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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: February 17, 2020

By -- February 17, 2020

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy, environmental and education policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every two± weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Deceptive Economic Rhetoric At Davos Could Bring Disaster
Central banks change global monetary policy to embrace “climate change”
Attack of the green carbon counters as business world reduced to tallying emissions
The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American Energy
Trump’s Environmental Review Reforms Vital for U.S. Economy
Plymouth (MA) Board of Health Declares Turbines a Nuisance
Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills
Waste Problems for Wind and Solar
Fungi that eats radiation found inside Chernobyl nuclear reactor
Raising the Next Generation of Nuclear: A Road Map for Deployment
Renewable Energy Fairy Tales
US Green Agenda: Nationalize Energy
Europe’s Green Deal: Same Hysteria, Same Destruction
DIRE WARNING: The EU’s new Taxonomy Regulation
Green Deal Law To Make EU’s ‘Tectonic’ Energy Shift Irreversible
Here’s How to Get Out of the Trap Humans Have Put Themselves In
Harsh medicine to fix America’s universities
How the Left is Trying to Kill America
About the slow-mo revolution by the Left
Archive: On Destroying America
Archive: The Civil War is Here
A Climate Blacklist That Works to Make Skeptics Unhirable
The Left’s Doomsday Stories
Climate Not About Controlling The Weather, It’s About Controlling You!
Climate doomsayers keep putting sell-by dates on their credibility
Excellent Short Video: Real Climate Science
Superior short video: Hide The Decline
Thesis: Climate Change and Marxism
Extinction Rebellion Cofounder Wants To ‘Sabotage’ Civilization
The Left’s Solution to Climate Change: Human Extinction
Foundational Principles of Biblical Earth Stewardship

Greed Energy Economics:
Deceptive Economic Rhetoric At Davos Could Bring Disaster
Central banks change global monetary policy to embrace “climate change”
Attack of the green carbon counters as business world reduced to tallying emissions
The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American Energy
Trump’s Environmental Review Reforms Vital for U.S. Economy
Renewable Power Theatre of the Absurd
Wind Energy Feeding at the Government Subsidy Trough for 28 Years!
Wind Giants in Germany Are Not So Keen on Market Rates After All
German Electricity Prices Skyrocket To Record Highs
Falmouth Taxpayers Hit Hard On Renewable Energy Projects
Electricity Rates by US State
A cautionary tale of a ‘green’ energy deal gone badly wrong

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
Plymouth (MA) Board of Health Declares Turbines a Nuisance
Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills
Waste Problems for Wind and Solar
Wind Turbines Killing Millions of America’s Bats: Endangered Species Under Threat
Federal Government Moves to Relax Rules Against Killing Birds?
Anglers oppose Lake Erie wind turbine project
Hawaii’s Push For Renewable Energy Could Stall Over Public Opposition
Whales Deafened By Offshore Wind Turbine Noise Die Stranded Onshore

Solar Energy:
Much-touted Crescent Dunes solar plant goes bust
Major contractor dramatically quits Australian solar sector

Nuclear Energy:
Fungi that eats radiation found inside Chernobyl nuclear reactor
Raising the Next Generation of Nuclear: A Road Map for Deployment
Bringing SMRs to the Pacific Northwest
New US DOE Nuclear Project funding
Archive: Stop Letting Ridiculous Fears Of Nuclear Power Kill The Planet

Natural Gas Energy:
Gas Switching Reforming: making Hydrogen to balance variable Wind, Solar
New Mexico Gov credits gas (and oil) as main driver for state’s budget surplus
Fake News Is Endemic In Environmentalism
CO2, The Big Picture No One on the Fractivist Fringe Can Apparently See

Miscellaneous Energy News:
Renewable Energy Fairy Tales
US Green Agenda: Nationalize Energy
Europe’s Green Deal: Same Hysteria, Same Destruction
DIRE WARNING: The EU’s new Taxonomy Regulation
Green Deal Law To Make EU’s ‘Tectonic’ Energy Shift Irreversible
Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants
U.S. coal plants pinched between economic pressures and inefficient cycling
Alternative Energy Can’t Replace Hydrocarbons
Short video: RGGI Reality
Onshore wind low hanging fruit has already been picked
800± foot high Industrial Wind Turbine Proposed for Illinois
Electric Power Rankings for States (multiple, detailed charts)
Three reasons American energy dominance benefits US citizens
Plug-in hybrid cars emit THREE TIMES more CO2 than official figures suggest
Calculating FERC’s One-Mile Rule for Renewable Projects Seeking QF Status

