The Power Scorecard Project was launched in 1997 by the sponsor environmental
organizations to provide consumers with objective information on the relative
environmental quality of the electricity service choices they face in
competitive retail electricity markets.
Financial support has been provided by the Office of Solar Energy Technologies
of the US Department of Energy, the Sustainable Development Fund, the Energy Foundation, the Surdna Foundation
and the Education Foundation of America.
The Scorecard Panel members include:
Environmental Defense is a national, not-for-profit,
advocacy organization that uses science, law and economics to find
solutions to today's environmental problems. Headquartered in New
York City, it has eight offices in the U.S. which focus on biodiversity,
climate, health and oceans. Our web site can be found at: www.environmentaldefense.org
Izaak Walton League of America
Founded in 1922, the Izaak Walton League of America
is a national conservation organization whose 50,000 members and supporters
protect and enjoy America's soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife.
Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, the League also has a regional
office in St. Paul, MN. For membership information, call (800) IKE-LINE
or visit our World Wide Web site at www.iwla.org.
Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national,
non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists
served by offices in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
NRDC uses law, science, and the support of more than 400,000 members
nationwide to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to
ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. We work
to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air,
land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places.
NRDC's Energy Program promotes the increased development of energy
efficiency and other environmentally sound and cost-effective energy
resources. Please visit our web site at www.nrdc.org.
NW Energy Coalition
The NW Energy Coalition is a regional alliance of
nearly 90 public interest organizations and utilities from Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. For eighteen years,
NWEC and its members have successfully advocated primary reliance
on energy efficiency and renewable resources to meet new energy demand,
full and fair accounting for environmental impacts in evaluating energy
alternatives, protecting and restoring the fish and wildlife of the
Columbia River Basin, informed public involvement in building a brighter
energy future, and affordable energy for everyone.
Now that the electric utility industry and the Bonneville Power
Administration are in the throes of restructuring, NWEC works to
make sure that the new structures deliver clean, affordable energy
and wild salmon in abundance. For more information on the Coalition
and Northwest energy issues see our web site at www.nwenergy.org.
Energy and Climate Center
The Pace Energy and Climate Center is part of the
Pace University School of Law's Center for Environmental Legal Studies,
located in White Plains, New York. As one of a handful of national
policy and advocacy institutions that work at the center of environmental,
energy and economic issues, we pioneered in the quantification of
the environmental costs of energy production. Our publication, Environmental
Costs of Electricity, is still driving research and policy studies
internationally in the environmental and social costs of electricity
The Pace Energy and Climate Center encourages and supports innovative
energy policies including utility restructuring, global climate
change and promotion of renewable energy technologies. In New York
and New Jersey, it acts as lead counsel to coalitions of environmental
and consumer groups, energy service companies and renewable energy
manufacturers and suppliers. Our web site can be found at http://www.paceenergyproject.us
The Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent
nonprofit alliance of 50,000 concerned citizens and scientists across
the country. We augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative
thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier
environment and a safer world.
Our Energy Program examines the benefits and costs of the country's
energy use, and promotes energy solutions that are sustainable both
environmentally and economically. Other UCS programs include Global
Resources and Climate Change, Transportation, Sustainable Agriculture,
and Arms Control. Our web site, at http://www.ucsusa.org,
includes extensive information and action resources on renewable
energy, nuclear safety, and energy and the environment, as well
as on the other issues we work on.
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