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.
Greed Energy Economics:
The Crazy World of Renewable Energy Targets
The Catch-22 of Energy Storage
The true cost of renewable energy is being masked by government subsidies and bailouts
Wind turbines don’t run on wind, they run on subsidies
New IRS Guidelines for PTC Wind Subsidy Waste More Taxpayer Dollars
House Republicans: End ‘harmful’ wind tax credit
Power Company of Wyoming: Tax credit not necessary for massive wind farm
Bearings: The Achilles Heel of Wind Turbines
U.S. Renewable Energy Industry Dominated By Monopolism and Cronyism
Australian Wind Industry Doomed, Due to End of the Mandatory RET
Australia’s wind turbines may stop spinning as banks foreclose
NYS Town with Wind Energy Audited by State Comptroller — and Faulted
How State Solar Policies Hurt America’s Poor
Cape Wind opponents file federal appeal in lawsuit
Turbine Health Matters:
Explanation for suffering from low-frequency sound
Are wind turbines a headache?
Wind energy developer’s lawyer: Alabama regulations too strict for turbines
Oklahoma citizens file class action lawsuit against wind energy companies
Archive: A Methodology for Assessment of Wind Turbine Noise Generation
A History of Using Sound as a Weapon
Denmark High Court rules on compensation for noise from wind turbines
Study Deems Fracking Safe
Turbine Wildlife Matters:
Bye, Bye Birdie
Frying Birds in Midair
Bat deaths prompt change at wind project
USF&WS “does not have the resources” to formulate a national wind plan
Miscellaneous Energy News:
Big Green Hypocrites
In 2013, Coal reached its highest market share of global energy consumption in over 40 years
NVDA Report: Big Wind Is Wrong Strategy To Curb Emissions
Rare Earths: US Thorium Policy Assures Chinese Primacy
55+ Wind Energy Videos
Story of Electricity
$2.2 Billion Solar Plant Suddenly Needs More — Gas!
New Bedford Ocean Wind Turbine Port Fiasco
Turbines Turned Away in Alabama
Taxpayers, Beware – of Big Wind’s Latest Deceitful Ad Campaign
Letter to Auditor General re Ontario’s Green Energy Act
How the Green Energy Transition is Destroying Germany
Big Wind’s Last Gasp?
Finally, a way to get energy from Wind Turbines: burn them, make cement!
Giant wind farm could deal the Chesapeake Bay a heavy blow
Dire Warning from New England Ratepayers Association re Renewables
Britain Faces ‘Winter of Blackouts’ As Firms Are Asked to Ration Electricity
The Nuclear Option
Can Tiny Nuclear Plants Thwart Regulatory Hell?
Westinghouse signs deal for Utah nuclear power. [Also see this.]
Manmade Global Warming Articles:
Cooking stove use, housing associations, white males, and the 97%
The Drake Equation and the Fraud of Climate Modeling
Parsing the IPCC’s Piffle
Dr. Jennifer Marohasy- A real scientist, kicking goals
Comprehensive Review Of Sea Level Rise Shows TOPEX/POSEIDON/JASON Results Are Inflated, Faulty
Whatever Happened to Global Warming?
A Climate of Belief(Archives)
The Latest “Answer” to the Pause
CO2 In —> CO2 Out
Good-bye Climate Treaty
Only 11 out of 144 countries have ratified the Kyoto Protocol extension
The residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is …. 33 years?
Oak Ridge Nat Lab: A quick background to the last ice age
Evangelical Environmentalists Undermine Pro-Life Movement, Again
New Book: About Face! The Failed Science of Global Warming
New Book: Climate For the Layman
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.]
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Previous AWED updates
August 18, 2014
July 28, 2014
July 7, 2014
June 16, 2014
May 27, 2014
May 5, 2014
April 14, 2014
March 24, 2014
March 3, 2014
February 10, 2014
January 20, 2014
December 30, 2013
December 9, 2013
November 18, 2013
October 28, 2013
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August 26, 2013
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