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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: January 16, 2017

By -- January 16, 2017

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:

Green Energy is a Charter for Crooks and Liars

NC Legislative Leaders Ask Homeland Security to Review Wind Project

Excellent short video: The “F” Word

Short video: How the energy transition is destroying our environment

Wind Energy – A Runaway Failure for Nearly 4 Decades (Part 1 of 3)

Industrial Wind Turbines “Incredibly Intrusive”

A nuclear America can be a great America

NuScale files first US SMR license application

In 2040: 85%± of our energy will come from fossil fuels and nuclear

Georgia Tech Climatologist Dr.

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Ronald Reagan: Executive Order Providing for the Decontrol of Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum Products (January 1981 for January 2017)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 12, 2017

“Fears that the planned phaseout of controls would not be carried out, for political reasons, have also hampered production. Ending these controls now will erase this uncertainty.”

– Ronald Reagan, “Statement on Signing Executive Order 12287, Providing for the Decontrol of Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum Products” (January 28, 1981)

I am ordering, effective immediately, the elimination of remaining Federal controls on U.S. oil production and marketing.

For more than 9 years, restrictive price controls have held U.S. oil production below its potential, artificially boosted energy consumption, aggravated our balance of payments problems, and stifled technological breakthroughs. Price controls have also made us more energy-dependent on the OPEC nations, a development that has jeopardized our economic security and undermined price stability at home.

Fears that the planned phaseout of controls would not be carried out, for political reasons, have also hampered production.

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President Reagan: Radio Address on Oil Decontrol (Precedent for Trump’s climate disengagement)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 11, 2017

“Despite all the scare tactics and dire warnings, decontrol was a success.”

– Ronald Reagan, “Radio Address to the National on Oil Prices.” April 19, 1986.

My fellow Americans:

With summer coming, a lot of Americans will be driving more than ever, going on “See America First” vacations and driving everywhere from New Jersey to California in everything from vans to buses to motorbikes. This is a good time for it because gas prices continue to fall. In fact, they are falling as never before. The oil price decline of the 1980’s has been a triumph not of government, but of the free market; and not of political leaders, but of freedom itself.

When I first came into office in January of 1981, the price of gas was just about $1.25 a gallon.

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Exxon Mobil and the Carbon Tax: ‘Upon Further Review’

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 10, 2017
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My Time at Enron: For the Record (again)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 9, 2017
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Cornwell Alliance Petition for EPA Administrator Nominee (real environmentalism, not dogma)

By E. Calvin Beisner -- January 7, 2017
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“Market Conservation vs. Government Conservationism: Understanding the Limits to Energy Efficiency and ‘New-Economy’ ESCOs” (2009 post questions intellectual foundations of efficiency mandates today)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 5, 2017
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Direct-Use Natural Gas Needs a Free Market Too (‘deep decarbonization’ easy target for elimination in new policy era)

By Mark Krebs -- January 4, 2017
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Alex Epstein: Ready to Make 2017 the Year of Fossil Fuels (energy education for the moral high ground)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 3, 2017
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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: January 2, 2017

By -- January 2, 2017
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