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:
Archive: President Obama gives order to protect bees, birds and bats
Wildlife Warning for Small Wind Turbines
Miscellaneous Energy News:
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
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
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
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
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.]
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Previous AWED Newsletters
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…