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If you want to find out what you can do to save energy, what resources are available for further information and what programs are available to assist in funding your efforts, the first places to look are the well developed web sites offered by the New York State Research and Development Authority and the United States Department of Energy. 

Consumer Energy Center
  This site, while created by the California Energy Commission, provides a wealth of simple and comprehensive introductions to each area in which energy efficiencies and savings can be achieved along with specific information about energy efficiency measures.  
Energy Information Administration
  If you want to get information, statistics and background on a host of energy related issues, this is a very useful site. Created by Congress in 1977, EIA is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. It provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  A state organization that promotes energy efficiency, encourages economic development, expands use of renewable energy sources, and reduces the environmental effects of energy production through R&D, demonstration, financial and technical assistance projects. Their site includes project descriptions, incentive programs, notices of new projects and RFPs, events, and a publications list.
NYSERDA Energy Prices, Supplies and Weather Data
  With the cost of energy constantly on the rise, NYSERDA has been providing current and historical energy statistics that can assist consumers when making decisions.
NYSERDA’s Energy Smart Program
  Programs for all who want to save energy and money. For Homeowners & Renters - save money and energy with a variety of easy programs and practical resources designed to meet your unique needs! For building owners -raise tenant satisfaction, increase property value and SAVE money! For Energy $mart Partners & Contractors- grow sales by attracting energy-minded customers.
US Department of Energy EERE’s Consumer page
  If you are interested in saving money by making your home more energy efficient or want to use renewable energy to heat or power your small business, this site also provides an invaluable guide to the world of renewable energy and energy efficiency options.
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 
  The site offers information about DOE programs and a gateway to hundreds of web site and thousands of documents. You can also e-mail your questions to an energy expert.