AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: 2/18/13
The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy & environmental policies. Our basic position is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using real science.
Instead of a science-based approach, our energy and environmental policies are typically written by those who stand to economically or politically profit from them. As a result, anything genuinely science-based in these policies is usually inadvertent and accidental.
A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every 3± weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and environmental matters. We very much appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.
An important, new, professionally made film about wind energy is Wind Rush. Although the director makes the obligatory inaccurate statements about wind energy “benefits” (the media has to be balanced!), the message is inescapably that wind is not everything it’s made out to be.
I’ve updated my page about fixing the RPS situation. We will be working with citizens where the political atmosphere is receptive to fixing some of these charades. If you have solid evidence that your state is such a case, please let us know by emailing me, ASAP.
More reports about greed energy economics:
Another US tactic being proposed to subsidize the wind industry
An important FERC case: Windpower Tax.
Very important Ontario matter re wind energy costs.
Economist Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank) nails wind energy.
More reports about turbine health matters:
I may have mentioned this before but this is an exceptionally well done critique of the Massachusetts “health” report, by an MIT PhD with impeccable credentials. As he accurately says: it’s all about the science — and what they did was junk.
Very important Canadian Turbine Health Study Update
A Wisconsin state agency rejects a wind development due to noise concerns.
More reports about turbine wildlife matters:
Two US Senators call the Justice Dept hypocritical re turbines bird kills.
A fine piece about environmental hypocrisy.
Miscellaneous energy reports:
A NH state agency rejects a wind application based on aesthetics.
Committee of Heath (MA) citizens conclude that wind is a waste.
A site to report government or wind energy malfeasance.
A good assessment of the reign of Dr. Chu.
A short video about the problems with ethanol.
Wind energy facing challenges in Texas.
Some recent articles of interest on manmade global warming —
Global Warming: Manmade or Not? is a superior summary of the AGW situation.
A new study about how volcanoes may affect AGW.
A report worth reading: Climate of Deception?
Some other recent articles of general interest —
This is a related, Must See short video: Doorbell.
Please pass this information on to other open-minded, science-oriented people. To be on the email list for related AWED mailings, please email physicist john droz.