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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 29, 2014

By -- September 29, 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 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.


Greed Energy Economics:

The High Cost of Renewables

The societal cost of coal wildly exaggerated

‘Clean Fuels’ program is simply a hidden tax on fossil fuels

Analysis: Solar & wind power costs are huge compared to natural gas

US Senate Testimony: Reforming America’s Energy Tax Code (Nickles & Kreutzer)

Texas Power Challenge: Getting the most from Texas energy dollars

Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage

Seeking a rate design that recovers costs fairly from rooftop solar customers

Danish Wind Project Successfully Sued for Spoiling the View

House bill would extend wind, other alternative energy tax breaks

The Big and Booming Business of Keeping Wind Turbines Spinning

Has NYS revived and repacked the Production Tax Credit?

Since 2002 our electricity market has risen 46 per cent above inflationUS DOE: $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

Sierra Club and Sierra Club Foundation Accused of Tax Law Violations

State delves into issue of wind farm site decommissioning; sets big precedent

It’s the Poor Who Suffer Most from the Great Wind Power Fraud


Turbine Health Matters:

Turbines Monitored by Unbiased Sound Experts Prove Noise is Intolerable!

Wind Turbine Noise: A “Psychopath’s Symphony”

$6.7 million settlement in crop duster’s death due to wind met tower

Residents say wind turbines cause heartache

We are Victims of Industrial Wind


Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Google Kills Birds

Koalas Killed For Wind Project

Global warming and extinct species: three case studies

A Government-subsidized Desert Death Ray


Miscellaneous Energy News:

Researcher: Wind Industry Riddled with ‘Absolute Corruption’

Archive: Limitations of ‘Renewable’ Energy

Future Energy Needs and Engineering Reality

Make Energy the Number One Issue in 2014 Election

2014 HV McKay Lecture by Robert Bryce: More Energy Please!

EPA’s McCarthy: New CO2 Restrictions Not About Climate

Alan Carlin Explains How Politics Infiltrated EPA

How to Comment on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

Rare-Earth-Elements (REE) Briefing to IAEA, United Nations

Whirlwind, the movie (a community discussion)

Study about Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

Pro-fossil fuel advocate roughed up by climate change activists

US Court Decision a Loss for Wind

Allegany (NY) wind project officially dead

Flagship German Wind Project Humiliated by Technical Faults

Wind Turbines but no Power

Green Germany Set To Miss 2022 Climate Targets As Coal Use Increases

Green energy mandates have achieved the opposite of their intent

New Hydroelectric Plant to Be Built for New York

NY’s reliability could be in trouble starting in 2019 — state grid operator

Scotland Island — a model for a sustainable energy future

Big Wind is no longer part of the discussion about Hawaii’s energy future

More coal power plants to close than expected

NC Moving Towards Good Fracking Rules

What really drives anti-fracking zealots?


Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Climate Science Is Not Settled

Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda

Dr. Happer: Why has there been no global warming for the past decade?

Under Pressure, Australian Met Office Confirms Data Manipulation

Tide Gauges or Satellite SLR Measurements: Which is Right?

New Research Finds Earth Even Less Sensitive To CO2 Than Thought

PNAS paper: CO2 emissions not the cause of U.S. West Coast warming

The Half Life of CO2 in Earth’s Atmosphere

Why is the UN denying IPCC climate science?

The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus

Climate Scientists Recognized for Courage and More

Boycotting the U.N. climate summit

The U.N.’s Climate-Summit Charade

Imagine there’s a climate conference, but no one goes?

The dirty little secret about global warming you should know

People’s Climate March: The Face of True Belief

Protect the Poor: Ten Reasons to Oppose Harmful Climate Change Policies

Emails reveal ‘collusion’ with green activist groups over EPA climate agenda

Michael Loftus Flipside video on Global Warming

Paper could explain why Mann had to “hide the decline” & relationship of solar activity to tree growth

White House using global warming as a tool against capitalism?

Antarctic sea ice reaches record high

Vanishing evidence for climate change

A video tribute to scientist Dr. Elizabeth Whelan (1943-2014)

EU Dismantles Climate Commission Amid Economic Struggles

Satellite data differs from actual measurements

Virginia Sea Level


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, pleaseemailme.

Thank you for your support.


Previous AWED updates


September 8, 2014

August 18, 2014

July 28, 2014

July 7, 2014

June 16, 2014

May 27, 2014

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

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July 15, 2013

June 24, 2013

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One Comment for “AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 29, 2014

  1. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – September 29th 2014

    By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: The High Cost of Renewables The societal cost of coal wildly exaggerated ‘Clean Fuels’ program is simply a hidden tax on fossil fuels Analysis: Sola…