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Industry Data & Links
This is not a complete list.  Additional material will be included as and when they become available.

Global Organizations dealing in Energy:
German Advisory council for Global Change: http://www.wbgu.de/wbgu_home_engl.html
International Energy Agency: http://www.iea.org/
World Watch Institute:  http://www.worldwatch.org/
Soaring Opportunities: http://www.soaringopps.org/

US Public Sector Organizations dealing in Energy:
US DOE: DOE dollar per watt Overview
US DOE: DOE dollar per watt Roadmap
US DOE: ARPA E DOE dollar per watt 2011 Workshop
US Department of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: http://www.eere.energy.gov/
National Renewable Energy Labs: http://www.nrel.gov/
Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.doe.gov/

US Private Sector Organizations dealing in Energy:
Gigaton Throwdown: http://www.gigatonthrowdown.org/
GE: http://ge.ecomagination.com
Google Going Green: http://www.google.com/corporate/green/
WALMART: http://walmartstores.com/Sustainability/

Educational Sites dealing in Energy:
NEED Science Fair Projects:  http://www.need.org/energyfair.php 
EIA Energy Kids: http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/index.html

Smart Grid Sites:
Green Tech Media Research:  http://www.gtmresearch.com/report/smart-grid-in-2010 
Green Tech Media, The Soft Grid: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/smart-grid-2.0-the-soft-grid1/
Seven Characteristics of a Modern Grid: http://www.netl.doe.gov/moderngrid/opportunity/vision_characteristics.html/
EPRI Report to NIST on the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap, p 63-65: http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/InterimSmartGridRoadmapNISTRestructure.pdf

Energy Audit Sites:
Xcel: http://www.energyguide.com/audit/webauditframeset.asp?referid=164&sid=178&pa
Other solutions available from: GEO, DOE, OpenEco, Trucost

Global Level Solar:
First Solar: http://www.firstsolar.com/
SunPower: http://www.sunpowercorp.com/
SunTech: http://www.suntech-power.com/
Q.Cells http://www.q-cells.com/en/index.html
Unisolar: http://www.ovonic.com/eb_so_solar_overview.cfm
Nanosolar: http://www.nanosolar.com/
Solyndra: http://www.solyndra.com/
Greenvolts: http://www.greenvolts.com/
Esolar: http://www.esolar.com/
BrightSource: http://www.brightsourceenergy.com/
Asura: www.ausra.com
Abengoa Solar: http://www.abengoasolar.com/sites/solar/en/

Global Level Wind:
World Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity 1980 -2007
http://www.earth-policy.org/Indicators/Wind/2008_data.htm#fig1

Useful Data:
EIA Energy by Source projections (excel file)
Top 100 Global Solar Installs (excel file)
Cumulative Wind Power Installs (pdf)
Overview of BioGas Opportunity (pdf)

Climate Change:
Dr. Alexander E. (Sandy) MacDonald was named the first Director of the Earth System Research Laboratory and first Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA Research Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes on July 27, 2006. Dr. MacDonald served as Acting Director for the Earth System Research Laboratory and Director of the ESRL Global Systems Division during the consolidation of the Boulder Laboratories into the Earth System Research Laboratory in 2006. Prior to the consolidation, Dr. MacDonald led the Forecast Systems Laboratory. View presentation.

BioMass & BioFuels:
Heartland Renewable Energy: http://heartlandrenew.com/
Oilgae: Algae News: http://www.oilgae.com/
Some Algae companies: http://www.oilgae.com/algae/oil/biod/cos/cos.html
GreenTech News on Algae: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9933355-54.html
News at Princeton: Biofuels ‘done right’ can curb greenhouse gas emissions and provide other benefits: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S24/77/72I91/index.xml?section=topstories

15 Algae companies making News:
http://earth2tech.com/2008/03/27/15-algae-startups-bringing-pond-scum-to-fuel-tanks/
Solix: http://www.solixbiofuels.com/

Hybrids & Plug-ins:
Hybrids Plus: http://hybrids-plus.com/
Shai Agassi’s Plug-in Cars Infrastructure Stretch Goals: http://www.betterplace.com/
 
