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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Report – Making Urban Transport Sustainable: Insight from Germany

Educators might use this information to bring an international perspective into the classroom. This report compares the German transport system to the U.S. and makes suggestions about how to create a more sustainable system in the U.S.

Report – Plug-in Electric Vehicles Market: Literature Review (Pew Center on Global Climate Change)

This paper reviews the current literature on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with a focus on issues and solutions related to vehicle deployment and integration with the U.S. electrical grid. It is a companion to the Center’s “Plug-in Electric Vehicles Market: State of Play.” The paper’s purpose is to provide a foundation for overcoming some of the major hurdles to PEV deployment in the United States both currently and in the future.

Report – Plug-in Electric Vehicles Market: State of Play (Pew Center on Global Climate Change)

This paper outlines the status of the Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) market including ongoing deployment projects, expected consumer market demand, and public policies related to PEV deployment.

Report – State of the States: Fuel Cells in America

This report looks at projections regarding fuel cells, activities in states and policy and industry implications.

Report – U.S. Economic Impact of Advanced Biofuels Production: Perspectives to 2031

A report by Bio Economic Research Associates (bio-era), U.S. Economic Impact of Advanced Biofuels Production Perspectives to 2030, shows that continuing to build advanced biofuels production capacity can create thousands of new jobs throughout the economy, contributing to U.S. economic growth and increasing energy security.

Report (US Government Accounting Office) – Biofuels: Potential Effects and Challenges of Requ…

This report provides an overview of what is occurring the industries of biofuels and what policies could help the industries move forward. It includes the environmental impacts of biofuel production, a look at cellulosic ethanol and comments from multiple federal agencies.

Resources and Publications on Highways and Climate Change: US DOT Federal Highway Administration (FH

This US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) page highlights resources and publications supported by FHWA that can be used as a resource for student research on sustainability and transportation or for helpful education materials for class presentations and documents.

Sustainable Transportation Division – American Solar Energy Society

This is the sustainable transportation division of the American solar energy society. It includes useful links and newsletters with additional resources.

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of projects. Offering both loan guarantees and grants, the REAP program helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or anaerobic digesters, make energy efficiency improvements such as installing irrigation pumps or replacing ventilation systems, and conduct energy audits and feasibility studies.

Transparent Cost Database

The Transparent Cost Database (TCDB) provides utilities, policymakers, consumers, and academics access to published historical and projected cost estimates for electricity generation, biofuels, and vehicle technologies. These technology cost and performance estimates can be used to benchmark company costs, model energy scenarios, and inform research and development decisions.

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