Government Links in Renewable Energy
The following list is illustrative of the government agencies, psuedo-government bodies and services which are active in the field of renewable energy. Remember that these too are staffed by enthusiasts
Agency Name
Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST) REPP
1612 K Street, NW
Suite 202
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202.293.2898
Fax: 202.293.5857
Global Energy Marketplace Database Renewable Energy North America
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)   US DOE Offices and Programs Renewable Energy North America
Iowa Energy Center 2521 Elwood Drive Suite 124
Ames, Iowa 50010-8229
Tel: 515-294-8819
Fax: 515-294-9912
The Energy Center is supporting projects that help Iowans understand how they can make their homes more comfortable and affordable to own. It is investing in initiatives that help Iowa industries and businesses run efficiently so they can be more productive and profitable. The Energy Center also helps Iowa communities strengthen their local economies and make their environments healthier. Renewable Energy North America
Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Cell Vehicles   The Alternative Fuels Data Center is a vast collection of information on alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them. Alternative fuels described here are those defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, including biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. Bioenergy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
Tel: (630) 252-6230
Fax: (630) 252-5132
Argonne National Laboratory is a participant in DOE's fuel cell research initiatives. The Laboratory is conducting research into how best to make fuel cell vehicles a reality. Key areas of this research include fuel reforming, computer modeling, and hydrogen infrastructure. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
California Energy Commission California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-29, Sacramento, CA 95814-5512, USA
Tel: 916-654-4058
Energy Action Plan includes accelerating the State's goal for renewable energy. Renewable Energy North America
California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Tel: 415.703.2782
Fax: 415.703.1758
Utilities supply in California. Renewable energy included in electricity supply. Renewable Energy North America
Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency Office of Energy Efficiency
580 Booth St. 18th floor
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4 Tel: 800-387-2000
Fax: (613) 943-1590
Manages 7 energy efficiency and alternative fuels programs aimed at the residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors. Renewable Energy North America
Canadian Transportation Energy Technologies Program CANMET Energy Technology Centre
Natural Resources Canada
1 Haanel Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 1M1
The Transportation Energy Technologies Program (TRANSET) supports efforts by Canadian industry to develop and deploy technologies and fuels that provide a cleaner, more sustainable energy mix for our roadways including electric vehicles, fuel cells, hydrogen and hybrids. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
Canadian Transportation Fuel Cell Alliance Program Manager
Fuel Cell Infrastructure
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 13th floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E4
Telephone: (613) 943-2258
The Government of Canada invested $23 million in the Canadian Transportation Fuel Cell Alliance (CTFCA) program. The Program focusses its efforts on showcasing refuelling demonstration projects, evaluating different fuelling routes for light-, medium- and heavy-duty fuel-cell vehicles, monitoring the resulting greenhouse gas emission reductions, and developing the necessary supporting framework for the fuelling infrastructure, including technical codes and standards, training, certification and safety. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
CANMET Energy Technology Centre - Varennes CANMET Energy Technology Centre - Varennes
Natural Resources Canada
1615 Lionel-Boulet Boulevard
P.O. Box 4800
Varennes, Quebec
Fax: (450) 652-5177
Programs include PV for buildings, stand-alone PV, promotion of renewable energy and distributed generation. Renewable Energy North America
Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy   US State incentive programs Renewable Energy North America
US DOD Fuel Cells   Fuel cell test center, PAFC demonstration (30 in use in DOD - earliest 1994), residential fuel cell demonstration, Fuel Cell Information Guide. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
DOE Office of Fossil Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
U.S. Department of Energy
Forrestal Building
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
Tel: 202-586-6503
Fax: 202-586-5146
Hydrogen from fossil fuels program Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 272-0167
Tel: (734) 214-4636
EPA is playing a leading role in the federal government's growing efforts to accelerate the development of fuel cell technology, especially for vehicle applications. EPA is working in several significant ways to encourage progress in the application of fuel cells to power cars and other vehicles.EPA roles are to evaluate that progress, to help raise public awareness of the potential of this new technology, and to assess the challenges that remain before we see fuel cell vehicles in widespread use. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEEL). U.S. Department of Energy
Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory
2525 North Fremont Avenue
P.O. Box 2525
Idaho Falls, ID 83415
Tel: (208) 526-0212
US DOE Geothermal program ( Geothermal North America
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, 90R4000, Berkeley, CA 94720. USA.
