Information Services and Resources
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse provides fact sheets, brochures, videos and publications on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse
    P.O. Box 3048, Merrifield, VA 22116
  • Phone between 7am-4pm CT, Monday-Friday. 1-800-363-3732 or for the hearing impaired call 1-800-273-2957 8am-6pm.
  • Fax 1-703-893-0400

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network or EREN is a gateway to energy efficiency and renewable energy information sources.

"The mission of theNebraska Energy Office is to promote the efficient, economic and environmentally responsibleuse of energy."

This material was prepared with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grant No. DE-FG48-92CE60410. However, any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of DOE.

In accordance with the American Disabilities Act, the state will provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any program or activity listed in this publication, please contact the Energy Office at 402-471-2867 to coordinate arrangements. Upon request, this publication may be available in alternative formats.

A Trio of Solar Energy Web Sites...
This portal to the world of solar energy includes a wealth of information on applications of solar energy, its use by electric utilities, its role in distributed generation, and the technology behind photovoltaic devices, including how they are manufactured.  Information about codes and standards, a solar module price survey and a worldwide listing of solar manufacturers are also available.  
Global Solar Partners brings together teachers and students from around the world to share ideas about energy in a sustainable future.  The site allows students to research solar energy in their own communities and then exchange information and ideas with students from other schools.  The site's project showcase allows teachers and students to see what schools in different countries have already accomplished.  A teaching and learning resources section, featuring a hands-on photovoltaic kit and lesson plans, is also included.  This site is a project of the Association for Science Education.

Dr. E's Energy Lab at 
Kids will enjoy this new site on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network, which rounds up the best web sites for them to learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy.  The site provides links to information on wind, solar, geothermal and alternative fuels, as well as links to general sites on renewable energy and energy efficiency.  And to keep the experience fun, an elastic trail of bouncy spheres follows your cursor wherever it goes!

One-Stop Auto Information for Consumers .
A number of new features have been added to the U.S. Department of Energy's fuel economy web site:

  • National and regional fuel price information.  Data from the American Automobile Association and the Energy Information Administration on regional and national fuel prices is now available as well as fuel pricing information and frequently asked questions.
  • Vehicle safety ratings.  This new feature is provided by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and features methods of finding which vehicles may perform best in frontal and side impact tests. 
  • Air pollution emissions.  The Environmental Protection Agency has added a feature that calculates the amount of different types of pollutants each vehicle model emits. 

A new renewable energy web site from the U.S. Department of Energy is oriented to consumers who use smaller amounts of energy:  Consumer Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home or Business.
This new web site on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network shows consumers how they can buy electricity made from renewable sources in their state, evaluate the environmental benefits of clean power and learn how clean power is generated.  In addition, the site helps you decide if owning a renewable energy system is appropriate by evaluating the available technologies, teaching about connecting to the grid and sizing a system and presenting the available incentives.  A special section on powering a home or small business with a small wind system is also included.  This site is provided by the Office of Power Technologies at

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