Environmental Stewardship Commission
(MEESC)
Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota

Online References on Green Energy Programs and Providers

The following list of Green Energy Programs and Providers is provided to assist individuals and congregations in obtaining the necessary information to make decisions on how best to implement Green Energy in their homes, churches, and busineses.

American Wind Energy Association: advocates the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:  A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy provided by the U.S. Department of Energy

ENERGY STAR® Program:a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency, including:.

Episcopal Power and Light: By combining the purchasing power of Episcopal Churches and their congregations into what is known in the industry as an "aggregate", not only will we be able to negotiate a favorable price, but we will be able to buy "environmentally friendly" power as well.  Furthermore, because of the labor intensive nature of environmental businesses, we will help create jobs.

Green-e, Renewable Energy Program:provides an easy way for consumers to quickly identify environmentally superior electricity products in competitive markets.

Green Church Network: provides a simple, quick, yet varied informational tool for anyone telling where to get more information.

Minnesota Power: This website has several interesting pages on calculating savings on items before purchase and on improving your energy savings through remedial activities.

Note: Minnesota Power was the only major energy provider in Minnesota to offer this service on their website.

Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light:  a non-profit initiative to offer Massachusetts congregations of every religious tradition a comprehensive means of reducing energy consumption, lowering operating costs, and promoting non-polluting renewable energy in houses of worship and related buildings.

Minnesotans For An Energy Efficient Economy: a nonprofit organization leading the transition to a clean, efficient, and fair energy system

National Wind Coordinating Committee: identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, establishes dialogue among key stakeholders, and catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power

National Renewable Energy Laboratory [NREL]: The U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy research & development and a lead lab for energy efficiency R&D

The Regeneration Project: committed to lead communities of faith to a deeper understanding of what it means to be "Good Stewards" of creation. Our mission is to expand, deepen, and leverage the link between religious faith and environmental responsibility
 

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Information current as of:  2003-05-09
If you have a link to list above, please notify the Environmental Stewardship Commission at the following address:

 
MEESC
Holy Trinity Church
Box 65
Elk River, MN 55330-0065 USA
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Additional Information on the Green Energy Programs within Minnesota
 
Summary of Green Pricing Programs in Minnesota
Wind Energy Providers in the State of Minnesota
Contact Information for the Major Utilities in Minnesota
 
Booklet on how to implement the Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds (PDF)
  

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