There are a large number of trade organisations, government departments and other companies with interests in the renewable energy sector.
Use the links shown opposite to read a quick summary of the website and what it offers. Click on the image or web address shown to visit the site. All links open in a new browser window.
The Biomass Energy Centre website is designed to provide information to anyone in the UK with an interest in biomass derived solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and associated conversion technologies.
BREEAM is the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for buildings.
It sets the standards for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance.
The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is a new mandatory emissions trading scheme that aims to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted in the UK. This is vital to achieving the UK's overall targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by at least 80% compared to the 1990 baseline.
The Carbon Trust are a not-for-profit company providing specialist support to help business and the public sector boost business returns by cutting carbon emissions, saving energy and commercialising low carbon technologies.
The Centre for Alternative Technology is an education and visitor centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability.
CAT cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing. Located near to Dulas, the visitor centre is open 7 days a week, with 7 acres of interactive displays.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change is responsible for all aspects of UK energy policy, and for tackling global climate change on behalf of the UK.
The DECC site provides comprehensive information on the Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive initiatives.
Endurance Wind Power is a manufacturer of advanced wind turbines designed specifically for distributed wind power applications.
Their line of modern, induction-based wind turbines, bring efficient, reliable, safe and quiet, renewable energy within reach of homeowners, businesses and institutions across North America, the United Kingdom and an expanding global market.
Dulas assess, specify, install and maintain EWT's DW52/54 - 500kW wind turbines. EWT’s mission is to provide its high quality wind energy solutions with the lowest cost of ownership, generating electricity at competitive prices. The combination of sustainability and cost efficiency, makes EWT’s energy solutions highly attractive for its rapidly growing international clientele.
Launched in 2000 at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the GAVI Alliance includes among its partners developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry in both industrialised and developing countries, research and technical agencies, NGOs, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In a decade GAVI support has enabled 250 million children to be vaccinated and has averted 5 million early deaths.
The International Electrotechnical Commission is the leading global organisation that publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity assessment systems for electric and electronic products, systems and services, collectively known as electrotechnology.
The MCS certificates microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources.
The MCS is also linked to financial incentives which include Feed-in Tariffs.
National Grid own the electricity transmission network in England and Wales and operate the entire transmission system throughout Great Britain. Use the link shown to find your local Distribution Network Operator or DNO.
The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.
It gives advice and services for members of the public, planning professionals and government on planning and building regulations.
The REAL Assurance Scheme was set up by the Renewable Energy Association. Its aim is to guarantee a high quality experience for consumers wishing to buy or lease small-scale energy generation systems for their homes. The REAL Assurance Scheme logo is a sign that the company has agreed to abide by the high standards set out in the REAL Assurance Scheme Consumer Code.
The wind power industry needs wind information to plan, finance and operate wind generation facilities. Second Wind's integrated approach makes wind information work for you.
Remote sensing and tower-based technology like the Triton Sonic Wind Profiler sodar system, the ProMast 60 met mast, the Nomad 2 Data Logger and a full line of anemometers and other wind sensors.
The United Nations Chidren's Fund or UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realised. UNICEF have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes UNICEF unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 193 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.
Woodfuel Wales is an asscoiation formed to promote biomass systems and encourage the efficient supply and use of wood fuel as a clean, low carbon and sustainable energy source in Wales and the Marches.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.