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American Wind Energy Association
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Experiment - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: AWEA advocates for the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world. They offer a valuable resource for obtaining facts on wind energy.
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Comparative Air Emissions of Wind and Other Fuels
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Wind energy's most important environmental benefit is its lack of emissions of both air pollutants and greenhouse gases when compared with alternative methods of generating electricity. This fact sheet looks at carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxid...
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Danish Wind Industry
Type: Glossary - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: The Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) is a non-profit association who purpose is to promote wind energy at home and abroad. Their website offers technical information, a glossary, wind figures and facts and this is all provided in multiple languages (de...
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Energy Information Sheets
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Energy Information fact sheets (30 as of October 2004) on a broad range of energy topics are provided. Each sheet has links to additional sources. Topics include oil prices, petroleum consumption, renewable energy, natural gas reserves, degree days and more.
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Energy Savers Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary provides non-technical definitions for energy-related terms.
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Energy Savers: A Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Learn what energy efficiency programs are going on in your state, and follow short cuts to technology information on appliances, all aspects of solar, geothermal, hydropower and wind energy. Use interactive evaluation tools, animations, fact sheets and more a...
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Facts about Wind Energy and Noise
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Facts about wind turbines, noise issues, definitions, and comparisions of sound to other sound generators and indicative noise levels dB.
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Federal Energy Management Program
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: FEMP provides recommendations on efficient equipment, new construction and retrofits, energy efficient operations and how to manage your utilities. It offers links for conferences, events, and a portal to EERE (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) for cons...
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GIS Index of Maps
Type: Web site
Summary: ESRI's GIS has developed maps for various resources and for specific projects. Maps include interactive maps and renewable energy atlas of the west for biomass, geothermal, solar and wind; solar maps and maps of federal energy management programs.
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Illinois Wind
Type: Web site
Summary: Located at Western Illinois University, the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs promotes improvement of the quality of life in rural areas by developing public-private partnerships with local agencies concerning small business development and community develo...
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Illinois Wind Resource Map
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Wind resource map for the state with a wind power classification chart.
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Learning about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects - Web site
Summary: If you're wondering what renewable energy and energy efficiency are all about, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find the answers to these questions: What Is Renewable Energy? Why Is Renewable Energy Important? Why Is Energy Efficiency Important? The...
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Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a nonprofit network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency. MREA offers an energy fa...
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: NREL provides maps, resources and much more as part of their effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
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National Wind Technology Center
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The National Wind Technology Center, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members...
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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Renewable energy lessons for elementary, middle school and high school explore a variety of renewable energy forms using lessons and associated fact sheets. These are available online or they can be ordered at a web site provided (see Get Stuff). These lesson...
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SBIC
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: SBIC's mission is "to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide." This website and non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching and advocating for...
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Solar Energy International: Energy for a Sustainable Future
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: SEI provides a broad range of workshops in solar electricity, home design and natural house building, wind power, renewable fuels and more. They provide programs for youth camps, schools and design and equipment training.
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Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States
Type: Database - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: This atlas contains four chapters (Introduction, National WInd Resources, Regional Summaries, and References) and four appendices (Synthesis of Regional Assessments, Winder Energy Resource System, Annual and Seasonal Mean Wind Speed and Power Summaries, and Ev...
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Wind Energy Topics
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Wind Energy Topics provides links to wind organizations and resources and lists that offer more information on wind energy technologiges, wind turbine use, research, wind resources, wind and the enviornment and economics.
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Wind Energy: An Untapped Resource
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This offers an updated list of the top 20 states for wind energy production as measured by annual energy potential in the billions of kWhs, factoring in environmental and land use exclusions for wind class.
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Wind Power Myths vs. Facts
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: As wind power generates more electricity in the U.S. and moves into new areas of the country, more people are introduced to wind turbines in their communities. Wind power is still a relatively new technology and there are a number of myths, some based on old...
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Wind Powering America
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Wind Powering America is a commitment to dramatically increase the use of wind energy in the United States. This initiative will establish new sources of income for American farmers, Native Americans, and other rural landowners and meet the growing demand for...
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