Local Resources – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) – Renewable energy resource maps, reports, programs, planning, and financing information. Also oversees the Alaska Renewable Energy Grant Fund.
Alaska Energy Network - A public networking site that allows people interested in Alaska’s energy matters to share information and connect with others, and to ask energy-related questions that get answered by experts.
Alaska Energy Wiki - Designed to provide information on energy technologies, energy opportunities, and energy projects in Alaska.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) – Residential energy efficiency and energy resources library, programs, and financing information. Includes home weatherization and energy efficiency grants and rebate programs in addition to low-interest financing.
Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) – University of Alaska’s research center for applied energy research to lower energy costs and develop economic opportunities throughout Alaska.
Alaska Center for Energy and Power(ACEP) publication database – University of Alaska’s Center for Energy and Power’s searchable database of energy research, including papers, presentations and reports.
AKEnergyEfficiency.Org – Alaska Energy Efficiency Partnership provides useful information for homeowners, building owners, professionals and students about ways to be more energy efficient.
Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) - Research and development of cold-climate building techniques and technologies, including energy efficiency and micro-generation renewable energy technology.
The Denali Commission – Independent federal agency that focuses on providing critical utilities, infrastructure, and economic support to rural Alaskan communities.
Green Star, Inc. – Provides information and resources on energy efficiency and runs the GreenStar Award program, recognizing businesses and organizations that meet the high environmental standards set by the GreenStar award.
UAF Bristol Bay Campus Sustainable Energy Program – Sustainable Energy Program at the UAF Bristol Bay Campus that offers state-wide energy courses, community outreach projects and research.
National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Links
Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DoE EERE) – Comprehensive data site with information about renewable energy use, emerging technologies in renewable energy and energy efficiency, information about tax incentives and policy, and energy efficiency home improvement guides.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Renewable energy research and development lab based in Golden, Colorado.
Western Governors Association - Maintains an advisory committee on clean and diversified energy.
Energy Star – National, government-backed organization focusing on energy efficiency technology and the certification of energy efficient appliances and electronics.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) – Provides official energy statistics for the U.S. government.
Minerals Management Service Offshore Energy and Minerals Management – Provides information about the MMS’ offshore energy programs for renewable energy.
National Policy Sites
Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy - Information on tax incentives, rebate programs, portfolio standards, green power programs and other policies.
Clean Energy States Alliance – Works with clean energy funds across the country to build and expand clean energy markets in the United States.
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy - A national non-profit focusing on energy efficiency policy and research.
Alliance to Save Energy - A non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders that promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.
Renewable Energy Policy Project - Provides policy analysis and recommendations for increasing the use of renewable energy at the state and national level.
American Council on Renewable Energy – National advocacy and research non-profit focused on facilitating and increasing the development of renewable energy resources in the United States.
Renewable Energy Resources
National Biodiesel Board – National trade association representing the biodiesel industry.
National Biomass Energy Program – US DoE’s Biomass energy program.
Pacific Regional Biomass Energy Partnership – Promotes bioenergy development in Alaska, Hawaii, and the Northwest.
Tongass Futures Roundtable Biomass – SE Alaska working group that provides information and policy recommendations for the development of biomass resources on the panhandle.
UAF Cooperative Extension Service’s Wood Energy page – Provides information on using wood energy for home heating.
Alaska Biodiesel and SVO Network - Alaska based group that provides news, workshops, and education on the production of biodiesel in Alaska.
Geothermal Resource Council – International association for geothermal education, including industry, researchers, and government.
National Geothermal Energy Program – US DoE’s geothermal energy program.
Chena Hot Springs Resort: Renewables – This resort features the first geothermal electric power plant in Alaska, along with several new and innovative applications for geothermal resources.
Electric Power Research Institute - Ocean energy webpage for this non-profit energy research center for the electric power industry.
American Solar Energy Society – National association dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy.
National Solar Energy Program – US DoE’s solar energy program.
Alaska Sun – Alaskans supporting solar energy with a link to the Solar Design Manual for Alaska.
Wind Powering America – US DoE’s wind energy program.
American Wind Energy Association – National trade association promoting the development of wind power.
Installed Wind Capacity PowerPoint – National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation’s primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. This link is an animated PowerPoint showing installed wind capacity in the U.S. from 199-2009.
2010 Guide to Wind Energy Ordinances – U.S. Department of Energy guide to the basics of how wind energy ordinances are established and what elements they generally contain. This guide also includes links to additional resources on wind energy ordinances.
Transportation in Major Alaskan Communities
Anchorage’s People Mover – Municipality of Anchorage public transit website with bus routes, schedules, and information on how to ride the bus.
Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage – Provides information on current events, news, and tips on how to make the transition to becoming a bike commuter.
Off the Chain - A community cooperative bicycle shop run by volunteers in Anchorage. Provides services, training and parts to the public.
Anchorage Share-A-Ride Website – Provides information on van-pooling in the Anchorage area and offers a free and confidential car-pool matching program.
Fairbanks Cycle Club - Homepage for this small cycling club, with excellent tips and resources for year-round commuting in Fairbanks as well as weekend rides.
Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Bus System – Provides transit times and maps, fare information, and schedule updates for the FNSB public transportation system.
FNSB’s “Don’t be Fuelish” Initiative - A friendly competition between businesses and individuals to reduce fossil fuel use.
Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club – Juneau-based bike racing club.
Juneau’s Capital Transit Homepage – Provides bus routes, schedules, fares, and information on how to ride the bus.
Recycling – What You Can Recycle and Where in the Following Alaskan Communities:
Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Alliance to Save Energy - Listing of employment opportunities at the Alliance and related organizations.
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy – Provides links and job postings for positions in the energy efficiency field.
American Wind Energy Association - Career center for opportunities in wind energy.
Department of Energy Jobs Listing – Online listing and application process for openings with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Energy Job Listings – A list of energy-related jobs in the Northwest from the Energy Ideas Clearinghouse.
Green Energy Jobs - International job listings in the field of green energy.
GreenLocalJobs.com - Search job listings by geographic area, including Anchorage and find local experts.
Hydrofoundation Job Board – Listing of openings in the hydropower field.
Idealist.org - Searchable international job listings for non-profit and governmental organizations.
National Society of Professional Engineers – Features job listings, online resume posting, career tips, mentoring programs, continuing education opportunities, and resources for high school and college students.
National Energy Technology Laboratory - Provides information on position vacancies and research opportunities at the Lab.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Features current job openings at the Lab.