If you have a computer and an Internet connection, energy-efficiency tips,
information about new forms of generation and updates on the nation's energy
situation are available at your fingertips.
Here is a guide to some useful sites.
Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of local, member-owned electric cooperatives that do business with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.
Iowa Assocation of Electric Cooperatives
The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) provides services to the state’s electric cooperatives in the areas of legislation, regulation, safety, communications, education and training, and employee benefits.
Hawkeye REC's electric power supplier, based out of
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site offers energy-savings tips for
saving tips, a shopper's corner, energy headlines, an opportunity to "ask
an expert" and a section specifically for kids.
Compare your home's energy performance and look for Energy Star ¨
products at this site, sponsored by DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency. Information for kids and teachers also is available
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
(NRECA) is the national service organization dedicated to
representing the national interests of consumer-owned cooperative
electric utilities and the consumers they serve.
Learn more about residential energy use with interactive tools at Nexus
Energy site. Consumers also can evaluate and purchase energy-efficient products
Mechanical engineer Jim Dulley provides information from his syndicated
column, do-it yourself guides, money saving tips and links to thousands of
Information about renewable energy technologies, energy-efficiency tips, a
resource for kids and more than 600 links are featured on the Energy Efficiency
and Renewable Energy Network site.