Useful links

Whether you’re looking for energy access statistics in developing countries, advice on saving energy or the most useful daily news sources, here are some of the sites we think you’ll find useful.

Sustainable energy in the developing world

Endev - energy access facts and information.

Energia - gender and sustainable energy network working in Africa and Asia.

Energypedia - a wiki based online platform for renewable energy and energy efficiency topics in developing countries.

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) - useful facts, stats and reports on cookstoves.

International Renewable Energy Agency - factsheets, news and figures on renewable energy.

Lighting Africa - a joint IFC and World Bank programme working in Africa. This is a great source of information on off-grid lighting in the region.

Practical Action - the 'practical answers' section of the website is particularly useful.

Sustainable energy for all - browse the practitioner section for facts and stats from this UN-led initiative.

UN Energy - the United Nations' inter-agency mechanism on energy. A good resource on financing, policies and energy sources in the UN.

Sustainable energy in the UK and US

Energy-saving advice

Carbon Trust - tools, guides and reports on how businesses can reduce their carbon footprint.

Energy Saving Trust - impartial advice to communities and households. Also the only decent source of information on travel we've found so far.

YouGen - practical information for individuals and businesses on energy efficiency and renewables.

The Guardian's energy efficiency section is a good place for topical information and advice.

Expertise is a great source of information about the cost of solar and other domestic solar PV information.

Sustainable energy associations

Association for the Conservation of Energy - great blog, plus research papers on energy efficiency and fuel poverty.

Grassroots Innovations promotes community-led solutions for sustainable energy.

Renewable Energy Association - look at the information section for facts, figures and useful links.

Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow - jargon-free information on sustainable homes.

UK Green Building Council - find case studies and sustainability news about the green building sector.

Research and statistics

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) - find out about government energy policies and strategies and trawl through energy statistics.

Energy Efficiency Statistics from DECC - does what it says on the tin.

Eurostat - recent statistics on renewable energy sources in the European Union (EU).

UCL Energy Institute - delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on climate change and energy security.

Without the hot air - Plain English overviews of sustainable energy topics and current issues.

Energy saving in schools

Eco-Schools - an international awards programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey.

Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEED) - supports educators to help young people learn about sustainability.

News and opinion

The Ashden Blog - news and insight from the Ashden team.

Business Green - a useful source of in-depth comment and news.

The Carbon Brief - excellent daily news digest on climate and energy-related news. Very good at explaining complex debates.

Refocus - sustainable energy news site, focusing on renewables.

Renewable Energy World - another great source of renewable energy news and opinion.