AWED Newsletter: July 15, 2013
By John Droz, Jr. -- July 15, 2013
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.
Instead of a science-based approach, our energy and environmental policies are typically written by those who stand to economically or politically profit from them. As a result, anything genuinely science-based in these policies is usually inadvertent and accidental.
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.
More reports about greed energy economics:
It’s Time To Sequester Green Energy Subsidies, Not Mythical Oil And Gas Tax Breaks
End Subsidies for Wind Energy? Yes!
Renewables — a Fading Dream
Disruptive Technology Hits Electric Industry
Cheap Energy: a Human Right for the Public Good
Germany: Tilting at Windmills
Senators begin drive for US tax reform by wiping the slate clean
A study about decommissioning turbines
The Incompatibility of Wind and Crop Farming
Ontario’s Green Energy Act a bad bargain for Ontarians
Solar economics benefit China
More reports about turbine health matters:
Wind Farms Destroy the Environment: Human Health (video)
Acoustics scientists criticize Vestas campaign
U.S. DOE has known about Wind Turbine Syndrome since 1987
Lack of health information could be the way out of wind leases
More reports about turbine wildlife matters:
Minnesota Utility Commission pulls the plug on a wind project
Rare Bird Killed by Turbine
Wind Energy Kills Birds
Miscellaneous energy reports:
Germany: Green Energy Bust
An important Nevada Supreme Court case where a turbine was ruled a nuisance, etc. This is the National Association of Realtors commentary about it.
A superior website about landowners and wind leases
A Letter to the Editor I wrote regarding wind projects
The Lunacy of Wind Energy
Wind Farms Couldn’t Pull the Skin off a Rice Pudding
EIA: The U.S. met 89 percent of its own energy needs in March!
The Wind Energy and Military Airspace Case
Chinese wind-turbine firm charged with stealing US trade secrets
Hydropower as a backup for wind energy: the green perspective
Toward a SMART meter Recall
The Surprising Power of a Solar Storm
Getting Energy From The Energy Store
An Evidence Based Approach to Pricing CO2 Emissions
Maine is going the right way with offshore wind
Electric cars don’t solve the automobile’s environmental problems
The war for economic and energy freedom
Shale Gas is Fracking Green
DOE Secretary Moniz Defends Fracking
U.S. DOE’s Forecast of Fossil Fuel Use
Study proposes; Restructure US gov’t to make huge green changes
Some recent manmade global warming articles of interest —
Climate Change in 12 Minutes – The Skeptic’s Case
An excellent dissection of all the 97% climate claims
Evidence, not consensus, is what counts
Leading Climate Scientist fired for apparently not toeing the line
Another Climate Expert terminated for not being politically correct
The War Against Truth
Climate Change Roundtable: Christy
Revisiting Climategate as Climatism Falters
American Geophysical Union Scraps Science, Now Faith-Based
NOAA published highest recorded temperatures
Climate Sense and Nonsense
CRU Abandons Yamal Superstick
Netherlands’ submission to the IPCC— some surprising points.
Kerry urges India to do more with climate change
Taxing Air is a new good book on global warming by Bob Carter
Increased CO2 results in trees using water more efficiently
Solar Activity May Trigger Ice Age
More on President Obama’s recent Energy/Climate speech:
Obama’s global-warming claims demolished
Obama’s Plan: Emphasize What Won’t Work; Penalize What Works
Coal State Dems Chisel Away at Obama’s Plan
Exposing the Global Warming Fraud
Obama’s Global Warming Folly
As The Earth Cools, Obama’s Still Distracted By A Fraudulent Warming Narrative
Other recent articles of general interest —
Please respond to this to fight more ethanol in gas.
Next Generation Science Standards Coming to YOUR State Soon!
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.
Prior AWED newsletters this year at MasterResource:
June 24, 2013
June 3, 2013
May 15, 2013
April 23, 2013
April 1, 2013
March 11, 2013
February 18, 2013
January 21, 2013