Other Community Energy Resources
to Save Energy
A nonprofit organization that aims to promote the
efficient use of energy to strengthen America’s economy, improve the environment,
make housing more affordable, and move the country toward energy independence.
Its Web site offers a variety of useful information, including information on
the Alliance’s programs, energy-saving tips, publications, and a list of links
on energy efficiency.
of Renewable Resources, Germany
The Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe
e.V., roughly translated as the Agency of Renewable Resources, bills itself as
Germany's central coordinating agency for renewable resource activities. Founded
in 1993 by the Federal Ministry of Nourishment, Agriculture and Forestry, the
agency has both German- and English-language websites that focus mainly on biomass
energy and biomass-based products.
Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting
economic prosperity and environmental protection. Web site offers information
on ACEEE’s programs and publications, on-line reports, links to other information
resources, and other useful information.
Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
A membership-oriented nonprofit
organization in Washington, DC, founded to bring renewable energy -- solar, wind,
hydro, biomass, geothermal and waste energy, and biofuels and hydrogen systems
-- into the mainstream of America's economy and lifestyle.
for Solar Power - PV Manufacturers Alliance
Launched by leaders from
the solar power industry in March 2005, the alliance aims to establish thriving,
sustainable mainstream markets for cost-effective distributed solar power, through
policy and regulatory initiatives that lead to robust market growth. The alliance,
based in Arizona, is dedicated to helping the United States achieve an annual
1-gigawatt market for distributed solar power by 2010.
Industry Energy End-Use Data and Analysis Centre
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy efficiency in all sectors
of the economy, this center offers a variety of services to government, industry,
academia, and the public, related to industrial sector energy consumption, production,
efficiency, and conservation.
for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Provides economic analyses
and technological innovations relating to energy and the environment. The CEERE
research program draws on teams that specialize in renewable energy, energy efficiency
in buildings, industrial energy efficiency, and environmental technologies.
This website serves as a source of education for
the public about PV power, provides information about incentive programs, and
encourages Chicago citizens to bring renewable energy into their homes and places
Community Energy Opportunity
Finder, Version 1.0
A new, free, on-line tool from the Rocky Mountain
Institute. The Finder allows users to enter basic physical and energy information
about their community and calculate potential dollar savings, emissions reductions
and jobs gained by increasing community energy efficiency. Those with no technical
knowledge gather easy-to-find local data and, in just a few days, produce multiple
scenarios for their community based on different economic assumptions.
Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)
CORE promotes renewable
energy and energy efficiency in western Colorado, primarily within the Roaring
Fork Valley. The site features information on its projects, which include an efficient
building program, cash incentive programs, and a renewable energy mitigation fund
-- a program that has raised more than $2 million by requiring new homes to mitigate
Mass Energy and Environment Project
Acts as a voice in the movement
to decrease reliance on nuclear and fossil fuels and to promote safe, affordable,
and environmentally-sound energy alternatives. The website provides useful resources
on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
From the Consumer Energy Council of America, this forum
provides basic information about distributed energy, as well as a calculator that
provides cost estimates for a range of distributed energy installations and locations.
Energy Program. A DOE program that works to advance decentralized energy
technologies that offer a solution to many of the nation's most pressing energy
issues, including blackouts. The program focuses on a range of distributed energy
technologies, such as microturbines, as well as integrating the technologies into
systems for a variety of users.
Energy for Sustainable Development Partnership
affordable energy throughout the world. Under the agreement, the U.S. and U.K.
partners will work together and leverage human and financial resources to maximize
their impact in building markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Energy Center of Wisconsin
Works with government agencies, businesses, research and development organizations,
advocacy groups, and Wisconsin’s utilities to promote energy efficiency. Research
includes technology research and evaluation, program evaluation, program planning
and design, and marketing and implementation. ECW operates many residential, commercial
and industrial, and education and information programs. Site includes descriptions
of these projects, summaries of case studies, as well as a large publications
DOE Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
This site is an excellent
resource for information about renewable energy and energy efficiency. Learn more
about DOE’s programs and efforts toward increasing energy efficiency in all sectors,
as well as links to useful resources, and other information.
