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Airborne Wind Energy Consortium
The Airborne Wind Energy Consortium unites the stakeholders of the industry into a single, focused voice. Our primary purpose is to promote research, development and deployment of airborne wind energy worldwide. The Consortium is comprised of industry firms, academic researchers, utilities, government agencies and other stakeholders who work together to advance the industry.

All Power Labs
ALL Power Labs, located in Berkeley, CA,  is a global leader in small-scale gasification. They make biomass gasifiers that are ready for everyday use, to serve real world distributed energy needs. Their project started with the open source Gasifier Experimenter’s Kit (GEK) to encourage research, education and DIY hacking in biomass thermal conversion.  Three years later it has evolved into the GEK Power Pallet— a fully automated solution for personal scale biomass power generation. 

American Solar Energy Society
Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We advance education, research and policy.

American Wind Energy Association
AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry - one of the world's fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world.

BioEnergy Research Group (BERG)
The Bioenergy Research Group at Aston University is one of the largest university based research groups in thermal biomass conversion in the world. It was formed in 1986 as a focus for a range of inter-related activities in biomass conversion and environmental studies related to global warming and has grown into a substantial multi-disciplinary research effort.

Disseminates information on the European Commission's research on using biomass materials to produce non-food products. Biomass is organic matter available on a renewable basis, such as agricultural products and organic wastes. The Commission is investigating biomass for the production of fuels, products, and chemicals.

California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)
The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Greening Your World®. Join us for free workshops; take advantage of incentive programs; attend our special events, and contact us for technical assistance. CCSE is here to help.

California Wind Energy Collaborative (CWEC) 
California Wind Energy Collaborative (CWEC) is committed to supporting the development of safe, reliable, cost effective, and environmentally responsible wind power in California. CWEC is a partnership of the University of California and the California Energy Commission. It was established in 2002 to provide a centralized state-level forum for wind power issues, unbound by the traditional constraints of existing government and industry bodies.

Canadian Wind Energy Association

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a non-profit trade association that promotes the appropriate development and application of all aspects of wind energy in Canada, including the creation of a suitable policy environment. Established in 1984, CanWEA represents the wind energy community — organizations and individuals who are directly involved in the development and application of wind energy technology, products and services.

Centre for Biomass Technology
The Centre for Biomass Technology is a Danish biomass information network of four technological institutes working with biomass. Their job is to promote the utilization of wood, straw and other biofuels for energy purposes as alternatives to traditional fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas.

Center for Resource Solutions
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. CRS is a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Our leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets.

Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)
The California Center for Sustainable Energy is a nonprofit org that promotes change for a clean energy future.CCSE helps residents, businesses and public agencies save energy, reduce grid demand and generate their own power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs. CCSE also provides the community with objective information, research, analysis and long-term planning on energy issues and technologies.

Clean Energy States Alliance
States across the U.S. with established clean energy funds or programs have banded together to promote clean energy technologies. CESA is a nonprofit organization comprised of members from 16 clean energy funds and two state agencies; it provides information and technical services to its members and works with them to build and expand clean energy markets in the United States.

Coalition for Green Capital
The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) is a non-profit organization based out of Washington, DC. The CGC exists for the purpose of designing, developing and implementing green banks at the state, federal, and international level. The CGC also advocates for tax and finance policies that support investment in energy efficiency and clean energy. 

Driven by a common interest in advancing the solar industry in Colorado, we started with the hope of providing a useful resource for consumers and solar installers alike. We believe that by increasing awareness of solar energy and its benefits for Colorado, we can help this growing industry thrive. 

Electric Auto Association
The Electric Auto Association (EAA) was formed in 1967 by Walter Laski in San Jose, California. The EAA is a non-profit educational organization that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of Electric Vehicles. The EAA acts as a public source of information to communicate developments in electric vehicle technology, to encourage experimentation in the building of electric vehicles, and to organize public exhibits and events of electric vehicles, and to educate the public on the progress and benefits of electric vehicle technology.

Energy Foundation
The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems. Our mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy — new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future. Our geographic focus is on the United States and China, the largest and fastest growing energy markets in the world. Our primary role is as a grant maker, providing resources to the institutions that most effectively leverage change. When we see an unmet need we also take direct initiatives, commission papers, or convene meetings.

European Association for Renewable Energy (EUROSOLAR)
The European Association for Renewable Energy was founded in 1988. It is a registered non-profit organization that conducts its work independently of political parties, institutions, commercial enterprises and interest groups. The association is dedicated to the cause of completely substituting for nuclear and fossil energy through renewable energy, regards solar energy supply as essential to preserve the natural resources and a prerequisite for a sustainable economy, acts to change conventional political priorities and common infrastructures in favor of renewable energy, from the local to the international level, brings together expertise from the fields of politics, economy, science and culture to promote the entry of solar energy.

European Biomass Association
The European Biomass Association is a non profit Brussels based international organization founded in 1990 whose mission is to develop the market for sustainable bioenergy, and ensure favorable business conditions for its members.

European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
EPIA is the world's largest industry association devoted to the solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity market.The association aims to promote PV at national, European and worldwide levels and to assist its members in their business development in both the European Union and export markets.

European Wind Energy Association
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting the utilization of wind power in Europe and worldwide. It is ideally situated in the heart of the EU district of Brussels ensuring close proximity to European decision-makers. It now has over 600 members from nearly 60 countries including manufacturers with a 90% share of the global wind power market, plus component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, developers, contractors, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies and consultants. This combined strength makes EWEA the world’s largest and most powerful wind energy network.

