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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: January 5, 2015

By -- January 5, 2015

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

Lights Out

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.]

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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