Free Resources
Supplies Limited

Call, fax or mail your request for any of these recently issued or restocked publications. Supplies of some titles are limited, so act fast. All publications are provided free of charge. Direct your requests to Jerry Loos in the Energy Office.

  • Biofuels for Transportation: The Road from Research to the Marketplace. An elemental primer on biofuels including ethanol from biomass and biodiesel and the effect these fuels can have on global warming. The roles of the federal government and its energy laboratories play in the research process is also detailed.
  • Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home. This newly updated 36-page full color publication includes practical advice on installing additional insulation, do-it-yourself weatherizing, energy efficient lighting, appliance options and ways to reduce hot water use. The booklet also offers energy-wise suggestions such as
  • To save energy, place the kitchen sink faucet lever in the cold position when using small amounts of water. Placing the lever in the hot position uses energy to heat the water even though it never reaches the faucet

  • Global Change and Agriculture. This special issue of Agricultural Research features reprints from two earlier issues. The topics include "Preparing Agriculture for a Changing World" and "FACEing the Future." Both articles detail the global climate change work being performed by the Agricultural Research Service.

  • 1998 Calendars.
  • NMPP Energy's "Energy Is..." calendar featuring artwork from fifth grade students that won the energy company's 8th annual contest.
  • The Miami-Dade County Climate Wise calendar features 12 of the region's Climate Wise industrial partners and why these companies have benefited from joining this voluntary pollution prevention effort.
  • 1998 Fuel Economy Guide. One of the agency's most frequently requested publications has been updated for 1998. Copies of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Economy Guide for Model Year 1998 are now available. The Guide can be used as an aide to consumers considering the purchase of a new vehicle. The estimates of miles per gallon listed for each new vehicle are from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Taking an Alternative Route: Fueling the Future. This U.S. Department of Energy publication provides an excellent overview of current regulations and options for using alternate transportation fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, methanol, natural gas and propane.
  • Tips for Energy Savers. The original on which the updated publication (see above listing) is based. Still a perennial favorite of consumers.
  • The American Farm: Harnessing the Sun to Fuel the World. A photo-filled booklet that explores American agriculture's new crop options. Tomorrow's farms may be the producers of more than just food, but energy crops as well. The potential role of trees and prairie grasses in the farms of the future is also considered.