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Miguel Mendonça, 2015
|Subject||Truth, Relationships, Spirituality|
|Notable works||"Being with the Beings, We Are the Disclosure, Meet the Hybrids, Quick! Act Normal, Powering the Green Economy, Feed-in Tariffs, A Renewable World|
Miguel Mendonça (born August 1973, Salisbury, Rhodesia) is an Anglo-Azorean writer based in Bristol, England.
Miguel studied Forestry at Sparsholt College, Landscape Management at Hadlow College, Journalism and Radio Production at FAS, Geography and History at University College Cork, and Social Science and Environmental Ethics at the Open University.
Mendonca's sustainability career is most associated with his work on feed-in tariffs, a renewable energy policy. He did advocacy and education work on this topic on four continents, contributing to legislative change in several countries. Much of this work was carried out while he served as Research Manager for the World Future Council, an international NGO. He subsequently worked with The Converging World, a renewable energy-focused charity based in Bristol, England.
Miguel then worked for a short period as a freelance sustainability researcher and writer. He produced two key studies, the first reviewing the first year performance and outcomes of the UK feed-in tariff in 2011, and the second assessing The Green Economy in Bristol and the West of England, which was published in January 2012. The latter assessed the size and make-up of the environmental technologies sector in the region at that time. It also surveyed the UK green policy environment, and summarised some of the other key aspects of a green economy, including sustainable design of goods and services, retail, food, and well-being. The report concluded with a call for 'Resilience Planning', an ongoing process of strategic collaboration between actors and stakeholders in the region, towards meeting local needs sustainably through investment in local assets. The integration and optimisation of food, energy and transport systems is central. The development of resilience should merge the agendas of sustainability, economic development, social capital development, participatory democracy and emergency planning.
Miguel wrote and co-wrote several books, and numerous articles, book chapters and papers on sustainability and renewable energy policy. He is the author of Feed-in Tariffs: accelerating the deployment of renewable energy, published by Earthscan in 2007. He is also co-author of Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-In Tariff Handbook (Earthscan, 2009) and A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality (Green Books, 2009).
During this period Miguel held research fellowships at the University of Bristol and at Birkbeck College, University of London. He served on the advisory boards of the Alliance for Renewable Energy, Global Urban Development, Our Future Planet and Raw Foundation.
His first work of fiction, a collection of 11 short stories and 1 novella, was published as Quick! Act Normal in February 2013 under the pen name of Michael Ford. These stories explore human experience, and in particular our relationships with ourselves, each other and the world in which we live.
In late 2015 Miguel published Meet the Hybrids - The Lives and Missions of ET Ambassadors on Earth. This non-fiction book explores the subject of ET-human hybrids from the inside, by interviewing eight individuals who understand that they are part-extraterrestrial and part-human. The book is co-authored with Barbara Lamb, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and regression therapist, who has for the last 25 years worked with over 1,700 clients with regard to extraterrestrial encounters.
At the 2016 International UFO Congress in Arizona, Barbara Lamb was joined on stage by six of the hybrids from the book. After an introduction from Barbara, each of the hybrids shared information about themselves, their experiences and their star families.
In the fall of 2016 Mendonca brought out a two-part people's history of the extraterrestrial subject, titled We Are the Disclosure. Through interviews with 27 people who have been active in the field for a combined total of around 700 years, the books explore the scale and scope of the subject. It was inspired by the findings of Meet the Hybrids, and set out to reflect the more spiritual narrative emerging from that community. The books cover the spectrum of interest in the field, running from the masculine-technological-historical-political aspects, to the feminine-wellbeing-metaphysical-spiritual aspects. Mendonca interviewed a wide variety of subjects, including scientists, journalists and therapists, many of whom claim ET contact in different forms. The book also examined the state of the field, looking at its development since 1947, and traced its connections deep into the human past. The varying opinions of top-down versus bottom-up 'Disclosure' of the ET presence on Earth were discussed. And it opened up a deeper dialogue on what this field tells us about the nature of being and the journey of the soul.
In March 2017 Mendonca published the final part of his trilogy on ET-human interaction, titled Being with the Beings - The How and the Why of ET Contact. It is a study of ET-human contact experiences, in which nine long-term experiencers are interviewed. They include channelers, hybrids, artists and therapists. The key topics are how and why the contact takes place, and how it has shaped their lives. They share their contact techniques, and safety protocols. It is illustrated with diagrams, representations of the beings they are in contact with, and downloaded images including 'light language' and geometric designs.
- Being with the Beings - The How and the Why of ET Contact, CreateSpace, 2017
- We Are the Disclosure - Parts I and II, CreateSpace, 2016
- Meet the Hybrids: The Lives and Missions of ET Ambassadors on Earth (with Barbara Lamb), CreateSpace, 2015
- Quick! Act Normal: 12 Short Stories (as Michael Ford), CreateSpace, 2011
- A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality (with Herbert Girardet), Green Books, 2009
- Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-In Tariff Handbook (with David Jacobs and Benjamin Sovacool), Earthscan, 2009
- Feed-in Tariffs: Accelerating the Deployment of Renewable Energy, Earthscan, 2007
- Orange Deals: Solar Energy Policy Initiatives Worldwide. 2012, SEEM [chapter author]
- The Green Economy in Bristol and the West of England. 2012, Bristol Green Capital
- The UK Feed-in Tariff: A User Survey. 2011, Birkbeck College, University of London 2010
- 100%: 100% Renewable Energy in Practice. 2009, Earthscan [chapter co-author]
- Wind Energy International 2009/2010. 2009, World Wind Energy Association [chapter co-author]
- Stability, Participation and Transparency in Renewable Energy Policy: Lessons from Denmark and the United States. 2009, Policy and Society, Elsevier [lead author]
- Green Breakthroughs. 2008, UNEP [contributing writer]
- Renewable Energy Global Status Report 2008-2011. REN21 [topical researcher]
- Feed-In Tariffs – Boosting Energy for our Future. 2006, World Future Council
- Policies to Change the World. 2006, World Future Council
- Xavier Lemaire (23 September 2009). "Interview with Miguel Mendonca". REEEP.
- Uniteddiversity.coop, direct download
- "Author Profile: Miguel Mendonça". Resurgence Magazine.
- Miguel Mendonca Renewable Energy World.
- Miguel Mendonca (2007). "Feed-in tariffs: accelerating the deployment of renewable energy". Google Books.
- World Future Council publications
- Meet the Hybrids, "The Book", December 14, 2015
- Barbara Lamb MFT, "Barbara Lamb Credentials and Biography", Retrieved December 14, 2015
- We Are the Disclosure, "We Are the Disclosure – Part 1 now available", Retrieved March 20, 2017
- We Are the Disclosure, "Being with the Beings out now in paperback", Retrieved March 20, 2017