The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Renewable Energies, Alternative Fuels

Renewable energies, alternative fuels



Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) (State Dept.), 2201 C St. N.W., #4428, 20520; (202) 647-8543. Virginia Palmer, Assistant Secretary (Acting).

Web, and Twitter, @EnergyAtState

Manages the global energy economy through diplomacy between energy producers and consumers, and stimulates the market forces toward the advancement of sustainable, renewable energy sources.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (Interior Dept.), Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; (703) 558-7754. Fax, (202) 912-7186. Nicholas Douglas, Assistant Director, (202) 208-4201.


Develops and administers policy, guidance, and performance oversight for the renewable energy program, including wind, solar, and geothermal energy; the fluid minerals program, including oil, gas, and helium; the solid minerals programs, including mining law, coal, oil shale, and salable minerals; the ...

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