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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: August 5, 2013

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our basic position is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science. It’s all spelled out at WiseEnergy.org, which has a wealth of energy and environmental resources. Check it out carefully!

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three 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.

Here are this period’s reports:

Greed Energy Economics

NH utility can’t get enough people to pay more for renewables

The Two-pronged Plug of High Electricity Prices due to Wind Energy

War on Subsidies: Brussels Questions German Energy Revolution

Three good (short) anti-wind energy radio ads

Glenn Schleede’s good comments re EIA and wind energy.

N.J. Regulators Deal Major Blow To Fishermen’s Energy Offshore Wind Project

Ruinous green policies mean rising profits for energy companies

Czech Government Votes to End Support for Renewables

Louisiana Law Will Phase out Solar Tax Credit

Billions spent in Obama climate plan may be virtually useless

The Sustainable Markets Foundation Wheel of Fortune

Turbine Health Matters

Dirty Diesel will kick in when wind diminishes

Big Wind turbines, health and disease – a Danish perspective

Wind turbines ARE a human health hazard: the smoking gun

Health risks linked to wind turbines

Lake township board hears turbine presentation

A sensible Acoustical Proposal

Turbine Wildlife

Angry Birds?

Miscellaneous Energy

The main things produced by Offshore Wind – Rust and CO2

FERC and Binz: be extremely concerned!

President’s Energy Program Shows the Dishonesty of Climate Change

Germany: Mutiny in the Land of Wind Turbines

A fine comparison between wind and nuclear in Ontario

Wind Turbines, the Facts is an excellent publication by the Scientific Alliance

Senate Hearings on Climate had some good presentations. (Also see this commentary from a person who was present.)

An interesting photo and map showing Energy Impact

Electric Cars: Unclean at Any Speed!

Learn To Stand Up To Government

Floating Nuclear Power

Gasland Part II: Same Misleading Images, New Conspiracy Theory

New Government Fracking Study

Fracking is Threat to Middle East Oil

Nuclear’s safety lesson for fracking

EIA’s unprecedented power grab to reduce ozone

Religious right objects to EIA’s restriction of power plant CO2 emissions

FERC says JP Morgan manipulated electricity market

Occupied By Wind”: an interview with a Danish wind expert

Orangeville Controversy Continues

Bloom Leads San Jose Astray

Siemens Exits Solar Business

What was missing from Congress’ ethanol debate?

Manmade Global Warming

Straight talk about “Sustainable” Planning

Is the IPCC becoming more reasonable?

How Little We Know About the Weather

Networks Fail to Mention ‘Lull’ in Warming in All 92 Climate Change Stories

Climatism is the ‘Greatest Global Delusion’ in History

Is What I Say Beyond the Boundaries of Reasonable Discussion?

inability of climate scientists to admit their ignorance

An interesting new technical study about AGW and Solar cycles, etc.

The EPA’s Game of Secret Science

We’re getting burned by phony science and authoritarian power grabs

The Age of Hyperbole: How Normal Weather Became ‘Extreme’

How the Met Office lost touch with Reality

Polar Ice Melts May Be Natural Events

Antarctica has near record sea ice for 2013

Global Warming Responsible for Epidemic of Rail Disasters?

Of General Interest

The new GDP methodology

Racism And Genocide Cloaked In Green Camouflage

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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. Please pass these on. [U.S. 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.]

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

Thank you for your support.

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Prior AWED newsletters this year at MasterResource:

July 15, 2013

June 24, 2013

June 3, 2013

May 15, 2013

April 23, 2013

April 1, 2013

March 11, 2013

February 18, 2013

January 21, 2013

5 comments

1 David Baumann { 08.05.13 at 6:02 am }

John, Your work is so great and so needed. Just curious about the choice of your organizational name which produces the acronym AWED. It’s so close to AWEA which is the American Wind Energy Association. Was that intentional for some reason? For those lucky enough to not know, AWEA is the polar opposite, in terms of information and truthfulness, of your AWED.

2 jdroz { 08.05.13 at 6:07 am }

David:

Thank you for your support.

AWED (Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions) was chosen for a variety or reasons. One was the similarity to AWEA, which (as you say) we are in direct contrast with. We promote genuine science, they promote political science.

3 john { 08.05.13 at 7:11 am }

John Droz, once again you knock it out of the park. Great work!

Here is an article from the Portland Maine Press Herald (that ran this AM) that will interest you.

Inadequate transmission lines keeping some Maine wind power off the grid. Ratepayers will likely bear the cost of future upgrades to fix the problem, which could get worse.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/there-is-a-problem-withwind-power-in-maine_2013-08-04.html

Also McClatchey has one this morning regarding grid upgrades.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/08/05/198428/newly-available-wind-power-often.html#.Uf-VghafYQI

Thanks again!

john from DB

4 Dr. James H. Rust { 08.05.13 at 7:35 pm }

Great work. The list of articles on wind energy and other topics such as climate change keep me busy.

James H. Rust

5 PA Pundits - International { 08.07.13 at 5:34 am }

Recent Energy And Environmental News – August 5th 2013…

By John Droz, Jr. ~ Here are this period’s reports: Greed Energy Economics NH utility can’t get enough people to pay more for renewables The Two-pronged Plug of High Electricity Prices due to Wind Energy War on Subsidies: Brussels Questions German Ener…

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