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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 28, 2013

By -- October 28, 2013

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of more than 10,000 individuals and organizations interested in improving government 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 an exceptional collection of helpful 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:

American Renewable Energy — a National Kamikaze Mission?

Utility CEOs Call for End to Subsidies for Wind, Solar Power

Assessing the Cost of Wind Energy   (Which was then followed up by this MR article, with good comments.)

Wind Power Costs in U.S. Are Six Times Higher Than Claimed

What Does it Really Cost Utility Customers to Subsidize Renewables?

European Economic Stability Threatened By Renewable Energy Subsidies

Rush to deploy clean energy tech is costly recipe for failure

Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus

Electricity Demand, GDP, and Energy Policy

Green Energy Swan Turning into Ugly Duckling

How to lose half a trillion dollars

Is our green energy dream falling apart?

UK PM: “We need to roll back some of the green regulations and charges

Green Pickpockets

Ontario Citizens on the hook for a wasted Billion±

Ontario Sacks Large-Scale Wind

A Classic: False claim of “homes served” by wind energy

Turbine Health Matters:

Major GMA report on Wind Turbine Syndrome

Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

University of Waterloo Health Study results

Citizens win round one legal victory

Citizens petition Massachusetts Health Agency for support

A citizen’s complaints about a nearby wind project

Wind project is dismantled

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Why isn’t the wind industry subject to the Eagle Protection Act?

Wind turbines: Birds at risk from growing wind power in Indiana

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Dismantling the West’s Energy-Climate Paradigm

Intermittency of UK Wind Power Generation

Follow the Money — Constitutional Barriers to Renewable Energy in the US

A former wind energy professional criticizes wind energy developers

Will Cooling Temperature Take The Wind Out Of Failed Energy Policies?


Forty Years After OPEC Embargo, U.S. Is Energy Giant

OPEC and our energy sustainability

Fallacious claims prop up ethanol

API files suit against EPA’s unrealistic 2013 ethanol requirements

Koch Brother Wages 12-Year Fight Over Cape Wind

Hitting the right notes, but singing the wrong song

Major steps forward for renewable Ocean Thermal Energy

A Classic: The Myth of Renewable Energy

NYS Wind Project Cancelled

Using ‘Sue and Settle’ to Thwart Oil and Gas Drillers

Why Electric Vehicles Have Stalled

Some US Fracking History

As Anti-Fracking Attitudes Evolve, What Will Industry Do?

You shouldn’t fear fracking — here’s why

I had an extensive interview on It’s Rainmaking Time

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

ScienceDirect Study Disputes Accuracy of IPCC Models

The climate alarmists have lost the debate

IPCC violated 72 of 89 relevant scientific forecasting principles

Does Global Warming Science Matter?

Climate Alarmists Seek Shelter From Public Storm

Scientists like to think of science as self-correcting — it is not

Cold spell near? Geologist digs deeper on climate change

Surprising insights about Global Warming and Renewable Energy from a Congressional candidate — who happens to be a MIT physicist

Socialist Science in the Climate Science Neighborhood

Why climate change is good for the world

The Positive Externalities of Carbon Dioxide

Antarctic Ice reaches a record high — contrary to IPCC models

The Science Fiction of IPCC Climate Models

Bill McKibben and Do The Math

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.

Prior issues of the AWED newsletter at MR:

October 7, 2013

September 16, 2013

August 26, 2013

August 5, 2013

July 15, 2013

June 24, 2013

June 3, 2013

May 15, 2013

April 23, 2013

April 1, 2013

March 11, 2013,

February 18, 2013

January 21, 2013


  1. Jim Fitzgibbons  

    Thanks, John. All of the work that you do is greatly appreciated. Particularly putting together your monthly collection of articles.


  2. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – October 28th 2013…

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ This is the latest newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: American Renewable Energy — a National Kamikaze Mission? Utility CEOs Call for End to Subsidies for Wind, Solar Power Assessing the Cost of Wind Energy   (Which w…


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