Alternative Energy Sources

Handy Web Sites for Alternative Energy Study

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Attached is a list of web sites which could be used for studying the advantages and disadvantages of various alternative sources of energy.

    •DOE: Energy Effeciency & Renewable Energy-Biomass
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Program
    •NREL: Biomass Research
Discusses various uses for biomass.
Fossil Fuels
    •Oil on Ice
Best viewed with Internet Explorer. Includes a video about drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
General-Renewable Energy
    •Alternative Energy Sources
Information on many different types of energy.
    •Alternative Energy Sources (2nd Site)
Information about solar, wind, geothermal, tides, and hydroelectric energy.
    •DOE: Energy Effeciency and Renewable Energy
A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy
    •Energy Kids Page
Energy facts and sources of energy.
    •NREL: Learning About Renewable Energy
Renewable energy basics and energy efficiency basics.
    •Renewable Energy Policy Project
Information bout many alternative sources.
    •Renewable Resource Data Center
Information about biomass, solar, wind, and geothermal energy.
    •The Energy Story
Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe.
Geothermal Energy
    • DOE: Energy Effeciency and Renewable Energy-Geothermal Program
EERE's Geothermal Technologies Program works in partnership with U.S. industry to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply.
    •Geothermal Energy
Classroom and public information and materials
Nuclear Energy
    •The Virtual Nuclear Tourist
The how's and why's of nuclear energy.
Solar Energy
    • DOE: Energy Effeciency and Renewable Energy-Solar Energy Program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researches and develops a clean, large-scale solar thermal technology known as concentrating solar power (CSP).
    •Solar Not Nuclear
Discusses advantages of solar and wind energy over nuclear energy in Austrailia
Wind & Hydro
    • DOE: Energy Effeciency and Renewable Energy-Wind & Hydropower Program
Selected wind energy and hydropower topics.
    •Investigating Wind Energy
A unit of study and activities about wind energy from The Franklin Institute.

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