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 most informative articles in this issue are:
Greed Energy Economics:
Turbine Health Matters:
Turbine Environmental Matters:
Miscellaneous Energy News:
60 Minutes’ episode on Rare Earth Elements
More accurate story about a major NC wind project
Excellent article about NC citizens fighting for a protective wind ordinance
The benefits of Nuclear LFTR (short video)
White Paper archive: Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors
Manmade Global Warming Articles:
The Pope and Manmade Global Warming:
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. [US citizens should make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages, as the PTC is still a political issue.]