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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: April 14, 2014

By -- April 14, 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:

London School of Economics Property Value Study

Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

Renewal of Wind PTC Will Lead to a Big Boost in Carbon Emissions

Excellent Letter re US Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC)

Shale Gas Boom Leaves Wind Companies Seeking More Subsidy

Obama Administration tries to justify higher wind energy costs

Lomborg: How green policies hurt the poor

Bumpy road for Chinese renewable energy

Informed farmers coalition to educate farmers on wind turbine projects

A good video about renewable (wind) electricity prices

Turbines have an average gearbox life of between 5 and 13 years


Turbine Health Matters:

An amazing (short) video on wind energy infrasound, by an expert

Wind Energy and Health

History Repeats – Wind Industry Copies Tactics of Tobacco Lobby

How Biomass has become the new coal

IPCC: Biofuels do more harm than good


Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Impacts of Industrial Wind Development on Wildlife and Ridgeline Habitat

Death by solar farms: 71 species of birds killed, ‘entire food chains’ disrupted

US Department of the Interior warns: communication towers threaten birds


Miscellaneous Energy News:

Can We All Just Get Along

Wind Blows

Engineering Study on the futility of decarbonization plans

A Bold, New Green Energy Plan Meets Reality (And it Bites)

NY Community successful at stopping wind project

New US wind power installations plummet

Confidential document reveals the Sierra Club’s plan to shut down coal industry

Scientist Members question Sierra Clubs Position on Wind Energy

Wind Energy Insider posts part of the PR campaign

Duke Energy’s Clean Coal Plant Uses More Energy Than It Produces

Scams, Fraud Still Flourish in Solar

Top Ten Facts About Nuclear Energy

Environmental Activists arrested at French Nuclear Plant

What a Waste – Vermont Yankee is in Beautiful Condition

German Utility Blames Renewable Energy for Nuclear Financial Losses

California Attack on Power Grid Underscores Terrorism Threat

All Eyes Should be on the First Wind – PUC Maine Affair

Ten Principles of Energy Policy

BLM: Federal Renewable Energy Projects Approved Since 2009

Ohio Siting Board Turns Down Great Lake’s Wind Project

Britain Warns Scots Independence Would Hurt Energy Industry


Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Thought police on patrol

Specific Critique of IPCC AR5: pages 28-41.

The freedom not to question climate change

UN climate report balances science and politics(?)

How Climate Change Conquered the American Campus

IPCC Insider Rejects Global-Warming Report

Liberal Progressive Explains Global Warming and What to Do About It

Global Warming Scare Tactics

Video: “The Great Global Warming Swindle

An excellent Summary of the IPCC Report fallout (Dr. Curry)

NIPCC Climate Report

The IPCC’s Latest Report Deliberately Excludes And Misrepresents Important Climate Science

Lessons From the Little Ice Age

Climate Change Deniers Have Won

Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm

Climate hysteria leads to bad public policy

UN climate report changes little on Hill

We have a new climate change consensus — and it’s good news everyone

How did the IPCC’s alarmism take everyone in for so long?

The Common Core standards regarding Climate Change

Wyoming is first state to reject the NGSS, due to AGW science standards


Some other recent articles of general interest —

Which is about the greater good: the US or the UN?

Undermining American world views

Fear always springs from ignorance


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.


Previous AWED updates:

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

April 1, 2013

March 11, 2013,

February 18, 2013

January 21, 2013


One Comment for “AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: April 14, 2014”

  1. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – April 14th 2014

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: London School of Economics Property Value Study Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension Renewal of Wind PTC Will Lead to a Big Boo…


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