Sustainable/Renewable Energy

Definition

Renewable energy is energy that is derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment.

Terms to search

 renewable energy  energy conservation
 green energy  energy conversion
 solar energy  energy consumption
 wind power  sustainability
 energy policy  sustainable engineering
 global warming  

Databases

EBSCOhost
Search multiple article databases such as GreenFILE, Academic Search Complete, and MasterFILE Premier.

IBISWorld
Industry Reports

  • Solar Power in the US
  • Wind Power in the US
  • Solar Thermal Energy Equipment Manufacturing 

Journals

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Print Books and eBooks

Library Catalog 
eBrary 
Credo Reference
  • Encyclopedia of Energy
  • Dictionary of Environmental Science and Technology

Websites

Home Energy Audits
This website outlines some different way to do a home energy audit.

Energy Star
This website provides information on installing Energy Star appliance in the home and information on rebates that may be available.

National Renewable Energy Lab
This is the website for the National Renewable Energy Lab where the government conducts research and development on renewable energy. It is also located in Golden, CO and has a visitorís center, which is very interesting and informative.

Renewable Energy World
This website gives a good overview of each of the renewable energy sources.

US Department of Energy
Provides basic information on all fossil fuels

Science Daily
This is an excellent publication that provides the latest news and developments in the science community.