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REGIONAL

Northeast Gas Association (www.northeastgas.org)

The Northeast Gas Association (NGA) is a regional trade association that focuses on education and training, technology research and development, operations, planning, and increasing public awareness of natural gas in the Northeast U.S. NGA represents natural gas distribution companies, transmission companies, liquefied natural gas importers, and associate member companies. These companies provide natural gas to 8.4 million customers in eight states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont).

ISO New England (www.iso-ne.org)

ISO New England helps protect the health of New England's economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of electricity, today and for future generations. ISO New England meets this obligation in three ways: by ensuring the day-to-day reliable operation of New England's bulk power generation and transmission system, by overseeing and ensuring the fair administration of the region's wholesale electricity markets, and by managing comprehensive, regional planning processes.

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (http://www.neep.org)

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (NEEP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to promote energy efficiency in homes, buildings and industry in the Northeast United States. It is NEEP's vision that the Northeast will become a national role model by investing in energy efficiency policies and programs as the basis of a sustainable energy policy, a vibrant economy, and a healthy environment.

Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (www.necanews.org)

The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) is New England's oldest and most broadly-based, non-profit trade association serving the competitive electric power industry. Founded in 1985, NECA's mission is to facilitate an open forum among all electric power stakeholders to foster the development and maturation of competitive power markets.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (http://www.nesea.org)

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the nation's leading regional membership organization focused on promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies. For more than thirty years, NESEA has facilitated and enhanced a network of professionals, practitioners, and other citizens in pursuit of responsible energy use. Our programs and activities focus on the northeastern United States, from Washington, DC to Maine. NESEA is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.

NATIONAL

Edison Electric Institute (www.eei.org)

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of United States shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates, and industry associates worldwide. Our U.S. members serve 97 percent of the ultimate customers in the shareholder owned segment of the industry, and 71 percent of all electric utility ultimate customers in the nation. They generate almost 60 percent of the electricity produced by U.S. electric generators.

Energy Information Administration (www.eia.doe.gov)

A statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, EIA 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 environment.

Nuclear Energy Institute (www.nei.org)

The Nuclear Energy Institute is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI's objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.

American Petroleum Institute (http://api-ec.api.org/)

The oil and natural gas industry provides the fuel for American life, warming our homes, powering our businesses and giving us the mobility to enjoy this great land. As the primary trade association of that industry, API represents more than 400 members involved in all aspects of the oil and natural gas industry. Our association draws on the experience and expertise of our members and staff to support a strong and viable oil and natural gas industry.

Center for LNG (http://www.lngfacts.org/)

CLNG is a coalition of LNG producers, shippers, terminal operators and developers, energy trade associations and natural gas consumers. Its goal is to enhance public education and understanding about LNG by serving as a clearinghouse for LNG information.

American Wind Energy Association (http://www.awea.org)

Since 1974 the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has advocated the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world.

US Department of Energy (www.energy.gov)

The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national economic and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of he national nuclear weapons complex. Its energy strategic goal is to protect national and economic security by promoting a diverse supply and delivery of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (http://www.ferc.gov/about/about.asp)

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulates and oversees energy industries in the economic, environmental, and safety interests of the American public.