There is a growing number of groups at Princeton contributing to the problem of finding better solutions to meeting our energy needs, and improving the environment. These include:
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
The Princeton Environmental Institute
Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP)
A host of other links with useful information about energy are:
General energy information
Department of Energy - Good starting point for an overview of major energy initiatives and priorities.
DOE Energy Information Administration - The motherload of all sources of information in energy economics.
Energy.gov - General purpose energy website from the government.
World Energy Outlook - Energy analysis and projections provided by the International Energy Agency
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - Government laboratory focusing on renewable energy. Good starting point for information on renewables.
McKinsey Report: Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How much at what cost? Executive summary - Contains the famous graphic showing the relative value of different strategies for saving energy.
PJM Interconnections - PJM is the largest grid operator in the country, and is the most widely studied. Their website provides a wealth of information including real-time prices, markets and information about wind energy (and many other topics)
Energy resources at Princeton University - This webpage contains pointers to a wide variety of sources within the Princeton University library.
http://libguides.princeton.edu/finance - For research at the interface of energy and finance, this website contains links for financial data.
The Neural Energy website - A quick overview of a number of topics about the smart grid.
http://en.openei.org/wiki/Main_Page - Open Energy Information website - a wiki that is a massive repository for energy data.
Interactive maps for the grid and different types of energy generation
http://maps.nrel.gov/ - A nice series of energy maps
Scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric concentrations - U.S. Climate change science program - 2007.
http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/emp/drlm-pubs.html - Demand response at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Electric power/Smart grid
Generation of electric power - Overview of the general field of electric power generation
EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute is funded by the electric power industry, and performs a wide range of research projects relevant to the electric power industry. Click on the Research button for research reports on a wide range of topics.
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6228923n&tag=mg;mostpopvideo - A video on the Bloom Box - a new type of fuel cell that offers the possibility of generating electricity for a home for an investment of a few thousand dollars, plus the cost of a fuel such as natural gas.
http://www.smartgrid.gov/about - The website for SmartGrid.gov
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=110997398 - Visualization of the electric grid
Smart grid animation by ConEd - http://www.coned.com/publicissues/images/flash/Smartgrid/index.html
Rural electrification - A thorough summary of the issues surrounding electrification of rural areas. This is a particularly important dimension facing the growth of developing countries.
www.pjm.com - The website for PJM Interconnections contains a large amount of data for the PJM grid (pricing, loads, ...)
http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/re_futures/ - Extensive NREL report on analysis of renewable futures
The importance of energy storage - Overview of storage from the Solar Southwest Initiative
Global wind energy council - Website for GWEC - good general source of information for wind.
Improving the value of wind energy through backup generation and storage - Lawrence Livermore report by Alan Lamont
Wind energy - 20 percent by 2030 - Powerpoint presentation
DOE Wind energy page - Some basic information on wind.
20 percent wind.org - A lot of background information on wind
http://maps.nrel.gov/biomass - Cool Google earth dispay from NREL showing biomass sources.