organizations for renewable energy
The organizations in this section address general energy and
conservation topics. To find organizations which focus on a specific type of energy such as
Solar Energy or Wind Energy click on the
'Organizations' menu item in those sections.
ACORE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. with member organizations from every aspect and sector of the renewable energy industries and their trade associations, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and biofuels, hydropower tidal/current energy and waste energy. The scope of ACORE’s membership also spans – among others – financial institutions, government leaders, educators, end-users, professional service providers and allied non-profit groups. ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening the thought leaders in each of these sectors, publishing collaborative research and facilitating communications among members, their stakeholders and the media.
Campaign Earth is an environmental organization targeted at young people which seeks to bring everyday people to a new level of personal involvement in critical environmental issues, like global warming. The information is presented in an upbeat style and the action in easily accomplished, accessible programs, like our Monthly Challenge. The organization is focused on providing realistic vehicles of opportunity that recognize the power of mainstream Americans and give them a choice!
The Clean Power Campaign is a non-profit coalition of environmental, scientific and public interest groups, and renewable energy technology companies based in Sacramento, California but working collaboratively with issue allies throughout the Pacific and Western regions.
Greenpeace is a well-known non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over forty countries. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity. Greenpeace focuses its campaigning on world wide issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling and anti-nuclear issues. Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying and research to achieve its goals. While widely known for its efforts in activities such as fighting commercial whaling, Greenpeace is also extremely active in many campaigns which support renewable energy including fighting drilling in the arctic and publicizing problems associated with nuclear energy.
The National Association of Energy
Service Companies is a national trade association which has been
promoting the benefits of the widespread use of energy efficiency
for over 20 years. NAESCO works
to open new markets for energy services by directly promoting
the value of demand reduction to customers through seminars,
workshops, training programs, publication of case studies and
guidebooks, and the compilation and dissemination of aggregate
Drawing on the original effort that led to the creation of NEHA, the association today stands as a strong professional society with over 4,500 members across the nation. Clearly NEHA’s mission, “to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all” is as relevant today as it was when the organization was founded. The basis for the association’s activities is the belief that the professional who is educated and motivated is the professional who will make the greatest contribution to the healthful environmental goals which we all seek. Accordingly, great emphasis is placed on providing, through each of NEHA’s programs, both an educational as well as a motivational opportunity.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Photovoltaic (PV) research is focused on decreasing the nation's reliance on fossil-fuel generated electricity by lowering the cost of delivered electricity and improving the efficiency of PV modules and systems. NREL's PV research contributes to these goals through fundamental research, advanced materials and devices, and technology development.
The mission of the Pew Environment Group, the conservation arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, is to help meet what we view as one of the seminal challenges of our time: saving the natural environment and protecting the rich array of life it supports. We focus on the biggest problems facing our world, because they threaten to cause the greatest damage unless they are solved. Our aim is to strengthen environmental policies and practices in ways that produce significant and measurable protection for terrestrial and marine systems worldwide. In doing so, we work to advance scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental problems along with their solutions; provide economic analysis of decisions affecting such issues; design innovative policy solutions to these problems; and mobilize public support for implementing these solutions.
Post Carbon Institute is a think, action and education tank offering research, project tools, education and information to implement proactive strategies to adapt to an energy constrained world. The development of Post Carbon Institute came out of concern for the environmental, social, political and economic ramifications of global over-reliance on cheap energy. Our main response to these concerns is the strategy of Relocalization, which aims to rebuild societies based on the local production of food and energy, and the Relocalization of currency, governance and culture. The main goals of Relocalization are to increase community energy security, strengthen local economies, and dramatically improve environmental conditions and social equity.
This organization, founded by the legendary John Muir, has been working since 1892 to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. It is one of the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. The Sierra Club has a number of campaigns specifically focused on energy issues including the Beyond Coal and Beyond Oil campaigns.
SACE advocates for federal, state and local climate policy solutions, energy efficiency programs and policies, and renewable energy such as solar, wind, and sustainable bioenergy. We promote clean fuels and vehicles, oppose nuclear and coal-fired power plant expansion, and encourage the retirement of old, dirty inefficient coal-fired power plants in our region.
SBIC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of America's
buildings. SBIC is the publisher of Green Building Guidelines for professional developers and a leading advocate of green building practices.
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