2014 Fuel Economy Guide

In time for the holidays, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy released the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide


Advancing Sustainable Transportation in Tennessee

Presentation by Ben Bolton of TDEC’s Office of Energy Programs at the 2015 Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Insurance (TCCI) Environment and Energy Conference.

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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) offers news, analysis and facts on combined heat and power on its website. For additional information, publications, news and links to other resources related to combined heat and power, visit http://www.aceee.org/topics/chp

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is a national trade organization that represents the interests of the wind energy sector. AWEA boasts a membership roster of more than 1,300 businesses, utilities, research institutions and nonprofit organizations. To learn more about AWEA, visit http://www.awea.org/

Appalachian Voices – Non-Profit Supporting Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Appalachian Voices, a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency in the southeast region, has created a one-stop shop resource for programs and incentives offered in eight southeastern states, including Tennessee. This interactive resource allows residents to search for energy efficiency programs in their community. For more information, visit the Energy Savings Action Center at http://appvoices.org/saveenergy/.

Bike Share – A Better Way to Travel

Presentation by Philip Pugliese, Bicycle Coordinator, Outdoor Chattanooga; Kim Hawkins, Urban Design Architect, Metro Nashville Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee; Bill Nesper, Vice President of Programs, The League of American Bicyclists video



The U.S. Department of Energy offers a comprehensive overview of biofuels in transportation. Please visit http://www.eere.energy.gov/basics/renewable_energy/biofuels.html for additional information.

Biomass Research

The University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture houses the Center for Renewable Carbon, which endeavors to consolidate “research, teaching and outreach programs related to bioenergy production and biomaterials processing into one cohesive unit.” For more information, visit http://renewablecarbon.tennessee.edu/

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory oversees the Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network (BFIN), which includes research findings, news and links to countless resources on bioenergy. For more information, visit https://bioenergy.ornl.gov

Capstone Turbine Corporation: E-Finity Distributed Generation

Presentation by Jeff Beiter, Managing Partner, E-Finity Distributed Generation presentation


Centralizing Energy Efforts

Presentation by David Lamb, Energy Manager – Medical Supplies, Covidien video presentation