Database of Nearly 5,000 Materials Increasingly Utilized by Government and Academics for Research, Policy Work

July 2, 2019


Washington, D.C.:’s resource library—the most comprehensive online resource library for U.S. energy policy-relevant publications and materials—now has a new name, a new look, and improved search and sort capabilities. The OurEnergyLibrary aggregates close to 5,000 publicly available reports, white papers, journal articles, and studies and is the only online database that aggregates publications across all U.S. energy policy topics.

The OurEnergyLibrary is part of the Library of Congress’s E-Resource site and is also listed at The World’s Largest Library Catalog. Dozens of colleges currently utilize the OurEnergyLibrary and refer students to it for course readings. These include Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Irvine, Dartmouth College, and Boston College. The OurEnergyLibrary has also been cited by the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It is a non partisan, one-stop hub where anyone in government, media, academia, the private sector, non-profit, advocacy groups, and the public can search expertly indexed, cross-sectoral, energy policy resources.

“For anyone working on energy policy issues, the OurEnergyLibrary is extremely valuable,” said Bill Squadron, President of “As part of’s mission to facilitate responsible energy policy dialogue, the nonpartisan OurEnergyLibrary makes resources from all viewpoints and all corners of the energy landscape widely accessible.”

The OurEnergyLibrary provides a more defined focus than a simple Google search by limiting results to curated, professionally tagged publications, while excluding news articles, blog posts, and other extraneous content. It includes studies, reports, papers and other documents, and these resources are all free, publicly available, and produced by reputable organizations.

The library adds new materials every week to include the most recent energy resources. New items in the OurEnergyLibrary are featured weekly in the This Week in Energy newsletter.

Resources included in the OurEnergyLibrary are published by federal and state government, think tanks, research organizations, trade associations, and other reputable entities across the energy sector, including the following:

  • Government: Congressional Research Service, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Intergovernmental Organizations: International Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Nonprofit Organizations: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Bipartisan Policy Center, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, R Street Institute, Brookings Institution, Heritage Foundation, The Atlantic Council, World Resources Institute, Resources for the Future, The Electric Power Research Institute, The American Wind Energy Association, The American Gas Association, National Academies of Sciences
  • Private Companies: Wood Mackenzie, The Brattle Group, Deloitte, BP
  • Regional Organizations: PJM Interconnection, California Energy Commission
    … and many others.

The OurEnergyLibrary seeks to maintain a comprehensive database and accepts submissions. To add energy policy-relevant publications that are not already listed in the OurEnergyLibrary, please contact Helen Thompson (202-662-8715,



About is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing and facilitating substantive, responsible dialogue on energy policy issues and providing this discourse as a resource for the public, policymakers, and the media. also serves as a one-stop resource hub for all things energy policy and includes a free resource library, aggregated energy headlines, and national energy events calendar. does not advocate or endorse any specific points of views, but rather, works to encourage a broad discussion.



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