Offers more than 5,000 resources on energy efficiency,
including such topics as appliances, heating/cooling, motors, lighting, as well
as information specific to the agriculture, commercial, industrial, residential,
and utility sectors.
A new electronic network aimed at advancing clean energy solutions, from the Union
of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Provides access to reports, fact sheets, testimony,
presentations, and educational materials on renewable energy issues.
Research Centre of the Netherlands
Works together with government
and industry to achieve and maintain sustainable energy resources. Its research
areas include policy studies, energy efficiency in industry, solar energy, wind
energy, renewable energy for buildings, biomass energy, clean fossil fuels, and
fuel cell technology.
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
launched a new consumer-oriented Web site in October 2003, called "Energy
Savers: A consumer guide to energy efficiency and renewable energy." The
new site combines the popular "Energy Savers" booklet with new content
on ways to save energy at home, as well as ways to use renewable energy to provide
power, hot water, and heating and cooling for your home. It even includes information
on how to buy energy-smart vehicles, including alternative-fuel vehicles and hybrid
Strives to change how Oregonians produce and use energy
by investing in efficient technologies and renewable energy resources. The organization
also offers services and incentives to Oregon businesses and homeowners who invest
in energy-efficient equipment and materials.
and Energy Study Institute
Helps meet the critical need for timely
information, the exchange of ideas, and rigorous policy debate on major environmental
and energy issues. EESI promotes the development of public policy options that
will sustain people, the environment and natural resources. We educate policymakers
and other key individuals and constituencies with diverse perspectives through
Capitol Hill briefings, roundtables, policy analysis and concise issue papers.
of eight leaders of large industrialized countries recently set forth plans to
encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy development around the world.
The early-June (2003) G8 Summit, which brought together the leaders of the United
States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and France,
resulted in a document
that noted "the need ... to support the development of cleaner, sustainable
and more efficient technologies." The document commits to promoting energy
efficiency and encouraging rapid innovation and market introduction of clean energy
technologies. To increase the share of renewable energy in global energy use,
and to accelerate the development of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, the
G8 emphasizes collaborative research with an emphasis on achieving competitive
energy prices. The G8 will also encourage the Global Environment Fund to increase
energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable energy use when setting up
Conducts research and development in geothermal energy.
Its Web site provides information on current projects and its center resources.
Located at the University of Nevada.
A project of 1st Rochdale Cooperative that
creates new methods of providing value to buildings and businesses in the New
York City area via energy efficiency, aggregated purchasing power, new technology,
and financial engineering!
A voluntary partnership between the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and organizations that are interested in buying green
power. Through this program, EPA supports organizations that are buying or planning
to buy green power. The Green Power Partnership website has been enhanced to include
new features and tools.
Natural Energy Institute
Has coordinated the research and development
(R&D) of the island's renewable energy resources since 1974. Its current R&D
efforts include thin films, biomass technologies, ocean energy, and electrochemical
Power: The Promise, The Challenge
A DOE initiative announced in February
2004, which aims to educate state and local government officials about the vision
of a hydrogen economy. The effort will involve workshops in six U.S. cities, kicking
off in Lansing, Michigan, on March 23, 2004.
Renewable Energy Association
Serves as a network for sharing ideas,
resources and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote
a resilient future through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and earth-friendly
Network for Sustainable Energy)
A network of more than 150 non-governmental
organizations world-wide, off of which work to promote sustainable energy and
social development. In addition to the preparation of specific programs and projects,
INFORSE is active in the exchange of information and awareness campaigns.
Interfaith Coalition on Energy
Works to inspire congregations to reduce energy costs in the operation of their
facilities. Even though the coalition is based in Philadelphia, ICE's website
features publications, articles, and energy saving tips that any congregation
can use to become more energy-efficient.
