Florida Propane Gas Safety Research and Education Council www.propanefl.com
Florida Public Service Commission www.psc.state.fl.us Florida Public Service Commission is the state agency charged with regulating public utilities in the state including: electric and gas utilities, telephone companies, and water and wastewater systems. The site has comprehensive information about the current commission and its members, the PSC annual report and consumer information and education. Includes a calendar of all dockets.
Florida State Chapter of the Energy Services Coalition www.escperform.org/chapters/FL/resources.htm The "How-To" Manual for Energy Performance Contracting
Florida Solar Energy Center General Information www.fsec.ucf.edu The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is regarded as the energy research institute of the State of Florida. The Center is nationally and internationally recognized for comprehensive programs in solar energy and energy efficiency. FSEC operates within the State University System, and is administered by the University of Central Florida.
Fuel Cells www.fuelcells.org/ Includes information about Fuel Cells
Green Building Finance Consortium www.greenbuildingfc.com The Green Building Finance Consortium (GBFC) is a group of leading corporations, real estate companies, and trade groups who have joined together to address the need for independent research and analysis of investment in Green or energy efficient buildings.
Green Building Guidelines www.sbicouncil.org/store/index.php A number of builders have worked to develop a comprehensive guidebook titled Green Building Guidelines: Meeting the demand for low-energy, resource-efficient homes to help home builders and others design "greener," more energy- and resource-efficient homes. The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional and commercial buildings nationwide.
Hydrogen Cars www.hydrogen-cars.biz Features the latest hydrogen concept autos and other vehicles, hydrogen highway, fuel cell technology, ICE engines plus production and infrastructure issues.
Inventions and Innovations www.eere.energy.gov/inventions The Inventions and Innovations program of the Office of Industrial Technology provides financial assistance two levels: up to $40,000 or up to $100,000 depending on the stage of development - for establishing technical performance and conducting early development of innovative ideas and inventions. Ideas that have a significant energy saving impact and future commercial market potential are chosen for financial support through a competitive solicitation process. In addition to financial assistance, this program offers technical guidance and commercialization support to successful applicants.
National Center for Appropriate Technology www.ncat.org With programs in energy, agriculture and communities, the National Center for Appropriate Technology provides information and access to sustainable technologies community-based approaches that can help improve the lives of economically disadvantaged people.
National Council for Science and the Environment www.ncseonline.org The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) has been working since 1990 to improve the science Environmental decision-making. NCSE is supported by nearly 500 academic, scientific, environmental, and business visit the website to learn more about the NCSE and their ongoing programs.
National Energy Assistance Directors' Association www.neada.org/energysavers/index.htm The National Energy Assistance Directors' Association Outreach and Education project is sponsored by a consortium of state Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs. The goal is to support the development of high-quality outreach and educational materials to help low-income households sign up for energy bill payment, weatherization, and education programs.
National Institute of Standards and Technology www.nist.gov/ The NIST mission is to assist industry in the development of the technology needed to improve product quality, modernize manufacturing processes, ensure product reliability and facilitate rapid commercialization of those products based on new scientific discoveries.
National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) www.nttc.edu The National Technology Transfer Center's web page provides information on current, federally-financed technology being developed by NASA, the Department of Energy and others that can be used by businesses and individuals. The goal of NTTC is to take technologies off laboratory shelves and put them to work in every-day applications. Information on the training, business assistance, telemedicine, manufacturing and other information, including a search tool of NTTC's extensive database is available through this web page.
National Association of State Energy Officials www.naseo.org Affiliated with the National Governors' Association, NASEO members are officials from the State and Territory Energy Offices and affiliates from the private and public sectors. The nonprofit association was created by the governors as an "instrumentality of the states" to improve the effectiveness and quality of state energy programs and policies, and to be a collector and repository of energy-related information. NASEO meetings and communications offer a forum for energy officials, policymakers and others to exchange information and discuss issues with regional and national implications. Issues if concern to NASEO includes electric and gas utility, transportation, buildings, research, economic development, environmental, energy efficiency, renewable energy and other energy-related matters.
