AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: 3/11/13
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. To this end, every three weeks or so a newsletter is put together to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and environmental matters. We very much appreciate MasterResource for its assistance in publishing this information (for the two most recent reports, see here and here).
A sordid story of wind energy in Rhode Island. This is very representative of what is going on everywhere. Watch this video carefully!
Reports about greed energy economics:
Very significant: How AWEA’s Job Claims are Bogus.
More evidence of extra costs required by wind energy.
More good commentary re sequestration and energy impacts.
Despite high wind development, Texas has had a net loss in green jobs since 2010!
Ontario may “solve” wind’s intermittency with a Battery Five Times the Size of Niagara Falls. The cost — who cares?
Reports about turbine health matters:
An excellent list where health professionals have expressed turbine concerns.
Sleep duration predicts cardiovascular outcomes. (Peer reviewed.)
Reports about turbine wildlife matters:
Miscellaneous energy reports:
A superb summary of wind’s deficiencies by an economics PhD.
Winds of Change — how communities are destroyed.
Peak Oil vs Peak Government —> please follow.
An article about the new head of DOE.
Manmade global warming articles of interest:
A new solution to global warming, that might actually make sense!
Normative Science (really good) by Dr. Judith Curry.
Some scientists conclude that CO2 follows global warming.
IPCC head acknowledges 17-year pause in global warming.
Latest Research: EU & Russian Scientists Confirm Medieval Period Warmer Than Modern Global Warming
Sierra Club resorts to civil disobedience to promote their religion.
You’ve probably heard that environmentalists (and their media associates) were making dire warnings about global cooling in the 1970’s. This is a fascinating list of dozens of such claims.
Other articles of general interest —
An excellent article on the situation with flood insurance.
A superior short video about Obamacare and morality.
Our proposed national energy slogan is “All of the Sensible” (in contrast to the absurd “All of the Above”). Please pass it on. US citizens should make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages, as this is still a political issue.
Please pass this information on to other open-minded, science-oriented people.