Other sources of energy information
Other University of Minnesota resources
- College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
- Initiative on Renewable Energy and the Environment
- Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC)
Conducts field growing trials and research of willow, hybrid poplar, native and domestic perennials which could be grown for energy crops in Minnesota.
- West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC)
The University of Minnesota Renewable Energy Demonstration Center (RERDC) hosts a variety of renewable energy projects with the dual purpose of generating greater knowledge about renewable energy production and educating the public about energy alternatives to fossil fuel sources.
- Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)
These community-lead energy teams disseminate information from community strategic energy plans; conduct education and outreach around conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and how people can make a difference in their own communities; stimulate project development; and serve as a community resource to connect projects with technical resources.
Other sources of energy information
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Learn about NREL's research and development of renewable fuels and electricity that advance national energy goals to change the way we power our homes, businesses, and cars.
- National Agricultural Library Bioenergy and Biofuel sites
United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources and Environment collection.
- Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)
Created and supported by the Minnesota state legislature, AURI is a unique and innovative nonprofit corporation working to enhance Minnesota's economy through the development of new uses and new markets for the state's agricultural products.
- Iowa Energy Center
This Iowa legislature supported center provides accurate, usable information on wind, solar and biomass energy.
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Department of Energy
Explore your options for saving energy and using renewable energy at home, at work, in your community, and while driving through this federally funded web site from the Department of Energy.
- Energy Efficiency – Minnesota Department of Commerce
This Minnesota state funded website has many energy conservation tips and information for homeowners and consumers.
- National Sustainable Agriculture Project:
This federally funded, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is working for energy solutions that meet low-income energy needs.
Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop
Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Farm
This fact sheet reviews many renewable energy opportunities for landowners in the United States.
- Biomass Magazine
This trade journal serves biomass industries that are positioned to replace nearly every product made from fossil fuels with those derived from plant or waste material.
- National Agroforestry Center:
This federally funded, USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) accelerates the application of agroforestry practices through a national network of partners. Together, they conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals and landowners.
Fuel for the future (PDF)
- Madelia Model
The Madelia Model is intended to apply an eco-industrial development approach by providing a concept for how a community can capitalize on agricultural production in the region to create renewable energy and biobased processing that enhances rural wealth economically, socially and environmentally.
- Save Energy with Trees (PDF)
This publication reviews the energy saving options with trees in your landscape. Estimates indicate that in Minnesota, strategically placed shade trees could reduce an air conditioning bill by up to 25% and a windbreak could reduce annual fuel bills by up to 10 to 20%.