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  1. Contacts
  2. Energy and Climate Catastrophe (2014 - 2015)
  3. Energy and Climate Catastrophe (2009 - 2013)
  4. Energy and Climate Catastrophe (before 2009)
  5. Apollo-Gaia Project
  6. Azimuth Project
  7. Engineering
  8. Mathematics
  9. Raoof Mirzaei's blog
  10. Music
  11. Physics
  12. Politics and Human Rights
  13. Recycling and Waste
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Energy and Climate Catastrophe (2014 - 2015)

1. The second edition of The Climate and Energy Emergencies.
Chapter 1 The big picture
Chapter 2 Climate science
Chapter 3 Climate consequences
Chapter 4 Models and responses to climate catastrophe
Chapter 5 Positive feedback and climate catastrophe
Chapter 6 Recent projections on climate catastrophe
Chapter 7 World energy
Chapter 8 Energy - the UK
Chapter 9 Models of energy and climate and
Chapter 10 Responses.

2. The Wheat Rust Crisis in World Agriculture. A fungus is threatening wheat. What is Northern agribusiness doing and what is needed in the poor South? Foreword, Chapters 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, Chapters 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and References.

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Energy and Climate Catastrophe (2009 - 2013)

Here are two links to the work of Doly Garcia in The Oil Drum. A New World Model Including Energy and Climate Change Data and New World Model - EROEI issues.

The rest of this section contains my writings (some with members of the Renewables Infrastructure Group of Hove Civic Society and Transition Brighton and Hove) on eco energy issues, peak fuel and other resources, and on climate catastrophe.

1. FTR, Forestation, Two child families, Renewable energy - three solutions to climate catastrophe is a call for decisive action on climate catastrophe.

2. CHP/DH Shoreham Power Station is the initiating document on combined heat and power and district heating from Shoreham power station.

3. Manifesto for a New World Order. Ed Miliband said in a meeting at a Labour Party Conference, that Martin Luther King could not have started his famous speech with 'I have a nightmare', and that we need to talk about 'climate prosperity'. I have taken this up as a challenge!

4. The Energy and Climate Emergencies is the first edition of a work on problems and solutions to peak oil and climate catastrophe.

5. B&H Energy Descent and Resilience Action Plan (EDRAP) Version 1.0 was the April 2010 draft of the EDRAP (Energy Descent & Resilience Action Plan) for Brighton & Hove.

6. B&H Energy Descent and Resilience Action Plan (EDRAP) Outline was the original draft outline of the EDRAP Group's Energy Descent plan for Brighton & Hove.

7. Letter to Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, January 2009. Note to Ed Miliband, on his visit to Brighton & Hove in February 2009 and comments on the above.

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Energy and Climate Catastrophe (before 2009)

This section has morphed to contain mainly contributions from B&H Transition Energy Group members. It also contains my writings (usually in collaboration with others, for example, members of the Omega Institute, the Labour Party or Transition Brighton and Hove, particularly its Energy and EDRAP Groups) on eco energy issues, peak fuel and other resources, and on climate change. Also it includes files downloadable on the internet by authors we are particularly interested in.

1. Bioregional One Planet Plan was the almost completed version of Bioregional's One Planet Plan for Brighton & Hove. A series of workshops took place, concerning Food, Happiness, Local Economy and Fair Trade, Materials, Transport, Waste, Water and Zero Carbon. Here are some of the other key associated documents for the EDRAP: Transition Town Lewes Energy Descent Plan, Preparing for Peak Oil, Brighton University Sustainability Master Plan, consisting of: 1 Front Cover, 2 Introduction, 3 Demographic Chapter, 4 Transport Chapter, 5 Food Chapter, 6 Power Chapter, 7 Water Chapter, 8 Waste Chapter, 9 Materials Chapter, 10 Conclusion, Thurstan Crockett's observations on the status of local government sustainability in Brighton & Hove, a Carbon Footprint Reduction Programme, a document on Clean Energy 2030, Climate Change Adaptation by Design - A Guide for Sustainable Living, a European Sustainable Cities document, Portland Peak Oil Task Force Recommendations, a study on Pragmatic Energy Policy, The Economics of Renewable Energy and the Total Energy Strategy Summary.

