After the success of the 2nd Annual Leeds Exopolitics Expo in August 2010 the organisers of the UKs only UFO Disclosure & Exopolitics conference announced in September 2010 that the next conference was going to be bigger and better!
2011 sees us bring the global attention on UFO Disclosure and Exopolitics back to the UK for three days in August 2011. Held again at the University of Leeds Conference Auditorium, the 3rd Annual Leeds Exopolitics Expo will be a three day event with each day focusing on a different area of the UFO Disclosure & Exopolitics discourse.
Our theme for 2011 is This Is Disclosurewhere we take a look at what is being officially released by governments around the world and how it compares to what is already known to researchers through independent investigation and study.
If peoples attitude towards the recent wars our nations have been involved in is anything to go by, then the people - and indeed the media - accept that governments have lied. Yet here we are, waiting for an official announcement, by some fleeting career politician, to tell us - basically, what we already collectively know. Are we at risk of leaving the door open to the next level of mind programming by our elected officials and their corporate handlers? Could the exopolitics and disclosure movement be suffering, too, from a little bit of cognitive dissonance?
So, whats the alternative? One alternative is quite simple. From one perspective, everything the UFO disclosure advocates are doing is disclosure - a new initiative by Stephen Bassett or a new paper by David Griffin - each step is a step along the disclosure path. Governments and the media are not leading the way, they are following the crowd - for various reasons perhaps.
It is up to us all of us to create a new ‘post-disclosure’ future and, it is hoped, that this conference can help to play a part in unfolding that future.
UFOs & The Media
Friday 05 August 2011
Instrumental in forging societies perception of reality, the role played by the news media in the UFO issue will come under scrutiny in the “UFOs & the Media” event on Friday August 5th. Including lectures from former Ministry of Defense UFO desk officer Nick Pope and pioneering broadcaster and UFO researcher Richard D Hall.
Military Encounters with UFOs
Saturday 06 August 2011
On Saturday August 6th, we take a look at encounters with UFOs by military authorities in the United Kingdom, the United States and around the world. Many commentators see the release of government files on UFOs as paving the way for a big disclosure regarding the origin of UFOs which have, for decades, shown clear air-superiority over sensitive nuclear and military sites. Including lectures from serving police officer Gary Heseltine about the Rendlesham UFO incident and Robert Hastings about UFOs and Nuclear weapons facilities in the United States. We will also be showing the world premiere of Richard D Halls ground-breaking investigation into the Berwyn Mountains case which involved the British military in North Wales.
Human Encounters with Aliens
Sunday 07 August 2011
Then on Sunday 7th August we take a look at human contact with non-human entities. Although the term ‘alien’ may well be a misnomer with respect to the deeper nature of the experiences, claims of human contact with unknown intelligences have been made for centuries. We begin by looking at the case of the 1950’s contactees George Adamski in the US and George King in the UK before hearing from people first-hand about there own personal experiences. With lectures from Gerard Aartsen, Bridget Grant and, author of The Art of Close Encounters, Kim Carlsberg.
You can buy your Exopolitics Leeds 2011 Conference Tickets for a single day, all three days or two days. Prices £29.99 (FRI) / £39.99 (SAT/SUN) for a single day. The full 3 day conference pass is £99.99. Accommodation can be booked for 2 or 3 nights at £44.00 per night per person
For a full listing of the speakers confirmed so far see the Exopolitics Leeds 2011 lectures listing. Over the next few months we will also be planning some special events in addition to including more speakers in the main conference line up. Note: only those delegates who purchase the full weekend (3 day) ticket will be admitted to the special events for free.
For a full listing of the speakers confirmed so far see the Exopolitics Leeds 2011 lectures listing. Over the next few months we will also be planning some special events in addition to including more speakers in the main conference line up. Note: only those delegates who purchase the full weekend (3 day) ticket will be admitted to the special events for free.
In 2010 David Griffin, who created the initial UK Exopolitics Initiative in 2004, requested that we cease any association with his campaign. We therefore created Exopolitics Great Britain in order to continue our advocacy work in the UK.
Exopolitics Great Britain
Exopolitics Great Britain is now the organising body for the only UFO Disclosure and Exopolitics conference in the United Kingdom - held annually in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
We also work with other conferences and events in the UK in order to promote exopolitical themes and UFO disclosure.
