Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Pathfinder
2008 Indiana Legislation

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House Bill 1102
Renewable energy development. Requires an electricity supplier to supply a certain percentage of its total electricity supply from renewable energy resources. Establishes the renewable energy resources fund.

House Bill 1280
Energy efficient buildings. Requires the environmental quality service council to study: (1) whether public entities should be required or encouraged to seek to achieve energy and environmental design ratings in the construction and renovation of buildings and structures; and (2) related issues.

Senate Bill 0295
Renewable energy standards. Establishes the renewable energy resources fund. Requires an electricity supplier that fails to supply electricity from renewable energy resources according to the specified percentage to pay a penalty. Deposits the penalties in the renewable energy resources fund.

Senate Bill 0360
E85 fueling station grants. Provides that the amount of a grant may be less than the amount of the qualified investment. Provides that local units of government are eligible to receive E85 fueling station grants for qualified investment in E85 fueling stations.

Federal Government Publications

Click on the links to view in full. The documents are also available at the Indiana State Library. Come up to the second floor Reference Desk for assistance.

Location Item
AE 2.110:110-140 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Public Law 110-140. 19 Dec. 2007.
Y 1.1/8:110-627 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 : conference report to accompany H.R. 2419.  House Report 110-627
E 9.18:NREL/SR-640-41998 Grover, S. (2007). Energy, economic and environmental benefits of the Solar America Initiative. Golden CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
E 9.16:NREL/TP-540-41619 McCormick, R.L. (2007). Empirical study of the stability of biodiesel and biodiesel blends: milestone report. Golden CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Y 4.SCI 2:110-32 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Developing untapped potential : geothermal and ocean power technologies : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 17, 2007. Serial No. 110-32
Y 1.1/8:110-658 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 : report together with additional and dissenting views (to accompany H.R. 6049) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). House Report 110-658
Y 4.AP 6/2:S.HRG.110-260 United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. Energy security and oil dependence : recommendations on policies and funding to reduce U.S. oil dependence : hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, special hearing, May 8, 2007, Washington, DC. Special Hearing


The following links have been selected to guide you beyond the library

Clean Energy – United States Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Homepage – US Department of Energy 

Fuel Economy – US Department of Energy / Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Increasing Availability of Renewable Energy Resources – US Department of the Interior

Learning about Renewable Energy – The National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Overview of Indiana Energy Policy – Indiana Office of Energy and Defense Development

Renewable Energy Sources in the United States – National Atlas of the United States


The following books are available at the Indiana State Library. Come up to the second floor Reference Desk for assistance.

Location Item
TJ163.4.U6 C38 1998 Caston, Thomas R. (1998). Turning off the heat: why America must double energy efficiency to save money and reduce global warming. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
HD9560.6 .H45 2003 Heinberg, Richard. (2003). The party’s over: oil, war and the fate of industrial societies. Gabriola, BC: New Society Publishers.
HD30.255 H58 2006 Hitchcock, Darcy E. (2006). The business guide to sustainability: practical strategies and tools for organizations. London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan.
QC981.8.G56 L983 2008 Lynas, Mark. (2008). Six degrees: our future on a hotter planet. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.

QC981.8.G56 R66 2007 Romm, Joseph J. (2007). Hell and high water: global warming – the solution and the politics – and what we should do. New York, NY: William Morrow.
TJ808 .A547 2006 Worldwatch Institute (2006). American energy: the renewable path to energy security. Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute.
QC981.8.G56 G57442 2008 Zedillo Ponce de Leon, Ernesto (2008). Global warming: looking beyond Kyoto. New Haven, CT: Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University.

In The News

Local news items can be found on the second floor Newspaper Division.

Bjerg, Alan. “GOP lawmakers ask EPA to ease rules requiring use of ethanol.”
Indianapolis Star. 3 July 2008.

“Ethanol’s advantages far outweigh costs.”
Indianapolis Star. 17 June 2008.

Frosch, Dan. “U.S. lifts moratorium on new solar projects.”
New York Times. 3 July 2008.

“Green home market grows.”
Indianapolis Star. 16 June 2008.

Schwartz, Nelson D. "American energy policy, asleep at the spigot."
New York Times. 6 July 2008.

Wald, Matthew. “Turning glare into watts.”
New York Times. 6 March 2008.

Wald, Matthew. “U.S. use of renewable energy took a big fall in 2001.”
New York Times. 8 December 2002.


Click on the links for further information regarding renewable energy. The following organizations are unaffiliated with the Indiana State Library.

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEE)
1001 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 2003
(202) 429-8873

Global Green USA
2218 Main St, 2nd Floor
Santa Monica CA 90405
(310) 581-2700

Inform, Inc.
120 Wall St, 16th floor
New York NY 10005
(212) 361-2400

National Resources Defense Council
40 W 20th St
New York NY 10011
(212) 727-2700

Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter
1915 W. 18th Street, Suite D
Indianapolis IN 46202
(317) 822-3750

Worldwatch Institute
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1904
(202) 452-1999

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