Good resources are always in session.  The ever-vigilant ISPQ team compiled a stellar list of websites, reports, webinars and podcasts about credentials and clean energy to keep you and your e-reader company at the beach, poolside, or wherever your summer travels take you.

The list is by no means exhaustive.  Got others we should feature? Let us know.



Good Teaching Matters
Dr. Barbara Martin’s comprehensive work on important teaching practices that can improve the quality of a training course are combined here in one complete report.  Whether you’re an educator or a student, you’ll find Good Teaching Matters useful in your work. (December 2010)

Credentialing – What’s in a Name
Certification, certificate, accreditation, licensing – do you know the difference?  IREC’s Jane Weissman explains the terms and demystifies the confusion in her 2009 piece for Solar Today.

Greener Skills – How Credentials Create Value in the Clean Energy Economy
The Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) Greener Skills: How Credentials Create Value in the Clean Energy Economy, makes the case for a national policy of portable, transparent, industry-specific credentials — and state-supported pathways up to them.  The follow up to Greener Pathways,

The SEED Center
SEED Resources and Resource Center (Articles and Webinar on Defining the Green Economy, Quality Green Programs, clearinghouse of curriculum and other resources for five EE/RE sectors.)

Compendium of Best Practices: sharing local and state successes in energy efficiency and renewable energy from the United States
A collaboration between ACORE, REEP, and the Alliance to Save Energy identifying leading state and local-level best practices in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the U.S.

DOE’s Energy Blog, stories of people and businesses who are transforming the clean energy economy

Alliance to Save Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Program
Technical tools, public information, training program details, plans for a weatherization training center, and more

Energy efficiency retrofit resource papers from the guys at Building Science

“Green” energy efficiency remodeling information from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry