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LETTERS and comments

This page provides links to letters and comments about the TREC concepts published in the media. Unless the author is mentioned, letters and comments are from Gerry Wolff.

These letters and comments are some of the results of an online campaign to correct misleading information that is being published about nuclear power and to raise awareness of concentrating solar power at the same time. If you would like to help with this campaign, please get in touch.

For many of the comments, it is necessary to scroll down the page.

2010

25 Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Ecologist.

April

30 Letter in the Financial Times. The letter was a response to an article published in the FT on 2010-04-27.

February

17 Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Ecologist.

2009

October

30 Letter from Gerry Wolff in Green Futures.

September

9 Comment in Utilities-me.com.

June

14 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the Sunday Times. The published version of the letter is materially different from what was submitted, especially in the first paragraph. The world's total present energy consumption is about 8 times larger than the world's electricity consumption.

5 Letter from David Weight in Building.

May

9 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the New Scientist. It makes a point about the Severn barrage but also makes points about the energy potential of deserts and about HVDC transmission.

March

28 Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Independent ("Iran is the perfect powerhouse for renewable energy"). A copy of the printed version of the letter may be seen here (JPG, 246 KB).

February

28 Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Independent ("Solar power from the Sahara", scroll down the page. The letter is also reproduce here).

2008

June

24 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the Daily Mail.

May

1 Letter from Gerry Wolff in InTech.

2007

October

17 Comment by Robert Palgrave in New West Environment.

September

30 Comment by Katharine Hamnett in The Observer.

22 Comment by Viv Rendall (enviro) in ABC Message Board.

9 Comment by Viv Rendall (enviro) in Kiwiblog.

1 Letter from Gerry Wolff in Physics Today (PDF, letter spans pages 15 and 16).

August

27 Comment by Viv Rendal in News.com.au.

18 Comment by Viv Rendal (enviro) in Thoughts from Left Field.

16 Comment by Viv Rendall in The Coffee House.

2 Comment by Viv Rendall in Indian Muslims.

July

26 Comment by Viv Rendall in Science Base.

23 Comment by Viv Rendal in Thoughts of Freedom.

19 Comment by Viv Rendall in ABC 'Difference of Opinion'.

3 Comment by Robert Palgrave (GlobalPal) in Guardian Unlimited, Comment is Free.

1 Comment by Viv Rendall in Solar Thermal Now.

1 Letter from Gerry Wolff in Green Futures.

June

27 Further comment by Viv Rendall in Solar Thermal Now replying to pro-nuclear posting.

18 Letter from Robert Palgrave in The Engineer Online.

16 Comment by Viv Rendall in Solar Thermal Now.

12 Comment by Viv Rendall in Kerplunk.

7 Comment by Viv Rendall in Indian Muslims.

7 Letter from Viv Rendall in Barossa, responding to earlier pro-nuclear letter.

3 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the Sunday Telegraph (UK). This is a shortened version of what I sent in and they have introduced a significant error: replacing "110 km x 110 km" with "110 sq km" which is, of course, not the same thing at all!

7 Comment by Robert Palgrave in the Oxford Mail.

1 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Daelnet.

May

30 Comment by Robert Palgrave in the Oxford Mail.

30 Letter from Gerry Wolff in News Blaze.

28 Comment by Robert Palgrave in This is Hampshire.net.

28 Comment by Robert Palgrave in the Southern Daily Echo.

28 Letter from Viv Rendall in Barossa responding to an earlier letter (see also Peak Energy, 2007-05-29).

25, 27 Comments by Robert Palgrave and Gerry Wolff in The Oxford Times (see also Herald Series, 2007-05-25).

21 Comment by Robert Palgrave in The Ecologist.

15 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Energy Bangla.

14 Comment by Viv Rendall in Bikes for Transport.

9 Comment by Robert Palgrave in HodgBlog.

8 Comment by Robert Palgrave in The Antidote.

8 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Le Revue Gauche.

8 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Irregular Times.

8 Comment by Robert Palgrave in TheGreenPages.ca.

8 Blog inspired by a posting from Robert Palgrave.

7 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Partnership for a Secure America.

5 Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Free Lance-Star.

4 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Free Market News Network.