Other References:
Energy Conversion Tables: http://www.uwsp.edu/CNR/wcee/keep/Mod1/Whatis/energyresourcetables.htm
Renewable Energy World Magazine & News: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com

Colorado Based Public Organizations dealing in Energy:
National Renewable Energy Labs home page http://www.nrel.gov/
Colorado Governor’s Energy Office http://www.colorado.gov/energy/
Colorado Public Utilities Commission http://www.dora.state.co.us/PUC/
University of Colorado Energy Initiative: http://ei.colorado.edu/
CSU Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory: www.EECLColoState.edu
ENVIROFIT: www.Envirofit.org

Colorado Utilities:
Xcel Energy:  http://www.xcelenergy.com/Company/Pages/Home.aspx
TRI-STATE:  http://www.tristate.coop/landing.cfm

Colorado Based Solar Companies:
Abound: www.aboundsolar.com
Ascent Solar: http://www.ascentsolar.com/
PrimeStar: http://www.primestarsolar.com/
SkyFuel: http://www.skyfuel.com/
SunEdison: http://www.sunedison.com/
Namaste Solar: http://www.namastesolar.com/index.htm
REC Solar: http://www.recsolar.com/cm/Home.html
SolSource: http://www.solsourceinc.com/

Wind:
RES Americas: http://www.res-americas.com/
Vestas: http://www.vestas.com/

Nuclear:
http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf103.html

Energy Consulting & Services Companies:
Ch2Mhill: http://www.ch2m.com/corporate/
TDA: www.tda.com
ERM: http://www.erm.com/erm/main.nsf/pages/homepage?opendocument
VSNI: www.vsnicorp.com

Colorado Associations/ nonprofits
CORE: Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy http://www.corecolorado.org/
CCIA: Colorado Cleantech Industry Association http://www.coloradocleantech.com/
CRES: Colorado Renewable Energy Society http://www.cres-energy.org/
Rocky Mountain Institute  http://www.rmi.org/
CSIA: The Colorado Technology Association http://www.csiaonline.com/
COSEIA: Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association: http://www.coseia.org/newsite/index.php?id=1
Environment Colorado: http://www.environmentcolorado.org/events
ASEA: American Solar Energy Society:  http://www.ases.org/
iCAST; www.icastusa.org
Tie Rockies: http://www.rockies.tie.org/
invVEST: Invest in Energy that’s Sustainable thru Virtual Teams: www.invVEST.org

National Level Organizations:
E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs: http://www.e2.org/jsp/generic.jsp
McKinsey Global Institute: http://www.mckinsey.com/mgi/
Cleantech group LLC http://cleantech.com/
Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com
Next100: http://next100.com/?gclid=CLWTw97R_5kCFQ9JagodLz7_LQ
Greentechmedia: http://www.greentechmedia.com
Renewable Energy World Magazine & News: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com
invVEST: Invest in Energy that’s Sustainable thru Virtual Teams: www.invVEST.org

Market Creation & Strategy References Influencing Vision:
Competing for the Future: Gary Hamel & C.K. Prahalad
Innovators Dilemma: Clayton M. Christensen
Black Swan: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation: Robert Burgelman
Hot, Flat & Crowded: Thomas Friedman: http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/
Discipline of Market Leaders Michael Treacy & Fred Wiresema
Built to Last and Good to Great by Jim Collins
It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business is Driven by Purpose by Roy Spence

Energy Dynamics Book References:
Two Billion Cars: Driving Towards Sustainability by Daniel Sperling & Deborah Gordon
Green to Gold by Daniel C. Esty & Andrew Winston
Sustainable Energy — without the hot air by David JC MacKay http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/sustainable/book/tex/sewtha.pdf
Go Green Live Rich by David Bach
Freedom From Oil by David Sandalow
Gusher of Lies Robert Bryce
Recent Renewable Energy Forums in Colorado:
NREL Growth Forums:
VSNI: Grassroots Renewable Energy Session
CORE Summit
TiE SEI SIG

Upcoming Forums & Sessions:
Visit for extensive lists of SEI/REI events: http://www.ethanolplug.com/IndustryEvents/tabid/108/Default.aspx
http://www.renewableenergyconferences.com/

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