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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 13, 2013

By -- May 13, 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.


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:

Court: Turbines Have Reduced Property Values

MLP: more BS about “leveling the playing field”

Renewable MLPs and REITs

Fix or repeal the PTC

Senator Stabenow and Representative Pompeo spar over PTC

Two submissions to the U.S. Tax Committee re PTC: here and here

Wind Industry Seeks another Extension of Tax Credit

Wind Industry sees Carbon Tax as Best Policy

$11 Million per green job created

Ending Economic Malaise

They’re Not Wind Farms, They’re Tax Farms

More reports about turbine health matters:

Vermont Legislators hear about some turbine health effects

Health Unit Hears Results of Turbine Study

Cutting the Spin (please vote on the poll)

More reports about turbine wildlife matters:

Avian expert testifies before House Ways and Means Committee

Maryland wind project confronts Navy and Eagles

Condor Killers Won’t be Prosecuted

Miscellaneous energy reports:

The Coming Crisis in Electricity Generation

Hansen: Nuclear Power Saves Lives

A Chinese study concludes “China’s wind power system is not sound”

Assault on Energy

Green Tech Can Backfire

FAA blocks a wind project for a NY town

The Dark Side of U.S. Energy Independence

Arkansas Legislators Reject Renewable Mandate

Turbine Roadblocks in New Hampshire

So Much Wind— a handbook for anti-wind groups

New Renewable Energy Technologies: a monstrous boondoggle?

EIA Offers New Information for Consumers

Dr. Soon’s video about the Realities of CO2

AWEA Names New CEO

Some recent manmade global warming articles of interest

Please consider contributing to this good cause

Dr. Curry’s Congressional Testimony about AGW

It’s Not About The Climate

In Defense of Carbon Dioxide

A Big Day for Transparency on Capitol Hill

Comments on the 2013 Draft National Climate Assessment

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

Science is Being Corrupted to the Point of Fraud

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:

April 23, 2013

April 1, 2013

March 11, 2013

February 18, 2013

January 21, 2013


  1. little d  

    Thank you for helping to expose one of the biggest scams of our lifetime!


  2. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – May 13, 2013…

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ 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…


  3. Ray  

    Evidently the people at physics.org don’t understand that generating electricity by windmill is a random process and the sum of random processes is still a random process. The fluctuations don’t average out no matter how many windmills are connected to the grid. Their study may explain the high failure rate of windmill gears. The turbulent (random) loading of the gears tends to cause metal fatigue and cracking. Fatigue is a problem with aircraft where the fuselage goes thru pressurize-depresurize cycles and the wings are continually flexing. The famous Aloha Airlines incident where the aircraft top peeled off in flight was due to metal fatigue . See here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Airlines_Flight_243


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