2 Comment by Viv Rendall in Physics Today.

1 Comment by Viv Rendall in EcoEarth.Info.

April

30 Comment by Robert Palgrave in The Prodos Blog.

30 Letter by Robert Palgrave in Power Engineer.

30 Comment by Gerry Wolff in The Bartlett Diaries.

30 Letter from Gerry Wolff in Caribbean Net News.

29 Comment by Viv Rendall in Alternative News Network.

28 Comment by Robert Palgrave in News.scotsman.com.

26 Comment by Robert Palgrave in The Texas Observer.

24 Comment by Viv Rendall in The Age (Australia).

23 Letter from Gerry Wolff in Caribbean Net News.

21 Comment by Peter Jones in Peak Energy.

21 Comment by Peter Jones in The Antidote.

19 Comment by Robert Palgrave in the International Herald Tribune "Business of Green" blog.

16 Comment by Viv Rendall in ABC.net.

16 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Sacred Cow Word Press.

16 Comment by Gerry Wolff in The Engineer Online.

15 Comment in Free New Mexican.

14 Letter from Viv Rendall in Barossa.

14 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Colorado Confidential.

11 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Barossa.

10 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Crooked Timber.

10 Comment in Mongabay.com.

10 Comment by Robert Palgrave in We Support Lee.

10 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Nuclear is Our Future.

9 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Cosmos.

9 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Gay Orbit.

9 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Donklephant.

9 Comment in Future Pundit.

7 Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Independent.

7 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Gay Orbit.

5 Comment by Viv Rendall in Solar Thermal Now.

4 Comment in Freedom's Zone.

4 Comment in Jordan Journals.

3 Letter from Gerry Wolff in Resource Investor.

3 Comment by Robert Palgrave in the Sunday Herald (Scotland).

3 Comment in The Local (Sweden).

3 Comment in artdiamondblog.com.

2 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Dvorak Uncensored.

March

30 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Freedom's Zone.

30 Letter from Gerry Wolff in USA Today.

28 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Peak Oil.

28 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Peace and Freedom.

27 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Greenpeace Making Waves.

27 Comment by Robert Palgrave in JimBobby Sez.

26 Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Engineer Online.

22 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Willisms.

22 Letter from Robert Palgrave in Caribbean Net News.

21 Comment by Robert Palgrave in CNET News.com

21 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Rick's Radar.

21 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Sweetness & Light.

20 Comment by Peter Jones in BizzyBlog.

20 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Adelaide Now.

20 Comment by Robert Palgrave in DesMoinesRegister.com.

19 Comment by Viv Rendall in Adelaide Now.

18 Letter by Robert Palgrave in the Middle East Times.

17 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Blog for Arizona.

17 Comment in Pharoz, Australia.

16 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the Times Higher Eduction Supplement.

16 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Texas Kaos.

16 Letter from Gerry Wolff in EurActiv.com.

13 Comment by Robert Palgrave in India eNews.

13 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Monsters & Critics.

13 Letter from Robert Palgrave in The Engineer Online.

13 Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Capital Times, Madison, WI, USA.

11 Comment by Robert Palgrave in HaloScan.com.

10 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Portland Independent Media Center.

9 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the Somerset County Gazette, UK.

8 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Monsters & Critics.

7 Comment in Energy Hack.

7 Online campaign in support of the 'Desertec' concept, BBC Action Network.

5 Comment in Moonee Valley Community News, Australia.

5 Comment by Robert Palgrave on Stephen Caver's blog.

2 Comment in Digg.

2 Comment by Viv Rendall in Explore Climate Change.

1 Comment in Larvatus Prodeo.

1 Comment in Adventure Australia.

February

27 Letter in That's News.

26 Comment in Jack Show Blog.

26 Comment in Living Freedom Archive.

26 Comment in The Energy Blog.

22 Comment in Schreyer Honors College.

21 Comment in The Varsjinskij Prophecies.

20 Letter by Robert Palgrave in The Herald, South Africa.

20 Comment in Free Market News Network.

20 Comment in Sweetness & Light.

19 Comment in Ian Hamilton QC.

19 Comment in Militant Blog.

19 Comment in Future Pundit.

17 Letter by Robert Palgrave in The Independent: Energy from the sun and the tides (scroll down)

15 Letter in NewsTalk.

15 Comment in PlanetSave.com.

15 Comment in Crossroads Arabia.

14 Comment in Amazngdrx.

14 Comment in The World's Fair.

14 Comment in Buddy's Bemusings.

14 Comment in Brave Humans.

13 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Sun Valley Online.

