REPP Fast Facts
Number of Employees: 4 (full & part-time)
How To Contact REPP
Offices: Washington DC
Director: George Sterzinger
Research Manager: Fredric Beck
Research and Policy Analyst: Kelly M. Ross
Supported by: Energy Foundation, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, The Bancker-Williams Foundation, The SURDNA Foundation, The State Land Office of New Mexico, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the United States Department of Energy, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the Honeywell Foundation
REPP-CREST is located at:
1612 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Additional Information on REPP
Since its inception in 1995, REPP has investigated the relationships among policy, markets, and public demand to advance renewable energy technologies. These include biomass, hydropower, geothermal, photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, and renewable hydrogen. REPP undertakes in-house research projects; provides small grants to facilitate external research; collaborates with professional associations, non-profit groups, national laboratories, and other interested parties; and suggests and nurtures strategic paths for long-range planning by the renewable energy community.
Since its inception in 1993, CREST has built a reputation as the premier multimedia developer of information pertaining to sustainable energy. CREST's award-winning web site, Solstice, is one of the most visited online resources for information about renewable energy , efficiency, and sustainable development. The redesign of Sostice, now known simply as "CREST" was completed in April 2001.
REPP-CREST's goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs. The combined REPP-CREST organization boasts a strong platform for research, publication, and dissemination of timely information regarding sustainable energy. REPP-CREST's software and Internet services provide access to a broad range of topics: innovative public policy reports generated by REPP-CREST, interactive media, renewable energy success stories, and informative on-line discussion groups.
Past, Present & Future Projects
REPP-CREST has published over 30 research reports and issue briefs and more than 15 interactive CD-ROMs and web-based tools. REPP-CREST sponsors numerous initiatives, hosts seminars, and presents findings to government, industry, and educational institutions.
Notable research and inititatives include:
BLENDING WIND AND SOLAR INTO THE DIESEL GENERATION MARKET
by Virinder Singh
RESOLUTION ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND LOW-INCOME AND MINORITY COMMUNITIES
RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
with Fact Sheet by Virinder Singh
Special Report, Fall 2000
by Curtis Moore and Jack Ihle
CLIMATE OF OPPORTUNITY: Renewable Energy After Kyoto
by Christopher Flavin and Seth Dunn
EXPANDING MARKETS FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS: What to Do Next
by Adam Serchuk and Virinder Singh
CLEAN GOVERNMENT: Options for Governments to Buy Renewable Energy
by Virinder Singh
WINNER, LOSER OR INNOCENT VICTIM: Has Renewable Energy Performed as Expected?
by James McVeigh, Dallas Burtraw, Joel Darmstadter, and Karen Palmer
THE GRASSROOTS ARE GREENER: A Community-Based Approach to Marketing Green Power
by Rudd Mayer, Eric Blank, and Blair Swezey
EXPANDING WIND POWER: Can Americans Afford It?
by Jamie Chapman and Steve Weise, with Edgar DeMeo and Adam Serchuk
DISCLOSURE and CERTIFICATION: Truth and Labeling for Electric Power
by Edward Holt
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION WITH SOLAR ENERGY AS A CLIMATE PROTECTION STRATEGY
by Steven Kaufman with contributions by Richard Duke, Richard Hansen, John Rogers, Richard Schwartz, and Mark Trexler
Award-winning multimedia titles for professionals and beginners alike include:
Green Building Advisor
Federal Energy Management
Community PVEnergy Efficiency Connection
The Green Home
The Sun's Joules
Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean
Greening of the White House
For more information, contact REPP-CREST.