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the world's premier advocacy organization dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. FCHEA and its membership are at the forefront of efforts to transform the energy network, fundamentally altering the way energy is generated and used. Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies are being commercially deployed today to solve critical problems in our energy infrastructure and deliver clean, reliable power to leading edge corporate, academic and public sector users. FCHEA's membership represents the full spectrum of the supply chain from universities, government laboratories and agencies, trade associations, fuel cell materials, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, utilities and other end users.

Global Energy Network Institute (GENI)
GENI's mission is to conduct research and to educate world leaders and the public about the critical viability of the interconnection of electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources, what we call 'the GENI Initiative.' Our research shows that linking renewables between all nations will mollify conflicts, grow economies and increase the quality of life and health for all. This is a strategy rooted in the highest priority of the World Game simulation developed by Dr. Buckminster Fuller three decades ago.

Green-e is the nation's leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products. It is a program of Center for Resource Solutions.

GreenEnergy Biomass
Green Energy Biomass (GEB) is a Vietnamese-registered company engaged in the production of biomass derived from the plant Jatropha Curcas - an ethical, and sustainable second generation biofuel feedstock. Cultivated on marginally-productive lands, Jatropha production avoids upward pressure on food prices and negative impact on high-conservation ecologies. GEB aims to become the leading provider of second generation biofuel feedstock in Vietnam.

Green Mountain Energy

In 1997, Green Mountain was founded with the mission to change the way energy is made.  Green Mountain was one of the earliest pioneers in offering cleaner energy to consumers and businesses. More than a decade later, it remains the only retail electricity provider in the nation that is committed to this mission. Since their inception, their customers have helped spur the development of over 40 new wind and solar facilities across the nation.

International Network of Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
International Network of Sustainable Energy is a global network of independent non-governmental organizations working for sustainable energy solutions to reduce poverty and protect the environment.

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was officially established in Bonn on 26 January 2009. To Date 148 states and the European Union signed the Statute of the Agency; amongst them are 48 African, 38 European, 35 Asian, 17 American and 10 Australia/Oceania States.Mandated by these governments worldwide, IRENA will promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms or renewable energy. Acting as the global voice for renewable energies, IRENA will facilitate access to all relevant renewable energy information, including technical data, economic data and renewable resource potential data. IRENA will share experiences on best practices and lessons learned regarding policy frameworks, capacity-building projects, available finance mechanisms and renewable energy related energy efficiency measures.

International Solar Energy Society
ISES has been serving the needs of the renewable energy community since its founding in 1954. A UN-accredited NGO present in more than 50 countries, the Society supports its members in the advancement of renewable energy technology, implementation and education all over the world. The ISES Mission is to provide scientifically credible and up-to-date Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency information and networking opportunities to the global communities of scientists, educators, practitioners, industries, policy makers and to the general public.

Interstate renewable Energy Council
For nearly three decades, the non-profit IREC has worked with industry, government, educators and other stakeholders to ensure that the broader use of renewable energies is possible, safe, affordable and practical, particularly for the individual consumer.  Their successes are embedded in national energy policies and in updated utility and industry standards and best practices.  And their expert input continues to shape rules and regulations in more than 40 states.

National Council for Solar Growth
A non profit group with a mission to educate homeowners and businesses about the economic and environmental benefits of PV solar. Our primary objective is to influence a greater number of solar panel installations on homes, schools, and businesses across the US and the rest of the world at an accelerating pace.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D). NREL's mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's and our nation's energy goals. The laboratory's scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions. 

Post Carbon Institute’s mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, and ecological crises of the 21st century.

Renewable Energy Policy Project
REPP's goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs by researching, publishing, and disseminating information, creating policy tools, and hosting highly active, on-line, renewable energy discussion groups. 

Solar Action Alliance        
Solar Action Alliance is a platform for a large group of like-minded people who are concerned about the environment and what the world will be like in the future if nothing is done to conserve its energy sources. Solar energy is available freely, it’s abundant, it’s clean, it’s reliable and what is the most important thing it’s renewable energy from the sun. Far less of the world’s resources are depleted to supply energy if the sun is used to fulfill our insatiable demand for it. If you would like to join the alliance and take action on solar, please go here.

SUPERGEB Biomass and Bioenergy Consortium
SUPERGEN Bioenergy is a consortium of UK academic, research and industrial organizations studying the production of different types of biomass and investigating their behaviour in thermal conversion processes, with particular emphasis on the interaction and interface between production and conversion. Conversion processes are being investigated to improve their performance. Finally the bioenergy products are being expanded to include transport fuels and renewable chemicals within the context of a biorefinery. A wide range of system studies are included to evaluate the performance, cost, and socio-economic benefits of a wide range of bioenergy chains. 

Wise Solutions, Inc.
Providing premium performance, American-made, bio-friendly alternatives that restore the quality of our shared environments: air, water, soils, and protect these irreplaceable qualities of human life for future generations.

World Renewable Energy Congress/Network
WREN is a major non-profit organization registered in the United Kingdom with charitable status and affiliated to UNESCO,  the Deputy Director General of which is its honorary President. t maintains links with many United Nations, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Established in 1992 during the second World Renewable Energy Congress in Reading, UK, WREN is one of the most effective organizations in supporting and enhancing the utilization and implementation of renewable energy sources that are both environmentally safe and economically sustainable. This is done through a worldwide network of agencies, laboratories, institutions, companies and individuals, all working together towards the international diffusion of renewable energy technologies and applications. Representing most countries in the world, it aims to promote the communication and technical education of scientists, engineers, technicians and managers in this field and to address itself to the energy needs of both developing and developed countries.