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 very much appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.
Matt Ridley on How Fossil Fuels are Greening the Planet.
There is a good effort here to collect the names of all the “anti-wind” groups in the world. Over 700 have been identified. Please look this list over. If you see any in your area that are missing, please email Lori with that info.
I moved my RPS summary page to a new location.
California’s Coming Greenouts (due to their RPS).
Maine’s Governor warn’s citizens about RPS impacts.
Greed energy economics:
Turbine health matters:
Turbine wildlife matters:
Hiding the Slaughter (regarding turbine bird kills)
A possibly far reaching lawsuit: a few pro-wind NYS citizens have sued two local bloggers who were allegedly “anti-wind” for defamation of their character, etc.
Manmade global warming articles:
Sustainability: Never Waste a Good Cliché.
Other articles of general interest:
Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street. The financial meltdown inside story.
Renewable Fuel Standard (e.g. Ethanol)
Our proposed national energy slogan is “All of the Sensible” (in contrast to the absurd “All of the Above”). 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.
Other AWED newsletters at MasterResource: