Renewable Energy

Renewable energy has everyone's attention.

  • Visit the National Biodiesel Board's website to read the latest information on biodiesel fuel.
  • Review the Renewable Energy page to gather details on converting biomass into valuable fuels or to research ethanol production.
  • Discover the facts on other forms of renewable energy by visiting the hydrogen, hydropower, methane, solar, and wind energy pages.

Biomass Program, managed by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides an overview of the technologies related to converting biomass into valuable fuels. You can also view biomass basics.

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory offers a description of biomass.
  • Biomass Energy Projects reports numerous projects managed by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. The DMME receives a grant annually from the U.S. Department of Energy that is administered by the Southeastern Biomass State and Regional Partnership.
  • Biomass Feedstocks includes a definition of options for feedstocks, projected resources, and information on collection, storage, and transportation.

Ethanol is represented by the American Coalition for Ethanol.

Other related biomass resources may be found at the following websites:

Solar Energy Topics lists solar organizations and resources. Numerous sites provide information on solar energy, such as:

Wind Energy explores resources and projects related to wind technologies. Multiple sites are available on this topic including EERE's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program page, the National Wind Technology Center, GE's Ecomagination (search for energy/wind), and North Carolina has multiple projects related to wind energy. Virginia has created a collaborative directed by James Madison University. Also review the Virginia wind resource map.

Other resources related to wind energy may be found at the following websites:

Renewable Energy Information from other States