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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 16, 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. It’s all spelled out at WiseEnergy.org, which is a wealth of energy and environmental resources.

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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Greed Energy Economics:

New York Wind Wars – Hiding the Facts

An indicator that we will have to ratchet up our anti-PTC effort soon

How Renewable Portfolio Standards Can Subvert The Economy

FERC Chair nominee targets natural gas

Electricity Demand Patterns Matter for Valuing Electricity Supply Resources

Wind Energy, The Devil and Local Representatives

Environmental and Economic Consequences of Turbines (video)

Good News: Green-Energy Preferences Via Partnership Status Stalls

Germany’s Energy Poverty

Wind Turbines and the Promise of Money

Paying Wind Developers Not To Produce Electricity

DoD doles out $7 billion in wind-energy contracts

How to Make Nuclear Cheap

Debunking of Hoen’s latest turbine property value missive

Proof wind turbines will cut Scots house prices

Renewable power falls as Texas wind underperforms

Turbine Health Matters:

Epidemiologist concludes turbines are a health hazard

Windmills No Thanks – nuclear plants are far safer

A video about turbine neighbors in Fairhaven MA: Too Close

(See the two wildlife noise studies, below, which have human pertinence.)

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

A NPS Study: The Impacts of Noise on Wildlife

The Effect Of Noise On Wildlife: A Literature Review

Hiding Avian Mortality

Wildlife groups, wind industry meet on eagle permit rule

New Report about Eagles killed by Wind Turbines

South Africa turbines to kill rare bird species into extinction

Miscellaneous Energy News:

UN Ruling puts future wind development in question

A citizen prevails against wind energy and her national government

Sides lining up in FERC nomination fight

New York’s Ongoing Wind Energy Mistakes

State agencies ponder changes to wind-energy rules

Illinois County Improves their Wind Ordinance

Kudos: NYS Town passes law prohibiting industrial wind turbines

Seven Reasons to Reject Big Wind

Green Lobbyist pitches UE Council of Ministers

Small Modular Reactor (SMR) in Idaho?

US nuclear projects face construction challenges

Troubled wind project target of FBI scrutiny, industry criticism

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

The Main Problem with Climatism

Climate Science Exploited for Political Agenda

Peer-Reviewed Study Indicates Recent Warming Is Natural

Global warming may simply be an artifact of clean air laws

Australian Coalition takes axe to climate programs

Study: Climate models wildly overestimated global warming

Dialing Back the Alarm on Climate Change

NAS: climate models still ‘decades away’ from being useful

The Importance of Length-of-Record in Assessing Sea Level

50:1 Project video

Consensus — What Consensus?

Stop Denying Climate Science and Act!

Why are publicly-funded scientists allowed to keep their work secret?

If you still believe in ‘climate change’ read this…

Learning to Read Science Articles with a Critical Eye

Climate scientists are wrong — and here’s why

Climate Theories Crumble as Data and Experts Suggest Global Cooling

Dismantling the EPA’s extremist views regarding CO2

Nuclear and Gas Account for Most Carbon Displacement Since 1950

Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year

Greenhouse Gasses Cool the Earth?

65 million years of temperature swings

Other Articles of General Interest:

A fine essay: Re-education at George Mason

The Common Core Curriculum: Education’s Final Frontier

A Window Into Academia — A Resignation Letter

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. [US citizens should make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages, as the PTC is still a key 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.

Prior issues of the AWED newsletter at MR:

August 26, 2013

August 5, 2013

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

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1 PA Pundits - International { 09.16.13 at 11:04 pm }

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