A newly developed trade association consisting of
members from both industry and environmental organizations that support state-level
public policies to harness the West's renewable energy and energy efficiency resources.
The Alliance particularly focuses on promoting market-based Renewable Portfolio
Standard policies. Its website also features information on the benefits of renewable
energy use in the West.
Center for Energy Management (JCEM)
A collaborative effort
of the engineering schools the University of Colorado and Colorado State University
that focuses on energy-related research and development, technical assistance,
and educational assistance. JCEM programs focus on the design and technology of
cost-effective, energy-efficient buildings and industrial processes, as well as
the application of renewable energy resources.
Long Island Power
Energy Initiative has saved more than 624,000 megawatt-hours of electricity
while cutting Long Island's peak power demand by 110.5 megawatts. The initiative
has helped to install 138 geothermal heating and cooling systems, more than 2.7
megawatts of solar power, and 40 fuel cell installations.
Island Power Authority Solar Pioneer Program
Provides links to a number
of useful resources on solar energy, particularly for New Yorkers.
for An Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3)
A coalition working to improve
the quality of life, the environment and the economy of Minnesota by promoting
energy efficiency and the sound use of renewable energy. Through a program of
research, public education, and intervention in the decision-making process, ME3
seeks to develop and build consensus for an energy vision that will ensure the
well-being of future generations. Its Sustainable Minnesota project website
includes information on energy efficiency and renewable energy issues, Minnesota
legislative and government information, federal and other state information, electronic
newsletters, and links to other energy sites.
Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
A national laboratory of the U.S.
Department of Energy that conducts research in energy efficiency and renewable
energy. The Web site includes information on research areas, program activities,
publications, and reference resources.
Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Task Force
2001, the task force administers the Trust Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy
Conservation, which provides funding for programs of renewable energy, energy
conservation and energy efficiency. It will also advise the Nevada State Office
of Energy on renewable energy and energy conservation aspects of the Comprehensive
State Energy Plan.
An unusual alliance of labor, environmental, civil rights,
business, and political leaders in early 2004 laid out a vision for a "New
Apollo Project" to create 3.3 million new jobs and achieve energy independence
in ten years. Named after President Kennedy's moon program, which inspired a major
national commitment to the aerospace industry, the Apollo Alliance aims to unify
the country behind a 10-year program of strategic investment for clean energy
technology and new infrastructure.
York Energy $mart Programs
Designed to continue energy efficiency,
low-income services, research and development, and environmental protection programs
during the State s transition to electric retail competition. Through these
programs, NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, provides energy-related technical
and financial packaging assistance to businesses and institutions to promote energy
efficiency and economic development.
A website of the Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network
that includes useful information on a variety of topics related to sustainability,
Northeast Energy Efficiency
A business association representing the energy-efficiency
industry in the northeastern U.S., which operates programs to promote energy efficiency
and increase business opportunities for energy-efficiency companies. Its programs
include Rebuild Boston Energy Initiative and the New England Regional Energy Action
Northeast Energy Efficiency
A non-profit regional organization whose goal
is to increase and coordinate energy efficiency efforts in New England, New York,
and the mid-Atlantic region. Its Web site includes information on energy news,
initiatives, and the organization's efforts.
Provides a complete guide to wind energy resources in Pennsylvania.
It features an interactive map program that visitors can use to create printable
wind maps. PA Windmap is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection and Conservation Consultants, Inc, a regional nonprofit organization
based in Pittsburgh.
State University Hydrogen Energy Center
Conducts research in hydrogen
storage, production, and fuel cell technologies. It also is working to identify
new uses of hydrogen for environmental remediation.
$avings. DOE and the Alliance to Save Energy launched this new public
education and awareness campaign in May 2004. The campaign will provide consumers
with the information and tools necessary to make smart energy choices a part of
their daily lives.
An initiative of the Renewable Energy Policy Project that
promotes electricity conservation and clean power technologies in six southern
states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The website was designed to encourage a free flow of ideas between communities
within this six-state region. It provides information for the public, advocates,
vendors, and policymakers, including policy recommendations.
