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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 27, 2014

By -- May 27, 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 three 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:

How Warren Buffett Milks Consumers & Taxpayers Through Wind Energy

NY State May Fold RPS Program

Fascinating Wind Tax Assessment Case

Bill to pause green-energy standards passes Ohio Senate

Farmers: Turbine decisions to become more difficult

Warren Buffet: Wind energy doesn’t make sense without the PTC

US Senate agrees to consider “Tax Extenders”

Mainstream media doesn’t know Big Green has deeper pockets than Big Oil

Big Green Goliath wages anti-Keystone war

But, but… I thought wind turbines lasted at least 20 years!

Ed Markey, lawmakers rake in Cape Wind dollars

Vermont’s REC Shell Game

RI couple asks judge to seize $223K from turbine owner

Turbine Health Matters:

Carmen Krogh’s Presentation on Wind Turbine Noise and Health

The banality of evil is alive and well on Cape Cod

Residents have their say about wind policy

Dentist faces charges for refusing patients who support wind project

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Betraying the Environment

Protect Our Bats

Gambling with Eagles

Scandinavian Study Explores Ecological Impacts of Offshore Wind Turbines

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Why the Best Path to a Low-Carbon Future is Not Wind or Solar Power

From 2012 to 2013, Denmark’s CO2 emissions increased by 6.8%: the worst performance of all the EU countries

The Efficiency of Wind Energy

Not all relationships are destined to survive

A Mighty Wind — A Study of Resistance

The Liberty and Energy Connection

How does wind turbine performance decline with age?

Do Wind Farms Have an Impact on Weather?

Global Warming is the basis behind state RPS’s

Archive: From One Farmer to Another

Researchers calling on governments and wind farm developers to avoid feeding war of words

$100M Maine wind farm faces rejection because of ‘scenic impacts’

Australian Renewable Energy program being critically reviewed

Citizens make Citizens’ Arrest of Town Board

Maine poll exposes softness in wind energy support

Wind developer’s advertisement must be changed

Russia-China Gas Deal

Renewables off to Slow Start in 2014, US Data Shows

A good pictorial of a wind turbine being constructed

German TV spoofs German Green Policies

The efficiency of solar photovoltaics

Nuclear News:

Approval for two new reactors has been granted by Florida authorities

FERC debates impact of wind PTC, transmission on nuclear fleet

Exelon Takes a Stand so Illinois Law Revamping Stalls

MIT proposes a tsunami-proof nuclear concept

Manmade Global Warming Articles —

A Wicked Orthodoxy

The Missing Science from the Draft National Assessment on Climate Change

NCA Rebuttal by several Scientists

Pause in global warming upsets religious believers

Scientific Authoritarians

Senator Lamar Smith: White House Climate Report Stretches Truth

Dr. Spencer’s Initial Comments on the National Climate Assessment

Krauthammer Rejects Scientific Agreement Over Climate Change: ‘I’m Not Impressed By Consensus’

Weather Channel Cofounder John Coleman Slams White House Report

A Climate Scientist: He Knows How Little We Know

Heads Up: Be prepared to hear more about “Climate Disruption

Manmade climate disruption – the hype and reality

Climate Change: The Biggest PR Failure in History

That Old Time Religion; That Old Time Science

Dissenting Scientists Label White House Climate Report As ‘Pseudoscience’

Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change

German Government Falsifies IPCC Summary on Climate Policy

Dr. Lennart Bengtsson coerced into leaving GWPF advisory board

These Charts Show Why Correlation Doesn’t Mean Causation

Breaking the “97% Climate Consensus” Canard

John Cook’s 97% consensus claim is about to go ‘pear-shaped’

Where Did ’97 Percent’ Global Warming Consensus Figure Come From?

The Myth of a Global Warming Consensus

Sea-Level Change: Living With Uncertainty

NC Science Panel will now only consider 30 years of SLR

Sea Level Rise and IPCC

Antarctic sea ice at record levels

Antarctic Melting Reports Omit Key Facts

West Antarctic Ice Sheet: NAAWEDASA gives its most deluded scare story ever

‘Unstoppable Collapse’ of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is NOT Happening!

Dr. Fred Goldberg: Arctic Ice Cover – Past, Present, and Future

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

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

April 1, 2013

March 11, 2013,

February 18, 2013

January 21, 2013


One Comment for “AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 27, 2014”

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