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Posts from December 2019

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 23, 2019

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- December 23, 2019

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 premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).

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 the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
It’s time to hit the off switch for solar, wind power tax breaks
U.S. House spending bill holds win for wind energy, setback for solar
Subsidized Wind, Noncompetitive Wind
Tax deal in hand, US spending package grows in size
Report: Financial groups gave $745 billion for 258 new coal power plants
The Renewable Fuel Standard is killing the environment
The Tiny, Simple Nuclear Reactor That Could Change Energy
Alex Epstein’s Clear Thinking on Climate and Energy
Video: ‘Patently false’ to claim health and climate benefits from closure of coal plants
The Fracking Decade
The dangerous winds of trying to prevent climate change
Citizens Budget Commission Bashes Cuomo’s Energy Incompetence
Short video: America is The World Leader in Clean Air
New Jersey Doubles Down on Stupidity with Offshore Wind
Coal use likely to rise as growing demand for electricity in developing countries
Greta ‘Ignored’ By World Leaders, Admits Protests Have Achieved ‘Nothing’
Greta wins TIME Person of the Year: It’s a symptom of a sick & confused world
Greta Thunberg Is the Perfect Hero for an Unserious Time
100 scientific papers: CO2 has minuscule effect on climate
Toxic climate propaganda is poisoning US public policy
Report: Climate Truth File 2020
Exxon Wins Against NY’s Hypocritical Legal Lunacy
How Secularism Fuels Campus Outrage
Social Justice Education in America
Seattle Public Schools Will Start Teaching That Math Is Oppressive
President Trump Video Clips: Nothing is more Powerful than God
Video: Barr Criticizes Inspector General Report On The Russia Investigation
President Trump’s Letter to Nancy Pelosi, regarding Impeachment
FISA court slams FBI over surveillance applications
UK election sends ‘catastrophic warning’ to 2020 US Dems
We’ve just had the best decade in human history.

Mises’ Human Action Turns 70: A Treatise for the Ages

By Richard Ebeling -- December 19, 2019

Editor Note: Ludwig von Mises masterwork, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, (1949, 1966) is arguably the most important book of 20th century economics. This essay by economist Richard Ebeling, first published by the Future of Freedom Foundation, distills some of Human Action‘s most important themes (also see here).

“Just as there was a huge shift toward more and bigger government in the years leading up to the publication of Human Action, so today we are seeing an expansion of governmental presence and domination of social life, especially in health care, education, and the energy sector — as well as the financial and capital markets.”

September 2019 marks 70 years since the appearance of Ludwig von Mises’s Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, one of the truly great “classics” of modern economics.…

The Climate Agenda Off the Rails: Sarah Myhre at the American Geophysical Union

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 18, 2019

The lecture reprinted below, “Mediocre Careerism, Respectability Politics, and Bad Behavior by Senior Scientists Erode Global Climate Leadership,” was given last week at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Sarah Myhre‘s session title was titled Is environmental science serving or failing society?” Her remarks follow without comment.

“… effective action on climate change has been impeded for 30 years because of the political assassination and anti-democratic campaigns (a form of extortion, lies, intimidation, bribery, and toadery) waged by ExxonMobil, Shell, British Petroleum and other fossil fuel companies…. Their transactions of power are so damaging and genocidal….”

“Here we find the genocidal systems of white supremacy, fascism, nationalism, colonialism, neoliberalism, and capitalism. Here we find the billionaires, the oligarchs, the war mongers, the predators, the enablers.

Trump + Climate = Krugman Going Crazy

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 17, 2019

LEEDCo/Icebreaker: A Failure to Address Problems

By Sherri Lange -- December 16, 2019

Mineral Privatization for the Masses: Remembering Guillermo Yeatts (1937–2018)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 12, 2019

Morano Climate Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 28, 2019)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 11, 2019

“No Significant Trend in U.S. Hurricanes Over the Period 1900–2017” (article review)

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#craig-d-idso">Craig D. Idso</a> -- December 10, 2019

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 9, 2019

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- December 9, 2019

Climate Futility at COP 25: The China Syndrome

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 5, 2019