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AWED Newsletter: July 15, 2013

By -- 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

Carbon Foolishness

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!


Final Thoughts

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


  1. Nadia Nichols  

    Thank you, John Droz, for providing another spin on wind. Hopefully the rest of the world will wake up before we destroy what’s left of the planet and all hope for our children’s children.


  2. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – July 15, 2013…

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ I think you find this issue to have quite a few worthwhile articles and reports.   Two very disturbing stories are about how in two different institutions, two leading scientists apparently lost their job for not supporting the…


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