Scott Sklar

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Burning the Future

In Burning the Future: Coal in America, writer/director David Novack examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia.

Burning The Future: Coal in America
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Resource Library
Renewable Energy World (13) Interesting Articles (5)
Software and Calculators (25) FYI (13)
Organizations Worth Knowing (2)
joint solar installer web site Popular Bookmark 
Find pre-screened solar professionals for solar power system installation, service. Estimate cost, price and benefits, savings of solar energy power systems for home, house or building. Find solar incentives, rebates. Find a solar contractor, installer, service professional, manufacturer, brand, make. Solar Estimate. Solar Calculator. PV, solar water, solar pool, solar heat, solar energy. Find a solar professional. Free solar calculator. california, new jersey, new york, florida,
Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model Popular Bookmark 
A Wind Powering America web site. Jedi is a free, user-friendly tool that calculates economic impacts from wind projects. It allows you to easily identify the local economic impacts associated with constructing and operating wind power plants. JEDI is for wind developers, renewable energy advocates, government officials, decision makers, and other potential users who might not have the resources to develop their own economic development model. It is designed to accommodate a broad user base with varying experience with economic development modeling. It accommodates inexperienced spreadsheet users, those unfamiliar with economic impact analysis, and more experienced and knowledgeable users who need this type of analysis.
Improving Our Green Job Prospects Popular Bookmark 
Sklar said that while renewable industry leaders are "trying to be polite and not burn any bridges," his view is "you can't crow about climate change and you can't crow about economic development and you can't crow about us losing jobs to Europe and Japan in clean energy and fail to pass the tax incentives. It is absolutely unacceptable."
House Passes Historic Energy Bill Popular Bookmark 
The energy bill passed by the House of Representatives on 12/6 (but rejected by the Senate on 12/7) would strengthen America's energy security, save consumers billions of dollars, and dramatically cut global warming pollution.
House Boosts Fuel Economy Standards Popular Bookmark 
Brushing aside a veto threat from the White House, the House today passed a package of energy measures that includes a 40 percent increase in fuel economy standards.
HOMER Popular Bookmark 
HOMER is a computer model that simplifies the task of evaluating design options for both off-grid and grid-connected power systems for remote, stand-alone, and distributed generation (DG) applications. HOMER's optimization and sensitivity analysis algorithms allow you to evaluate the economic and technical feasibility of a large number of technology options and to account for variation in technology costs and energy resource availability. HOMER models both conventional and renewable energy technologies. Free
GHG Equivalencies Calculator Popular Bookmark 
Run by the U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway, the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator is designed to enable public and private sector organizations and individuals to quickly and easily translate greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from units that are typically used to report reductions (e.g., metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent) into terms that are easier to conceptualize (e.g., equivalent number of cars not driven for one year).
Geothermal Energy Sources 101 Popular Bookmark 
Geothermal power plants are an almost pollution free source of electricity. Typically they are installed near shallow subsurface sources of steam and / or hot water characterized by faults, seismic activity, earthquakes and volcanoes.
Energy-10 Popular Bookmark 
ENERGY-10 software can identify the best combination of energy-efficient strategies, including daylighting, passive solar heating, and high-efficiency mechanical systems. Using ENERGY-10 at a project's start takes less than an hour and can result in energy savings of 40%-70%, with little or no increase in construction cost. The simulation software is suitable for examining small commercial and residential buildings that are characterized by one, or two thermal zones (generally less than 10,000 ft2.) Free
Energy lab basks in funding surge Popular Bookmark 
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory was facing a $10 million budget cut last year and 40 layoffs. Today, the Golden-based lab is set to receive a $130 million infusion and 100 new hires.
Domenici: House Energy Bill Has Serious Flaws Popular Bookmark 
U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, today said that the energy bill passed in the House of Representatives contains serious flaws, and should be opposed in the Senate.
Distributed Energy Markets Expanding at Time of Uncertainty Popular Bookmark 
EnergyPulse is the global forum for power industry professionals. EnergyPulse provides a two-way channel for experts and thought leaders in the industry to reach tens of thousands of their colleagues and peers with the latest developments, insights and analysis of the industry.
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When it comes to terms like conservation, energy security and energy costs citizens and experts define them and think about them very differently.
Clean Cities Success Story Popular Bookmark 

Coalition Cooperation Defines Roadmap for E85 and Biodiesel

This success story describes how Colorado's Biofuels Coalition was formed and provides guidance on forming other such coalitions. Colorado's coalition successfully increased the number of biofuels fueling stations. They plan to add more as well as to assist with financing infrastructure, make alternative fuels available to more fleets, and educate people about E85 and biodiesel use.

Carbon Calculator Popular Bookmark 
Can baldness be blamed on air pollution? Popular Bookmark 
A study suggests men living in polluted areas are more likely to go bald than those who enjoy a cleaner atmosphere.
Buckley calculator Popular Bookmark 
The Buckley calculator determines your primary carbon footprint, based on your household fuel bills and your annual travel.
BP calculator Popular Bookmark 
The BP calculator (also see the animated Flash version) shows the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from major sources: home energy consumption and transportation by car and plane.
american solar energy society Popular Bookmark 
21 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle Popular Bookmark 
Investigating the state of waste management in our country, putting this list together for you, explaining how we can get serious about the three Rs reducing, reusing, and recycling and divert more waste away from landfills.
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Programs and Tips

Energy Star is the national program that rates appliances and promotes energy savings activities. Experts at the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy have also sorts of programs and tips. Here are three sites: