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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 8, 2014

By -- September 9, 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 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.]

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 emailme.


Thank you for your support.


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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

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

One Comment for “AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 8, 2014

  1. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – September 8th 2014

    By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. 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…