We are planning to bring another exopolitics event to another part of the UK very shortly.
05 AUG 2011 : UFOs & The National Security State. Richard Dolan will return for his third appearance at the Leeds Exopolitics events appearing on Friday August 5th, 2011. After the release of his 2010 book “A. D. After Disclosure” co-authored with TV Producer Bryce Zabel, Richard is focusing on the third of his three part historical analysis of UFOs and the National Security state.
05 AUG 2011 : UFOs and the Media. Nick Pope was media trained by the Ministry of Defence, but now works as a freelance journalist and broadcaster. While working on MoD’s UFO project he was involved in the Department’s longstanding policy to downplay the UFO phenomenon and the level of MoD’s involvement and interest.
Richard D Hall
05 AUG 2011 : Seeing Through the Psy Ops. Governments have still not made statements about the reality of the UFO and E.T. phenomenon, but instead have continued to allow the hierarchies which control them to confuse and mislead the vast majority of the population on this issue. In order to understand how this has been successfully achieved we must address some very uncomfortable truths. 06 AUG 2011 : Introducing Berwyn Mountain UFO film. Richard has been investigating the Berwyn Mountains UFO case (1974) in North Wales.
06 AUG 2011 : This Is Disclosure. Anthony takes a look at what has been officially released by governments around the world and how it compares to whistleblower testimony and what has been discovered by researchers through independent investigation and study.
06 AUG 2011 : UFOs: The Secret Story. Hastings has interviewed other Air Force missile personnel who describe identical events occurring at other Air Force missile bases. The documents confirm, beyond reasonable doubt, that UFOs do exist. Despite repeated public denials over the years by official spokesmen, these mysterious objects present the greatest concern at the highest levels of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. intelligence community.
07 AUG 2011 : George Adamski and the Transformation of the World. In discussing his research Gerard Aartsen reframes the discussion about the relevance of Adamski’s mission in preparation for a complete restructuring of our world and shows the connection that exists between the ancient teachings, the coming of the UFOs and the collapse of our present economic and political systems.
07 AUG 2011 : UFOs and the Extra-terrestrial Message. As Executive Secretary of The Aetherius Society in Europe and a highly respected spiritual teacher in his own right, Richard goes beyond the “nuts and bolts” approach to this topic by examining its profound mystical implications.
. 07 AUG 2011 : The Life and Times of An ET Contact Experiencer.On this challenging journey of discovery we will begin to understand what the purpose of ET Contact has been, how we might consider responding to it and hopefully to identify who the ETs actually are. In doing so Steven will give you a glimpse into a point of view that goes beyond the usual belief systems about extraterrestrial reality, to give you valuable insight to make up your own mind about what this mystery actually means.
07 AUG 2011 : Visitation & Experiences.
07 AUG 2011 : "Through the Gates of Freedom to our Ultimate Destiny".Beginning with his connection with “star-beings” and “classic” ET experiences Vitaly will discuss his comprehension of the language of light. “This is a heart-felt experience for many who will make a connection with the symbols and words of poem given to us by a team of Universal Angels”.
The Texas Land Office and Texas Water Commission successfully used ‘oil eating’ microbes to clean up large oil spills in just weeks. Microbes hunt down and eat the toxic oil and leave only a biodegradable waste that is non-toxic to humans and marine life. Marshland and beaches were pristine again in just weeks—not years like the Exxon Valdez spill. This is the answer to save the seafood industry and all the precious creatures we are about to kill.
I learned of the earthquake in Haiti yesterday evening when I entered my father’s house to go for our daily walk — he is 89. I saw Bill Clinton and asked my mother what was going on. Then I noticed that Stephanopolis — Clinton’s former Press Secretary was anchoring the news. Clearly this was a well-staged event. As the facts about the earthquake unfolded and how I saw the event was being spun so well for Obama — and Stephanopolis showed none of the emotions or spontaneity — and I saw how callous he was when he interviewed the Haitian president “On a personal level, this must be quite hard for you” — something close to that — what an astoundingly inappropriate thing to ask — but revealing so much — revealing that Stephanopolus, like Clinton who always refers to Americans as “ordinary citizens” — expects detachment from the tragic fate of the “ordinary people” - asking this president if he actually was really feeling something on such an occasion.
