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Feds agree to delay possible nuclear waste shipments across Peace Bridge
The Buffalo News (10/3)
Plans by the U.S. Department of Energy that could involve trucking high-level liquid nuclear waste from Canada are on hold until at least February.

UM study: biofuel emissions environmentally worse than fossil fuels
WKAR – East Lansing, MI (9/6)
A recent University of Michigan study suggests biofuels are worse for the environment than fossil fuels.

Energy company seeking to sign up landowners for possible 10,000-acre wind farm
Harbor Country News (7/31)
Nearly three dozen landowners met to learn more about a new multi-million dollar wind farm project with 600-foot-high wind turbines could be coming to southern Berrien County, Mich.

Could giant suction cups turn Lake Erie into a regional energy hub?
Pacific Standard (7/25)
The Icebreaker project will use suction cups to mount huge wind turbines to the bottom of Lake Erie.

Plan to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes proves radioactive
The Washington Post (5/16)
A plan to dump and seal radioactive waste in a 2,231-foot hole a mile from the bottom of Lake Huron in Kincardine, Ont., is gaining criticism from politicians and groups.

In Clayton, wind energy is a tough sell, even for environmentalists
North Country Public Radio (5/3)
Communities and environmental groups are divided over the idea of potential wind farms along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario in New York state.

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Renewable energy is derived from resources that are generally not depletable, such as the sun, wind and water movement. These sources of natural energy can be converted into usable energy in several ways, including a number of relatively mature technologies such as hydropower, biomass and waste combustion.

Renewable energy may substitute for oil use and conventional electricity production, and may curb greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and other waste generation from energy use. It supplies about 8% of national energy demand. Renewable energy equipment is increasingly recognized as a "critical" pollution-prevention technology.

Reference: Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology

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General Resources
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The center helps communities design and implement innovative strategies, including energy programs, that enhance the local economy, environment and quality of life.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
EREN is the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's premier resource for information on renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This multidisciplinary research and development program promotes the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies.

Energy Federation Incorporated
EFI strives to assist people and organizations in their efforts to use energy and water efficiently.

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA)
The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that educates, advocates, promotes, and publicly demonstrates renewable energy technologies in the Great Lakes bioregion.

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative
The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) is a group established to build consensus and identify and address issues affecting the planning, development, and operation of wind power facilities in the Great Lakes region.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
Energy and Regulatory Matters Information Service
MREA is a network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
NREL is the nation's leading laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research.

RENEW Wisconin
Promotes clean energy strategies for powering Wisconsin's economy in an environmentally responsible manner.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy Systems in Canada
Independent Power Producers' Society of Ontario
The society provides information to help people produce and/or use energy in the most intelligent and environmentally friendly ways possible.

Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP)
Formerly known as the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST), 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.

Sustainable Energy for Economic Development
Four organizations: Clean Water Fund, Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy, The Minnesota Project and the Sustainable Resources Center, have joined forces to work with farmers, rural leaders and organizations, and energy advocates to build a stronger base of support for renewable energy development in Minnesota.

The Source for Renewable Energy
This site provides a global database of renewable energy-related businesses.

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