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
A Climate Blacklist That Works to Make Skeptics Unhirable
The Left’s Doomsday Stories
Climate Not About Controlling The Weather, It’s About Controlling You!
Climate doomsayers keep putting sell-by dates on their credibility
“Ethically misguided and downright dangerous” NOT to Censor Climate Deniers
A Challenge to Evangelical Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe
Study: Economic Impact of Energy Consumption Change Caused by Global Warming
Luke-warming: The climate campaign’s cottage industry
Stop using inadequate climate models for policy making
Australian Senator Challenges Climate Fraudster Michael Mann!
Not for Thee, But for Me: The Twin Life of Climate Hypocrites
Models reconsidered: There is no climate emergency
Fact Check: Is climate change really causing more severe weather?

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
Excellent Short Video: Real Climate Science
Superior short video: Hide The Decline
Thesis: Climate Change and Marxism
Extinction Rebellion Cofounder Wants To ‘Sabotage’ Civilization
The Left’s Solution to Climate Change: Human Extinction
Foundational Principles of Biblical Earth Stewardship
An autopsy of the climate policy debate’s corpse
Fight climate extremists before they upend society
440 scientific papers last year disputed climate alarmism
Saturation is the Demise of Global Warming CO2 Fakery
Climate Bills Supported by Some House Republicans are Bad Policy
Americans Just Don’t Believe in the ‘Climate Change’ Fairy
Unlike in Europe, the US approach to climate change is actually working
Global Warming in a Few Charts
Video: Climate Change, World Order & the Rockefeller Dynasty
An excellent collection of short videos: Climate Discussion Nexus
Archive video: Debate between four Climate Experts
Peter Laux’s Statutory Declaration for $10K Climate Challenge
Are Droughts Getting Worse Globally?
Poll Results: Climate Is Always Low Priority
‘Mini Ice Age’ warnings for next 30 years with -50C temperatures in coldest areas
Scientists Divided Over Impact Of Solar Minimum On Global Temperatures
Climate Change Science Gains Nothing from Anecdotes
Con Ed’s Annual Report on CO2, CH4 (Methane) and SF6
Scientists: Oxygen & Nitrogen ‘Radiatively Important’ Greenhouse Gases
Exposing Climate Alarmist Michael Mann’s Criminal Record
Guess Who’s Leading The World In CO2 Emission Reduction?
Patrick Moore was banned from speaking about this alternative CO2 point of view
Video: Interview with Dr. Patrick Moore: de-platforming, climate change

Education Related:
Here’s How to Get Out of the Trap Humans Have Put Themselves In
Harsh medicine to fix America’s universities
Christian Colleges Are Worth the Investment
The Myth of the Entrepreneurial University
Rising CO2 levels may hinder cognitive function

US Politics and Related:
How the Left is Trying to Kill America
About the slow-mo revolution by the Left
Archive: On Destroying America
Archive: The Civil War is Here
Officials warn of growing Chinese threats
President Trump’s State of the Union Address (written)
Short video: The Market Will Set You Free
Short video: Immigration in the US
Short video: The New Way Forward Act
Brussels Tells UK: Report To Us On Climate Change Or Forget Brexit Trade Deal
Short video: Rona Barrett Interview 36 yrs. ago with Donald Trump

Science and Miscellaneous Matters:
Archive: Is Ideology Becoming America’s Official Religion?
Coronavirus Death Smog: Is China Burning Thousands of Infected Bodies?
John Hopkins Tracking Information for Worldwide Coronavirus
Chinese: Happy Subjects No More
The Urgent Need for a United States Space Force
Report: Russian satellites tailing advanced US spy satellite
Archive: Sustainable Development — The Evil Facing America
Short Video: What is really happening in Sweden, Greta?
Africa locust invasion may become ‘most devastating plague’ in living memory

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