Anyway, I knew from that broadcast that the broadcast was a component of a well planned operation. I notice that this earthquake caused no Tsunami damaging any Fat Cat’s ocean front property in Florida etc. And the event so helps both Obama and Clinton — when Obama is just on the brink of collapse of his political power and presidential authority.
They had the motive and the means to create this earthquake. None of the properties or people were important to the interests that I know were responsible for the 9-11 deaths, the steering of Katrina and, yes, the December 2004 Sumatra magnitude 9 earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami where wave 100 ft high in places and at least 50 ft high along a 60 mile stretch of the coast of Sumatra –76,000 deaths and 100,000 homes destroyed.
I have put some 2005 articles below. They give my reasons for believing the Sumatra quake was the result of weaponized earthquake generation — as I am convinced the Haiti quake was too.
I have gathered some articles from 2005 that I think will shed much light on the earthquake of January 12, 2010. (Remember, Clinton’ Sec of Defense stated five years before that both weather warfare and earthquake-making weapons already existed in hands outside the US — he did not say who — I know the weather tech is in Israeli hands.
That is all I have time for now. Read the articles below — I think you will be convinced.
One last thought — the Haiti quake is over — don’t let it distract us from economic and war atrocities still in the works — they may yet be prevented. What is needed is a world-wide repudiation of the power , the claims upon us, and the position and wealth of Globalist international crime. If you can help the Haitians do so — but let us go after the entire global network that believes their power gives them the right to create disasters like this at their own caprice. Haiti was murdered as a distraction –
DON’T LET YOURSELF BE DISTRACTED FROM BRINGING DOWN THE MONEY POWER AND THE MONEY POWER’S AMERICAN POLITICIANS.
On the heels of a similar proposal being pushed in Copenhagen in the name of fighting global warming, the European Union has asked the IMF to introduce a global tax on financial transactions in order to fund more bailouts – in other words, the globalists are devising yet more ways to plunder the taxpayer into servitude to the private banks that they own.
“The European Union increased pressure on the International Monetary Fund on Friday to consider a global tax on financial transactions to limit the risk of another economic crisis,” reports the London Telegraph.
The EU wants a “global financial transaction levy” in order to “fund future financial bailouts,” as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for during the G20.
This is nothing more than yet another veil for the global tobin tax that will be used to bankroll the system of world government that Brown, the EU and the IMF have incessantly called for and rapidly advanced on the back of the economic crisis.
Taxpayers in the European Union are already picking up the tab for the massive bailouts that have taken place over the past year in the form of higher taxes – now they are set to be financially raped further in the form of transaction taxes. Once the globalists get a foot in the door by taxing international transactions related to the financial industry, they will seek to expand the levy to cover all purchases. European citizens already pay such taxes domestically in the form of VAT (value added tax) on most purchases, which is set to revert back to 17.5 percent in the UK from January 1st.
So the globalists already take a huge chunk in tax from most purchases we make, they take another huge chunk in the form of higher taxes to pay for the bailouts that have already happened, and now they want to take another slice in the form of an international transaction tax – and this is before the raft of other taxes that are currently being readied in Copenhagen under the justification of the global warming fraud.
A story emerging out of Britain suggests “follow the money” may explain the enthusiasm of the United Nations to pursue caps on carbon emissions, despite doubts surfacing in the scientific community about the validity of the underlying global warming hypothesis.
A Mumbai-based Indian multinational conglomerate with business ties to Rajendra K. Pachauri, the chairman since 2002 of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, stands to make several hundred million dollars in European Union carbon credits simply by closing a steel production facility in Britain with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
Corus has accumulated 7.5 million European Union surplus carbon allowances, or EUAs, given the company free by the EU, after corporate officials lobbied EU officials aggressively in Brussels.
The Corus-owned 7.5 million EUAs are estimated at up to $650 million; the company also anticipates “saving” 6 million tons of carbon dioxide by closing the plant and not producing the plant’s capacity of 3 million tons of steel. The 6 million tons of carbon dioxide is worth an estimated $130 million at current rates and possibly as much as $325 million at expected market levels.
