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Energy Awareness, Innovations & Specialty Program Information for Consumers


An inclusive glossary of terms in the industry. You can search A-Z or by energy resource/topic.

State Resources

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the State public service commissions who regulate the utilities that provide essential services such as energy, telecommunications, water, and transportation.

To find your local Utility Commissioners, click on your State and it will take you to your representatives. Your Public Utility Website will also contain a list of energy suppliers that are approved in your region.

NASEO is the only national non-profit association for the governor-designated energy officials from each state and territory. Formed by the states in 1986, NASEO facilitates peer learning among state energy officials, serves as a resource for and about state energy offices, and advocates the interests of the state energy offices to Congress and federal agencies.

A database for State incentives for renewables and efficiency (DSIRE). Funded by the US Department of Energy, Federal incentives are also listed according to State.

The Small Business Administration provides energy program and incentive information listed by State for small to medium size business.

Federal Resources

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects.

The website allows consumers to find information regarding market structures, regional organizations to contact, and current developments sorted nationally, regionally, and by energy resource type.

Here it’s easy to find the local Environmental, Energy, Economic Development, Farming and Forestry organizational offices for your State.

The White House Energy website describes the U.S. position on energy and climate change. You can participate in blogs, find briefings and recent news, view pictures and videos, see gas price trends, read the U.S. Climate Action Plan, and more.

Energy Information Administration’s ‘Today in Energy’ web page provides current energy news by tag/resource, shows daily pricing, and archives for historical data.

National and Global Energy Updates and News

Information on Nation-wide Smart Grid technologies and Demand-side management.

Demand Response news and energy management initiatives.

The American Council for an energy efficiency economy is a place to find National and Regional energy policies, commercial & industrial buildings and equipment updates, transportation, energy efficiency programs and tools, and market transformation reporting.

Alliance to Save Energy is a non-for profit that posts the latest in energy standards from appliances to building codes and everything in between. You can see updates and innovations in energy saving products and efficiency programs for homes and commercial entities. is a great resource for understanding research and development in National Laboratories across the U.S with regional updates.  It focuses is on promoting energy through technological advances and reporting on advances in science that will shape the future of energy.

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