2. Gas Security in the UK contains three articles on Gas Security, or the lack of it, fronted by e-mail exchanges on this topic during December 2008.

3. The Oil Crunch: Securing the UK's Energy Future. On 29th October 2008 at The London Stock Exchange, eight leading UK companies launched this report, warning that a peak in cheap, easily available oil production is likely to hit by 2013, posing a grave risk to the UK and world economy. The warning comes from a broad spectrum of industry (Arup, FirstGroup, Foster + Partners, Scottish and Southern Energy, Solarcentury, Stagecoach Group, Virgin Group, Yahoo).

4. European CHP contains a company (COGEN Europe) notification on European Combined Heat and Power, combined with e-mail discussions on this during November/December 2008. The discussion refers to this report: American CHP.

5. Smart Grids contains e-mail exchanges on Smart Grids. The following two sites are referenced in these discussions, on: European Smart Grids and American Smart Grids.

6. Standy Costs/Smart Electricity Meters Warning. Professor Alan Turner shows the amount of waste in the home due to leaving appliances on standby rather than switching them off at the wall socket. It represents about a third of the quarterly electricity bill. He has added an important note saying that many of the cheap 'energy meters' on the Internet give false readings.

7. The Omega Note on LED Traffic Lights. This note, to Brighton & Hove City Council, points out the energy efficiency savings of LED Traffic Lights.

8. The Omega Report on Incinerators, Version 1 and Version 2. This is the oldest of the reports, on the Veolia Incinerator at Newhaven, produced almost entirely by my colleague Graham Ennis. It contains a note on the Thermal Depolymerisation alternative to incinerators. We now know of other alternatives.

9. US Environmental Protection Agency Decision on CO2. The EPA decision on CO2 stimulated the e-mail discussion which follows in this document.

10. Reducing Energy. Is it possible to halve energy consumption and retain our present style of life? e-mail discussion.

11. Recession and Energy Projects. e-mail exchanges during December 2008 on the impact of the recession on energy infrastructure projects.

12. Email exchanges on Carbon Currency was an email exchange between myself, Doly Garcia and David Greenop, assembled in October 2008.

13. The Transition B&H Energy Group Submission on Renewables, the condensed version and the Executive Summary of this. This is the newest of the main reports (September 2008), a submission by five authors from Brighton & Hove Transition Energy Group to the Government consultation on Renewable Energy.

14. Proposals for B&H Wind Turbines, a preliminary note deals with two suggestions for wind turbines, including at Shoreham Harbour, plus email exchanges in October 2008.

15. Consultation with Scottish Power, Thistle Hotel, Brighton, December 2008.

16. Hansen's Comments to Obama, and reactions to it from Transition Energy Group members. Here is a link to a further letter, dated 2nd January 2009.

17. James Hansen's Kingsnorth Inquiry report, describes the Earth's climate history, sea level rise, species extinction and the human responsibility to curb fossil fuels - oil, gas and particularly coal.

18. Note to Hilary Benn was a note (part of it was questions) given to Hilary Benn at the Brighthelm Centre in Brighton on 23rd October 2008.

19. The Labour Party Working Group minority report on Climate Change, November 2007, by one of the group, Jim Adams.

20. The Sustainability Submission to the Labour Party Local Election Manifesto. This submission was the result of a manifesto forum dealing with sustainability issues.

21. The Omega Submission on the Government's "Green Paper". This note was our first submission on a UK government consultation process.

22. The Omega Note on a suggested Queen's Speech, a slightly tongue-in-cheek note arose out of the non-existent leadership elections.

23. The Green New Deal downloadable pdf file by the Green New Deal Group.

24. The David Wasdell scientific report on Climate Change Catastrophe, revised and expanded December 2008.

25. The Baer and Mastrandrea report, one of the first to undermine the Climate Change assumptions of the Stern Review.

26. The UK Energy Mix Fact Sheet, this contains data for 2007.

27. IPCC AR5, link to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on the Scientific Basis of Climate Change.

28. The Stern Review, a report on the Economics of Climate Change.

29. The Game of Crisis, download a cooperative board game for self-assembly.

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