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Additional Energy Saving Resources

Looking for more information about energy conservation and renewable energy? Check out:

PowerHouse - Home Comfort Tips
More than 250 pages of advice to help you improve the energy efficiency, safety and comfort of your home.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
Division of the U.S. Department of Energy that provides fact sheets, case studies, research and more on everything from air conditioning to wind power.

U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Savers
A comprehensive guide to the world of renewable energy and energy efficiency options.

Iowa Energy Center
The Iowa Energy Center supports projects that help Iowans understand how they can make their homes more comfortable and affordable to own

RENEW Wisconsin
RENEW Wisconsin leads and accelerates the transformation to Wisconsin's renewable energy future through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

Wisconsin Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is a public-private partnership offering energy information and services to energy utility customers throughout Wisconsin.

Our planet needs you! Find out why.

Saving energy:

PowerHouse - 101 Easy Ways to Save Energy
From air conditioning to weatherizing, find everything you need to know about lowering your utility bills.

PowerHouse: Home Comfort Tips - Appliance Operating Costs
Use our interactive calculator or printable worksheet to estimate the cost of running the all those electrical devices in your home.

U.S. Department of Energy Home Energy Saver
Online energy audit tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings

Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency.

Second Nature™ News
Alliant Energy newsletter, which comes out twice a year to Second Nature customers, offers tips on "greening" your home or business, updates on renewable energy worldwide, and Second Nature™ program information.

Renewable energy:

Alliant Energy – Anaerobic Digester
Five Wisconsin-based dairy farms and one Iowa-based dairy operation in Alliant Energy's service territory currently account for a total of 3.71 megawatts of electricity produced by anaerobic digesters.

Alliant Energy – Biomass
Established in May 2008, Alliant Energy is helping fund a study of switchgrass demonstration plots in southwestern Wisconsin.

Alliant Energy – Geothermal
Investing in a geothermal system can cut residential energy costs by 30 percent over natural gas systems, and up to 50 percent over electric resistance heating.

Alliant Energy – Hydro
One of Alliant Energy's oldest assets, the Kilbourn Dam in Wisconsin Dells, has safely turned river current into a clean, steady source of power for over 100 years.

Alliant Energy – Solar
The power produced from the largest solar project in Iowa is being purchased by Alliant Energy for our award-winning Second Nature program.

Alliant Energy – Second Nature
Second Nature™ is a voluntary program that allows Alliant Energy residential and business electric customers in Iowa and Wisconsin to support electricity generated from renewable resources.

Alliant Energy – Renewable Rebates
If thoughts of generating your own electricity are on your mind, Alliant Energy would like to help. Rebates are now available in Iowa on qualifying renewable generation systems including wind, solar PV, anaerobic digesters and solar thermal water heating systems.

Alliant Energy – Wind
Alliant Energy is committed to providing our customers with balanced energy solutions that are environmentally responsible.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
This agency is the U.S. Department of Energy's main laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.

American Wind Energy Association
Everything from small-scale residential projects to utility wind farms.

American Bioenergy Association
The facts and benefits of biomass energy.

American Solar Energy Society
News, publications and even a tour of solar homes.

National Hydropower Association
Facts and examples of hydropower across the U.S.