically proven opportunities to boost energy productivity and to slow growth in demand. McKinsey Quarterly. Article.|
|"The electricity industry is second only to agriculture as the largest user of water in the United States.
Electricity production from fossil fuels and nuclear energy requires 190,000 million gallons of water per day,
accounting for 39% of all freshwater withdrawals in the nation,
with 71% of that going to fossil-fuel electricity generation alone."
U.S. Geological Survey. Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 1995.
|China intends to have a capacity of 60 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2010
(not including large hyropower) and 120 gigawatts by 2020.
"The Clean Tech Revolution"
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have just listed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) a "global threat" after the release of a collaborative study.
Recent Building Blog Posts
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.
By the directors of Food, Inc.