The SEED Center

Resource Center


The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.


How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker

 The AEL Tracker database contains advanced energy legislation across all 50 states. Advanced energy encompasses energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, biofuels and smart grid. The database also includes other legislation that would either reduce or increase the market share for advanced energy. AEL Tracker organizes legislation into the following policy categories: Electricity Generation; Energy Efficiency; Financing; Regulatory; Natural Gas; Emissions; Transportation; Infrastructure; Economic Development; Other Energy. In total, the Tracker database provides current legislative language, recent actions, bill sponsor information, and policy trend analysis.

Clean Energy Job Postings and Career Planning Services

 This resource helps users research and understand educational paths for clean energy careers, plus provides information on various jobs, internships and other training opportunities in the renewable energy field.

Climate Bonds Initiative

This international, investor-focused not-for-profit initiative focuses on mobilizing the $100 trillion bond market to benefit climate change solutions through market tracking, developing global standards, and providing policy models and advice.

EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange

 This is a searchable database of funding opportunity announcements through the U.S. Department of Energy.

Efficiency First Business Association

 Efficiency First provides educational and networking opportunities, advocates energy efficiency policy at a national level, and affords product and services discounts in the home energy efficiency industry. For educational materials, webinars, and resources, visit:

Energy and Climate Change (World Energy Outlook Special Report 2015)

 This report presents a detailed first assessment of the potential impact of national climate pledges for COP21 on the energy sector. In addition, it proposes a bridging strategy in order to peak global greenhouse gas emissions soon, highlights the need to accelerate development of emerging technologies, and makes recommendations for a successful transition to a sustainable global energy system.

Energy Efficiency Education and Professional Development

 This website provides a regularly updated list of resources on community colleges, universities, certificate programs and other training in the field of sustainable energy. It encompasses both general and specific skill training plus courses and seminars on energy efficiency and renewable energy topics – in some cases for free.

Energy Technology Perspectives Data Visualisation

 This three-part interactive infographic depicts how the energy system could evolve between the present day and 2050 through scenarios based on varying amounts of carbon-emissions reduction. This tool can be worked into college curricular materials to make a great educational tool for the classroom or student projects. The three focuses of the visualizations depicted are:

– The Emissions Reduction visualization allows users to quickly and easily see what impact countries, technologies and sectors may have on carbon dioxide emissions in the decades to come.

– The Energy Flows visualization focuses on the transport, industry and buildings sectors, highlighting the different fuels (from oil to biofuels), sectors (from petrochemicals to residential) and end uses (from water heating to lighting) that will be affected in the years ahead.

– The transport visualization lets users compare selected indicators, from annual roadway travel to roadway length, across countries and regions.

Global Atlas for Renewable Energy

 This mapping technology, also available as a mobile app, allows the user to overlay renewable energy resources on maps to visualize and assess the technical and economic potential of renewable energy in any given location. Maps are fully customize-able and can be saved for later reference or shared with others.

Midwest Energy News

 This news source provides educators and students with up-to-date information and policy news as the Midwest shifts from a fossil fuel based energy system to a more renewable one.

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