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Clean technology:
useful links

This page contains links to websites from Governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses, media and other groups from around the world to help you research issues related to clean technology. We have compiled these links from our own review of the vast amount of information available on the Internet to help you to find the most relevant sources for your research. Our Planet magazine does not, however, endorse the viewpoints of any of the groups to which we link, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information posted on these sites. Rather, we hope to provide you with a broad range of opinions and perspectives.



www.unep.org

Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI)
www.sefi.unep.org/
SEFI provides financiers with the tools, support and global network needed to conceive and manage investments in the complex and rapidly changing marketplace for clean energy technologies.

Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA)
http://swera.unep.net/
The SWERA Programme provides easy access to high-quality renewable energy resource information and data.

en.lighten
www.enlighten-initiative.org/
The UNEP en.lighten initiative has been established to promote, accelerate and coordinate global efforts pushing for efficient lighting.

UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development
http://uneprisoe.org/
UNEP Risoe supports UNEP in its aims to incorporate environmental and development aspects into energy planning and policy worldwide.

Energy website
www.unep.org/themes/energy/
Information on UNEP’s key activities to address environmental consequences of energy production and use at the global and regional levels.



Resources

International Energy Agency (IEA)
www.iea.org/textbase/subjectqueries/keyresult.asp?KEYWORD_ID=4116
The IEA acts as an energy policy advisor to 28 member countries to support their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy.

UNIDO International Solar Energy Center for Technology Promotion and Transfer
www.unido-isec.org/englishindex/Index.html
ISEC-UNIDO is a joint effort between China’s Gansu Natural Energy Research Institute and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on solar power research which aims to facilitate the use of green energy in the developing world.

Source guide to Renewable Energy
http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/index.shtml
An international guide to renewable energy companies worldwide, searchable by sector and geographic location.

The Renewable Energy Business Network (REBN)
http://rebn-east.weebly.com/
REBN enables business professionals with an interest in renewable energy to connect with one another, to promote the growth of the renewable
energy industry.


Blogs and news
The following sites have clean tech and renewable energy information, including daily news, products, technology overviews, events calendars, job opportunities and investing news.

RenewableEnergyWorld.com
www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home

Cleantechblog.com
www.cleantechblog.com

Cleantech Greentech
www.cleantechgreentech.com/

Alternative Energy
www.alternative-energy-news.info/

Energy Refuge.com
www.energyrefuge.com/blog/



International Associations

International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
www.ises.org/ises.nsf

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
www.worldbioenergy.org/node/13

International Geothermal Association (IGA),
www.geothermal-energy.org/

International Hydropower Association (IHA)
www.hydropower.org/

World Wind Energy (WWEA)
www.wwindea.org/home/index.php

International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance)
www.ren-alliance.org/