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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) YouTube Channel

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. Find at this site, over 25 quality video productions from the U. S. Energy Information Administration. Read More

Economic Incentive Model for Sustainable Energy Use in U.S.

This research explores the potential of market forces to improve adoption of sustainable energy measures from the perspectives of three stakeholders; 1) the energy consumer, 2) the energy supplier and 3) society. Read More

Informing the Public about Low-Carbon Technologies

Communication materials used to educate members of the general public about, and elicit their preference for, low-carbon technologies and portfolios. Read More

World Climate: Negotiating a Global Climate Change Agreement

World Climate, a climate policy simulation model developed by Climate Interactive in conjunction with the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, provides an interactive role-play environment through which participants explore the risks of climate change and the challenges of negotiating international agreements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a live, face-to-face setting, participants play the roles of major GHG emitting nations and negotiate proposals to reduce emissions through the year 2100. Participants then receive immediate feedback on the implications of their proposals for atmospheric GHG concentrations, global mean surface temperature, sea level rise, and other impacts. World Climate enables participants to explore the dynamics of the climate and impacts of proposed policies in a way that is consistent with the best available peer-reviewed science but that does not prescribe what should be done. Read More


The one-stop source for those who need to stay on top of all of today’s major environmental and energy action. With an average of more than 25 stories a day, Greenwire covers the complete spectrum, from electricity industry restructuring to Clean Air Act litigation to public lands management. Read More

Environment and Energy Daily

From federal agency appropriations to comprehensive energy legislation, E&E Daily is the place insiders go to track their environment and energy issues in Congress. It covers the progress of legislation as it works its way from hearings and markups, through the House and Senate floors, to the President’s desk. Read More

ECA (Energy Communities Alliance) Bulletin

ECA publishes the ECA Bulletin, a monthly newsletter that disseminates pertinent and timely information to all local governments and others interested in DOE issues. The newsletter includes information on all DOE programs impacting local communities, best practices by local governments and highlights people in local communities who work on DOE related issue. The newsletter also includes guest articles by local and state government and DOE officials, and provides a forum for local governments around DOE facilities to acquire information about DOE related issues. ECA’s Bulletin is the only publication developed specifically to disseminate DOE related information directly to local governments and between local governments. Read More

The Energy Collective

TheEnergyCollective.com is an independent, moderated forum of the world’s best commentary & analysis on energy policy, climate change, energy technologies and fuels, and energy innovation. Read More

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Overview and Issues

This report focuses on the mandated minimum usage requirements – referred to as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – whereby a minimum volume of biofuels is to be used in the national transportation fuel supply each year. It describes the general nature of the biofuels RFS and its implementation, and outlines some of the emerging issues related to the sustainability of the continued growth in U.S. biofuels production needed to fulfill the expanding RFS mandate, as well as the emergence of potential unintended consequences of this rapid expansion. This report does not address the broader public policy issue of how best to support U.S. energy policy. Read More

Mandates and Incentives Promoting Biofuels

This map shows states that incentivize ethanol production and use through. Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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