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.
A fascinating technical study at Phys.org concludes that turbines have adverse consequences to grid stability. For example:
“wind turbines do not only transfer wind intermittency to the grid, but they also amplify it… The data also shows that wind power intermittency does not only affect the output of individual turbines, as previous research has shown, but it also extends to entire wind farms, which has not been observed before.”
Watch this great (short) video about entitlement.
More reports about greed energy economics:
MLP: more BS about “leveling the playing field”
More reports about turbine health matters:
Cutting the Spin (please vote on the poll)
More reports about turbine wildlife matters:
Miscellaneous energy reports:
Hansen: Nuclear Power Saves Lives
A Chinese study concludes “China’s wind power system is not sound”
So Much Wind— a handbook for anti-wind groups
Dr. Soon’s video about the Realities of CO2
Some recent manmade global warming articles of interest
Dr. Curry’s Congressional Testimony about AGW
Greenland Glacier Melting— not what you have been told
US Temperatures over the last 100+ years— not what you think
Extreme Weather Events— now LESS frequent
If you don’t like a book – burn it!
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 an important 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.
Some other recent AWED newsletters at MasterResource: