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
The 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.
Natural 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.
The 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.
Pace 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 production.
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.
The Power Scorecard has also been endorsed by:
- American Rivers