These renewable energy organizations enable companies and research institutions to make big strides on the technology and policy fronts, and it is a good departure point for learning more about commercialization opportunities. They all share the common objective of making the U.S. relevant and competitive in the global marketplace.
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
American Solar Energy Association (ASES)
Combined Heat & Power Association
Database of state incentives for renewable energy & energy efficiency (DSIRE)
European Renewable Energy Council
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
Geothermal Energy Association
National Algae Association
National Hydropower Association
National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Bioenergy Association
The City of Houston’s Green Building Resource Center is an excellent resource for learning about the latest in energy efficient solutions. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information, click here. Plus, check out this Green Building Resource Center Interview.
Nationally, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Program Office (LPO) has re-activated its low interest loan program (ref. 2005 Energy Policy Act, Section 1703) of which $4 Billion USD are available for renewable energy intitatives. The loans are available for commercial projects, which must meet four (4) criteria for eligibility. To learn more about the loan application process, click here.
Globally, there are many wonderful examples emerging, which show the transition to sustainable, resilient communities and environments. Sustainia100 is a guide to the world’s leading sustainability projects and technologies being deployed across various sectors. Click here to check out entries for the Sustainia100 2013 guide. For students seeking information on sustainability degree programs and market trends, we encourage you to check out the Sustainability Degrees website.