Energy Research Guide

Sources to conduct energy research

Web Resources

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  industry, statistics, and analysis for alternative and renewable energy

Tips for Use

  • Under Sources & Uses select Renewable & Alternative Fuels
    • From the Renewable & Alternative Overview page, tab through Data for information on biofuels, geothermal, hydropower, solar/photovoltaic, wind and alternative transportation fuels.
    • Also find the Analysis & Projections tab for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on renewable & alternative fuels and information on pricing, production, and consumption.

International Energy Agency (IEA): Renewables

Tips for Use

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Tips for use

  • Select Research at the bottom for links to various renewable energy sectors.

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

  • Covers renewable power sectors of solar, geothermal, wind, and water.
  • Information on energy savings in homes, buildings, manufacturing, and government management.
  • Covers sustainable transportation vehicles, bioenergy, and hydrogen & fuel cells
  • Information on initiatives and programs


Tracking Clean Energy Progress

Short Term Energy Outlook

U.S. Energy Information Administration

Short Term Energy Outlook: Renewables

Tips for Use

  • Information on carbon dioxide emissions and energy supply by sector. 
  • The Related Tables and Figures sections have information on consumption and supply.


The Energy Report

Climate and Energy Reports

A series of reports on how to reduce our impact with the climate and in energy, including one title, Power Sector Vision 2050, about 100% sustainable energy in the Greater Mekong sub-region. 

Presented by the World Wildlife Federation


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