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RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
Climate Change Policy
Large Scale Power Generation
Environmental & Other Groups, sites and blogs
Interesting Articles on Other Sites
ENERGY COST CALCULATOR
Catherine Bailey has sent me a useful online tool from the folk at GOCOMPARE for working out how much it costs to run electrical stuff (mowers, toasters, routers, etc, etc) now that electricity is so expensive. The link for it is at
energy calculator . Interesting and highly recommended.
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).
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:
Environmentally friendly driving
Home Lighting solutions
A public interest website, focused on enabling people to become self-sufficient.
RENEWABLE ENERGY: CURRENT AND POTENTIAL
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:
Leicester University has a large PV array on the roof of one of its
Engineering buildings. Information on the website:
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
GLOBAL WARMING POLICY FOUNDATION
An all-party think-tank which is deeply concerned about the costs and other implications of many of the 'climate change' policies currently being pursued in Britain.
ENERGY POLICY: CONSERVATIVE WOMAN
Regular scientific (and other) articles on the eminently sensible
CLIMATE DEBATE - BEN PILE
Regular scientific articles articles which make sense; no propaganda:
Climate Debate website.
FLOOD PLANNING & PREPARATION
Assess whether you are likely to be flooded, and plan what to do if it occurs.
EMERGENCY & DISASTER PLANNING
Site which explains how to prepare for emergencies and disasters:
LARGE-SCALE POWER GENERATION
Good basic introduction to nuclear power.
NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE
Policy organization of the nuclear energy & technologies
Commodity.com has published a concise guide to uranium. It covers how uranium is produced, how it is used, and how this has evolved over time.
The guide includes:
The factors driving the price of uranium.
The top uranium-producing countries.
How consumers can trade or invest in this valuable material.
More at https://commodity.com/energy/uranium/ .
WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION
Global industrial organization seeking to promate the peaceful
worlswide use of nuclear power.
UK DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Government site with statistics, information on energy sources, the
environment, and energy markets.
Interesting site on the listory of gas as a fuel; thanks to Rachel Martin and her student, Tim:
American Department of Energy site.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.html. The main DOE site
LARGE SCALE WIND ENERGY
List of consented projects in Leicestershire and elsewhere in
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.
A site introducing some reason and balance into the arguments about carbon dioxide and climate change.
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.
Interesting and extensive blog site by an Australian academic which
attempts to separate fact from fiction in the wind energy debate.
Jon runs several blog sites on a variety of subjects.
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".
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.
EVERYTHING FOR ENERGY
Run by Andrea in Canada: a forum for all the times you look at government energy policy and say aloud "WHAT?"
COST OF WIND ENERGY
A well-informed summary of how wind energy costs can be calculated, or hidden....
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'.
NATIONAL WIND WATCH
American website presenting facts about industrial wind power.
and Eric Rosenbloom's own site, also on wind energy and related matters:
(Eric Rosenbloom is a science editor and writer living in Vermont)
YES 2 WIND
Site supporting the virtues of wind energy, when properly applied.
VIEWS OF SCOTLAND
An association with the belief that the case for wind power is seriously
flawed from a scientific, economic and political perspective.
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
Well-informed site on current events / politics; multi-lingual (German, Italian, English) with
articles on the global warming debate and many other topics.
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.
A long piece on 'man-made global warming', hypotheses, and the 'scientific method'.
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.
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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