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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter (June 3, 2013)

By -- June 3, 2013

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.

Instead of a science-based approach, our energy and environmental policies are typically written by those who stand to economically or politically profit from them. As a result, anything genuinely science-based in these policies is usually inadvertent and accidental.

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.


How To Humble A Wingnut is about an interesting study that pertains to our energy and environmental business. “The central finding is that if you ask people to explain exactly why they think as they do, they discover how much they don’t know — and they become more humble and therefore more moderate.”

Greed Energy Economics

Some Unintended Consequences of Energy Mandates

European experiences with Renewable Mandates

A deceptive pitch for the insidious carbon tax

$9± million in a month, to produce zero wind energy electricity

“Affordable Energy” taking priority over CO2 “abatement”

Wind Needs Subsidies more than other Alternatives

EIA’s most recent electricity costs, by state

An excellent study: Rich States, Poor States

Environmentalists compare the economics of solar vs nuclear

Solar clawbacks gaining momentum

Turbine Health Issues

Adverse Health Effects of Wind Turbines

Scientific Evidence of Turbine Infrasound

Two Reports Confirm Excessive Turbine Noise

Turbine Wildlife Controversies

The Endangered Species Act — A Hypocrisy

Big Green Helps Big Wind Hide Bird & Bat Butchery

Wind Projects Get a Pass on Eagle Deaths

The Latest Wind Energy Outrage

A fine editorial about wildlife hypocrisy

Condor Ruling a Slippery Slope

NY Post Editorial: Ruffled Feathers

Miscellaneous Energy Reports

EPA has a Bias Similar to the IRS

A good map of wind energy capacity factors, by state

Citizens Object to a Rhode Island Offshore Wind Project

Partial victory in turbine lawsuit

An Indiana County bans Industrial Turbines

Blade breaks off wind turbine

China Eco-Boosterism, Revisited

Deep Ecology vs Energy

A study of turbines on school property

Declining Student Interest in College Wind Curriculum

Mindless “green” indoctrination of children

Solar Business Anxious Over Failures (e.g. 80% Underperforming)

US Forests being cut down in the name of going green

Denmark Community Wind Energy Movement in Retreat

Energy Policy Enough to Make America Fail

Manmade global warming articles

Sea Level Rise prediction is less than others.

To debunk the latest “97% of Scientists…” claim, see this.

Extreme Global Warming Seen Further Away than Previously Thought

College corruption: Swarthmore, Vassar. Be very concerned!

The disturbing College Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

In Defense of CO2— an interesting short video.

Global Warming will cause an increase in prostitution

George Will has his usual good insights regarding climate change etc.

Overheated rhetoric on climate change doesn’t make for good policies

Climate Change not making Tornadoes stronger

Who Are The Real Climate Deniers?

DOE Secretary Speaks out about “Climate Change”

We Are All Climate Skeptics Now

CFCs appear to be more of a global warming cause than CO2

Rep McKinley hosts a Climate Change Discussion

A Book Review – Is the IPCC Salvageable?

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. [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 our emailings, please let me know.

Thank you for your support.


Prior AWED newsletters at MasterResource:

May 15, 2013

April 23, 2013

April 1, 2013

March 11, 2013

February 18, 2013

January 21, 2013


  1. steven young  

    Thank you again for this excellent resource!


  2. social  

    Thank you ever so for you blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.


  3. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – June 3, 2013…

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ “How To Humble A Wingnut” is about an interesting study that pertains to our energy and environmental business. “The central finding is that if you ask people to explain exactly why they think as they do, they discover how much they…


  4. Alka  

    Glad to see your post, and hope things improve so we get some more posts to read!


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