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.
Quiz: See how many of the “Mad Men” you know. (BTW, I’ve never smoked and only drink beer [not mixed drinks], but accuracy wasn’t the objective here.)
Please read this excellent article about Common Core — and note that the first several paragraphs all exactly apply to global warming.
Greed Energy Economics
Excellent Commentary on the proposed carbon tax idea
Know our opponent’s propaganda: The social cost of Carbon
A new site on US energy subsidies.
Positive news: Ontario ends its FIT program
Wind industry complains against noise rules — boo hoo.
Miscellaneous Energy Reports
And a response that we would endorse
Pandora’s Promise: A Sundance Film Selection about nuclear power
British Environmental Secretary: Wind Farms are a Complete Scam
Good Hawaii TV commercial re wind energy
Massachusetts group has national plans to fix wind energy
A superb letter to the editor about a NNY town supervisor and wind energy
Good upstate NY newspaper energy editorial
FERC head steps down: we can only hope
A good discussion of gas electrical energy being “clean”
Manmade Global Warming Articles
Info on major lawsuit against EPA — we support this effort
An insightful piece by the Economics: The Cooling Consensus
NZCLIMATE Truth Newsletter No. 313 has some excellent insights
Extreme Weather Report (If I had this before, it is worth a re-mention)
NOAA US 2013 Climate Highlights: a more reasonable assessment
Two local meteorologists speak out against global warming
“All of The Sensible”
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. [U.S. citizens should make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages, as the Production Tax Credit 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 our emailings, please let me know.
Thank you for your support.
Prior AWED newsletters this year at MasterResource: