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AWED Newsletter: June 24, 2013

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 appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

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Quiz: See how many of the “Mad Men you know. (BTW, I’ve never smoked and only drink beer [not mixed drinks], but accuracy wasn’t the objective here.)

Please read this excellent article about Common Core — and note that the first several paragraphs all exactly apply to global warming.

Greed Energy Economics

Excellent Commentary on the proposed carbon tax idea

Court ruling called a game changer for renewable power

America should learn from Europe on wind energy

Big Wind SLAPPs Critic

DOE Green Energy Loans: $11.45 million per job

Falmouth (MA) Real Estate — the Turbine Effect

Know our opponent’s propaganda: The social cost of Carbon

Trade War: Solar Panels vs Wine

Spain Said to Be Poised to Cut Renewable Subsidies

Tax lobbyists work to get on ‘The List’

Offshore Wind: The Enormously Expensive Option

The real meaning of clean energy is to clean out our wallets!” — Jelinski

A new site on US energy subsidies.

Britain’s Wind Jobs cost over $150,000 (US) each

Constitutionality of Renewable Energy Mandates in Question

Positive news: Ontario ends its FIT program

Turbine/Health Issues

Two New Studies show that Turbines Affect Health

Couple Can’t Escape Shadow of Wind Turbines

It Breaks My Heart

Letter to Victoria Dept. of Health re: acoustics of wind turbine noise

Precautionary Double Standards

Fairhaven halts overnight use of turbines

Wind industry complains against noise rules — boo hoo.

Turbine/Wildlife Issues

German wind turbines kill over 200,000 bats a year

Numerous benefits of bats to humans

Turbines are Bat Chomping, Bird Slicing

Raptors are attracted to wind turbines

Killing Them Softly: How Wind Turbines Affect Waterfowl Nesting

Spotted Owls & the Spotty Sciences that Spawned Them: 5 Questions

Miscellaneous Energy Reports

President Obama commits to tough push on global warming

And a response that we would endorse

Pandora’s Promise: A Sundance Film Selection about nuclear power

Locals to get veto power over wind projects.

England’s U-Turn on Turbines

Renewable Energy’s Reversal of Fortune

Connecticut makes a sensible improvement to their RPS

British Environmental Secretary: Wind Farms are a Complete Scam

Good Hawaii TV commercial re wind energy

Massachusetts group has national plans to fix wind energy

Alliance for Responsible Siting for Alternative Energy Installations

A superb letter to the editor about a NNY town supervisor and wind energy

Good upstate NY newspaper energy editorial

A good wind energy editorial by an Ohio paper

“All of the Above” Must Be Weighted by Common Sense

Wind Energy as a Supplement…

The Rationale for Wind Power Won’t Fly

FERC head steps down: we can only hope

The New Prometheus

A good discussion of gas electrical energy being “clean”

Study Finds No Evidence of Water Contamination from Shale Gas Drilling

Shale Gas versus Ethanol: A Water Perspective

Frac Gas and Wind Blindness

We May Live on a Natural Gas Machine

Manmade Global Warming Articles

Obama Quietly Raises ‘Carbon Price’ as Costs to Climate Increase

Info on major lawsuit against EPA — we support this effort

An insightful piece by the Economics: The Cooling Consensus

Cooling looms as Earth’s true climate calamity

NZCLIMATE Truth Newsletter No. 313 has some excellent insights

Extreme Weather Report (If I had this before, it is worth a re-mention)

NOAA US 2013 Climate Highlights: a more reasonable assessment

The New Normal: Sustainable Serfdom

Could Global Warming Slow Sea Level Rise?

EPA Honors Fake Employee

EPA climatism: Dictating our lives, living standards and life spans

How to Run a Really Bad Infowar Campaign

China translates 1200 page IPCC rebuttal

Two local meteorologists speak out against global warming

“All of The Sensible”

Our proposed national energy slogan is “All of the Sensible” (in contrast to the absurd “All of the Above”). Once legislators have grasped that concept, the foolishness of the “leveling the playing field” idea also becomes apparent. (Should the 18-wheeler trucks and golf cart playing field be leveled?)

Additionally we should be using the term “unreliables” when speaking of renewables. [U.S. citizens should make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages, as the Production Tax Credit is still a political issue.]

Please pass this information on to other open-minded, science-oriented people. If you know anyone who would like to periodically like to get our emailings, please let me know.

Thank you for your support.

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Prior AWED newsletters this year at MasterResource:

June 3, 2013

May 15, 2013

April 23, 2013

April 1, 2013

March 11, 2013

February 18, 2013

January 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

6 comments

1 steven young { 06.24.13 at 7:02 am }

Thank you for providing this enormously valuable resource!

2 H. Douglas Lightfoot { 06.24.13 at 11:37 am }

The key point about wind energy is that it does not shut down fossil fuel power stations. Instead, it makes them essential to provide power when the wind fails to deliver.

I notice that Master Resource runs an ad by General Electric promoting wind power. {Ed: this is a misunderstanding. See correction below.}

John: Keep up the good work.

3 Mary Kay Barton { 06.25.13 at 9:59 am }

Dr. Lightfoot says he noticed that “Master Resource runs an ad by General Electric promoting wind power.” I quickly perused the site, but did not see the ad he referred to. My family has been boycotting GE products for years now – as well as anybody else that advertises for wind energy – including “Government Motors”.

4 rbradley { 06.25.13 at 12:22 pm }

Dr. Lightfoot:

I know nothing about “I notice that Master Resource runs an ad by General Electric promoting wind power.”

We do not advertise, so please clarify what you meant.

5 PA Pundits - International { 06.25.13 at 11:04 pm }

Recent Energy And Environmental News – June 24, 2013…

There is an important UPDATE in this current post, and this Update is further information following the Climate Change speech from President Obama. By John Droz, Jr. ~ Quiz: See how many of the “Mad Men” you know. (BTW, I’ve never smoked…

6 H. Douglas Lightfoot { 06.26.13 at 11:35 am }

To everyone: Re my comment of { 06.24.13 at 11:37 am }:

John Droz has explained to me that the GE ad was not on the Master Resource web site. If you go to “Positive news: Ontario ends its FIT program” and click on it, you go to a different website: tinyurl.com/k78y26k. It has the GE ad on the right hand side.

Sorry for the confusion on my part.

Regards.

Doug

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