13 Comment in Legalectric.

12 Comment in Lowem Public Weblog.

9 Comment in ProgressiveParty.org.

9 Comment in The Carpetbagger Report.

8 Comment in The Prog Blog.

7 Comment by Robert Palgrave in The Journal News, USA.

7 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Lower Hudson Online.

7 Comment in Opinion Dominion.

6 Comment in Greener Politics.

5 Comment in Dear Julie Morgan.

5 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Dox Dox Vox.

3 Comment in Clipmarks.

2 Comment by Viv Rendall in Cosmos.

2 Comment in Bizmology.

2 Letter from the Townsville Bulletin reproduced in Gippsland Friends of Future Generations.

1 Comment by Robert Palgrave on Wikinews.

1 Comment in Hampton Roads.

1 Comment in Sydney Alternative Media.

January

31 Comment in Sweetness & Light.

31 Comment in Perth Indymedia.

31 Comment in Portland Independent Media Center.

29 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Bearings.

28 Comment in ShoutWire.

26 Comment in Peak Oil.

26 Comment in IndianPad.com.

25 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Question Technology.

25 Comment in eNewsUSA.

25 Comment in Freedom for Fission.

25 Comment in GroovyGreen.com.

25 Comment in Royal Dutch Shell plc .com.

25 Comment in Its Getting Hot in Here.

25 Comment on Melbourne Indymedia.

24 Comment in Washington DC Indymedia.

24 Comment on Crossroads Arabia.

24 Comment on Henk Ruyssenaars.

24 Comment on Nashville for the 21st Century.

22 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Divester.com.

21 Concentrated solar power an energy alternative in Cumberland Times News.

20 Comment in News Cloud (click on 'Comments')

20 Comment by Robert Palgrave in Zionism & Israel News Archives.

18 Letter in Middle East Online.

17 Letter in The Herald, Scotland (third letter down)

16 Comment in Inside Greentech.

16 Letter in EurActiv.com.

15 Article resulting from letter sent to Portfolio.hu.

14 Solar, not nuclear energy (Time for Change).

12 Comment in Eye of Modok.

12 Comment in NukeBeat.

12 Comment in The Smirking Chimp.

9 Comment in Indymedia, Germany.

8 Comment in True Blue Liberal.

7 Comment in Canadian Dimension.

6 Nuclear focus nothing short of mind-blowing (Gippsland Friends of Future Generations)

6 Solar makes better energy alternative (Press & Sun Bulletin, Greater Binghamton, NY, US).

5 Concentrating solar power is safe, clean (timesunion.com)

5 Comment by Viv Rendall in EcoEarth.Info.

3 Comment in Townsville Bulletin, Australia.

2006

December

30 Comment the Free Internet Press.

30 Comment in The Courier Mail, Australia.

28, 29 Comments by Peter Foreman and Gerry Wolff in The New York Times's readers forum on energy and the environment (scroll down).

28 Solar power should be used, not nuclear, China Post (scroll down).

28 Letter published by the Russian News and Information Agency, NOVOSTI.

16 Letter in Delaware Online.

14 Solar, not nuclear in the Central Valley Business Times, California

November

27 Solar energy in Egypt (CSP, EcoWorld)

6 Comment by Viv Rendall in The Australian.

October

1 When the sun shines, Power Engineer Magazine.

September

24 "Renewable power can provide all our needs" (Letter from Gerry Wolff in The Observer)

4 "Solar solution" (Western Morning News)

August

21 Power Europe from deserts, press release in Indymedia.

4 "No need for nuclear in world's sun belt" (letter published, with other letters, in SciDev.Net in response to an earlier editorial suggesting that new nuclear power stations may be needed because renewable forms of energy will not be sufficient to meet our needs. The letters are also published in allAfrica.com and TMCnet).

July

22 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the New Scientist about desalination of sea water using waste heat from CSP, with a link to the TRANS-CSP report.

January

18 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the Guardian.

14 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the Independent.

9 Letter from Gerry Wolff in Time magazine (European edition).

2005

November

12 Letter from Gerry Wolff in the New Scientist.


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