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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 9, 2013

By -- December 9, 2013

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of over 10,000 individuals and organizations interested in improving government 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 an exceptional collection of helpful 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:

A More Realistic Cost of Wind Energy

Parasitic Wind Killing its Host

Battle brews over new energy mandates

Estimating the State-Level Impact of Federal Wind Energy Subsidies

Ending the wind tax credit


Turbine Health Matters:

Good news for Falmouth: Judge orders limited use of wind turbines

ZBA Rules that Turbines are a Health Nuisance

Waubra Foundation – Explicit Warning Notice

IOA good practice guide, excess amplitude modulation and the failure of wind farm noise controls

Two Die in Wind Turbine Fire

Prairies, Wind Turbines, Solar Panels, and Fried Birds


Turbine Wildlife Matters:

30 year free pass killing eagles is not enough! AWEA already wants more!

Obama Administration About to Give “Kill As Many Eagles as You Want” Pass to Wind Farms

Wind energy company pleads guilty to killing eagles

Duke Energy Fine for Bird Kills is All Show, No Substance

Threat of bat fatalities stalls Maine wind project

Study: California Wind Power is the Worst For Wildlife


Miscellaneous Energy News:

Obama orders more use of renewable energy sources

Germany Joins Japan, Canada, Australia In Abandoning Useless Fight Against Climate Change

UK PM “We’ve got to get rid of this green crap”

Wind Turbines Are Climate-Change Scarecrows

“Democratize” Just the Latest Phony Campaign to Sell Renewables

Cold Winter & High Energy Prices Cause Steep Increase in Deaths

Premier met with boos over wind process

Green energy versus a grid that’s not ready

Federal Judge: Michigan Renewable Energy Mandate Unconstitutional

Russia’s floating SMR concept making waves

NuScale Passes 100-Patent Mark For Small Modular Reactor Technology

America’s greenest energy source

Why every serious environmentalist should favor fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing a Game-Changer for U.S. Energy and Economies

Europe’s Energy Policies Dragging it Down


Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Role of natural aerosols in climate uncertainties underestimated

How the IPCC models human accumulating emissions of CO2

American Meteorological Survey – the 52% Consensus

The 97% consensus myth – busted by a real survey

Climate and Human Civilization over the last 18,000 years

UN Climate Delegates Failing Everyone

US Emissions continue to decline — China/India, no

China/India outsmart the US in Poland

The Positive Externalities of CO2

The Social Cost of Carbon

Pragmatism needed on global warming

Austrian Weather Service: “Natural factors substantial… Models inadequate”

Britain’s $130 billion bill for climate policies

Global Warming — Extreme Weather LInk

Global-warming ‘proof’ is evaporating

Global Warming Standstill Not Due to Volcanoes

Rahmstorf and the consensus of experts on sea level -vs- reality, reality wins

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.]

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.

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  1. Jim Fitzgibbons  

    John, I am glad that you are continuing the good fight.
    The biggest nail in the coffin for us in Jerusalem, Yates County, New York was a property value protection bond.


  2. Jerome Arnett  

    Can I subscribe to this by e-mail?


  3. jdroz  

    Dr. Arnett:

    Yes. You are now subscribed. Ask and you shall receive!


  4. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – December 9th 2013…

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ This is the latest newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: A More Realistic Cost of Wind Energy Parasitic Wind Killing its Host Battle brews over new energy mandates Estimating the State-Level Impact of Federal Wind Energ…


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