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.
Wind Energy: Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Chicago Tribune Editorial: Let the wind subsidy blow away
Alexander: Ending Wind Subsidy a Good Way to Celebrate New Year, ++
Overhaul the energy tax-credit system
Wind Subsidy Death was the Right Decision…
Baucus Senate Finance Energy Tax Proposal Comments
Greed Energy Economics:
Wind farm ‘blight’ cutting value of homes by up to a third
Every Green job = Two to Three lost…
Germany’s Energy Goes Kaput, Threatening Economic Stability
EU Orders Britain to End Wind Subsidies
60 Minutes Gets its Mojo Back: Green Energy Exposed
Why is renewable energy so expensive?
Wind Farm Constraint Payments are Out of Control
Renewable Power Has Poor Subsidizing Wealthy
National Grid plans to pay businesses to use wind power at night
Duke: Full Use of Renewables Would Add $100 Million Yearly To NC Bills
Turbine Health Matters:
Industrial wind turbines and adverse health effects
Wind Turbine Noise Complaint Predictions Made Easy
Hoosac Wind Turbine Noise Studies
Why noise bothers you, even if you think it doesn’t
How noise pollution increases your heart attack risk
In Pursuit of Silence (video)
NIH: Wind Turbines: A Different Breed of Noise
200 homes use placard protest over wind project
Huge wind turbine falls in Fayette County
How Do You Tell a Whole City to Shush?
Turbine Wildlife Matters:
Bird conservation groups move to block Lake Erie wind turbine project
AMC will intervene in Wild Meadows wind project
Revival Of Iconic California Condor Threatens State’s Wind Farm Boom
Miscellaneous Energy News:
Correlated wind and incoherent energy policy
Decline in Wind Turbine Performance
The Folly of Energy Independence
The Green Meme Collapses in Europe
Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest
German Coal Boom: Thanks Greenpeace
China approves massive new coal capacity despite pollution fears
NC County focuses on tall-structures rules after enacting moratorium
Oklahoma Leading the Charge to Nullify the EPA
Kansas Wind Transmission Line Protested
Wind project foes call on New Hampshire to suspend it
Ohio Legislature Considers Softening Renewable Mandates
Maine’s Governor continues effort to fight state’s RPS
Orangeville (NY) not alone in wind turbine failure
Boone County (IL) Board “kicked the can down the road”
Wind turbine rotor blades destined for landfill
A Tribute to Freeman Dyson on his 90th Birthday
Clear Shift in Focus for Onshore Wind Energy
Manmade Global Warming Articles:
MIT’s Richard Lindzen: What Catastrophe?
Global Warming and Agenda Driven science
Is carbon dioxide really the monster driving climate change?
The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal
The world’s so-called authority on climate change engages in exaggerated science and has become a political tool
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.]
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Recent Energy And Environmental News – January 20th 2014
By John Droz, Jr. ~ This is the most recent newsletter from John Droz, the first for this year. Several of you have thoughtfully asked how things are going with our campaign against a proposed NC wind energy facility. The answer is that things are prog…