The following is a listing of helpful websites to learn about clean energy, as well as energy conservation and efficiency on local and national levels.
Blue Planet Foundation
Blue Planet Foundation is a local nonprofit organization committed to ending the use of fossil fuels on Earth, starting in Hawaii.
U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us to all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is leading the way in relieving our dependence on imported oil by setting goals and a roadmap to achieve 70 percent clean energy by 2030 with 30 percent from efficiency measures, and 40 percent coming from locally generated renewable sources.
Hawaii State Energy Office
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Strategic Industries Division's (SID) mission is to support statewide economic efficiency, productivity, development and diversification by promoting, attracting and facilitating the development of Hawaii technology-based industries, which engage in the sustainable development of Hawaii's energy, environmental, ocean, recyclable and technological resources.
Home Energy Saver
The Home Energy Saver™ (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes. HES recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home's climate and local energy prices.
Kanu Hawaii is a movement of people drawing on island strengths to make Hawaii a model of environmental sustainability, economic resilience and compassionate community.
The Kohala Center
The Kohala Center is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. The Kohala Center was established in direct response to the request of island residents and island leaders to create greater educational and employment opportunities by caring for — and celebrating — Hawai‘i Island’s natural and cultural landscape.
Kupu is a nonprofit organization that serves as the home organization for the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps, which provides youth job-training and development in natural resource management. Kupu is also in the process of developing an Urban Corps program to provide youth with opportunities for schooling, on-the-job training and green job training.
This online web application by Microsoft helps consumers analyze their energy usage and provides recommendations on how to save energy.
TopTen USA is a nonprofit organization that identifies and publicizes the most energy-efficient products on the market. It makes it easy for consumers to find the most energy and money-saving models, which in turn encourages manufacturing innovations that will make products in the United States even more energy-efficient. Modeled after organizations located in 16 different European countries, TopTen USA intends to transform the American market from the one of excessive energy use to one that actively sustains products with the highest practical energy-efficiency.
By doing so, TopTen USA helps tackle important issues such as climate change, pollution of the environment, the national security threat from our dependence on imported oil supplies and high energy bills.
TopTen USA is a member of the TopTen International Group (TIG), a global alliance of TopTen organizations dedicated to product efficiency. For information on TIG or TopTen USA's global partners, go to TopTen.info