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RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
Climate Change Policy
Sustainable Living
Photovoltaics
Domestic applications
Large Scale Power Generation
Environmental & Other Groups, sites and blogs
Interesting Articles on Other Sites

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

GLOBAL WARMING POLICY FOUNDATION
http://www.thegwpf.org/
An all-party think-tank which is deeply concerned about the costs and other implications of many of the 'climate change' policies currently being considered in Britain.


FLOOD PLANNING & PREPARATION
Assess whether you are likely to be flooded, and plan what to do if it occurs.
http://www.polygongroup.com/resources/flood-preparation-planning/


EMERGENCY & DISASTER PLANNING
Site which explains how to prepare for emergencies and disasters:
http://www.redcross.org/prepare


SUSTAINABLE LIVING


CENTRE FOR ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY
Known as "CAT", this is the inspirational centre in Wales, demonstrating low-key, practical solutions to environmental problems. They are educational, objective, and scientific on these matters. If you want to support an environmental group which, this one is well worth considering (see also SONE, below).
http://www.cat.org.uk

Note that CAT is much less objective about large-scale energy generation (nuclear, gas, coal, etc). For this information, use the appropriate sites. The DoE is a good starting point (see below).


I am grateful to Natalie Reede for making me aware of the following useful links which are of special interest to domestic consumers:
Recycling
Floods: Planning
Environmentally friendly driving
Electric vehicles
Home Lighting solutions


GO SELF-SUFFICIENT
A public interest website, focused on enabling people to become self-sufficient.
http://www.goselfsufficient.co.uk


RENEWABLE ENERGY: CURRENT AND POTENTIAL
http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org


WAYS TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
(links suggested by JW - many thanks)
Draughtproofing windows and doors
Insulated windows and DIY window improvements for draft and cold prevention
Energy efficiency guide for older houses


RENEWABLE ENERGY AND THE GREEN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO HEAT YOUR HOME
A comprehensive guide covering almost everything there is to know about renewable energy and how it relates to your home:
https://www.heima24.de/renewableenergy.html

PHOTOVOLTAICS


LEICESTER UNIVERSITY
Leicester University has a large PV array on the roof of one of its Engineering buildings. Information on the website:
http://www.le.ac.uk/research/groups/power/jamb/

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LARGE-SCALE POWER GENERATION

NUCLEAR POWER
Good basic introduction to nuclear power.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power.htm


NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE
Policy organization of the nuclear energy & technologies industry.
http://www.nei.org


WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION
Global industrial organization seeking to promate the peaceful worlswide use of nuclear power.
http://www.world-nuclear.org


UK DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Government site with statistics, information on energy sources, the environment, and energy markets.
http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy/index.html


RENEWABLE FUELS
American Department of Energy site.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.html. The main DOE site is
http://www.eia.doe.gov


LARGE SCALE WIND ENERGY
List of consented projects in Leicestershire and elsewhere in the UK:
http://www.bwea.com/ukwed/consented.asp


ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER GROUPS, SITES, BLOGS

Here are some opinion-formers with opposing views on wind energy and other energy matters. I have selected sites where the view expressed is based on evidence.

SUPPORTERS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY (SONE)
Well-informed site about nuclear power. Lots of interesting discussions; pieces written by Bernard Ingham and others. If you want to support a group which is set on ensuring we have a secure electricity supply (and minimising environmental damage and use of imported fuel), this is a good choice.
http://www.sone.org.uk


CARBON-SENSE COALITION
A site introducing some reason and balance into the arguments about carbon dioxide and climate change.
http://carbon-sense.com.



SOCIAL NETWORKING
Wind Turbine Community is a large social network for the wind turbine supporters where the public and the wind energy profession can come together to get advice, share ideas and network for career advancement.



JON RAY
Interesting and extensive blog site by an Australian academic which attempts to separate fact from fiction in the wind energy debate.
http://antigreen.blogspot.com.

Jon runs several blog sites on a variety of subjects.


CLIMATE-RESISTANCE
Blog and articles by Ben Pile and Stuart Blackman in York and Edinburgh respectively. They have an interest in the relationship between science and politics:

"The current emphasis on mitigation strategies is impeding society’s ability to adapt to a changing climate, whatever its cause".
http://www.climate-resistance.org/about-2.


NUMBERWATCH
Professor John Brignell's site - designed to nail a few of the politicians, journalists, so-called scientists and others who try to confuse us with the wrong numbers.
http://www.numberwatch.co.uk.


EVERYTHING FOR ENERGY
Run by Andrea in Canada: a forum for all the times you look at government energy policy and say aloud "WHAT?"
http://everythingforenergy.com.


COST OF WIND ENERGY
A well-informed summary of how wind energy costs can be calculated, or hidden.... www.mnforsustain.org


CLIMATE CHANGE FRAUD
Global warming propaganda frequently masquerades as science. This site contains numerous articles by those who refuse to believe the alleged 'global warming consensus'.
http://www.climatechangefraud.com.


NATIONAL WIND WATCH
American website presenting facts about industrial wind power.
http://www.wind-watch.org.

and Eric Rosenbloom's own site, also on wind energy and related matters:
http://www.awea.org.
(Eric Rosenbloom is a science editor and writer living in Vermont)


YES 2 WIND
Site supporting the virtues of wind energy, when properly applied.
http://www.yes2wind.com.


VIEWS OF SCOTLAND
An association with the belief that the case for wind power is seriously flawed from a scientific, economic and political perspective.
http://www.viewsofscotland.org.


GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE
Interesting interview with Dr. Fred Singer, atmospheric physicist at George Mason University, and a leading sceptic of the alleged scientific consensus on global warming.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming/debate/singer.html.


SOLON-LINE
Well-informed site on current events / politics; multi-lingual (German, Italian, English) with articles on the global warming debate and many other topics.
http://www.solon-line.de.

ARTICLES


GLOBAL WARMING - HOW IT ALL BEGAN
A history of the global warming scare, by Richard Courtney.


THE YEAR THE GLOBAL WARMING HOAX DIED
Article by Alan Caruba


GLOBAL WARMING DOOMSDAY CALLED OFF
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's response to IPCC propaganda. 44 minute video.


THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE
Article by Fred Singer, atmospheric physicist, for the Independent Institute.


INTELLIGENT ESSAYS
A long piece on 'man-made global warming', hypotheses, and the 'scientific method'.


GREENPEACE
Originally a groundbreaking environmental lobby group; now regarded by many as an unelected political pressure group. One of its founders, Dr. Patrick Moore, left Greenpeace in 1986 after becoming disillusioned with its motives, and the reasons for his departure are still very relevant. The door-to-door funding of the group relies on media exposure of deliberately orchestrated and highly publicised actions to keep its name on the front pages.


SUSTAINABILITY
There's more to sustainability than sensible use of energy. The Diversity website has information on growing apples, potatoes, vegetables, grapes, etc.

Diversity can be found at its new web address, www.suttonelms.org.uk

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