Facebook can sometimes be a crazy place full of "what I had for lunch" posts, political debates, and cute animal pictures, but it can also be a great resource for information on the issues that interest you.
We went through our favorites and decided on five great Facebook pages we think are interesting and educational. Follow them and make sure to share the useful and fascinating things you learn!
1. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is the motherlode of information on energy efficiency efforts across the country, with plenty of research and infographics to get you up to speed on what’s happening, what’s working and what’s saving American energy consumers money.
2. Indiana Distributed Energy Alliance (IndianaDG)
This is another helpful resource, but with much more focus on issues specific to Indiana's renewable energy policies. IndianaDG is a non-profit group working to promote less burdensome policy so folks at home can access renewable energy and distributed generation. There are always lots of links and stories about what is going on in Indiana to move toward renewable energy and distributed generation.
3. Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
If you are looking for in-depth information on nuclear power, nuclear waste and policymaking, NIRS is always a great place to start. Founded in 1978 to be the national information and networking center on nuclear power, radioactive waste and sustainable energy issues, NIRS is a fantastic resource for technical information on nukes and what is happening with nuclear power around the world.
4. Energizing Indiana
Energizing Indiana is our current statewide energy efficiency program. They not only post some great stuff about what energy efficiency is accomplishing for Hoosiers right now, they also frequently post simple tips on saving energy. Lots of great info for anyone looking to save energy and save money on their electric bills.
5. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
For the nerds among us, here’s some SCIENCE! The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. They post lots of cool info about new ideas, research and discoveries that make renewable energy more accessible and less expensive. This is the place to check out what the future may hold for renewable energy.
These are the issues of immediate importance we are working on right now.