National Energy Foundation

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The National Energy Foundation (NEF) is a unique 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization founded in 1976 and dedicated to the development, dissemination and implementation of supplementary educational materials and programs such as Think! Energy. NEF recognizes the importance and contribution of energy and natural resources to our economy, to our national security, the environment 
and our quality of life. 

NEF programs reach over 500,000 students annually, including students in Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota and Michigan. NEF’s flagship program, Think! Energy, began in 2007 in Indiana, with Michigan programs starting in 2010 for Consumers Energy, DTE Energy and Efficiency United.