North American Electric Reliability Council -http://www.nerc.com/ This website has important links to monitoring types and amounts of energy used throughout the US.
Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) www.eere.energy.gov/industry The Alliance for Industrial Excellence integrates six programs in the OIT. This includes: Climate Wise, Industrial Assessment Centers, Inventions and Innovations, Motor Challenge and Steam Partnership. The OIT insures easy access to resources that meets industry needs.
Oikos www.oikos.com Oikos features a searchable database of companies manufacturing energy efficient, recycled, and low toxicity building products. On-line issues of Energy Source Newsletter and Energy Code software.
Passive Solar Industries Council www.psic.org PSIC is the only U.S. industry association solely devoted to promoting energy conscious, solar-enhanced buildings and the products and services that go into them. Members are committed to high quality design and construction and consider whole building design--not just the individual building systems.
Project for an Energy Efficient Florida www.forthepublic.net Sponsored by the Florida Public Interest Foundation, this site includes information about the Foundation's purposes and programs, including the Project for an Energy Efficient Florida. The Foundation provides services to non-profit organizations and also sponsors educational and other special projects.
Refocus Magazine www.re-focus.net/ Refocus is the official membership magazine of ISES (The International Solar Energy Society).
Renewable Energy Pollution Prevention www.epa.gov/solar EPA has developed a new web site that provides information about the pollution prevention benefits of using renewable energy---solar, wind, biomass, hydro and geothermal energy. It also advises consumers how to obtain electricity from green power marketers and utilities providing green pricing options.
RESNET www.natresnet.org The National Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) is national network of mortgage lenders, home builders, real estate firms, energy and housing professionals, home energy rating systems and utilities. The mission of the network is to improve the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock and quality more American Families for home ownership by expanding the availability of home energy ratings and energy mortgages. Services included a bi-weekly news brief, RESNET NOTES to keep users informed on the latest developments in the field of residential energy financing.
Rocky Mountain Institute www.rmi.org Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world.
Smart Communities Network www.sustainable.doe.gov/ Important national site. The Smart Communities Network communities design and implement innovative strategies that enhance the local economy, the local environment and the community quality of life.
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) www.seia.org SEIA has been the national trade group for commercial enterprises involved in solar energy for over twenty years.
Sostice (CREST) www.crest.org Solstice is the Internet information service of the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST), and is your site for Sustainable Energy and Development Information.
Southern States Energy Board www.sseb.org Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) is a non-profit interstate compact organization created in 1960 and established under Public Laws 87-563 and 92-400. The Board's mission is to enhance economic development and the quality of life in the South through innovations in energy and environmental programs and technologies. As an institution that has led to economic growth in the South, SSEB endeavors to reach the goal of sustainable development by implementing strategies that support its mission. SSEB develops, promoted and recommends policies and programs that protect and enhance the environment without compromising the needs of future generations.
Space Coast Clean Cities Coalition www.clean-cities.org The goal of the Space Coast Clean Cities Coalition is to increase public awareness and understanding of the factors causing air pollution and the benefits and costs of using alternative fuel vehicles in East-Central Florida.
Suwannee River Resource Conservation and Development Council For e-mail correspondence on these efforts contact: email@example.com The council has used the innovative technology called "No-Till Drilling" to prevent soil erosion, save fuel, and reduce the farmers time in the preparation, plowing, seeding and fertilizing of acreage.
The Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA), www.trda.org/ established by the Florida Legislature in 1987, delivers the successful and cost-effective transfer of cutting-edge technologies to schools and small businesses throughout the State of Florida.
U.S. Department of Energy www.energy.gov This gateway site provides hundreds of links to energy content on health, the home, transportation, schools, businesses, the community, world and the future.
U.S. Green Building Council www.usgbc.org The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
U.S. Office of Industrial Technology www.eere.energy.gov/industry The Office of Industrial Technology creates partnerships among industry, trade groups, government agencies, and other organizations. It does this to research, develop, and deliver advanced energy efficiency, renewable energy, and pollution prevention technologies for industrial customers.