Alternative Transportation &
EERE Alternative Fuels Data Center
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. This site has more
than 3,000 documents in its database, an interactive fuel station mapping
system, current listings of available alternative fuel vehicles, and lots of
alternative fuels information and related links.
The objective of this site is to provide a human face to the topic of
sustainable transportation with a focus on the people and policy, as well as
Global Stewards: Sustainable
This page provides information on alternative transportation
ideas, alternative fuel vehicles, and ways to improve fuel
Greasecar Vegetable Fuels System
Vegetable Fuel Systems allow mechanically injected diesel vehicles to run on
straight, filtered vegetable oil. Vegetable oil as fuel is a cleaner, safer and
less expensive alternative to petroleum based fuel. It can be locally produced,
even grown in your own back yard!
Green Car Congress
Congress mission is to provide timely, high-quality editorial about the
full spectrum of energy options, technologies, products, issues and policies
related to sustainable mobility.
National Biodiesel Board
Biodiesel Board (NBB) is the national trade association representing the
biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the
This site is
dedicated to promoting pneumatic vehicles - cars that run on compressed air
rather than a combustion engine.
Prescott Alternative Transportation
Working towards a bicycle and pedestrian friendly central Yavapai community.
The veggie van has traversed the United States, logging over
25,000 miles on biodiesel. The driver, Joshua Tickell is also the author of
"From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as
an Alternative Fuel", a great resource to any biodiesel enthusiast, containing
the step-by-step process to make your own fuel.
Community, which began in 1962 in a caravan park in northeast Scotland, is
known internationally for its experiments with new models of holistic and
sustainable living. Cooperation and co-creation with nature have always been
prime aspects of the community's work, ever since it became famous in the late
sixties for its remarkable and beautiful gardens grown in adverse conditions on
the sand dunes of the Findhorn peninsula.
Environmental Building News. The web site includes articles, reviews, and news
stories that are a prime resource on energy-efficient, resource-efficient, and
healthy building practices
Earth Home Page
Full of information on cast earth
Cob building uses hands and feet to form lumps of earth
mixed with sand and straw, a sensory and aesthetic experience similar to
sculpting with clay.
Bainbridge's slides on Straw Bale Construction
Straw Bale in
The Earthship is a completely
independent globally oriented dwelling unit made from materials that are
indigenous to the entire planet. The Earthship has been designed to reduce our
impact on the planet and increase our connection to it by utilizing recycled
and low embodied energy materials, passive solar heating and cooling,
photovoltaic power system, catchwater, solar hot water, gray water and black
water treatment systems.
Efficient Building Association
The Energy & Environmental Building
Association promotes the awareness, education and development of energy
efficient, environmentally responsible buildings and communities.
An information source for energy efficient construction and
environmentally friendly building.
The commercial yurt company.
Pre-cut, pre-drilled houses
Skillful Means Builders - Straw Bale
A conventional and straw-bale building, design and consulting
Solar Design Associates
architecture group in Massachusetts that specializes in designing solar
Solstice straw bale site.
Bale Housing E-zine
Straw Bale Home Construction: A Monthly E-zine for the
Straw Bale Community.
Design firm specializing in passive and active solar
design, recycled and reclaimed building materials, and alternative building
Sustainable Architecture, Building and
A unique collection of links and information oriented around
ecological and natural building.
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
The SBIC has a great collection of information on designing and building energy
provides resources that offer practical options to the conventional methods of
building, community, travel, and more.
a portal for ideas, patents and products.
Go straight to their
Global Directory to environmental products and services.
All non-electric Goods
Findhorn Foundation, established by the community in 1972, is a major centre of
holistic education conducting programmes for over 4,500 residential visitors a
year from over 50 countries. Today it is the heart of what has become one of
largest holistic communities in the world and is the centre of this rapidly
Star Web Site
Up-to-date descriptions of the many energy efficiency
programs and incentives available under the umbrella of Energy Star.
Figure out how to reduce your current energy bills. This site can
help you determine your current energy use and gives suggestions on how to make
your home more energy efficient.
Residential Energy Efficiency Database
Find out what energy efficiency programs your utility and/or state offers to
help you save energy and money.
Solarnet gathers project plans and strategies that help
us reform our energy habits one step at a time. Old and new technologies can
help us reduce consumption of fossil fuel resources before this winter ends.
Who knows what wonders can be made out of petrochemicals, if we don't just
flame them all off ?
