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North America's only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.

 

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Cal-EPA led inter-agency climate assessment and policy coordination.

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Combined Heat and Power Partnership | US EPA

Voluntary program seeking to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by promoting CHP.

 

Midwest Combined Heat and Power Application Center

Comprehensive source of information on integrated systems for buildings cooling, heating, and power for eight States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

 

WADE : World Alliance for Decentralized Energy - Localpower.org

WADE works to increase the market share of cogeneration and on-site renewables in the global power mix to create a cost-effective, robust and sustainable electricity system.

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JDMT, Inc - Home Page

JDMT, Inc provides consulting services focused on waste and energy resource management.

 

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Southern California Conversion

Los AngelesCounty in leading Southern California in the assessment and implementation of ultra-clean technologies for resource recovery from Municipal Solid Waste.

 

CEN Energy Center

Swiss-based center for global clean sustainable energy and biofuels."

 

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB 

Global standard and certification scheme for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable production of biomass and biofuels.

 

EERE: State Activities and Partnerships: States with Renewable Portfolio Standards

Primary Department of Energy site for tracking clean, renewable, energy technology development and implementation.

 

EPA Renewable Fuels Portfolio

Congress directed EPA in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to design a program that requires the blending of renewable fuels into our nation’s motor-vehicle fuel supply. This program is called the Renewable Fuel Standard.

 

California Energy Commission Home Page

California Energy Commission website facilitates access to data on energy production, consumption, conservation and use in California, as well as information on renewable energy and energy research.

 

CEC Documents Portal

Guidelines, Publications, Reports, and Applications Forms for the Renewable Energy Program.

 

California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Established in 2002 under Senate Bill 1078 and accelerated in 2006 under Senate Bill 107, California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electric corporations to increase procurement from eligible renewable energy resources by at least 1% of their retail sales annually, until they reach 20% by 2010.

 

California Clean Energy Fund

The California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) was formed in 2004 to accelerate investment in California’s clean energy economy.

 

Next Generation Biofuels and Advanced Engines for Tomorrow's Transportation Needs

In November 2009, Sandia convened a workshop to examine the combined opportunities in biofuels and engines in the transportation sector. The outcome is this 34-page report.

 

California Solar

Find solar companies in California. Contact, compare and choose the best California solar company in your town.

Waste and Biomass Management

Conversion Technologies: Organic Materials Management

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is committed to ensuring the efficient use of natural resources by encouraging the continuous improvement and application of science and technology in the area of conversion technologies for organic material known as biomass.

 

The California Biomass Collaborative: Welcome

Sponsored by the California Energy Commission and other agency and industry partners, the Collaborative works to enhance the sustainable management and development of biomass in California for the production of renewable energy, biofuels, and products.

 

EERE: Biomass Program Home Page

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable energy's Biomass Program is focusing its research and development (R&D) efforts to ensure that cellulosic ethanol is cost competitive by 2012.

 

EERE:Biomass Program: Biomass Document Database

Publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Biomass Program and other biomass-related documents. Reports, fact sheets, Biomass Program year-end reports, and more are available.

 

FireScienceOnline: A Guide to Forestry Careers and Degrees

A Forestry career and education guidebook: Forestry guide features career and employment information, internship listings, scholarships, instructor information, and a degree search tool.

 

NREL: Biomass Research Home Page

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Biomass Research site provides information on NRELs biomass energy research for producing fuels, chemicals, materials, and power from biomass.

 

Dioxin | Environmental assessment | US EPA

EPA’s Entry portal for on-going EPA evaluation into causes and toxicity of dioxin and other Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

 

Identification of Non-Hazardous Materials That Are Solid Waste | US EPA

Addresses the definition of non-hazardous solid waste under RCRA to help EPA better enforce these standards 112 and 129 under the Clean Air Act by determining which combustion units are regulated by each section.

 

 
 

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