Lord Christopher Monckton warns that the secretive draft version of the Copenhagen climate change treaty represents a global government power grab on an “unimaginable scale,” and mandates the creation of 700 new bureaucracies as well as a colossal raft of new taxes including 2 percent levies on both GDP and every international financial transaction.
Speaking with The Alex Jones Show, Monckton, who is in Copenhagen attending the UN climate summit, said that when he attempted to obtain a copy of the current draft of the negotiating text agreement, he was initially rebuffed before he threatened an international diplomatic incident unless the document was forthcoming.
“I insisted and it took about 10 minutes and they consulted each other with three or four of them arguing over it – none of them would produce the document….I said I know this treaty exists because this is what the conference is all about,” said Monckton.
Only after Monckton threatened repercussions was he handed the the current draft of the treaty, and the details it contained are perhaps a clue as to why the UN officials were so keen to keep it under wraps.
“Once again they are desperately trying to conceal from everybody here the magnitude of what they’re attempting to do – they really are attempting to set up a world government,” said Monckton, adding that the word “government” was no longer used but the process of further centralization of power into global hands was clearly spelled out in the treaty.
Monckton said that the new world government outlined in the treaty would be handed powers to, “Tax the American economy to the extent of 2 percent GDP, to impose a further tax of 2 percent on every financial transaction….and to close down effectively the economies of the west, transfer your jobs to third world countries – all of that is still in the treaty draft.”
As the leaked document out of Copenhagen reported on by the London Guardian revealed yesterday, this massive new system of global taxation will be paid not to the UN, but directly into the coffers of the World Bank.
“The draft hands effective control of climate change finance to the World Bank; would abandon the Kyoto protocol – the only legally binding treaty that the world has on emissions reductions; and would make any money to help poor countries adapt to climate change dependent on them taking a range of actions,” reported the Guardian.
The opening days of the Copenhagen climate-change conference have been rife with denials and—dare we say it?—deniers. American delegate Jonathan Pershing said the emails and files leaked from East Anglia have helped make clear “the robustness of the science.” Talk about brazening it out. And Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and so ex-officio guardian of the integrity of the science, said the leak proved only that his opponents would stop at nothing to avoid facing the truth of climate change. Uh-huh.
Mr. Pachauri and his allies are fond of pointing out that climate change science is bigger than East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), and that other institutions’ research backs the theory. This is true. But it’s also the best argument for opening up to public scrutiny both the raw data and the computer code that lies behind pronouncements of looming climate catastrophe. Citizen-researchers—some of whom are, indeed, skeptics—have been after some of this information for years. CRU’s apparent obstruction of freedom-of-information requests, as revealed by the leaks, is only the tip of the iceberg.
Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC trained as a Railway engineer
‘During the question and answer session of last weeks’ William Schlesinger/John Christy Global Warming debate, Schlesinger (alarmist) was asked how many members of United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were actual climate scientists. It is well known that many, if not most, of its members are not scientists at all. Its president, for example, is an economist.’
Dr. Thomas Rau, Medical Director of the world renowned Paracelsus Clinic in Lustmühle, Switzerland says he is convinced ‘electromagnetic loads’ lead to cancer, concentration problems, ADD, tinnitus, migraines, insomnia, arrhythmia, Parkinson’s and even back pain. At Paracelsus (www.paracelsus.ch), cancer patients are now routinely educated in electromagnetic field remediation strategies and inspectors from the Geopathological Institute of Switzerland are sent to patients’ homes to assess electromagnetic field exposures.
Of note, Dr. Rau says a strategy to consider for those experiencing ‘electrical sensitivity’ symptoms is to remove the electromagnetic ‘hot spot’ in the head created by the presence of metal fillings. Concern is thus not only for the ‘neurotoxic’ aspect of mercury in fillings, an increasingly understood hazard, but because fillings themselves act as antennas in the presence of electromagnetic fields from cell phones and cell towers, wi-fi networks, portable phones, and other sources of radiofrequency radiation.
Rau says the removal of dental fillings can be an important early step in reducing electrical sensitivity, allowing some people to live in homes they otherwise could not tolerate.
