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Weston Super Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Robin Whitlock. I am a freelance journalist with a special interest in environmental issues and renewable energy. I have numerous published articles to my credit and write regularly for a number of renewable energy websites. I am also a writer for Renewable Energy Magazine and a sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus. I am currently based in Bristol, UK. Besides renewable energy and green issues I have a wide variety of other interests which includes World War 2, mythology and folklore, gardening, railways and lots more besides. You can also reach me on either of my two email addresses, which are: robinwhitlock66@hotmail.com and robinwhitlock1966@gmail.com Thanks!

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Writer for Renewable Energy Magazine
Sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus
Contributor to Holmes Digital Media websites (Solar Guide, Renewables Guide, Boiler Guide, Builder Guide)
Contributor to Cleversolar blog and Find Energy Savings
Published in numerous national magazines
See below for writing samples

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Medical Matters....

I'm not a doctor of course, but I do have a keen interest in education and particularly anything to do with university and graduation. Recently I started writing for Gap Medics, an organisation that helps to advise school leavers and students on how to go about entering Medical School. I've already written a ten page report for them, and now I'm following it up with short articles on various subjects. The first of which is here:


Bristol's Green Capital Plans

There's lots of exciting things going on in Bristol, not just music and culture and so forth, but also a great many more inspiring and innovative environmental projects. Bristol is quickly becoming the UK's Green Capital as far as I can see. See my article in Energy & Environmental Management Magazine to find out more:


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Solar energy articles


I've just completed a series of three articles for solarenergyexperts.co.uk, a really good website which has masses of information on solar energy and solar panels, to which I've just contributed I might add. The first article (links above) explores the subject of whether you should accept the various offers of free and low-cost solar panels offered by some solar panel installers or whether you should buy your own. The more favourable option seems to be that of buying your own as there is much more money to be made through the government's Feed-In Tariff's scheme.

The second article is more general, looking at the pro's and con's of installing solar panels. It's a very good idea, especially considering the savings to be made in the long term, but there are some things to be aware of.

Finally, a much more useful general article covering the do's and don't's of installing panels, as well as a short guide to how solar panels work and some useful links.