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:
More on the Real Cost of Wind Energy
Solar Leases Sales Pitches (like wind): Overstate the benefits
The renewable energy sector needs to commit to getting off subsidies
Wind Project Caused Illinois Property Value to Tank by 56%
Negative Pricing in The NE Electric Pool Cost Ratepayers a Fortune
Is Cape Wind Running Out of Time?
Maine & Vermont’s Nuclear Shutdown: High Prices Ahead
Wind turbines draw electricity from grid to keep turning in icy conditions
Turbine Health Matters:
Archive: The Overlooked Environmental Cost of Wind Energy
The Effect of Wind Turbines on Human Health
Physician: Wind Turbines Make People Ill
Sleep Deprivation the Most Common Adverse Health Effect Caused by Wind Turbine Noise
Doctor claims Scotland’s biggest wind project has contaminated public water supply with cancer-causing chemical
For Crop-Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger
Ontario Community Includes Infrasound in Wind Law
Wind Turbine Collapses in Kansas
Turbine Wildlife Matters:
Utility Company Sentenced for Killing Protected Birds at Wind Projects
Lawyer at wind turbine hearing ruffles bird expert’s feathers
It’s Time for Independent Monitoring of Wildlife Kills at Wind & Solar Sites
Miscellaneous Energy News:
Key Wind Energy Liabilities (an excellent list)
Fossil fuels are no catastrophe – they have made our lives better
SST: Selections from the Wind Energy Archives
Stop hating on NIMBYs. They’re saving communities!
Harvard Lawyer: The EPS’s Clean Power Plan Is Unconstitutional
Report: As Turbines get larger, Consider Structural Impacts
A Revealing Interview with our AWEA Opponent
Germans Balk at Plan for Wind Power Lines
NextEra and their Hawaii Purchase
Are There Problems with Solar?
Nuclear should be in the energy mix for biodiversity
Manmade Global Warming Articles:
UN climate chief declares Communism best for fighting global warming
Ethics, Science and Climate Policy
Archive: May, 2014 Congress Testimony re the IPCC by Dr. Daniel Botkin
97 Articles Refuting The “97% Consensus”
All “97% Consensus” Studies Refuted by Peer-Review
The Nature of the “Scientific Consensus” on Climate Change
Who Owns the Environmentalist Movement?
Editorial: Why ‘climate change’ will not be on our 2015 editorial agenda
Climate Change Talks: Toothless Agreements
John Casey: Climate Change ‘Greatest Scientific Fraud in History’
Can a melting Antarctic threaten the Midwest?
Vostok and the 8000 Year Time Lag
Past global warming similar to today’s, but in two pulses
Harvard Astrophysicist: 2014 “Hottest Year” Claim a “Prostitution Of Science”
2014 a Record Warm Year? Probably Not.
People Will Pay To Stop Climate Change — But Only $5
A year of futility in fight against climate change
Hot Stuff, Cold Logic
Climate Models Invalid — even if temperatures start rising
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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