RENEWABLE & GENERAL ENERGY SITES
US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: the leading Federal agency on renewable energy.
US Energy Information Administration: global independent statistics and analysis.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory: NREL is the primary laboratory in the US for renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D.
American Council on Renewable Energy: ACORE is the national trade and advocacy organization for renewable energy in the US. WoodFuels is a member.
Renewable Energy World: offers a free subscriber news service with weekly news about renewable energy around the globe.
US Database of Renewable Energy Programs: a great site with lots of information about renewable energy incentives and policies in every state, funded by the DoE.
EU Directorate General for Energy and Transport: the Intelligent Energy Program is the EU’s tool for funding action to improve market conditions and move toward a more “energy intelligent Europe”.
International Energy Agency: a forum of 28 member countries committed to sharing energy information, coordinating policies, and cooperating in the development of programs that ensure energy security, encourage economic growth, and protect the environment.
European Biomass Association: non-profit whose mission is to promote the sustainable development of the bioenergy sector in the EU.
WOOD PELLET INDUSTRY SITES
Biomass Thermal Energy Council: BTEC is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications in the US.
Pellet Fuels Institute: national trade association for wood pellet fuel manufacturers, equipment suppliers and other supportive industries in the US.
Wood Pellet Association of Canada: sister organization to PFI in Canada.
European Pellet Centre: comprehensive data on EU pellet industry, including boiler manufacturers, pellet consumers, producers, transport companies, etc.
Swedish BioEnergy Association: one of Europe’s leading associations; Scandinavia is on the cutting edge of pellet manufacturing and heating technology.
Austrian Energy Agency: “scientific companion” to the government, seeks economically efficient and rational application of energy use, promotes renewable energy sources.
ENVIRONMENTAL & FORESTRY SITES
Sustainable Forestry Initiative: third-party certification for sustainable forest management in North America and supports responsible fiber sourcing globally.
Forest Stewardship Council: independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests.
The Nature Conservancy: preserving and protecting the Earth’s natural places.
US Forest Service: agency of the US Dept. of Agriculture, manages public lands in national forests and grasslands.
Society of American Foresters: national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the US.
The Pinchot Institute: strengthening forest conservation thought, policy and action in the US.
Conservation International: building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration – empowering responsible and sustainable care for nature and global biodiversity, and the well-being of humanity.