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This page describes some excellent renewable energy and energy efficiency websites. If you have found other sites useful and think we should add to this page, please contact us and let us know.
BC AirCare Vehicle Emissions Calculators
These calculators allow you to compare your car's emissions with modern cars or to compare two specific vehicles' emissions.
(CADDET) Energy Efficiency
CADDET stands for the Centre for the Analysis and Dissemination of Demonstrated Energy Technologies. It is an information centre currently sponsored by twelve member countries. CADDET EE collects, analyses and enhances the international exchange of impartial information on new, cost-effective, energy-saving technologies.
Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance
This is a non-profit organization established in 1995 to promote the efficient use of energy in Canada. The Alliance draws its membership from across industry and across Canada. Its aim is to provide people with "easy access to information and resources related to energy efficiency". It focuses on "the design and energy professional but the Centre also includes general information on energy efficiency intended for use by all…".
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation -- About Your House Series
The About Your House series is intended to assist home owners in taking appropriate measures to address existing problems in their house or to make informed decisions about changes or upgrades they may be planning.
Community Energy Planning Home Page
This is a B.C. Energy Aware Committee web site. Membership on the Committee includes representatives from B.C. Hydro, BC Gas, Centra Gas, Pacific Northern Gas, B.C. Transit, the Union of B.C. Municipalities, the Planning Institute of B.C. and the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network, US Department of Energy
"Your comprehensive resource for DOE's energy efficiency and renewable energy information, plus access to more than 600 links and 80,000 documents."
Why are Canadians so behind when it comes to global warming? What if we created a social movement that got people to reduce their energy consumption? What if we got Canadians to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on an unprecedented scale?
Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency
The Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) is "dedicated to keeping Canadians up to date on ways to save energy at home, at work and on the road". Check out the Office of Energy Efficiency's virtual library.
Super Green Standards, Yukon Housing Corporation
YHC has developed innovative building techniques and designs to drastically improve overall efficiency on new homes. This means lower heating bills!
American Wind Energy Association
AWEA advocates "the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world".
Specializing in biomass based renewable energy technology, as well as biomass fuel preparation equipment.
California Energy Commission
The Commission is California's primary energy policy and planning agency. Among other things, it promotes energy efficiency through appliance and building standards and develops energy technologies and supporting renewable energy.
Canadian Association For Renewable Energies
In 1997, the Canadian Association for Renewable Energies (CARE) started production of a daily electronic newsletter called 'Trends in Renewable Energies.' Early in 2001, CARE partnered with SolarAccess.com to expand the scope of news coverage in the renewables sector.
Canadian Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy
This is part of the Independent Power Producers Society of Ontario's web site and contains information on producing and using energy "in the most effective and environmentally-friendly ways possible." IPPSO is a non-profit organization for the promotion of independent power, and has more than 400 members.
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
This site has information on Ethanol and Biodiesel. The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit organization consisting of industry and environmental organizations and is "mandated to promote renewable bio-fuels for automotive transportation through consumer awareness and government liaison activities".
Canadian Wind Energy Association
CanWEA aims to "represent the wind energy community,… and to support the appropriate development and application of all aspects of wind energy".
Environment Canada's Green Lane
This part of the Environment Canada website describes the EcoLogo symbol as it applies to green power and describes green power sources.
Leading Edge Projects Inc.
John Maissan founded Leading Edge Projects Inc, based in Whitehorse, Yukon, to offer his expertise in wind and renewable energy projects, specializing in cold weather applications and icing condictions.
Moving on Sustainable Transportation
This program was designed to help Transport Canada and the Canadian organizations it works with, make sustainable transportation a reality.
Renewable Resource Data Center
The RReDC provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States, in the form of publications, data, and maps. An extensive dictionary of renewable energy related terms is also provided. The RReDC is supported by the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) and managed by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Solar and Sustainable Energy Society of Canada Inc.
SESCI's aim is to "advance the awareness, understanding and use of solar energy in Canada". It operates as a non-profit organization, with registered charitable status. SESCI is a national organization with seven chapters, or affiliates across Canada; in the Maritimes, Quebec, Toronto & Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and B.C.
This site is designed for industry professionals to come together to share ideas, experiences and their expertise about wind power as a clean renewable source of energy.
Arctic Energy Alliance
The Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) is a not-for-profit society that was incorporated under the Societies Act of the Northwest Territories on July 29, 1997 with a mandate “to help communities, consumers, producers, regulators and policymakers to work together to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of energy and utility services in the Northwest Territories.”
Canadian Institute for Energy Training
CIET is affiliated with The Institute of Energy (UK) and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), is a member of AEE - Southern Ontario Chapter and the Canadian Environment Industry Association, and is registered as an educational institution by Human Resources Development Canada. CIET provides training solutions to help reduce operating costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cope with a competitive electrical power market and advance your career as an energy services professional.
Canmet Energy Technology Centre
A sustainable energy future through energy, science and technology.
This Environment Canada site was designed to help communities create a healthy environment.
The innovative site enables professionals in such fields as product design, architecture, and graphic design to quickly find and research a growing range of sustainable materials online.
The search engine for all things green. Their mission is to connect and educate future-friendly consumers with eco-friendly products, manufacturers and local earth-conscious stores.
Energy Information Administration, U.S. Government, Department of Energy
This site has statistics on just about every aspect of energy in the U.S. It includes several different search mechanisms
Fraser Basin Council
The Community Action on Energy and Emissions (CAEE) initiative provides financial and research support to BC local governments and First Nations to advance energy efficiency, energy conservation and emissions reductions measures through policy and planning tools. The E3 Fleet is Canada’s first and only national program dedicated to green performance by fleets of vehicles. BC RAC consists of 21 collaborative projects across the province of British Columbia, that are helping decision-makers consider climate change impacts.
International Energy Agency
The International Energy Agency, based in Paris, is an autonomous agency linked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It has 25 member countries. IEA Member governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They have also agreed to share energy information, to co-ordinate their energy policies and to co-operate in the development of rational energy programmes.
Northern Climate Exchange
The goal of the Exchange is to document and disseminate research being done in the area of climate change. The Exchange is a partnership of the Yukon government, Canadian government and Yukon College.
Nunavut Energy Centre
The Nunavut Energy Centre is a not-for-profit Qulliq Energy Corporation division with an office in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory. It was established to provide information and support to municipalities, non-government organizations, businesses and individuals in Nunavut for energy management, efficiency enhancement, conservation and renewable technology deployment.
Whitehorse Green Guide
This first edition of the Whitehorse Green Guide is in the form of a website with a search tool allowing for on-line access to information gathered about where to find ‘green’ products and services in Whitehorse.
Yukon Energy Corporation
Yukon Energy is the primary electrical utility for the Yukon Territory.
Yukon Housing Programs
Yukon Housing Corporation (YHC) links families, communities and the housing industry with programs and services that work to support the housing needs of Yukoners. Whether they are planning to buy, build or improve a home, or would like technical, financial or other assistance to help with a housing need.