Intrigued by Hybrid Vehicle Technology?
With the rise in gasoline prices, many are seeking ways to reduce fuel use. One option is to replace vehicles currently being used.

One resource is the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Hybrid Center that provides in-depth information on hybrid vehicle technology. The Consumer Center features a buyers’ guide, comparison chart and reviews. In the Tech Center, viewers can look under the hood at the technology that powers the vehicles, keep abreast of new technology and find out which vehicles are full or partial hybrids.

Hundreds of Resources for Teachers and Students tree planting project
The 17th edition of the popular Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade has just been published. A PDF version of the publication is also available.

This resource provides a list of generally free or low-cost energy related educational materials designed for students and teachers. The publication is provided by the National Energy Information Center, a service of the Energy Information Administration.
A Roundup of New and Updated Web Sites
The world of the Internet is ever-changing. Here are a some new sites and others that have been upgraded:
A New Source for Information on Ethanol, a new web site from the National Ethanol fuel pumpCorn Growers Association, offers consumers information about ethanol, an alternative to fossil fuels. includes basic facts about ethanol and its benefits to U.S. consumers, information about E10 and E85 as well as ethanol use in diesel and aviation, ethanol production, quick facts and a glossary.

Get to Know the Green Building Council
green buildingThe U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The Council is leading a national consensus for producing a new generation of buildings that deliver high performance inside and out.

And the Energy Office Engineer Recommends
When the Energy Office receives questions regarding residential heating and cooling equipment, here’s what some staff members doHVAC system to see what’s going on: Visit the HVAC Talk web site. Visitors can ask questions on all sorts of topics about residential conditioning and related topics. Here’s a sample of the latest questions.

The Department of Energy Updates Consumer Web Site
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has launched an updated consumer web site that provides easy access to the latest information about using and saving energy at home and in your workplace.

The newly updated site features home energy efficiency, fuel-efficient vehicles and the best options for using solar energy and other renewable energy sources at home. It also highlights energy efficiency and renewable energy options for a wide variety of uses, from small businesses to farms and ranches to industrial sites. Throughout the site, the "Learn More" column on the right-hand side provides updated links to useful resources and a link to a reading list of relevant material.
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