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Energy Sources Environment Government
Power Generation State of Arizona Utilities

Energy Sources

Energy sources can basically be broken into renewable and depletable sources, which ultimately originate from space and terrestrial sources, respectively. The space sources include solar and lunar origins where the latter gravitational energy results in tidal flows. The sun provides directly useable energy as well as indirectly providing hydro, wind, ocean (thermal & current), and even biomass through photosynthesis. Depletable sources include fossil fuels, nuclear, and geothermal (geothermal is depletable but not always thought of in that manner).

Energy is then applied to one of the end-use sectors or the intermediate energy form of electricity. The end-use sectors include industrial, transportation, residential and commercial. The DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA) has a nice energy flow diagram image.

Sites with Information on Multiple Sources

Solstice: CREST Internet Information Service
CREST is the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
Energy Sources Quick Jump
Biomass Fossil Fuels Fuel Cells Geothermal Hydroelectric
Hydrogen Nuclear Ocean Solar Wind

EarthEnvironmental Concerns

Clean Energy Basics from NREL
Energy from the Sun, Wind, Plants, Water and Earth's Heat
Energy & Environment
Links and resources for energy and the environment
Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
Thermal Pollution
Illinois Clean Coal Institute
Sierra Club

courthouse Governmental Organizations

Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the DOE
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

litePower Generation

Edison Electric Institute
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Maintains the EnergySearch engine
North American Electric Reliability Council Homepage
American Petroleum Institute

AZseal State of Arizona Related

Arizona Corporation Commission
Energy Division, Arizona Department of Commerce
Energy Resources on Indian Reservations USGS Energy Resources Program---Activities in Arizona
Arizona Public Service (APS) Power Plants
Salt River Project (SRP) Generating Stations including a map
Salt River Project (SRP) Lakes and Dams including a Watershed map
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Arizona Dams


Arizona Public Service (APS)
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
Salt River Project (SRP)
Southern California Edison (SCE)
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Stations
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Tucson Electric Power Company
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)
WAPA is not a utility, they provide transmission and marketing of power.


Last updated: May 14, 2008
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