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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: August 18, 2014

By -- August 18, 2014

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving 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 has 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:

Senate Committee Report Details Environmentalists’ Inner Workings

Senate Report: How Billionaires Control the Environmental Movement

The hidden persuaders of the environmental elite

Blowing Our Dollars in the Wind

Do Some Energy Math

Wind Turbine Decommissioning…Farmer Challenges Engineering Company

Grassley files amendments to restore wind, biodiesel tax credits

An Unending Production Tax Credit?

Developer: Tax credit not necessary for massive wind project

Planning Minister: “Turbines destroyed property values, and are not economically efficient”

Another Taxpayer-funded “Green” Gamble: Cape Wind’s project

Should N.C. subsidize solar industry? NO!


Turbine Health Matters:

Several Wind Projects Rejected, as the Harm Outweighs the Benefits

Dr. Sandy Reider: Wind Turbine Noise & Adverse Health Effects

Dr. Arline Bronza: Wind Turbine Noise (video)

Dr. Rachel Conner: Wind Development Polluting Water Supplies (video)

Scottish Government Commissions Report into Turbine Health Effects

Study: Monroe (Massachusetts) turbines too noisy

Noise Pollution in the US: Developing an Effective Response

Vermont Explores Changing Turbine Acoustical Limits

Wind Turbine ‘Infrasound’ May Be Making Thousands Sick In UK, US

International Wind Acoustical Expert Fired


Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Submit comments about the US wind energy 30 year Eagle take rule

Bats get “the bends” from wind turbines

Offshore Energy: Whales are better than Windmills

Offshore Wind Turbine Involved in Oil Spill

Mounting concern about underwater noise pollution harming marine wildlife


U.S. EPA Energy Issue:

EPA’s Misleading PR Campaign on Power Plant Rules

How the EPA ignores the public and science

A Coal Miner’s Comments to EPA

Conservative Evangelicals Supporting EPA’s CO2 Rule? Man Bites Dog

“Environmental Justice” Injustice (EPA elitism, exploitation)

Submit Comments re the EPA’s Power Plant Rules


Miscellaneous Energy News:

Excellent Interview re US Nuclear Future

Why Green Isn’t Always Good (a short video)

Pursuing Energy Failure, Again and Again

Another Renewable Myth Goes Up In Smoke

Reality Check to an Idealistic DOE Intern

Big Wind: the most corrupt and corrupting industry in the world

Get Ready for the New England Power Shortage

Wind Requires 700 Times More Land Than Gas

Geothermal Industry Grows

Carbon Tax Gone – Australia gets rid of a price on carbon

A Fascinating story of Australian Energy Policy and Political Intrigue

The new Cornwall Alliance website: sign up for their worthwhile faith-based energy and environmental information

France: Mafia alert raised over wind projects

Fox Islands Wind Neighbors final brief to Maine Law Court

Lawsuit filed against Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind

Feds reduce offshore areas for NC wind development

Why Wind Energy is a Bad Idea

US Democrats Embracing Shale Boom Ahead of Midterms

Large scale grid integration of solar power – many problems, few solutions

Five Fatal Flaws of Solar Energy


Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Global Warming Has Little to Do With Global Warming

How to cut emissions, and how not to

The central climate fallacy is that the unknowns are known

The Big Lie of the “Consensus View” on Global Warming

It’s about the Money, Not the Climate

Who’s really waging the ‘war on science’?

New study finds “greenhouse cooling” of the stratosphere over past 52 years

University Professor’s Letter: Climate Change Swindle

Study: Earth has been getting hotter for the past 10,000 Years

A short video about the recent Heartland conference

120 Years of Climate Scares

Greenhouse Gas Ptolemaic Model

Updated: Global Weather Disasters and Global GDP

Global Warming Pause Puts ‘Crisis’ In Perspective

A global temperature conundrum: Cooling or warming climate?

Scientists Respond to the Obama Administration’s Climate Assessment

Few Countries Following The Obama Administration’s Lead On Climate

The Climate Change Money Machine

Is “Ocean Acidification” a Threat?

Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Niño cycles

Groups rally around think tank being sued for global warming views

Steyn’s scorching new legal brief on the Michael Mann ‘defamation’ case

Researcher: Earth Facing a Long, “Difficult” Period of Cold

Embarrassing Predictions Haunt the Global-Warming Industry

Global Warming is NOT a “Pro-Life” Issue

Taking a Crash Course in Defense of Coal


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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Thank you for your support.

Previous AWED updates

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: August 18, 2014”

  1. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – August 18th 2014

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