Cultures have shown beneficial bacteria grows more slowly in the presence of electromagnetic fields, says Rau, allowing pathological organisms to dominate. Thus, a strategy with electrically sensitive patients, or with those facing chronic conditions, is the aggressive supplementation with probiotics and other Biological Medicine approaches to balance intestinal flora. Many people with chronic infections likely linked to EMF exposures, such as Lyme Disease, are symptom- free after an aggressive microorganism rebalancing program.
Electrical sensitivity—originally known as radio wave sickness—is a sometimes debilitating experience created by these and other disregulating effects of electromagnetic fields. Linked to many acute and chronic illness conditions, electrical sensitivity is a serious emerging public health issue globally and a subject in which most doctors have no training.
A Petition to Congress, created by www.ElectromagneticHealth.org is now circulating on the internet, requesting Congress 1) mandate the FCC lower exposure guidelines to reflect the large body of science showing biological effects at exposures much lower than current standards, 2) repeal Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which rescinded state and local governments right to resist towers on health or environmental grounds, 3) stop the roll out of the Wi-Max network until Congress better understands the potential health consequences, and 4) accommodate citizens unable to function adequately in high EMF environments, including forbidding cell towers on school properties.
Exposing children in schools to radiation, known to impair brain function and learning, Rau describes as “criminal”. He says, “It is unethical to expose children to electromagnetic load in this way. We know that power stations for electromagnetic waves like mobile phones are hurting the brains of children, so to put such stations into schools is really…very, very, very bad. Rau says, the question is, “Does the school, or does the society, really want to have intelligent, well-educated children, or not?” He says, “If you install mobile phone towers, which radiate to the children, their intelligence, their brain capacity, decreases. You will have more ADD children, you will have less function of the brain, which in the long term reflects on the intelligence of the children, of the possibility to really teach children, and in the long term, the more this overcomes society, the more we will have dumb children.”
The reality of the health consequences of electromagnetic radiation eventually will have to be faced, and this will only happen with active pressure on Congress. It is estimated that 3-8% of populations in developed countries experience serious electrohypersensitivity symptoms today, and 35% experience mild symptoms. With increasing electromagnetic field exposures, these numbers, along with the suffering involved for people who are impacted, and the health care costs involved, are bound to go up.
As if we weren’t already going out of our minds in fits of rage at the rampant incompetence, gutter rutting corruption, untrammeled arrogance and utterly diabolic parody of a “government” that currently squats atop this nation like a gigantic dose of piles - the sweating, blubbering, puss filled monstrosity takes a few moments pause from chewing the corpse of Great Britain to open its blood filled mouth and tell us what it really thinks of British workers and the general public.
Apparently, in Marxist/Fabian UK, striking pre-emptively in defence of your economic wellbeing at a time of extreme distress and fear for the future of your family, now qualifies one as a “racist,” an “extremist,” or, worst of all, a dreaded PROTECTIONIST.
In these statements we can clearly sense the abject fear of the serial peeping tom who got caught, yet again, climbing through the window of the girls dormitory, pants around ankles, in a most unseemly and compromising position. Well far be it from us to paint such an unflattering picture of our wonderful “public servants”, after all, they do have our best interests at heart, do they not Mr Mandelson?
Clearly not content simply destroying our currency, armed forces, international reputation, political system and constitution, the laughing hyenas have now taken off those - ever so temporary - woolen jackets and shown themselves to be the fascist Eurocrat wolves that they truly are.
But seriously Mr Mandelson, did it not occur to you that the violent death of the entire system of economics (that you seem intent to defend to the last) is common knowledge now to the “man in the street,” even perhaps the poor sod who has to pluck the remnants of the foie gras and smoked salmon from your new ermine trimmed coat. Perhaps he might give you a lesson in “Buy British” one fine morning while you are busy warming up for another hard day of pontificating for the cameras and making a damn fool of yourself, again …
But anyway, I shouldn’t worry yourself unduly Mr M, there will be plenty of room in that “free trade” coffin for the mass hordes of other “has been” politicians and pundits the world over before we are finally through with this sorry chapter in the history of human folly and hubris.
Surely, any silly idea that the extreme weather would be a good time to stick the boot into British workers seems to have backfired spectacularly, does it not, or is it after all just another part of your grand master plan to bring the country to it’s knees in time for EUROPOL to come and help restore order?
