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Links

 

The internet contains a wealth of information on both wind power and renewable energy in general. Links to a number useful sites are shown below. If you'd like us to include your site here, or find any broken links, please contact us.

 

Wind industry associations

Renewable UK www.bwea.com

Danish Wind Industry Association www.windpower.org

European Wind Energy Association www.ewea.org

German Wind Energy Association www.wind-energie.de

Renewable Energy Association www.r-e-a.net

Scottish Renewables Forum www.scottishrenewables.com

World Wind Energy Association www.wwindea.org

 

Information and statistics on renewable energy

RE Stats restats.decc.gov.uk

UKWED (BWEA's wind energy database) www.bwea.com/ukwed

Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) www.decc.gov.uk/

Wind power wikipedia en.wikipedia.org

 

Organisations promoting renewable energy

Action for Renewables www.actionforrenewables.org

Energy North East www.energynortheast.net

Centre for Sustainable Energy www.cse.org.uk

Regen SW www.regensw.co.uk

Yes to Wind www.yes2wind.com

 

Environmental organisations

Friends of the Earth www.foe.co.uk

Greenpeace www.greenpeace.org.uk

Natural England (formerly the English Nature) www.naturalengland.org.uk

Royal Society for Protection of Birds www.rspb.org.uk

Scottish Natural Heritage www.snh.org.uk

World Wildlife Fund www.wwf-uk.org

 

Wind turbine manufacturers

Enercon www.enercon.de

Gamesa Eolica www.gamesa.es

GE Energywww.gepower.com/businesses/ge_wind_energy

Nordex www.nordex-online.com

REpower Systems www.repower.de

Siemens www.powergeneration.siemens.com

Suzlon www.suzlon.com

Vestas www.vestas.com

 

Climate change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) http://www.ipcc.ch/

Hadley Centre for Climate Change www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/hadleycentre/

NASA climate change resources www.nasa.gov

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Image:  Girl with red hair looking up at a wind turbine

 

 

Government policies and legislation on renewable energy

EU Renewable Energy Policy ec.europa.eu/energy/res/legislation

Energy White Paper (2007) www.decc.gov.uk

Energy Act (2008) implementing the White Paper (2007) www.decc.gov.uk

Renewables Obligation (2002) www.decc.gov.uk

Climate Change Levy customs.hmrc.gov.uk

 

Government (and related) organisations

Energy Savings Trust (promotes sustainable, efficient energy use) www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

Carbon Trust (promotes low carbon technologies in business and public sector) www.carbontrust.co.uk

Sustainable Development Commission (watchdog for sustainable development) www.sd-commission.org.uk

Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) www.praseg.org.uk

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) www.decc.gov.uk

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) www.bis.gov.uk

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) www.defra.gov.uk

 

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