The National Renewable Energy Laboratory publishes market research on clean energy technology and green power markets, including the annual Green Power Marketing in the United States report
The U.S. EPA’s Guide to Purchasing Green Power (March 2010) is written for all types of organizations interested in buying renewable energy and lessening the impact of their electricity use on the environment. It provides an overview of the green power market and its cost and benefits. A general step-by-step process on purchasing green power and RECs are also available together with a list of resources providing different kinds of information about green power.
The Federal Trade Commision’s Green Guides covers general principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims and specific green claims such as biodegradable, recycled, ozone-friendly, etc.
The Database of State Incentives for Resources & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The site offers maps that provide at-a-glance, state-by-state information on renewable energy policies such as tax incentives, grant programs, renewable portfolio standards, and net metering.
The Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI) is a certification standard specific to sustainable hydropower generators, which is used in the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States to certify certain eligible hydropower generators located in the US.
EcoLogo is a certification standard used in the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Canada and the United States to certify certain eligible hydropower generators located in Canada.
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
The US Green Building Council is well known for its LEED green building certification program. The website provides extensive information on the LEED program as well as specific data related to the effect that buildings in the US currently have on our environment.
Other Resources & Links to Partner Organizations
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