And so, in concluding Mr Mandelson, given that your track record in government is not exactly one which could honestly be described as a testament to a honed ability in handling political crises of ones own making, I have a not so friendly word of advice for you Sir:
You should resign your position in the Lords immediately and without further delay, before the braying mob that you youself have just enraged to the point of violence, pulls you screeching from the building and hurls you into the nearby frozen waters clothed in nothing more than a frilly pink nightie.
In truth, while such an amusing spectacle would afford the vast majority of honest people in this long suffering country a much needed break from the daily misery that you and your henchmen have wrought on us, we prefer to settle these matters peacefully, and without need for any further unnecessary distress on either side of this rapidly escalating crisis.
What is the definition of a Conspiracy Theory? Wikipedia definition here, Another definition of “Conspiracy Theory” from Webster’s Online Dictionary:
” A conspiracy theory is the belief that historical or current events are the result of manipulations by one or more secretive powers or conspiracies.”
Where on Earth might one hear of such a paranoid idea? How about from President John F. Kennedy?
Or how about President Eisenhower? Watch this segment of the entire Eisenhower farewell below:
It is regarded as an oasis of calm and tranquility, and the nation’s capital for alternative health therapies and spiritual healing remedies.
But now the residents of Glastonbury, which has long been a favoured destination for pilgrims, are at the centre of a bitter row in which many blame the town’s new wireless computer network - known as wi-fi - for a spate of health problems.
Some healers even hold that electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) generated by the wi-fi system are responsible for upsetting positive energy fields of the body, which are known as chakras, and positive energy fields of the earth, which are known as ley lines.
There are now calls for the project, the first of its kind in Britain, to be “unplugged” and for wi-fi masts in the centre of the Somerset market town to be removed just seven months into its experimental run.
Meanwhile soothsayers, astrologers and other opponents of the wi-fi system have resorted to an alternative technology - known as “orgone” - to combat the alleged negative effects of the high-tech system.
In May, Glastonbury - which has a population of 9,000 and which lends its name to the country’s largest rock festival, staged on a farm six miles outside the town - became the first place in the country to have a free wi-fi network installed in its town centre. The £34,000 project is financed by county council and regional development agency funding,
At a public meeting to discuss alleged health problems in the Somerset town, residents complained of numerous symptoms including headaches, dizziness, rashes and even pneumonia.
Protesters claim that radiation associated with the wi-fi network suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone which helps to control sleep patterns, regulates the body’s metabolic rate and boosts the immune system.
While it has seemed an impossible goal for nearly 100 years, scientists now believe that they are on brink of cracking one of the biggest problems in physics by harnessing the power of nuclear fusion, the reaction that burns at the heart of the sun.
In the spring, a team will begin attempts to ignite a tiny man-made star inside a laboratory and trigger a thermonuclear reaction.
Its goal is to generate temperatures of more than 100 million degrees Celsius and pressures billions of times higher than those found anywhere else on earth, from a speck of fuel little bigger than a pinhead. If successful, the experiment will mark the first step towards building a practical nuclear fusion power station and a source of almost limitless energy.
At a time when fossil fuel supplies are dwindling and fears about global warming are forcing governments to seek clean energy sources, fusion could provide the answer. Hydrogen, the fuel needed for fusion reactions, is among the most abundant in the universe. Building work on the £1.2 billion nuclear fusion experiment is due to be completed in spring.
“I HAVEN’T paid an electricity bill since 1970,” says Richard Perez with noticeable glee. He can afford to be smug. While most of us fretted over soaring utility bills this year, he barely noticed. Nor is he particularly concerned about forecast price hikes of 30 to 50 per cent in 2009.
Perez, a renewable-energy researcher at the University at Albany, State University of New York, lives “off-grid” - unconnected to the power grid and the water, gas and sewerage supplies that most of us rely on. He generates his own electricity, sources his own water and manages his own waste disposal - and prefers it that way. “There are times when the grid blacks out,” he says. “I like the security of having my own electricity company.”
Perez is not alone. Once the preserve of mavericks, hippies and survivalists, there are now approximately 200,000 off-grid households in the US, a figure that Perez says has been increasing by a third every year for the past decade. In addition, nearly 30,000 grid-connected US households supplement their supply with renewables, according to the non-profit Interstate Renewable Energy Council. In the UK there are around 40,000 off-grid homes: the number has also risen in recent years due to escalating house prices and now to more expensive home loans, both of which have driven buyers far from conventional utility networks in search of properties they can afford.
