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Ag on the Web

Renewable energy is one of the hottest discussion topics around AURI, especially since the Institute was selected as one of 10 national sites to host a federally-funded energy center. We have visited hundreds of Web sites related to alternative energy and found a few standouts that our readers might be interested in. And of course, it is always worth visiting to see what we’ve been up to.

Renewable Energy World

A companion to the bi-monthly magazine Renewable Energy World, this site includes news from around the world on energy and environmental issues. Search through archived articles from the magazine, published by James & James, a worldwide provider of energy and environmental information for professionals. Check out current news and click on a few links to find more energy information. Subscribe to the bi-monthly magazine’s print version, free to qualifying professionals.

Energy Who’s Who

Be prepared for lots of scrolling through this database of names and energy subjects. A few links are out of date, but the comprehensive list will help you find a few contacts you’re looking for. Click to the page’s sponsor, Common Purpose, a nonprofit promoting renewable energy use and energy efficiency.

Renewable Energy Businesses

We have found another handy tool for locating various renewable energy businesses on the Web. This one is a keeper. The Renewable Energy Businesses page is an online phone book, categorized for easy searching. Search by location (country or state), product type, business type or name from a directory with more than 7,000 businesses and organizations worldwide. And that’s not all – click a link for renewable energy news or information resources. There is plenty here to keep you busy.

Solar Access was started by a group of professionals who have created one of the most trusted Internet sources for the renewable energy industry. Besides newspaper-style current events, the site offers a marketplace, online education opportunities, electronic classified ads, an industry events calendar, employment opportunities and business promotions. Solar Access professionals state they are devoted to helping others learn about renewable energy and are available to contact anytime.

Offshore Services

For browsers looking for information on how to save on utility power bills or how residential-scale, alternate-energy systems work, this is worth a few minutes read. Topics include wind energy, solar hot water, micro hydro and more. There is also a list of projects by the site’s sponsor, Offshore Services, Ltd., which designs and installs alternate-energy and remote-power systems. It includes links to other company sites.

Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit committed to developing renewable energy awareness and use. During its 25-year history, MRES has become one of Minnesota’s more respected sources for renewable energy technology and development expertise. The Web site is an attractive, easy-to-use resource for contacting the organization, finding out about membership and volunteer activities, or finding a few helpful links to other renewable energy sites.