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
Turbine Health Issues
Adverse Health Effects of Wind Turbines
Scientific Evidence of Turbine Infrasound
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
China Eco-Boosterism, Revisited
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
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
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.]
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Thank you again for this excellent resource!
Thank you ever so for you blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.
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…
Glad to see your post, and hope things improve so we get some more posts to read!