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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
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 considered in Britain.
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).
WDS GREEN ENERGY
Solar Panels in Swansea:
Leading supplier and installer of solar panels and heat pumps in Swansea, Wales. Also install heat pumps and underfloor heating.
A public interest website, focused on enabling people to become self-sufficient.
Environ, now known as "Groundwork Leicester & leicestershire" (who thinks of these catchy names?) is an independent charity. It runs the eco-house on Western Park, Leicester, and provides help and advice to encourage individuals and organisations to live more sustainably. The website is:
It is knowledgeable on small scale renewables, but its statements on large-scale electricity generation should be treated with caution. For this information - again - use the appropriate sites.
Leicester University has a large PV array on the roof of one of its Engineering buuildings. Information on the website:
EMAS IN SCHOOLS
Eco-management and Audit Scheme (another catchy title), a voluntary European scheme designed to improve and organisation's environmental performance. Included here because schools are becoming involved - for example, Eyres Monsell Primary School has obtained planning permission for a wind turbine. Website:
LARGE-SCALE POWER GENERATION
Good basic introduction to nuclear power.
NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE
Policy organization of the nuclear energy & technologies industry.
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.
American Department of Energy site.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.html. The main DOE site is
LARGE SCALE WIND ENERGY
List of consented projects in Leicestershire and elsewhere in the UK:
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.... 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'.
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 global warming.
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. Written by ND, habitat21 website.
Diversity can be found at its new web address, www.suttonelms.org.uk