Technology, Inc. (PTI)
Aims to bring technology to local and
state governments through the research and development work of its membership
and four task forces: Energy, Transportation, Environment, and Telecommunications.
A list of guidebooks, manuals, brochures, CD-ROM products, videos, and other research
products is available by contacting PTI at (800) 784-8976.
Manufacturing Initiative, known as PVMat, has a goal to improve photovoltaic
manufacturing processes and products, while reducing manufacturing costs and developing
technologies that support large-scale manufacturing of solar cells.
Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
An international coalition
of governments, businesses, and organizations committed to accelerating the development
of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.
Energy Policy Project
Supports the advancement of renewable energy
technology through policy research, and seeks to define growth strategies for
renewables that respond to competitive energy markets and environmental needs.
Its website includes links to a number of REPP Issue Briefs, Research Reports,
and Initiatives, many of which are downloadable.
Formed in December 2002 to invest in commercially and economically
viable projects which produce electricity from renewable resources, such as sun,
wind, biomass or geothermal energy sources. With initial approval to invest up
to $10 million, Renewable Hawaiis formation builds on HECOs ongoing
commitment to increase Hawaiis use of renewable energy resources as part
of a multi-tracked plan for meeting the States future energy needs.
to Energy Efficiency provides three RoadMaps that offer different step-by-step
approaches that act as a guide to retrofitting commercial properties, particularly
tenant-occupied office buildings, to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating
costs. Each RoadMap is presented as a flowchart that outlines the specific steps
of the process, from gathering information, to installing new equipment, to monitoring
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
A nonprofit organization that focuses on seven areas: Energy, Transportation,
Green Development, Water, Economic Renewal, Corporate Sustainability, and Security.
Through its Energy program, RMI strives to illustrate how people, communities,
and utilities can save energy. RMI's Economic
Renewal Guide provides a step-by-step community decision-making process
that defuses factionalism, encourages collaborative citizen involvement and
self-reliance, and leads to sustainable development that benefits everyone.
Saskatchewan Environmental Society
Supports and encourages the creation of a global community in which all needs
are met in sustainable ways. Part of its focus is protecting the atmosphere and
promoting energy conservation and renewable energy resources. Website includes
information on its projects, as well as links to other sites.
A California program that encourages the design and construction
of high-performance commercial buildings. The program offers design assistance
and owner and design team incentives for commercial buildings located in the service
areas of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the San Diego Gas and Electric
Company, Southern California Edison, and the Southern California Gas Company.
State Energy Offices offer a host of useful information on energy-related topics
to residents of their respective states. The National
Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) offers a State
Energy Office Directory, which includes contact information for each office,
as well as links to state energy office websites.
Provides services and information related to renewable energy, including current
news, a marketplace, classifieds, upcoming events, and more.
Energy Technologies Program
DOE is shedding new light on its Solar
Energy Technologies Program with a new Web site that highlights the program's
many research and development activities. The program, one of 11 energy programs
in the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), has generated
a new Web site that provides easy access to information about photovoltaic solar
power, solar heating, solar lighting, and concentrating solar power.
Provides hands-on workshops in renewable energy,
sustainable living practices, and alternative construction techniques.
Provides a list of expert contacts on a wide range
of energy issues from renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency to climate
change. In addition, visitors can find background information on the gamut of
renewable and energy efficiency technologies as well as current news on the subject.
Texas Renewable Energy Industries
An organization of companies and individuals involved
in solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydroelectric energy products and services.
It works to promote development of renewable energy and policies that will expand
markets and allow all Texans access to renewable energy. The TREIA website features
information on becoming a member, a member directory, the latest news, and upcoming
public and industry research partnership in which the Common Purpose Institute,
the University of Florida, energy companies, and others are studying ways to grow
and harvest fast-growing trees as a renewable energy fuel source for electric
utilities in the southeastern United States. The website details a Florida project
that uses biomass energy "bridge crops" for renewable energy and to
restore native habitats on damaged, mined lands. The site contains project- and
state-specific information as well as general biomass energy information and resources.
