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Renewable Energy




  • Biomass Energy Center

  • Biomass Maps These maps illustrate the biomass resources available in the United States by county. Biomass feedstock data are analyzed both statistically and graphically using a geographic information system (GIS). The following feedstock categories are evaluated: crop residues, forest residues, primary and secondary mill residues, urban wood waste, and methane emissions from manure management, landfills, and domestic wastewater treatment.

  • Census of Agriculture Public archive of Census publications published prior to 1987.

  • Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools Web site provides maps, data and tools for renewable energy resources that determine which energy technologies are viable solutions in domestic and international regions

  • Purdue Extension Renewable Energy Site Access Purdue University publications, energy analysis tools, and links to further information on wind energy, solar energy, bioenergy, on-farm efficiency, and biofuels co-products.

  • Renewable Fuels Association An industry perspective on renewable fuel production with special focus on ethanol. Access information on state and federal legislation and regulation of ethanol`s market use. Browse industry resources, including industry statistics and market opportunities. Visit the Resource Center for further information about ethanol manufacture and use. The Media Center features news about ethanol in print, audio, and visual formats.

  • Renewable Resource Data Center The Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC) provides access to an extensive collection of renewable energy resource data, maps, and tools. Biomass, geothermal, solar, and wind resource data for locations throughout the United States can be found through the RReDC.

  • Renewable Resources Databases Because renewable resources vary considerably from one geographic location to another, optimal siting of renewable energy systems requires knowledge of the specific resource characteristics—availability, magnitude, and variability—at any given location. NREL provides high-quality renewable energy resource data for U.S. and international locations.

  • U.S. Dept. of Energy Biomass Program The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy`s Biomass Program works with industry, academia, and our national laboratory partners on a balanced portfolio of research in biomass feedstocks and conversion technologies. Through research, development, and demonstration efforts geared toward the development of integrated biorefineries, the Biomass Program is helping transform the nation`s renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost competitive, high performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower.

  • U.S. Energy Information Administration Find statistics on consumption of several renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind, and alternative transportation fuels). Monthly and annual reports are also available, which cover Analysis and Projections on various aspects of renewable energy manufacture and use.