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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 15, 2014

By -- December 15, 2014

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. It’s all spelled out at WiseEnergy.org, which is a wealth of energy and environmental resources.

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.


Greed Energy Economics:

Wind energy development and perceived real estate values in Ontario

Wind Power is Intermittent, but Subsidies are Eternal

A rate design that recovers costs fairly from customers with rooftop solar

Where Will You Be When the Lights Go Out?


Turbine Health Matters:

21 peer-reviewed Reports on Health consequences from Wind Turbine Noise

Illinois wind energy noise study: Not Credible

Maine’s Supreme Court Hears Wind Noise Case

Response to Health Canada’s Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study

Evaluating Ontario Regulations for Siting Turbines in Context of Findings from the Health Canada Study


Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Dead Eagle Data

Archive: President Obama gives order to protect bees, birds and bats

Wildlife Warning for Small Wind Turbines


Miscellaneous Energy News:

All Megawatts Are Not Equal!

Archive: Nature Defeated

A Maryland Pastor speaks out against wind energy: Part 1 & Part 2

$1± Billion in “Climate Funds” went to build coal plants

How Science is Abused

Comparison of Grid-Connected and Off-the-Grid Houses

Australian Senate authorizes Wind Energy investigation— submit!

Invenergy wind turbine contract terminated (Ontario)

Irish Offshore Wind Project Cancelled


Nuclear Energy:

The Investor Perspective on SMRs (audio)

SMRs: Our Least Bad Energy Choice?

Note: June meeting of Thorium Energy Alliance in California

Nuclear power to change shape in 2015


Manmade Global Warming Articles: —

Perception trumps reality – the IPCC report on the impacts of climate change

Good News Doesn’t Sell

US-China Deal Backfires: Emboldened China Pressures West To Pay Up

China Rejects Any Emission Scrutiny

Archive: Climate Change in 12 Minutes – The Skeptic’s Case

Climate Change: Follow The Money

Global Warming Has Benefits


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 truck’s and golf cart’s 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.]

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.


Previous AWED Newsletters

December 1, 2014

November 10, 2014

October 20, 2014

September 29, 2014 

September 8, 2014

August 18, 2014

July 28, 2014

July 7, 2014

June 16, 2014

May 27, 2014

May 5, 2014

April 14, 2014

March 24, 2014

March 3, 2014

February 10, 2014

January 20, 2014

December 30, 2013

December 9, 2013

November 18, 2013

October 28, 2013

October 7, 2013

September 16, 2013

August 26, 2013

August 5, 2013

July 15, 2013

June 24, 2013

June 3, 2013

May 13, 2013

April 23, 2013

One Comment for “AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 15, 2014”

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    Recent Energy And Environmental News – December 15th 2014

    By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Wind energy development and perceived real estate values in Ontario Wind Power is Intermittent, but Subsidies are Eternal A rate design that recover…