Worldwide, researchers and policymakers have focused on finding alternative energy sources to supplement conventional energy. Use the Alternative Energy Web Guide to learn more about alternative energy sources and how the United States is supporting new research.
Alternative energy comes from renewable resources like wind and solar power. Learn some alternative energy basics, including why alternative energy is so important.
- To learn more about the global energy situation, see the World Energy Council Web site. The World Energy Council calls itself “the most representative body of the energy industry,” and has members in more than 90 countries.
- Read the findingDulcinea Web Guide to the Oil Industry to learn more about oil and its role in the economy today.
- To learn more about specific alternative energy opportunities in your area—such as solar power, wind power or biofuel—try typing, for example, “solar power” and your location into your favorite search engine.