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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 30, 2013

By -- December 30, 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. 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 three 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.


U.S. Production Tax Credit (PTC)

Sen Grassley re the PTC

Democrats push to extend clean energy tax credits as deadline looms

US Senators oppose a PTC extension

Can the American Wind Energy Industry Survive Without the PTC?

What the Proposed US Energy Tax Reforms Mean for Renewables

Wind power developers race the clock to secure a subsidy

Greed Energy Economics

Dr. Giberson Ohio testimony re wind cost and reliability

Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind Energy

Wind Power Unclothed: ‘Economics in One Lesson’

Communities blow millions on wind turbines with 190-year payback periods

Green Energy Policy Conspiracy Players

Brave Green World and the Cost of Electricity

National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why raise electricity prices?

Wind Project offers all neighbors’ compensation

Hundreds of businesses to be paid to switch off to prevent blackouts

U.K. Offshore Wind Energy a Turnoff for Investors

Scottish Power becomes third firm to scrap UK offshore wind farm

German Offshore Wind Industry Goes from Boom To Bust

Cape Wind’s disappearing subsidies

The Solar Swindle

Turbine Health Matters

New PhD health study about the adverse affects of noise

Dr Alan Watts – pure & simple: Wind energy is a fraud

Wind farm noise: a government cover-up

Rand Ohio testimony re wind Acoustic Limits

Wind Turbine Syndrome, a matter of bad prevention?

Australian Senator complains about Noise Violations

The Nuremberg Code and Wind Energy Health Issues

Biological Effects of Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields

Wind Lobby group ‘influenced wind farm noise report’

Turbine Wildlife Matters

We have to kill eagles in order to save them

OK to kill endangered birds? Yes if you are a windfarm

NC Audubon Objects to NC Wind Project

Maine Audubon on Wind Energy Payroll

Impacts of Wind Energy on Wildlife & Ridge Lines

Miscellaneous Energy News

Death by Renewables

Power Quality in Grid-Connected Wind Turbines

Doldrums and Clouds Bring Renewable Electricity Production to a Halt

Hunger Games and Climate Games

Fear of Nuclear Technology is Mistaken

Study: Fracking Saves Water, Prevents Droughts

Defusing Fracking

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Nobel Science Winner Declares Boycott of Top Science Journals

Dozens of Critiques of IPPC5 — some really good

Climate change expert’s fraud was ‘crime of massive proportion,’ say feds

How Far Should We Trust Computer Models?

Climate Change And Environmental Socialism

Don’t Silence the Deniers

Quelling The Rising Tide Of Sea Level Alarmism

The First Amendment Right to Nonpolitical Homework

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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  1. kristahiles  

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  2. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – December 30th 2013…

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ This is the most recent newsletter from John Droz, the last for this year. U.S. Production Tax Credit (PTC) Sen Grassley re the PTC Democrats push to extend clean energy tax credits as deadline looms US Senators oppose a PTC extensi…


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