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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 1, 2014

By -- December 1, 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:

The Appalling Truth About Energy Subsidies

How Green Energy Fleeces Consumers

AFP to Congress: Do Not Extend Wind PTC

Veto threat derails Reid tax (& PTC) deal

Wind Tax Credit (PTC) Attacked as U.S. Debates Lapsed Breaks

Behind the scenes dealings with a NH wind project

$1.6 billion solar stimulus recipient now wants $539 million of taxpayer cash

NJ Utility Commission Rejects Offshore Wind Project the Third (!) Time

An Often Idle Modern Power Plant in Maine


Turbine Health Matters:

Ill winds blow from wind turbines

The Negative Health Impact of Noise from Wind Turbines: The Evidence

Why pro-wind studies often use a 10 km radius

Public Officials at Risk of Criminal Charges for Torture for Ignoring Noise

Physician Dr. McMurtry: Health Canada Study Flawed

Health Hazard Ruling Settles Nothing

Request for support re Turbine Health consequences

Claim that Wind Project contaminated water supply


Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Massive Lake Huron Wind Development Planned for Key Migratory Bird Corridor

Wind energy firm sues to block bird death data release


Miscellaneous Energy News:

Google Rejects Renewables

Why the World Will Not Agree to Pricing Carbon: Part 1 & Part 2

A good explanation of the CO2 resulting from wind turbine construction

U.S.-China climate statement is no breakthrough

Britain’s energy policy is a national disgrace, but Germany’s is even worse

Town of Catlin NY Bans Wind Projects

Australian Renewable energy target thrown into confusion as negotiations collapse

Transparency in Government Hard to Find

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Our Energy Policy is Insane: This is the Inconvenient Truth

The Green Leap Forward

EPA’s next regulatory tsunami

Can Ireland realistically meet its renewable targets by 2020?

More than 70 people show up for anti-wind court case

Special Report: Safety of Wind Energy Systems

A Warning to Lake Ontario Shoreline Residents about Wind Energy

Republican control of US Congress may prioritize nuclear sector decision making

NuScale widens lead in quest for SMR commercialization

Poor Performance of World’s Largest Solar Facility


Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Anthropogenic Global Warming and the Scientific Method

Renewables Won’t Solve Global Warming

Agriculture Contributes more CO2 than All Fossil Fuels

Deforestation Adds More CO2 than all the world’s Cars & Trucks

WHO Wildly Exaggerates Climate Change Health Consequences

New Research Reveals the Missing Piece of the Climate Puzzle

The Climate Pact Swindle

US and China Agree on Meaningless Climate Deal

Zeroing in on the true value of climate sensitivity

New term: ‘Grubering’

Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

Global Warming vs. Climate Change: When Did Terminology Change?

Germany Plans to Cancel 2020 Climate Targets

The Dismal and Deluded Vision of Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Climate Change and the Left

Needed: Accurate Climate Forecasts

Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice


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 carts’ 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.]

Thank you for your support.


Previous AWED Newsletters

November 10, 2014

October 20, 2014

September 29, 2014 

September 8, 2014

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: December 1, 2014”

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