A Roundup of New and Updated Web Sites
The world of the Internet is ever-changing.  Here are a some new sites and others that have been upgraded:
A Consumer’s Guide: Get Your Power from the Sun
http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35297.pdf  installing solar panelsIf you are thinking about buying a solar electric system for your home or business, this booklet provides basic information that can help you. This publication introduces consumers to photovoltaic technologies and guides them through the basics of the technology including how to purchase solar electric systems and what todo before a system can be connected to the utility grid system. This publication was written for the California Energy Commission and partially funded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
    The Russian Fireplace: Procedures for Constructing a High Efficiency Masonry Fireplace
http://www.nol.org/home/NEO/reports/russian_fireplace.pdf russian fieplaceThis long out-of-print publication (published circa 1981) is a "how-to" manual on how to construct a high efficiency fireplace that incorporates the best qualities of a Finnish or Russian fireplace and that of the typical open American type. This fireplace design can be accommodated in spaces where conventional fireplaces are now used. This booklet was prepared by Southeast Community College — Beatrice Campus for the Nebraska Energy Office.

The Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor
http://rehabadvisor.pathnet.org/  This interactive web site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers recommendations based on ENERGY STAR® specifications for any type of renovation project in single family and muti-family housing, either publicly or privately owned. ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. The Rehab Advisor provides advice for making housing that is energy efficient, durable, sustainable and healthy. The site provides options for the type of housing, the local climate and the age of the building. The Advisor includes areas dealing with freezing problems, operating costs, indoor air quality, maintenance, durability, comfort, water use and more.

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Nebraska Power Review Board’s LB901 "Conditions Certain" Report 2003 http://www.nprb.state.ne.us/report_2003/  This report is the third since the passage of LB 901 that required an annual assessment of the state of electric restructuring activity in the region and its potential impact on the publicly owned electric systems in Nebraska. power review board logo

Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/FTPROOT/other/0546(2003-2004).pdf  energy education booksThis newly updated publication — the 15th edition — provides a list of generally free or low cost energy related education materials available for students and educators. Compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration
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