Union of Concerned
Scientists’ Clean Energy Program
Advocates energy policies that emphasize
public health and safety, provide for efficient and cost-effective use of energy
resources, and minimize damage to the environment. Its Web site provides information
about the program’s work and legislative updates, and offers links to a variety
of its energy publications.
Wind Policy Website
The Agency of Natural Resources concluded in December
2004 that large-scale wind plants should not be built on state-owned lands. Noting
that Vermonters largely support the development of renewable energy resources,
the new policy still encourages small-scale wind installations on state lands
Virtual-Web Energy Demonstration
This Web site, hosted by the University of Louisiana,
provides information on energy and efficient building practices to targeted groups
that live and work in South Louisiana. The site includes links to construction
sites and to the center's virtual construction laboratory.
Energy Development Programmatic EIS Information Center
of Land Management (BLM) is preparing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS) to evaluate issues associated with wind energy development on western public
lands administered by the BLM, excluding Alaska. This website, administered by
DOE's Argonne National Laboratory, provides access to information about the project
and invites public participation in the process.
is a levelized cost of energy calculator for wind energy projects that was developed
by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Users can create a new project on
screen (or modify an existing project) by entering values for numerous assumptions
step-by-step until enough information has been entered to calculate the project
Provides examples of community wind enegy projects, a wind energy
curriculum, information on wind energy, and more.
World Resources Institute
(WRI) launched SafeClimate.net,
a website where visitors can better understand their impacts on global warming.
It also offers a set of voluntary actions they can take to reduce their emissions
like purchasing climate-friendly products on-line, signing up for green energy,
and making easy lifestyle changes such as properly maintaining appliances for
maximum energy efficiency.
Books and Publications
Building Sustainable Communities: An Environmental Guide for
Local Government/Energy: Efficiency and Production, the Global Cities Project.
This publication profiles successful local
government energy policies and programs from around the country. Also includes
a useful list of energy ordinances and policies. Available from: The Global Cities
Project, 2692 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94123. Phone: (415) 775-0791.
Energy Workbook, Rocky Mountain Institute.
Intended for community leaders and activists, this workbook offers a step-by-step
process for achieving sustainable, community-wide energy savings. Worksheets help
calculate a community’s energy bill and estimate the benefits of energy efficiency
improvements. Available from: RMI, 1739
Snowmass Creek Road, Snowmass, CO 81654-9199. Phone: (970) 927-3851. RMI also
offers many other energy-related publications, including papers and books, article
reprints, and "publication samplers," which include several publications that
collectively address energy efficiency and its positive impact on our environment
and our future.
Aware Planning Guide, California Energy Commission.
This publication is a 330-page community-development planning tool for communities
that offers an energy plan to improve the economic and environmental impact of
local government decisions. The guide is designed to create awareness of the effect
that decisions have on how energy is used, generated, or imported by a community.
Available for $19 from: California Energy
Commission, Attention: Publications MS-13, 1516 Ninth Street, P.O. Box
94244-2950. Phone: (916) 654-3948.
and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability, 1992, Island Press.
ISBN 1-55963-160-0 (paperback).
Addresses our environmental
situation in terms of the classic economic theories on which our society is based.
Includes chapters on the scientific perspective of energy, and on energy choices
for a sustainable society.
Energy Efficiency Awareness
Toolkit, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).
Designed to help federal energy facility managers achieve energy and dollar
savings in their agencies. The toolkit is a year-long energy-efficiency-awareness
campaign that provides monthly tools to assist with employee education and awareness
needs. For example, the kit includes a monthly plan of information activities,
fliers, case studies, articles, camera-ready art of energy snapshots, and a poster.
Available from: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC) at
Efficiency and the Environment: Forging the Link, the American Council
for an Energy-Efficient Economy. ISBN 0-918249-12-0.
on how energy-efficiency measures and programs can reduce pollutant emissions,
and how planners can incorporate environmental externalities in the allocation
of natural resources. Available from: American
Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley,
CA 94704. Phone: (415) 549-9914.