Tel: 510-486-5111
Fax: 510 486-6996
Run by UCB on behalf of DOE. Work includes fuel cells and batteries, clean energy project analysis and distributed energy. Renewable Energy North America
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Mini fuel cell, carbon conversion fuel cell Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Fuel Cell Website P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
LANL has over twenty years of experience in fuel cell research and an international reputation as an innovator of fuel cell technology. Research groups from around the Laboratory continue to investigate new fuel cell technologies and improve existing designs Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-727-4732
Fax: 617-727-0030
Email: DOER.Energy@State.MA.US
Info. on renewable usage in the state and on incentives for their use and installation Renewable Energy North America
National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135
Phone: (216) 433-4000
The Electrochemistry Branch of NASA's Glenn Research Center develops and tests components for fuel cell and regenerative fuel cell systems including advanced anodes, cathodes, polymers and other electrolytes, and membranes. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
National Energy Technology Laboratory   Performs research in the areas of fuel cells, fuel cell/turbine hybrid systems, and advanced gasification for the production of hydrogen Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Human Resources
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
Fax: 303 384-7570
R&D programs on all renewable energy sectors except hydropower Renewable Energy North America
National Wind Technology Center National Wind Technology Center
18200 State Hwy 128, Boulder, CO 80303, USA
Tel: 303-384-6900
Mailing Address:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401-3393, USA
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. Wind North America
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399 , USA
Tel: 518-862-1090
Fax: 518-862-1091
Incentives for renewables Renewable Energy North America
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Performs key hydrogen and fuel cell research in several areas, such as solid oxide fuel cells, residential-sized fuel cells, hydrogen production technologies, and bipolar plates. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Mailing address:
P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352, USA
Street address:
902 Battelle Boulevard, Richland, WA 99352, USA
Tel: (509) 375-6677
PNL's Fuel Cell Commercialization web site, sponsored by the DOE Office of Power Technologies, focuses on stationary fuel cell power plants for buildings applications. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
Sandia National Laboratory Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS-0741
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0741
Tel: (505) 844-3441 (recorded information)
Center of Excellence for metal hydride-based hydrogen storage. Also programs in solar electric, concentrating solar thermal, wind and geothermal Renewable energy North America
The Canadian Association for Renewable Energies (CARE) 435 Brennan, Ottawa (ON) K1Z 6J9, Canada
Tel: 613-728-0822
Fax: 613-728-2505 or 822-4987
Promotion of Renewable energy Renewable Energy North America
The Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) Schatz Energy Research Center
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299, USA
Tel: 707.826.4345
Fax: 707.826.4347
The Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) was established in 1989, thanks to a generous endowment from Dr. Louis W. Schatz, president of General Plastics Manufacturing Company of Tacoma, Washington. SERC works to establish clean and renewable energy technologies in society. They design and build prototype proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and integrate them into complete power systems. Renewable North America
The Union of Concerned Scientists' Energy Pages 2 Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02238-9105, USA
Tel: 617-547-5552
Fax: 617-864-9405
Information promoting and comparing renewable energy solutions. Renewable Energy North America
The US "Interstate Renewable Energy Council" P.O. Box 1156
Latham, New York 12110-1156
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s mission is to accelerate the sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources and technologies in and through state and local government and community activities. The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) supports market-oriented services targeted at education, coordination, procurement, the adoption and implementation of uniform guidelines and standards, workforce development, and consumer protection. Renewable Energy North America
US Department of Energy (DOE) U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20585, USA
Tel: 800 342 5363
Fax: 202-586-4403
The US DOE exists to protect the country's national and economic security by promoting a diverse supply and delivery of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy. Renewable Energy North America
US DOE Distributed Energy Program   US DOE Distributed Energy program Renewable Energy North America
US DOE BioPower   US DOE Biomass program Bioenergy North America
US DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center   US DOE Alternative Fuels Database Bioenergy, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
US DOE Building Technologies Program   US DOE Building Technologies program Renewable Energy North America
US DOE Solar Energy Technology Program   US DOE Solar Energy program Solar North America
US DOE FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program   US DOE Vehicle program Hydrogen and Fuel Cells North America
US DOE Renewable Electric Plant Information System   US DOE Renewable Electric Power Plant database Renewable Energy North America
US DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program   US DOE Wind and Hydropower program Wind, Hydropower North America
US Renewables Resources Data Center   Database of information on US renewable energy resources including geothermal, solar, biomass and wind. Renewable Energy North America