AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter (June 3, 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.
“How To Humble A Wingnut” is about an interesting study that pertains to our energy and environmental business. “The central finding is that if you ask people to explain exactly why they think as they do, they discover how much they don’t know — and they become more humble and therefore more moderate.”
Greed Energy Economics
A deceptive pitch for the insidious carbon tax
An excellent study: Rich States, Poor States
Turbine Health Issues
Turbine Wildlife Controversies
NY Post Editorial: Ruffled Feathers
Miscellaneous Energy Reports
Solar Business Anxious Over Failures (e.g. 80% Underperforming)
Manmade global warming articles
Sea Level Rise prediction is less than others.
To debunk the latest “97% of Scientists…” claim, see this.
The disturbing College Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign
In Defense of CO2— an interesting short video.
George Will has his usual good insights regarding climate change etc.
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. [US citizens should make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages, as the PTC is still a political issue.]
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