FEMP Focus Newsletter,
U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).
to Municipal Energy Planning, Vermont Department of Public Service, April
Published bi-monthly, this newsletter seeks to increase customers' and stakeholders'
knowledge and interest in FEMP products, exhibits, conferences, and training.
Each issue highlights new and improved products and program information, energy
and water conservation projects, policy changes and pending legislation related
to Federal energy management, and success stories. For a free subscription, contact
Jane McGuire at (703 921-1719, or by e-mail.
A comprehensive guide to help communities set up and
implement a municipal energy plan. Part II of the guide offers valuable information
on alternative and renewable energy sources, transportation alternatives, examples
of local energy initiatives, an explanation of life-cycle cost methodology, and
information about financing municipal energy programs. Available from Vermont
Department of Public Service. To order, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the word LIBRARY in the subject line. Include your name, address, phone number,
e-mail address, and the name of the document requested or other message within
the body of the e-mail.
Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution, 1994, Worldwatch Institute.
Presents the authors’ predictions
for energy demand and use for the upcoming decade, and introduces new energy technologies
that have the potential to reduce energy consumption considerably. Available from:
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. Phone:
(202) 452-1999; E-mail: email@example.com. Also available online.
are Ready, by Nancy P. Cole and P.J. Skerrett, the Union of Concerned Scientists.
This book offers inspirational stories of Americans who have made
renewable energy a reality in their own communities and documents the wide range
of local renewable-energy efforts already underway. Available from: Chelsea Green
Publishing Company, 205 Gates-Briggs Building, P.O. Box 428, White River Junction,
VT 05001; (800) 639-4099.
The Role of Community-Based
Organizations in Demand Side Management, Center for Neighborhood Technology.
A paper describing how utility companies can work together
with community organizations to deliver energy efficiency programs and become
more active in local economic development. Available from: Center
for Neighborhood Technology, 2125 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.
Phone: (312) 278-4800.
Sustainable Energy: A Local
Government Planning Guide for a Sustainable Future.
as part of the Sustainable Cities Project, this guide offers tips on building
local government support, as well as copies of energy policies and energy policy
options from San Jose, California; San Francisco, California; and Portland, Oregon.
Available from: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC), P.O.
Box 3048, Merrifield, VA 22116. Phone: (800) 523-2929. Publication number LG-10.
Information Administration has a large number of energy-related publications
available at its site, including titles on energy consumption, energy forecasts,
and solar and renewable energy, among others.
of Concerned Scientists offers a variety of energy-related publications,
including Clean Energy Blueprint: A Smarter National Energy Policy for Today
and the Future and Energy Innovations: A Prosperous Path to a Clean Environment.
The U.S. Department of Energy
has announced release of EnergyPlus, a new generation of building energy simulation
software which will assist designers, builders and operators in significantly
lowering building energy use. The program not only allows users to calculate the
impacts of different equipment and various types of lighting and windows, but
also simulates the effect of window blinds, electrochromic window glazings, and
complex daylighting systems. EnergyPlus
is available for download at no cost.
lists many links to sources of energy-related software programs.
by Design is an eight-minute video produced by Minnesota Office of Evironmental
Assistance that introduces DfE (design for the environment) and looks at four
Minnesota companies (IBM, Pillsbury, Medtronic & 3M) that incorporated DfE
into their product design with significant success. Some of these companies integrate
green design company-wide, some integrate it into only certain facilities or divisions.
Nevertheless, these advocates talk about real world benefits that vary with their
respective companies, including increased efficiency, reduced waste of materials
and energy, and reduced costs. Borrow the video -- appropriate for policy makers
in government, business leaders and designers, teachers in college or high school
-- free for two weeks from the OEA Clearinghouse by calling 651/215-0232 or 800/877-6300.
updated: March 10, 2005