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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: March 24, 2014

By -- March 24, 2014

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:

The Poverty of Renewables

Maine high court overrules state PUC approval of huge wind energy deal

NJ PUC rejects offshore wind project as uneconomical

Denmark ready to scrap offshore wind farms due to cost

Spanish Utility blames renewables for €2.0bn loss

German Utility blames renewables for €2.7bn loss

Wind Energy: German data shows what the Dutch found out years ago

European Governments ripping up renewable contracts

2015 US Budget Plan includes permanent PTC

Bloomberg: PTC Dead This Year

The Withering of Wind Power

Renewable Energy Mandates will continue to fail…costing us money and jobs

New Hampshire Town passes 3 mile Property Value Guarantee

Study: Natural gas should stay cheap for a long time

The environmental movement suffers its biggest defeat since Climategate

How Economic Arguments Against Nuclear Highlight Environmentalist Delusions

Vinalhaven Electric Rates: Gone Up Since Wind Turbines Turned On

Wind power line proposal irks some Midwest farmers

Survey: 66% think turbines make Scotland a less appealing place to visit

Veterans Affairs wind turbine, built for $2.3 million, stands dormant

Hawaii: $340 M in Solar Credits in last 10 years

Turbine Health Matters:

Low-frequency noise: a biophysical phenomenon

Health authorities admit ‘wind turbine syndrome’ is real

Maine Superior Court rules against state agency

Massachusetts Wind Turbine Corruption & Health

Bylaw Sought for Noisy Turbines

One year later, acoustical study at a standstill

The U.S. Office of Noise Abatement and Control


Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Killing Wildlife In the Name of Climate Change

Wind Turbine Bird Killings, Disinformation Continues in California

US House Committee to Examine Obama Administration’s Approach for Enforcing Wildlife Laws and Impacts on U.S. Energy

Turbines Kill Another Eagle


Miscellaneous Energy News:

NERC Reality vs. AWEA

Vermont Town Votes Against Wind Turbines

Three New Hampshire Towns Vote Against Wind Turbines

Pennsylvania wind project cancelled after local opposition

80th Ontario municipality to pass a resolution opposing wind turbine development

Farmers object to wind turbines, survey says

You Know You Live Too Close to a Wind Project When…

Amherst Island (Ontario) group files wind energy lawsuit

Vladimir Putin’s green allies

Renewable Energy Expert: Offshore Wind has ‘Over Promised’

Judge Issues Mixed Ruling on Cape Wind

A new US Senate report on the EPA: Fraud, Deceit and Secret Science

Biofuels do more harm than good, UN warns

Fracking: Greener than “green”

Ohio Fracking Operation Halted Following Area Earthquakes

Ruling Gives Natural Gas Edge to Replace Nuclear Energy in California

UK backs off buying wind energy from Ireland

I recommend the movie: Blue

Desert Solar Power Plant a Risk to Air Safety

 There are Better Ways to Cut Carbon than Wind


Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Startling news from the American Physical Society

Why we argue climate change: ‘Settled science’ isn’t necessarily so

Improving Peer Review

Earth is Safe from Global Warming say the Men who put a Man on the Moon

Archive: Why climate change is good for the world

How the Global Warming Scare Began: John Coleman video

More Scientists Debunking Climate Change Myths

Climate Change a very low priority to US citizens (Gallup Poll)

Public apathy on climate change is a cause for celebration, not concern

California drought in context (Dr. Curry)

Professor Calls For Climate Change ‘Deniers’ To Be Imprisoned

Multiple US agencies adjusting climate data to show global warming

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. [U.S. 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 get AWED emailings periodically, please email me.

Thank you for your support.


Previous AWED updates:

March 3, 2014

February 10, 2014

January 20, 2014

December 30, 2013

December 9, 2013

November 18, 2013

October 28, 2013

October 7, 2013

September 16, 2013

August 26, 2013

August 5, 2013

July 15, 2013

June 24, 2013

June 3, 2013

May 13, 2013

April 23, 2013

April 1, 2013

March 11, 2013,

February 18, 2013

January 21, 2013



  1. Don Bishop  

    In contrast to this effort to provide accurate energy information, the Washington Post writes a column which states multiple untruths about the Keystone XL pipeline. This report has to be read to be believed.



  2. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – March 24th 2014

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ This is the most recent newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: The Poverty of Renewables Maine high court overrules state PUC approval of huge wind energy deal NJ PUC rejects offshore wind project as uneconomical Denmark…


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