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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: April 14, 2014?

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:

London School of Economics Property Value Study

Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

Renewal of Wind PTC Will Lead to a Big Boost in Carbon Emissions

Excellent Letter re US Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC)

Shale Gas Boom Leaves Wind Companies Seeking More Subsidy

Obama Administration tries to justify higher wind energy costs

Lomborg: How green policies hurt the poor

Bumpy road for Chinese renewable energy

Informed farmers coalition to educate farmers on wind turbine projects

A good video about renewable (wind) electricity prices

Turbines have an average gearbox life of between 5 and 13 years [Read more →]

April 14, 2014   1 Comment

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: March 24, 2014

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:

The Poverty of Renewables

Maine high court overrules state PUC approval of huge wind energy deal

NJ PUC rejects offshore wind project as uneconomical

Denmark ready to scrap offshore wind farms due to cost

Spanish Utility blames renewables for €2.0bn loss

German Utility blames renewables for €2.7bn loss

Wind Energy: German data shows what the Dutch found out years ago

European Governments ripping up renewable contracts

2015 US Budget Plan includes permanent PTC

Bloomberg: PTC Dead This Year

The Withering of Wind Power [Read more →]

March 24, 2014   2 Comments

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: March 3, 2014

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:

The Levelized Cost of Electric Generation

Electricity Prices Skyrocketing In Largest Wind Power States

High Renewable Energy Costs Damage the German Economy

Merkel Advisers Urge Germany to End Clean-Energy Subsidy Program

Exelon may shut down nuclear plants due to wind subsidies

UK wind project earnings hit by plans to freeze carbon tax

Spain plans to end all pre-2004 wind subsidies

 

Turbine Health Matters:

A new Innovative infrasound measuring device available

Dr. Alves-Pereira – how to test for the effects of low-frequency turbine noise

Wind developer trying to “muddle” wind turbine noise solution

An idea to protect Ontario citizens

Huson Review: Flyers Creek Wind Farm Approval

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March 3, 2014   No Comments

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: February 10, 2014

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:

London School of Economics: Property Values do Decline

23 Texas wind project lessors sue over noise, nuisance and property value

Noise, property values factor in wind forum discussion

Renewable Energy Goals Must Be Balanced with Economic Realities

CAP counts ‘indirect jobs’ in green energy, ignores them for oil and gas

Germany to charge renewable energy facilities for their own use of electricity

Germany’s energy revolution on verge of collapse

Europe Starts To Run, Not Walk, Away From Green Economics

DOE: Making it easier to use taxpayer funds

Governor LePage is right – wind farm subsidies are poor use of government funding

High Renewable Energy Costs Damage Vermont’s Economy

Some wind projects double-dipping on US tax benefits

Be Leery of Investing in Failing Green Solutions

Duke Energy to seek reduction in payments to NC homes with solar panels

Solar Panel Degradation

Another solar manufacturer goes under

Loss Of Production Tax Credits Brings Big Wind Chill

Fighting wind PTC expiration with Senator Wyden

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February 10, 2014   No Comments

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: January 20, 2014

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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Wind Energy: Production Tax Credit (PTC)

Chicago Tribune Editorial: Let the wind subsidy blow away

Alexander: Ending Wind Subsidy a Good Way to Celebrate New Year, ++

Overhaul the energy tax-credit system

Wind Subsidy Death was the Right Decision

Baucus Senate Finance Energy Tax Proposal Comments

Energy Tax Reform: Scrap the Baucus Proposal [Read more →]

January 20, 2014   1 Comment

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 30, 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 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.

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U.S. Production Tax Credit (PTC)

Sen Grassley re the PTC

Democrats push to extend clean energy tax credits as deadline looms

US Senators oppose a PTC extension

Can the American Wind Energy Industry Survive Without the PTC?

What the Proposed US Energy Tax Reforms Mean for Renewables

Wind power developers race the clock to secure a subsidy

Greed Energy Economics

Dr. Giberson Ohio testimony re wind cost and reliability

Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind Energy

Wind Power Unclothed: ‘Economics in One Lesson’

Communities blow millions on wind turbines with 190-year payback periods

Green Energy Policy Conspiracy Players

Brave Green World and the Cost of Electricity

National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why raise electricity prices?

Wind Project offers all neighbors’ compensation

Hundreds of businesses to be paid to switch off to prevent blackouts

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December 30, 2013   3 Comments

AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 9, 2013

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of over 10,000 individuals and organizations interested in improving government 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 an exceptional collection of helpful 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:

A More Realistic Cost of Wind Energy

Parasitic Wind Killing its Host

Battle brews over new energy mandates

Estimating the State-Level Impact of Federal Wind Energy Subsidies

Ending the wind tax credit

 

Turbine Health Matters:

Good news for Falmouth: Judge orders limited use of wind turbines

ZBA Rules that Turbines are a Health Nuisance

Waubra Foundation – Explicit Warning Notice

IOA good practice guide, excess amplitude modulation and the failure of wind farm noise controls

Two Die in Wind Turbine Fire

Prairies, Wind Turbines, Solar Panels, and Fried Birds

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December 9, 2013   4 Comments

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

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September 16, 2013   1 Comment

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.

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August 5, 2013   5 Comments

AWED Newsletter: July 15, 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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More reports about greed energy economics:

It’s Time To Sequester Green Energy Subsidies, Not Mythical Oil And Gas Tax Breaks

End Subsidies for Wind Energy? Yes!

Renewables — a Fading Dream

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July 15, 2013   2 Comments