Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

The term NGO normally used to refer to organizations that are not part of the government and are not conventional for-profit business.  


Environmental NGO:


NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.



What distinguishes Environmental Defense Fund is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it.  We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems, and health. We work in concert with other organizations—as well as with business, government, and communities—and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.



Green-e certifies environmental commodities and products that mitigate climate change and help build a sustainable energy future.The mission of the Green-e program and its governing body, the Green-e Governance Board, is to: Bolster customer confidence in the reliability of retail electricity products reflecting renewable energy generation. Expand the retail market for electricity products incorporating renewable energy, including expanding the demand for new renewable energy generation. Provide customers clear information about retail clean energy products to enable them to make informed purchasing decisions. Encourage the deployment of electricity products that minimize air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)

The California Center for Sustainable Energy ( CCSE) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that helps residents, businesses and public agencies save energy, reduce grid demand and generate their own power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs.CCSE also provides the community with objective information, research, analysis and long-term planning on energy issues and technologies. The California Center for Sustainable Energy promotes change for a clean energy future.



For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.


The World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future. 

WRI spurs progress by providing practical strategies for change and effective tools to implement them. We measure our success in the form of new policies, products, and practices that shift the ways governments work, companies operate, and people act.We operate globally because today’s problems know no boundaries. We are avid communicators because people everywhere are inspired by ideas, empowered by knowledge, and moved to change by greater understanding. We provide innovative paths to a sustainable planet through work that is accurate, fair, and independent.


Winrock International

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.



Industry NGO


CCEEB’s mission is to create a California where balancing economic growth and environmental protection is not only a vision, but also a reality.  CCEEB members believe it takes a strong, healthy economy to support and attain environmental goals, and that environmental quality and a high standard of living help California attract and retain the best and the brightest industries and workers in the world.CCEEB relies on the practice of dialogue and consensus building among its members and other stakeholders to formulate sound and well-reasoned principles and policy positions.


Western States petroleum Association

Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is a non-profit trade association that represents companies that account for the bulk of petroleum exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing in the six western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. WSPA is dedicated to working towards ensuring that Americans continue to have reliable access to petroleum and petroleum products through policies that are socially, economically and environmentally responsible.


The Business Council for Sustainable Energy 

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and also includes independent electric power producers, investor-owned utilities, public power, commercial end-users and project developers and service providers for environmental markets. Founded in 1992, the Council advocates for policies at state, national and international levels that increase the use of commercially-available clean energy technologies, products and services. The coalition’s diverse business membership is united around the revitalization of our economy and creation of a secure and sustainable energy future for America.


Carbon Offset Providers Coalition

Carbon Offset Providers Coalition (the “COPC”) is a cooperative alliance of leading entities operating in the carbon offset market. The Coalition’s members include those involved in financing, producing, generating, providing, aggregating and/or marketing these greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions for sale as offsets in existing and emerging voluntary and compliance GHG emission trading markets.


The Coalition for Emission Reduction Policy (CERP)

The Coalition for Emission Reduction Policy (CERP) exists to educate policymakers and the general public about the benefits of using market-based approaches in any state or federal policies to address emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). CERP is making available resources and research from its members, hosting industry roundtables and other public events, developing legislative and regulatory proposals, and advocating its principles at the state and federal levels.