For people who live off-grid, self-sufficiency means guilt-free energy consumption and peace of mind. “It feels brilliant to use clean, free energy that’s not from fossil fuels,” says Suzanne Galant, a writer who lives off-grid in rural Wales. “And if something goes wrong, we can fix it ourselves.” Now even urbanites are seeing the appeal of generating some if not all of their own power needs. So is energy freedom an eco pipe-dream or the ultimate good life?
The technology can generate electricity in water flowing at a rate of less than one knot - about one mile an hour - meaning it could operate on most waterways and sea beds around the globe.
Existing technologies which use water power, relying on the action of waves, tides or faster currents created by dams, are far more limited in where they can be used, and also cause greater obstructions when they are built in rivers or the sea. Turbines and water mills need an average current of five or six knots to operate efficiently, while most of the earth’s currents are slower than three knots.
The new device, which has been inspired by the way fish swim, consists of a system of cylinders positioned horizontal to the water flow and attached to springs.
As water flows past, the cylinder creates vortices, which push and pull the cylinder up and down. The mechanical energy in the vibrations is then converted into electricity.
Cylinders arranged over a cubic metre of the sea or river bed in a flow of three knots can produce 51 watts. This is more efficient than similar-sized turbines or wave generators, and the amount of power produced can increase sharply if the flow is faster or if more cylinders are added.
A “field” of cylinders built on the sea bed over a 1km by 1.5km area, and the height of a two-storey house, with a flow of just three knots, could generate enough power for around 100,000 homes. Just a few of the cylinders, stacked in a short ladder, could power an anchored ship or a lighthouse.
A device that harnesses the power of the sea to push water uphill has been developed to provide cheap renewable electricity. The invention is designed to pump water hundreds of feet above sea level from where it can gush downhill to drive hydroelectric generators.
Pumping is made possible by the motion of waves lifting the device, Searaser, as it floats in the sea, and gravity bringing it down again in the wave troughs. A prototype has just completed tests in which it pumped water more than 160ft (50m) uphill through a pipe the diameter of a saucer. The full-size device is expected to pump water through a pipe the diameter of a dustbin lid up at least 650ft (200m) – or easily enough to clear the top of Beachy Head, which is 530ft (160m) high.
A series of reservoirs would be built – and in some areas would be reopened – at the top of coastal cliffs and hills to store water until it was needed to generate electricity.
Alvin Smith, the engineer who developed Searaser, envisages alternative uses such as pumping desalinated water inland for irrigation in dry countries.
On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen “structures” are tugging on our universe like cosmic magnets, a controversial new study says.
Everything in the known universe is said to be racing toward the massive clumps of matter at more than 2 million miles (3.2 million kilometers) an hour—a movement the researchers have dubbed dark flow.
The presence of the extra-universal matter suggests that our universe is part of something bigger—a multiverse—and that whatever is out there is very different from the universe we know, according to study leader Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
The theory could rewrite the laws of physics. Current models say the known, or visible, universe—which extends as far as light could have traveled since the big bang—is essentially the same as the rest of space-time (the three dimensions of space plus time). Read more…
A newfound fungus living in rainforest trees makes biofuel more efficiently than any other known method, researchers say.
In fact, it’s so good at turning plant matter into fuel that researchers say their discovery calls into question the whole theory of how crude oil was made by nature in the first place.
While many crops and microbes can be combined to make biofuels — including the fungi that became infamous as jungle rot during WWII — the newfound fungus could greatly simplify the process, its discoverers claim. Researchers have suggested that billions of acres of fallow farmland could be used to grow the raw material of biofuels. But turning corn stalks or switchgrass into fuel is a painstaking process and the end product is expensive and not entirely friendly to the environment.
The fungus, which has been named Gliocladium roseum, stands out in the crowd.
“This is the only organism that has ever been shown to produce such an important combination of fuel substances,” said researcher Gary Strobel from Montana State University. “The fungus can even make these diesel compounds from cellulose, which would make it a better source of biofuel than anything we use at the moment.”
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