Common Purpose Institute for Energy
and Environmental Solutions
A non-profit organization with the mission of
advocacy and coalition-building among individuals, businesses, industries,
communities, and governments in identifying and implementing regional and
global market-based Energy and Environmental solutions.
EnviroLink is a non-profit organization dedicated to
providing you with the most comprehensive, up-to-date environmental resources
Impact Living Initiative
Low-Impact Living Initiative (LILI) is a non-profit
organization whose mission is to help people reduce their impact on the
environment, improve their quality of life, gain new skills, live in a
healthier and more satisfying way, have fun, and save money
Associates' Energy & Environmental Resources
This is a compilation of
information and ideas relating to renewable energy; efficient energy use;
electric and hybrid vehicles (including solar cars); sustainable development;
the environment; and energy and environmental education.
The place to look for larger wind generators
Global Sun Oven
Cook with the sun!
Produces several lines
of charge controllers, including the popular Pro-Star, and
Manufacturer of small,
Information on DC pumps
Manufacturer of DC
Manufacturer of the
AIR 403 series, and now the Whisper line of wind generators.
Manufacturer of composting
Manufacturer of high quality
inverters, charge controllers, electrical components.
Magic Mushroom Lamp & Waterfall
A unique gift collection of hand-crafted Lamps and Waterfalls that
resemble Mushrooms. Made in the USA. Secure on-line ordering.
Stay warm with just one small fire a day
comprehensive list of businesses in the Prescott
All kinds of water resources: drilling, pipes, tanks,
Backwoods Home Magazine practical
ideas for self-reliant living.
They offer informative articles on a wide
range of subjects including building, alternative energy, farming, gardening,
food and cooking, country living and much more.
Chelsea Green Publishing
Home Power magazine is the Hands-on Journal of Home-Made
Power. If you are interested in: making your own electricity from renewable
energy, alternative vehicles, or finding out the latest in related technologies
and life-styles, then this publication can keep you up to date.
Power Magazine archives
Archives for past issues of Home Power
Renewable Energy Resources:
One person's approach to producing power
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
A gateway to hundreds of Web sites
and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable
Energy Information Administration
Official Energy Statistics from the U.S.
The Database of State Incentives for
Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state,
local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.
To access information, use the menu to the left or click on the maps below.
Non-profit organization offering information and links to the
hydrogen and renewable energy industries
Renewable Energy Laboratory
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy's effort to secure an energy
future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
Energy Policy Project
Web site of the Center for Renewable Energy and
Sustainable Technology (CREST). The grandfather of energy-efficiency Web sites,
CREST is a great starting point for any search on energy efficiency, renewable
energy, and sustainable technology. Among the resources housed here are content
of the Greening of the White House CD-ROM and archives from the greenbuilding
and strawbale email lists.
The purpose of the Renewable Energy Technologies Division at
Sandia National Laboratories is to develop commercially viable energy
technologies based on solar, wind, and geothermal resources that become
significant domestic and international energy supplies, with a primary focus on
the utility sector.
The Source for Renewable Energy
3,000 renewable-energy-related businesses and organizations throughout the
world are covered in this browsable directory. Great listings, as they have
many organizations of interest that are not yet on the Web.
A coalition working to improve the quality of life, the
environment and the economy of Minnesota by promoting energy efficiency and the
sound use of renewable energy.
Go directly to theirsolar resources page
A source for RV-related information and links on the
RV Camping with Solar Power
Great information on how to set up a solar charging system for your
Solar Energy Resources:
Arizona Solar Center
solar energy in Arizona
DOE Solar Energy Technologies
Solar Energy Center
A research center at the University of Central
This site explores
the new age of modern house design, solar heating, and cutting edge
photovoltaic technology. Theory as well as practical application are
demonstrated with models and animated gifs in a pleasant background of midi
Million Solar Roofs Initiative
Million Solar Roofs Initiative is sponsored by the DOE. The goal is to
facilitate the sale and installation of one million "solar roofs" by
Solar and renewable energy information.
Just how much sunshine do you get?
A program to
calculate solar angles based on location, date and time
Develops course curriculum materials related to
building integrated PV power stations for the North American electrical
Information on solar energy in Texas
Wind Energy Resources:
An organization dedicated to promoting wind energy in
Cranfield Wind Turbine Research
Wind energy in the UK - out of date, but still has lots of good
Wind Energy Resource Atlas
Check out how much wind potential your area has.